creative, competitive,and confident - these are
all words that describe Oswaldo Koch, an industrial
engineer, inventor, MBA and fitness trainer. Born
in Peru , Oswaldo has an extensive background
in fitness training. During his studies in the
naval academy of Peru , Oswaldo learned a variety
of fitness disciplines including boxing, gymnastics,
self-defense, sailing, swimming, and diving. Later,
Oswaldo trained in martial arts, free diving,
dancing, yoga, tennis and marathon running.
in Canada as a computer professional with stressful,
time-restricted schedules, Oswaldo began to
seek alternative ways of exercising. It took
Oswaldo over one decade to develop and refine
the Mastermoves Fitness System.
climax in developing the Mastermoves System
came in 1998 when Oswaldo suffered a nearly
fatal mountain biking accident that fractured
his neck and nearly paralyzed him. Using the
Mastermoves System as his only tool, Oswaldo
rebuilt his body from scratch after the brace
on his head was removed.
the age of 44, Oswaldo feels healthier and stronger
than ever before. The experience of the accident
and painful recovery helped Oswaldo to understand
and incorporate two new and key elements in
his Mastermoves practice - relaxation and respect.
Since then, Mastermoves has evolved into one
of the most complete fitness training systems
in the world.
with Mastermoves requires more than daily exercise.
From your manual, you will learn how to detoxify
your body and eat healthy foods. When you combine
good nutrition with your daily Mastermoves training,
you will enjoy a healthy and powerful body,"
said Oswaldo. "Your new body will, in turn,
help you to build the self-confidence and the
skills for your success in life," Oswaldo
seen on Television
Koch featured on TV:
- CBC Dragons Den
- The Shopping Channel
- Urban Rush - Shaw TV
Studio 4 - Shaw TV
- Master Moves TV Infomercial.
in Canada as a computer professional with a stressful, time-restricted
schedule, Oswaldo began to seek alternative ways of exercising.
It took him over one decade to develop and refine the Master
Moves Training System.
Oswaldo Koch speaks primarily to any organization looking
to achieve high productivity. He is an expert in showing
organizations how to get more from their employees and
upon over twenty years of corporate experience in both high-tech,
manufacturing and human resources, His client list includes
some of the largest corporations in the private sector, major
trade and professional associations, small business, government,
and not-for-profit organizations. His presentations are thought
provoking. His advice to his audience is practical. He speaks
with passion. And his message is clear:
of us live in a society where elevators, escalators, and automobiles
have rendered muscles, once firm and strong from running and
climbing, weak and flaccid. Our minds have also become dulled
from lack of use as we allow computers to do more and more
of the work for us. Our bodies weaken from food that is too
rich and a physical life that is too soft. Our society, our
economy, our lifestyle is geared to the instant and disposable.
We have turned into a materialistic society, with no respect
for our planet. My intention is to make this presentation
the clearest and most inspiring information to help you address
most of these challenges".
well as keynoting, Oswaldo offers in-house management development
programs and facilitates team building and planning sessions.
Since 2001 he has been introducing "cutting edge"
skills and concepts around:
- Transforming people into leaders
- Fostering superior team performance
- Achieving optimal fitness
Winning At News Teams (Team Building)
- Becoming A Master Leader (Leadership)
- Vision Boards (Creativity)
- Becoming A Master Manager (Management)
- The Science of Persuasion (Communication)
- Internet Marketing (Business)
- Wining At New Products (Strategies)
/ Clients Feedback
was inspirational, touched everyone in the room. He was articulate,
charming, warm, inviting, and totally wonderful. The feedback
was terrific - we could not have done better!!!!
audience was completely captivated and deeply touched by Oswaldo's
speech. One of my favorites parts was when Oswaldo explained
the fundamental moves for dancing with beauty and sensuality.
- YMCA Connections
was excited with the content of his presentation. We were
delighted to hear such a dynamic and professional presentation
which was based on a sound understanding of marketing.
- BC Inventors Association
is an industrial engineer, fitness trainer, inventor, MBA,
IT expert. For more thatn 20 years, Oswaldo has focused
his entire agenda around technology and fitness for better
productivity, creativity and optimal fitness.
During his studies in the naval academy of Peru, he learned
the art of proper nutrition and a great variety of fitness
disciplines including boxing, gymnastics, self-defense,
sailing, swimming, and diving. Later, Oswaldo trained in
martial arts, free diving, dancing, yoga, tennis and marathon
2010, at the age of 50, Oswaldo has achieved his optimal
fitness level. He feels healthier and stronger than ever
before. The experience of the accident and painful recovery
helped him to understand and incorporate two new and key
elements in his Mastermoves practice - relaxation and respect.
Since then, Master Moves has evolved into one of the most
complete fitness training systems in the world.
Koch writes primarily about fitness and prosperity -- the
science of success. He sees every person as a tremendous,
still-untapped leverage point for increasing creativity
and productivity and he is an expert in showing them how
to unleash the power of the mind and body.
of Oswaldos published books and articles are:
- The Core Challenge (Self-study book about Core Training)
- My Success Guide (Instructional manual for the Master
- Vision Boards (Training manual for deloping creativity
and mental focus)
- Relax and Grow Smart (Self- develoment book)
- Overcoming Obstacles (Co-author of the book published
by Mentors Magazine)
- MasterQuotes (Publisher of the weekly newsletter for personal
Birth and Evolution of Master Moves
a life-threatening bike accident in 1998, Oswaldo Koch developed
Mastermoves as a method of healing and gently strengthening
his body. In a conversation with writer Christopher Pollon
in August 2003, Oswaldo described how the Mastermoves system
evolved from personal therapy to an international training
IN 1998, YOU HAD
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE. WHAT HAPPENED?
I had gone mountain biking one afternoon near Victoria BC.
At one point I was barreling down a steep hill, high on adrenaline
and completely oblivious to danger. I hit a bump and was thrown
from the bike, landing right on my head. When I recovered
consciousness a minute or two later, I felt a blinding pain
in my neck, as if my spine had been pierced by a sharp piece
CLOSE DID YOU COME TO BEING PARALYZED?
Very close. The next day I was put into a very
painful head brace. The doctors decided against
surgery because they weren't sure what was damaged
internally, so it was left for time and nature
FORM DID YOUR REHABILITATION TAKE?
The brace was removed after about six months,
so it took me about a year before I could really
begin my training. During that time, my body and
muscles had atrophied from inactivity. In addition
to physiotherapy, the doctors suggested I start
some gradual weight training. I decided not to
follow their advice, because they gave me all
sorts of precautions and I really felt like I
was limiting myself and my recovery.
YOU CONSCIOUS THAT YOU WERE FORMULATING YOUR OWN
TRAINING SYSTEM RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING?
Not at first. But I realized how my previous training
regimen had been physically damaging, so I was
determined to come up with a better method to
enable my body to heal and become stronger.
on, I did a lot of reading, focusing on many different
types of training -- yoga, tai chi, chi kung,
Latin dancing and Aikido. For example, I was interested
in applying the principles I had learned during
my four years studying the Japanese art Aikido
- such as the importance of being gentle with
your body, and of the importance of being in physical,
mental and spiritual harmony with nature.
HAS MASTERMOVES EVOLVED INTO TODAY?
Mastermoves is a fitness practice that can develop
and strengthen the body in a completely gentle
way. It encompasses total health - including mental
and spiritual well-being as well as physical fitness.
system eliminates the barriers to developing our bodies
to their full potential. It helps us change bad habits involving
our body posture, the quality and quantity of food we eat,
our mental well-being, and how we move and walk.
train 15 minutes each morning and 15 later in the day, gradually
developing improved muscular symmetry, coordination and speed
- all the conditions required for your body to perform optimally,
no matter what kind of physical activity you do. To get results,
you do not have to submit to a regime of tortuous forced reps
or injury-inducing high intensity workouts.
DOES A BEGINNER START MASTERMOVES?
It begins with two weeks of general conditioning
exercises, two times a day. This will provide
the foundation. All of these initial exercises
are done on the floor, focusing on improving the
posture. The only exception are the standing exercises
needed to develop and expand the range of motion
in the hips. This type of movement and flexibility
is underdeveloped in most people who are starting
So, once the two weeks of conditioning are done,
you can chose a specific program based on your
fitness goals. There are different Mastermoves
workouts for developing flexibility, strengthening,
and endurance. If you just want to have a total
workout and stress general fitness, you can do
that without specializing.