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Mr Jackson

Head of Education and Human Flags
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David ‘Jacko’ Jackson is a former professional rugby player turned professional Strength and Conditioning coach and calisthenics athlete. A successful rugby career, including representing the world famous Barbarians, was cut short due to injury. The end of one career was the birth of another and a new found love of calisthenics was born. With no gymnastics background or calisthenics experience Jacko and Tim have applied their knowledge of training, exercise science and strength and conditioning to develop their own calisthenics skills, movement and body strength. This in turn led to the birth of the ‘School of Calisthenics’ where their love of calisthenics and learning new things came together. The road along the calisthenics journey is a long and sometimes frustrating one, but Jacko’s advice for anyone wanting to start calisthenics is this;

‘Don’t worry what your starting point is, don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never done before. Trying, failing and learning from our failures is the way all of us learn and develop most effectively. It is the same in everything we do and calisthenics is no different. Be patient. Be consistent in your training and nutrition and ensure you understand the correct techniques used in all movements and why you’re doing an exercise. If you’re unsure about anything in calisthenics just ask, thats what the School of Calisthenics is here for!’

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Graduates
  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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