hey all...just saw some stuff on telly, ya know how it is..and wanna know where in west london i can start. not v good upper-body strength..would it be a good idea to start by doing rock-climbing? or what about resistance training? oh, and are there any chics out ther..i dont mind bein the only one but it might get a bit laddish....
im a boy, i dont have very good upper body strength either, but it is a v.good idea to go rock climbing. or if you dont want to, just keep on doing pk and you'll eventually build the upper body up. you in a crew?
I am looking to get into photographing parkour, I live jsut outside of london and was wondering when the best times to go to the south bank are? and also how I could get involved in capturing parkour? if anyone out there is ok with me tagging along then i would be very grateful.
The weekends are the best time to come down to the south bank area. If you like you can come down and take pictures of our crew, we dont mind if you do tag along. We be happy to give you tips and stuff on your photograhpy.
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Hi, im hugely fascinated by the new phenomena of Parkour, so im now doing a dissertation on it. Im a second sport science student at exeter university. i need to carry out my field research preferably over the summer, where im based near gatwick, so i dont mind coming up to london. This is where i need your help!! i need to observe, photograph and interview some free runners. i need to find out about this rapidly growing sport (if thats what it is exactly!?). i need to know what it involves, who does it, why they do it, how they got into etc!! i would love to come along to a big or small jam session and just hangout. however i dont know any free runners, so this is where i need you to let me know of events and jam sessions etc. PLEASE PLEASE help me!! im on holiday from friday till 3rd of august, but im around after that! Happy Days, Liv
Then it's easy, just head down to the shell center in waterloo (near the london eye) on the weekend.
A couple of hints though, it's parkour not free jumping and do some research first to find out what your getting yourself into, it's not anything like skating or anything like that, the nearest comparison is like a martial art, however using the skills of movement to get to and from places/people. It is an art, centered on the notion that the skills you learn are to help you help others or yourself if there is ever the situation. Basically, do your research, it's not as straightforward as most people think
good luck, hope to see you down there at some point (I usually try to go on sundays)