RAISING THE BAR IN WEIGHTLIFTING
Takano Weightlifting is the premier training facility dedicated to the sport of weightlifting. Inside a 5000+ sq ft. facility in Woodland Hills, we provide the highest quality and competition rated equipment along with the very best coaches in the sport. We offer open gym access and class membership with coaching for Olympic Weightlifting and Strength & Conditioning for everyone. We also offer educational seminars for both athletes and coaches. Whether you are a Weightlifter, an Athlete, or a CrossFitter looking to better your technique, Takano Weightlifting is the place to be!
The recent explosion of interest in the sport of weightlifting and the performance of the snatch and clean & jerk has created an unmet demand for more and better training and coaching. As a longtime weightlifting and strength and conditioning coach, writer and lecturer Bob Takano and Takano Athletics have decided to provide this expertise by opening a unique training facility solely dedicated to the training of weightlifting and education of coaches. The Takano Weightlifting gym will make available for the first time to the general public the training and coaching methods previously available only to a narrow segment of the athletic community.
Bob Takano - Owner / Head Coach
Bob Takano is a highly respected weightlifting coach who was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to coaching. He has been the coach of four national champions, two national record holders, and 27 top ten nationally ranked lifters. Bob has been on the coaching staffs of 17 U.S. National teams to international competitions, five of those being World Championships and the Summer Olympics. His lifters have competed in seven Olympic Trials with one, Albert Hood, the third American to snatch double bodyweight, earning a berth on the 1984 team.
Furthermore Bob has been a CSCS since 1986, having authored six articles for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, and served as a member of the editorial board of that journal from 1996 to 2000. He has also co-authored a chapter for the NASM’s Essentials of Sports Performance Training, and a chapter on the Training of Weightlifters for the IOC Sports Medicine Commission’s Encyclopedia of Strength and Power. 20 of the female volleyball players he’s coached have earned Division 1 scholarships. Bob is on the teaching staff for the USAW Weightlifting Coaching Education program and presents his own seminars as well. He was also part of the CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar staff.
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Sign up right after your 1st class and your 1st month is only $50! All our memberships are a month to month term so you can cancel at anytime with no commitment or hassle!
In each class we will work on a specific part of the snatch, clean, and jerk and the common problems most people may face during the lifts. One or more corrective exercises will be performed each class to help remedy problems with strength, timing, movement and conceptualization. The class work will be progressive, covering exercises from a top down bottom up approach, every week we will alternate what exercises we are working on. If you need help with hip extension, utilizing the legs, posture, bar path, footwork, the receiving position ,etc., this class is for you.
All of our membership options are without any contracts or long term commitments. Here's how it works!
Access to the facility during NON-CLASS times. No access to classes or coaching except on Saturdays 11am - 12pm. This is Coach Takano's open gym session where he will be on the floor for everyone.
Open gym access + access to coaches and our structured classes
Takano Athletics Weightlifting team. If you want to compete, this is it. Full access to the facility and classes.
1 class drop-in for $30. 10-pack for $250. This can be used for Open Gym or classes.
Takano Weightlifting offers the best coaching of weightlifting along with Coach education and Internship opportunities under USAW Hall of Fame Coach - Bob Takano. if you are serious about learning from the best to become the best, look no further.
The Takano Weightlifting Internship is the answer to an ever growing demand for coaching education beyond the traditional weekend seminar or course. It has been designed to provide the intern with the experiences and tools to begin a career as a weightlifting coach through a process that is unavailable anywhere else in the U.S.A.
Selected interns will have the opportunity to teach and coach weightlifting under the direct supervision of USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame coach Bob Takano.
These activities will take place in the Takano Weightlifting HQ, a facility dedicated to competitive weightlifting, strength and conditioning and coaching education. While other facilities might offer the same equipment, or similar coaching opportunities, it is the wealth of coaching experience that Bob brings to the experience that sets it apart from other coaching education experiences.
Interns will be expected to spend eight or more hours per week (up to a total of 100 hours overall) teaching classes of beginning and intermediate athletes and coaching weightlifters toward an end goal of coaching them in competition.
As a final requirement interns must pass an examination on program planning in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Read more about the Internship HERE.
"The Takano Athletics Coaching Education Internship is one of the most concise and comprehensive internships offered. Whether you are an aspiring Weightlifting coach or a seasoned coach, if you are serious about your development, this Internship is second to none. The Takano Athletics Internship not only gave me the knowledge and confidence to open the first Weightlifting gym in my area, but also develop my athletes to successful careers in Weightlifting. I owe a huge THANK YOU to Coach Bob Takano for putting together such a phenomenal Internship which set me up for success." - Clancy Benton / CTBAthletics
There are 5 steps to the application and selection process.
All of these factors will be taken into consideration before an intern is selected. There will be a limited number of internships available at any given time.
$399.00. You must make payment to confirm and secure your spot/start date. To pay on-line now - https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=163914&stype=43&prodid=10120
A USAW sanctioned competition Open to all USAW registered athletes, no qualifying totals necessary to register. Open bodyweight categories. Medals awarded to first three places in each bodyweight category. This meet serves as a LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER for the 2018 National University and Under 25 Championships!!
WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 25th 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Click Image below for meet registration
***AT WEIGH-IN ATHLETES MUST HAVE VALID USAW ATHLETE MEMBERSHIP CARD AND I.D. ***
6036 Variel Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91367
***we are located in the LYFE Fitness Complex, Entrance and parking available in back of building, additional parking on street***
6036 Variel ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Please note that we are located inside LYFE Fitness Complex