Breaking Barriers

Quoting the great Nelson Mandela, ‘everything seems impossible until it’s done’ is certainly the case when we brief the group that in less than 90 minutes, each person will break a wooden board.

Experience Details

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NSW + VIC + QLD

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10-2000

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1.5 hours

In out

Indoors

Breaking Barriers - An Interactive Motivational Keynote

Picture yourself on the brink of your third Guinness World Record attempt, at the pinnacle of your career, when life delivers its harshest blow – a stage four cancer diagnosis.

This remarkable narrative unfolds as the personal journey of one of Australia’s most seasoned martial arts instructors and stuntmen who confronted this daunting challenge. Drawing on the goal-setting and visualisation techniques that propelled him to elite sports achievements, he harnessed the same methods to combat and triumph over cancer in just two years.

These empowering techniques are shared with participants through an engaging activity designed to empower them to overcome personal hurdles. Beginning with self-defense and martial arts instruction, the experience culminates in a compelling finale where each person breaks a wooden board.

Incredibly inspirational yet marked by a light-hearted and uplifting tone, ‘Breaking Barriers’ is the perfect enhancement for your conference or event, providing a unique blend of motivation and entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is each artwork and how many people does it suit?
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Each artwork is 3m x 1m and is suitable for up to 12 people to complete at one time. Any more than that and people aren't actively engaged.
Will we get paint on ourselves?
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On your hands, possibly, however we provide aprons, gloves and masks to keep everyone paint-free.
Can you set up at our office or venue?
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​For sure! We just need to chat with you to ensure that the space meets our safety requirements for this experience.
What if it rains?
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Unfortunately rain and paint don't mix well. If it looks likely to rain we can either postpone your experience or move it to an indoor venue.
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  • FORMAT
  • Glenn’s story unfolds with captivating anecdotes about training alongside some of the world’s greatest action stars and his ambitious pursuit of the Guinness World Record for breaking the most wooden boards in a single minute, a quest that took him across the globe.

    But it was on the eve of his third attempt in North Queensland that a devastating diagnosis rocked his world. Glenn’s narrative delves into how his years of martial arts honed his visualization and goal-setting techniques, equipping him with a strategy to surmount an ostensibly insurmountable challenge.

    The focus then shifts to the audience. What obstacles are holding them back? What seemingly impossible challenges do they face? What are their plans for overcoming these hurdles?

    Starting with self-defense techniques and advancing to punches and kicks, this interactive workshop is not only informative but also filled with laughter and light-hearted moments. As a pledge to their goals, participants are encouraged to use markers to inscribe their piece of wood.

    The culmination of the activity empowers each individual to tap into their newfound strength and skillset, channel their determination, and break a board, eliciting thunderous applause from their fellow team members. This motivational experience is the perfect addition to inspire and invigorate your group.

  • PURPOSE
  • Drawing inspiration from the wise words of Nelson Mandela, ‘everything seems impossible until it’s done,’ we embark on a transformative journey. In less than 90 minutes, each participant is guided to break through their own mental barriers and shatter a wooden board.

    This session is meticulously crafted to spotlight the art of goal-setting, the power of visualisation, and the cultivation of unwavering resilience. It’s a testament to the incredible capacity of self-belief and the real-world life hacks that elevate us to conquer what may appear insurmountable.

    The narrative unfolds as an inspiring tale of self-discovery, offering invaluable insights and practical tools to help individuals reach new heights.

    What better way to commence your conference or re-energise your team post-lunch than by introducing them to martial arts and self-defense techniques, culminating in each person breaking a formidable 1-inch thick wooden board with a single, empowering kick.

    To further cement the experience, guests are encouraged to take their broken boards home or back to the office as tangible reminders of their incredible potential and what they can truly achieve.

  • SPEAKER
  • Glenn is one of Australia’s most accomplished and recognised Martial Arts Masters and corporate speakers. He is a recognised coach, facilitator, TedX speaker and innovative business consultant specialising in customer centric thinking.

    He travels the world sharing his personal story of resilience, goal-setting and visualisation for success.

    With over 50 years in the Martial Arts industry, Kancho Glenn Coxon holds Black Belt degrees in 5 martial art styles including 6th Dan Bushidokai Karate, and has trained extensively throughout Japan, China and the USA where Glenn had the honour of being a training partner to the legendary Chuck Norris.

    Currently the holder of three Guinness World Records for board breaking, Glenn broke the record for “Fastest to Break 1,000 Pine Boards” which had previously remained unbroken for more than 8 years, and “the most boards broken in one minute”.

Glenn’s story unfolds with captivating anecdotes about training alongside some of the world’s greatest action stars and his ambitious pursuit of the Guinness World Record for breaking the most wooden boards in a single minute, a quest that took him across the globe.

But it was on the eve of his third attempt in North Queensland that a devastating diagnosis rocked his world. Glenn’s narrative delves into how his years of martial arts honed his visualization and goal-setting techniques, equipping him with a strategy to surmount an ostensibly insurmountable challenge.

The focus then shifts to the audience. What obstacles are holding them back? What seemingly impossible challenges do they face? What are their plans for overcoming these hurdles?

Starting with self-defense techniques and advancing to punches and kicks, this interactive workshop is not only informative but also filled with laughter and light-hearted moments. As a pledge to their goals, participants are encouraged to use markers to inscribe their piece of wood.

The culmination of the activity empowers each individual to tap into their newfound strength and skillset, channel their determination, and break a board, eliciting thunderous applause from their fellow team members. This motivational experience is the perfect addition to inspire and invigorate your group.

Drawing inspiration from the wise words of Nelson Mandela, ‘everything seems impossible until it’s done,’ we embark on a transformative journey. In less than 90 minutes, each participant is guided to break through their own mental barriers and shatter a wooden board.

This session is meticulously crafted to spotlight the art of goal-setting, the power of visualisation, and the cultivation of unwavering resilience. It’s a testament to the incredible capacity of self-belief and the real-world life hacks that elevate us to conquer what may appear insurmountable.

The narrative unfolds as an inspiring tale of self-discovery, offering invaluable insights and practical tools to help individuals reach new heights.

What better way to commence your conference or re-energise your team post-lunch than by introducing them to martial arts and self-defense techniques, culminating in each person breaking a formidable 1-inch thick wooden board with a single, empowering kick.

To further cement the experience, guests are encouraged to take their broken boards home or back to the office as tangible reminders of their incredible potential and what they can truly achieve.

Glenn is one of Australia’s most accomplished and recognised Martial Arts Masters and corporate speakers. He is a recognised coach, facilitator, TedX speaker and innovative business consultant specialising in customer centric thinking.

He travels the world sharing his personal story of resilience, goal-setting and visualisation for success.

With over 50 years in the Martial Arts industry, Kancho Glenn Coxon holds Black Belt degrees in 5 martial art styles including 6th Dan Bushidokai Karate, and has trained extensively throughout Japan, China and the USA where Glenn had the honour of being a training partner to the legendary Chuck Norris.

Currently the holder of three Guinness World Records for board breaking, Glenn broke the record for “Fastest to Break 1,000 Pine Boards” which had previously remained unbroken for more than 8 years, and “the most boards broken in one minute”.

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