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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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  • Davidalexis Juarez Rodriguez

    I watched the video of @schoolofcalisthenics and my dream was I want to be part of graduation of handstand so I practiced all the days and asking for tips on how to improve Tim and Jacko answered all my questions hand helped me each step of the way and I never do that without you. Thanks for helping me redefine my impossible!

  • Zara Stokes

    My first ever ring muscle up! Was so excited through in a skin the cat as part of the dismount!!!! Ha ha! Thank you for your help and tutorials to show my how to redefine my impossible, never thought I’d do this!

  • Ryan Aldridge

    I want to thank you guys for helping me and keeping me going and share your knowledge and experience every day should be a play day even at work

  • Mitchell Scott

    Your tutorial videos are a success!! To say I couldn’t do a frog stand last week I’ve redefined my impossible today! Is that a record…?

  • Nehal Kapoor

    I just went through all your Instagram page videos and was able to redefine my impossible. Thanks a lot and you guys have no idea how you guys are helping a lot of people gain a lot of things which we are so grateful for!

  • Talita Botha

    I achieved the handstand from frog for the first time with the help of your training guide! Thank you for much for all the awesome tutorials and I’ve had a blast doing it!

    It’s about time we all started having more fun!

    Since I found you guys, going to the gym is no longer a chore, but rather a chance to play and learn cool new moves. Every progression is like a little personal victory. Thanks for helping me achieve my first impossible, only the first of many!

  • Llion William

    Thanks again for the great tutorials gives an ex rugby player something to work on after retirement.

  • James Clowes

    Last day of the holiday when he had a go on the off chance… and what do you know… bang like magic my first bar muscle up! Thanks for the help, coaching and support in redefining my impossible!

  • Gasser Farid (again!)

    I’ll never forget the feeling of my first bar muscle up! Thank you for helping me redefine my impossible guys!

  • Byron Truscott

    Redefining my impossibles one at at a time thanks to School of Calisthenics