Jherich Silas

Position: Head Defense Coach & Parkour Coach
Age: 42
Began parkour: 7/2010
Began teaching: 6/2012
Favorite local training spot: Bedford Public Library
Favorite spot ever: Sesquicentennial Park
Other interests: Cycling, Martial Arts, Climbing, Racing, and Photography

Qualifications:
World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF) Level 3 Instructor
American Parkour (APK) Level 2 Certified Instructor
Pencak Silat Naga Dua Harimau Black Sash (Instructor) - Guru Tim Lee
Pencak Silat Mande Muda Sabuk Hitam – Guru Doc Dority
Silek Lumpat Harimau Minangkabau – Blue Sash – Guru Doc Dority
American Ninja Warrior Veteran 2012
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Introduced to parkour through movies and television, Jherich became intrigued by its underlying concepts that were so closely related to the martial arts he was already studying. Upon completing a teaching certification program in Indiana, he became the first WFPF Level 2 instructor in Texas and the adjoining states. Since that first certification in 2012, he has been a part of multiple teaching programs in DFW focused on parkour and general movement. At Fugitive Fitness, he heads the Defense program and has been responsible for developing a proprietary movement system integrating Silat, Muay Thai, Wu Wei, Capoeira, and parkour.