Nikolay StasolikDOB: 18th of December, 1986
Height: 5' 9" (177 cm)
Weight: 155 lbs (78 kg)
Home Town: Moscow, Russia
Since he was 8 years old Nikolay has been actively training. He was inspired by people like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Van Damme and The Ninja Turtles. Splitting his time between Parkour, freerunning, breakdance, martial arts, acrobatics, bouldering, and tricking, Nikolay keeps his body in peak condition and doesn’t smoke or drink.
Nikolay started doing stunts and martial arts after watching Jackie Chan movies and now he is a stuntman and performing artist in cinema and theater. “Obviously it's all the "fault" of my inspirations,” he says.
Nikolay told us, “I enjoy the movement... The challenge of new paths, the difference of styles... Parkour is a necessary part of my life; it helps me to keep moving despite anything in my whole life. It's like a food for my body and mind. The way to communicate with this world, the natural language of my body. Even though I still suffer the pain in my right wrist because of the broken scaphoid bone since July 2009 - I keep training and adapt my body to the style of movement for it.”
“I enjoy traveling to see other cultures, different places, meeting new people, training together and share experience to help each other improve. It's amazing to see how people change once they start to learn about Parkour and how far their mind and body can evolve on their own path of exploring the art of movement. Like when Ruslan Dzhavadov first met me during my training, and he was so eager to learn more about Parkour. I was happy to help him with that and share my experience with him.”