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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
  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!