January 23, 1988
|Height||5'10' (1.79 m)|
Daniel Marcus Ilabaca (born January 23, 1988) is an English Freerunner and Traceur from Moreton, England, and is considered by many to be one of the world's leading freerunners. He along with Ryan Doyle, is the founder of the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation.
He is known for his many innovative tricks, or movements which very few practitioners have ever attempted. A good example would be in 2007 when Daniel was the first to perceive and land a monkey gainer.
Daniel first noticed Parkour after seeing a man on the street perform a wall flip and wanted to be able to do the same. He later took up the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. After a few years of learning it, he discovered that even it had boundaries. He then took it to the streets and took up Parkour and Freerunning as a way to have no limits and to push the boundaries. Ilabaca is one of the leading freerunner's and traceurs. He won first place in MTV's inaugural Ultimate Parkour Challenge. He is also one of the most watched freerunners with over 30 million YouTube views to his credit.
Daniel likes to share his philosophies on life and movement with others. He believes Parkour is a global movement that will change the way people interact with their environment. To him all ways of being free and expressing yourself are parkour. He often uses examples such as: football is parkour.
Daniel also insists in the power of choices in one's training. He states that falling is the result of choosing to fall. He has said that "Thinking you’re going to fail at something gives you a higher risk of doing just that. Committing to something you’re thinking or knowing you will land gives you a higher chance of landing or completing the task." He also suggests that preparing for the future is unnecessary, and that you should enjoy every moment you have.
- Top Gear (2006)
- Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd - Proper Education (music video, 2006)
- Parkour Journeys (2006)
- Daniel featured in the Parkour Journeys DVD documentary, in a section called 'Daniel Ilabaca In Profile' which featured an interview and footage of him training.
- David Guetta vs. The Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away) (music video, 2007)
- UEFA Champions' League Advert (advert, 2008)
- The video is set in a back alley and warehouse in London, United Kingdom. It begins with a Daniel playing a goblin, who jumps out of a dumpster, and starts dancing. His dancing takes him out of the alley and up onto the nearby rooftops, then into a theatre. The goblin begins breakdancing on the stage. He exits, jumps onto a police car, and rides it back to the dumpster, when he jumps in moments before a man walks into the alley and dumps a bag of trash into the dumpster.
- MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge (2009 - 2010)
- Daniel Ilabaca was the winner of the inaugural Ultimate Parkour Challenge, winning the $10,000 prize.
- The European Parkour Tour 2010 (2010)
- Daniel Ilabaca traveled across 4,000 miles to eight major cities to meet some of Europe’s best Freerunners. From each city, short films and interviews with the local freerunning community were made. He visited London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Copenhagen, Vienna, Milan, Barcelona and Paris – all in three weeks.
- Misfits (2010)
- In the first series, Daniel played "Superhoodie", a recurring character who monitors and plays a guardian role outside the circle of already established characters. He is an onlooker and an outsider, with traits such as athletic ability and care being amplified since the storm in episode 1.
- "Daniel Ilabaca. Danielilabaca.co.uk
- "Kong Gainer". Youtube.
- "Daniel Ilabaca In Profile" Youtube.com
- "Tin Cannes (Part 3)" 3Run Forums
- "Choose Not To Fall" Youtube
- "Daniel Ilabaca". Imdb.com
- "YouTube - Top Gear - Peugeot 207 vs Parkour. Youtube.com
- "3RUN Forums • View topic - The Daniel Ilabaca Collection". 3run.co.uk
- "YouTube - Emel.Hits // Eric Prydz feat. Pink Floyd - Proper Education". Youtube.com
- "YouTube - Clip from 'Daniel Ilabaca In Profile'". Youtube.com
- "YouTube - David Guetta Vs. The Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go". Youtube.com
- "YouTube - Sky Sports Football - Premier League Advert 2008". Youtube.com