Guga Kuerten, a former World No. 1 tennis player, practices the DeRose Method and believes it is training that uses extra concentration. He goes on to say ‘I observe, in the practice, that one seeks a higher degree of physical performance, gained through concentration, breathing and so on. Tennis and the Method have a big similarity, because in reality, in sport you look to gain control of the situation and in this practice, you seek self-control. In both, you want things to be under control.’
Graciele Herrmann, who will be representing Brazil at this summer’s London Olympic Games says: ‘The DeRose Method is helping me a lot with my training. I practice concentration and meditation, as these are essential to my performance in the pool’.
Kelly Slater, 11-time World Champion gains much from practicing the DeRose Method during surf tours and regularly thanks the instructor by stating it is ‘just what I needed!’
Antonio Antonioli, Ju Jitsu champion of Brazil, Pan America and Europe has been practicing the DeRose Method for 5 years. He explains: ‘I love all the DeRose Method techniques. At the beginning I practiced a lot because I felt the difference it made to my performance as an athlete. With time, I also began to cherish the conviviality with other practitioners and professionals of the DeRose Method. I became keen to study it and to attend the cultural activities as well. Every time I travel to compete or to present seminars I meet new and old friends that represent the DeRose Method around the world.’