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David Jaxon (he/him/they/them)

  • ​​My focus: Building functional and self-facilitated resistance training for ease and joy in movement

  • My goals:

    • To create a consent-forward movement space focused on respecting and empowering you to be your fully embodied self.

    • To demonstrate progress through your relationship with your body and it’s capacity to function.

    • To trust in and enjoy the process, rather than seeking a particular result.

  • Cultural honoring:

    • My martial arts training has included the Japanese art of Shotokan Karate-Do, Korean TaeKwonDo, Chinese Qi-gong/Tai Chi, Filipino Eskrima, Thai Muay Thai kickboxing. All learning has been taken in the United States from white practitioners with no more than 2 degrees of training lineage from native practitioners in their respective arts. I have always done my best to not only study the physical aspects of the arts, but I have also endeavored to study the philosophical perspectives of native practitioners of the respective styles to understand their approaches.

  • Land Acknowledgement: 

    • The space that I offer for coaching and training is on the unceded historical lands inhabited by the Clackamas, Cascades, Cowlitz, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Siletz Indians

NCSF-Certified Personal Trainer Number: #2733579

Trauma-Informed Personal Training through Hope Ignited

Standard First Aid/CPR through American Red Cross

My Intersections: white, queer, neurodiverse (ASD and anxiety), able-bodied

My Story

I have over a decade of experience in the fitness industry through martial arts and very personal experience with mental and physical disabilities. I've been mostly disappointed at the general failure of fitness facilities to be accessible and safer spaces for BIPOC, POC, Disabled, Fat, 2SLGBTQIA+, Trans*, Enby, Queer, Neurodivergent, and fiscally disadvantaged folx. Therefore, I am actively and consciously creating a welcoming environment for those that may have felt excluded or othered in those spaces.

For over 8 years now, teaching martial arts has been my pride, joy, and abiding passion. The joy I see when a student discovers a new understanding and relationship with a technique, or an epiphany of awareness of how their body works is one of the sustaining moments in my passion for teaching. I enjoy supporting others to feel more confident and empowered in their movements.

I bring this passion with me as I transition to making general fitness (through self-facilitated/bodyweight training) accessible to all folx. When clients come into our shared space, I want them to know that I am there to learn as much from them as they are from me.

 

It is my intention to honor experiences that do not match my own and build safer spaces for an intersectionality-aware, decolonized approach to fitness.

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