Who Trains at InDefence? Rick

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NAME

Rick Carusi

WHAT IS YOUR JOB TITLE??

Concreter

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY??
I’ve been in the construction industry mainly concreting for around 18 years.

WHAT 3 WORDS DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO??

Three words that describe what I do would have to be Hard strenuous work

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK ENTAIL?? 

My work entails placing/pouring concrete for everything from decorative footpaths and driveways to suspended decks columns and walls for multiple story buildings.

WHAT IS A TYPICAL WORK WEEK LIKE?? 

A typical work week can include preparing gear for pours, preparation of certain areas on a specific area of the job site for a pour and or rectifying defects in finished work.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THIS AREA??
I got started in the industry pretty much when I left school.  My Dad’s side of the family are Italian so most of the men in the family do the same work I just followed in the footsteps hahahahaha

WHAT DO YOU LIKE/DISLIKE?? 

Most of my life I’ve loved playing drums and most board sports, skate boarding, wakeboard and snowboarding at the top of that list but as of a few years back Krav Maga has been my favourite pastime I wish I started years ago.

WHAT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT 

WHAT YOU DO??
A common misconception people have about what I do is that tradies, especially concreters I think, often get looked at as just dumb tradies but the truth is some of the most interesting and intelligent people I’ve met are concreters.

DO YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTING STORIES THAT YOU CAN TELL US??

An interesting story may be how I got started in Krav Maga with me taking my son for a class (back in 2013) and no other kids showed up.

Anna asked if I’d like to help hold pads for him and after some things I was shown I’ve been going ever since.

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