The joy of movement

I’ve mentioned here before that the joy of movement in both parkour and Gung Fu is one of the reasons I’ve taken to them both so strongly. This video looks like it’s made by someone who trains for that same joy in movement.

I’m particularly struck by some of the times he lands without using his hands to soften the impact – the backwards flip/roll/thing at 0:35 is a good example. A quick flick through the internet shows he’s an Aussie gymnast who went professional with the circus around 2010. The Kinesthesist blog has a bit more information and another great video. I’m amused by their incredulous ‘who thinks of this stuff?’ at some of his unusual combinations of moves though – my guess is it’s someone who’s training for the joy of it.

 

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One thought on “The joy of movement

  1. Jack says:

    I too was young once.

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
    You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
    Until they’ve faded but trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back
    At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now
    How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked

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