• Learning Parkour Photography with Andy Day

    In case you have seen some good parkour/freerunning photos in the past you probably looked at Andy Day’s work. Andy has offered a parkour photography workshop in Berlin. That’s how I went about learning parkour photography.

  • Moving Meditation for Westerners

    The antidote to apathy and routine is parkour training. When you run, jump, climb you always are fully alert and focus on your surroundings. Like any kind of mindfulness you can expand your practice of parkour back to your daily life. Then it literally becomes moving meditation.

  • Parkour Vision: The Whole World is a Playground

    Can you only train parkour in “spots” of big cities? Of course not. It’s a matter of creativity. You need to embrace your surroundings and play with them. The whole world is a playground. This also applies to life in general. Parkour practice can help you with both.

  • How to Beat Aging

    Guess what, this “sedentary lifestyle” is what you should be afraid of – not simply the numerical aging as in becoming 30, 40, 50 years old or even older. You can beat and defeat aging by not simply sitting down and letting your body rot. A study comparing middle-aged and elderly people has proven it.…

  • 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…

  • How to Overcome Fear and Become a Superhero

    Let’s agree that it’s a worthwhile endeavor to try to overcome fear. Can fear even be extinguished completely? Is it even desirable? Yes, there are basically three ways to overcome fear. Two of them are not for most of us or sound desirable. The third one is probably what you’re after and I will focus…

  • Find Your Own Path

    Most of us just follow the path others have paved before us: parents, teachers, advertisers, politicians, priests. We often attempt to go the way of least resistance. Yet sooner or later we will encounter obstacles on our path anyway. You grow physically and mentally with the obstacles you overcome. You become stronger and more resilient.…