Monthly Archives: April 2019

Mother Trucking Mayhem

8 Monster trucks just caused a Traffic Jam in Cape Town….

To be honest I was expecting these Monster Trucks to cause destruction but Monster Jam is actually a organized competition where the drivers get points and there is a winner hmmm interesting.

This event is a sandblast of note, the sound of these machines are deafening and the energy given off from the crowd gets the drivers amped to manoeuvre these monsters by defying gravity.

With names like Megladon, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt Dalmatian and Grave Digger…if this was a movie it’ll be a cross between Sharknado, Desperado, 101 Dalmatians and a Wrestlemania match featuring The Undertaker. Just to explain myself uhhhh a movie mash-up like that would be totally confusing but hella fun to watch.

The first event was a high octane race around a mirror-image track, I didn’t know where the finish line was but seeing these trucks fly is super cool.

Next up was the Two-wheel challenge, to be honest this part was abit boring but to think how difficult and the skill it takes to get a huge truck on two-wheels makes it worth seeing.

When the Monster Trucks did donuts you realise just how loud they can get, dust storms inside the stadium and the crowd amping up the drivers was awesome.

The freestyle motorcross section gave the mechanics some time to monkey-wrench the engines and re-fuel the thirsty monsters for the final event.

If you look closely in the distance you’ll see a Monster Truck upside down doing a back-flip….now that is insane right….seeing that live is mind-boggling.

This was a cool family friendly event, lots of noise and high-octane energy….it is also cool that the audience get to participate in who wins the event.

For more info check out my previous post. –https://shaunjengel.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/eight-larger-than-life-monster-jam-trucks-head-to-sa/

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Keengs and Kweens

Winter is Coming……

Don’t worry there are no Game Of Thrones spoilers in this post, today is Volunteer Recognition Day and to show our appreciation we want to dedicate this post to YOU!!!!

Thank YOU for giving up your time, resources and energy to give back to someone in need. Volunteers in our eyes are the KEENgs and KwEENs of our society, they should be wearing their crowns with pride.

YOU are an inspiration, YOU are amazing, YOU are incredible…..keep on shining that bright light, as the weather gets colder volunteers become more of a demand, if we all lend a helping hand we make lighter work and the world becomes a better happier place.

Here are some incredible facts about volunteering to encourage you to continue on this wonderful journey, even though you sometimes feel you do not get the recognition or appreciation…look back on this post and know that YOU MATTER!!

  • Volunteering can lead to job opportunities that you never would have heard about otherwise. It will introduce you to new people, who will look at you in a positive light by knowing you’re taking part in a volunteering project or programme. Never forget the importance of showing that you care! You could even set yourself the goal to get as many types of volunteering projects on your list as possible. Making sure they are always causes you care about, of course!
  • Volunteering can help improve your mental health by giving you feelings of gratitude for what you have in your own life. This new perspective can help you see things more clearly and feel inspired to keep doing the great work you’re involved with. When seeking help with mental health issues, often people will be advised to take part in volunteering projects in their spare time, to serve as a distraction from unhappy feelings but also a new focus.
  • Volunteering can help you come up with your own creative ideas for new ways to volunteer! Sometimes the best thing you can do is to sign up to a project you think sounds interesting, and then use this as the base for the rest of the work you do later in life. The more you learn about charities and organisations, the better!https://volunteeringjourneys.com/volunteering-ideas-2/

To make things a little more easier for you we at The Keen Movement have developed a Keen Volunteer Checklist:

Happy Volunteer Recognition Day you KEENgs and KwEENs.

IT’S FIGHT WEEK!

Get ready for EFC 78, the countdown has Begun!

Cape Town, South Africa – We are just 5 days out from EFC’s return to GrandWest, Cape Town. With two mega headlining fights and nine more epic fights, Saturday 13 April is one not to be missed!
In the main event, reigning champ, JP Buys goes-up against the recently crowned interim champion, Luthando Biko to unify the EFC bantamweight championship. Watch the Countdown to Buys vs Biko: https://youtu.be/ldMbf01xcd4
The flyweights take centre stage in the co-main event, when South Africa’s Nkazimulo Zulu puts his title on the line against the ultra-dangerous undefeated Englishman, Jake Hadley. Watch the Countdown to Buys vs Biko: https:https://youtu.be/dVYWfNGjNTI
Also on the main card, welterweight contenders, Luke Michael and Conrad Seabi clash in the first fight of the welterweight Grand Prix. The winner will fight for the vacant title later this year. Plus, the heavy-hitting Saxon Delafield, goes head-to-head with the accurate striking of Rodrique Kena, and two of the ‘Mother City’s’ favourites make their long-awaited returns to the Hexagon and collide in the opening fight of the main card. Shaun de Lange takes-on Marcel Teniers.

Kicking-off the highly anticipated fight night, 6 more matchups between some of the organisation’s biggest names will take place.
Full EFC 78 fight card:

JP Buys vs Luthando Biko

Nkazimulo Zulu vs Jake Hadley

Luke Michael vs Conrad Seabi

Saxon Delafield vs Rodrique Kena

Shaun de Lange vs Marcel Teniers

August Kayambala vs Sindile Manengela

Paulwethu Namba vs Imke-Marischca Kuikstra

Wade Kerspuy vs Josemar Octavio

Mutuale Basambombo vs HP van Staden

Willem Smith vs Zaakir Badat

Christian Bobo vs Adrian Sanchez

Tickets available at: https://efcww.com/2JNWXeo
Full broadcast details on www.efcworldwide.com

About EFC® – The Extreme Fighting Championship®

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, EFC is a world leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation. EFC produces 10 live events annually at sold out arenas. With over 150 athletes exclusively contracted to the organisation, EFC showcases the greatest warriors on the planet.

EFC events are broadcast in over 120 countries around the world on numerous television networks in multiple languages. EFC programming is available weekly in 600+ million TV households globally, making it one of the most recognisable MMA brands in the world.

For more information visit efcworldwide.com, or follow us at Facebook: facebook.com/EFCworldwidefacebook.com/EFCworldwide, Twitter:twitter.com/EFCworldwideand Instagram: Instagram.com/EFCWorldwide.

Kleen Sea

Saturday 6th April 2019 at 10am we invite you to come and help us clean our beaches.

The Keen Movement are joining the Clean C organisation, giving up just 90 minutes of our morning we are Keen to fill up as much bags as possible.

Other Beach cleanups happening this weekend
Table View/Blouberg 10am
Sunset Beach 10am
Milnerton Lighthouse 10am
Muizenberg 9am
Hout Bay Keep Hout Bay Beautiful 10am
Kommietjie Rose Wise 9am
Strand Helderberg… https://t.co/WdN1a5p2gr

The Beach Clean ups are for everyone and is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and learn how to appreciate this beautiful city we live in.

  • Beach cleanups run on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10am and last 90 minutes
  • Bags and gloves provided
  • Look out for the blue or green banners on the beach.

If you need some more motivation to join us this week lets look at some facts and figures:

  • Plastics do not biodegrade in our lifetime, but instead break down into small particles that persist in the ocean, adsorb to toxins, and enter the food chain through fish, sea birds and other marine life.[7]
  • Plastic is the most common type of marine litter worldwide.[10] [11]
  • Up to 80% of marine litter is plastic.[12]
  • An estimated 5-13 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year from land-based sources.[13]
  • Several studies on plastic microfibers and nanoplastics have indicated that these particles are able to be ingested by marine animals and bioaccumulate up the food chain, carrying with them adhered chemicals and toxins, posing health impacts to both wildlife and human consumers of seafood.[31] [32] [33]

http://beachapedia.org/Plastic_Pollution_Facts_and_Figures

…..and that is but the tip of the tip of the iceberg but…

#DidYouKnow #TheChangeStartsWithYou If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers, please fill in the application form and we will be in contact with you https://t.co/JV04sgHVFJ https://t.co/N8STP5SUpg

Please do join us for the #BeachCleanUp on Saturday 6 April at 10h00. Contact us for more information #TheChangeStartsWithYou #WeAreKeen #ZeroWaste #ForTheSea https://t.co/gvHiWmQaeH

We are KEEN to meet you all.