Coaching Category: Fitness Coach
Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Introducing John Bastable, a highly accomplished martial arts instructor specializing in Wing Chun Kung Fu and boxing. With roots in Melbourne, Australia, John embarked on his Wing Chun journey under the guidance of esteemed masters Sifu William Cheung and Rick Spain. Through the wisdom of these traditional martial arts teachings, he has cultivated an impressive skill set and inspired countless fighters, enthusiasts, and individuals on their path to personal growth.
John Bastable is recognized for his direct and pragmatic training approach, solidifying his position as a dedicated and accomplished coach in the realm of combat arts. His exceptional record highlights his role in mentoring and training numerous state, national, and international champions. However, John's impact transcends the boundaries of the ring. As the principal trainer at the United Boxing Club, he actively promotes safety and advocates for awareness of the risks of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) which refers to a broad term used to describe any abnormality or dysfunction of the brain that leads to changes in cognition, behavior, and neurological function. It encompasses a range of conditions that can born from brain injuries as within any contact sport. He firmly believes that he, alongside other coaches, bears the responsibility of safeguarding the long-term health and well-being of all athletes.
Beyond his expertise and accomplishments, John Bastable is renowned for his unwavering commitment to his students' welfare, serving as both a mentor and a friend to aspiring athletes as they navigate the challenges of both the sport and life itself.