Head Instructor and Founder of Por Vida Skateboarding
Pham has been skating for two decades and counting. He started Por Vida Skateboarding to introduce skateboarding to kids and adults in a fun and safe way. Patient and ever-encouraging, Pham continuously shares his knowledge and guides students to achieve their full potential.
Pham completed the SG-Coach Programme from Singapore Sports Council in January 2014 and has experience teaching skateboarding in local secondary and international schools.
Learning tricks are never easy but Hans fell in love with the process and witnessed progress with his hard work. This motivation has stayed with him throughout his skateboarding years.
Hans started teaching in 2018 and found his true calling as an instructor to help more people experience skateboarding. Hans understands that skateboarding can be challenging thus he’s always finding ways to motivate students to never give up.
Victoria picked up skateboarding from Pham in 2017. With her longboarding background, she easily got the hang of skateboarding and it became her passion.
Victoria always had a soft spot for teaching kids. Prior to this, she was a horse-riding instructor. Great with kids, she believes that skateboarding can teach kids many important values and life lessons.
Jonathan has been skating since 2011. Previously a longboarder, he took on skateboarding after witnessing all the cool tricks one can do with a skateboard.
He is a self-taught skater and while the experience was beautiful, he wants to enable the next generation to learn safely and progress quickly.
Influenced by his skateboarder friends and skate videos, Materson started skating and learning different tricks on his own. The challenge and creative freedom he gets from skateboarding has kept him rolling since 2012.
Materson is a great motivator, friend and instructor who’ll set achievable goals to help his students improve. Above everything, he always encourages them to have fun.
Nicholas is an artist and skateboarder who believes in creativity and expression. He started skateboarding at 13, and through the sport, he has discovered personal sensibilities within himself and picked up qualities like perseverance and determination.
He believes coaching is a great way to share his experiences both technical and personal in a conducive setting. He enjoys showing others the different facets of the sport in a safe and fun way.
Dan started skateboarding in 2018 after a traumatic accident on the board. Despite the rocky start, he continued his skateboarding journey as he got better after every fall and found serenity in the sport.
To him, skateboarding is a comfortable and fun way to communicate with the young and old, and to spread positivity and knowledge about skateboarding.
Brandon’s first skateboard was a gift from his father back in 2013 and he has been rolling ever since. Skateboarding is his passion and it has taught him the value of perseverance while having fun as well.
He is a patient instructor who enjoys helping others to hone their skills. He believes that skateboarding is a great way to connect everyone from different cultures, and it can impact people’s lives and give them a chance to experience new things.
Hazmi has been skating since 2012. He enjoys skateboarding because it’s a one-man sport that gives him the freedom to enjoy it his way — be it cruising around on his board or serving up neat tricks.
He loves coaching as it allows him to pass the baton to new generations of skateboarders by introducing them to the exhilarating world of skateboarding.
Farid has been skateboarding since 2013 after being introduced to it by his secondary school classmates. Skateboarding has taught him to be more determined in life, just like how he picks himself up to try again until he lands the trick.
As a coach, he is fun and caring, and he hopes his students see skateboarding as something more than just a hobby or sport but as a lifestyle. His ultimate dream is to see someone he has coached be better than him someday.
Farah is an energetic and fearless sportswoman who has been skating since 2014. She represented Singapore in skateboarding in the 2019 SEA Games where she clinched fourth place. In 2020, she placed first in the female category in the Singapore Skateboarding Championships and will move on to compete in the Asian Skateboarding Championship.
She loves sharing her knowledge and joy of skateboarding and splits her time between coaching the next generation of skateboarders and pursuing a diploma in Aerospace Engineering.
*Currently undergoing SG-Coach Programme certification
Baiti has been skating since 2002. Her love for skateboarding shines through and has given her numerous opportunities to share her passion for the sport in various ways—she was featured in a children’s broadcast show, hosted a college skateboarding competition, and even participated at a Vans’ event as a crew member.
She is an all-rounded skateboarder who also enjoys other boardsports. She finds coaching the most rewarding of all and believes that skateboarding can help build character and a great opportunity to find lifelong friends
*Currently undergoing SG-Coach Programme certification
What is the Singapore Coach Excellence
What is the Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme?
The SG-Coach Programme (formerly known as the National Coaching Accreditation Programme or NCAP) from Sport Singapore is an enhanced training and development pathway for all coaches in the community. The aim is to establish a training and development system to develop high quality and professional coaches.
All Por Vida Skateboarding instructors are SG-Coach certified.