V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jeremy Parisi

V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jeremy Parisi

V Magazine + EA7 2022 Calendar: Jeremy Parisi

Our November V Magazine + EA7 calendar cover model was inspired to compete by his older cousin, a 1980 Olympic gold medalist

Our November V Magazine + EA7 calendar cover model was inspired to compete by his older cousin, a 1980 Olympic gold medalist

Photography: Solve Sundsbo

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Alex Blynn

Growing up, martial artist Jeremy Parisi points to his older cousin, Angelo Parisi, who competed and won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, as his point of entry into the fighting sport. “He was a huge inspiration to me, so my dad took me to my first Judo class after watching him fight. Martial arts is something my father encouraged and I had a natural ability in.” 

Now a martial arts expert and competitor himself, Parisi has been featured in health and fitness magazines all over Europe, and keeps up a thriving social media presence with well over 100 thousand dedicated followers. But he still finds space for much-needed down time and life balance. “Watching a movie or walking my dog Teddy gives me a positive mindset. Being the best version of yourself means you are ready for what life brings you, good or bad.”

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Get to know Bracewell in an exclusive interview below:

V Magazine: How did you first get into martial arts?

Jeremy Parisi: I got into martial arts when I was six years old. My cousin is Angelo Parisi who was the Olympic Champion for France in Moscow in 1980. He was a huge inspiration to me, so my dad took me to my first Judo class after watching him fight. Martial arts is something my father encouraged and I had a natural ability in.

V: What does a training session look like for you?

JP: I always give the best of myself even if it's a short 30-minute cardio burst on a Peloton bike. If I'm not exhausted by the end, it’s not a good training session for me. I switch my training between cardio and some workouts with weights. I like to change every day and mix it up. For example, one day running, next day interval training, then heavy lifting and stretching. I work out with weights or use my own bodyweight some days.

V: How has martial arts affected the non-athletic parts of your life?

JP: I think being a fighter helps me to have very good discipline with my diet, sleep and recovery. I try to have the most healthy life possible but it's all about balance. Downtime is also important. Watching a movie or walking my dog Teddy gives me a positive mindset. Being the best version of yourself means you are ready for what life brings you, good or bad.

V: You also act -- do you get to do your own stunts?

JP: Yes of course, if I can I always like to do my own stunts! 

V: Who inspires you in martial arts?

JP: The Japanese people, because I love how dedicated they are to Judo, how they admire the beauty of Judo as an art form.

V: What inspired you most in 2021?

JP: The doctors, nurses and care workers throughout the world who selflessly helped everybody during the pandemic. 

V: What are you most looking forward to in 2022?

JP: Traveling without restriction, and reconnecting with friends and family all over the world.

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Credits:
CREDITS: SPECIAL THANKS: GIORGIO ARMANI AND ARMANI TEAM, ART + COMMERCE, ANNEMIEK TER LINDEN, DANA HEIS JULIAN WATSON AGENCY, STANIA JASPERT THE WALL GROUP, CYDNEY PSAROLIS-STANNARD PATRICIA MCMAHON REPRESENTS PATRICIA MCMAHON MAKEUP REBECCA WORDINGHAM USING KJAER WEIS MAKEUP & BIOSSANCE SKINCARE HAIR KEI TERADA (JULIAN WATSON) USING BUMBLE & BUMBLE MANICURE REBECCA JADE WILSON (THE WALL GROUP) USING ESSIE CASTING DIRECTOR NOAH SHELLY (1979 SERVICES) PRODUCTION LALALAND PRODUCTION STUDIO MANAGER SALLY DAWSON (SUNDSBØ STUDIO) DIGITAL TECHNICIAN LUCIE ROWAN SET DESIGNER ROBBIE DOIG (PATRICIA MCMAHON REPRESENTS) PHOTO ASSISTANTS SAMUEL STEPHENSON, SEBASTIAN KAPFHAMMER, HRISTO HRISTOV, TAMIBE BOURDANNE STYLIST ASSISTANT LUIZA CIRICO ON SET RETOUCHER HOWARD PETTIT SET DESIGNER ASSISTANT DANIAL UNDERWOOD MAKEUP ASSISTANT OLIVIA COCHRANE HAIR ASSISTANT TAKUYA MORIMOTO RETOUCHING DIGITAL LIGHT LTD

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