Pasha The Boss

People — Pasha The Boss

“In this JamCast, Pasha talks about how he started Parkour with early inspiration from Oleg Vorslav aswell as the Yamakasi. How he and his friends would travel hours just to be able to train at a gym, and how he created his first ever video showcasing his innovation and style. It was that video that led Pasha to competitions such as the Barclay Card Parkour Championship aswell as paved the way to RedBull Competitions and much more!”

wfpf.com/athlete-spotlight-pasha-the-boss/

Former British Sports Minister Crouch appointed to key role at Parkour UK

Governance — Former British Sports Minister Crouch appointed to key role at Parkour UK

“It is feasible she could help with Parkour UK’s efforts to retain control of the sport as the national body has led the campaign against what it claims is an illegal “encroachment and misappropriation” of parkour by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).”

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1079087/former-british-sports-minister-crouch-appointed-to-key-role-at-parkour-uk

JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER Comes to Riverside Theatres

Theatre — JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER Comes to Riverside Theatres

“Featuring six founding members of the Dauntless Movement Crew and originally directed by acclaimed choreographer Byron Perry, this high-octane show draws on the real-life experiences of these six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street-style community to create a heartfelt, high-energy slice of life from Western Sydney youth of today.”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/sydney/article/Helpmann-Award-Winning-JUMP-FIRST-ASK-LATER-Comes-to-Riverside-Theatres-20190509

I hightlight location-specific items (like this one) because I think it’s interesting to see how movement is presented and portrayed to the public. What are your thoughts? – ɕ

The social life of small urban spaces

Book – The social life of small urban spaces

“…Whyte and his team began by looking at New York City’s parks, plazas, and various informal recreational areas like city blocks — a total of 16 plazas, 3 small parks, and “a number of odds and ends” — trying to figure out why some city spaces work for people while others don’t, and what the practical implications might be about living better, more joyful lives in our urban environment.”

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/22/the-social-life-of-small-urban-spaces-whyte/

Common causes of arch pain and prevention with foot strengthening

In-Depth — Common causes of arch pain and prevention with foot strengthening

“If you’ve ever walked barefoot on damp sand, you probably know what the imprint of your foot looks like. The barefoot imprint of most adults has a gap on the inner side, between the ball of the foot and the heel. That’s where the arches of the foot are.”

barefootstrongblog.com/2019/05/08/common-causes-of-arch-pain-prevention-with-foot-strengthening/

Another amazingly in-depth article about our feet! Don’t miss this—in fact, this might be a great moment to share this newsletter with someone you know would also like to read this article? – ɕ

Parkour in colleges and universities

Roundup (U.S.) — Parkour in colleges and universities

“Until that vision comes true, students are bound to traditional Universities. But you know what? They are getting fun, too. There make great investments in innovations in sport, so we’re seeing dedicated clubs in many of them. How about a list of the most interesting Parkour clubs in Colleges and Universities?”

wfpf.com/parkour-in-colleges-universities/

Cool roundup of the bigger, better-known college/university clubs! – ɕ

A taste for struggle with Ševo Saša

Podcast — A taste for struggle with Ševo Saša

“What makes a practice sustainable?
What is it that enables someone to devote years of effort and intention to a study? What keeps the fires of motivation stoked and fueled throughout the trials and tribulations of our lives?”

http://www.evolvemoveplay.com/a-taste-for-the-struggle-with-saza-sevo-evolve-move-play-podcast-21/

I had the chance to interview Šasa a couple years ago, so I’m excited to hear him on Evolve Move Play! I’m passing this link along asap before I even have a chance to listen. – ɕ

Meet at the top

Article — Meet at the top

“I revisited the project with a childish and misdirected sense of resolve and optimism, the kind that you get when you try to convince yourself that things will be fine. We forged ahead and filmed almost everything in one day. All-in-all, it was a damn good way to spend a day, making art with friends. But I was still carrying something heavy and I felt it physically.”

skochypstiks.com/meet-at-the-top-by-matt-dewson/

Action-packed performance from the streets will have The Q jumping

Entertainment — Action-packed performance from the streets will have The Q jumping

“It’s high energy and a thrilling celebration of the will to succeed. Jump First, Ask Later—on for one night only at The Q in Queanbeyan—captures the stories of six young people from the vibrant streets of Western Sydney who are champions of underground parkour and street-style community.”

the-riotact.com/action-packed-performance-from-the-streets-will-have-the-q-jumping/299585

New approach to reconnecting to your foundation

Article – Foot drop recovery: A new approach to reconnecting to your foundation

“If you suffer from foot drop, or drop foot, you will struggle to lift up the front part of your foot. As you walk, it may even drag the ground. This usually leads to a “stepping gait” in order to compensate, which is when a person lifts their knee higher in order to bring the foot fully off the ground–as if climbing stairs. This gait may lead to your foot slamming against the floor as you put your leg down.”

barefootstrongblog.com/2019/05/02/foot-drop-recovery-a-new-approach-to-reconnecting-to-your-foundation/

Don’t be fooled! That pull-quote makes this article sound simple. You’ll learn a ton from it wether or not you _suffer_ from it. – ɕ