Divyansh Saxena- INDIA

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Posted by Jabong on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hi my name is Divyansh Saxena.

I am a 21 year old, young professional parkour/freerunning athlete from India. My hometown is Rampur UP. I have been training for 7 years now.

When I was a kid I used to play cricket and do some dance moves and I didn’t even know about parkour, but when I first saw some traceurs from my city running and jumping on the road, I said to myself, “I want to learn how to do that!”  I started training right away.  Day by day I learned more things, more flips, more movement and I can’t even describe the feeling I had every time I learned something new.  I really started to love this new thing I had discovered!   I started studying Animation and Video editing, and got a job but, but all I could think about was my training.  I have dedicated my life to this sport.  Every day I feel so lucky that I am able to do what I want to do.

Thank you to IPF-International Parkour Federation for bringing the WFPF Certification to Thailand, so that I could attend. With WFPF Master Trainer Robbie Corbett InternationalParkourFederation.com

I knew I had developed Parkour skills, but I realized what I was lacking was knowledge.  I heard that IPF was sponsoring the WFPF Parkour Instructor Certification which was to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in July of 2017, and I knew I had to go.  There I met WFPF Master Trainer Robbie Corbett, and Arash Salmanpour from AFPU (Asia Freerunning Parkour Union), as well as athletes attending from Iran, Turkey, and Tajikistan.    I would like to thank David and Victor (IPF and WFPF co-founders), Coach -Robbie Corbett, and Arash.  I believe that they are doing everything they can to spread this sport and helping our parkour community both in India and all the parkour communities around the world.

I am very very proud to be the first WFPF Sponsored athlete from India.  With their guidance and the support from the Indian parkour community, IPF-International Parkour Federation, and my friends and family, I hope to help parkour grow and become an important sport in India.

Divyansh White Temple

Thank you to the Indian Parkour community!

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