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Mr Jackson

Head of Education & 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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  • Adrian Benjamin Olsen

    Just unlocked the back lever, finally some progress and massive thank you to School of Calisthenics training guides, eBooks and support along the journey to redefining my impossible!

  • Digital Prati

    I started with the FREE Beginners Guide followed by the handstand guide from School of calisthenics and started learning step by step. Since then every little progression from frogstand to handstand was just a piece of cake because I always had the support of the school of calisthenics!

  • Tiago Rodrigues

    Massive thank you for the tips. I’ve been training for four months in Brazil on my own just with the help of your handstand guide. Thanks to the guide of school of calisthenics I manage to evolve daily and overcome my difficulties to finally redefine my impossible!

  • Andrew Briggs

    Finally managed my frog to handstand graduation, couldn’t have done it without the School of Calisthenics and the awesome Handstand Guide.

  • Dhaval Bhadeshiya

    Here’s my first muscle up after redefining my impossible with the help of your training guide! Thanks to you for all the help and support!

  • Hessel Witkop

    So happy this was my first ‘real’ muscle up, thank you for helping me to redefine my impossible I couldn’t have done it with all the helpful tips and advice from the video tutorials in the Muscle Up Guide!

  • David Barnes

    Well I guess a year ago, I never expected to be able to do a handstand, but now I’ve realised that it’s all dependant on what you put in and following the handstand guides gives you all the exercises you need so you can just focus on working hard on what you put in!

  • James Ward

    Yeah my first one, I felt myself getting close so I set my camera up and guess what… today I redefined my impossible and caught my first ever muscle up on camera! Feels amazing, that you so much guys!

  • Gaurav Rajput

    I failed many times, over and over. But with the help of the handstand guide and the video tutorials to follow I’ve finally redefined my impossible! Now I need to learn to balance for longer at the top!

  • Azhar Qureshi

    Having followed our Muscle Up guide and working through the video coaching tutorials Azhar as managed to redefine his impossible of the muscle up and feels amazing!