7-Time World Champion & 11-Time Guinness World Records Holder
Bedford Middle School
Combining his mastery of rope skipping (which has affectionately brought him the nickname of Rope Master), the athletic prowess of unicycling, the art of poi spinning, glow-in-the-dark ropes, audience participation and motivational speaking, fused is the must-see show for schools.
Peter has performed all over the world since he began jumping rope in 1986. His program has been seen in such countries as Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. He has performed in every state in the US and has been seen on television programs such as Fox News and ESPN, as well as worked with Men's Health Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Due to his expertise in rope skipping he also was contracted to double for Adam Sandler in Jack & Jill for a Double Dutch scene in the movie.
Next week I may end up a partial robot!! Probably not, but it could happen since I am going in for back surgery and stranger things have happened. I know what you're thinking "Back surgery?!? You? But you're like a totally super fit jump rope dude!" I realize it may creep you out a bit that I know you talk like a surfer (or a valley girl), but let's get past that and look at what happened to lead me to this particular juncture in my life.
This year has been going by much faster than I would have thought. I am staying very busy, even though I am doing less jump rope shows than normal. Why less? Well, that will be saved for another day. I am currently between international trips since I just returned from doing some jump rope shows in Hurghada, Egypt and will be leaving for Koror, Palau on Friday (my first time to this island nation). I have to say that I dislike baggage issues immensely...here's what happened.
I just returned home from another jump rope trip to Egypt. It was another awesome trip that had me performing in front of a packed house multiple times and was also broadcast throughout the middle east to millions of people. This trip had us performing in Beni Suef which is about 2 hours south of Cairo. They told us it would take about an hour and a half, but it ended up being closer to 3 hours. After I finished up there, my wife and I had a jump rope training session in Cairo before we added 2 new countries to our repertoire. Turkey and Jordan!
Yesterday I performed my first jump rope school assembly program for the 2016-2017 school year. I've had a busy summer traveling and performing, but there's something special about the first school assembly of a new year. I got a call a couple weeks ago from a Native American boarding school in western Oklahoma. They have around 600 students from all over the country ranging in grades from 4-12. It was a packed house and I was excited to be able to start the year performing my odd mix of jump rope, unicycle, audience participation and glow ropes at this awesome school.
I am finally back in the states after a whirlwind trip to Suhag and Cairo Egypt. Alicia and I had a great time visiting some friends we made last time as well as meeting many new people (and of course putting on many jump rope shows and workshops). We started off on a bit of a sour note when our Delta flight had a broken radar and we were stuck sitting in the airport for many hours waiting on another plane to get us to Atlanta. When we finally landed at 2am in Atlanta, we had obviously missed our connection and were put on a different flight 16 hours later. I fly over 150K miles per year on Delta and this year has been ridiculous with mechanical delays and hopefully they start getting their maintenance figured out...I digress. Anyway, when we finally made it to Cairo we really didn't have any downtime.
Jump rope shows everywhere! I have been so busy this year traveling around the country performing for Jump Rope for Heart events, school assemblies, Upward award nights and more! In fact, I have only set foot at home something like 4 days this year. I'm actually heading out the door again for another trip to Cairo, Egypt so I will have to make a more elaborate update at another time. I'm excited to spend another 10 days in the ancient world before bouncing back to the states. Anyway, I apologize for not updating things much lately, but when I have tons of shows, I don't seem to have any time to talk about them. Have a great spring and I promise to post a more reasonable update when I get back from Egypt.
I spent last week filming an updated version of my Single Rope Skills jump rope video! I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and I am so excited that it is finally filmed! I've put up more information about the project over at Jump Rope Secrets. I will be making the videos available over there as soon as they are edited. There will be no DVD of this project and it will only be available over at my streaming video website. I love this new way of doing things since I can put the videos up as they are completed instead of waiting until an entire jump rope DVD is finished. I'm off to Phoenix today to do some jumping tomorrow!
What a month! I just got back from 3 weeks traveling around Egypt where I was able to perform for thousands of people and teach a 4-day workshop to a small team in Cairo. It was a trip that came out of nowhere and turned out to be one of the best trips we've taken in quite some time. We also got to experience more rain than anyone living could remember. The people, the food, the sights...everything was amazing and we can't wait to go back!
All the work and all the years that I've been practicing, it's all been for you. One rope, one wheel, one word...füsed.