ZEN

BIRTHDAY
5.13
BLOOD TYPE
A
HEIGHT
174cm
WEIGHT
65kg
HOBBY
Fashion & Travel
SPECIALITY
Photo & Footage

PROFILE

ZEN got into parkour when he was 15 and went to the United States alone the following year. At the age of 18, he took part in the international parkour competition "RedBull Art of Motion Yokohama" which was held in Japan for the first time and gained wide acclaim at an international level for his outstanding performance. At the age of 19, he became Japan's first professional parkour athlete and the first Asian to win the U.S. championship in 2015, which also made him the first Japanese in parkour field to obtain such a position. Currently, he carries out activities as an international parkour athlete and engages in all kinds of activities related to the promotion of parkour culture. Moreover, he also strives to realize himself as a creator through videos, photos and design. Many of his works are created based on his own parkour and street experiences. He also keeps on carrying out activities around the world as a member of the international parkour team "TEAM FARANG" which consists of top-class parkour athletes from various countries and leads the global parkour community. In 2018, ZEN moved to Los Angeles, USA and officially launched a parkour art project in addition to his activities as an athlete.
In 2019, he was chosen as one of "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World" by Newsweek.
In 2020, he was chosen for Gucci House Of Friends (the first parkour athlete).
His activities on the Japanese and international parkour scenes were highly praised and, despite being an active athlete, he was appointed by the President of the International Gymnastics Federation as Chairman of the Japan Parkour Commission.

WORKS

Competitions

2020Online Parkour Competition "E-FISE・FIG PARKOUR VIRTUAL COMPETITION FREESTYLE" PROMEN 1st Place
2019U.S. Tournament West Coast Parkour Championships #5 - 1st Place
2018World Tournament FISE FIG Parkour World Cup - Participant
2017World Tournament Freerun Hefei City - 3rd Place
2016World Tournament WFPF Parkour Pro-Am Championship - 3rd Place
2015U.S. Tournament North American Parkour Championship - 1st Place (the first Asian champion in the U.S. Tournament)
2011World Tournament Red Bull Art of Motion Yokohama - 5th Place

Artist

2016"HiGH & LOW THE LIVE" tour with 18 shows held at 4 domes

Actor

2016Comprehensive entertainment work - the movie "HiGH & LOW"

Creative and Art Activities

2020Parkour in Thailand Shooting (unpublished)
2019PUBLIC TOKYO apparel Goku×ZEN

Commercial

2020Gucci GG Psychedelic Collection Movie
2020Jeep Real Games Ambassador
2019Onitsuka Tiger Influencer (the first parkour athlete)
2019PUBLIC TOKYO / Apparel
2019DJI OSMO ACTION
2018DJI OSMO Pocket / EVERYDAY MOVIE
2018DJI OSMO Pocket / ZEN Meets OSMO Pocket in Tokyo
2016FINAL FANTASY XV Motion actor

Book

2016FLY (photo essay) Shogakukan

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