Parkour, guns, bombs, cops, & jail time

(Photo by JC Gellidon)  I haven’t told this story because frankly it’s a bit embarrassing how naive and oblivious I was that night a few years back. Recently I was reminded of it, and it stuck out to me as a story that needed to be told, an important contrast needing to be expressed.   … Read more

Tricking basics for parkour athletes

After years of training and coaching gymnastics and cheer in Hawai’i, I started tricking in 2014. When I moved to Colorado in 2016, I began coaching at Apex Fort Collins––helping to build the acro/tricking program with my friend Sean Ingel. I spent the last year helping to build up the acro program at Apex Louisville, … Read more

Protect ya legs: shrimp squat x pistol squat

Shrimps, pistols, and other single-leg squat variations are not for strength and power. There are better ways to get truly strong and bouncy (e.g. deadlift, back squat, split squat, power clean, sprint, jump/land, etc). But with greater levels of power come higher amounts of impact. To be truly high-performing and long-lasting in high-impact sports, you … Read more

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