This week I’m excited to bring you an interview with a highly skilled movement practitioner, Dave Tilston.
Dave is someone I’ve been following on Instagram for quite a few months, and I’ve been really inspired by him. Not just because of the impressive physical feats that he’s been able to master, but also because of his holistic approach to movement and life in general.
Just a little bit of background info on Dave:
Dave joined the Royal Marines at aged 18, where he served for over four years, seeing active service in Afghanistan during 2007/8. He then joined Surrey Fire and Rescue as a Firefighter in 2009, where he continues to work full-time.
In his spare time, Dave has been honing his movement skills.
He’s spent the past six years training in the Filipino Kyusho Martial Arts under Grand Master Angelo Baldissone, earning his black belt last year. Dave is also a proponent of primal movement, circular strength training with clubbells, calisthenics, and yoga – practising diligently 6-7 days a week.
All these disciplines help to compliment Dave’s role in the Fire Service, without hindering free movement. He also shares his knowledge with groups and individuals via personal training sessions, both at home in the South of England, and in workshops all across the world.
I decided to reach out to Dave a few weeks ago, to see if he’d like to share his story with the Health Room audience. He was happy to do so, so I asked him a few questions, and had some really insightful responses that I’d like to share with you today.
So, here we go! I hope you enjoy this interview and take something valuable from it.
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