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    Urban Movement Interview - Orlando Tehuitzil

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    "Practice good technique every time you train, even if you already know how to do a certain movement. By practicing improper form you can pick up bad habits with all your other movements and risk injury. Plus, your movements will have more flow in them which in my eyes make the movements appear as awesome as they are!" Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Stephen Nevins

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    "I started young, I was always fascinated by the complex movements of acrobats and superheroes, so as a child I would mimic them. I took those movements I learned later and actually used them to traverse my environment. It earned me many strange looks in high school. It wasn't until I was twenty one that I saw an article on parkour and was riveted that others moved like I do!" Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Desmund Mitchell

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    "Every day is training day. If not conditioning, I'm doing something to just play. If my legs are sore, I stretch or I train my other half. If I am injured, I rehabilitate through some movement. I'm always striving to get closer to an imaginary perfection. I'm all about constant progression. I believe it was Émile Coué who said, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Ryan Boren

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    "The reason I was hooked from my first event was the absolute camaraderie emanating from the group. The fact that everyone was welcome and willing to help a newcomer with any questions blew me away. I used to skate, and people who skate tend to be very cliquey. You’re either in the circle or you aren’t. With the parkour community, I instantly felt welcomed and never felt that I was being judged or looked down on just because I had first started." Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Cathy Marais

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    "I grew up close to Evry in France, so I had heard about parkour/art du deplacement since the beginning of its mediatization and I was very touched by it. But I only discovered the ADD Academy (Art du Deplacement Academy) when the core team organized a weekend event “The ADD Experience” opened to the public at large. It was my very first training and first introduction to the “ADD family”. Also, my sister Annty was training in London since a couple of years already. Visiting her back and forth in London, I got introduced to all her Parkour Generations team." Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Ra

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    "If I am terrified of a jump, I try to put my mind in a scenario where I wouldn’t have time to think about it, like if lions or zombies were chasing me. If this doesn’t work (it usually doesn’t) then I will deconstruct the jump as much as possible, gradually eliminating the fear. Simply seeing some else do it also helps. Overcoming many of my fears was hard for me. I have to thank to Laurent Piemontesi; he was really the first person to show me how to do this." Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Wes Hamner

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    "Drill, drill, drill the basics and condition often. Too often people who are new to ADD/PK want to skip straight to big jumps or flips or other more "flashy" movements rather than getting something more essential like a Safety (Step) Vault down. The pioneers of this/these art(s) made themselves strong first, then added on bigger/"fancier" movements. That is why they are still at it after decades." Read more...

     

    Urban Movement Interview - Mandy Trichell

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    "Progression. I'm cautious, probably more so than many practitioners. When it comes to a new skill, I start low and go slow. When I become comfortable with one aspect of that technique or skill, then I add a little more, until I'm comfortable with that...repeat until technique is mastered (which, by the way, it never will be because there's always some small way to make it better)." Read more...

    Urban Movement Interview - Cameron Pratto

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    "Stop watching so many parkour videos. Fine tune the way YOU move. Be creative. Start slow and low. Allow for continuous, gradual improvement. Don't be in a rush. You have a lifetime ahead of you. Every move is a new move; don't ever get complacent. Smile." Read more...

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