Roshan Amendra, also known as “Rosh”, is the owner and director of A.B.S. Training Centre. Since the age of six, Rosh trained to the highest level possible in gymnastics, competing with Team Canada for over 10 years. He has also performed on many stages internationally as an acrobat, break dancer, tumbler, choreographer, director, stilt walker, aerialist, and stuntman. Some have said that seeing Rosh in action is like simultaneously riding a rollercoaster and watching fireworks with his precise movement and versatile skill set on the ground and in the air! However, as impressive as that is, the tricks and list of credentials are not what feeds his passion. What matters most to Rosh, is the foundational training that supports the strength, biomechanics and fluidity of movement — not only for gymnastics — but for any sport or movement discipline.
With the combined knowledge of Rosh’s former coaches and fellow athletes, Rosh has developed and system that not only gains results for skills but also acts as a training system to prevent and rehabilitate all types of injuries. An overlooked and key component for the longevity of movement. Certified as a coach, Rosh has a zen-like teaching style and philosophy. A keen observer of the nuances of body mechanics, Rosh focuses his attention on the unique and distinctive movement patterns of each student. Some of those patterns are helpful, but often the student will demonstrate habits that actually hinder progress. Furthermore, Rosh probes how the student thinks, which reveals underlying issues. In a sense, the mind/body can conspire to keep the student from improving. But when you know, trust and apply the technique — everything works!
Rosh says he does not train and condition muscles. He trains and conditions the nervous system. By making incremental changes in the way the muscles fire, gradually the brain rewires to develop more beautiful, healthy and efficient patterns. Virtually all of his students — and parents — testify to fascinating changes in their body mechanics. Flexibility has increased. Strength is reliable. And, most importantly, their approach and execution are transformed.
Rosh says, “I don’t care how tall or short you are. I don’t care if you have physical issues or even if you have lost a limb. I don’t care if you have Autism or ADD or ADHD. What I do care about is that you bring your passion, your deep desire to learn, your discipline, your dedication — because I can work with those and I can guarantee that together we will change your world.”