Fri, 2012-05-04 12:09
In my view, one of the greatest things about Parkour is that you can incorporate pretty much any movement into your style. With no competition there are no rules. We're not fussy about this; there have already been a wide selection of breakdance, gymnastic, strength training and general dance movements added to our repertoires. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but Mum's nowhere to be seen here.
I've noticed that we often go out to train and simply end up finding the biggest challenge or just busting out precisions all day. Trying to avoid this, I have recently been experimenting with new movements coupled with standard techniques to create flow in routes. One of my favourite places to do this is Vauxhall in London as the main spot is a concentrated selection of walls that provide a good selection of opportunities for 'new' movement. So, at the risk of making this seem like a blatant plug for my YouTube channel, below is attached an example of what I am talking about.
My point here is that you should never sacrifice learning new movements in order to have a go at that massive precision everyone else is queuing up for. I'm not saying you should change your movement entirely, just challenge yourself in a different way sometimes. Keep it fresh and see what you can come up with. Get inventive.