John Hall or ‘Hedge’ discovered Parkour in late 2004 after watching a Parkour video in school. After a short career in academia, he founded Access Parkour in 2013. Hedge delivers most of Access Parkour’s conditioning and movement programs taking a special interest in creating spaces that build better people both mentally and physically. He splits […]Read More John Hall (Access Parkour): The use of Parkour as a donor sport.
Howard Green is the Director of HGreen Tennis Fit, as well as the Head of Sports Science at Bolton Tennis Arena. In this episode Howard discusses How his background in the high performance environment of the Royal Marines has shaped him as a coach. His time “in the box” with Ana Ivanovic and Naomi Broady […]Read More Howard Green (Director of HGreen Tennis Fit): Lessons from the Royal Marines
In this episode Shane discusses: The influences behind his entry into Martial Arts. His dual career in Martial Arts Instructing and Strength & Conditioning Coaching. His “Why” for coaching kids in particular, with one of the best coaches a compliment can receive! The 4 chores he makes all his students/clients complete. Why “3rd party power” […]Read More Shane Fitzgibbon: 6 x World Champion in Tae Kwon Do
After much deliberation and procrastination, we’ve finally taken the plunge and launched our own podcast! Here’s an introduction to the podcast and an overview of what to expect!Read More Podcast Launch!
Believe it or not, but this was my first trip down to the Proformance Child to Champion Conference. Previously, it has fallen in April which has ruled me out of attending for numerous reasons. However, this year I was able to capitalise on it being later than usual! Knowing it would be a great weekend, […]Read More 2019 Child to Champion Conference Review
Last night, Murrayfield played host to the UKSCA Regional Workshop for Scotland. The workshop was a great event, giving insight to a variety of topics including establishing Physical Performance program in Snowsport, ACL return to play program, as well as Motor Learning and Constraints approaches. Developing the Snowsports Athlete Scott Crawford of the Scottish Institute […]Read More UKSCA Scotland Regional Workshop Review
My attendance at the workshop was somewhat serendipitous. It was on my radar a while, but I hadn’t booked as I was waiting to hear if I was required to cover an U17 training camp in Spain, which would rule me out of attending. By the time I received confirmation I would be covering week […]Read More Workshop Review: School of Calisthenics
It’s rare that you get the opportunity to see a master of a craft divulge the accumulated knowledge of years in the game. In my opinion, this was one of those rare opportunities and it did not disappoint! Kelvin Giles is a former UK National and Olympic Track & Field Coach, spending 30 years in […]Read More Jersey Sport Foundation Review: A day with Kelvin Giles
Having attended this year’s Athletic Evolution Annual Conference, while I have a moment, I thought I would take this time to reflect on what I took from what I would deem as a very successful and thought-provoking weekend. Dr Sean Cumming – Growth and Maturation in Youth Athletes Having recently attended a short seminar on […]Read More Athletic Evolution Conference 2019 Review – Jake Peake (Guest Post)
This guest post was written by Andy Bruce of ACBcoaching, a previous contributor on the blog. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the SPIDERfit kids YPLS course (which was hosted by former “Ask the Expert” guest Shane Fitzgibbon), so I asked him for his thoughts on it. Working in a school setting with pupils who […]Read More SPIDERfit Kids YPLS Course Review – Andy Bruce (Guest Post)