Zak Self became a breakout athlete in the Parkour/Freerunning scene, when as a virtually unknown athlete, he placed in the top 10 at the 2016 WFPF Parkour Pro-Am Championship at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Zak is 25 years old and was born in Nashville, Tennessee but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He likes to say he’s “the proud product of a single mother” who raised him to be the successful athlete and person he is to this day. Zak played baseball for 13 years and also was a semi-pro football player until he got the “bug” for Parkour and there’s been no looking back since.
Zak is also proud to be WFPF certified (levels 1, 2 and 3) to teach Parkour/Freerunning, but he’s really a jack of all trades. When he is not competing or judging Parkour competitions or building and designing new courses and implementing new teaching techniques for the sport, Zak also pursues acting, modeling, singing, and action sports. He calls himself an action sports “junkie”.
To find out a little about Zak and see some of his top 10 runs at the WFPF Pro-Am at the Mandalay Bay, check out his show reel here: