For me the main purpose of the course is to be Fun to run, Fun to watch, and Fun to judge. Jan Egil Eide mentioned this phrase in his online course design lecture which I was attending back then and I fully agree with it. When I am preparing any course, my main idea is the flow, relevant speed, and opportunity to use various kinds of handling techniques. Challenging courses are my thing. I love to watch people stepping outside of their comfort zone and seeing their emotions and happy faces once they realize that even if they were stuck in "I can´t do it" mindset, they have overcome themselves and DID IT!
Already in the primary school were all my notebooks full of course sketches and sequences. So already when I was 20 years old I enrolled for judges training. I did three years of training, and after that, I became a national judge and judged competitions in Slovakia for the first seven years. Early in 2018, I was appointed as an international judge and one big adventure has started. Since then I’ve been traveling around the world and judging my beloved agility. The sport which is a big part of my life and heart.
I judged in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Estonia and Japan. So far ;) Every country so interesting and so beautiful at the same time. Sometimes I had a smaller intercultural misunderstanding, but somehow you should deal with it. A different part of the world, different manners. Same same, but different. And this is how I like it. Check my notes below if you want to know more about an experience from my agility on the road lifestyle.
The world is small, and the agility world is even smaller. Just hit the road and CU somewhere around. Till then you may find interesting my course building, which I added below. You can find courses that I built on the competitions as well as training courses from my seminars there. Enjoy your training wherever you are and do not be afraid to risk and to run on the edge. Enjoy, that you can. Somebody said that the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. And I totally agree. Anyway, let me know if you find something interesting, any course, or sequence, whatever. I would love to talk about it.
First judging in 2021. Most countries around the world cant hold competitions because of Corona situation. Madrid was that weekend one of very few places where agility folks can compete. We were really happy that we can! I traveled there from sunny Canary island and temperature around zero in the morning honestly surprised me. And then I get this super truper hood.
This competition was hold in Helsinki, in one of the biggest agility halls what I ever see. Two parkours, nice indoor temperature even though it was nearly November, great buffet and background for the competitors. Simply put Agility paradise. :)
To visit Viljandi in Estonia was really fairytale experience. I couldn´t take my eyes of the architecture there and just confirmed that Estonia is country which I would love to discover more! Lovely people and great familiar agility competition,,, can I ask more? :)
My very first judging in Estonia and visiting this lovely almost fairytale country in the north of Europe, remote just two hours by boat from Helsinki, where I use to live at that time. Tallinn, its beauty and atmosphere stole my heart already after first night what I spend there and I totally fell in love after agility competition and seminars in the next days where I met all cool Estonian agility folks. <3
Last competition where I was judging in 2019 took place in Zaragoza. David Molina organized cool familiar event just a few days before Christmas. By the way David is not a newcomer in organizing the competition as he organized AWC 2016 in Zaragoza, coincidentally the very first AWC where I was competing ever. <3
Almost directly from Japan I moved to Sevilla which is located in always sunny Andalusia. As I spent three beautifull summers in Andalusia, back then when I was university student, this south part of Spain and people living there are somehow super close to my heart. Always my pleasure to come back! By the way it is said that Seville is the most beautiful city in Spain and I can only confirm that.
Use this space to add more details about your site, a customer quote, or to talk about important news.Very first time when I was judging outside of Europe. My very first time in Japan, in country which is so different from all places where I was before. I use to travel a lot, but Japan is really something! Hard to describe how big cultural shock it was for me, an incredible experience. <3
A big competition in Santander, which took place in a luxurious horse complex with an excellent surface. It was one of my most emotional experiences. Emotions! Ou Yeah! Actually, as always, when I am judging in Spain. :)
My third Finnish judging experience and that time we went up north! Up north to the polar circle, Santa´s village, reindeer's paradise, and much more. Up north to Fairyland, to Rovaniemi.
Judging in Hungary, somewhere next to Budapest was another great agility experience. Open courses took place outdoor on the natural grass and exam courses took place indoor on the sand - textile surface. Such an interesting idea to switch surfaces. Same same but different.