...how many times have you heard this expression coming from traceurs/traceuses, who have been practicing for a while?
It's also the favorite closing statement to most online discussions related to technique or to the various types of fear (pls. discuss "fears
" in a separate thread, lol!).
What do people really
mean with it?
That you will have to microanalyze, dissect, evaluate all implications of your action?
That you just have to stop thinking about it? In order to remove the mental block?
That "you just have to go for it
All and everything, of course.
But, by observing very closely some persistent practitioners trying (not training) the same movements
over-and-over-and-over, and also by watching this video
a couple millions of time (<- lie!), I recently came to the conclusion that follows:
"PK starts in your head, and it pretty much finishes there; the rest is implementation through controlled movement.
Parkour (= efficient human movement over/under/through/around obstacles
) manifests itself when obstacle, environment, technique and physical capacities have been carefully assessed, preplanned and enacted in one's mind, then inertia is applied, and momentum is efficiently carried through.