About

Motocross Schools and Technique DVDs

Gary Semics

 

I’ve been teaching motocross for nearly 30 years. I know what most riders want. They want to have fun riding and/or racing. They want to ride with more speed and control, to ride hard longer without getting so tired, to ride safer and not get hurt. I have trained beginners to the world’s best, from McGrath to Villopoto. For the last 28 years I’ve made becoming a better rider a branch of science. I’m sure you’ll be happy with how much my Motocross Schools and/or Technique DVDs or Streams can help you Become a Better Rider!

 

My teaching credentials:

By the time I was 14 I was racing about every weekend and practicing about 3 or 4 days per week.  By age 16 I was racing the open expert class and winning everything in PA, OH and NY. At age 18 Husqvarna started my Factory Racing Career. I stayed with Husky for 3 years (1972, 73 and 74). Then it was Factory Kawasaki for 3 years, then Can-Am for 1 year, then Honda for 1 year, Yamaha for 1 year and Suzuki for 1 year.  During that time I won the 500cc Supercross Championship for Husqvarna in 1974. I also won several Nationals and placed 2nd and 3rd in the AMA 500 National Series in 1976 and 1979. In 1977 I raced as a member of the U.S. team in the Motocross and Trophy des Nations that were held in France and Holland. In 1982 I began racing in the 500cc World Championship Grand Prix Series. My best year was 1982 when I placed 7th in the 500cc series. During my racing career I was always a top 10 finisher in World Class MX Competition.

 

I’m proud of my accomplishments because I know how hard I worked at it but at the same time I realize I could have done better if I knew how to prepare better.  If I knew how to test and adjust the bike better, how to learn and practice better, how to make the right decisions, not only in racing but in life in general. I guess you could say I learned by trial and error, by making mistakes, learning the hard way, going to the school of hard knocks.  I think falling short of my potential, as many other racers have done, gave me the motivation to teach and coach young upcoming riders to do things the right way.

 

 

 

 

In 1985 when my pro racing career came to a forced ending, going full circle back to a privateer I began my Motocross Instructional School. In the years since I’ve trained hundreds of students, but the one’s you’ve probably heard the most about are Jeremy McGrath, Kevin Windham and Ryan Villopoto,. I was Jeremy’s personal trainer for most of his career. I trained Kevin and Ryan for a few years back in their earlier days. I have trained and coached many other top pro motocross racers, including John Dowd, Ezra Lusk, Mike Brown, Brock Hepler, Stephane Roncada, Brock Sellards, Steve Lamson, Ernesto Fonseca, Brian Swink, Kyle Lewis, Jiri Dostal and Branden Jesseman. I’ve also trained Off-Road heroes Fred Andrews, Chuck Woodford and Rich Lafferty. “See Testimonials”. I have found that I have a real knack for teaching, and it has become my goal to train motocross riders around the world.  Not only am I doing this through my personal schools and Training DVDs but also through Certifying MX Instructors around the world to teach under my school’s format.  Currently there are 6 with 2 more in the training and testing stages. 

 

 

 

 

All DVDs BannerIn order to reach all you MX enthusiasts, I produced the (Gary Semics Motocross Techniques DVD Series. The 3 volume series presently includes 20 technique DVDs, 2 motocross fitness training DVDs, The 2 Day MX School DVD, some other stand alone DVDs, one historic DVD called (The Evolution of Motocross), 2 CDs and a Motocross Practice Manual,. for a total of 28 DVDs as of September 2015. The DVDs can also be Streamed.

Through my motocross schools, instructional DVDs, and the popular Motocross Practice  Manual, I have introduced nearly a half million amateur riders to what I term, “The 55 Absolute Techniques of Motocross” – commandments for the motocross track calculated to give riders ideal body position and balance while accelerating, cornering, jumping, braking, along with mastery of each of the motorcycle’s five controls. Maintaining the center of balance and mastering the use of the throttle, brakes, clutch and shifter are the fundamentals which serve as the whole foundation of Motocross riding Skills. But there are dozens of individual techniques to learn and practice that go into mastering these fundamentals. When a rider can automatically do all the techniques correctly and shred the entire course with a style all his own, it’s way more than just dirt bike riding or motocross riding; it’s an Art form. Here at my motocross school and with my instructional DVDs we’re all about the most effective coaching, training and motocross instruction to bring out the best in every rider; whether they are in the C class or one of the world’s best. Find you’re motocross potential here at GSMXS.

Get started today by watching some free Technique DVD previews. Then order the DVDs or Steams.

Testimonials

Keep it real, keep an attitude of gratitude,

Gary Semics

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Motosports.com’s interview.

 

 
 

What do my clients say?

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Gary, my son Jake (15) and I really enjoy your videos. We have all of volume 3 and are looking forward to the next video. I am amazed how fast Jake has improved just by watching your videos and practicing the techniques. Jake moved up to a 250 last April and is usually one of the fastest riders at the tracks, thanks to the techniques you teach. Jake is going to try to qualify for Loretta’s in the 250B class this next year. Just wanted to say thanks.
Your website say the next video will be out soon. Is there any way we can preorder the video?

Ward LeRoy

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Hi Cindy!
I’m a new user of the Gary Semics motocross training DVD series which I stumbled on one day while searching the internet for training aids. As a 41 year old brand new rider with a 7 year old who loves to ride as much as I do . . . well, suffice to say that Gary’s videos have been incredible. I bought his largest package and have learned so much in a short period of time.

Lastly, tell Gary (I’m assuming you’re related) that the “Goon Riding” was the funniest thing we’ve ever seen – mainly because it reminded my whole family (5 of us) EXACTLY what I looked like when I started riding for the first time this past May – what a grin!! It was priceless – absolutely priceless to see my family and myself laugh as hard as we did!!! Thanks for that.

Lastly, my son loves the Gary Semics T-shirt that came in our package, do you have them in X-Large? If yes, how much are they?

Thanks Cindy! Have a great weekend!!
Sincerely,
Jim Shafor
(an extremely happy customer of the Gary Semics training system)

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Hi Gary & Cindy,
Gary – your products are fantastic! I originally purchased a single streaming video to “test” your product. As a firm believer in getting information/instruction from someone who has “fruit on tree”, I wanted to see what you were about – AND YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!

Within days, I returned to your site and purchased the largest package you offered – everything you had at the time (as I remember it) and that’s the subject of my inquiry. Since my purchase of the 2011 Everything Value Pack, you have produced two MUST HAVE videos (must have is my opinion of course) about jumping and scrubbing.

Do you have any discounts for folks like me that have purchased everything you produced at the time of order? I will be completely transparent and tell you that I am going to purchase them even if you don’t, I just thought you might have a discount code for folks that are 100% in with the Gary Semics program.

I will be giving your two newest videos to my son for Christmas.

PS – for what it’s worth, I’m 42 and only started riding 8 months ago. My son (7 yrs old – started riding 8 months ago too) and I are now “dirt bike buddies”! All we do with our free time is watch your videos, learn as much as we can, then take your book to the track to practice (riding only about 3 times a week right now)! We are doing our first race in Southern Utah this month (Dec 29th & 30) and we credit our confidence and desire to your training system.

Thanks again Gary, for reading this email, responding, and for taking the time to produce great videos that help beginners like me become decent riders in a short amount of time.

I look forward to hearing back from you!

Sincerely,

Jim Shafor
Vernal, Utah

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I took one of Gary’s two day classes in Ohio 10-12 years ago when I was struggling in the C class. Prior to the class I had invested in all the hop up parts and suspension work I could afford and none of it made one shit bit of difference. Oh when I did case a jump it was smoother and my bike sounded bad ass but the trophies were few to nonexistent. I cannot stress how improved my whole skill set became after those two days. I have a barn full of trophies and one season championship under my belt (now retired from racing) and I really have to thank Gary for running a great program. BTW all that information helped me not only in MX but HS, GNCC, Ice Racing and Flat track.
If I were to do it again I would have gone to several of Gary’s classes when i was younger and only invested in better safety equipment.

BTW I’m not trying to spam Gary’s Schools but just giving you in my opinion the best advice I could to anyone who lines up on a gate.

Motophile365 (from Vital MX “Moto Related” forum)

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My oh my what great memories I have hammering out countless hours of Semics drills. My dad was a tight ass & never sent me to his school, even thou we aren’t even 2 hours from his location. I myself was a beginner motocrosser that had only 3 harescramble races under my belt and laps put down on a couple backyard mx tracks.. So needless to say I wasn’t blitzing the whoops, railing berms or throwing fat whips. I was nothing more than a back marker in the 85cc 7-11 class of the local racing scene. I bullshit you not that within that same season I ended up beating kids that were waxing my ass at the start of it . Without a doubt the reason I made such quick improvements was by watching Semics VHS tapes (yes vhs) and religiously performing those drills for hours.. Turn tracks were what helped me the most, they’re the ticket.. I’d recommend any of his dvd’s or tapes.

Weiserguy (from Vital MX “Moto Related” forum)

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Gary I totally respect you as a Championship competitor and an Instructor of the best of the best. I believe you are helping people enjoy the sport much more and reduce their chances of injury through better riding techniques. Before I used your Manual I was a middle of the pack rider. Then in the off season I bought and used your manual, I keep using it every time I practice and review it often. In the following 5 years I have won Regional and National titles in Vintage and Post Vintage MX in 100cc 125cc 250cc and 500cc Next year I’m going after Open Twin 650cc. Thank you for creating such an inexpensive comprehensive tool for us to use.

Robin Hannah #960

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Just wanted to say thank you for your in depth DVD’s , with your knowledge and training techniques of the sport of riding you have taught me a lot, and from that it has helped my 6 year old become a really technical rider. Started your dvds when he was 5 an man have they taught him a lot.

Thank you , Jacob Cleveland

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j368 from Thumper Talk Forum (MX Riding Techniques)

Gary, I’ve got most of your DVD’s and they’ve helped me a lot. But, your DVD MX Cornering Speed Beyond the Basics made a huge improvement for me. I watched it dozens of times and picked up a lot of things. It’s easily cut my lap times a few seconds a lap. Made a huge improvement with cornering in deep ruts, and saving energy too. Now deep ruts don’t bother me at all. That’s where I can make up a lot of time.

If any of you struggle with your cornering, and ruts. Get this DVD and study it, and watch it many times. It will help you.

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Luke Baldridge

Your videos are amazing. I love the clear ad concise method you convey difficult concept in an easy to understand manner. I switched from racing ATVA quad mx before going to A class in that discipline. Decided to take it to 2 wheels. Been on them 4.5-5 years, and some times before that. However I’m just now taking it serious. You program WORKS! The feeling of safety and implanting the movements into the CNS memory allows the rider to “adapt.” If this makes sense. I sent a friend request thinking it would be a great way to help you communicate with me if I have an issue. If not you are leaving behind a legacy man and I just wanted to say that’s something only great men get to leave behind. God Bless, Keep it fast, Keep it safe, and Keep up the good work. Thanks so much,

Luke Baldridge

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Hi Gary,

I just wanted to drop you a note, I purchased your DVD set 1-8, a few months ago and have watched all of them a few times and continue to do so. I just purchased your book manual so I can take it to the track. I started ridding when I was about six, stopped riding around 30, and started riding again at 50, because my son wanted to learn how. He’s been a snow skier since about 5.

Your videos are absolutely great, even though I thought I was a good rider, I had some bad habits that have made it much safer and stopped me from passing them off to my son.

Your videos are a great service to dirt bike riders safety and would and do recommend them to anyone who wants to have much more fun and be a safer rider.

Thank you and I hope you continue your success, you deserve it!

Happy New Year!!!
-Jeff

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Mr. Semics,

I have been watching your DVD’s since I purchased the everything pack and I am very excited to get back on the track and start applying all I have learned form your material, so glad I didn’t get back into it before watching your DVD’s because I would have fell back into some bad habits I never realized I was doing before the DVD’s.  Long story short the format and teaching methods are excellent.  I am very impressed.

Thanks again.  Have a good one.

Matt Altobelli | Field Engineer General

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Gary, just got a chance to watch your new video “Motocross Skills for Vets”.
Great video, very informative, easy to follow. I love how you broke down the different areas.
Can’t wait to get out there and practice those techniques.
Thanks, Norm

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I have several of Gary’s videos and I can say that they are absolutely worth every penny! I’ve bought and watched a lot of other videos and they don’t even come close to GSMX! Gary has a way of describing techniques others can’t.   Thanks Gary!

John Helmsley from FB.

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