28 July 2009

Pictures from Inaugural Ikei Performance Football Camp Big Island

Our Inaugural Ikei Performance Football Camp Big Island was filled with talent and Aloha. From the kids to the parents & the Kea’au High School Booster Club, the power of the Aloha Spirit ran immensely through all us. “Much Mahalo” (many special thanks) go out to Kea’au High School Athletic Director Iris McGuire, Ceci & Ty Kahooilihala and the rest of the Kea’au High School Booster Club, we couldn’t have done it without their kokua (help).

The 3-day overnight camp was held at Kea’au High School July 7-9, 2009. Ikei Performance Camp coaches included former and current NFL Players: Aaron Francisco, Seth Joyner, Vaka Manupuna, Tala Esera, Timmy Chang and JD Runnels. The first two days of the camp started at 9 o’clock in the morning and ended at 8 o’clock in the evening with the final day ending at 4 o’clock. Campers were introduced to proper Olympic Weightlifting Technique, combine training preparation & technique, running mechanics, speed & agility drills, conditioning, football fundamentals, position specific drills, one-on-one drills, 7-on-7 game, proper nutrition & supplementation and college recruiting process.

The feed back from both parents & athletes were outstanding and we are already planning for next year’s camp. We hope that the information we shared with each athlete & their families will encourage them to strive for a higher level of excellence and look forward to seeing them play at the next level.

01 July 2009

Ikei Performance Athlete Charles Brewer Drafted to the Arizona Daimondbacks

Ikei Performance, Scottsdale’s exclusive sports performance and fitness training center is the destination of choice for many A-lists athletes when it comes to hard core sports conditioning and training. Athletes travel from all over the U.S. to work with the Ikei Sports Performance team, from professional athletes to NFL and MLB hopefuls. The Ikei team often has the privilege to see their dedicated athletes reach their dream of playing for a professional sports team. Today they are very proud to announce that Ikei athlete Charles Brewer has done just that. Brewer, a right handed pitcher, was recently drafted to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round.

Brewer, who was assigned to play Class A ball for the Missoula Osprey’s in Montana, pitched his first inning as a Class A division player over the weekend and did not disappoint. Brewer struck out all three batters with ease, a stellar start to this young athletes promising career. Brewer was a steady influence in the UCLA rotation during his career and posted an impressive 12-10 mark at the collegiate level.

“This is a dream come true for me. I’m very excited and proud that I was drafted to the Arizona Diamondbacks. I could not have made it this far without the unwavering support of my family, friends and coaches. Words cannot express my gratitude to Chad Ikei and his team. They pushed me to better every aspect of my game and helped me focus on the areas that I needed to work on. They were with me every step of the way,” Stated Charles Brewer.

Chad Ikei, Owner of Ikei Sports Performance had this to say about Charles and his dedication to training leading up to the draft , “Charles & his brother Chase came to Ikei Performance during their Christmas Break of 2008. While majority of their UCLA teammates and other young athletes take this time to relax and enjoy a nice vacation the Brewers were working out 5-6 days a week. Charles was very focused as he knew this was an important year for him heading into the draft. Our main focus was to improve his lower body and core strength to enhance is velocity on the mound. We also wanted to focus on his decelerators of his throwing arm to maximize his release point. We also put him on a nutritional & supplemental protocol that would enable him to put on the lean muscle mass necessary to handle throwing all the reps he needed during the season.”

His hard work and dedication has definitely paid off, as Charles is now officially playing at the professional level. According to the Ikei team, Charles didn’t waste any time getting back into the weight room. He was at the Ikei Sports Performance training center the day after being drafted, working hard to prepare for his MLB debut.

Chad Ikei had this to add, “We are very proud of Charles and thrilled that he was drafted to the Diamondbacks. It’s times like these, when I see the discipline, accountability and desire from a young athlete that makes me smile and say to myself, I have the best job in the world!”

For more information on Ikei Sports Performance, please call (480) 657-6937 or visit Ikei Sports Performance online at www.ikeiperformance.com.

About Ikei Performance
Ikei Performance is an exclusive sports & fitness training center that trains numerous professional, college and high school athletes as well as serious fitness enthusiasts. The private 9,300 square foot facility has an indoor field turf area, outdoor 3-lane 70 yard turf track, strength training area including Olympic lifting platforms and medical offices. Under the direction of 5-time National Weightlifting Champion and World Record Holder, Chad Ikei, the Ikei Performance team has proven time and time again to produce fast and effective results. Personal Training, Sports Performance Programs, Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic care, Active Release Technique, massage therapy and the Ikei Performance Nutritional Center are available to interested fitness enthusiasts, junior athletes as well as professional athletes in training. Visit Ikei Performance on-line at www.ikeiperformance.com.