World Freerunning & Parkour Federation

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[edit] Mission Statement

"The World Freerunning & Parkour Federation is dedicated to the safe and respectful advancement of the Parkour Movement throughout the world. Inspired by the creativity and mental discipline embodied by Parkour, the athlete/founders of the WFPF and their partners will faithfully bring this philosophy of movement to the growing numbers of optimistic young people around the globe who believe that through camaraderie, self-expression, and service to others, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome." -WFPF Website.

[edit] History

The World Freerunning and Parkour Federation was born in October 2007, however would not be named for another 2 years, the ten founding athletes (Ryan Doyle, Daniel Ilabaca and Tim “Livewire” Shieff from the UK, original Team Tempest members Paul “Diddy” Darnell, Victor Lopez, Rich King and Gabe Nunez from the US, Oleg Vorslav, the “Russian Climber”, from Latvia, and Marcus Gustavsson and Filip Ljungberg from Team Air Wipp in Sweden ) came together from all over the world to try to push Parkour and Freerunning out to a maninstream audience.

[edit] Location

  • Daniel Ilabaca - UK (Liverpool)
  • Ryan Doyle - UK (Liverpool)
  • Pip 'Piptrix' Anderson - UK
  • Tim 'Livewire' Shieff - UK (Derby)
  • Oleg Vorslav - Latvia (Daugavpils)
  • Daniel Arroyo - USA (Florida)
  • Nicholas Coolridge USA (Santa Barbara)
  • Michael Turner - USA (Santa Barbara)
  • King David - USA (Los Angeles)
  • Ben 'Jenx' Jenkins - UK
  • Phil Doyle - UK (Cambridge)
  • Filip Ljungberg - Sweden
  • Marcus Gustavsson - Sweden

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[edit] Media

[edit] Controversy

Firstly, the WFPF is not a team, it is simply a collection of individuals, some of whom are on their own team, some are not, who have come together in an effort to make Parkour and Freerunning more well known to a mainstream audience.

Some people within the Parkour community believed that, because WFPF were working for MTV, it would damage the true image of Parkour, due to the power MTV have, however, several members of WFPF have given the community their word that they will do everything within their power to prevent the true image of Parkour being tainted. But it seems like they aren't doing anything currently, however we just have to wait to see what happens.

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