The Running Free

•May 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Limitless Freedom Parkour, is the name of my group.  We wanted to put out a video, to showcase our progression thus far.  I choose the song and did the editing.  I’ve been wanting to make a free running video set to “The Running Free” by Coheed and Cambria, since they are my favorite band.  I know it’s not the best video and the editing is not that great but I think that video’s help boost morale among group members, but then again we have only been training for a few months together.  Leave a comment if you like it.

Parkour vs. Freerunning

•February 17, 2010 • 3 Comments

I have been asked by many people over the past year, what discipline do you follow?  Parkour or freerunning?  I always say that I do freerunning.  Freerunning is about following your own path.  Doing whatever you feel like doing, expressing yourself in whatever way possible.  With parkour, their is a line.  Things that you do in freerunning, like flips are not considered parkour because it doesn’t fit the philosophy.  Personally, I use freerunning as journey both physically and mentally.  I want to take the path where we are not limited in our expression.  I would like the two disciplines to come together and be unified but for now I will call my discipline, Freerunning.

“All You Have Control Of Is Now, Make The Most Of Now” Daniel Ilabaca

Find Your Own Way

•September 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I recently returned to a class where basic free running techniques are taught.  I used to help teach with a buddy of mine but it seems that I am no longer needed as an instructor.  I’m not really qualified to teach the sport but I was passionate enough to want to teach. At first I felt a little left out, and as the class rolled on I stopped feeling that way.  I realized that the people that were taking the class did not practice outside.  This made me realize that I was more capable than most of them.  I got home and turned on “Jump Britain”.  Sebastian Foucan stated a very profound fact: “Free Running should be practiced by yourself”.  It hit me, I forgot the reason I started practicing this dicipline.  I wanted recognition for my skills as free runner but I didn’t need it.  I realized that free running should be done for yourself, and not for anyone else.  After realizing that fact, I now know that I can grow as a free runner.  Find Your Own Way.

I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at the Comquest Academy of Martial Arts.  Jiu Jitsu has allowed me to have more confidence in myself, and my grappling abilities.  In a way BJJ has saved my life.  Train Hard, Fight Easy.