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Thank You for a Memorable Year

Here's a Few Highlights from 2019

This past year was an incredible year of growth and vision for our team, and we have you to thank for it. Twenty Nineteen was only our 4th full year in business, and without any doubt our best one yet (we plan to keep this trend going). As a young and passionate company in the age of digital/social media, we are fueled by seeing our customers and followers act out our mission day-in and day-out: Live Better Through Strength.

As many of you know, Kabuki Strength stands on 4 solid pillars that make up our vision and mission as a team: Education, Equipment, Coaching, and Charity. This year saw tremendous growth in all 4 of these areas, and we'd like to share some of the most notable moments from 2019. 

From all of us here at Kabuki Strength, thank you and we wish you and yours a very happy new year! 

Stay Strong,

- Rudy, Chris, and the Kabuki Strength Team

Kabuki Strength

Pillar: Charity

Thanks to our generous customers, we were able to raise over $10,000 to help house homeless veterans in our community this winter by partnering with the Homebuilders Foundation of Metro PDX and Do Good Multnomah. 

Earlier in the year we partnered with Special Olympics to host training sessions with their athletes at The Lab. Kabuki Strength Coach Cassandra worked in an official capacity as a Special Olympics Powerlifting Coach to help these incredible athletes perform at their best on the platform. 

Throughout the year we were able to support individuals with scholarships to our educational courses as well as provide equipment at steeply discounted rates or for free to those in need. We are honored to have been able to partner with numerous incredible individuals and organizations in the strength/fitness community to sponsor charity events and meets and support those who need a helping hand.

Learn More About Our "Why"

Pillar: Education

This year, you may have seen a ton of new educational videos pop-up online via social media, YouTube, and our movement library. Our staff has been hard at work preparing high quality, value-added content daily for our growing audience to learn from and utilize for their own training, performance, and recovery goals. We've also started publishing a regular educational newsletter that aggregates this content in an easy to read email. To suggest videos or content ideas to our staff, feel free to email or DM our @kabuki_virtualcoaching account.

Kabuki Strength has a full staff of in-house coaches and educators who travel around the country (and Canada) presenting our full curriculum to coaches, athletes, trainers, clinicians, and other professionals. 

2019 was a year of growth that saw us expand our coaching team and our educational curriculum from 1 course to 3. Our staff was on the road every month, having presented 12x full 2-day seminars throughout the year. Next year, we are planning another full year of courses and our first course across the pond in Europe as well! Stay tuned for more details on that...

Upcoming Courses
Follow Kabuki Education on IG
Movement LIbrary

Pillar: Equipment

This year saw us introduce two new original products - The Trap Bar HD and Kadillac Bar.

Both products quickly became big hits and our operations team has been working around the clock to fulfill orders small and large from the garage gym owner, to commercial facilities, military bases, and countless professional and collegiate sports teams. Along with the Transformer Bar and Duffalo Bar, these two new bars have become the industry standard for specialty bars in athletic performance and even clinical application.

Our focus this year has been on expanding our proprietary lineup of specialty bars as well as making capital improvements in how we manufacture and produce this equipment right here at our facility in Portland, Oregon. 

Stay tuned for 2020 :)

Trap Bar HD
Kadillac Bar

Pillar: Coaching

Just 1 month ago we graduated our inaugural class of Kabuki Strength Registered Trainers - a group of individuals who have completed a full 6-days worth of intensive coursework and hands-on training with our staff. If you have the opportunity to work with one of these talented coaches, trainers, or clinicians - consider yourself in very good hands! 

This year we also added two highly skilled and talented coaches to our existing staff of in-house coaches and educators. Coach Brandon Morgan and Coach Kyle Young joined our team full-time and both bring unique knowledge and experience to our client base and educational curriculum. With six full-time coaches and educators, we are pumped for what 2020 has in store! 

2019 was also a year of tremendous growth and huge PRs for our virtual coaching clients around the world. We work with hundreds of athletes of various disciplines and experience levels, all of whom show up day after day and give their best on the platform and off. You know who you are, so thank you and a job well done! 

- Coach Brandon Senn and the Kabuki Coaching Staff

Learn More About Coaching

#GrandGoals and a Memoir

Kabuki Co-Owner and Chief Visionary Officer Chris Duffin released his long awaited memoir/life philosophy book The Eagle and the Dragon, which quickly became an Amazon Best Seller and has found its way on the bookshelves of thousands across the world. The book outlines Chris' incredible backstory growing up in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, raising his younger sisters, and finding vision and victory in a life of chaos. It's an incredible read (or listen if you're into audiobooks) and a quick glance at 70+ 5 star reviews on Amazon will confirm this. Signed paperback and hardcover copies are available here. For those of you local to Portland, Chris is hosting a book reading/signing at Portland cultural icon Powell's Bookstore in downtown on January 12th at 7:30pm. RSVP on Facebook here.

This year also saw Chris launch the second part of his #GrandGoals initiative - training to squat 1000lbs for 3 repetitions and in doing so becoming the first person to squat and deadlift over 1000lbs...for reps. And yes, in that picture above Chris is squatting 950lbs for two doubles, which he did again 6 days later with more weight. Absolutely unreal training heading into 2020. Follow along with Chris' training on Instagram at the link below.

Purchase Book on Amazon
Follow Chris on IG

We Gave Away $10,000 Worth of Bars

Black Friday 2019 saw us give away over $10,000 worth of free Kabuki Strength bars and equipment to 20 lucky winners, including a grand prize of 6 bars to one extremely lucky winner from Arizona whose new garage gym just got a major upgrade! 

Can ya smell what the Rock is cookin'?

If you are one of the 134 million people who follows @therock (if you don't, do you even internet bro?), you may have seen a few pictures and videos this year showing him squatting....on our very own Transformer Bar!

Cool Fact: The Rock actually has 3x Transformer Bars, strategically placed around the country for maximum gains.

Some say @therock never went to sleep that night, or ever again. All we know is, he can call the #TransformerBar the Kabuki squat bar any day of the week and we won’t complain. The ten thousand people who googled it were confused, but that’s the world we live in. ❤️

The Transformer Bar

The Kabuki Advisory Board

In 2019, we were proud to form and announce the Kabuki Strength Advisory Board. 

As an organization, Kabuki Strength stands humbly at the intersection of two eternal virtues - experience and knowledge. From the very beginning, one of our core, foundational tenants has been education. It is this never-ending pursuit, application, and expression of knowledge that is central to our mission of making the world a better place through strength.

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with and receive mentorship from some of the brightest minds in the industry. These incredible researchers, educators, coaches, and clinicians are the ones weaving the fabric of our collective understanding of how the body works, how to strengthen it, and how to fix it when it breaks. They spend much of their time in the clinic, on the field, in the lab, or in the classroom; working relentlessly to push us one step further.

We’ve found that of the greatest challenges facing our community is the disconnect between the pursuit of knowledge and its mainstream application. In an industry influenced by dogma and the incessant search for instant results we often lose sight of the men and women who build our foundation of knowledge. For them, recognition is scarce and in today’s day and age popularity often determines the success of an idea or person, rather than efficacy or truth.

We want to change this.

We are committed to sharing our platform and working with the clinical, academic, and strength & conditioning communities to teach, coach, and equip more and more people with the tools and knowledge needed to better themselves. If you listen to our Strength Chat podcast, you will have heard many of these incredible men and women tell their story and share wisdom.

Today, we are proud to announce and introduce a new initiative towards this goal – the Kabuki Strength Advisory Board. We are honored that these world-class individuals would lend us their time, their knowledge, and their name in our pursuit of making the world a better place through strength. 

Click the link below to load our advisory board page and read through each member's bio.

Learn More

It's 2019 and Still No Knurl Wear on Kabuki Bars

An important consideration when purchasing a barbell is its hardness and durability. Although the knurl is commonly through of as the primary interface between a human and the bar, it’s also the interface between the bar and say, a metal rack.

Almost all barbells experience knurl wear due to friction from rack uprights. Next time you're at the gym, take a look at the bar knurl. Our 20kg Power Bar and 25kg Squat Bar are hardened to 250k PSI (51 Rockwell) and are unaffected by the common metal-on-metal friction a power bar typically experiences.

Although the rack uprights may experience wear due to the higher hardness of our bars (note photo), this has no effect on their function and in our facility we’ve never had to replace a single upright due to wear.

Click the link below to read reviews of the Kabuki Power Bar from our customers.

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Cheers to 2020!

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See you in 2020! 

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