Our Team – Richmond

James Golden - Director

James Golden - Parkour

Growing up in southeastern Kentucky, there wasn't a lot of opportunity for movement based sports such as parkour, freerunning, martial arts, etc. As a kid, however, I was always attracted to movements such as climbing, running, and jumping in my emvironment, rather than traditional sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. Unfortunately, it wasn't until I was older and had the opportunity to leave my small town and find out that there was a world wide community of individuals who share the same love for movement.

Because of this, I am committed to expanding this community so that everyone can have the chance to learn to move and transform their movement into a form of art. Whether it be parkour, martial arts, or a combination of both, everyone deserves the chance to grow and find out what that art means to them

Rhett Kenny - Instructor

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Chiropractor, Parkour, Movnat

As a chiropractor I teach the importance of movement and lifestyle management. I believe that doctors really do a poor job of "taking their own medicine" and I dedicated my life a long time ago to being a doctor that others could count on doing the hard work that patients would be asked to do. In my mind, I imagine that patient taking solace in the idea that the last mile was something Dr. Rhett would struggle with just as much as them.

I am honored to be associated with Urban Ninja Project because of my supreme optimist attitude and belief that play comes naturally to children. All they need is the opportunity, like the one UNP provides, and their nervous systems do the rest! We are a community of like-minded believers in the human condition, that health and "perceptual awareness" can be achieved to improve the community by creating independence and a strong moral compass.