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  • Longevity & Movement

    Laurent Piemontesi, one of the Yamakasi founders is infamous for his crazy and long physical conditioning sessions. It’s not unheard of for Laurent to run for several hours, then begin his other physical preparations of quadrupdeal (crawling) variations, handstands, then leg raises in the realm of 1001 repetitions on each side, forwards and backwards. When […]

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  • Interview with Julie Angel for womensfitness.net

    The original interview can be found on womensfitness.net HERE. photo credit Andy Day Julie Angel is a British filmmaker, artist, academic and writer. After finding Parkour, Julie became interested in the idea of movement and free-running, making it the focus of her PhD and setting up the movement group See&Do. Lets know her story more closely […]

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  • Kiara Done: My Parkour Journey in South Africa

    My name is Kiara and I’m a 34 year old woman living in a small coastal city in South Africa. I’ve been doing Parkour for about 2 years now and I’m addicted. I love that it has given me back my mobility, and the way that it shows me I can move even better. I […]

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  • Victoria Pendelton: Breaking New Ground

    For some, winning an Olympic gold medal will probably be the highlight of their sporting career. Come to think of it, just the simple fact of competing in the summer games – minus a podium finish – can make any athlete beam with pride and joy. But two-time British Olympic Cycling champion, Victoria Pendleton, is […]

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  • Parkour Branding and Misogyny by Kel Glaister

    I’ve never seen the need for parkour brands. You want something cool on your t-shirt? Get a sharpie and draw it on there. And then get back to training. One of the attractions of parkour for me has always been that we don’t need kit; we don’t need to spend money. Right off the bat, […]

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  • My Parkour Story Diana Popa

    My name is Diana Popa. I’m 24 years old, I’m from Constanta, Romania and I have been practicing Parkour for 10 years. How did I start training Parkour? First of all, I have to say that I was into sports ever since I was little. Every single day I was outside jumping, climbing, running or […]

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  • Uppsala Girls Gathering by Tara Robinson, See&Do team

    During the summer See&Do team member Tara Robinson was invited to coach at the Uppsala Parkour Girls Gathering in Sweden, an event organised by Uppsala Parkour, mainly focusing on maintaining a good connection between female practitioners around the world and also to attract more girls to start training the otherwise male-dominated sport that parkour is today. […]

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  • Why do I do Parkour at my age? by Christie Thomas

    Why do I do parkour at my age? (she’ll be 50 next month) Well,….because I can. I’ve always been a mover. My parents called me “malikot”, which means someone who can’t keep still in Tagalog, a wiggle worm. Having stitches on the back of my head at 2yrs old because I jumped from the couch […]

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  • BE BRAVE! “For big results, think small” by Julie Angel

    The importance of breaking habits and how they can age you. By the time I started filming the London Parkour scene in 2004, as part of a practice based Ph.D into Parkour and documentary filmmaking (yes such a thing does exist), I still considered myself ‘sporty’. The truth was that I hadn’t done any kind of real […]

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  • Strength Training by Katie Sandford

    By the time Chainstore opened in February 2013, my friend Emmet had finally persuaded me that weightlifting would be a fun thing to try. While almost everyone else was swinging on the scaffolding on opening night, I was first in line to try the squat rack, and I pretty much fell over myself to sign […]

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