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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
  • 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”

  • 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.

  • 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!’

  • 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…!

  • 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