Koch featured on TV:
- CBC Dragons Den
- The Shopping Channel
- Urban Rush - Studio 4
- The Master Moves Infomercial.
in Canada as a computer professional with a stressful, time-restricted
schedule, Oswaldo began to seek alternative ways of exercising.
It took him over one decade to develop and refine the Master
Moves Training System
Seen On TV...
suffering a nearly fatal mountain biking accident.
You've fractured your neck and after enduring
a painful head brace and without exercising
for 1 year, you develop an amazing fitness condition
- a beautiful, flexible, fast and strong body
in just 3 months of training. Oswaldo Koch of
Vancouver has done just that. He became an expert
in core muscle development while healing a painful
back injury that put him at risk of becoming
is an industrial engineer, fitness trainer,
inventor, MBA, IT expert. For 25 years, Oswaldo
has focused his entire agenda around fitness
programs for helping people create lush lives
of health and optimal fitness.
During his studies in the naval academy of Peru,
he learned the art of proper nutrition and a
great variety of fitness disciplines including
boxing, gymnastics, self-defense, sailing, swimming,
and diving. Later, Oswaldo trained in martial
arts, free diving, dancing, yoga, tennis and
the age of 49, Oswaldo feels healthier
and stronger than ever before. The
experience of the accident and painful
recovery helped him to understand
and incorporate two new and key
elements in his Master Moves practice
- relaxation and respect. Since
then, Master Moves has evolved into
one of the most complete fitness
training systems in the world.
Koch is founder and president of OK Initiatives,
Inc., a specialized management information
systems firm focused on team-development and
organizational health. Oswaldo Koch speaks
primarily to any organization looking to achieve
high productivity. He is an expert in showing
organizations how to get more from their employees
and information systems.
upon over twenty years of corporate experience
in both high-tech, manufacturing and human resources,
His client list includes some of the largest corporations
in the private sector, major trade and professional
associations, small business, government, and
not-for-profit organizations. His presentations
are thought provoking. His advice to his audience
is practical. He speaks with passion. And his
message is clear:
of us live in a society where elevators, escalators,
and automobiles have rendered muscles, once firm
and strong from running and climbing, weak and
flaccid. Our minds have also become dulled from
lack of use as we allow computers to do more and
more of the work for us. Our bodies weaken from
food that is too rich and a physical life that
is too soft. Our society, our economy, our lifestyle
is geared to the instant and disposable. We have
turned into a materialistic society, with no respect
for our planet. My intention is to make this presentation
the clearest and most inspiring information to
help you address most of these challenges".
well as keynoting, Oswaldo offers in-house management
development programs and facilitates team building
and planning sessions. Since 2001 he has been
introducing "cutting edge" skills and
- overcoming obstacles
- transforming people into leaders
- fostering superior team performance
- achieving optimal fitness
Winning At News Teams (Team Building)
- Becoming A Master Leader (Leadership)
- Vision Boards (Creativity)
- Becoming A Master Manager (Management)
- The Science of Persuasion (Communication)
- Internet Marketing (Business)
- Wining At New Products (Strategies)
was inspirational, touched everyone in the room. He was articulate,
charming, warm, inviting, and totally wonderful. The feedback
was terrific - we could not have done better!!!!
audience was completely captivated and deeply touched by Oswaldo's
speech. One of my favorites parts was when Oswaldo explained
the fundamental moves for dancing with beauty and sensuality.
- YMCA Connections
was excited with the content of his presentation. We were
delighted to hear such a dynamic and professional presentation
which was based on a sound understanding of marketing.
- BC Inventors Association
Koch writes primarily about fitness and prosperity -- the
science of success. He sees every person as a tremendous,
still-untapped leverage point for increasing creativity and
productivity and he is an expert in showing them how to unleash
the power of the mind and body.
of Oswaldos published books are:
- The Core Challenge
- Your New Body is Here
- Vision Boards
- Relax and Grow Smart
- Basic Principles
Birth and Evolutiong of Master Moves
a life-threatening bike accident in 1998, Oswaldo Koch developed
Mastermoves as a method of healing and gently strengthening
his body. In a conversation with writer Christopher Pollon in
August 2003, Oswaldo described how the Mastermoves system evolved
from personal therapy to an international training phenomenon.
IN 1998, YOU HAD A
SERIOUS ACCIDENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE. WHAT HAPPENED?
I had gone mountain biking one afternoon near Victoria BC. At
one point I was barreling down a steep hill, high on adrenaline
and completely oblivious to danger. I hit a bump and was thrown
from the bike, landing right on my head. When I recovered consciousness
a minute or two later, I felt a blinding pain in my neck, as
if my spine had been pierced by a sharp piece of metal.
CLOSE DID YOU COME TO BEING PARALYZED?
Very close. The next day I was put into a very painful
head brace. The doctors decided against surgery
because they weren't sure what was damaged internally,
so it was left for time and nature to heal.
FORM DID YOUR REHABILITATION TAKE?
The brace was removed after about six months, so
it took me about a year before I could really begin
my training. During that time, my body and muscles
had atrophied from inactivity. In addition to physiotherapy,
the doctors suggested I start some gradual weight
training. I decided not to follow their advice,
because they gave me all sorts of precautions and
I really felt like I was limiting myself and my
YOU CONSCIOUS THAT YOU WERE FORMULATING YOUR OWN
TRAINING SYSTEM RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING?
Not at first. But I realized how my previous training
regimen had been physically damaging, so I was determined
to come up with a better method to enable my body
to heal and become stronger.
on, I did a lot of reading, focusing on many different
types of training -- yoga, tai chi, chi kung, Latin
dancing and Aikido. For example, I was interested
in applying the principles I had learned during
my four years studying the Japanese art Aikido -
such as the importance of being gentle with your
body, and of the importance of being in physical,
mental and spiritual harmony with nature.
MASTERMOVES EVOLVED INTO TODAY?
is a fitness practice that can develop and strengthen
the body in a completely gentle way. It encompasses
total health - including mental and spiritual well-being
as well as physical fitness.
system eliminates the barriers to developing our bodies to
their full potential. It helps us change bad habits involving
our body posture, the quality and quantity of food we eat,
our mental well-being, and how we move and walk.
train 15 minutes each morning and 15 later in the day, gradually
developing improved muscular symmetry, coordination and speed
- all the conditions required for your body to perform optimally,
no matter what kind of physical activity you do. To get results,
you do not have to submit to a regime of tortuous forced reps
or injury-inducing high intensity workouts.
DOES A BEGINNER START MASTERMOVES?
It begins with two weeks of general conditioning
exercises, two times a day. This will provide the
foundation. All of these initial exercises are done
on the floor, focusing on improving the posture.
The only exception are the standing exercises needed
to develop and expand the range of motion in the
hips. This type of movement and flexibility is underdeveloped
in most people who are starting Mastermoves.
So, once the two weeks of conditioning are done,
you can chose a specific program based on your fitness
goals. There are different Mastermoves workouts
for developing flexibility, strengthening, and endurance.
If you just want to have a total workout and stress
general fitness, you can do that without specializing.
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