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Authored by Dan on Tuesday 12

We live in a strange world.

If you want to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a shaper of people's minds in a school, there are considerable and rigorous processes to go through to qualify to do those things - and rightly so, as such individuals are putting themselves in a position of responsibility and have a duty of care to the people who come to them for help.

So why, I ask, do we not think the same processes need be in place for coaches of physical disciplines?

Authored by jolusanya on Friday 24

I spent the first 3 months of the year in Gambia working on a voluntary media project and whilst there, I discovered great potential for training locations. Most of my spent time was spent working but the moment I had free time, I set about exploring the area making mental notes of the best places to train.

Authored by baneparkour on Thursday 03

 

It's 2013 and I'm increasingly thinking about what we pass on in our training.

Thinking back to how I was introduced to Parkour- there were only a few videos online and all learning was a painstaking process of trial and error with one's self. This was many years before the birth of Youtube. Importantly, I never felt discouraged when watching these videos... quite the opposite actually. So where exactly am I going with this you may ask!

Jump back in time

Authored by Chris M on Sunday 10

As London gets set to host the Olympics this summer, I got thinking about the history of Olympic jumping. London has been the setting for two previous Olympic Games, in 1948 and way back in 1908. The 1908 games featured two events long since dropped from the Olympic schedule, but nonetheless relevant to the contemporary parkour practitioner – the standing high jump, and standing long jump.

Hold that pose for a moment...

Authored by admin on Wednesday 05

Well, full disclosure first...this is one of those blog writings that are written in a slightly uninspired phase, so I had to really think about what I have been up to recently to try to find something to write about. Unfortunately, winter training can be a bit unexciting at times.

 

What I found myself doing recently is focusing on strength and power training more than anything else complimented with some bodyweight skill development such as planche training, front lever progressions and such.

 

Work Hard and Be Kind

Authored by admin on Tuesday 13

 

Work hard and be kind

 

Work hard and be kind is one of few life rules I try to live by.

Both move you forward.

But when life gets hectic, one of them can fool you into feeling it’s the only force you should feed.

Be strong to be useful. For sure. For that I have to work hard.

And being useful is many things, one of them being kind.

The Art of Risk taking

Authored by omercan on Friday 28

First of all, go and watch the amazing TED talk attached below.

Conditioning

Authored by jmballantyne on Sunday 25

I’d liked to touch on what I believe is one of the more important aspects of training for athletes. Conditioning. Yes, training your particular sport is equally important!  However, if your body isn’t prepared for the sport, then longevity in the sport is unlikely. You won’t see gains without putting in a little effort! I’ll keep this short, as there is a vast amount of detail that could be introduced and maybe I’ll flesh this out in future posts.

Breaking New Jumps

Authored by jmballantyne on Monday 01

Back at the end of May at American Rendezvous 2, Dan held a module “Breaking Jumps: Psychology of Conquering Fears”. The aim of the module was to have each person attending find a single jump that would bring out the fear. The module was excellent and really illustrated the important of pushing one's comfort zone.

Opening your Horizons

Authored by omercan on Tuesday 07

So, most of the information you can find on t