Report from The Coach's Corner
Funking Dojo, "View From the Rising Sun" Nightmares
Special Talent Report
In the NFL or NBA competition is the game. The players, their coaches, the owners and fans are proud of the work of, skilled and Tough to the Bone Men who are willing to sacrifice their body and soul for the team and the Franchise. The training program that I designed 27 years ago for All Japan Pro-Wrestling was also used by me in the Amarillo, Texas Territory to train the Major Stars of the 70's- 80's-90's. My concept for training follows the same team spirit as the Tough Men of the NFL or NBA. And in our case of Sports Entertainment, we can train the toughest and most cosmetically appealing young athletes to the highest standard of Team spirit and company support. Also, I understand not to take ourselves to serious and to enjoy life. The young men willing to apply themselves to hard work - team spirit - and are willing to work with marketing to enhance company profits, we faithfully submit to you. Please see our men for the Tough Guys, "However young and beautiful they are." Our Team Motto "Do Your Best." / "Has lo mejor que puedas" / "Ganbate Kudasai."
Don't Quit, A message from Kurt
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
I promised myself two things:
1. I'd train harder than ever in the two years leading up to the Olympics.
2. I wouldn't be afraid of failure or losing.
That was all that mattered to me. No more pressure. Just give my best!
I was, living my dream, wrestling for the Gold in the 1996 Olympic Games! The outcome of that final match still had to be addressed. I confidently ran out to wrestle for my place in history next to other Olympic greats.
It was intense, more intense than anything I had ever imagined. In the end, my hand was raised and victory was mine! I did it! And guess what? That's right, the emotional floodgates opened up and I cried!
I stood on the podium and received my Gold Medal, our country's national anthem providing the backdrop for my lifelong dream come true. I remember thinking that it was all worth it, that the hours of training, the sacrifices that I had made, in essence, everything I did to attain that moment would've been worth repeating all over again.
But guess what? Even if I hadn't won, it would've still been worth it. Because as I stood there proud, I looked at my family and saw in their eyes overwhelming love and sense of achievement for what I had accomplished, and said to myself, "They make life worth living." You see, with all due respect to former Green Bay Packers coaching great Vince Lombardi, winning isn't the only thing. It really isn't. It's whether you've given it your best shot. And not just during the match but in preparation for it, too. Did you train as hard as you could?
You'll find in life it's very much the same.
Don't worry about winning, just do your best and remember, don't quit! You, too, can have the time of your life!
His comment after the first training session, "Hey, Coach, this is a sport. It is hard work, and I love it."
Dory Funk Jr.
Coach of the WWF Funking Dojo
"Dory, Harley, I need to know if there is anything you want me to do for you in this match?" Harley Race growled, (Harley always growls. He is not mad, that is just the way he speaks words.) "You just call the match as you see it. If someone's shoulders are down, count. If someone calls it quits, stop the match. Leave the wrestling to us." It was 1972 in Oklahoma City, the match was Harley Race and myself wrestling for the NWA Word Championship. Jim Ross was the referee that night. He called it as he saw it and did one Hell of a good job. Now 26 years later, Jim Ross still calls it like it is and does one Hell of a good job..