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BeitragThema: Parkour, imaginatively.    Sa Nov 16, 2013 9:31 pm

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BeitragThema: Re: Parkour, imaginatively.    Sa Nov 16, 2013 9:44 pm

This video contains footage that has been filmed during october 2013 in Paris while we were training with Winston, a finnish traceur who was in Paris for some weeks, and also during the first week-en dof november 2013 where I stayed in Düsseldorf to train with german traceurs.
I’ve learnt a lot during these training sessions. I’ve learnt things which will change deeply and durably my way of training parkour.

First, I’ve learnt to look more carefully around me, and to pay attention to details, to such little border, to such iron piece that comes out of the wall, to such missing brick, well to anything I could use to train and play with. The landscapes usually appear to us in their globality, and we first see their most evidents contours and elements. We see walls and rails.
We do not necessarily see the missing brick, the door handle, the fissure, or the thin border which, though, are also parts of the landscape. Just as any new parkour practitioner sharpens the way he looks at his surroundings as soon as he starts practicing, and sees elements of the landscape that before that didn’t appear to him (little walls, rails, etc), we should then make sure to keep sharpening the look we have at our surroundings instead of contenting ourselves with this first step.
The walls and rails that from now on appear to us don’t stimulate anymore our imagination, as they don’t require any effort from us, neither in the fact to see them nor in the use that the vast majority of traceurs will make of them. It’s this tranquil habituation that we have to worry about. We should keep being in constant research, and keep looking with new eyes everytime to our environment -even if it’s the same environment-. Parkour isn’t a dogma, but a quest, that’s why it takes constant research process, and perpetual movement -not only outside of us, but also inside-. Now, a lot of traceurs, so proud not to be anymore “normal people” -as they often say it themselves- to whom the architectural wealth of the city would escape, content themselves with this first step of the process as it’s enough to flatter their ego.

Secondly, the surroundings always appear to us according the point to view we look at them from. In this way, if we look at them through the prism of the “basci techniques” of parkour, then we will see there catpasses to precision, armjumps, wallruns, and running precisions. While the difficulty resides, for the non-practitioners, in the action of detaching themselves from the utilitarian and normative use of the public space to which the socio-cultural learning leaded them, it resides for the practitioners to see the surroundings as they are, with everything they have that make them unique and distinguishes them from any other place, and to make sure not to see it as a random place where we will reproduce again and again these same techniques we use at any time in any place. In order to see what more we can do with what we have, we have to be able to approach the places with a mind free from the usual expectations of the practitioner (catpass to precision, armjump, etc). It is certainly not an easy thing to do, at least as hard as it is, for the non-practitioner, to see the city as a playground. But this is what it takes for those who would like to place themselves in a long term research process, and not cease to surprise themselves every time they train. It takes an intellectual effort, and an increased attention we pay to our sensory perceptions. In order to make it possible, we have to “pay attention to pay attention”.

In order to be opened to the multitude of possibilities, we paradoxically have to be able not to expect anything from our trainings. Indeed, if we do expect some things from it, we’ll pay more attention to these things, which means we’ll pay less attention to the other things. And we would miss a lot of things, just because we would have been focused only on some others. That’s why we would have to go against the dominant theory of sport, which works in terms of goals to reach and improvements to make. The best thing that could happen to us would be to be able not to have any goal, and be indifferent to imporvement, as long as we are searching and being creative, and as long as we feel joy out of it. We should be able to approach every training as if it was the first one. With this same excitement and freshness we felt then.

Some people will probably think that some of the moves displayed in this video are not useful or efficient, and therefore that there’s no reason to train them in parkour. To this objection, I would answer that this type of “creative challenges training” has, at least, a quadruple interest for traceurs.

1) It puts the traceur’s imagination to work and stimulates his creativity, which could be very helpful in an emergency case -as, it is, among other things, what he’s preparing himself for in theory- in order to be able to face unusual obstacles and new situations. The inventivity he will then be capable of will determine his ability to adapt to these new problems. Now, if the traceur never stimulates or trains his inventivity before this emergency case, there’s no reason for it to work better the D-Day than an armjump if he has never done any before.

2) It sorely tests and trains the traceur’s technique. Indeed, these new situations require at least the adjustment and the modification of the “basic techniques” usually used, and sometimes it even requires the invention of new made-to-measure techniques, especially designed for these particular situations. This work affects in a very positive way the skills of the practitioner and improves considerably his technique, preparing him for the irregularities and hazards of existence.

3) These situations, however surprising they are, could happen. Now, the traceur who, the day he’ll have to use parkour in an emergency case, faces a configuration where he has to use let’s say the catpass technique, but on a sloping rail, that is moving, and with a very low ceiling, could have some big troubles if he never, by himself, trained in such a situation before. That’s why it is useful to look for increased complexity.

4) This type of training makes the traceur feel much more comfortable when facing more usual and simple situations. Indeed, if you take the habit to always make more complex the situations in which you train and to train the most improbable moves, you will feel conversely proportional sensation of ease when facing usual configurations and jumps. In fact, you will perform the “classic” jumps in a much better way if you’ve not limited your training to them.

Last thing but not least: this training method is much more fun!

The majority of the moves and runs displayed in this video were not, when they have been recorded, made in order to be filmed. They simply got caught by my camera while people were repeating them in order to increase their control, flow and speed. That means that you generally won’t see finalised moves or runs, but only stages of work and creation, consequently imperfect and incomplete. I still wanted to share them as I considered them as a potential source of inspiration and ideas. I also hope that it will encourage other practitioners to try, at least sometimes, this “creative” approach of parkour in which, I think, there’s a lot to gain.
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BeitragThema: Re: Parkour, imaginatively.    Sa Nov 16, 2013 9:45 pm

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