Hey Jack, to save you time
- I put the words from the original article in to the google translator
and it spewed out what is below
- could you perhaps edit that for us, as some of it is very confusing and I am sure we are getting the wrong meaning from google translator
It helped me a little, thanks and enjoy!
I know, they could have counted how many new bimmers Petra can buy with her prize money from Dubai
You can provide us with full transcript, i'm sure non Czech speaking Petra fans would be more then interesting to know more about his persona
Good idea, I did and you can enjoy the translated article.
If only my methods would have made Petra exceptional.
Who is that Christian Bajza, a fitness trainer of the tennis player Petra Kvitova? A Kung-fu fighter, a gym owner and follower of Chinese medicine. The man, who does not like to travel and prefer to stay in the shade, has spoken for MF Dnes.
fter Petra Kvitova involved a peculiar man with unusual methods last year, her life was shattered. She stopped going to the gym, trained only with the weight of her own body and she suffered enough during this. She felt as if someone had swapped her body, she was groping on the court. It seems however that bet on a change of game has worked. Kvitova won the tournament last week after half of a year.
It's also a credit of Kristian Bajza, a former kung-fu fighter, which greatly helped to raise the Top 20 to other tennis player, Lucie Safarova. He's owner of a Slovak fitness center and he focuses on Chinese medicine.[/COLOR]
"I'm working with a different ways to exercise and care for body, something that could be called chiropractic. I started as a physiotherapist in Prostejov tennis club and I also gained a fitness preparation," he said in an interview for MF Dnes, where Kvitova was, too.
* What is the magic of your approach?
The best athletes always do something extra, something special. This is what makes them special. I use methods that are not common in Europe. I'd like to help Petra, so she would have an extra weapon, an ace in the sleeve.
* It is mainly exercises with your own body weight in practice, isn't it?
Yes. An Athlete should be less prone to injuries after them. Furthermore, many people wouldn't believe that they can be developed to be extremely difficult. You can strengthen even auxiliary and stabilizing muscles during them.
* What gives you a hard time, Petra?
When we started, I suffered during an every exercise. But I'm getting better quite rapidly. The series of sprints are still the worst for me, where I'm breathless as an asthmatic.
* What is different on work with Petra and Lucie Safarova, Kristian?
I can't compare this. The training unit should be tailored to an athlete. So it's very individual. I always observe the man at first, I recognize its nature and then customize the training.
* What interested you about Petra firstly?
I've known her and I've known that she's a fighter. But I was pleasantly surprised how she can overcome her self in practice, even if it was hard for her at start.
* What is difficult about your exercises?
It's hard to described. They don't resemble conventional squats or push-ups. Petra invents names for them herself to remind them.
* And do they help, Petra?
We focus on the parts that were weaker. So I could balance the muscles so my body would be balanced.
* You don't go to the tournament with Petra yet. When are you going for the first time?
I wanted to go to the U.S. now, but I'm sick so I'll stay home.
* You don't like to travel too much, eh?
You got it exactly.
* Do you mind flying, hotels?
The man can get used to a plane, but I just don't like to plod somewhere. I can't explain it better.
* Fortunately, Petra is honest and doesn't cheat the tasks from you. Is that right?
This is a huge advantage of our cooperation. I'm calm, I know that she'll comply all. So I can let her into the world just fine.
* What did her offer meant to you? A step in your career?
I don't care about career, but I care about some process. We humanly understood with Petra, as well as with her tennis coach David Kotyza. We are a team, I enjoy it. But yes, I must admit, it's a challenge to work with an athlete at the highest level.
* Do you have a common interest?
We share the same opinion on the rest.
* Can you clarify it, please?
There are people who prefer active rest. We rest entirely passively.
* You follow couching?
Yes! We can brutally labor, but then we can be totally lazy. Regeneration is the second part of the training.
* Did you feel sorry for Petra, when she agonized, or you knew that she will catch on?
The Change requests tax, patience. Rather, I was uncomfortable because of the hard criticism. It is unpleasant when people are unjustly attacking your friend.
* How would you defend her if you could?
Who didn't pass at least part of the journey in her shoes, shouldn't judge her. The public sees only a tiny part of the whole story. It can't imagine the stress and psychological pressure.
* Can you see a progress at the physical part?
Definitely yes. Petra's body was getting used to the new methods, but I saw that they are showing from the very beginning. I hope that now it will become increasingly more apparent and that everyone else will be able to see it.
* So what's got better?
Her culture of movement. She is more on tiptoes. She is more explosive, faster.
* You felt, Petra, initially that you are in a strange body. Is it already gone?
I managed even the longer rallies in matches with the running girls in Dubai. I don't have to play on two shots. But otherwise I don't think about it on the court. I concentrate on the game, not on running. (Coach joins) And that's it! The Fitness training is there to the player could concentrate solely on strikes and tactics on the court.
* So you have the worst time behind you? Now everything will be easier?
PK: I don't think that now I'll win wherever I come. We don't live in a fairy tale. This is not how it works in the sport. My confidence is coming back, but I'm still in the process, it won't be easy yet. KB: The result doesn't depend only on the condition. You can be the fastest, make the greatest shots, the physical training will get you far. But everyone will hit the point that you can overcome only by your head.
The patience and also the Fed cup contentment helped Kvitova to get from the crisis, claims her manager
That is what the three-hour interviews told Miroslav Cernosek the manager. After the collapse of the tennis player Petra Kvitova at the Australian Open he invited her and her coach Kotyza and fitness trainer Bajza. "They all asked about support and peace for the work," says Cernosek.
* What do you think about it?
I came to the conclusion that I trust them and that we need to wait till Petra is going to catch on. It seems that she did.
* Were you nervous of her defeats?
Petra was losing confidence, she was unfocused on the court. I agreed with the criticism of her movement. But she still remained in the Top 10 and the tennis life has taught me to patience.
* What the loses meant financially?
Contracts with manufacturers about rackets and clothing are long term, the basic amount remains unchanged, but you lose the bonuses.
* Did it affect your companies TK Prostejov and Ceska sportovni(*)?
(something like 'Czech sporty')
The supply from Petra dropped, but the suply from Tomas Berdych increased. I'm glad it compensated. And if the tennis is not on, we have other projects, the athletics or olympics.
* The Fed cup week in Ostrava apparently helped Petra. Why is that?
She's more under pressure during matches, but the previous days use to be relaxed. She usually has above standard conditions, better than on the tournaments: sparrings, rehabilitation, medical care. She trains when she need. She deserves it for attitude to the Fed Cup.
* The labored wins lifted her, right?
Yes. She hasn't been excellent against Australia yet. But the focus and patience has returned. She started hitting the balls on the lines in Doha, even the hardest shots. She has almost beaten Serena.
* Also, she moves better and she relaxed.
I agree. The decisive strikes she played also because she was there on time and she stood well to them.