Christopher Wilczewski the owner of Warrior Lab Parkour gym was featured in "The South Jersey Sun."
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“Parkour is like the hardest thing to define ever,” Wilczewski said. “It’s really determined on what your interpretation of it is, because parkour can mean something different to different people
Wilczewski is always busy. His schedule alone shows his dedication to his goals.
“I have no social life,” he laughed. “I spend all of my time doing this.”
In the morning he goes to class then he immediately heads to his gym and starts teaching there.
Wilczewski began teaching Parkour out of his backyard in January of 2011 and within a few months he was partnered with another gym teaching Parkour there. Within five months the program became so popular it had to move to i's current location as its own gym.
“We've just been building and expanding constantly,” he said. “Lately we've been putting a lot into it.”
Wilczewski hopes to teach P.E. in schools and run a gym after his day is over.
The article talked a lot about his American Ninja Warrior experience. To read more about that click here.
For anyone just starting Parkour, Christopher gave this advice in a video:
“Take your time going through each movement,” he said. “Don’t overdo it.”
No one wakes up doing giant leaps
Second, condition, work out and train the body.
“Otherwise, your joints and ligaments aren't going to be able to handle [the stress],” he said, which could cause a sprained ankle or hurt knee.
Third, practice every move over and over again.
“Do it thousands of times until it’s perfect,” he said.
This sort of dedication is a rare and noble thing. His entire life revolves around training, running a gym, improving his gym, and going to school. Many people can't even handle one of these responsibilities. In the future it will be important for more people to have this passion for teaching Parkour if the discipline is going survive the spin the media puts on it.