Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Parkour Coaching with the Yamakasi

It all kicked off on Sunday the 13th May in Kilburn at St Augustine's School, with the Parkour Coaching Seminar Hosted by Forrest, Dan and Stephane. It was the first time we've been able to jump on a bus straight from Edgware to practise with some of the top traceurs from France and the UK. On the way to the event, we met up with a good friend of ours, Thomas who was strolling along with Dan, Stephane, Kazuma, Laurent, Yann and also Seb Goudot and Cisco who we hadn't seen since our adventure to Lisses. When we arrived at the school we we're surrounded by familiar faces including The TCT, Blane, DC, The Brads from WWJ, Jason, Liv, and Bachelerius.
The day was packed with conditioning and drills which judging by everyones faces and the volume of sweat on the floor, was as killer for everyone as it was for us. Some of the highlights of the day were: Bobby and Kazuma sliding backwards while doing the splits under a gym horse, which was well fuckin cool; the circuit which consisted of underbars through the various levels of apparatus which we hadn't used since school days. Having some one on one coaching from Yann Hnautra and getting some insight into how he and the others train was really inspiring, but it was clear that they we're more accustomed to outdoor training, as Seb said there are limits to indoor practise.
The cool down at the end was tougher than the warm up, which gave us a sneaky suspicion that Forrest and Dan were intent on pushing everyone to their limits. All in all a brilliant day, well worth the bus fare lol.
Thanks to Parkour Coaching Ltd for setting it all up, and thanks to DC for the heads up. For a full wite up on the day click here.


At 6:43 pm, Blogger The Saiyans said...

man it was good to hangout with them guys, so down to earth and approachable. I asked them lots of little things like, what kind of trainers you got Yann? or hey Kazuma you enjoy pk in London? It was so nice they remembered us from are trip over to Lisses.
Seb looked a little broad, think just being in doors all day tho.
God the conditioning and drills where heard, for me anyway, had Brad next to me at one point looking cool as ice while i felt like my body was on fire lol hes a hard dude..
Bobby is AMAZING by the way, kids got mad skills and is as big as my house lol
I loved the circuit but was very packed so you had to Q a lot, i ended up cutting people up in an attempt to be FREE!! made good of what there was tho.
Anyway good times.

At 7:42 pm, Blogger All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

At 7:43 pm, Blogger All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

At 2:07 pm, Blogger Ben Nuttall said...

Looks amazing. How affiliated is this ParkourCoaching with the BPCA?


At 2:26 pm, Anonymous Mojo said...

sounds like all you guys had a good day of training and felt the burn lol!

At 10:37 am, Anonymous Max said...

yo guys...its max just passing through and thought id let you know that i went out to see die hard 4.0 the other day and i realised about half way through the film that cyril rafieli is in it...i was watching and i thought wow that is unrealistic and then i saw it was him and i was like o cool :) anyway guys lets get toegther sometime soon


At 11:05 am, Blogger Blane said...

Updaaaaate your blog guys! What's new? :D


At 5:32 pm, Anonymous justin said...

liking the blog !

hope you put something about the trace gathering, was the most inspirational event and looking forward to next year too!


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