Meet your inclusive activity instructor
Glenn Delikan, has been actively involved in mental and physical wellbeing for over 30 years.
As a young volunteer, Glenn worked with under-privileged children to support taking them on days out.
In addition, for 5 years he was a volunteer tasked with visiting patients at Leavesden Mental Asylum in Hertfordshire. Glenn would visit and talk with patients, listening to them and helping out with their hobbies or playing board games with them. Patients included adults with multiple complex physical and mental health issues.
30+ years on and Glenn continues to work as a martial artist, fitness instructor, nutritionist and acupuncturist, working with people of all ages & abilities supporting their rehabilitation and wellbeing goals. Glenn does this in both face to face and online/remote classes.
Glenn continues to work extensively with disabled people and has found that this multidisciplinary training and experience has given him a very broad spectrum of knowledge and experience from which to draw on to help people regain their health and balance on both an emotional and physical level.
Over the years Glenn has been recognised for the successful programmes he has developed and delivered. Today he still coaches people of all abilities and ages. Working with a number of strategic partners and clients helps with sustaining this work. Glenn is the AMA's Inclusion officer.
Glenn has advised on various inclusion committees and been involved in documentaries to raise the importance of inclusive physical activity and its delivery.
The BBC’s Karate Kids highlights the journey of Tim (who is now 22 Years old and continues to train with Sanjuro) and other children. This BAFTA nominated film follows disabled children embarking upon a unique project that sees them train in martial arts for the first time, but there are unexpected results and the lives of the children are changed forever. Narrated by David Tennant. We understand that Karate Kids is the BBCs most repeated documentary.
The link below will take you to the BBC Karate Kids documentary:
"The sessions Glenn delivers are fantastic! We have great feedback from residents and family members. Benefits include the uplifting and inclusive nature of the sessions"
PWH Care Home
Winner of London Sport Club of the Year 2016
Awarded North London disabilities coach of the year 2010
Member of North London Inclusive and Active steering group
Member of Haringey disabilities steering group
Featured in the Bafta nominated BBC documentary 'Karate Kids'
Guest speaker at the Culture and 2012 Games conference
Sports Nutrition - Level 3
Personal Training - NVQ Level 2
Exercise to Music - RSA Stage 2
Fitness & Health Appraisal Qualified
Acupuncture - LicAc, BSc (Hons), MBAcC
NFSH Healing Development
Part 1 & 2
Chief Instructor - Sanjuro Martial Arts