"Because you've already posted the old slow-motion movies of mine...
I've just released a new slow-motion video, called "Low Motion." Again, some nice footage for analysing and also a good proof, that
parkour is very possible at cold temperatures, ice and snow :] Watch it here!"
Submitted by: Tom Stoklasa
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Every month anyone can submit a video to our community Youtube page,http://www.youtube.com/apkcommunity, for a chance to be chosen as the community VOTM. Winners get one of American Parkour's sweet shirts, an awesome BPA free APK water bottle, and your video even gets to be featured on APKâ€™s main channel. The November 2010 Community Video of the Month winner is Temecula Parkour with their video, Pizza Delivery! Great job guys and I look forward to seeing all the submissions for the month of December!
This article is a view on Parkour as a sport written by Nathan Reed.
I have observed that there are many among you who are quite adamant in the assertion that parkour is not and should never be a sport, that it is a personal discipline and should not be practiced competitively. I understand where you're coming from. For the most part, you got into parkour because you were not satisfied with the organized sports offered you. You didn't want some coach screaming at you, telling you what to do - you wanted to do your OWN thing, your OWN way, and parkour gave you the opportunity to hang out with and make friends of a similar mindset. You like what you've found, and you fear that THAT which you love most about the parkour community, its inspirational and supportive character, will somehow be spoiled by an emphasis on competition. You're not sure quite how that might happen, but you fear that it will be so. Understandable.
But was skateboarding ruined by becoming a professional sport? Does the fact that some people make big money playing football make just tossing around the old pigskin any less fun? And what of lifting weights? Some people do it competitively, but it is first and foremost a personal discipline...
The first thing you need is a Business Plan. This will get you thinking about what you--realistically--need to open a gym. How will you pay rent? Nearly every landlord you'll come up against will expect you to have something concrete to back up your plan, whether money in the bank account, insurance, or a client base--and most likely all of the above. (Get on the insurance hunt yesterday, as it will be one of your biggest first challenges.)
APK's Sha Golanski recently interviewed Cedric Dahl, Director of People in Motion to find out how the film came to be and hear insights he gained while exploring the world of Parkour. Thanks Cedric for taking the time to share with us! You can watch the full movie here: People In Motion.