This is the first parkour video I came across some 3-4 years ago before I fully understood what parkour is. This was the catalyst for my decision in becoming a full time practitioner of movement as well as a traceur. It features David Belle the founder of this art, and my hero in movement. The vibe of the French rap rivels the energy of the traceurs. This is one of the videos I keep in my "inspiration library" which I pull from and play regularly. I can't be still after watching it! It makes me do tuck jumps in front of my computer! When I close my eyes I return to vaults, jumps, and rolls I have experienced in my pursuit of fluid environment interaction. It also takes me to places I have yet to train. It makes me feel connected to traceurs and treceuses globally. Watch, enjoy- for we are all one.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Parkour- The art of efficiently moving through the environment using only the bodies abilities to overcome obstacles.
On Feb.15th I will be hosting CrossFit Central's Parkour Workshop. It will be designed for beginners and will cover things like- the parkour philosophy, concepts on efficient movement, how to land/fall safely, protective rolls, vaults, and how to overcome various obstacles.
What: CrossFit Central's First Parkour Workshop
When: Feb. 15th 11-1pm
Where: Undisclosed location- *upon signing up details will be released to participants*
Why: This is a unique opportunity to learn new ways to apply your crossfit abilities, gain a better understanding of body mechanics and proprioception, and it is incredibly fun!
Class size will be limited to 10 participants. This event is open to the general public as well as the CrossFit community so reserve your spot before someone takes it! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-921-7563. I can also answer any questions you may have. I can't wait to train with you.