Pawel Widuto born 1977 Poland. CEO Tengu Fitness AS, Head Coach and cofounder of innovative system- Art of Functional Movement . Husband, Father, Warrior, Poet, Thinker, Mover.
My name is Pawel Widuto. Me and my UK friend, Head Coach Paul Gray from Firepower Gym are founders of system known as Art of Functional Movement.
In the course of 10 years in fitness industry, I was trying out numerous systems. I believe one should learn from the best, that's why I started my adventure with Kettlebell under the watchful eye of Coach Allan Fallro, IKFF Norway. My Clubbell and tactical fitness education were under guidance of Scott Sonnon and Alberto Galazzi.
Since being a kid, I practiced swimming, running, basketball, volleyball. Then, I became fascinated with martial arts – I trained Karate Kyokushinkai for 5 years in the dojo of of Marek Wieczorek in Olsztyn. During my studies, I was also training with Renaissance fencing group (i.e. history reenactment group) - long sword was my primary weapon. In 2003, having just graduated from university, I came to Norway hoping I would find a place for me there. And I kept on practicing: first, Kickboxing at Andre Sollund’s in Ski (Norway), next I sank into FMA -knife and stick were taught by Antonio Faedda in Sardinia – still, there were many more coaches I owe loads of knowledge and sweat left on the mats.
4 years ago I have created Tengu Fitness Concept- initially a small group of students that grew quite fast. During one of my CST Certifications I’ve met a great Coach from UK- Paul Gray, and after many long conversations, discussions and workshops conducted together – we decided to create our own system we called "Art of Functional Movement". So for all of you out there scratching your heads- here it is: “Tengu Fitness is who we are- Art of Functional Movement is what we do”
I have called my training facility- Tengu Fitness- Art of Functional Movement Academy, while Paul Gray kept his main gym name- Firepower gym and added Art of Functional Movement Academy.
AFM would never came to life if it wasn’t for us together.
It all starts with an idea - people say... and yes - it's partly true but in my case it started from profound FEELING that gave birth to the idea. TENGU is a state of mind for me - and yes - for gods sake it EVOLVES together with all of us.
What was the feeling you ask?
Did you have a feeling that you want to wrap your wings around people, give them warmth, care, knowledge- make them selfconfident and couragoes?
That you want to grow your wings radicioulusly long so that you can REACH broader spectre of people, touch their lifes?
That kind if feeling.
Tengu was born as symbol of aprenticeship, student - coach relation, wisdom and care. Inspired by Japanese mitology- forest, winged creature with a long nose, pictured sometimes as a older man with long robe with a walking stick - learning the masterless samurai (ronin) - the art of the sword.
The clear, strong and radiant symbol of that we wish to achieve in this world.
It all starts with Feeling and Im really thankful that you are part of our journey.
Art of Functional Movement is an intuitive new system for monitoring your health created by two european coaches - Paul Gray and Pawel Widuto. Using the element cycle - AFM can help to gauge exactly where your imbalances are and adjust them accordingly using apropriate techniqes, tools, intensity and periodisation.
At House of Tengu AFMA we use a flexible weekly schedule that allows our members to enjoy the full benefit of AFM week in, week out. No more dropping in, dropping out. With the Art of Functional Movement. You will be on your way to living a more functional life.