I`m Erik Mukhametshin, I’m from Samarkand (Uzbekistan) and I’ve been training more than 15 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.