Student No.1 – Free Running
Life is about being happy and having FUN! If you take anything away from my blog I hope it is this. I think fun is at the heart of all of us, Enjoying what we are doing with our lives, feeling happiness, and sharing it. Before I go on to tell you about myself this is the heart of my message, all good things stem from Happiness. I really believe that in this life, we can be and achieve anything. I guess my life is living testiment to this.
My Name is Chase Armitage. I started out as a young kid inspired by Jackie Chan and made a choice to be like him. It makes me think how important good role models are these days as they can instantly shape who we choose to become. From this seed of inspiration I found myself wanting to move, wanting to test my strength and do incredible things as I had seen before. Free Running and Parkour came naturally into my life as I had always been a monkey growing up. This was my perfect catalist to transport all my inner energy into something special and I never stopped. My discipline was fueled by my passion to learn and to grow. To test myself, to push my limits that were at one time impossible. At the age of 17 I finally found a place to teach me Wushu, the ancient art of Kung Fu. I fell in love with the discipline and began representing my country in national, European and World championships. I have won many British titles and was then training in China, Malaysia and Vietnam to expand my knowledge in the movements.
I love to blend styles, movements and skills learnt from different sports to create something new. I prefer to use my new term, "Student Of Movement" to describe what I do. I mix Parkour, Free Running, Tricking, Martial Arts and Break Dancing into my Art just to name a few. Being Open is a state of my practice, to never put restrictions on my learning. Besides The core movements I practice, I also love to Snow Board, Sky Dive, Cycle, Rock Climb, Surf and practice Yoga just to name a few. I believe we can learn something new about ourself from any physical discipline or sport and even go deeper into the mental and spiritual side of what we do through other channels.
Im a Professional Free Runner and Parkour athlete by profession and have been performing and choreographing action sequences for Film, TV and Commercials for the past 10 years. I have such a passion for creating visual art. Something to Entertain and Inspire. Film is a great medium for sharing with the masses and getting a positive message out there.
Im also the Founder and CEO of 3RUN Media ltd. 3RUN is a team of world class Free Running Athletes made up from life long friends. 3RUN is a media company, events agency, life style brand and world wide Free Running & Parkour collective, a "Family".
"To move forward in life we must have a goal. When you set goals you have somewhere to go, a purpose."
Student Of Movement