Thomas Kurz is the author of Flexibility Express, Stretching Scientifically, Secrets of Stretching, and Science of Sports Training and co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense. He also translated from Polish to English book by Tadeusz Starzynski and Henryk Sozanski, Ph.D., titled Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports: Atlas of Exercises. Currently he translates from Russian to English books by V. I. Usakov, Ph.D., on teaching children to swim and to skate.
Before coming to the U.S.A., Thomas Kurz studied physical education at AWF (University School of Physical Education) in Warsaw, one of the top East European institutions that prepare coaches, instructors, teachers of physical education, and rehabilitation specialists.
While still a student, he was appointed assistant coach of the students’ judo team. As a part of studies’ requirements, Kurz competed in several sports, including swimming, gymnastics, and track and field events. This gave him athletic versatility which shows itself now in his expertise in the field of sports methodology and physical education, an expertise evident in his work with his students, as well as in his books and videos.