The seminar and master class were organized by arm wrestling enthusiasts Adam Kaczor and Paul Maiden for members of the "Torture" arm wrestling club at the "GYM 28" in Leigh, near Manchester.
More than 20 people from different parts of the UK (London, Manchester, Essex, Wales and even Ireland) came to listen to the champion, to stand with him at the table and ask questions.
Here's what Rustam himself told us on the phone:
I think that the seminar was successful, all the guys are happy, they say they learned a lot. I’m also very happy about the seminar and the time I spent with my new friends. The fact is that now the arm-wrestling in the UK gets a second wind. Until recently, it stagnated, one might say, slowly faded. Why this happened is another story, but today I saw with my own eyes that the guys really want to move forward and do not sit idly by.
In other words, now the British arm wrestling has a turning point and a lot of talented athletes who have trained and pulled in traditional old style today are hungry for new knowledge. At the seminar, I talked about the main points of the training process - warm-up, training, work on the table. I’ve got the guys acquainted with my own training system, which makes it possible to significantly improve the strength, technique and endurance.
Armwrestling is changing very fast today and you need to keep your hand on the pulse.
After the seminar, I answered the questions. The questions were mostly almost standard: which of the athletes is stronger, the training questions, somebody asked how I would deal with Tim Bresnan and so on.
Then, we worked at the table, identified mistakes, learned some difficult points. On September 8 they will have in-club competitions, it will be a classic tournament and those who attended my seminar will have the opportunity to prepare and test new knowledge in battle.
As I said, everyone was satisfied, special thanks to Adam and Paul for the excellent organization and atmosphere.
I wish everyone good luck and success in training and competitions!