Who am I? Why are we here? My name is Ron Bader, co-owner and founder of Heroic Sport. In 2009 23. November, I fell down from scaffolding.
Broken back, hyper extended neck, multiple scull fractures, coma and a long recovery. I came from a very physical job and active lifestyle to one that was rather inactive. Needless to say a loss of muscle mass together with the list of permanent injuries made it almost impossible to sleep.
I needed a training program that would effectively pull my body apart, open up my rib cage and shoulders. Something to activate my brain and start building muscle. I chose Heroic Sport, a method that is at least 2500 years old and it's turned my life around.
It was 3 years ago Thierry Sanchez suggested I start club training. I started making, testing and developing Persian clubs. I have become an ambassador of the sport and feel now it's time for everyone to try Heroic Sport.
In 2009 I graduated with a strength training diploma with DIF, the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark. My primary interest was kettlebells and club swinging.
In 2010, I represented Denmark at the IGSF kettlebell world championships and won both a gold and silver medal. I established the Danish Kettlebell Sport organization in 2012 and was also vice president for the International Kettlebell Marathon Federation for 3 years.
I am mostly self taught with Indian clubs, although I have had feedback from skilled people such as Mike Simpson and Paul Wolkowinski. Practicing complex skills is something that has always appealed to me, and I love the meditative effect of my practice with Indian clubs.
The information in our tutorials is based on my many years's teaching experience, where I have taught how to swing Indian clubs to both everyday people and athletes at my local club, workshops and evening schools.
I truly believe that many people can benefit from this ancient and nearly forgotten art. This is the reason why I decided to be part of Heroic Sport. We can reach people and give them access to affordable clubs and qualified instruction.
For as long as I can remember I have always had an interest in photography and filmmaking. My father had his own dark room and a huge collection of different film cameras. I’ve always been impressed with the stories a picture is able to tell.
In 2007 I quit my job as a carpenter and started as a runner on a lot of Super16 films in Copenhagen. Shorlty after I got a job in two of Denmarks largest film companies, Zentropa and Nordic Film. In 2010 I started film & photography school in Copenhagen to enhance upon and expand my knowledge of the art of filmmaking. In 2011 I started my own film company, Blue Donkey Production.
Along with operating this successful production company, I am also part owner of the advertising agency Leftfield located in southern Denmark.
I have found a new passion while getting involved in Heroic Sport, where I’m working with the visually identity and storytelling. I’m happy that I’m now a part of the Heroic Sport family.