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Fatemeh Akrami - Female Parkour Spotlight

April 18, 2018

 

Fatemeh Akrami was one of the first women I found online and added on Facebook as a friend. She is inspiring in so many ways. Her movement is clean and strong, and she is breaking barriers both in and out of parkour! 

 

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How long have you been training?

I started training in 2012.

 

What got you into parkour?

It was my first year in University that i met a guy there who trained parkour. One day on our way back to home from University he asked me if i want to give parkour a go! And i was like yeaaah sure! So i was in jeans and he started teaching me basic vaults and in the first session i learned i think like 5 or 6 vaults completly !! So i liked parkour and kept training after that!

 

What do you do for a living?

I do Gymnastics coaching as a job!

 

Do you have any other skills/passions besides parkour? If so, what are they?

Hm my talents are all sports related !! I do Skydiving other than parkour!!

 

How do you manage fear when going for something scary?

I imagine myself having the vault or flip done and see if it’s a success or no! If yes ,i’m gonna go for it!

 

 

Do you have any obstacles that interfere with your training? If so, how do you deal?

So this one is little bit different for me, as I’m living in a different country. For me as a woman i might sometimes get arrested because of hijab (But I'm trying my best to wear the most appropriate hijab while training to avoid getting arrested ) but the main problem is that there is no proper facility for parkour in Iran. It’s either a Gymnastics hall or martial arts gyms 

 

What piece of advice would you give to someone starting out?

In Iran i have to say stay strong because there are many obstacles on your way and you should get yourself prepared for it!

 

Who is a woman that inspires you and why? (in or out of parkour/freerunning)

Parkour mothers are the inspirations because they train so hard despite everything they have to deal in their normal lives!

 

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