There comes a time in everyones life when you want to test your heart and soul.
A real test that takes you to your very essence. A test that lets you examine exactly what you are made of. You prepare for it, you train for it, and you know it will make you a better person no matter what.
SEALFIT Kokoro Camp is such a test. As the world’s premier training camp for forging mental toughness, an Unbeatable Mind attitude and a warrior’s spirit, the camp is an intense crucible experience modeled after US Navy SEAL Hell Week. The difference is that Kokoro is designed to break you down, then rebuild you into the total package player everyone desires to have on their team.
Kokoro Camp is designed to help individuals discover the power of their resilient spirit over the mind, and the mind’s control over their body. The program is skillfully executed by a cadre of SEALs with over 125 cumulative years of Special Warfare experience. We train with intensity because the stakes are high. You have to have a reason to participate Kokoro. We will help you breach your perceived capability limits, enabling you to apply those lessons to your personal, professional and spiritual lives.
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Our mission is to develop mental toughness, show you that you are capable of 20x what you think, and develop your leadership and non-quitting warrior spirit. Discipline, Focus, Arousal Control, Attention Control, Micro-Goals, Positive Self Concept, Leadership, Self Mastery and an Unconquerable Spirit are trained and tested through 50 hours of intense physical and mental training.
This program is intense and leads to serious breakthroughs. Please study the prerequisites for Kokoro Camp in detail, and make an honest self-assessment, before committing to the camp.
- SEALFIT 5 Mountain training philosophy
- how to be a Team Player and Authentic Leader
- Warrior Yoga Basics
- Awareness & Concentration tools
- Attention Control
- Arousal Control
- Positive Self Concept
- Mental Resiliency
- Emotional Control
- Functional Endurance & Stamina Training
- Ocean Confidence & Exposure
- Sleep Deprivation
- Decision Making in Chaotic Situations
Graduates join an elite team of men and women who have taken the challenge and have set themselves on a lifelong journey toward self mastery with SEALFIT as the wind at their backs.
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We have published updated Kokoro Camp Standards to help you understand just what you are getting into when you start your training for Kokoro. We don’t want there to be any confusion as to what we are doing here. This is not a “SEAL experience” alone…it is an event unlike any other that will test you to your core. We want to prevent injuries as well as people holding their team back. The work-load at Kokoro camp was described by an Iron Man athlete as “3 back to back Iron Men races, without rest.” Prepare well.
Prerequisites for a graduate certificate will be tested within the first few hours of the camp. They include:
- 50 push ups (40 for women) in 2 minutes, 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes and 50 air squats in 2 minutes, with 2 minutes rest in between each.
- 10 dead hang pullups for men, 6 women
- 1 mile run in boots and utility pants on road in 9:30
- Body Armor (aka Murph) with 20# pack (15# for women): 1 hour and 10 minutes minimum
Endurance standards to guide your preparation (not tested for performance, but completion):
- 10 mile run in less than 1:20
- 20 mile ruck hike with load in less than 6 hours
Two event failure (PFT/Murph) will result in drop from course and refusal to perform any event will be considered a non verbal drop. Note we highly recommend that you ramp up your endurance and stamina training. A standard CrossFit or SOF Prep training regimen will not suffice. You should run a marathon or half Iron Man and spend considerable time rucking with load. Please contact us if you are not clear about the physical demands of this program. If you are performance dropped for failure to meet the standards listed on the SEALFIT web site you will be counselled by a SEALFIT Coach and be asked to leave training. There is no refund issued in this instance, but you will be offered training advice and the opportunity to apply for a SEALFIT Academy or Kokoro Camp at a later date.
Black Shirt graduates have the potential to pursue intern positions and the SEALFIT Mastery program, as outlined on our web site.
Good luck! – Coach Divine
contact us at (760) 634-1833 or enroll online today!
|Is this program right for me?The Kokoro Camp is the biggest challenge you will ever face. It is suitable for SOF (Special Operations Forces) candidates, adventure athletes, CrossFitters, and professionals who have been training hard for an extended period of time. It is a crucible experience designed to test you to your very core, and create new boundaries of awareness.|
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Is there a Gear List? Yes- see below-
- Minimum 3 pair of Black BDU Ripstock Pants (more would be ok)
- 1-2 Pairs of Compression shorts
- 1 Floppy “Boonie” Hat (for sun protection- not mandatory)
- 1 pair of running boots (we suggest breaking them in)
- Minimum of 8 white SEALFIT “Workout Tee’s”
- 1 BDU Utility Belt (Black)
- Socks (have a few Smart Wool or Dry Weave for Kokoro)
- 3 pairs of workout shorts
- 1 – 2 pair of running shoes
- 1 Sweatshirt
- Toiletries/ shave kit
What medical conditions require doctor approval?
- Diabetes Type 1 insulin dependent
- Any type of heart/valvular shunts or stints
- History of seizures
- Currently on prescription pain medications
Do I have to have the exact pants/boots offered online? No. Boots- any combat boot will suffice. For Kokoro make sure they have drain holes.
Where is the SEALFIT training center located? 849 Second Street in Encinitas, CA. 92024. (760) 634-1833.
We highly recommend you arrive a day early so you can get a good night sleep and not be affected by the travel. Transportation to HQ: Shuttle service is more cost effective than taxi. We recommend www.advancedshuttle.com or (800)719-3499 or (619)466-6885
Hotel Accommodations: If you are arriving, or staying, the day before/after Kokoro- we have discounted rates at a local, newly remodeled, Encinitas Days Inn. Make your reservation by calling (760) 944-0260. Be sure to ask for the SEALFIT rate. Accommodations are provided Friday/Saturday pm.
Check in/check out time: Please seek to check in at HQ no earlier than 10:00am on the Friday of the camp. Departure is Sunday evening after the post-event activities. If you DOR or get injured be prepared for flexible travel plans as you will not be allowed to stay and observe the training.
Should I eat before I come? Your first meal will be Friday evening; we suggest a well-rounded, heavy protein morning meal, light lunch. You are welcome to bring some snacks such as protein bars with your gear.
What is the application for? You will be asked to fill out an application which includes an essay. The application consists of a health assessment, statement of assumption of risk, release, indemnification and non-disclosure and a photograph/media release. It is important to complete the essay defining what your motivation is to attend this event and what you hope to get from it. You will also list your Pre-requisite scores. The Coaching Staff reads all of the essays, address it as such and be honest with your self-assessment.
How do I know if I’m accepted? No news is good news. If we have questions or concerns with your current training regimen or status, we will contact you.
Payment must be made in full 2 weeks prior to your camp date.
What meals/food are provided? All meals are provided. It is recommended you bring snacks, energy bars or some form of replenishment.
How should I prepare? This question is hard to answer because it depends on how you’ve lived your life up to this moment. Consider our online coaching if you want to erase the question of whether or not you are ready.
You are ready for Kokoro Camp if:
- You are already seriously conditioned as a competitive athlete or have been CrossFitting or SEAL Fitting for over a year, combined with longer endurance training. Assuming you can meet the Basic Screening Test minimums.
- You attended the 1 week academy and receive the nod from the Coaching staff. If you train at a CrossFit gym please check with us on your program and ensure you meet the pre-requisites
- Is there a recommended reading list? Yes, Coach Divine’s Reading List
Kokoro has given me the boost of confidence I needed that nothing else has been able to give me. Myself nor anybody else has challenged me to the point where I HAVE to perform beyond preconceived limits.
Kokoro is second only to combat in the way it builds camaraderie, leadership, and a brotherhood forged by adversity and overcoming that adversity. I often catch myself practicing breathing exercises or flashing back to a part of Kokoro that was particularly demanding and it reminds me that the task at hand is minuscule in comparison. Kokoro not only positively reconstructed my being, but it also severely humbled me and assisted in pinpointing weaknesses ,both physically and mentally, then gave me the tools to transform them into strengths. I can’t do Kokoro justice in words of what it has helped me accomplish. The SealFit community is one like no other!”
- Faris Amra
There are decisions in life that really define a person. If it was not for you helping me in my time of self doubt I would have made a decision that would have to stuck with me the rest of my life. When you first told me that I was not allowed to leave;I was upset. I was thinking who is this guy, and why won’t he let me quit. When you told me you will thank me later I thought no way. At the end of camp I realized you were absolutely right. I can not put into words how grateful I am that you made me stick it out. You taught me lessons that I will keep my entire life. For example, you taught me how to keep on pushing when you are working in a team, and how important it is to be there for your team. You taught me that in life you can not just quit no matter how hard life gets you just need to keep on fighting, and keep putting one foot in front of the other. No one knows what is going to happen in the future, but if you give your all you will be successful. That is the best lesson anyone can learn.
Thank you so much,
When I made the decision to sign up for SealFit Kokoro camp, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. As a college basketball player, I consider myself to be in good shape. However, when I arrived in Aspen and got my first taste of CrossFit I was extremely humbled and thought to myself “I’m not in shape at all, this is embarrassing.”
The first few weeks of training were very mental for me. To be a college athlete and struggle through workouts, while a 120-pound housewife powers through it next to you is not in the least bit inspiring at the beginning. It’s just downright discouraging. However, once I began to reap the benefits of CrossFit I was more than inspired by the level of dedication it took these people to get that strong and fit.
As the weeks went by, I began to see improvements in many areas. I was stronger, faster, more flexible, and my endurance was through the roof. I began to post faster times on workouts that had taken me much longer just a few weeks before. I knew that I still had a long way to go, but I was definitely on the right track.
As the summer moved through the end of June and into July, my confidence was sky high. I still wasn’t the best at CrossFit by any means, but for me personally I was in the best shape of my life. This is when I knew that completing SealFit would be the most challenging thing of my life, but that failure was no longer an option. I was past the point of return for quitting.
Preparing for and completing Kokoro camp was the best thing to ever happen to me. I was able to learn more about myself this summer than some people may ever learn about themselves in a lifetime. It has not only made me a better leader for my teammates, but a better leader of my own life. I find myself making better and more and confident decisions. I’m not as easily flustered as I was before. Each day of my life I use something I learned at Aspen CrossFit or at Kokoro to my advantage. My coach has told that I “no longer run from challenges, but rather run straight at them.”
I strongly encourage anyone who is thinking of doing SealFit Kokoro or a SealFit 20X challenge to just go for it. It will change your life and teach you things about yourself that you may not be able to imagine. I now crave life’s challenges and look to push myself outside of my comfort zone. Like I tell everyone who has asked me about Kokoro: If I can make it through, so can you.
My name is Brandon Myers. I graduated Kokoro class 26 last October. I wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude to you and all of the SEALFit instructors. I just found out that I was selected for OCS and BUD/S. The physical and mental training that you have developed has truly prepared me for this journey. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to experience your training firsthand. I am ready for this monumental task, and I owe you all of the credit. Thanks again coach! Hooyah
“Hi Coach Divine,
It’s been a few weeks since we finished Kokoro 29 and I am writing to thank you and the entire coaching staff for providing our class with an amazing weekend of teamwork, training and personal development. I read Kokoro reviews before attending and thought I had an idea of what to expect, but the camp was more intense and eye opening than any review can describe. The combination of physical and mental stress was a great opportunity to work as a team while pushing past our preconceived limits. I’ve already begun approaching daily tasks differently after being exposed to the mental techniques taught at Kokoro and feel better prepared for all aspects of life. Thank you for an amazing weekend.”
“Dear Commander Divine
I would like to express my gratitude and thankfulness for all the remarkable and soul enriching experience that I will carry into eternity with me.I am honored and privileged to have met and trained under your leadership . I will continue to grow and enrich my Kokoro Spirit for as long as I live.
“I am sitting at my desk working on some reports, but all I can think about is the amazing weekend that just took place. WOW! That was truly EPIC… I thought your lectures on Yoga, the Warrior Spirit and Leadership were outstanding.”
- Greg Amundson, CrossFit HQ and Amundson CrossFit, Kokoro Camp 12
“Those 48 hours were perhaps some of the most grueling, yet rewarding I have ever encountered in my life. As a marathon runner and a competitive athlete everything now seems like a cake walk in comparison… I now feel I have the confidence to get through BUD/s, and with the experiences I faced in camp I can take it with me to Coronado and use it so I can help not only myself but my teammates.”
- Trey Fischer, Kokoro Camp 9
“You’ve created an amazing life experience and I’m honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to live it. I draw on the experience every day in so many aspects of my life — in my thinking and reflection, relationships, training, teaching and coaching, pro-action/action/reaction, business, etc. While I’ve completed some relatively sizable endurance events in the past… none of those experiences comes even close the holistic takeaway from Kokoro Camp. Not even close.”
- Jeff, Kokoro Camp 13
Kokoro Camp – 2014-2015 Dates
March 28-30, 2014
June 20-22, 2014
July 25-27, 2014
August 22-24, 2014
October 17-19, 2014
June 19-21, 2015
July 24-26, 2015
August 21-23, 2015
October 16-18, 2015