Motocross Schools and Technique DVDs

Gary Semics


I’ve been teaching motocross for over 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. Over the last 32 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 better 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 not make the mistakes I had made, to do things right and to bring out the best in them.





In 1985 when my pro racing career ended, I couldn’t just stop racing all together.  So I went full circle back to racing the local seen in SO CAL as a privateer.  That was when I also began teaching motocross schools.  I raced pretty much every weekend and did schools for the next 13 years in Southern California.  Then I moved back to my home state of Ohio and did the same there for the next 16 years.  Now, at 62 I don’t race anymore, still ride a little and still train off the mx bike a lot.  Over the years  I’ve trained thousands of riders, 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 8 GSMXS Certified MX Instructors. 





Photo of The Motocross Practice Manual, the 2 CDs & all DVDs except the MX Evolution DVD.

In 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.


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 Semics & Josh Thompson

I’ve went from 250 lbs down to 160 lbs with the help of Gary Semics MX Conditioning DVD. I can really tell a big difference with how I feel on the bike. Not only do I not tire out, but the bike handles and performs better with me having the strength to ride it with ease now.

I decided to test my new conditioning out in this years 23rd annual Great Greenbrier River Race. It’s a 17 mile triathlon that consist of a 3 mile run (that I completed with a time of 20min 37s), a 4 mile kayak (completed in 45min 51s), and a 10 mile bike ride (completed in 36min 59s). I crossed the line 44th out of 222 with a overall time of 1hr 43min 27s and thats even after suffering a broken paddle in the kayaking event.

I owe a lot to Gary for teaching me his conditioning and all of his techniques in the sport that I love. Thanks Gary,

Josh Thompson

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