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Champions Habits: The Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum delivers hours of vital riding instruction for every level of rider, all beautifully shot with animation and world class instructors. Divided into twelve subjects that contain over 40 videos, 30 drills and 40 quizzes, the Core Curriculum brings you our world-class ChampSchool format, accessible from the comfort of your own home. Champ U is not designed to turn non-riders into riders.
Instead, it is designed to help riders become safer, faster.

CHAMPIONS HABITS:
THE CORE CURRICULUM
$99.95
40VIDEOS
32DRILLS
43QUIZZES
CHAMP U: THE CORE CURRICULUM

This is our core curriculum, based on our two-day ChampSchool programs taught since 2008.
Newer riders will find that the Champions Habits presented here will establish a solid, logical, understandable base to carry them safely through their riding careers.
For veteran riders, ChampU confirms and fine-tune skills while introducing next steps that become more and more important as speeds rise or conditions worsen.

Purchasing The Core Curriculum allows you to take and re-take this curriculum as often as you like, for as long as ChampU exists!

I used the techniques I learned last night. I was coming around a corner, and a car came to a complete stop in front of me. My fingers were on the brake, and I was able to come to a complete controlled stop mid-corner. The two-day course is my future. Thank you!

J.B.

All my learning, Keith Code, Lee Parks and many you tube channels, has been brought together in this online course. Everything makes sense and logical and ties in with what you see the top riders doing. Its great having a one stop shop using this material rather than getting bits and pieces of good stuff, here and there. A big thanks from me, for putting these great tools together in the one place.

A.C.

Excellent material put together [by] some of the very best instructors out there, that you can do at your own pace on and off your bike. Even though you can pretty much find and piece all these infos together it’s hard to be coherent and cohesive and they are. 10/10, and it could cost double of what it is and would still be a 10/10!

F.S.

MENTAL APPROACH

No matter where you’re riding or at whatever pace is required and/or appropriate, we’ll help you ride with a plan and a purpose.

UMBRELLA OF DIRECTION

The bike doesn’t know or care if you’re in a parking lot, back road or racetrack: a corner is a corner. Getting direction is the cornerstone of riding safer.

R=MPH

There are very few things more important on a motorcycle than taking the right line in a corner.  We’ll cover just how critical the relationship is between your bike’s speed and its cornering radius, focusing on the roll brakes, throttle, and lean angle carry in this vital equation. 

100 POINTS OF GRIP

This in-depth study of traction stresses the skills and approaches necessary to stay at or below 100 percent of available grip on the street or track; this logical, straightforward explanation on how effective braking, throttle control, and lean angle management will keep you riding safer and faster for the rest of your life. 

BODY POSITION

The closer we ride to the expert riders who designed the bike, the safer we are. Minimize risk while increasing speed and comfort by moving your body like the experts.

BRAKING PRACTICE

Practice makes permanent; perfect practice makes perfect. These drills will reinforce your braking efficiency and confidence.                                     

100MM OF TRAVEL

As the motorcycle’s onboard engineer, correct brake use at corner entry allows each of us to place the bike’s geometry in optimum numbers. Learn how fork travel and suspension geometry affect your motorcycle – and how to control it.

ERGONOMICS

Small changes in the rider triangle and position can produce huge dividends.  Being comfortable is mission critical to continued improvement and fun.  We’ll show you how.

DOWNSHIFTING

Downshifting without upsetting the chassis is an important skill for riders and racers alike. Technology may fail, but good technique will save your ride – and you.

POINTY END OF THE CONE

In emergencies, we fall back on our last level of training. Train to avoid that deer, car, or other hazard by using the skills and approaches in this vital drill.

REAR BRAKE

The motorcycle manufacturers put the rear brake on their motorcycles for a reason; because it works! We’ll help you maximize this important tool in the toolbox .

CAR PRACTICE

We can use our “four-wheeled practice vehicles” to refine many skills that we use on our motorcycles – and become better drivers at the same time.

YOUR COACHES
NICKIENATSCH
Nick’s parents bought him a dirtbike at the age of 12, and 12 years later he joined Motorcyclist magazine. This street rider met some incredible racers and gave roadracing a try; his efforts netted a pair of Willow Springs Raceway #1 plates, three WERA Grand National Finals wins plus two AMA national roadracing championships. Fun fact: Nick and his wife Judy “ride together”: on motorcycles and American Mustang horses.
CHRISPERIS
Chris has run out of wall space for #1 plates: six WERA/N2 Heavyweight Endurance championships and counting. Those championship plaques sit next to AMA trophies for winning in 600 Supersport and podiums in 1000 Superstock. Chris has a Yamaha FZ1 in the garage for street riding and a flock of dirtbikes at his cabin’s TT dirt track. Fun fact: Chris’s wife Jenn runs ChampBody for us.
KYLEWYMAN
So far, this instructor has eight AMA national roadrace wins to his credit, plus a sprinkling of MotoAmerica Superbike podiums. Even better? He is the current MotoAmerica King of the Baggers! Kyle does double-duty because he also owns and manages the team he races for: KWR. The Wyman family has owned a Harley-Davidson dealership for generations, so Kyle’s roots are deep within the industry. Fun fact: Kyle’s wife Hannah is the on-track reporter for MotoAmerica.
MARKSCHELLINGER

 

When Mark isn’t instructing at ChampSchool, he’s flying around the world coaching elite military members in anti-terrorist driving. There are two Motorcycle Racing Association #1 plates on his wall and his riding expertise extends to motorcycle racing tires and on-board data acquisition. Fun fact: he and his wife Tammy are often accompanied by their goat Heidi when shopping.
ELENAMEYERS

 

Elena has stood on the top of the MotoAmerican podium twice and joins Champ U’s Nick, Kyle and Chris as an AMA national roadrace winner. This racer grew up dirt-tracking and has a love for all forms of motorcycling, including MotoAmerica Superbike where she has finished in the top five. Fun fact: Elena’s husband Dean is an Isle of Mann roadracer; watch for this couple’s two kids to be awfully quick.
KEITHCULVER

 

Keith has a passion for rider instruction: years ago, he started a company to help young racers transition to larger bikes. This made him the choice for Operations manager when ChampSchool launched in 2008. His wall is adorned with Supermoto #1 and #2 plates, his garage stuffed with dirt and street bikes. Fun Fact: Keith discovered canyon riding joy when he and his wife Tischa moved to California in 2016.

DONT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Sandro Di Gioacchino
Sandro Di Gioacchino
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5/5

Helpful, insight, practical

1 week ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
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5/5

Great!

1 week ago
Heather Grasby
Heather Grasby
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5/5

Ok so I first heard about this online program through MotoJitsu on YouTube …he was raving about it, so I decided to do it! So glad I did, I’m learning a lot ..especially more on trailbraking, unfortunately our weather in NW Ontario has changed now and I won’t be riding till spring and not really able to practice! Except in my car, where I actually pretend like I’m holding the throttle covering the front brake levers lol. The crew teaching is awesome, they go into depth as to what needs done and they keep hammering in… which for me, I need! If you have any questions on the forum they are quick to respond with a very good description /explanation! My next dream/goal is to go down to Tucson and actually take a course!!!!!! Maybe that can be a big Christmas present for me?

1 week ago
Rick B.
Rick B.
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5/5

The info about trail braking into has already improved my comfort in corners. Thanks!

1 week ago
Andrew Grundy
Andrew Grundy
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5/5

I have found this curriculum to be of good value and beneficial. I have been riding for 10 years and still learned some new things and improved the way I ride to a much higher and safer level. Running the drills will boost your confidence and make you a much safer rider on the street or on the track.

1 week ago
Thomas K.
Thomas K.
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5/5

Picked up a few nuggets I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. Yet to explore the forum though.

1 week ago
Matt Humphrey
Matt Humphrey
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5/5

Fantastic curriculum! Wish I would have had it BEFORE attending the 2 day champ school. The pace of the school allows a lot of the info to slip away, especially if it’s the first time a student has seen it. This is a great refresher, and far more thorough than the notes I took. Chunked perfectly and logically ordered, I really enjoyed the structure. Only recommendation is to make the quizzes a little more challenging. Having a throw away answer is fine, but having too many makes it seem a little less important than it really is.

Overall, super asset for improvement on the track and the street.

1 week ago
Alexander Oxenov
Alexander Oxenov
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5/5

It's 100% useful and important to improve your skills

2 weeks ago
Joseph k.
Joseph k.
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5/5

Fun course and goes by quickly without any boring moments. I love how it is captioned as well so I can follow the dialogue!

2 weeks ago
André Bernardo
André Bernardo
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5/5

Great value for money and a very important tool to improve your riding skills and safety.

2 weeks ago
david parker
david parker
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5/5

When thinking about how to describe the value of the program, my mind went to money because I am a cheap SOB, and I thought the online course was worth easily 10x what I paid. In the real world, in fact, the program is priceless. People will ride better and lives will be saved. I will watch it again and again.

2 weeks ago
James Hagerty
James Hagerty
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5/5

Excellent course with high quality instruction and checkpoints to ensure the points have been fully understood. All I need to do now is go out and practice.

2 weeks ago
Corey
Corey
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5/5

Great information very well presented

2 weeks ago
Andy C.
Andy C.
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5/5

Great info for new and veteran riders alike!

2 weeks ago
Brian Britton
Brian Britton
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5/5

Excellent resource! The videos are great, but what really sets the program apart is the online message board. The actual instructors post answers to questions, so you get quality help, not just some other person that took the class offering their opinion. I hope to take the in-person course someday if I can get the money saved up.

2 weeks ago
Galba Eduardo Brandao
Galba Eduardo Brandao
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5/5

I'm still finishing the course, but all the information makes more sense now. Coming together nicely. I can only imagine what a 2 day course in person would do.
One day...

2 weeks ago
Peter Kaufman
Peter Kaufman
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5/5

Outstanding training! Can't thank you enough for offering this at such an approachable price. Excited to take the two-day course in 2022!

2 weeks ago
Adam P.
Adam P.
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5/5

I've been riding for 21 years. While I know the fundamentals it's always good to think about what we do and I wish that this course had been available 21 years ago. Would have accelerated my confidence and learned skills that took me many years to understand

3 weeks ago
Nathan Rookard
Nathan Rookard
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5/5

Love this please send me more information. I want to do a live class

3 weeks ago
Michael A.
Michael A.
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5/5

I did the two day school in person. Champ U is an excellent way to retain and refresh the training I received.

3 weeks ago
Angelo
Angelo
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5/5

The curriculum, is well put together and easy to understand.
It is must for all riders, to purchase this curriculum.

3 weeks ago
Danny Price
Danny Price
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5/5

Learning "habits" of braking lead me to determine my gloves were too long! When I would go to the front brake, the tips of my gloves would brush against the brake lever and I was losing my focus from that distraction, between adjusting the brake lever and getting a better fitting pair of gloves, going to the brakes is safer and I maintain my focus. P.S. I've been riding for 50+ years, yes you can learn new ways to do anything if you invest in yourself. P.S.S. It's made trackdays more enjoyable also.

3 weeks ago
Carlos C.
Carlos C.
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5/5

Excellent trainings, I was taught at riding school not to brake while cornering but I have discovered on my own the slight braking helps me corner more confidently. Your trainings help confirmed this. I have learned so much other stuff as well. Thanks for making this available online!

3 weeks ago
Kenan Karakas
Kenan Karakas
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5/5

This course with all of its topics brought me a totally new dimension into the understanding of what it is all about on two wheels. With this new mind set up it is an absolute new experience to ride my motorcycle. I wish I could join the two days session, but I live too far away (Germany). This course is worth every Cent and I want to say thank you to Nick Ienatsch and his entire team for making this possible! I want more of this!

3 weeks ago
Craig Jardine
Craig Jardine
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5/5

What a brilliant way to access such informative training. More like this please!

3 weeks ago
Roko
Roko
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5/5

I did a 2 out of 3 levels racing/safety course on my local track - really similar to this one and keeping in mind that this one wasn't in person but online - I still rate it higher. You explained a lot of stuff really simple. If you're in dilemma whether to get this course - don't be. It is worth every dollar.

3 weeks ago
Jeremy Rogers
Jeremy Rogers
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5/5

Absolutely fantastic investment for any rider, learnt so much more from the course. The videos and quizzes make the learning enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

3 weeks ago
John R.
John R.
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5/5

Great content that is helpful whether you're riding on the street and/or the track. I've got about 5 years of riding experience and about 20 track days under my belt and feel that ChampU is well worth it.

3 weeks ago
keeyen pang
keeyen pang
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5/5

Packed with tons of information and easy to follow. Rider in all skill level should benefit from the advice and wisdom direct from champions. Watch those videos several time to endure you do not miss out anything and most important, go out to a safe place and practice all the drills. This program may not make you the fastest rider out there but definitely the safest.

3 weeks ago
Andrew C.
Andrew C.
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5/5

Very impressed with the prompt assistance with a technical difficulty receiving the gift code. Excited to continue learning about motorcycle skills.

3 weeks ago
Barie
Barie
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5/5

Greg/Fast Eddie from Motojitsu suggested I bought this as he learns from ChampSchool, so I did and wow. I’ve learnt a lot more skills then I thought I could in a short period of time. Thank you.

4 weeks ago
Garry Bentancor
Garry Bentancor
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5/5

A great product that I have been recommending to all of my biker mates

4 weeks ago
Petr Svoboda
Petr Svoboda
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5/5

Great videos, valuable insights and tips.

4 weeks ago
Ferenc
Ferenc
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5/5

Top !

1 month ago
Randy E Morrissette
Randy E Morrissette
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5/5

Over the summer I had been looking for a reputable source of information to learn more about how to be a safer rider while also learning how to be an overall better rider. I had heard and read a lot of great feedback and comments about the Yamaha Champions Riding School. Being a "working man" I couldn't possibly afford the investment right now but, I also learned of the ChampU course that they had just made available for a very affordable investment. I didn't hesitate to make the purchase. I am almost through it for the second time trying to soak up all the great information they share in the course. I have since been to my second track day and the little that I could remember from ChampU has been a huge help with improving my riding. I really appreciate the whole ChampU crew making this available for "regular working folks" like myself. Thank you!!!
Randy

1 month ago
Christopher P.
Christopher P.
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5/5

As an older rider, I have decades of "brake in a straight line, accelerate through the corner" misinformation to overcome, but I have started using the techniques from ChampU, and while I have a very long way to go, a few of the scarier turns on my Sunday mountain rides aren't so scary anymore. Great information to watch, re-watch, and practice!

1 month ago
Darko D.
Darko D.
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5/5

It would be wonderful if you can do more practical videos driving the bikes. Thank you for the great tips provided!!

1 month ago
Ed Higuera
Ed Higuera
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5/5

Great as a standalone course, even better with Champ School.

1 month ago
Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall
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5/5

The content was worth every penny. Has made me a safer and more confident rider! Can't really put a price on personal safety.

1 month ago
Pete F.
Pete F.
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5/5

Excellent content and laid out in an easy to understand format. Learned some techniques that will improve my riding. Highly recommended for anybody trying to improve their skills but may not have access to riding schools in their area.

1 month ago
Anna
Anna
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5/5

Material explained in accessible for understanding manner. Humor part makes it not too boring.

1 month ago
Kristjan
Kristjan
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5/5

Very good and thorough online class with good information and exercises, looking forward for more.

1 month ago
Paul Kiely
Paul Kiely
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5/5

It helped me focus on my riding

1 month ago
Andrew C.
Andrew C.
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5/5

I have followed many You Tube riders, offering instruction and tips. This was the first time I have purchased an online course for improving your riding. I have completed the course and starting it again today, to continue locking in the training to my riding. I have enjoyed the content and presentation so much. It all makes sense! Both on road and track, the skill set is similar with varying levels of application. Each ride I can think about one element and work on it to improve my skills and my safety. Best thing I have purchased online full stop, especially if it saves my life one day!

1 month ago
William R.
William R.
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5/5

These courses have helped reaffirm methods I was learning and introduce new ones that have greatly increased my comfort & enjoyment of riding motorcycles.

1 month ago
James K.
James K.
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5/5

Loving it so far.

1 month ago
Grigor G.
Grigor G.
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5/5

Excellent course, very well structured and presented! Feeling lucky to have all this knowledge and practice drills just before buying my first bike.

1 month ago
Jason
Jason
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5/5

I’m a new motorcycle Rider this online school is very useful for me.
Thank you very much!!!!

1 month ago
Ken Sharp
Ken Sharp
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5/5

Excellent way to review the concepts taught at the riding schools. Keeps the information fresh in my mind and reinforces the proper riding techniques. I plan to review the Champions Habits periodically.

1 month ago
Joe Shin
Joe Shin
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5/5

ChampU is amazing! I've learned so much from their videos and feel way more confident on my motorcycle! The knowledge they're giving out for this price is a steal! After watching these videos I want to go street school and put it to use! Thank to all you guys- keep up the great work!

1 month ago
Megan Wood
Megan Wood
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5/5

So much great information for a very small fee! What I learned about traction, braking, cornering and adapting to conditions is invaluable.

1 month ago
anthony c.
anthony c.
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5/5

The course is perfect to continuously build on your riding technique. The segments are not to long nor to short so you have time to think about and process the lessons. Bonus: you can go back and retake the course or look at a section any time you want.

1 month ago
Lewis Glenn
Lewis Glenn
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5/5

Overall great. I especially like how the team simplifies the concepts to drive them in. It helps make sense of the cryptic sayings one hears (slow is fast and such). Well done!

1 month ago
Ricky Hoss
Ricky Hoss
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5/5

The price is right. The curriculum is well thought out and easy to follow. The videos are an added benefit even though you can get them on the YouTube, short and concise. The quizzes good. Overall the curriculum is great. I have recommended the online training to all my friends.
Thank you.

1 month ago
András Szőke
András Szőke
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5/5

very modern, well structured. Based strongly on phisics. I like when racing technics adapted for street rideing.

1 month ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
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5/5

Very well made introduction to the concepts, thank you for make it accessible to all of us that cannot take it in person. I look forward to a more advance level specific to track riders.

1 month ago
Jimmy Andrade
Jimmy Andrade
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5/5

This course was extremely helpful for someone like myself who is just getting started in this field. Important to start with a proven and safe fundamentals. Your efforts to teach us how to ride safely and explaining the intricacies of motorcycles are greatly appreciated

1 month ago
Dallas Sherman
Dallas Sherman
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5/5

ChampU has help me relearn how to ride and Change bad habits I had.

1 month ago
Kimberly P.
Kimberly P.
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5/5

It was great to have a review of things from the school.

1 month ago
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
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5/5

Superb course and a huge value!

1 month ago
Esa
Esa
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5/5

Great course. Every rider should do it. Even more experienced ones. In particular, the "trail braking" features have changed the driving feel a lot. Calmness is a pleasant feeling.

1 month ago
Cristian L.
Cristian L.
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5/5

Pretty easy to understand and practice

1 month ago
Kostiantyn
Kostiantyn
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5/5

This course gave me confidence as a first time rider but I'm sure I'll be coming back to it as my experience goes up

1 month ago
Graham Leupp
Graham Leupp
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5/5

I think the staff has done a fabulous job imparting their knowledge and skill sets to the riding public in a clear & entertaining format. Champ U will greatly advance the goal of increasing the number of new riders and getting them on the road more safely.
They rightly assessed that the cost of the full 2-day course was beyond the means of most riders, especially young ones but that an online format at an extraordinarily fair price would be within the reach of almost anyone.

1 month ago
John Freeman
John Freeman
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5/5

This was a great couse. Recommend for young and old, new and veteran riders alike.

1 month ago
Anthony Beach
Anthony Beach
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5/5

Great Explanations. Practical Training

1 month ago
Ruben Silva
Ruben Silva
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5/5

So much gold in this small course, I know its not the same Online, but its so well structured that one can improve miles just by watching and practice, practice, practice

1 month ago
Jeffery Hinderliter
Jeffery Hinderliter
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5/5

Absolutely love the teaching method and logical program structure. The lessons stick, too- more than any videos I watch elsewhere. Example from yesterday- my front tire lost some grip on a turn (felt like an oil patch) and spooked me. Found a place to pull over, get myself together, refocus, and continued on my way with confidence. If I didn't have the refocus skill I learned from the mental approach lesson I would've continued without stopping and carried that spooked baggage with me

1 month ago
Ricardo Garcia
Ricardo Garcia
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5/5

Thank you very much .. I have not finished the course yet, but what I am done makes me very satisfied. I practice the drills and all the tips and habits ... simply excellent, the production and all the work is very complete. I would love to go to take the face-to-face courses one day

1 month ago
Koorosh Farrokhzad
Koorosh Farrokhzad
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5/5

Very Helpful course, after few videos and quizzes I already see the progress in my riding. Course provides great technical skills. These are techniques are definitely not covered in MSF course, it is A MUST GET COURSE for every rider, highly recommend

1 month ago
Jorge P.
Jorge P.
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5/5

Very informative and applicable course set. I enjoyed it very much. I hope there’s a level 2 course soon.

1 month ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
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5/5

Great resource to reinforce the proper (and in some cases correct) process of riding safe and quick.

1 month ago
Michał Kruszyniak
Michał Kruszyniak
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5/5

Very condensed course - IM very happy

1 month ago
Tom Grekos
Tom Grekos
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5/5

I am waiting for the border to open so I can take the course in person, with my own bike. Planning for next year 2022

1 month ago
Marvin G.
Marvin G.
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5/5

Excellent course. No question about this being worth the worth the time and money.

1 month ago

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