As for who I admire, it’s all of my other coaching colleges here in Boston. I get to train almost every day with a whole bunch of crazy strong, crazy talented athletes. Evan Beyer, Adrian Ruiz, and Blake Evitt, Natalia Boltukhova, and Marcus Lincoln. The whole crew here in Boston, we put together a really strong group of coaches and I love that I get to train and coach with them on a regular basis. It’s a super fun group, and it’s inspiring to hang out and train with them.
Outside of the parkour sphere I’ve got a friend here in Boston who goes by Skunk. He’s an artist that founded an art bicycle group that I’m a part of. We build and ride modified art bicycles around Boston. This group has been around for 20 years. The fact that he’s been able to keep this going, a organization that exists just to make absurd bicycles and ride them around the city playing funk music and giving people on the sidewalk high fives. His positivity to roll with the ups and downs of life is inspiring.
I admire most the honest and the persistent of beings.
I admire every single person that never gives up all those people that everyday save lives, go to work for their family, train in the most terrible conditions, always keeps debugging and fix bugs, keep playing until you finger bleed , fight for others rights ,believe in themselves, share ideas and make the world a better place (I swear I didnt take it from silicon valley xD ) Just like you Craig 😀
I admire everyone who has tried Parkour and stuck with it. I also admire those who have taken the initiative and turned Parkour into their job.
I admire people who are passionate, have the right kind of morality, knows how to move, open minded, and has a free mind.
Andy Keller. I met this guy back around 2011, just when I was starting out. I always looked up to him (back then it was because he was an admin on the APK forums!) and still do to this day. Though he may not know it Andy has helped me almost more than anyone in life. I was not with a very good crowd of people in high school but I always looked forward to training with Andy after school so I could forget about all of that. He has influenced me to change who I am as a person and to choose to be around people who better myself. Training with Andy is always a blast and I always come out with a smile on my face even if we are doing some punishing conditioning. He is the kind of guy that everyone can look up to and he has been nothing but a positive influence on me. Thanks Andy!