From this video, many viewers asked questions about David Belle’s support of FIG which was made apparent in social media posts, articles, and online videos from FIG and Mr. Belle Adam spent years working closely with David, and so in response to these questions, he (Adam) agreed to do another LIVE Q&A stream. In it he will answers questions, and in this he will chime in on his view of Mr. Belle’s involvement in FIG. This is something you don’t want to miss. Plus you can ask your questions!!
Parkour is a wonderful journey – you can start anywhere, at any age, and take whatever path you want. But how do you find that path? If you don’t focus on a goal or a certain ideal behind your training, why are you training?
You need a purpose – a path, so to speak. Everyone’s path is different. Some people train to find their true potential, some train simply for fun. Some train to meet new and fascinating people, some train to make money. If you find out what you are training for, you will find more purpose in your daily sessions, more attention to detail, and you will progress in your movement.
Is your style the same thing as your path? Not necessarily. The path you take is influenced by the style you prefer. For example, if you prefer big drops and efficient vaults, then your path is probably going to be as an efficient Traceur rather than a free runner who focuses more on flips. In contrast, if you enjoy flipping and twisting through your environment, then you are going to embody that style.
Essentially, the type of movement you prefer to perform is one of the deciding factor of your path. Parkour and freerunning are more or less just different styles, so in time and through training you will discover which you want, which one works better for you. Don’t force it; it must come naturally or you will be trying to be something you are not, which is a mistake that many people make.
The most important part of finding your path is something that you might overlook sometimes: are you having fun? Are you enjoying the path you’ve chosen? If you ever answer “no” to either of those questions, then you are doing something wrong. If that is the case, then change it up. Experiment. Try something new! If you are generally a pure Traceur, then learn some flips. If you have been flipping and twisting, try some efficient moving. You may surprise yourself with what type of movement really resonates with your core.
Ultimately, the path you choose comes down to one thing: what is the most fun for you. After all, if you’re not having fun with your life, why continue with that life? Find your path, and you will be happy and, most importantly, having fun.
Pierce Rockwell is a guest writer for us at Take Flight. He is a 15 year old freerunner who has been training since 2015. His favorite type of movement is big jumps mixed with flowy lines. He began writing articles a little more than a year ago, and he has written for Parkour.com and Urban Freeflow. He says, “Writing articles has given me a chance to look at the Parkour world through a philosophical perspective, and also allows me to progress in movement in a safe and effective way, something I hope to share with the rest of the community.”
As we grow at Take Flight, so does our amazing international team of sponsored pros and ambassadors! In order to make our system easy and transparent for current and aspiring members alike, we have outlined our setup in the following document. This document explains:
The responsibilities of Take Flight Sponsored Traceurs
The responsibilities of Take Flight Ambassadors
The compensation for being a Take Flight Sponsored Traceur
The compensation for being a Take Flight Ambassador
How to become a Take Flight Ambassador
How to move from the Ambassador level to the Sponsorship level
With this document, we hope you get a full overview of our sponsorship and ambassador setup and how to become a part of it and thrive as a part of it.
One note: this document is about 10 pages long of writing, with another 20 pages of resources. The basics are summed up in the page 1 summary, and other important details are highlighted throughout. That said, it’s all there for a reason! So if you write us with a question, most likely it is in the document and we will tell you to read it again.
Thank you for being interested in becoming a part of our team. We sincerely hope to be working with you soon : )
It took us almost 2 years, and today it came to fruition. Our Parkour backpacks are officially here! Complete with 8 different styles, we’ve designed these backpacks to accompany you while you train, travel, and live life. They are also great for school 🙂 Like all our products we back these with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can order yours with confidence knowing you’ll love it.
Take Flight founder Adam Dunlap recently released a new Parkour video combining clips of his 10 years of tracing. The video was not put on our YouTube where you’d most likely see it, but rather on a sister platform, Vimeo. Here it is below, embedded for your enjoyment.
Today is the birthday of the founder of Parkour, David Belle! (April 29th!) So in honor of him* we are having a 25% OFF sale in our online store! All you have to do to save is use the coupon code “BELLE25” at checkout and you’ll save!
In this video, Take Flight Founder Adam Dunlap, introduces the Parkour Fanny Pack. He also shows how much money you can put into it, and he gives credit to a few great Traceurs for supporting the project. Stay til the end to see him demo it in amazing fashion!
We are looking for 300 committed passionate Take Flight followers that want to be a part of our new Ultra shoe and The Take Flight 300. The Take Flight 300 is an exclusive invite-only, insider group that you can only gain access to through our Ultra shoe campaign. Here is the backstory and how you can join.
We have recently launched a campaign to release our new Parkour & Freerunning shoes – the Take Flight Ultras. You can see the campaign by clicking here. Via the campaign it says we need $40,000 to launch the shoe which we do. But with other orders and contributions that aren’t shown, all we need now is 300 shoe pledges. Only 300! So in order to give you even more incentive to pledge, we’ve decided to create an exclusive group called the Take Flight 300, and if you are one of the first 300 people to pledge for the shoe, you become a part of the group.
Here is what you’ll get by being a member of the Take Flight 300:
First off, you’ll save 30% on the Take Flight Ultras and receive your pair for $69! (or less if you pledge for 2 pairs)
You lock in this Ultra shoe price forever. So for the future of this shoe you can buy as many pairs as you want for $69! Wear the shoe out? Come back in a year and buy it again for the same exclusive price.
You get a two year 25% OFF coupon good for any purchase in our online store. That means anything!
Free giveaways and promotions. Did you know we make socks? They aren’t online, but all members of this group get a FREE pair along with their Ultra shoes. And we’ll be having more giveaways, samples, and other promotions exclusive for this group.
You get a private invitation to our new social media group “The Take Flight 300.” In this group you will get exclusive news and access to upcoming projects and designs. In this group, you’ll also become a part of our design process, and we’ll ask your input on what we make. You can even create and suggest designs for us and submit them directly to our design team for consideration.
Direct access to Take Flight pros who are also a part of the group. You can ask them questions, ask for advice, and communicate with them directly through the page.
In addition to all this, you’ll receive ongoing updates and promotions of all types from us, designed exclusively for you.
To us, the Take Flight 300 is a new concept based on establishing a core team of Take Flight faithfuls. That means, everyone in this group is considered a part of our core. We’re dedicated to you, supporting you, and growing Take Flight together.
In case you haven’t seen it, here is the Ultra shoe. If you click here and pledge for a pair then you’re immediately invited to join the Take Flight 300. BUT this is only available for the first 300 pledgers. So click today and support the shoe and join our team!