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On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard addresses the athletes from the perspective of someone who has had limited physical abilities his entire life. This, he acknowledges, is very different from having full capacity for most of their lives, and having some of it taken away.

Kyle talks about his own interest in military service, about finding the inspiration to keep going, and how this group inspires him. He points out that this event may be the first of its kind, where 20 guys, each with a different disability, train and workout side by side. Twenty different sets of modifications, but the same drills and the same ethic. It was a weekend he’ll never forget.

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11 Comments on “Address to the Warrior Transition Batallion”

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Simply inspiring.

Kyle, you are a man more than most.
Thanks

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That was one of the most inspirational speeches that I have ever seen.

Thank you for sharing!

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Dang...Kyle is such a champion in my book! A very fine example of that certain type of person filled with an inner strength and drive only suitable for the CrossFit community. He has certainly won my heart over. Please keep these videos coming!

Kyle, I know you are extremely busy these days, but when you get a minute or two please shoot me an email back or give me call. Thanks, Steve.

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Awesome Kyle, Get some in your MMA fight mate! I will be looking out for how you did.

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Very inspiring. I know that even if his MMA fight does not turn out the way we wish, he will never stop trying.

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Thank you. You have made the world a better place!

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What a class act! Truly inspiring, Crossfit is lucky to have you Kyle.

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I first heard of Kyle on Jordan Breen's podcast over at sherdog.com... no idea he was a CrossFit fellow until just recently. What a badass.

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Wow!!! Words cannot even begin to do you justice my friend. Never in my life have I heard anything so inspirational. My brother, I'll be thinking about you on the 25th. I'll be there in spirt, as I'm sure the rest of the crossfit community will.

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Gerard Mcauliffe wrote …

Powerful words from a powerful man. Best of luck in the fight.

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That has to be the most inspirational CrossFit video I've seen! Thank you Kyle.

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