About Danny

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I am an Osteopath, Movement Teacher & Lecturer from the UK. Living and working in Seoul, South Korea.

 

Personal Movement & Meditation History (Very Briefly):

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I travelled all over the world and tried to learn from as many different movement disciplines as possible. Selected disciplines include:

Shaolin Kung-fu, Freestyle Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Add to that Qigong, Yoga, Dance, Weightlifting and Circus Arts (Mainly Aerial Silks – but I dabbled in Chinese Pole and some hand-balancing).

I have also been influenced by teachers such as Jon Yuen, Ido Portal, Steve Maxwell, Emmet Louis and Kit Laughlin – as well as from practices such as Fighting Monkey and Functional Range Conditioning.

I learnt to meditate from many different sources: Korean Zen; Tibetan Buddhist Traditions; Vipassana (insight) meditation and secular mindfulness practice.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Memberships: (In no particular order)

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– Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.ost),

– Registered Member of the General Osteopathic Council in the UK (GOsC) – Registration number 9046

– Member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, UK (OSCA)

– Master Trainer Diploma in personal training (Level 3 REPS),

– Certificate in Medical Acupuncture,

– Certificate in Taping Techniques & Strapping,

– Gross National Happiness (GNH) training in education & youth leadership (From the GNH Centre in Bhutan)

– Stretch Teacher Certificate in Stretch Therapy,

– Certification in Functional Movement Systems (FMS) level 1 & 2.

– Completed the OsteoMAP (Osteopathy, Mindfulness & Acceptance) programme at the British School of Osteopathy,

– Certificate from the MIT x U.Lab 1.1 programme in Theory-U Methodology

– Former member of the Tokei Wrestling Club (Registered with the BWA)

– Wrestling & Grappling training with international competitors and world champions

– Completed United World Wrestling’s ‘Ready to Wrestle’ Programme

– Various First Aid Qualifications

– Various conferences and workshops

– Almost 10 Years of Personal Training & Movement coaching experience

– A decade of meditation and mindfulness practice