Tuesday 23 November 2010

Aching legs...

... another good day.


One of my favourite aspects of parkour is that it helps find joy and beauty in the simplest of things, in the case of parkour this is through human movement which is available to anybody which it why it so easily breaks down any barriers of class or wealth, race or gender by practitioners.

One aspect that I most enjoy on a similar note, when training alone, is simply shutting out the world with some music (of any description, gentle or engagingly upbeat) and focusing on my movement. I enjoy this greatly when balancing along rails: walking backwards and forwards in populated areas along a rail requiring some level of focus to manoeuvre with the buzz of life around actually helps to emphasize the beauty of parkour. The feeling when training alone amidst a sea of people deep in chaos is a surprisingly liberating feeling. This to me is bliss, finding beauty in the simple act of balance.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Storm Volume 1

Not sure why I didn't post this yesterday considering I was constantly refreshing the Storm Facebook page throughout the day until it was posted, I've just watched it for the seventh time and realised it wasn't posted here yet. This is Storm Freerunning's first video and is undoubtedly the best parkour/freerunning there is out there yet, high quality editing and filming and top of the game freerunning. Amazing.

Tuesday 16 November 2010


No posts for a while for plenty of reasons. I've sprained my wrist recently so training has been quite limited although it has forced me to vary my training to attempt to work around only being able to use one arm during any motion at all! It turns out that it is _very_ limiting having a painful left wrist, at first even swinging for jumps was too painful so I couldn't even work on precisions but since slight healing general jumping and strides have been my focus (in keeping with the training for most of the year which I was hoping to move away from being the entirety of my training) and I've been attempting some other movements using my right arm so have had some tough attempts at climbs and cats using just my right arm.

In other news I've put together a video with clips from June and July, definitely not truly representative of my parkour but I thought it would be good to mark progress and at least give me something to look at in the future to feel good about my progress, and hopefully over the next few months will put some other video together because it turns out to be quite fun remembering the days each clip was filmed but also it will mark my state at the end of my first year of parkour when February rolls around.

Anyway, here's my first video: