Here’s a bit about myself and what I do:
My name is Maximilian Rosenfeld and I am a self taught acrobat.
Some of the disciplines/experiences I’ve had the opportunity to expose myself to (some more than others) include:
- Lots of flexibility
- Bodyweight/gymnastics strength
- Lots of martial arts and fighting experience
- Rock climbing
The list goes on. Basically, I like to do a little bit of everything (with some favorites of course).
I definitely grew up in a sort of physical, athletic lifestyle. My entire journey started at the age of four when my father enrolled me in traditional martial arts, specifically Oyama Karate, which is a branch of the popular main style Kyokushin Karate. I later ended up training in the latter style after several years. In total I have about 11-12 years of experience just in martial arts. Karate was really the entry point into this physical lifestyle and shaped me into this thing that I am today.
Going off of the martial arts theme, people like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen inspired me; I wanted to BE these people (can you say worship?). In middle school, this led me to become a typical “backyard tricker”. The dirty, ballsy, skinny, kid that tried to do flips in his backyard. I tried pulling all sorts of stunts like butterfly twists, front flips, back flips, 540 kicks, etc. The only problem was, I sucked, really bad. Then, I had an accident, I bailed a backflip and landed on my neck. Yeah, my tricking spunk was gone in a day.
Around this time I was introduced to Crossfit, which exposed me to a lot of awesome stuff early on like traditional weightlifting, olympic lifting, gymnastic rings, handstands, calisthenics and more. However, my biggest obsession was handstands. I became obsessed because a) My balls shrank to the size of peas after the back tuck accident (so no more flips) and b) I thought it was the coolest thing ever (at the time). So I set about to achieve control in the freestanding handstand. The only problem?I sucked, again, a lot. I practiced all the freaking time. And you know what? I still sucked.
I did eventually get the handstand down pretty well, but the rest of my story is for another time. What I’m trying to tell you is this: I have failed countless times, but these failures have shown me the best possible ways to learn, overcome, and control my body and mind. My passion is the mastery of myself, getting my body (and mind..) to do what I want it to do. This website is a place for me to help you on your own path to physical and mental self mastery.
(and show off some of my own progress)