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Sun, Shades & Silliness.

 

To say I was hyped about today, was more than an understatement. It seemed that many were in attendance this week, even some old school members like Eddie, Steff, Luke and even Adrian! Chris was out too along with his sister and I’m sure more once we were out training. It was looking very promising indeed. I had woke up to a very warm day, and it was meant to only be hotter later in the day too. I dread to think how hot it would be, once we were out there in the urban jungle jumping around. It currently felt like walking out in a different country due to the heat that hit you, after leaving the house. There were lots of police around town today, due to a EDL march that was happening within the Market Square and thankfully nowhere near where we would be training today.

I arrived in town at exactly 1pm, making my way to Plaza to find the guys there training and waiting for others to arrive. There was also a new guy called Patryk, a small, dread locked Polish guy. He introduced himself and carried on training, he had some really nice movements, which some might call the European style. Much as many of the foreigners have, linking all their movements together into a singular run. Slowly the trickle of people to the jam increased, meanwhile I headed off to collect my new creating movement t-shirt design I had got printed. A design I had worked on for a while, liked but was unsure how it would look in real life and how popular it would be compared to the others. I was also collecting some for the other guys too and when I arrived back the group it had increase in numbers drastically. Even Kezza was out, now there was a miracle in itself.

 

Water Bottle.

 

Today was a good day, I felt strong, my movements felt good and yet I was feeling so tired leg wise too. How that made any sense I have no idea as it wasn’t like I had worked them in previous days. Seeing as we hadn’t seen some of the older generation of practitioner, there was much catching up and trolling. More so to Eddie, I must apologise for the amount of gay and sexual innuendos that accured. The first joke happened was when he said something about grasping a thick pole, then later, when we were speaking about having a pulled ass, we all instantly looked at Edd. Luke was finished with training, before he had even begun when he did a cork and had hurt his ankle, becoming a fully fledged poke-trainer for the rest of the day. It seemed everyone was rather indecisive, when it came where we should move to next…

In the end we all moved across the road to the Atrium, ugh is the feeling that comes to mind as technically it’s still a similar area to Plaza. Zain arrived late, and wasn’t taken away by the masses of EDL while he made his way through town. He said he hadn’t seen any of that but there was some carnival thing going on in Leicester as he made his way over. While the guys remained training at Atrium, David and myself moved up to Houses area to train, only to find various cars park in the way and the place open. So then we moved over to High Pavement where some were already there tricking. We both drilled the downwards precision, which in the past has felt big and too scary to do. It felt quite easy to do today, even though I had twinged my back for the second time today.

 

Npk – Creating Movement Design.

 

The rest of the group had joined us, with many doing running strides across the pebbles to a grate, which made a massive amount of noise when they hit it and then off there to cat a further wall. It was a fun run, David had it nice as did the others, if only I had filmed them! Steff ended up jarring his back while doing one of the strides, already adding to his bad back of late. Eddie was finished, he was feeling tired and the burn from being unfit. Adrian wasn’t feeling as bad as he expected, even if he felt massively unfit too. People briefly moved over to Orange Walls, which had yet more flipping happening. Continue reading ‘Sun, Shades & Silliness.’

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Dizzi’s Derby Birthday Bash.

 

Dizzi – Shift Merchandise.

 

This weekend I was attending a big jam in Derby, due to it being Dizzi’s birthday and it had drawn quite the interest on the Facebook event. People from other cities were confirmed to join in on birthday festivities, I don’t think there has been such a big training session in Derby in many years. This was going to be a nice change of scenery for me and a good day of jumping and seeing some of the Derby folk. I hadn’t been to Derby in years, I think the last venture there [1] was sometime  in 2011. I didn’t even know about the event until I was informed by Adam, I was unsure about going at first, but as the numbers on the event increased it seemed like a no brainer. My biggest problem I faced now was getting enough sleep. All week I had been going to sleep at around 4am, my sleep pattern was once again messed up. I had gone to bed just before 1am and yet was still awake at 4am the last time I checked my phone. I woke up at 9am feeling utter rubbish, it felt like I had hay fever, my nose constantly running and then being stuffy and sneezing. I doubted I would be ready in time to get to town and over to Derby wit the rest.

Originally, some of the guys were going to meet at Plaza for 11am before travelling on bus over to Derby. I knew I wouldn’t make that and so decided to go of my own accord, even though it was cheaper ticket wise to go in a bigger group. It was half past ten and somehow I was ready for half eleven and out the house about to get the bus into town. It felt earlier than normal to be heading off at this time compared to the usual one o’clock. Mat and the others were still meeting in town but said they would wait until I arrived before getting the bus. I estimated getting on one around 12pm, plus I highly doubt people would be in Derby until after that, if not later. I got to Vic Centre bus station where Mat, Aide and Luke were but some were missing, they said Daniel and Reece had gone to Primark… Why would they go now, when we were about to go to Derby?! There was a bus already here and rather than wait for them to return we decided to get the bus and be on our way, with a group ticket. Sat at the table on the bus and excited, the adventure had begun and we were on route to the Derby Birthday Bash….

 

Aiden – Kong Precision.

 

There was a bit of trolling from Mat and Luke to Reece  on the phone, when they rang them to ask where they were and that they had already left without them. We arrived in Derby before 1pm, it was a quick journey and I knew the others would be arriving via train, if not already there. We made our way over to the Korean Memorial, just as we were doing this Adam rang to see where we were, I said we were just walking to the hotspot now. There were already many people out, it’s the busiest I’ve seen the Korean in a long time and it was set for even more people to arrive later too. There were people stood around, training, flipping and having a laugh. There were so many younger practitioners too, none that I knew personally and had only seen some via videos online. It felt humid and hot like summer, I was already melting and was just in a tee, I said hi to the people I knew and then put my bag down to get warmed up. I wanted to take many photos of today, but with so many out it was hard to know what to shoot and then I wouldn’t get much training in myself if I made that a priority.

James, Phil and the others arrived, I’m surprised we had beat them here in all honesty. Many were doing the small kong precision, doing it as a diving kong, running precision, box jumps and other combination of movements and flips. It was good to see Mat and Aiden nail the kong precision too, it was one of those moves which felt like a proper kong precision, with the slight drop between the walls and the blind run up. There were so many different teams and communities all in one place, we had (Street Media) then you had the newly formed (Shift) guys, (Team Fluidity) from Leicester and the Alfreton (TTE Media) I’m sure there were other smaller lesser known groups here too. It was good to see  so many had come together for the event, I’m so out of touch with the Parkour scene now. I didn’t know half of the groups or people here. I joined in with the kong precisions, and it felt nice to still be able to do them without too much effort. Continue reading ‘Dizzi’s Derby Birthday Bash.’


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