JJ Rivet,
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JJ Rivet is one of the pioneers of biomechanics applied to sports. Based on a scientific method and 30 years spent on the various professional golf circuits of the PGA, as well as on the competition sites of other sports such as rugby / windsurf / motor racing and motorcycle, JJ Rivet has developed two totally innovative concepts:

• The Biomecaswing concept
• The Biomecasport concept

They combine the knowledge of applied biomechanics with the understanding of sporting gestures and the latest technologies in sports engineering.


In the 90s, Taylormade and SIDAS were among the first companies to use JJ Rivet's expertise in applied biomechanics.

This is also when he created the first "biomechanical screening" to prevent the risks for pilots subjected to fatigue (KTM and Schlesser Team on the World Rally Raid Championship from 1998 to 2001). Solutions are also defined to anticipate these problems and help maintain an optimal level of performance.

In 1998, he created the Biomecaswing concept and installed his headquarters in 2004 in the magnificent golf resort of Terre Blanche.

The Biomecaswing Performance Center was born from an obvious meeting point between two men guided by the same passion for sport:

Mr. Dietmar Hopp was the first owner of the resort, and he had an avant-garde vision of sport and a determination to develop an exceptional resort. JJ Rivet was eager to develop its innovative concept in Europe.

Since 2008, JJ Rivet has created the European Tour Performance Institute with Rob Hillman, a service that optimizes golfers' performance on European tours, whose Terre Blanche is one of the bastions. He is head of the Sports Performance Department of ETPI and is in charge of biomechanical monitoring.

At the same time, his involvement in the development of new performance optimization concepts led him to lead Under Armour's innovation department for Europe and co-designer with the shoe team for the UA shoe for five years.

For 7 years he as also been the biomechanist of the French golf teams, which he follows with his team from October to April.

JJ Rivet MSc.2, Associate Researcher Institute of Sciences of the Movement E.J. Marey (University of the Mediterranean-Marseille) teaches applied biomechanics as part of the Master of Sports Engineering's framework.

As of 2024, JJ and Biomecaswing have decided to transition their UK operations to Stoke Park and Luxembourg operations in Bois d'Arlon, two premier golfing destinations known for their exceptional facilities and commitment to excellence.