The Debrief: PKGen Questions...Jason Paul
Wed, 2012-04-11 09:03
A close friend of PKGen, Jason Paul recently took part in the launch event for our Asian branch in Thailand. He is well known for his creative style of Parkour and for his mind-blowing videos.
How long have you been a Traceur?
I started when I was 14, which means I'm in the game for about 7 years now. Wow, thats long already, so much stuff happened, but still it seems like it was just yesterday.
What movements are you currently working on?
Right now I have one move that I really want to do outside, but that's my secret haha!
Until summer I really want to work on my Tricking skills.
What percentage of your training is conditioning?
I would say 20-30%. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
Favourite conditioning exercise?
Who or what is your biggest influence?
The people I meet influence me the most. I always try to steal a move or a trick here and there when I meet people, then play around with them and mix them with my own style and ideas.
Three current favourite training music tracks?
Die Antwoord - Never Le Nkemise 1
Big Sean - 100 Keys feat. Rick Ross & Pusha T
J Cole - Mr Nice Watch
Item in your bag you couldn't go training without?
Nothing, as long as I've got my shoes on and a pair of trainers I'm good.
How do you approach breaking a jump?
The most important thing for me is to make a decision. I will get all the thinking done, listen to my feeling and decide if I jump or not.
Once you start running every doubt makes you perform worse, thus makes it more dangerous.
Learn to make a decision and stick to it, there's no time for doubt once you start running.
One piece of advice to Traceurs just starting out:
One step forward, two steps back. Repeating the basics is the key to success!