Competition exists

Frosti: , I think the first thing that USPK does, which is really important is that it acknowledges that competition exists. It’s not going away. It’s happening, and it’s only going to happen more. From a personal standpoint, my attitude has always been, let’s get involved and see what we can do to make this the best it can be possible. I think I also recognize that people in this sport right now have such varied ideas about how we should integrate ourselves into that world. Right now, our attitude is, “Lets listen to people. What do they want to do?” We’re building a committee right now, I’m in charge of putting together some of the top voices in the sport, not just that support competition, but that have that huge spectrum of values that are represented within this community.

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Flavors

Mark: Within the parkour community, it’s no secret that there are different flavors of parkour there are different organizations out there that different people feel they align with best because of certain values or certain ideas. If you identify as a straight up free runner, then you may look at tempest and go, “Yeah, this is the way it should be.” And for whatever reason, I know there are people who feel very strongly associated with APK and I love that. But that’s not really what matters here if you’re part of parkour generations or you love the way that parkour visions operate or you have a strong connection.

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076. USPK Part 4: Full Transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast, where I interview movement enthusiast to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. This is the fourth and final episode of a four-part series on the United states parkour association. (USPK for short). In this episode, the members of the transition board discuss USPK’s stance and role within competition. They share their ideas around coaching certifications, whether the USPK will create one, and what it will mean for existing certifications. We finish up by addressing the topic of the international gymnastics federation, and share what each of us an do to help parkour. 

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Special Interest Groups

Blake: And it’s the people that feel passionate or have a vested interest in those projects that, or those topics, that have … are going to be doing the legwork. And so we’re able to tap into the experts, we’re able to tap into the people that are motivated to do research, and that’s how things are done well.

Craig: So that’s … I kind of cut you off, but that’s … The special interest groups is one part, and then the other side is the committees are the other major part.

Blake: So the committees are what’s going to bring the information from the SIGs to kind of voting and to decision making from a national governing body perspective. And that’s where the final decisions are made, but it’s with a lot of grassroots information and involvement and support that those decisions happen.

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073. USPK Part 3: Full Transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast, where I interview movement enthusiast to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. This episode is part three of a four-part series on the United states parkour association. (USPK for short). In this episode, the transition board shares USPK’s funding model, and where the money is coming from. They explain committees, and special interest groups, the difference between the two, and their role in the organization. The board also discusses the importance of USPK even for people who feel that parkour does not need governing, and how to get involved, and have your voice heard. But first, the Movers Mindset community is designed to be used with keyboards and big screens. It’s designed to give you the physical and mental space to read, to think, and to create considered replies. You can discover or come back to content form years past – they’re exactly where you’d expect them to be; I’m interested in discussing everything related to independence, self-direction and human excellence. Are you? Visit moversmindset.com/community. 

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