Parkour is, in truth, an adaptive movement concept; we shape our movement at any given moment to fit a given situation, which leads to infinite variability and endless application.
The future of functional fitness is an evolution into functional movement. We see this already in the explosion of more complex movement practices like parkour happening all over the world and being adopted slowly by the mainstream fitness world. Organisms are not machines, and the era of training them like machines will give way to an age of treating them like organisms, leading to longer healthspans, fewer injuries and even greater potential
We all harbour immense potential for extraordinary activity. We all possess the innate ability to move with the seemingly superhuman attributes that parkour develops. The truth is, of course, that there is nothing superhuman about these activities – and there are no secrets either. Diligent, intelligent practice and focused, regular training will bring about the realisation of this potential.
Stretching yourself is vital. Not the yoga kind, though – here I’m referring to stretching your abilities in movement and
Complex movement is not just a physical exercise, but a cognitive one.
It’s a very cool title isn’t it: Extreme Sports! Often seen with a dropped ‘E’ so you get some form
Fear is an edifice we build within ourselves. Unless you’re inhuman, you know fear. It’s natural. It’s healthy. It’s a
The deconstruction of movement in the fitness industry is rife. I’ve encountered so many ‘experts’ and methods that reduce what
The buzzword ‘functional’ has become so misused that it now means next to nothing, and for effective training I favour practical movement over functional fitness any day of the week.
It is quite common for us as practitioners of parkour, I think, having broken a new jump or mastered a
You ready for this? You need to stop exercising. And you need to start moving instead. What do I mean
Occasionally we get asked why the ADAPT Qualifications are so physically demanding, when in principle they are only coaching qualifications?
1. States Parties recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities
For the last two months the PKGen UK team has been ensconced in East London at a mysterious location, hammering,
Movement is like language: to be able to utilise it you must understand the alphabet, know how to organise letters