SOURCE: Leatt Corporation

April 19, 2006 07:30 ET

Leatt Corporation Produces Training DVD for FIM Doctors

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2006 -- Leatt Corporation (OTC: LEAT), a Nevada, USA Corporation headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, that develops, sells and distributes the Leatt-Brace™, a Neck Brace System designed to help prevent potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck), today announced that it has produced a training DVD for the FIM which will enable them to educate their doctors on the technical aspects of the of the Leatt-Brace™.

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme), the governing body for international motorcycle racing, approached the Leatt Corporation, after being introduced to the Leatt-Brace™ by Dr. John Boden of MSA (Motorsport South Africa), to request the production of a training DVD featuring the Leatt-Brace™. Dr. Hans Robert Kreutz, head of the FIM medical panel, specifically asked the Leatt Corporation to produce the presentation DVD for the international medical panel, a specialist panel of doctors from FIM member countries. These FIM doctors will be able to incorporate this training DVD into their training seminars, which are attended by, amongst others, Chief Medical Officers of all FIM sanctioned international motorcycle racing events. The intention is to educate the FIM doctors, and their affiliated associations, on the technical and medical aspects of the Leatt-Brace™ as well as the practical aspects of its use.

The film was completed in January 2006 and a total of five DVDs, including short (5min) and long (15min) versions of the presentation were then sent to Dr. Kreutz, who will show the DVD at FIM seminars throughout 2006.

Through the distribution of this training DVD, which introduces the brace and covers areas such as medical background, testing, fitment and a practical demonstration, various doctors and medical staff will be exposed to the biomechanics of the Leatt-Brace™ and its attempts to prevent motor sport injuries to the neck by limiting the extreme ranges of movement caused during an accident.

"This is a great opportunity for us to expose our product to the people who, ultimately, influence what the minimum legal requirements are for each class of racing in terms of protective gear," said Dr. Chris Leatt, Leatt Corporation President and C.E.O.

About The Leatt Corporation: The Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace™, a Neck Brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The manufacture and development of the core products currently take place at the Leatt Corporation's offices in Cape Town, South Africa, which are situated at the headquarters of Leatt Brace Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

For more information on the Leatt-Brace™, please visit the company website at For more information on the FIM, please visit the website at For more information on the International Medical Panel, please visit the website at

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