Welcome to All Things Qajaq! The word “Qajaq” originates from Greenland and it is more commonly known in English to foreigners as “Kayak”. This website encompasses a collection of all things related to kayaking and it’s history.
All Things Qajaq is the vision of James Manke, an international Greenland rolling instructor. Rolling a kayak multiple ways is a very rewarding and uplifting experience once your body connects to the water world. Learning these skills can add a substantial amount of confidence to your kayaking abilities. His focus teaching each roll is to break the process down for the student using as little words as possible, putting focus on areas where strength is needed. James’ strength lays in spotting out fine technique and then being able to make adjustments to improve your rolling. Looking to learn the advanced Greenland rolls? James has had lots of success teaching advanced rolls in the past and with his own progression continues to refine and discover new ways to teach.
One on one sessions are also available at the convenience of the customer. If you are looking to hire James for an event or symposium, feel free to write us here and a member of James’s booking agency will be in touch with you.
James Manke makes learning easy, the way he breaks down the steps, enabling you to “feel” what you need to do before you even go upside down, helped me orientate my self calmly once I was head down under my boat in the water. James doesn’t hold back the secrets he has and through him I have quickly learnt and mastered some of the more complicated rolls. Jaime Sharp