Tag Archives: parkour generations

May 01

Why Extreme Sports Aren’t Extreme

It’s a very cool title isn’t it: Extreme Sports! Often seen with a dropped ‘E’ so you get some form of X-treme or X-awesome or x-whatever, because hey, doesn’t that make it even more hardcore, even more cool, even more rebellious? That’s sticks it to The Man, for sure, right? X’s are just bad-ass! But […]

February 15

Why You Need To Mind Your Movement

What I have learned over the years of training is that no matter how you evolve your body it really means very little unless you also evolve your mind. We are quick to want to change the body, to strengthen, improve, shape, tone, build… But how easily or often do we attempt to change the […]

January 23

Undoing the Architecture of Fear

Fear is an edifice we build within ourselves. Unless you’re inhuman, you know fear. It’s natural. It’s healthy. It’s a survival mechanism designed to warn you against very real dangers and guide you safely through times of risk and uncertainty. But, if you’re like most people, the mechanism has got out of hand and grown […]

September 23

Practical Movement over Functional Fitness

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.

September 23

Turning Point | Parkour Generations Documentary

One of the best documentaries made on parkour, the Turning Point is a fantastic TV series produces in the USA which seeks to highlight pivotal moments in the development of an organisation that works to better the world in some way. This documentary follows the lives of three young people in London, detailing how parkour […]

June 05

Move Like a Human: Why You Shouldn’t Exercise.

You ready for this? You need to stop exercising. And you need to start moving instead. What do I mean by that? Well, when we think of exercise we typically imagine high frequency, low variety repetition of consecutive and limited movement patterns. You hit the gym or the sports ground or the running track 3-5 […]

February 13

Building an Academy: Parkour in Process

For the last two months the PKGen UK team has been ensconced in East London at a mysterious location, hammering, painting, designing, heaving, dragging, assembling, redesigning and generally working like never before – all to create the UK’s first dedicated Parkour Academy centre. It’s known as The Chainstore, after the official name of the building […]