Uusimaa, Finland (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa) & the internet!
‘Training without frontiers, collaboration without tears.
It’s a Mind Set!’
In English, there is a saying:
“Sound in body, sound in mind”
However, I believe that we need to train the mind as much as the body. The two go hand-in-hand and in my experience ‘Borderless Learning’ is essential for ‘Life-Long Learning’, fitness and health of both. If we follow this path, then ‘Age is but a number!’
I am an Englishman in Helsinki. Balded but, unbowed! Though my spoken Finnish language skills are quite good nowadays, I freely admit to still having trouble with the written language. However, I am also a versatile and creative instructor with a long history of practicing and coaching children and adults in sports and activities ranging from racquet-ball sports such as Squash (Kösiä) to Parkour and self-defense (5 of my own clubs since 1987). I often combine them to create Dynamic Physical Education programmes for schools, kids' afternoon clubs and adult groups alike. I draw on all of this experience to provide strength and functional fitness training that can be adapted to a group or individual training needs.
Training with me, you will never feel alone.
As a youngster, I focused more on competitive sports (E.g. Tennis, Football & Squash), but, as I have aged, my attention has turned to more eclectic arts (non-competitive) in the form of martial arts (self-defense) and more recently Parkour.
In the course of these activities I have also attained several other qualifications and work experience:
- Parkour Instructor (SPY VOK1)
- Self-defense Instructor (since 1983)
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Certified Protection Officer (+ Järjestyksenvalvoja, Vartija & Vahtimestari)
- Vocational Teacher qualification (M.Sc. Security & Risk Management)