Author: obstacle

  • When you visit Quora – the number one site for asking questions online – you often see frequently asked questions like “am I too old to train parkour, I’m [insert any adult age here]?”. Then you will also find the same question but instead of “old” they will ask too fat (overweight), tall, weak etc. […]

  • How to Stay Calm When Facing Uncertainty

    When you lose your job, separate from your partner or simply get sick you may experience a lot of potential fears. I want to explain how to become fearless in times of uncertainty.

  • The Obstacle is the Path

    The Obstacle is the Path

    Often we do not like what we encounter in daily life. We rather look forward to the weekend or the next vacation. This tedious task that health issue that rude person. All of those are annoyances, pet-peeves at best and life changing disasters at worst. They have one thing in common. We don’t want to […]

  • Is Parkour Dangerous or Good for Your Health?

    Whenever you watch “daredevil” and “stunts” or in other words parkour and freerunning videos on YouTube you might be tempted to read the comments below. Big mistake! It’s not just trolls though. Among the many who express their awe and appreciation you will almost always find common people appalled by the things they just saw. […]

  • In case you don’t know who Andy Day aka Kiell is I can’t blame you. He’s a modest down-to-earth kind of guy not a celebrity on Instagram or something. Yet in case you have seen some good parkour/freerunning photos in the past you probably looked at Andy Day’s work. I’m not even exaggerating! I was […]

  • Most people live life habitually. What does it mean? It means people in the “civilized” or western world perform the same tasks every day. Westerners walk the same paths and see the same things day in day out. It’s not always an issue of course! Depending on what exactly the daily tasks, paths and things […]

  • The Whole World is a Playground

    Move and the way will open – Zen Proverb When I was younger I sometimes wished to live at the ocean or in the mountains. I envied those who could surf or snowboard all the time. At the same time I lived in an area perfect to train parkour without realizing it. Now that I […]

  • How to Beat Aging

    Until the age of 25 the youthful body grows. We can eat a lot and we won’t get fat until we overindulge and stay on the couch all the time. We move for fun and moving actually is fun because we’re so strong that it’s almost effortless. We only notice a change once we get […]

  • Parkour is for Wimps

    Reading the bio’s of many well known parkour practitioners or freerunners you start wondering whether they were simply born for this and you weren’t. Freerunners seem to have some superior genetic predisposition for scaling walls and jumping off roofs. They obviously don’t have the genes for fear, weakness and laziness while they have the ones […]

  • * Fear is ever present in our modern society. Isn’t it ironic? Most people in rich countries live in the midst of civilization so that there is no thirst or hunger. We don’t face predators that could kill us. Even the risk to die by accident is relatively small compared to most other times in […]