About NK & Hugo Tobar
Hugo Tobar is the founder of 'Neuroenergetic Kinesiology’ (NK), one of the world’s most modern and advanced streams of Kinesiology. He has been developing courses and teaching internationally since 1999, after discovering Kinesiology during a three-year study of eastern philosophies while living in India. This period would later prove to be foundational, both in the overall direction of Hugo’s life and the subsequent development of NK.
On his return to Australia, Hugo began studying Kinesiology with notable Kinesiologists such as Charles Krebs PhD (founder of LEAP), Chris Rowe and Kerryn Sedgman. After obtaining a Diploma of Holistic Kinesiology in 1997, he continued his training with Charles Krebs and Richard Utt (founder of Applied Physiology). By this stage, Hugo had developed many of his own ideas, which he now began to share with his colleagues. Charles Krebs immediately recognised the potential of these ideas and invited Hugo to present a paper at the 1999 Applied Physiology annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona. This led to worldwide recognition of Hugo’s theories, along with his innovative techniques and teaching methods.
Since then, Hugo's civil engineering and business backgrounds, sharp entrepreneurial mind, rich cultural heritage and South American roots, together with his keen interest in neuroscience and biochemistry, plus continued research into all aspects of Kinesiology and its related fields, have provided the fertile soil for his ongoing development of this exciting and powerful modality.
Teaching in institutes all over Europe, including Germany’s IAK Forum International (the world’s largest Kinesiology institute) and institutes in the UK, the US, Russia and Hong Kong, Hugo has built a large following of dedicated practitioners, who are passionate about effecting the profound healing power of this modality, both in their own lives and in the lives of their clients.
In 2004 Hugo established the NK Institute (formerly known as the International College of Neuroenergetic Kinesiology), which in 2008 became an Australian accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Based at his home in beautiful Murwillumbah, New South Wales, overlooking the majestic and sacred Wollumbin (Mount Warning), the NK Institute provides the opportunity for students to study accredited Kinesiology courses, from Basic Practitioner level to Graduate Diploma level and beyond.
Hugo's work, Neuroenergetic Kinesiology, is now considered a major force in modern Kinesiology, with practitioners of his method all over the world. His work is as diverse as it is profound - Hugo is renowned not only for his impressive scientific understanding of the brain and nervous system; but his in-depth knowledge of the ancient philosophies of chakras, meridians and eastern spirituality; the modern concepts of psychology, primitive reflexes and survival emotions; and the human sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry and nutrition.
Since 1998, Hugo has written and developed 78 courses (54 still currently taught) and 91 Kinesiology publications. He has taught over 20,000 hours of Kinesiology throughout Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He has presented at 37 major Kinesiology conferences across Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, the UK and America. Almost two decades on, he continues to develop exciting new material and is showing no signs of slowing down.
As Hugo says, “The power is making the unknown known”