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  • ​I heard an interview about you and I am excited about your approach to life. I have a son 8 years old, he does judo, boy scouts, but he had to leave school because of bullying - he was a victim. I would like for her to meet a man like you and get important information that would support his self-confidence, courage, positive approach to life... simply "a piece of you". My son is delighted with you, we are studying your professional life in the media and you are a strong motivation and inspiration for us. Yesterday, the son perhaps defended himself for the first time, he used judo, and the boy, who was a head taller, could barely breathe. My son asks me a lot about you and just your existence and being aware of you moves us forward every day... Tereza M.
     

  • Independent oil service company NEW OIL GENERATION Czech Republic hereby confirms that company IAODG, Ltd. has provided us with a complex program of crisis training, defense and survival courses, and special security services and support for both our individual employees and technical teams before and during our oil service operations abroad. All the services provided by our contractor IAODG, Ltd. have been conducted on the highest quality level and have been crucial for the security of our staff working in crisis areas abroad. Company IAODG, Ltd. and its CEO, Mr. Stanislav Gazdik, have our full recommendations. Jakub Hodinar CEO
     

  • Hello, dear Mr. Gazdik, your book - 15 years in the legion caught my eye in the library. He took her and entered her. I had a friend who served in the legion and with whom I practiced karate for many years. I am by no means militant, but I perceive the army positively. I mean the one that is trained to defend, but at the moment of the greatest need for defense, it can also attack. Sports, spending time in nature, love for the country, all of these are somehow connected to the army. That's why I reached for your book. I was curious. I read the book in one breath and thank you for sharing your 15 years of experience. It was clear from the first moment that you know what you want. And when this cannot be achieved at home, you go out into the world. You are not afraid. And you showed the world that the Czech Republic not only adapts, but can also set a course. He can be the first, the best and be a role model. What I appreciate most about the book is your approach, your interest. Even if you write about yourself and highlight some achievements, the text does not seem boastful. On the contrary, it describes your preoccupation, your responsible approach to the service. High commitment, responsibility...and always something on top. In the book, you mention that you were disappointed when you met the Czechs. I have the same feeling. Instead of being proud of our ancestors, confident of being a peaceful and resourceful nation, we envy, frown and try to find shortcuts. How to relieve yourself as much as possible, how to screw it up, cheat. There was absolutely no hint of such a thing in the book. A direct, straight and honestly honest approach. Beautifully! I want to thank you for this, because I believe that everyone who reads the book will get a dose of authenticity. He will receive a positive impulse in his life to strive for something, to be honest with himself and with others and not to whine. So that he is not preparing for the second place, but for the first. And that in an honest "fight" without falsification and retouching. Fights with life, with myself, with obstacles and pitfalls. Now and here, truly, without fear and with heart - just like you. I'm a proud Czech, but you can't just take from the past. Pride needs to be fed even now. I have great respect for anyone who does something honestly for themselves and others. You are one of them. Even if you did not perform the service directly "as if" for us in the Czech Army, you performed it not only for us, but also for other countries. You deserve thanks and recognition for that. You showed the self-confident French that even the Czech Republic can be like that. I am proud of you, Mr. Gazdik! Good luck at work and at home with the boys and I wish you all the best! Jaromír Ourada
     

  • I hated myself for half my life and it had its consequences in alcohol, drugs and self-destruction after a turnaround I'm learning to love and it's paying off 15 years without alcohol and other drugs 15 years happily married and at home with a beautiful wife and 6 children and all this a year after Stan Gazdik came back from CL and I started following him, I never told him, but thanks Stan for being Tomáš Szwajnoch.
     

  • It was extremely important for us that the Professional Self-Defense training was designed in such a way that it could be realistically used by men and women, also for all age categories. In particular, you ensured that our requirement was met 100%. Thank you, SSI 100% satisfaction
     

  • IAODG has trained 143 of our employees in a way that exactly corresponds to the nature of the security services we provide. Thank you, Čechymen 100% satisfaction
     

  • I've known Stan for many years. He is an exceptional martial artist and trainer. The specialized training he provides to law enforcement and military personnel is the best available. I cannot provide a higher recommendation. Stan is a tremendous asset to those he serves Matt Antkowiak United States Security Institute. Matt Antowiak
     

  • Stan is a self-motivated professional in everything he undertakes. Discipline and total commitment are paramount for him. Great martial arts specialist, Stan has also proven himself as a top level trainer for specialized military and law enforcement units like SWAT, BOR (Poland) and many others around the world. Started his own IAODG Company from nothing and manages to successfully provide quality training programs and grow in strength. If you ever need to train your teams in tactics and self-defense, he's the man you need! Sławomir Majchrzak Co-Founder & CEO at Specter International. Slawomir
     

  • Good day. Like everyone who has had the opportunity to view your site, I am fascinated. I hope that one day the time will come and I will be able to turn my dreams into reality and become a legionnaire. It is unbelievable what you have accomplished, I respect you as a person who has done so much, just by making it clear to everyone that nothing is impossible. Thank you. Ps: if it were possible and you would write me a short email, I would be really happy (I never even had the chance to talk to a legionnaire). Peter P.
     

  • Stan, thanks for what you have done for us young guys entering the legion. I served at the 2nd REI and everywhere I met people who only spoke of you in superlatives, and mainly thanks to you and your behavior, I must say that I was proud to be Czech and serve in the Foreign Legion. Dal, I want to thank you for the perfectly designed pages, it can be seen that everything you do, you do to the fullest. Allow me to wish you much success in your next, now civilian life. Sincerely, Pavel 2.REI
     

  • Salut vieux loup, Je viens par hasard de tomber sur ton site, c est tout simplement exellent. j'espere que tu te porte bien et que tout marche comme tu le desire, quand a moi je suis en Iraq depuis bientot deux ans, ca se passe pas trop mal malgre quelques embuscades tres serieuses ou j'ai perdu des camarades. A bientot d'avoir de tes nouvelles, si tu le desire j'ai quelques photos assez sympa. A plus d'avoir de tes nouvelles. Denis encien GCP
     

  • Só quero dizer que admiro o señor desde que eu abri essa página da web. commandos GCP é meu sonho, e ver um legionário que foi commandos por um bom tempo, e ter um curriculum estraordinário, só me faz querer mais essa proffesso!! Obrigado por fazer esse site na web, nos ajuda muito a entender a vida de um commandos GCP!! Big hug!!! Lucas Nunes Brazil
     

  • I didn't know what to expect, because at first glance Stano doesn't seem like a big strongman, but in this case, appearances are deceiving and we had the honor of working with a true professional. The training was great, it gave me a lot and I hope to meet Stan again soon on a similar course," Michaela Böhmová SSI Manager
     

  • Course Instructor FOR DEFENSE. New IAODG PRO DEFENSE instructors with Ministry of Education accreditation. A total of 6 students from the Czech Republic participated in the accreditation course - Pro Defense Instructor IAODG. The course took place in the area of ​​the former Vojtěchov hunting castle under the leadership of IAODG President Stanislav Gazdik. The teaching units took place in 6 weekend blocks under the leadership of the President of the IAODG and were aimed at the technical improvement of the instructor course students. At the same time, great emphasis was placed on the safety of students' health. Teaching pedagogy and andragogy was also an integral part of the course. One of the other learning blocks was the successful completion of the basic health science course, when students received a European certificate for completing the first aid course. Accommodation, food and training facilities were at a very high level. The students appreciated the professional approach and the quality of the practical and theoretical part of the teaching, as well as the modern and high-quality equipment of the gymnasium, which led to the efficiency of the students' technical skills. In conclusion, the students were very satisfied with the management and the overall course of the retraining course, which will help them in the future for personal and professional growth, and at the same time express their thanks to Stanislav Gazdik - President and founder of Pro Defense IAODG and look forward to further cooperation in the field of IAODG. Pavel Mlynek
     

  • Coach, congratulations for your site, du vrai travail de légionnaire: net et précis. Cyril Boldrini
     

  • Your site is very nice and I'm glad to finally read about CL from someone who has made such a career there. Thanks a lot Mark
     

  • IAODG is a European training center run by a former Legionnaire, Stan Gazdik. Stan provides great leadership in the training community and to his team. I have had the pleasure of building a relationship with him over the years. If you visit his region and are looking for a challenge, attend one of his training sessions. U.S. Security Institute
     

  • Apprecié pour ses qualités humaines et professionnels, tant pas ses chefs que par ses hommes, Stanislav a été un compagnon d’armes d’une très grande fiabilité quelles que soient les situations operationales et les difficulties rencontees. Maître de lui en toutes circonstances, loyal et integré, il est digne de la plus grande confiance. Xavier Lantaires Director of Facilities Management.
     

  • Stan: I was sad to receive your resignation as an ATC. Please know that you are always welcome at all ASP activities and training. In addition, if there is ever anything that we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You provided great service to the law enforcement officers that you trained. Thank you for your many years of service. The Board of Examiners will be sending you a formal letter of thanks. However, I wanted to extend my personal appreciation for all that you have done for ASP. Best personal wishes. Kevin Parsons chairman and CEO ASP.
     

  • Everyone, including me, liked the way you approach technology and how you think about it. Fast, efficient, effective. From a technical point of view, most of them understood the important importance of movement and body work. Many of us have tested on ourselves how far the boundary of contact and pain can go... for starters. We all also began to perceive other aspects differently, such as distance, access to legislation, etc... Everyone involved was also impressed by your personality and your personal experiences, which you gathered during the entire duration of your service. Michal Karásek, Koki Karate Dojo
     

  • I would like to thank you for the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the PRO DEFENSE system. Although I only completed one seminar, part of the camp and several trainings, I am happy for this experience and I must say that it is the best thing I have practiced in the field of self-defense. I am sorry that my work duties do not allow me to attend your trainings and gather experience and knowledge of your system. I hope that I will have the opportunity to continue in the PRO DEFENSE system in the future. Thank you Jaroslav Chobot
     

  • I had the opportunity to go alongside Gazdik during our career in the Foreign Legion. Highly qualified, serene professional and teacher, he showed human qualities recognized by his bosses as much as by his men. It is with pleasure and pride that I shall work again with a professional such as he is. Yannick KERLOGOT SECURITY ADVISER.
     

  • Hi Stan, Last Saturday I attended a seminar in Trnava, where, in addition to its content, I had the opportunity to get to know you and, in nature, also the IAODG system. My body hurts, I have clouds of bruises, but my enthusiasm does not fall! As I told you personally, I appreciate the way you managed to connect the issue of physical fitness with the basic values ​​that everyone should follow. I personally consider both to be fundamental. I would like to continue to master my physical fitness to a greater extent and thus be able to pass on the main principles to my family as well - especially to my children. I am very busy at work. I run a company with 500 employees, but I will still try to be in contact with IAODG as much as possible - whether in Slovakia, where I work, or in the Czech Republic, where I live. My reasons for starting to work on myself in general are many. From being disillusioned with the state of our society to being disappointed with current denim and the path Europe took years ago. But the strongest reason is the responsibility I feel towards my children and their future. As a father, I want to be an example to them, and at the same time, as a citizen, I want to wake up and maybe even a little influence the Czech sleepiness - sometimes even indifference. Thanks for everything you have managed to create at IAODG so far. I remain respectful and look forward to the next meeting. Michael
     

  • I admit that I was very curious about the book, so I borrowed it from the library. Without any exaggeration, I write that this is a book I wish to have in my library. I read it in one sitting. Very inspiring for me. And the looser way you wrote the book? Great! Your book came into my hands at the right moment. Willpower, courage, discipline, self-discipline, the desire to keep moving forward and grow internally. I would describe the whole page if I had to write down what I got from your story. I will definitely return to this book several times in my life. Thank you for being YOU and I could add another piece to the mosaic of the path I wish to follow. Plain and simple... i want to be a good guy I wish you that your learning is always carried out in the spirit that you feel internally. Good luck and success. Jirka Uchytil
     

  • IAODG CAMP in the premises of the Permon guesthouse located in the Lusatian Mountains. 14 adults and seven-year-old Philippe Gazdik took part in the camp. Camp's measurement was carried out in the spirit of preparing the civilian population for today's threats, such as crime and international terrorism. Regardless of age, we formed a strong team that supported each other and it must be said that even the youngest participant did not fall behind in any way, on the contrary, he was the strongest in some activities. From this we can conclude that everyone in our society has their place and it is necessary to use their potential. The main goal of this year's event was the development of versatility, which is necessary for survival in crisis situations. And so, in addition to self-defense training, activities that develop versatility were included in the program. Overcoming the fear of heights and increasing self-confidence was taken care of by abseiling, the ability to orientate in space was checked by the orienteering run. We tested our survival in difficult conditions by spending the night at the top of the ski slope, from where an accelerated transfer on scooters to the base camp followed. We also made ample use of the local pool, which was filled with water from a mountain spring at the beginning of the Camp, which was not exactly the warmest. In the water, we trained the ability to cope with the uncomfortable conditions of cold water, self-defense against an attack in the water, as well as escape from captivity when all limbs were tied. Milan
     

  • Everything hurts, but it was worth it. A super group came together, working together as a well-coordinated Team, which supported both the smallest and the heaviest. It was a great experience and a great honor to learn something from a professional like Stano! Thank you all. Pavel
     

  • As in the last two years, I went to Camp IAODG this year. The year flew by and the day of departure arrived. I pick up my partner, we load things and leave Prague for Chřibská in the north of Bohemia. We both remember our departure from the last camp like yesterday and look forward to what Stano has in store for us again. Not even two hours have passed and we are already parking in front of the guesthouse. We greet familiar and unfamiliar faces, receive basic information and check into the rooms. The first day is always the calm before the storm, and most participants retire to their room after dinner to try and recharge as much as possible. The next morning, physical stress tests awaited us. Push-ups, squats, sit-ups and squats in a time limit, for the greatest possible number of repetitions. This was followed by a morning training session, where beginners could get to know the basics of PRO DEFENSE and advanced players could hone in on the details of the technique. Lunch followed by afternoon training with a review of the basics and continuation of techniques. In the evening there was a lecture on insidious weapons. The next morning started with a run, followed by two training sessions focused on punches and kicks, and rock climbing in the evening. It was a new experience for most of the participants, some had to overcome their own fear, but in the end everyone appreciated the new experience. On Wednesday morning, another run through the fragrant forest, followed by pole fighting training. The afternoon activity was an orienteering, where I experienced first hand how difficult it is to find a site when you are moving outside your map. In the evening we were divided into two teams, Alpha and Bravo, we were instructed to pack things for survival in nature and after dark set off for a night move to a certain point. After four hours of night marching, it became clear that the target point was on top of a hill where the wind was blowing very strongly. Everyone put on all the clothes they had brought with them and the luckier ones even wrapped themselves in sleeping bags. The cold didn't even let someone sleep, and after three hours the alarm clock came. After dawn, we discovered that we were in close proximity to the rope center. We warmed up our frozen bodies with a run up the hill, a quick warm-up and a moment of kicking the ball, and we set off for the tree obstacles. Fatigue and lack of sleep were evident, but in the end we all overcame the rope obstacles. This was followed by a descent on scooters back to the guesthouse, ending with a hike that was challenging for already tired legs. Lunch, a moment of rest and Thursday continued with afternoon training in the natural pool. Techniques against strangulation and drowning in water interspersed with punches and kicks to the paws around the pool. The evening was followed by rest and sleep, welcomed by all. The last day of the camp traditionally begins with stress tests, where all participants surpass their Monday values. The fatigue of the whole body is noticeable, but a hardened mind forces the muscles to squeeze their maximum. This is followed by the final four-hour tactical training. Knives, telescopes, handcuffs, emergency blankets, disarmament and also liquidation strangulation technique with a piece of rope. Immediately after the training, we all put on pants, jackets, heavy boots and set out to complete the last task called "Prisoner Escape". We have the opportunity to experience what it's like to swim when your hands are tied behind your back and your feet are tied at the same time. Each of the participants was very happy for this experience as well. The camp ended with the distribution of diplomas and then everyone could start their journey home. I'm excited about the camp even for the third time and I can't wait for the next year. Peter
     

  • This year is already the third time I have participated in Campe IAODG. Since this one was focused on a specific topic, I expected it to be different from the previous ones. We started by arriving at the Permon Hotel. This was followed by a welcome and the completion of the mandatory formalities, where each participant received a T-shirt that Stano had prepared for this event, and we started like every time with a fitness test, which checked how it was. The next days we proceeded in a standard way, where I can appreciate the care of the instructors Milan and Lukáš in the techniques that Stano showed us this time the Camp was enriched with other activities that made me very happy, whether it was abseiling in the forest theater or overcoming obstacles with ropes in the treetops. I must not forget the great experience when we went down on scooters through the forest to the hotel. they also tried exercise in cold water, which in the end didn't seem so cold, we did defense techniques against drowning but we learned to swim with our hands and feet tied, I can say that I really liked this Camp and I'm already looking forward to the next one Stano is a person who knows what should we do to be ready to protect our homeland family and property I like to learn from him and I hope that I will meet him many more times at similar events. I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart and wish him much success with the IAODG team. Patrick Miko
     

  • I participated in the IAODG parkour. It was already the second program after CAMP. It was very challenging, but thanks to the team mentality of the whole team I managed everything. Stano didn't spare us, but kept pushing us forward, which helped me a lot to master both the 4 km run and almost 40 consecutive obstacles. It is true that in the second part I discovered the contents of my stomach and my blisters were torn to the point of blood, but I am grateful for that and I would like to thank the whole team for their psychological support, without which I would have had a hard time doing it. IAODG and Stano had everything prepared beyond measure and this whole Saturday adventure was in a wonderful setting and with great people. Although everything hurts and muscles I didn't even know existed, but it's a reward for me, I believe that I will finish the entire program and be ready, because now after CAMP and PARKUR I'm physically somewhere else and I've realized that my limit is different than the head dominated. Thanks to IAODG and Stan Gazdik for his program, and especially for letting me be a part of it all, and I'm already looking forward to August. Robert
     

  • Ing. Ondřej Knotek Councilor of the city of Mariánské Lázně. Stan, thank you on behalf of myself and the officers for the very beneficial training.
     

  • Os objetivos do seminário foram encazados em parte. A formação ministrada aos alunos da escola João de Meira, corre, conforme previsto e o resultado foi positivo. Os formandos perveiram a diferencia entre o significado do tema segurança e defesa pessoal. No amibito da seguranha staida sensibilados sobre questos relacionadas com pequenos cuidados observar no quotidiano, identificando situaciones de risco ou perigo e tiudem breves noções como lidar com elas. Realço, a necessita de lidar com groups, stress e reação perante adversidades. O público participou e demonstrou interesse no tema. Foi importante a participation do Philippe Gazdik pelo exemplo de capacidad e trabalho de desenvolvimento pessoal. The more I learn to learn and identify all aspects of security, the better I will be in response to the challenges, as well as in the ability to develop and deepen my future, making me autonomous and capable. No que diz respeito à parte de trabalho practico verificou-se a lackência e falta de coordinación motora e destreza física para os excerciones mais básicos. Lamentabelmente, o tempo e o número de alunos não permitto grande desenvolvimento da parte práctica, tendo parém, os participants manifestado grande interesse e volta em interagir. Ricardo Garcia
     

  • Thank you for the great teambuilding,... I have never experienced such a rush before,... I am glad that I was part of it even though I am a woman. Eva Ládi Arca Consulting
     

  • Hi Stan, I don't know if I can address you like that, but I'll try. I discovered your site today and I am thrilled. I am glad that the good Moravian blood has distinguished itself again. I am a police officer (I serve in the emergency order unit in Ostrava) and I have been interested in CL since I was a teenager, because it has always fascinated me and evoked something mystical and alluring in me. I would really like to know something interesting about you and CL. So if you don't mind if you ever want to lose a few lines, I'd be happy to. For now and good luck. John P.
     

  • Dear Mr. Gazdik, I participated in the IAODG training unit at KCVV and in this way I would like to share my experience and feelings with you. The PRO DEFENSE system impressed me in its extensiveness and complexity. From my experience with other systems, I find this one the most suitable and effective. I was particularly interested in the quick acquisition of techniques and practicality. The instructor's friendly and open way of communicating with students helps many, even the less proficient, not to be afraid to ask about their mistakes and ask him for correction. His training sessions are planned, structured and without hitches. His personality inspires natural respect in others. He himself respects each student and takes them as they are. My first training gave me a lot of feelings, mainly due to the fact that the instructor's approach is unusually friendly, compared to other instructors of self-defense and combat sports courses. The PRO DEFENSE system deserves more attention, and especially feedback from students. With regards and wishes a nice day. Gabriel V.
     

  • Hi Stan, greetings to you and everyone who is still at CAMP until tomorrow. I would like to express my huge thanks to you and the entire team once again for this unrepeatable and untransferable life experience. I will honestly practice according to the diary and write down the results, I hope that we will meet again at some great concentration and I wish everyone good health! Honza Lebed
     

  • Another wonderful week spent with super people who made a great team and surpassed themselves. Once again Pro Defense proved to be suitable for everyone without distinction and Stan Gazdik managed to squeeze the best out of them all. Great respect goes especially to the new participants who found inner strength in themselves, overcame themselves and reached the goal, even if at the beginning they thought they couldn't do it (they soon found out that they are not alone). Even the juniors didn't disappoint and kicked our asses in many ways (sometimes literally). The demonstration demonstrated what it means to pull together and how one miscreant can cause the rest of the team to literally sink as Tomáš made it to the boat while the rest ended up back in the water. The evening lectures containing topics from the Productive Defenders program and information shared at the training were also invaluable. Those who were not will not understand, those who were will know. I hope to meet together at another event before a year. And the rest of you, stop worrying, start believing and join us next time! Klára Fesslova
     

  • It's been a while since I wanted to attend one of the IAODG events. This year, all circumstances and my determination finally favored it. The moment I signed up for the camp, I was overcome with nervousness. It lasted until the day the camp was supposed to start. After all, I was expecting a demanding week among complete strangers. After arriving at the place and meeting the first participants of the camp, it was slowly becoming clear to me that it was going to be a blast. And I was not wrong. The perfect group of people came together. Some people showed really incredible performances and fighting spirit. All training sessions were prepared and conducted at a very high level. I have to say that as far as martial arts training goes, I have never experienced anything better. The training sessions and the evening lectures were full of very valuable information. This is how I imagine a job done professionally and with high quality. I'm really laughing. I am thankful for all the bruises and bruises. Thanks to Stan, the entire IAODG team and also everyone involved for a great experience and motivation for future trainings. I'm already looking forward to the next event. Tomáš Bula
     

  • Although this year's camp 2017 was already the fourth in a row for me, I really did not experience any stereotype or even boredom - quite the opposite. The camp program was again different from previous years, but still just as fun, and most importantly, it was once again intense and beneficial. This year I realized how important it is to train regularly and how beneficial it is to attend Stan's camp regularly - the techniques become more and more embedded in the motor memory and their correct execution becomes more and more clear. This year's camp also confirmed to me that the values ​​that Stano promotes by his own example make sense and I want to follow them in my life as well. Although we are all participants of the camp, as well as members and sympathizers of IAODG, mostly from different worlds, we manage to find a common language and have a good time. A great deal of credit for this goes to Stano, who is a real leader, of whom he is like saffron in everyday life. David M.
     

  • Hi Stan, I would like to thank you for the IAODG Camp that I attended and I am very happy about it. It was a wonderfully spent week, where I would look in vain for any negative. This Camp gave me a lot, especially something to think about. It was the source for me of an awful lot of information of various kinds, which is still flying through my head and I am trying to organize it so that I can continue to work with it. It showed me reserves that I may not have even wanted to discover before… or put them off indefinitely. It was great how theory and practice under your guidance completely fit together and at the end of the week a certain picture emerges from the puzzle. I have already been to a Camp in the past, and they lacked essential things for me, which, in my opinion, are the "alpha-omega" of defense/protection, such as prevention, perception of the surroundings, preparedness, where these things are also important for everyday life. As for the PRO DEFENSE system, it stands out with its technique, which is very unobtrusive and effective, and I am glad that I could feel it on my body. It showed me how important technique is, and not only in this system, but in ordinary running, swimming, climbing, well, everywhere. And how important it is to work on them. Last but not least, the whole IAODG team was great, along with other people, and thanks to them, I feel the way I do from this week...well, simply GREAT. Thank you once again. Tomas Pecheny
     

  • What actually happened to me - a couple of seminars a year ago, it's true that at first I pleaded and looked for reasons to go, but after the first one I already know that I don't want any more style or attempts, it's not just about the self-defense concept itself and the style as it is taught, it's more about the feeling that it has become my life's goal. I found values ​​that not everyone is willing to accept these days because it's damn hard! Then I completed the first camp last year. A great school, meeting wonderful people tuned in to the same wave, difficult and at the same time beautiful self-surpassing, which we probably won't undergo voluntarily, here the idea of ​​cooperation was 100 percent fulfilled. Because otherwise, many of us would say thank you, I need it, and at the end, a reward in the form of a feeling of "I did it!" I don't know if others felt the same, but that's how it felt to me, just great. After finishing it, I knew that I would continue, with every other seminar, there weren't many of them, all according to the workload, because it's a little further from Salzburg, but not so much that it can't be done, if you especially want, if you meet someone from of the IAODG family, who upon welcoming you will make you feel like you last saw him yesterday. The listing of the next Camp 2017 was only a matter of time before I send the money for registration. Of course, I completed it differently, but the feeling of togetherness of one family intensifies, one is responsible for the other and the participants do not think about themselves, but about the other, I have rarely experienced that in such a short time people stick together, in a year those who practice longer see changes , which they went through for the better. It is not only about technical maturity, but above all about the human side, which is amazing, so if IAODG can influence us in this way thanks to its philosophy, training and adherence to principles, I see no reason to look elsewhere. During the week and communicating the experience, meeting the participants who came x kilometer just to look confirms me that I am doing the right thing. I wanted to say thank you for being great at the same time you provide an example of how we should become better ourselves! A huge 100% thanks for me!!! Oh, and Camp is great and when Stano says take it, it doesn't mean it's almost over..... so I took it!!!!! I'm a role model, I'm still wearing a fart. Farewell, your grandfather Petr Hubal
     

  • Early this evening, I personally met with Mr. Stanislav Gazdik. Within an hour and a quarter, an impartial observer could see for himself what the phrase "hanging on someone's lips" means. I would like to thank Mr. Gazdik for the wonderful knowledge he gave me and for his time. It's hard to describe my joy when he told me that the checking of the combat actions in the second (upcoming) book went well. In addition, the experience and experiences from the mouth of an absolute professional were another confirmation for me that Czech fiction really still has big gaps in the description of military and combat actions... or an exuberant imagination... Zuzana Strachotová Writer
     

  • I wish you a good day, Mr. Stanislav Gazdik, where do I start, I would like to express my admiration for you, for me you are the embodiment of courage and perseverance. Big huge respect for your already achieved achievements. I consider you a kind of role model for today's youth and adults. What you have achieved should be an impetus for others to find their way, at least it is for me. I've been searching for myself all my life and only in recent years have I known what I would like to achieve in life. Unfortunately, I won't use that as an excuse, but I didn't want to be ``single'' in quotes, my brother was born when I was ten years old, he has Down syndrome, my mother appealed that after her death and then my father's, my brother would be taken care of and it never got into the clutches of institutes and other facilities. I'm fulfilling my parents' last wishes, otherwise I wouldn't be able to call myself a son. Mom was sick all her life and finally succumbed to the battle with cancer in 2012. Dad left us in the summer of 2017, he also succumbed to the battle with an insidious disease and to get to the bottom of things when I am no longer needed. When I can no longer fulfill the last wishes of my parents and I remain alone, then I will have time to accomplish something. After all the considerations and all the thinking, I came to the conclusion that the only way for me would be similar or the same as yours and all the people who wanted to belong to something "different and yet the same as a family". For me, it would be something like the culmination of my productive life, something that has such weight for me that it would symbolize my life's effort so far. At a moment when I was thinking about what will happen next, when I will no longer be able to fulfill my parents' wishes, you really inspired me. It changed the way I looked at my next life. Thank you very much for that, I also thank you for the kind of person you are, I respect you for your attitudes, for your convictions. You are a real hero to me in the truest sense of the word. I value you immensely with deep respect and admiration. Stanislav Ascherl
     

  • Dear Mr. Gazdik. I follow your work and I have to pay you a compliment again. You are a wonderful person and I admire what you manage and what you have achieved in life. So, the obstacle course video is a joke. I would have survived the first three obstacles and I would have been out of breath. I run a business and I do everything myself, so I'm at work from morning to night. And after work, I'm happy to sit down. I already read your book a long time ago. It is beautiful and I have a dedication from you. Thank you very much and I wish you many more successes at work and in your personal life. If you ever go to Pilsen, I invite you for a coffee. I wish you a nice evening. Sincerely, L. Sládková
     

  • Boss, you are a motivator and life mentor for us. I am very glad that we are friends and that I can meet at seminars that prepare us for life in a real environment and that you open our eyes when contacting people. Thank you Peter.
     

  • I think that this activity of yours is very beneficial and if I may ask you to keep up your efforts. You show people a world where they play the main role and where they discover that they don't just have to get along, but can be active towards themselves and their surroundings. Karel Telíšek
     

  • You are a wonderful person who has been through hell and that it has left a mark on you, so sometimes it is not easy with you, but it is worth putting up with you. I also think that you have a lot to give, but a civilian is not a war, so it can sometimes be very frustrating for you when what you give and want to give somehow misses the mark, in other words, it doesn't always fall on fertile ground. For me, and I've already told you once, you're a great person and I won't let you down. And then there's one more thing, and it's purely personal: I know that what you show publicly to others is only a small part of you. I know that you don't just let anyone near you and that you have your reasons for that. I know that family comes first for you, and if someone wanted to harm the boys, it would be their life. Well, I also know that sometimes you don't have it easy at all. Anyway, your experiences from the war plus your personality put you on a very high level in my eyes, I have a lot to learn from you, a lot to learn from you and I tell you honestly, I don't recognize much authority, actually it's been like that all my life, but you Stan really I respect you and by the way, I like your hard core approach to training, it suits me, it's me, no problem and progress is guaranteed. It's just a pity that I don't really have such opportunities to train with you regularly, that would be about something else entirely. And I would also like to chat with you about life and your experiences and maybe even help you somehow with what is sometimes going through your head, even if I myself have not experienced the horrors of war in this current life. Stan
     

  • I respect people like you. At the same time, I am experiencing turning points in my life when a person really realizes what he wants from life and who he wants in it, and you as a motivator and above all an excellent person and soldier have a place in my heart (don't take it literally, there is family and people I know , it means that you are a role model for me) I plan to pay for an hour with you in the near future, and later for the whole lesson. I am dedicated to boxing (now not full time) and I would like to "peek" into your mind and be inspired further. My dream is to become a protector. It's not a cry in the dark (for example, as I once wrote to you on fb that I wanted to go to FL, I was helpless and really wanted to leave everything behind) or that I saw a great movie, but somewhere deep inside I have a fixed desire to protect the weaker . Believe that what you are doing has a huge meaning. You must have experienced countless Kecals, I have too. But I am slowly changing even with your, so far, small help. Jaroslav Koutny
     

  • Hi Stan, even if we don't know each other very well, you're definitely a good guy for me after what you've been through. In life, you do what you enjoy and I hope you stay with it, because you still have something to offer to those around you, good and necessary things to live and resist in today's negative times. Because I believe that the more people like you who are strong mentally, physically and mentally, society will be better. Fero
     

  • In my eyes, you are the "Stano" who went to LE when he was young and worked his way up there to a narrow group of chosen ones and became a motivation for the next generation of "young adventurers". I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to know you and meet you at several events that enriched me in many ways. Camps with you were interesting and each time in something different. I met a lot of new friends there, we all caught a lot of blows from you and never knew behind which corner or tree you were waiting for us during the day or night. You don't need new experiments, be yourself and do what you can - pass on experience. I have you in my memories as I met you and I'm always happy to sit down and chat with you. Pavel Mlynek
     

  • Hello, I think that what you are doing is the right thing, I don't know of anyone who would do something like this in our country, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for success. Petr Balvin
     

  • I often watch posts on Youtube (training, Pro Defense technique, organized camps, events, etc.) unfortunately, I have never personally visited any course and would like to try it sometime. I learned about you sometime in 2007, when my colleague from the security forces, where I also work, "got" me with the effect of an emergency mask when he went to your training sessions (Sokol Prague 7 at the Police Presidium). Originally, as a trained physical trainer, I can look at it both from the point of view of the security forces and from the point of view of physical education. Negatives: I didn't find any. Positive: You, as a person, have achieved a set goal that only a handful of people in the world achieve, from this comes a certain respect for you, experiences, etc. For people who recognize concepts such as movement, discipline, pride, courage, justice, the army, the Police, homeland etc. you are a certain role model. It's good that you teach people, companies, whether it's defense, weapon handling, movement, etc. There is no aggression, arrogance, extremism in your thinking, you have an entrepreneurial spirit and you develop your company in all directions, in one word, you are a Professional. Now I remembered the movie The Professional with Jean P. Belmond. I myself, when I practice, try to imitate your technique, what I have seen, so all the best, keep it up. M.Sc. Jan Veselý
     

  • I can't write anything negative about your activity, rather the opposite. You are devoted to professionals as well as ordinary people who want to achieve something in life, to improve in their profession, and you, like few others, have something to offer from your real experience. You served in one of the best armies in the world, even in a unit that is absolutely TOP. You have my great admiration and respect. Many times when watching your videos and photos, I regret that you are so far from the east of Slovakia. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you continue to pass on your rich experience, but only to people who are serious about it. Lukáš Imro
     

  • What I think about your activity is that it is certainly beneficial and useful, because the safety of human life cannot be balanced with money, it is good if you enrich other people with your teaching and knowledge who are looking for and have not yet found a true sense of helping the needy, so I have for the fact that you also contribute in the form of protection to help others, and that is appreciated. Petr Šebek
     

  • I have always respected and valued you, and I also try to see things from the perspective of others, so I have never had any problems with you. I work with people myself, so I know how greedy and self-centered they often are and want everything, if possible for free. Maybe you're hard on civilians sometimes and don't want to go along with them, but I see that as an advantage. I don't think the way for you is to make meatballs and rice over the meat (like most). You can offer far more and get paid more with the knowledge of fewer participants. Of course, I miss the exercise, and after all, even the regular meeting, I would certainly like it if we could see each other more often. If there's at least some exercise in the game once a month or so, count me in. David M.
     

  • I respect and value your past with the Foreign Legion and I also appreciate your current activities. I think that what you are doing is very necessary and beneficial, even if not everyone can appreciate and understand it. I wish you a lot of strength in your future work. Josef Říha
     

  • Several years ago, I applied for admission to FCL, but unfortunately I did not succeed. When I see what you are doing for young people who have the same goals as I did years ago, I believe that their chances of success increase dramatically. I'm glad that at this time someone will show people moral values ​​such as "honor, discipline and loyalty. Don't be discouraged by people whose mindset is different. You are doing a good thing, you have my great admiration and you are an inspiration to me and many other people. Fero Veselovsky
     

  • I am interested in becoming an IAODG instructor and because of my combat but also civilian experience, I want to be a PRO DEFENSE IAODG instructor. This thought occurred to me at the camp after the discussion and questions about Klára and Adam by the IAODG instructors. I was able to get to know teamwork, lead people and learn how to work under pressure in training sessions, I learned how I can protect myself, my loved ones, or my property. I have come to the realization that I want to develop in this industry. My goal is to change myself, try to improve myself in self-defense, pass on my experience to my descendants and the younger generation. A long road opens before me. Lukáš Vaigl

  • And many others ….