Today was the second community training session of 2015. Seeing as it was to be Kinga’s last training session in Nottingham I made the venture out to the community session again this week. Not that many knew this at the time, she wanted it to be a secret and to quietly vanish from the scene. An odd choice, but each to their own. This is another practitioner we have lost in recent years to emigration to another country, with Yaz leaving and a few others once their university course had finished. I arrived at Plaza to find Phil and some others already training and it wasn’t too long before many of the regulars turned up too. The vibe felt really good today and the increase in people, different skill levels and personalities only added to this feeling. It was great to see so many faces out today, new and old alike. A good start to the year 2015, an increase in numbers, the way it should be. Maybe even a rebuild, the Npk resurrection as Zain put it the last time he was out training.
Now I didn’t take many photos, if any today, bar for the group photo at the beginning of this blog entry. I had my camera with me, but wasn’t feeling photography and instead spent much of my time training and making the most of the day. I had only got a group photo after Kinga had requested one from the day and seeing as James was taking one I thought I may as well too. James had been taking photos throughout the day and those shots can be seen via his James Allen Visual  Facebook page. If you want to view the full set of images he has taken from the day. While a select few of them are scattered through this post for you to see and get an insight in what went off. Chris was out today too, enjoying the banter and wanting to learn. While spending most of his time stretching, absorbing knowledge, watching others train and part taking in a few of the simpler vaults. Practising holding some handstands against a wall and having a great time.
It has been a while since we have had a truly new person to training, who has stuck around for more than a few weeks. Chris wanted help improving his handstands and got me to hold his legs, to stop him moving, while tickling him in the process. It’s a good job he is used to everyone’s humour, as for many it could be a bit much with all the innuendos and homoerotism. Kinga wanted people to try one handed handstands against the wall, which I did try but don’t have the balance, while others seemed to grasp it pretty easily. Pete was only out for a select time today, double booking himself with other commitments. Still he provided us with some portrait images, and a ever longer beard present. It was good to see Reece and Kezza training together, holding handstands and doing tricks. While others were vaulting the railing, and people scattered all over the area in smaller groups helping and training together.
It wasn’t long before we got moved out of the area though… The same security guy from long ago, with the same excuses. It’s hardly needed though and it’s not like we were causing a nuisance. Either way we moved and decided to make our way over to Auditorium, as we had a big group of people out. I went back to the precision jump  over the steps and still couldn’t see it this week either, even with less tired legs.
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