Budomate and Disarray Magazine present you a very interesting interview with upcoming stuntman, a great free runner, a son of famous martial artist Gary Daniels (Fist of the North Star) – Shane Daniels. He definitely follows the steps of talented martial artists and stuntsmen like Darren Shahlavi, Keith Vitali, Al Leong etc.
You might recognize him from American Ninja Warriors 1 and 2 or as a freestyle runner/Parkour enthusiast in the Santa Monica area. Shane Daniels, the half English/Filipino with model looks, is making a name for himself as he takes on Hollywood as a stuntman. Check out our interview with Shane as he discusses his obstacles, goals and current projects.
1. We last saw you on American Ninja Warriors 2. Has being on the show changed your life in any way?
ANW 2 was definitely a great experience. G4’s budget was exponentially larger than last year so they were able to advertise and promote the show to a huge audience. Because of this, people have recognized me from the show much more than they did last season. It is a really cool feeling only because I have been getting messages like, “You have inspired me to train,” or “inspired me to follow my dreams and goals.” For me, knowing that I have been able to inspire people with what I have done, makes me want to keep striving and working hard for my life goals.
2. What are some of your career goals?
I have chosen being a stuntman as a profession. I have always loved the sensation of an intense situation that takes every fiber of my body to conquer. I always come out of it with a clear mind and a great sense of accomplishment with what ever it may have been. I guess I have always been an adrenaline junky. My goal in stunts is to work on many projects to support my son Jaiden and give him everything he needs. He is my motivation for everything. I love him very much and hope to be able to move him down closer to me so I can see him when ever I want.
3. Is there anyone you wish to work with?
Ever since I started learning parkour/ freerunning it has been my goal to work with, and be a part of Team Tempest. It has been 4 years and I have definitely lived this dream. I have worked with the team on several occasions. They are a wonderful group of people. I always tell people that the only time I had ever been star struck was the day that I met Paul Darnell, Rich King and Gabe Nunez. I went to a gym and there they were, three guys that I had seen on Youtube over and over again. I was sitting on a gymnastics block sitting next to Diddy (Paul) and I was so quiet and kept to myself. He turned to me and said, “Hi, I’m Paul,” and I shook his hand and nervously I said, “I totally know who you are, I’m Shane.” I’ve never been star struck ever!
4. What is the toughest experience you’ve ever had to overcome?
One of the biggest obstacles in my life that I have had to overcome, is …