Lyudmil Ivanov is a Bulgarian Traceur who sometimes trains and coaches with PKGen and impresses with his invention and skill. He is a great snowboarder and often dissappears for months at a time to travel and explore the world.


How long have you been a Traceur?

Not long enough, I've been in and out of the community for 6-7 years now, but actively training 3-4 the most.


What movements are you currently working on?

I try to do more breaking jumps and come up with some creativity in the movement. I have a few projects of move combinations that I work on which I would like to put together sometime soon.


What percentage of your training is conditioning?

At the moment its something like 70%. I have to catch up with the guys at Monster Generations and the community.


Favourite conditioning exercise?

Monkey walking, Praying(Diving) monkey, 1 legged hops.


Who or what is your biggest influence?

Gibbons, Cats, Stephane Vigroux, Dan Edwardes, Chris 'Blane' Rowat and other similar creatures.

Can't miss to mention Georges Hébert and the méthode naturelle.


Favourite food?

Short answer: 14A , yeah some of you might now what im talking about. I love food and I eat and like everything except too much meat. Meat is bad mmkay ? Rice pudding a day will keep the doctor away :D


Three current favourite training music tracks?

Royal audio tunes - source of inspiration

Skibadee - Tika Toc (dirty)

Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven

Go on and check them out on youtube.


Item in your bag you couldn't go training without?

First aid kit and water. I carry both even when not training as I like to help other people and its not like it doesn't come in handy. Luckily enough its not me who uses the first aid the most...


How do you approach breaking a jump?

I think a lot about it...A LOT...I try to figure out what does scares me about it. If its something done before I ask what those who already experienced it think about it, if not then I just spend more time with it. But I'm hardly able to break jumps with other practitioners around. I come back to jumps or moves that I'm scared of alone and when ready... I go...


One piece of advice to Traceurs just starting out:

Do not rush to try everything, and don't go with the mentality "dont think just jump".


Thanks Lyudmil!

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