World Freerunning Parkour Federation WFPF and International Parkour Federation (non – profit) are the International governing bodies for the Sports of Freerunning Parkour with headquarter based in USA.
WFPF selected Mr. Mehdi Arash Salmanpour as their representative in Asia for Asia Freerunning Parkour Federation to develop and propagate Parkour and Freerunning in Asia.
After several meetings WFPF chose and recognized the name “Asia Freerunning Parkour Union’ AFPU for the Freerunning & Parkour gov erning body in Asia under direct supervision of World Freerunning Parkour Federation WFPF and International Parkour Federation which is the non-profit organization of the WFPF.
It then followed by election of Mr. Mehdi Arash Salmanpour as the Founder and president of the Asia Freerunning & Parkour Union AFPU.
Mr. Mehdi Arash Salmanpour is holding many official Responsibilities and International Positions in different Sports Federations and Confederations around the world.In 2013 he was elected as the position of Vice President in the Asian Extreme Sports Federation. [Read more] In 2008 he was elected as the United Arab Emirates UAE representative in Federation International Roller Sports FIRS [Read more] He founded the International Professional Training Certification IPTC which has more than 15 years of experience for providing Professional and academic training with valid certificates throughout the globe with having more than 10000 people who have received certificate from IPTC till date. In 2015 He was elected as the president of the Futins International Federation FIF which is head quartered in Brazil. [Read more]
AFPU started its career in the path of promoting Parkour & Freerunning in all over Asia and with the aim of developing this sport in Universities/Schools/Kindergartens/Sports Clubs/Sport governing bodies as well as advancing certified coaches and trainers to use academic and professional teaching methods of Freerunning & parkour in every part of the Asia.
As the aim of the AFPU is the academic training of Freerunning & Parkour sports, Asia Freerunning & Parkour Union and International Professional Training certification IPTC have arranged a cooperation to be able to organize professional certification programs for the coaches and referees in all over the Asia and even Internationally. The certification programs are going to be organized by IPTC under direct supervision of AFPU and WFPF.