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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sticking To Yourself

90% of parkour is just doing. theres no thought, theres just: hell yea im going for it.
If you dont believe me then think for a second, anytime you hit any technique you basically didnt think about it, youve been doing it so long that it just comes to you. Also, when your starting new techniques most of the time your gonna tell yourself: just go for it.

Going for it is important. Spring is coming round and all the tracuers are coming out of hibernation from tricking. for those of you who live in warmer climates: screw you i didnt ask to be here :p

Over the winter we tend to stay in gyms and train since its safer. but when the warmer weather comes around, what will that gym time be worth?

I've recently been to a gym jam and granted, i did somethings i would never do outside. But thats what we as Practitioners need to do. We need to strive to be 'invincible' let no obstacle get in our way, no matter how cushiony or hard it is.

I mean Parkour is basically overcoming obstacles.

Just today, i was crossing the street. I know right? EPIC
Anyways, i was crossing the street and there was a truck that pulled in front of us as i was walking (i was with friends). Since i didnt want to walk all the way around the truck... i just went under. My friends went around. i saved at least 10 seconds on them , maybe more. Then i saw as the truck pulled away, how incredibly dangerous that stunt i just did. if i had tripped, got caught on an axle, or the truck just pulled away...i would not be writing this work of art of a blog.

But i went for it. granted i was being stupid. But Danny Illabaca jumped a 20 foot gap that was thirty feet down...and all just for a video. compare my experience to that and youll kinda get my point.

In parkour you have to take the risk, a couple of seconds could mean life and death.

And we all know that. We have seen...and in some cases experienced, near death experiences.
But do you see anyone making those mistakes again?

Parkour is young, its up to us to make the mistakes first.

And thats why we train. to learn.

So if your coming out of a gym now to start street training again, what are you going to do? what have you learned that you are going to incorporate in your movement.

More importantly, what are you going to Teach others so that they dont hurt themselves.

For the novices I have some advice:
Take training slow, steady.
Im not gonna say, At Your Own Pace, because you guys are cocky...and thats mostly by fault of the generation before you and how we learned from the guys who learned from the first guys.
Try to do simple but repetitive movement. be able to do the move without even thinking.

Once you get to the point where your like: how the hell did i get on this pole 5 feet in the air. you have become a natural.

And for my experienced people:
We gotta train the generation better.
there are so many Television distractions that get in the way of what true parkour is.
We need to educate them in the ways of true practitioners.
And we need to get them to hate Main Stream Media :p

This is my second serious blog, tell me how im doin and what i should cover.

Give me constructive feedback...
Although i am adept in trolling so be prepared for a fight\\

train safe guys


  1. good article written wise, but parkour is something completely different

  2. thank you for your input. but im not talking about parkour in itself. im talking about 'Training'. you can talk all you want about the asthetics of parkour, but the training is the same for everyone. of course parkour is completely different. if you were trying to teach me something...yea...