Martin Lykkegaard focuses on how sports help shape us as human beings – how we can understand ourselves and our culture through the amazing world of sport. Especially martial arts is Martin’s big passion.
The art of fighting
Martin loves to play and dance, but closest to his heart you will find the tough battles where you go beyond your own limits – physically as well as mentally – always through fair play and with respect for your opponent.
Next to his work at Gerlev, Martin works as an external lecturer at Institute for Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark – and Martin believes this interplay between the formal education system and the less formal atmosphere at Gerlev is a definite benefit for the Gerlev students.
Martin believes you learn through action, and he is eager to help all students progress – personally, socially and educationally.
Martin has a master’s degree in General Pedagogy from Aarhus University’s Department of Education (DPU) as well as a diploma degree in Sports from the University of Copenhagen. Additionally, he is a qualified public school teacher, having earned his degree from Hjørring Seminarium.
On top of this he has ten years of experience from the Danish national judo team, and he is the former junior national judo coach.