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Parkour Generations' Stephane Vigroux "awakening"

[Note for readers new to Parkour, or who are just recently getting familiar with the discipline:]

Stephane Vigroux was born and raised in France, learnt Parkour in Lisses with David Belle [arguably the initiator of the discipline as such], beginning in 1998, and has been part of the early growth of the discipline.

He then relocated to London, UK where he co-founded Pakour Generations [arguably the most successful Pakour…


Added by SafeNSure on December 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Enjoy your Parkour spots until you can...

...and I'm not referring to other mayhem I have addressed previously, or to the fact that you may not be living around the same area (including the Bay's) forever, or you may even -God forbid!- quit Parkour (GASP!). :)


I just noticed that our urban surroundings change as much as our natural ones.

If you wait enough, urban planners, speculations, or road and facilities improvements…


Added by SafeNSure on July 7, 2013 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

Right, wrong and avoiding confrontations

Yesterday, after 4+ years training and volunteering in coordinating parkour sessions, I finally ended up in a verbal altercation with an annoying onlooker, who wouldn't quit complaining about the presumably "inconsiderate" behavior of our group.


In the past (and maybe also thanks to my older age and relative experience with life, work and differently opinionated individuals), I did manage…


Added by SafeNSure on August 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

FREE - Adidas Basketball Shoes, size 10.5

Adidas Floater OG, Black, US size 10.5 ("true to size", apparently...)

Value $65, bought them too big a couple of months ago.


Never worn as kicks, just for playing ball indoor.

Used maybe 10 times.



Reply here… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on May 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

2 Tips on How to Enhance your Jump

...directly from my SPAM folder (go figure!)

Are you an competitive athlete who wants to jump higher? You can increase your vertical/horizontal leap a lot faster than you may think and I will show you 2 exercises that help you do just that.

Some people can naturally jump higher than others but both natural jumpers and non-jumpers alike can benefit from a plyometric exercise routine.… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on April 22, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Little Women (grow up)

On a recent, brief family vacation I watched some ESPN boxing on TV, which I like doing, but I rarely do.

Randomly, I ended up following a whole 10 rounds match that kept my attention, for a combination of reasons:

- it was competitive female boxing (didn't watch that since the Million Dollar Baby)

- it was for the World Title (albeit juvenile)

- the defending champion was Mexican (and I was in… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on February 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Calluses or (worse) "Rips" anybody? (re-run)

...this has been published ages ago on 'another forum' but the content is all mine, and I hear the topic is still interesting, thus I've gladly 'recycled' it.

[advice: gross, but useful content follows...] :)

Calluses and 'Rips': you finally had your first Parkour-related torn (hand-)callus yesterday?

Hurts like hell, it's more or less bloody/messy as your average torn toe-blister from running, or hand-blister from… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on March 31, 2009 at 1:25pm — 3 Comments

2009 New Year resolution(s)

..I'll start with one, and write it down to remind myself of it (and invite everybody else to do the same with their PK -or not- related resolutions...), I may add to the list, at some point:


The glass IS half-full !!!

It's going to take me some effort, but, also thanks to pk and the community I belong to, I should be able to make it...


p.s.: my life-long resolution is: Get it done!...

I consider…

Added by SafeNSure on January 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

My year-end training abroad (Italy)

flash back: I banged my left knee pretty bad a month and a half ago and have been recovering slowly, but surely ever since, even if I suffered minor yet painful dings here-and-there, and am probably still about 90%.

fastforward: the day after tomorrow I'll be flying back to the Bay after a two short weeks stay in my motherland (Italy), where I (surprisingly!) managed to train 5… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on December 30, 2008 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Anterior knee pain syndrome and "Chondromalacia Patellae"

I was looking forward to my first blog post being something REALLY inspirational, or retrospective, or biographical, but I guess -as ironical as it is, given my screen name- it's going to be about a minor, yet bothering injury; and about it's assessment, treatment and prevention...


A recent blow to my left knee, which also caused a short, deep cut (treated with… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on November 16, 2008 at 12:00am — 13 Comments

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