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Mr Jackson

Head of Education and Human Flags
ROOM 602

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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  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!