Evolve Move Play Podcast
“When you don’t listen first life throw ping pong balls at you, after it throw the bowling balls if you still don’t listen.”
Stephane Vigroux can speak to this personally, in 2001 right before parkour exploded into mainstream consciousness Stephane tore his knee during a shoot for Nike. This was one of the earliest commerical shoots for parkour and at that time Stephane was one of the top athletes on the orginal Traceurs team. The Traceurs were the team David Belle had founded after leaving the Yamakasi. Stephane had been training day and night with David for years attaining an incredible level, but on that day he did not listen to his body telling him it was done he took a jump he knew he should not and tore his ACL, the surgery was badly done and had to be redone. He was unable to train and largely abandoned by his friends in the traceurs. It took years for Stephane to fully recover but he did! He regained his level began training with Williams Belle and the Yamakasi and then co-founded Parkour Generations the first group to popularize parkour coaching on a global scale and who reintroduced the Yamakasi to the global community. Currently Stephane is the director of Parkour DXB which is bringing parkour to Dubai.
Video shorts out at 5:15 but returns at 14:00 minutes.
In this episode we dig deep into.
1. The history of parkour
2. What parkour is
3. How it evolved
4. How it was once a much broader approach to movement
5. How parkour is way of seeking truth and uncovering your own charecter
6. The why of training
7. How to overcome big challenges through the breaking the jump process
A. Feeling the call of the jump
B. Assessing the jump
C. Feeling the Fear
D. Overcoming the fear
8. How to know your aligned in taking a jump and in your life
9. How to overcome your fear
10. The concept of task based training & why it is important in movement training
On another note, podcast episodes will be available as audio on itunes soon, just working out some technical kinks.
Mentioned in this episode
and Julie Angel’s Breaking the Jump
In last week’s episode we focused on the neuroscience of nutrition.
This week we are focusing on how Movement Nutrition and the broader subject of movement ecology with world renowned biomechanist Katy Bowman.
Katy is the author of numerous books, blogs, and podcasts on natural movement and related subjects. Her concept of movement nutrition revolutionized my own approach to movement practice and teaching and how I think about natural movement.
In this podcast we discuss:
- How to find the balance in movement. What is the lowest necessary dose of different movement nutrients for health, and when do we reach too much?
- This leads us to the question of how do we even begin to understand all the movement nutrients out there.
- The problem of nourishment, nutrients and stimulants and reductionist vs ecological systems based thinking.
- The importance of different types of visual processing nutrition.
This was a very interesting conversation for me, getting to dig in on some topics we both care deeply about, and whether you’re already familiar with Katy’s work or not you’re in for a treat.
Next week we will be featuring our podcast with Stephane Vigroux, one the foundational figures in the parkour world, so look for that in our weekly newsletter.
But, you don’t have to just listen. Get involved in our natural movement practice.
We still have spots for our online training, and we have a new webpage up to break down all the details for you about our offers so check that out here.
And later this week will be sharing our full schedule of seminars for 2018. Our schedule includes Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Sydney, and other spots across the globe.