- Anthony Kelly
- 19 total number
- Australia (Armidale)
The most coach qualifications (multiple sports) is 19, and was achieved by Anthony Kelly (Australia) in Armidale, Australia, on 19 April 2020.
Anthony had always been into sports growing up. He started with rugby union, cricket and basketball, then got into martial arts at the age of 15. He began training hard already with the aim of becoming a blackbelt. After achieving it in Taekwondo, he had a passion for more and started to train in more and more styles.
This is what got eventually got him into the world of record breaking as Anthony made his first record attempt on television on El Show de los Récords in 2001 for records around arrow catching. Becoming a record breaking marked a real turning point in Anthony's career as now, renowned martial arts trainers from around the world were asking him just how he trained his reflexes to be able to catch flying arrows.
This lead Anthony to develop his training program based on his specific training exercises which he called "Reaction Training". He trained many athletes of different sports.
As he progressed as a trainer, Anthony became more curious about how these athletes were mastering their sports and had a desire to learn more from them, so he decided to study and subsequently master more martial arts and some different sports and earned more coaching qualifications.
To date, Anthony has 21 blackbelts and has completed over 70 coaching courses. He also has at least another 10 coaching courses he plans on completing to add to his current record of qualifications.
The most important piece of advice Anthony had to share was “learning and practice is the key to being the best you can be”.