Take Five: Ronnie Faisst

Martial Arts have long been Faisst’s other passion besides dirt bikes.

The Metal Mulisha’s Ronnie Faisst has been around since the beginning of Freestyle Motocross. Known as one of the originators of many of today’s tricks, Faisst has made a name for himself aboard his dirt bike. But what peaks his interest when he’s off his bike and away from the dirt? Find out below…

FIVE FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT
1. Back home in New Jersey
“My family lives back there.”
2. Japan
“I’ve been there twice, but I want to go back there again with Taka. He’s trying to line up a show for me in October this year. Growing up in the Martial Arts, I’ve always really liked Asian stuff. I really liked it the first time I went, and then when I went with Taka, it was 100 times better.”
3. Hawaii
4. Spain
“I had a lot of fun when I was staying in Spain with Andre Villa.”
5. Switzerland

Much of Faisst’s extra money goes towards his impressive backyard playground. “I’ve rebuilt it pretty much every year so far. I bet I’ve dumped $30,000 into it,” he said.

FIVE FAVORITE MOVIES
1. Enter The Dragon
“Pretty much anything with Bruce Lee.”
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Friday
4. Kill Bill
5. Full Metal Jacket
“The drill Sergeant in that…”

FIVE FAVORITE FOODS
1. Sushi
2. Steak
3. Italian
4. Mexican
5. Greek
“That was easy to come up with that list (laughs).”

Faisst’s favorite food… Sushi.

FIVE FAVORITE SPORTS BESIDES MOTO
1. Martial Arts
2. Weight training
3. Surfing
4. Hunting
5. BMX and skateboarding
“I don’t ride BMX, but I really like watching it. And I’m not getting on a skateboard (laughs).”

FIVE FAVORITE WAYS TO SPEND EXTRA MONEY
1. Sneakers
2. Clothes
“I probably spend most of my money on sneakers and clothes.”
3. Cars
“I want a new car, but my race truck is sucking up all my money.”
4. Race trucks
5. My FMX and Speed and Style course
“I’ve rebuilt it pretty much every year so far. I bet I’ve dumped $30,000 into it.”