Category: Tricking


Fear of Fearing (Phobophobia)

It may sound strange but Phobophobia is real and it occurs in a group f people. It may not be as intense as the actual disease of the mind but it can prove a hindrance. People who are afraid to do something because they are afraid of being afraid. Mouth full of words right?  Unfortunately this kind of stuff occurs when people who usually learn some thing new. Let’s say a front tuck. They are afraid that if they get afraid they will fall and end up hurting themselves more or less. This stops many free runners and trickers from doing what they need to and progressing through the ranks. This also is one of the downfalls of the mind that gets people hurt if they try to act like it does not exist. Next time you feel this way clench any muscle, gather your mind and think of the power you have. That humans are unlimited to many things and psychologically it can prove to be the advantage. It worked for me when I felt heavy and it made me feel light again. I thought to myself, everything is technique so don’t fall prey to the feeling or thought. Just Do It.

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Damien Walters is one of the best athletes I have ever seen. He pulls off some amazing stunts and for some reason blocks the idea of fear. He tries new tricks and things here in there specializing in Parkour, Gymnastics, and Tricking. I have come across some of his videos on his youtube channel. He has fallen off a roof about 5 stories and safely gotten back up, he has done MMA training, back tucked off of walls, does double back tucks without trying, front tucks over moving cars, and has the precision of body control to a point where anything is possible. He might be one of my favorite athletes but a close second is his prodigy Greg Townley. A young teenager rising through the ranks and becoming one of the best. If the future of gymnastics has a face it might be Greg for sure. Here are some videos of Damien’s slideshow reel of 2007 and Greg’s video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkawsBwJwpE http://wwwyoutube.com/watch?v=BuaIxcyiOuE
Right click,copy and paste in the search engine and Enjoy.

Tricking

Cutting through thin air

Tricking is an alternate side of Parkour . It is  a mixture of spinning,kicking,twisting, and last but not least flipping. Tricking is the beauty style of Parkour  and has it’s own needed content. Unlike free-running  tricking uses martial arts,break-dancing,acrobatics,and more ground work in a set spot instead of trying to get from point A to point B. As a  person myself I enjoy watching Trickers and their potential to perform anything out of the blue. Its like Christmas or a birthday party because you never know what your going to get next. My favorite move in particularly is the corkscrew and a close second to the back full which are pretty amazing moves. The corkscrew is a hard kick to the opposite side of the foot kicking and while in the air laying down and spinning 360 degrees. As for the Back full it is a back layout/tuck 360 degree rotation in the air and landing facing the same way you started.Many of these things seems difficult but its all in our heads.The fear,anxiety,getting injured;why should we worry? why not just give it our all and harvest the fruit on the top of the tree?

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