Dan is a founding member and Chief Executive of Parkour Generations, the world’s leading professional organisation for the dynamic movement discipline of parkour / freerunning. He is also a founding member of Parkour UK – the world’s first National Governing Body for the activity – and FIADD, the international federation for the arts of displacement.
Dan has studied practical movement and physical fitness his entire life, with an elite background in fighting arts before he discovered parkour in 2002. In addition to establishing the world’s largest professional organisation for the discipline, Parkour Generations, Dan also created the A.D.A.P.T® parkour coaching certifications which are now the official government approved education for parkour in the UK and many other countries, as well as the groundbreaking Parkour Programs® and Parkour Fitness Specialist, now the recognised certifications for fitness professionals to access parkour movement and fitness knowledge.
His programmes have been accredited by YMCA Awards, 1st4Sports, ACE, NASM, FIT and more, as well as being the centrepiece for events such as IDEAFIT in the USA, Fitpro Live and Leisure Industry Week in the UK, Asian Fitness Convention, IFEX and more.
Across a twenty year career in teaching and coaching Dan has delivered courses, workshops and events to tens of thousands of people in more than 30 countries, helping many go on to become certified parkour or fitness professionals themselves through his programmes.
Dan has appeared in numerous high-profile media projects as a parkour performer and choreographer for movies, TV commercials, live shows and public displays. He has also produced a considerable body of literature on parkour which has been translated into several languages and published across various media, including the Handbook of Parkour and Freerunning.
Dan travels extensively helping others learn how to coach and to move, and regularly gives keynotes, presentations and seminars around the world with a particular interest in encouraging a holistic approach to modern living through mindfulness and practical training, and the positive benefits of managing risk and fear.