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Train Hard - Stay Humble

Ilabaca proves once again that he's not just an extremely skilled traceur but someone who understands and cares about the discipline. Very inspirational.

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Comment by puck on December 9, 2009 at 11:52pm
what i think he's saying is that you sure as hell aren't gonna make a jump if you choose to fall. but yes, i agree with what you say. falling down is important.
Comment by marisa on December 9, 2009 at 5:52pm
"If you're afraid to fall, then you fall because you're afraid" is one of my favorite pk related quotes.
Comment by Seng on December 1, 2009 at 3:58am
Is he really saying to choose not to fall? I would agree with the idea that it's bad to be afraid of falling, but I also think it is more beneficial to choose to fall on occasion, to learn how to do it and be able to not only maintain a clear mental state and recover but to create success from failure. Only knowing success tends to foster fear of failure.

I'm glad he mentioned the importance of the mental practice of parkour and keeping that in mind before parkour becomes just a physical practice, though. When the mental aspect becomes secondary, parkour's value will be indistinguishable from any other physical activity.
Comment by puck on November 30, 2009 at 9:20am
It's tough to look at this guy and realize that at one point he was at rock bottom, wasting away in some basement with a needle in his arm. I mean, look at him now - he's fucking amazing, not only physically but mentally as well. Everything he does and says in this video is all about clarity and power - not bad for a former total loser.

Parkour is awesome.
Comment by SafeNSure on November 30, 2009 at 12:16am
I hope so, and I want to believe it too...
But I think he (and others) should put those energies in something more valuable, something potentially able to make a more positive impact. A worthy sequel to Jump Britain and Pilgrimage is long overdue...

Btw.: I just showed UPC to a non-traceur female, who hated the testosterone/teen-agerish angle of the show, but who as a former athlete recognized how actually Danny saved the show, both with his speed run and his 'solo' performance.
My feeling, instead was again, that his raw talent and instinctive movement were wasted there...

I don't know that his probably well-intended choice paid back (aside for the cash, of course...).

Btw2: in the YouTube thread Teghead raises a couple of red flags, the most interesting IMO being: "'Parkour is objective in some ways for a majority, in that it involves risks and physical stresses.

Of course what you train and why you do it is up to you, (although influenced by many things out of your control), I love this fact, and I think idolization and religious thought oppose this.
Even if people train a badly thought out pseudo-sport, I hope they at least train well, don't get injured, and have fun...

...of course we make choices, but not everything comes down to our choice, especially when ability is concerned. Just because you're talented, dosn't mean success is a choice for everyone...

I try to be the proportional response of logic vs sounding good
Comment by Fyrel on November 29, 2009 at 11:49pm
He participated it because he wanted to help shape how it went; I think he was thinking that if it was going to happen anyway, he wanted to influence it in a positive way. Same reason why he went for the WFPF, I think.
Comment by SafeNSure on November 29, 2009 at 11:28pm
...Daniel is incredible and inspirational.
Nothing to say about that...

I don't understand, though, how what he says from 2:46 till the end, relates to his association with the WFPF and their Ultimate Challenge show, as produced and realized by MTV.

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