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RISE: TJ Stuart


We weren’t all born equal, and life doesn’t treat everyone fairly. To become the best, you have to rise above adversity and give it your all. In this incredible and moving series, we look at the athletes from around the globe who have overcome major obstacles in their life to become icons of their respective sport.


From a champion boxer that beat bone cancer to a leader of street soccer who survived a troubled youth, these athletes are giving hope to millions of people around the world who face adversity. Episode 04 chronicles the life of, TJ Stuart, a leading parkour athlete based out of Orange County, CA.

Parkour saved TJ’s life, and now he’s giving back to the sport that gave so much to him. He currently teaches at Tempest Freerunning Academy in Hawthorne, CA.


DIRECTOR: Benjamin Potter & Ian Cumming

Rise: TJ Stuart

Rise: TJ Stuart

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