Graduates

Welcome to the School of Calisthenics Alumni. We are very proud to introduce our graduates and their impressive achievements through following our Calisthenics Training Programs.

Remember a picture lasts a life time, so send us your Calisthenics achievements and you too can live on forever in Calisthenics Glory as a School of Calisthenics Graduate!

Email: reception@schoolofcalisthenics.com

Andrew Soutar

It was great to start my a Calisthenics journey with the school of calisthenics and finally redefine my impossible of the frog to handstand. Attending the workshop was a real insight on how to progress and develop and helped start my calisthenics journey. Highly recommended to all… what next now muscle up / flag, maybe both!

JagJit Singh

The School of Calisthenics have given me the help I needed training on my own in India but following their video tutorials I achieved my first muscle Up

Alester Guillermo

After watching the videos tutorials I’m excited to become a School of Calisthenics graduate with my first Muscle Up, it feels amazing!

Dean Thompson

I was trying to learn the back lever for 2 years but it felt impossible. Four and a half weeks ago I purchased the Back Lever guide from the School of Calisthenics and everything changed! With the help of the guys and following the video coaching tutorials in less than 5 weeks I’ve redefined my impossible of the back lever!

Thanks guys! Looking forward to working on my handstand next!

Bryony Bull

Well I don’t know what to say! I’m still buzzing about getting my first muscle up! It’s taken 6 months but I’ve finally redefined my impossible thanks to the coaches at the School of Calisthenics and it feels AMAZING! The Awesome Muscle Up Guide was really easy to follow and love how it includes progressions for all levels so that anyone can pick this up and work their way through it! Next ‘impossible’ for me is the bar muscle up… here I come!

Emilio Perez

Watching all the video tutorials in the muscle up guide has been very helpful! Thank you so so much, its been inspiring since l discovered you guys. Before the guide I was lost and thought it was all about strength but you’ve thought me it’s more than that and I’ve finally today done my first muscle up and its feel awesome!

Pavan Kushi

“18 days ago I started Muscle Up training but couldn’t do it, it felt impossible, so I bought your muscle Up guide. I started following the video tutorials and now thanks to you only 18 days later I’ve redefined my impossible!” – Pavan

Jacob Mahy

Hi guys! I recently got the handstand guide and in about a month have managed to finally smash out a handstand from frogstand! The whole eBook had such useful hints and tips I just wanted to thank you guys for the help! Loving all the work you guys do and thanks again for helping me redefine my impossible!

Matty Poole

Big thanks to the guys at School of Calisthenics who helped me achieve my ring muscle up. Not only have they taught me the necessary skills to perform this move they are also an inspiration to me and have kept me hooked on Calisthenics and helped me push forward with my training so again a massive, massive thanks to you guys!

Francesco Genova

I bought your Muscle Up Guide 2 weeks ago and I’ve managed to unblock it and redefine my impossible in only two weeks, thank you so much for your help!

Jacob Mahy Again!

Today I did my first ever muscle up without a resistance band, thanks so much to you and the training guide. Cheers guys my second ‘impossible’ with your help!

Justin Collado

The muscle up guide has been vital to help me in my muscle up training providing me with the correct techinique! This has helped me improve from doing them with a resistance band & to reach my goal and redefine my impossible, thanks guys!

Brandon Thorpe

The Human Flag programme is a great tool and guide to help show you the muscle imbalances you attain over the years. It was like a map to creating a functional and balanced body. One that can redefine the impossible for me of the Human Flag! The consistent training created the results!

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Ian Power

I became bored with regular weight training doing just sets and reps. I wanted something challenging. I came across the guys from school of calisthenics on facebook and did not hesitate on buying their e-books. The knowledge they share has changed my way of looking at physical activity in general, has expanded and understanding of how an the body moves and what it can do with a smart training. Personally, it has been like a bomb. The training affects within yourself, making you more stronger in adversity and creating a resilient attitude. As the guys say redefine your impossible!!!!

Phil Spalding again!

I only have to look at the cover of the Muscle Up Guide and this happened…!!!

Trude Stormer Vinje

I’m so happy and proud you can now call me ‘Muscle Up Trude’! Thank you School of Calisthenics your Muscle Up Guide really works!

Jack Webb

Hi I’m Jack I’m 12 and I just wanted to show u what u have inspired me to do! I have always wanted to do a handstand so I started trying it on my own and got pretty good then I saw your page and got the Handstand guide and it really helped me to do this and now I’ve redefined my impossible! Next stop Muscle Up!

Adrain Benjamin

“I bought this training program 2 weeks ago. Hoping that it would give me the last keys on my journey of the muscle up. And man it did! 3 weeks ago the bar muscle up was far down in the impossible box. I had watched hundreds of videos on YouTube and was trying all sort of things. But it seemed impossible. Then all of a sudden today 2 weeks after I manage to do my first muscle up without any help!

The feeling of achieving my first muscle up was extremely good! If you want that amazing feeling of achieving the impossible you simply have to listen to Tim and David. Buy the program, set up a training plan, learn from the videos and all the good stuff that’s in the program. And soon you will be able to get above the bar! Thanks” – Adrian

Chris Page

I’m so please to say I have achieved my goal of frog to handstand following the workshop I attended at Marchon Athletic a few months back.

It been very challenging and humbling at times, but with both your advice and guidance it made it more achievable. I would definitely still be landing on my face in the frog stand without it! So thank you.

Mike McCarrick

The first time I tried the back lever I thought I did ok but then I videod myself doing it and it was shocking! But the eBook Jacko and Tim put together is really straightforward and has a lot of clever exercises that help you gradually improve. Possibly the most useful part of the training is sending in the videos to get feedback and tuition to help you get to the end goal, the guys are always quick to respond too. Thanks Jacko and Tim!

Ross Butler Again

Don’t usually post anything fitness related, but so pleased I got my first ring muscle up thanks to the School of Calisthenics Muscle Up Guide! I’ve only had it a week…!!!

Ollie Marchon

Former English Rugby 7’s International Ollie Marchon from Marchon Athletic mixing up his traditional weightlifting and seeing the benefits straight away to his training!

Ross Butler

Having followed your videos for quite a while now using the tutorials for when I have ‘play days’ in my training, I’ve finally managed to redefine my impossible of the Back Lever… now its time to attack the Handstand!

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Peter Smith

‘Thank you guys for your continued motivation at the school. Your videos and success stories are what has kept my drive going from free weights to bodyweight and the start of my journey to redefine my impossible of the Back Lever. Handstand and Muscle Up, Here I come!’

Graham Parrington

At 69 years old Graham showing that he can still redefine his impossible of the Back Lever!

Back Lever Guide here – schoolofcalisthenics.com/product/back-lever-framework/

Paul Osman

Paul came to Calisthenics later on in life than many of us and found it difficult to even false grip the rings at his first workshop but today he’s redefined his impossible!

Phil Spalding

With the help of the Handstand ebook and support of the tutors Phil has redefined his impossible of the frogstand to handstand!

Ulf Pettersson

Thank you to the School of Calisthenics for helping me finally redefine my impossible thanks to their Handstand eBook and ongoing support! – Ulf

Tom Miller

“Having redefined my impossible of the frogstand to handstand I see this as just the start though, like passing your driving test, now time to try & advance further!” – Tom Miller

Gareth Newcombe

“Piece by piece… things start to come together. Anytime I felt there was slow progress it was easy to refer back to the Human Flag eBook to find some progressions and new exercises to help and now I’ve redefined my impossible!”

 

Kevin Goyverts

Thanks for all the tips and tricks in your ebook and video instructions. It helped me find the correct exercises to gain the strength and technique I needed for the frog to handstand. It’s great to have the right tools to achieve such goals and redefine my impossible!

Mike McCarrick

Mike redefines his impossible of the frog to handstand after following the video coaching tutorials in our handstand eBook. Here’s what he had to say..

“I bought the handstand eBook from School of Calisthenics in January to give myself a new goal but you get far more than just an electronic manual (with videos!) – every time I thought I’d hit a dead end Jacko was there to give me technical tips and encouragement. My shoulders have got around 10% stronger (going on bench press and shoulder press measurement) and my core and balance has improved loads. On to the back lever next! “

Stephen Tee Again

Finally! Achieving something you’ve been working towards is a great feeling – it feels even better when it’s something that doesn’t come naturally to me. All thanks to School of Calisthenics and to hard work. Hard work pays.

Lewis Smith

Lewis Smith redefined his impossible at our weekly Class at H3 Performance nailing his first ring muscle up!

Andy Bailey

At his second visit to the school of calisthenics weekly class Andy added the Ring Muscle Up to his list of achievements!

Ben Mortlock

“I’m not sure what to say really. I guess that the school of calisthenics advice, especially on frog stand progressions really helped me with my handstand. That is the truth!” – Ben Mortlock

Dexter Brown

Dexter made his first ring muscle up look so easy its hard to believe it was his first, but you heard his say it! Dexter redefined his impossible at workshop with us in May 2017.

Ed Palmer

Incredible to see Mail his first Human Flag at our London Workshop in May 2017! Longest hold we’ve seen for the first time… so long you won’t believe this was his first Human Flag!

Ed Palmer Again!

So easy he ‘boshed’ out two in a row… you’ll not believe these were his first ever Muscle Ups at our London Workshop in May 2017!

James Molden

James graduated with his first ring muscle up right there in front of our eyes at the Derbyshire Workshop in May 2017.

Joe Wood-Lowe Back Again!

Joe adds the ring muscle to his bar muscle at the London workshop in May 2017

Joe Wood-Lowe Once Again!

First ever Bar Muscle Up for Joe adding it to his Back Lever and Handstand graduations!

Jonathan Fenner

“After 5 and a half months of working on my handstand using the School of Calisthenics Facebook page and following the Handstand eBook I finally redefined my impossible of a frogstand to handstand to handstand press up!” – Jonathan Fenner

Katie Love

“With the School of Calisthenics I feel I’m improving everyday and loving every minute of it! Being able to hold a handstand from a frogstand in an awesome feeling!” – Katie Love

Christopher Saunders

I must thank School of Calisthenics for helping me on my journey to this point with such detailed guidance in their handstand eBook. So much more to learn but I’m redefining my impossible day by day!

Phillip Goulding

“Got my head around what I was supposed to be doing and only went and nailed it” – Said Phillip

After attending one of our workshop Philip went home and redefined his impossible only 3 days later!

 

Darren Cunningham

Having redefined his impossible of the Human Flag with us Darren Cunningham said,

“Couldn’t have got there without your help!”

Dave Barratt

Having redefined his impossible of a Frogstand to Handstand Dave said,

“This has been my everest for months but I’ve finally got there!”

Dave Barratt Again

Having visited the School of Calisthenics at a workshop, Dave went away and put into practice what he’d learned and now graduates with his Back Lever!

James Wood-Lowe

After another graduation with us here’s what James had to say,

“Very happy with my first ever Frog to Handstand and to finally have this in the bag. Thanks to the School of Calisthenics Handstand eBook and tips along the way” – James Wood-Lowe

Paul Walker

Paul Walker celebrates his Frog to Handstand Graduation including piano fingers start!!!

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Drew Bridge

“Cheers to School of Calisthenics for teaching me how to be cool upside down!” – Drew Bridge after redefining his impossible of a free standing handstand!

Michael Brokensha

Hanging the washing out will never be the same again! Michael redefines his impossible with us after following our Human Flag eBook and getting the technique nailed down, describing his graduation he said,

“It always seems impossible until it is done”

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Paul Walker
“Having seen the coaching tutorial online for the back levers I thought that it seemed achievable. To graduate feels awesome! I believe my strength from the Handstand ebook has definitely helped me redefine my impossible of the back lever.
Anyone can achieve this you just have to believe in yourself!!!!” – Paul Walker
Zack Rowcroft

“I read through the eBook and got the technique nailed in my head and decided to have a got training for it! I never thought I’d do it” – Zack Rowcroft after redefining his impossible.

Andy Soutar

Andy redefined his impossible of the Back Lever at our Progressions Workshop in Liverpool on 8th April 2017 and went away with a big smile!

Ben Lee

Ben redefined his impossible of the Back Lever right in front of our eyes in the Beginners Calisthenics workshop in Liverpool on 8th April 2017. Safe to say he’s no longer a beginner…!

John Reynolds

John Reynolds redefined his impossible of the Ring Muscle Up at our Liverpool Progression Workshop on 8th April 2017. He could hardly contain his excitement when he said ‘very good!’

Rob Ringrose

His name even starts with ‘ring’ so no surprise Mr Ringrose graduated with his first ring muscle up after practising at home everything he was taught at the Nottingham workshop in January 2017.

Steve Tee

Stephen has been following the video coaching tutorials in our Human Flag Training eBook and has now graduated with an impressive Human Flag hold!

“Thanks to the School of Calisthenics for all their tips and advice. I must say that their eBook is a brilliant investment for any calisthenics geek looking to get a particular move like the Human Flag.” – Steve Tee

Ravi Ruparel

After taking part in one of our Calisthenics Progressions workshops Ravi Graduated a week later and we are as impressed and excited as the camera girl at the end!

Iain Highfield

“Thank you for all your help guys, I am addicted to graduating – next up muscle up” – Iain Highfield

RJ Rankin

“Thank your to School of Calisthenics for helping me redefine my impossible, their techniques and methods for training the Human Flag really works, listen to these guys!” – RJ Rankin

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Joe Wood-Lowe

Joe’s Handstand graduation picture is impressive with the added challenge of the sandy surface making balancing more difficult!

Joe Wood-Lowe (again)

“First ever Back Lever, holding for 1 second counts right? Form will only improve, as I continue to follow the Back Lever Training eBook” – Joe Wood-Lowe

Joe adds the Back Lever to his Handstand Graduation as he continues to redefine his impossible!

Shane Dundalk

“Redefining my impossible with my first ever muscle up! Form isn’t great but getting there. The bands helped with the patterning and Jacko’s ‘head the ball’ tip really works!” – Shane

Spyridon Lappos

After following our Back Lever Training eBook Spyridon graduated with this awes anti-gravity feat of strength. He says “next up is the Human Flag!”

Ben Cotton

Ben graduated in the Back Lever at his first Calisthenics workshop with us in November 2016!

Bjorn Heinrichs

After following our Back Lever Training Program for only a couple of months Bjorn redefined his impossible by Graduating with a Back Lever!

BACK LEVER Training eBook – click here

Iain Highfield

Iain is a member of our Virtual Classroom and has been following our Back Lever Training eBook as well as getting online coaching from us ti help him redefine his impossible!

Tony Parfitt (again)

“I finally achieved my first ring muscle up thanks to the help of the school of Calisthenics and you can see how happy I was to get it!” – Tony

First it was the Back Lever and now its the Muscle Up, Tony becomes the first student to redefine his impossible twice for his second graduation, what’s next to come out of the ‘impossible box’?

 

Andrew Morley

Andrew Morley graduated in both the Human Flag and Back Lever at our Newcastle Workshop in December 2016. Here’s his first Back Lever!

Ian Zammit

After following our tutorials and lots of hard work Ian Zammit has redefined his impossible and Graduated from the School with an A* in Back Levers!

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Jake Bonsignore

“With hard work and dedication nothing is impossible” said Jake after redefining his impossible and graduating with his first ever Back Lever!

Lloyd Gordan

“Finally redefined my impossible or a ring muscle ups after taking some advice from the School of Calisthenics workshop a few weeks ago” – Lloyd Gordan

 

Only two weeks after attending one of our Calisthenics Workshops Lloyd graduated with his first ring muscle up!

 

Alan Cuthbert

“By following the School of Calisthenics excellent video tutorials I managed to redefine my impossible of the Back Lever… next stop the Human Flag!” – Alan Cuthbert

Jonathan Jefferies

Jonathan redefines his impossible of achieving the Human Flag at our Workshop in Liverpool on 12th November 2016 having had no calisthenics experience before coming on the workshop…! Amazing to be there and witness this!

Lee Tiffin

Lee graduated in the Human Flag at our Newcastle workshop in December 2016

Tony Parfitt

First ever Back Lever for Tony at our recent Newcastle workshop in December 2016.

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Sam Hickman

Thanks to the help and advise from the School of Calisthenics I achieved my first ‘impossible’ of the Back Lever – Sam Hickman (@s.hickman.pt on instagram)

Ben Liles, Zaqi Ismail & Paul Brennan

“Redefined my impossible in 2 hours at the London Workshop in November 2016. Great atmosphere and the coaches were really informative and friendly” – Ben Liles

 

“The patience and knowledge or the tutors kept me at ease and gave me confidence to achieve my first ring muscle up!” – Zaqi Ismail

Ben Cartwright

After attending our Calisthenics Progressions workshop on 12th November 2016 Ben Graduated in the Bar Muscle Up the very next day…!

Davids Veilands

Having followed our Human Flag Training Program Davids (@d.v_calisthenix on instagram) has redefined his ‘impossible’ and Graduates as a Human Flag!

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Joe Marsden

Having followed the School of Calisthenics Back Lever Training Program and exercises Joe redefines the ‘impossible’ of a Back Lever

Terry Emery

Having Graduated with his FIRST RING MUSCLE UP at one of our Calisthenics Workshops here’s what Terry Emery had to say, “I’d watched every You Tube tutorial out there but nothing beats a coach identifying your weakness and then telling you what to do to fix it.”

David Jackson

Dave and Tim are great Calisthenics coaches and helped me to learn the Human Flag in only seven weeks! I Attended workshops which brought great tips, just those little tweaks that these guys know that are essential to achieving your goals!

James Robinson

You can achieve a lot in 7 weeks if you have the right tools. Here is James Robinson’s Seven Week Human Flag Transformation.

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David Jackson

This was the first ever Human Flag I held for enough time to take a photo! Not perfectly horizontal but I was so happy that day. It took me 3 months to learn and finally I’d achieved something I never thought I could do but always wish I could!

Tim Stevenson

This Back Lever is the first Calisthenics Movement I achieved and was the starting point of a Calisthenics addiction that just keeps growing. i remember how impossible it felt the first time I tried it but once you redefine what’s possible you look at everything differently and start chasing after achieving other ‘impossible’ things!

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