Explosive Calisthenics, Superhuman Power, Maximum Speed and Agility, Plus Combat-Ready Reflexes--Using Bodyweight-Only Methods (2015)
Al Kavadlo is probably the planet’s most recognizable bodyweight athlete. For my money, he is the world’s greatest calisthenics coach, too. He is the Lead Instructor of Dragon Door’s internationally- acclaimed Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). Al is also the best-selling author of the training manuals Raising the Bar, Pushing the Limits, Stretching your Boundaries and the now-classic We’re Working Out! Al can be found at www.AlKavadlo.com.
Danny Kavadlo is one of the world’s most established and respected personal trainers. He is currently the only athlete to achieve the Master Instructor rank with Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). Danny is also the author of the critically-acclaimed books: Everybody Needs Training and Diamond-Cut Abs. Danny’s unique motivational style has earned him a huge number of fans, and that number is growing by the day. The man’s website is www.DannyTheTrainer.com.
JOSE “VERTICAL” JIMENEZ
Vertical has been training parkour for over nine years now and through parkour he was introduced to Barstarzz or Street Workout. A huge fan of calisthenics, Vertical started training with the Barstarzz in 2009 and in the same year he became an official member. Being a practitioner of parkour, Vertical was able to become a stuntman for movies, films, commercials, shows, and many other gigs. “I am extremely grateful for the path that I have chosen for my life. I am currently still training and getting stronger, faster, better every day.”
LUCIANO ACUNA JR.
“I was always a monkey playing in the parks and jungle gyms, jumping and flipping off of anything and everything.” With his friends, Luciano used to perform mini “shows” at the park from the ages of 11-14. From a young age, he played all kinds of sports. One of his greatest achievements was choosing to be a senior “walk-on” wrestler. Subsequently, he had a 16-0 record in the year of 2007 with his Grand Street Wolves Wrestling team; this was the epic year they became the Undefeated City Champions. After graduating, Luciano continued his acrobatic training where he discovered a movement called parkour/freerunning. This is also how he came across extreme calisthenics and street workouts. After falling in love with these disciplines/movements, it opened up an opportunity to start a career, and Luciano used these mixed talents to do modeling and filming gigs. While having side gigs, he was part of the New York Knicks Acroback Tumblers at Madison Square Garden. From there he got into the stunt world, which has thus led to his current careers as professional stuntman, actor, model, acrobat, and American Ninja Warrior competitor. Luciano plans on spreading wellness and athletic education by reopening the new BKLYN BEAST facility before 2016. The facility will have all kinds of instructional classes and open sessions for all ages, all in a safe environment to train and evolve from human beings to human BEASTS.
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Adrienne Harvey (Senior PCC) also deserves a heads-up here, as an invaluable figure in Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification. Very few athletes really get progressive bodyweight training the way Adrienne does. Adrienne is also a highly sought-out personal trainer and popular figure in the fitness world. She is an RKC Level 2 certified kettlebell instructor, CK-FMS, and maintains the website www.GiryaGirl.com.
The totally badass Grace Menendez PCC was kind enough to donate some shots to the project. Grace is a Cuban Yoga teacher, personal trainer and is currently the reigning Calisthenics Queen of NYC! Connect with her at: www.DieselGrace.com.