+5 Years Experience Developing Tactical Athletes For Their Dream Jobs and For Special Mission Tasking/SOF Selection
Chad Kirkham is a Human Performance Specialist who focuses on all aspects of tactical athlete development & optimization. His passion for science and human performance have made Chad a powerhouse in the world of developing elite performance. Chad has been able to apply his extensive knowledge of Mental Mastery for Elite Athletes, Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition, and Recovery Optimization training to a wide range of athletes. Including SOF Candidates, SWAT Officers, Clearance Divers, Infantry Soldiers, Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Services Applicants, Competition Martial Artists, Civilian Sheepdogs, and Special Forces Operators.
Previously, Chad was Head of Strength & Conditioning at MAS Thai Boxing, an Employee at a SOF prep program, and helped refine the “Criminal Code & Federal Statutes” course at Mohawk College. Currently, Chad is working full time as the Owner and Operator of Onyx Tactical Performance, where he is a Content Creator, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition & Performance Optimization, & Mental Mastery Coach. Chad also works as Cadre for The Special Forces Experience, the Head Coach for Deep Water Tribe, and is pursuing his BSc in Strength and Conditioning.
If you can’t already tell, Chad is relentless in his pursuit of actionable knowledge and loves developing alongside high-performing people. Chad’s dream is to help elevate the performance capabilities of the world's military and emergency service members to serve their community more effectively. So if you dream of elite performance but need help reaching it. Chad is the coach for you. His dedication, insight, experience, and joyful personality makes working with him a fantastic experience while also helping his clients get the results of their dreams.
Strength & Conditioning Coach, SOF Selection Specialist
BA- Human Kinetics
MSc- Strength and Conditioning
Mylan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience working both in high-performance sport and online training. He holds a BA in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh. Mylan has completed internships with the Ottawa Redblacks, Scottish Rugby, Rugby Canada and is a NSCA-CSCS.
Mylan has trained Tactical Athletes to increase job performance and pass selections, including Green Beret, JTF2, CBRN, SWAT, & MARSOC. Outside of tactical athletes, Mylan has provided the strength and conditioning for Canada’s National Rugby Teams for both men and women.
Mylan’s philosophy focuses around developing overall athleticism, not just bolstering your numbers in the gym. If your improved strength, power, and fitness does not translate to on-the-job performance, then it isn’t worth pursuing. If you want to be the best, pass selection and get home safe while overcoming the hardships of the tactical athlete lifestyle. Mylan is your man.
S&C and Mental Mastery Coach
Royal Marine Commando
Jamie is a Royal Marine Commando, Hypnotherapist, and Mental Mastery Coach For Entrepreneurs, Through His Company BodyCog. Jamie has informed honed his abilities as a Strength & Conditioning and Mental Mastery coach through his own experiences in one of Britain's Hardest Selection Courses, through studying the most relevant and highest efficacy scientific literature, and by taking dozens of courses and coaching programs.
With all this experience, Jamie found that the available models of Mental Mastery and "Mindset Training" taught through education and society were severely lacking and simply focused on the surface level application, which made them highly ineffective for people with serious goals.
One of his biggest revelations was that it didnt matter what was told to you, what you bought, or even who you listened to. What matters most is YOU and The Work You Do. This is where his specialty lies. Jamie focuses on using hypnotherapy to align the Conscious and Unconscious Mind, once inline you will begin to have a more natural draw to the work you need to do and this is where the direction from mental mastery coaching really shines, maximizing performance development for whatever the goal.
If you have lofty goals for your life, where success is the only option, Jamie is the man to help facilitate you in the alignment of your purpose, dreams, and destiny.
Nasya Van Abbema
S&C and Nutrition Coach
OCD: Health and Wellness
Movement Optimization L1
Trigger Point L1
Nasya is a reserve infantry soldier and a current student at Humber College, where she is indulging her passion for nutrition, functional fitness, and prehab by studying to gain a Degree in Kinesiology. But Nasya doesn’t just focus on the analytical science of health and performance; she also focuses on the functional application of the principles. She does this through her extensive lifting career, culminating with her being one of the top performers on her college weightlifting team, wherein she won the best bench at her first powerlifting meet.
Now Nasya is many things; she’s a soldier, an athlete, and she is a pursuer of knowledge, but one thing above all else rings true about her personality. She has a relentless spirit for helping others achieve their goals. No matter what it takes, she will be there to get you to your dreams and then exceed them.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Competitive Muay Thai & BJJ Athlete
Isabelle is a yoga teacher with a 200 requisite hours certificate and six years of practicing yoga knowledge as an instructor or practitioner, making her a certified badass in all things yoga! She has competed in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA, where she has won gold in Muay Thai in International (Thailand), Inter-Continental, North American, and National events. In addition, she is undefeated in BJJ, winning gold in the Next Gen Toronto Tournament, Nationals at AJO Tour and has a 2-1 record in MMA with a championship belt at 105 Lbs.
She translated this love of martial arts and yoga into coordinating programs for women and children for MAS Academy of Martial Arts. She pioneered their yoga program specifically for their athletes. With her yoga, she focused on providing the physical improvements that come with practicing yoga and the regenerative abilities to heal aches, pains, and potentially bodily imbalances that come with intense training sessions. Isabelle now works in the Early Childhood Education field. Still, her love of yoga has pushed her to continue practicing and instructing, where she has translated that love into instructing the military and emergency services community on regenerative yoga through our coaching services.
“Yoga is a journey of the self, to the self, for the self” -The Bhagavad Gita.
These Are Individuals Who Are Part Of Our Support Network But Do Not Actively Engage With Clients.
None Of Them Release ANY Information About Their Selection, Provide Skills or Tools To Give Them Forewarning/ Experience To Cheat The Process, Nor Provide "The Secrets To Pass Selection"(Which There Are None). If That Is What You Want, Look Elsewhere.
Instead, They Are Focused On Assisting Us To Create The Best Developmental Program For Our Clients' Goals
They Do This Through:
Providing Context To Physical and Mental Demands On Selection, On The Job, and Post-Career For S&C + MPM Coaches
Help Direct Content/Training To Prepare Individuals For Selection Events
Help Clients Become A Person People Can Rely On
Help Clients Become Someone Who Everyone Will Want On Their Team
Informing Coaches What Helped Them Successfully Navigate Selection Psychologically/Emotionally
Providing General Advice For The Next Generation Of Operator
More Than Anything, They Are Helping Us Create Successful Human Beings Who Happen To Be Attending Selection, Rather Than Coaching Someone To Pass Selection. We Almost Always Use Their Experiences and Beliefs To Help Direct The Training Of Non-Selection Clients, Simply Because It Can Provide Such Value To The Development Of Well-Rounded Successful People.
This Is The Same Protocol Our Coaches Use When Handling Selection Applicant Clients. We Aren't Here To Cheat The Process, We Are Here To Develop High Functioning, High Performing Human Beings Who Are Attending Selection. We Help Develop The Candidate Into The Best They Can Be. Its The Cadres Job To Figure Out If They Are The Right Person For The Unit.
*Identities Of The Individuals Are Disguised As Some Are Active Duty and Others Want To Move On To Their Next Journey.*
Tier 1 Operator + Sniper
Having Been Part Of A Tier 1 Organization With Upwards Of A 90% Fail Rate Even With Applicants From Other Special Operations Units, The Frontiersman Knows What It Takes To Succeed Even Through Hardship. Post Military, He Now Focuses On The Psychological, Emotional, and Spiritual Development Of Human Beings Through Hardship.
He Has Helped Us Structure Our Protocols For Stress Innoculation, Emotional Regulation, Consciousness Expansion, Value In Hardship, and Holistic Growth For Life Not Just For A Goal.
SEAL Medic/BUDs Instructor
After Spending His Youth In The Prestigious SEAL Teams Where He Deployed As A Combat Medic and Spent Multiple Years Being A BUDs Instructor, This Consultant Began To Shift His Focus Into The Exploration Of The Depths Of Human Psychology With An Emphasis On Myths & Religous Traditions In The Far East.
Currently, He Helped Us Develop The Structure Of Our Mental Mastery Programs. Such As Developing Purpose, Understanding Our Values, Mindset, Environmental Analysis, Soul Psychology, and The Heroes Journey.
This Operator Spent A Few Years In The SOF Community, But Found That His Experience Was Lacking. He Then Went On A Spiritual Exploration Journey To Grow Into His True Purpose On Earth.
He Has Helped Us Structure Potential Moral and Ethical Questionnaires Of Operating In The SOF Community, Bringing Mysticism Into Psychological Practice, Embodiment Training, and Yogic Practice For SOF Development.
Scandinavian Tier 2 SOF
Ski Patrol Has Passed 3 SOF Selections and Has Been Operating In An Arctic and Mountain Warfare Special Forces Unit For Half A Decade Where He Has Specialized In Leadership, Long Range Reconnaisance, and Direct Action.
He Has Helped Us Structure The Physical Development Of SOF Applicants Who Are Looking To Join Units With Extended Field Deployments In FOBs & Austere Enviornments.
A Clearance Diver Who Passed A Tier 1 Selection, But Failed To Pass The Assaulters Course. Provided Context Of Perfectionism In Selection Athletes and Overcoming Failure On Selection/Indoc Courses To Find Peace In The Next Journey.
Irish Emergency Response Unit
Completed The 2-Week ERU Selection That Sustains A Consistent 95% Fail Rate Among Applicants. Currently, He Is Transitioning Into Retirement From His Agency and Into His Next Career Of Being A Strength and Conditioning Professor. "Sporty Spice" Helped To Direct and Organize Long Term SOF Selection Physical Training
We are a premium coaching service devoted to extreme performance development. Focusing on Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition & Recovery Optimization, and Mental Mastery Coaching for combat arms military members, police, and firefighters.