" Texas Parkour sponsored athlete: Justin Deffner"
Services: Freerunning / Parkour
- $2530 min
- 0Classes Taught
I've been training parkour and freerunning for just over two years. I'm one of six athletes chosen to be sponsored by and represent Texas Parkour, and I have, on several occasions, done parkour for commercials, indie films, and live events. I'm a gymnastics coach, and have taught martial arts in the past. In a town where parkour was unheard of, I started a community that is now recognized in the major parkour communities in Texas. But that's enough about my credentials.
I practically live, breathe, and dream parkour. I love going out and pushing my mind and body to the limit, and I love the calm that surrounds me while training. When I teach, I make sure that my students aren't undergoing an adrenaline rush before they try something new. Instead, I teach my students about confidence and body awareness. I focus on having people find their own path, and making them relax and let everything be natural when they train. Most importantly though, I make sure we all have fun!
Peter S. March 20, 2012
"Not only will JD make you feel comfortable and assist you in learning PK, but he really enjoys what he does, so just being around him makes you push yourself to the next level. He is friendly and ALWAYS has a camera around, so at the end of the day he usually makes a video with your footage on it so you can watch and study how much you've improved. JD is the go to guy in the Woodlands area if you want to learn Parkour."
Angela C. July 1
"Upbeat, positive, and passionate about parkour, Justin is a great athlete and instructor. My 12 year old son is a beginner to parkour and looks forward to every session. Justin's work as a gymnastic instructor makes him very effective in teaching proper form and technique. He's great with kids, always encouraging and motivating. Justin truly enjoys sharing the art of parkour."
garrett R. July 2
"I could tell within 10 minutes of training with Justin, I would be back for more. He is a wonderful teacher, always positive, and never negative. Instead of "You forgot to do this", it's always "That was great, but try and remember to do this." Even after training was over, he would keep in touch and tell you how you did and what to practice. J.D. started as an instructor, but soon became a friend as well. Training with Justin would be an enjoyable experience for anyone, and I highly recommend him to anyone willing to do what it takes to learn PK. "
natalie D. July 2
"Ever since I have been taught by Justin I have learned so many different techniques. I used to loath sports but ever since i started parkour I loved it. I even brought a friend to meet him and to train with us. My friend said she enjoyed it so much she would come next time. He always is so nice and never gives up. Im glad I found him to be my teacher!"
Jeremy S. July 2
"Justin is the man who really kick-started my parkour/freerunning pursuance. He has taught and inspired me so much since the day I met him. He's always influenced me to go my own way and do what fits me best. Since I've been training with Justin, my abilities have skyrocketted. Justin teaches in a way to where you don't have to rely on anybody to learn. He influences you to learn you're very own special techniques that makes you "you." I could not ask for anybody other than Justin. He's such a great teacher, and an even greater inspiration."
Mila J. July 2
"A little less than 2 years ago, Justin got in touch with me and asked if I would be interested in parkour. I decided to give it a try and a "try" turned into a MAJOR part of my life. Justin helped to inspire me and works with me to help improve myself not only in parkour, but in all aspects of my life. Confidence, fitness, and an improved out look on life all came with the territory. Initially, I was the only girl in the parkour community in the area, and other girls are still few and far between. It was always a little bit more difficult for me to learn and to catch onto the movements because it was different for me. Justin is a magnificent teacher, patient and calm. It is a testament to his skill as a coach and a tracuer that he taught me. He is able to adapt to situations and accommodate to TEACH his students regardless of circumstance, gender or natural ability (or lack there of in my case). All in all, Justin is WELL qualified, a wonderful coach and human being in general, and I could never thank him enough for helping me find this part of my life and for helping me find and maintain the confidence and the drive necessary to start up and keep on parkour as a lifestyle, not just a hobby. Don't take my word for it? Spend one session with him and you'll see."
Aaron F. July 3
"Justin has been my friend for a long time, and i was a friend of his once he started parkour, so after a few months i started doing it to, he really helped me learn all of the basics and helped me learn a few flips and twists, he's a great guy and a natural coach. he's quite inspiring and a really good guy "