Never believing he would ever do parkour, thinking that it was too extreme and bad for his joints based on all the videos he had seen. Derrick had initially dismissed the discipline. Luckily, however he was properly introduced to it by chance in late 2011 through a friend. It was then that he was actually able to experience its true value and power, realising it was not about big jumps and stunts often portrayed in the videos, but more about seeing possibilities, challenging one’s own limits, reigniting one’s sense of wonder and learning to master one’s body, mind and spirit.
It was a beginning of a new journey, and after making a stronger commitment to the craft in mid 2012, he recruited a group of friends to train with. From this group grew what is now the Superfly Monkey Dragons Parkour Freerunning Academy and Agency.
For Derrick, Parkour and Superfly have joined the dots from his past. They bring together his experience in personal development, medicine, media and events and allow him to pursue his passion of helping people and community through what has become one of the fastest growing discplines in the world today.
He plans to continue to share his passion and inspire people to discover and live their potential through movement!