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Art of Retreat - SPARKs

Art of Retreat - SPARKs

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The Art of Retreat is an idea-exchange platform supporting education, development, and leadership within Parkour. We come together to exchange new ideas and information across a wide array of subjects including coaching methods, education theory, best business practices, scientific research, architectural and urban design, global trends, and local community building.
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What is the best way to introduce parkour to our students? John begins by asking the fundamental questions about education and its purpose. Join in on this episode to hear Hedge's models of coaching. John Hall strides from Edinburgh, UK and is the managing director of Access Parkour.A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
Through initial or team training, SERE specialists are taught to adapt and thrive in a variety of locations including desert, arctic, open ocean, jungle, captivity, combat, and more. Upon graduation, these specialists undergo another year of advanced skills training to include army airborne, combatives, urban evasion, advanced, escape, vehicile acquisition, interrogation training, shooting, and stalking. This episode snapshots this year's night mission and its planning. SSgt Don Beeson is a US Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Specialist from Spokane, Washington. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
In this talk, Dylan Polin breaks down the keys to success in pivoting small opportunities to large, rewarding relationships. He shares tactics to partnerships with companies and brands by offering tips and tricks to maximizing return of interest. Dylan Polin is the owner of HUB Parkour in Boston, Massachusetts.A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
Little to no research has reviewed the deterrents, hurdles, and various physical, mental, emotional, and social stressors that traceurs may undergo during training for this sport. The burnout experienced by athletes engaging in such high intensity sports, if unchecked, appears to often result in quitting. Kasturi Torchia proposes that parkour practitioners may have unique and subjective experiences of lack of progression leading to quitting parkour. She shares her research to offer an understanding of this phenomenon. Kasturi Torchia is the co-founder and director of Esprit Concrete and resides in London, UK.A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
Life is truly a mind-body experience that cannot be separated. Niko understands the significance of looking at the body as a whole. He discusses the connected nature of bodies, sensory information, and stress response. How can we learn new skills while recovering from emotional and physical injury? Niko Pal is the head coach for Forge Parkour in Portland, Oregon. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
Games for teaching movement is all about breaking down personal spaces and bubbles. The goals are to challenge the mindset of willingness in working with others. Evan Beyer offers his thoughts on movement, connection, trust, and openness. How do humans explore challenge through movement and experience? Find out more in this episode! Evan Beyer is a coach for Parkour Generations Americas in Sommerville, Massachusetts. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
American Parkour works in two different school districts to bring parkour to Maryland and Washington DC schools. Mark Toorock shares his different experiences, obstacles, and opportunities working with the public education system. He sheds light on the reality of what it means to educate PE teachers and their programming. Mark Toorock is the founder of American Parkour in Washington, DC. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
What are the important factors in sport and exercise science that influence our motivation to compete? Marc Mason presents his insight on motivational research and demonstrates the necessity of positive influence. He holds a masters in teaching and is an academy soccer coach for the East Valley School District in Spokane, Washington.A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
The Parkour Pentagon is a specialization system that represents aspects of parkour that Pascal believes should be taught. It's a tool to help students figure out their own style, preferences, and where they want to aim their training at. Pascal Lecurieux is the head coach of The Spot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
How can we help our students understand and deal with their fear as parkour coaches? Dan Edwardes chimes in on the impact of fear for ourselves and students. The tools discussed are important to building a positive relationship with fear. Dan Edwardes is the founder of Parkour Generations in London, UK, director of ADAPT qualifications, and owner of Chainstore Gym and Parkour Academy. A special thanks to Craig Constantine and Miguel Chero of Movers Mindset for the production of this episode.
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