Today we’d like to introduce you to Erik Mukhametshin.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Erik. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Mukhametshin, I’m from Samarkand (Uzbekistan) and I’ve been training more than 20 years!
I started when I was maybe 2-3 years old. My mom went with me to the gym (Judo) and I saw some people doing flips, I was amazed and I really wanted to do flips too. I tried some flips onto a crashmat and afterwards, I tried flips in my home. I also love to watch movies with Jackie Chan! I start training Parkour in the street on scaffolding and a little later I start training break dancing.
When I was 9, I learned to swim and one day after I went to the bridge and jumped into water from 10, 15 and then 20 meters. For me, sand was a gym, so I spend summers training on the river. Two years later I could do double flips and dives. I would be training all day with my friends, parkour, breakdance, diving.
One day I saw the movie YAMAKASI. It was so cool and fun looking. After two years, I find out that my sports name is ‘Parkour’ but if you understand, the name doesn’t matter to me, only to move.
Has it been a smooth road?
Injuries. I didn’t have that many, but it is a big deal for you when everything you do depends on your body.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Erik3run story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m a stuntman, I do parkour and freerunning and I’m well known on Instagram and other social media platforms. My skill sets me apart from others. 😅
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I hope parkour will get into the Olympics! And movies and social media will only get more popular and creative I believe.
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