As I lay face-down in the Central Park mud, trying – but mostly failing – to complete a diving-monkey push-up, I remember thinking: “Well, this is new.” I had done some conditioning. I had done some jumping. But these push-ups? I had never done anything like these before.
My 2008 trip to New York City to learn from Dan, Chris and Stephane was a turning point in my training. Among the lessons I learned that weekend, the most important was pretty simple: Parkour is hard. If it isn’t hard, you’re doing it wrong.