With over three decades practicing a variety of martial arts ranging from the traditional Shotokan, to more fluid Eskrima and Kali, acrobatic Capoeira and stealthy Ninjutsu, Philippe Til has also dedicated his professional personal training careers focusing on restorative movements and arts after having suffered a spinal injury whose effects trickled down to other parts of his body. Electing to avoid any surgery, Philippe decided to dig deeper into the development of strength skills, kettlebell training, Indian Clubs and the natural design of the human body by gathering knowledge from established coaches in various fields of fitness, from Pavel Tsatsouline, to Dr Ed Thomas, Gray Cook, Brett Jones and also by researching the Physical Education he underwent during his childhood, at a time when P.E. was still a strong element of the educational curriculum.
As a result, he went back to some of the roots of Historical Physical Education and through the century-old adaptation of a fellow Frenchman’s work, Georges Hébert and his Natural Method, Philippe took the minimum effective dose of skills with a low barrier to entry in order to be able to work with individuals at levels of fitness.
Philippe has, over time, held or is still holding, certifications through the RKC, SFG, NASM, IFPA, CICS, FMS and FCS. Philippe also is the inventor of a patented bar-based mobility system that revolves around his invention, the ProBar™, a versatile piece of equipment that helps increase mobility through self-corrective exercises. He is also a surfer, and lives in Southern California with his wife Noëlle and two sons Fletcher and Branson.