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This video promotes the benifits and joy of training with a focus on movement and movement skills as apposed to a more mainstream approach to fitness training.  It was a fun weekend project filmed in Hamburg.

Do you want to know more about Roots Movement:
http://www.roots-movement.com

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Anonymous said: When did you start parkour and how?

Always kind of wanted to tell this so,

Back in middle school I hung out at the skate park a lot and one of my buddies there told me about it. Well being I love rock climbing/climbing in general it sounded fun.

So I looked it up and found some basic vaults. I pretty much just vaulted over things until I got a job at 16. That was when I started feeling comfortable enough to look for more advance things to do.

So I looked for some groups and found the CaPk group that meets at Balboa Park in San Diego. They helped me a lot with technique, form, and the general frame of mind involved in Parkour.

This was about the time when Free-Running started to get some attention so there was a lot of new people looking to free run. This group made a decision to be inclusive to these people but at the same time stand against competition. It made for a good atmosphere where everyone had each other’s back and were offering tips to each other, helping everyone get better.

A good group like that is really helpful for advancing and just makes Parkour more fun. We would play capture the flag, do a follow the leader-esque flow runs, and spot people if they were attempting something they weren’t 100% confident they were going pull it off. 

I consider joining that group as the point when I officially started doing Parkour but like all things I spent time dipping my feet in it for years before jumping in.

At the weekly meet-ups I would just work on weak points, like try walking a rail all the way across to get better balance. I got a little better every week and once I had something done there was always something new to try. 

So by slowly working up to things I got to the point where I am at now. I used to do flips but I have stopped in recent years, partly because I am out of practice and partly because I had a pretty severe fall while doing a flip a bit back and I never really felt comfortable flipping over cement after that.

And that is a pretty good summery of my experience with getting involved in Parkour.

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(Side note- I absolutely love the filming of this! Most videos I see either have a stationary shot or a shaky following shot. Very few follow flows with such quality. I definitely will be checking out more Wall Side Media Videos)

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Just so everyone is clear.

The next full moon is this Thursday, the 25.

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Epic Parkour Run - POV (ep.5) | Flow

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So my group has a tradition that I thought might be of interest to the community.
Every full moon my group meets and does some night time freerunning/ parkour in the light of the moon. It really is a fun and if you are used to training in the hot day, quite refreshing.
So I am telling you all about this because I had an idea that this could be a community wide trend.
So here is what I will love to see; Freerunners/ traceurs/ traceuses go out with their friends/group during the full moon, and take some pictures. 
If you then submit these pictures I will happily post them here.
It is that simple!
So how about it everyone?
Are you up to it?

So my group has a tradition that I thought might be of interest to the community.

Every full moon my group meets and does some night time freerunning/ parkour in the light of the moon. It really is a fun and if you are used to training in the hot day, quite refreshing.

So I am telling you all about this because I had an idea that this could be a community wide trend.

So here is what I will love to see; Freerunners/ traceurs/ traceuses go out with their friends/group during the full moon, and take some pictures. 

If you then submit these pictures I will happily post them here.

It is that simple!

So how about it everyone?

Are you up to it?

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This week I’m a Sox fan. 

I know I am a parkour blog and I have never posted off topic, but I have some very close parkour friends who were running in the marathon, so I felt compelled to say;
To all the traceurs and traceuses in Boston, our thoughts are with you.
Stay safe and keep running.

giveforthwonders:

This week I’m a Sox fan. 

I know I am a parkour blog and I have never posted off topic, but I have some very close parkour friends who were running in the marathon, so I felt compelled to say;

To all the traceurs and traceuses in Boston, our thoughts are with you.

Stay safe and keep running.

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Apparently I have been training wrong this entire time.

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