021 – Interview with Ville Leppanen

Episode Summary

Craig sits down to interview Ville Leppanen, a lifelong learner and member of the Finnish Parkour community. Ville discusses how he uses different tools in his coaching, how to work smarter instead of harder, and how he uses interval training to help him in parkour. Finally, Ville touches on how his coaching has evolved over the years and how his teaching has helped him learn things about himself.

MM Insiders 1 – Interview with Mandy Lam

This episode is part of our Insiders Only Content: episodes released only to the members of the Insiders community. The following are some excerpts from a conversation I recently had with Mandy Lam. To hear the rest of the episode, head over to our Insiders page.

Mandy and I recorded this conversation at the 3rd Évry Move event which is held by the Yamakasi in the towns of Évry and Lisse in France. Mandy is originally from Toronto, began Parkour in 2007 and had been traveling for a year visiting Parkour communities when we finally sat down to talk. She shares her stories of adventure, some reflections on Parkour communities around the world, and we eventually get around to talking about her serious concussion.

020 – Interview with Sebastien Foucan Part 3 of 3

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Episode Summary

In the final part of our 3-part interview with Sebastien Foucan, Craig and Seb continue to discuss his movement journey. Sebastien brings to light what he sees as his “Path To Truth.” They discuss his relationship with learning, different coaching styles, and wrap up with Sebastien’s three words.

019 – Interview with Sandro Widmer

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Episode Summary

Sandro Widmer discusses ParkourONE’s TRUST concept, his current research and movement journey. Along the way he describes his time in America, and the struggles of studying parkour coaches. Sandro also reminds us to walk through this world with an open mind, as we can never fully understand each other’s experiences.

References

American Rendezvous
ADAPT
ParkourONE TRUST Concept
Johanna Herrmann

018 – Interview with Sebastien Foucan (part 2 of 3)

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Episode Summary

Sebastien Foucan and Craig continue their conversation in the second part of Sebastien’s three part interview. In this episode, Sebastien discusses how he trains, how he coaches, and how he prepares for his roles in various movies and films. Craig and Sebastien also discuss the influence genetics and natural skill has on the success of a person in their sport.

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017 – Interview with Travis Tetting

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Episode Summary

Travis Tetting joins Craig for a heartfelt discussion of his coaching journey, community, and building things from the ground up. Along the way he describes his love for his community and the rewards of coaching. Travis explains how his bond to his family and Christian faith have given him the strength to get to where he is today.

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016 – Interview with Sebastien Foucan (part 1 of 3)

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Episode Summary

Sebastien Foucan joins Craig for the first of a three part interview. Sebastien is best described – in his own words – as an explorer. Craig and Sebastien talk about what he means by explorer and how his journey of exploration has evolved over the years.

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015 – Interview with Dylan Johanson

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Episode Summary

Dylan Johanson is the owner and founder of Innate Movement Parkour in Kingston, New York. A practitioner for many years, Dylan talks about his origin story and the challenges surrounding building and then re-building his gym. Then he shares some thoughts on what advice he would give his younger self.

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014 – Interview with Jesse Danger

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Episode Summary

Jesse Danger takes time out from teaching parkour to share thoughtful insights on topics such as systems thinking through game design, the role of novelty, and how to work with a group toward a single focus while still honoring the individual. Along the way we also discuss life lessons learned through playing chess.

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013 – Interview with Andy Taylor

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Episode Summary

Andy Taylor discusses the intricacies of designing and building a great parkour gym. Along the way, we talk about what makes a gym inspiring, the evolution of build standards that are safe without limiting parkour vision, and how parkour has been instrumental in the development of a young autistic girl.

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012 – Interview with Elet Hall

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Episode Summary

Elet Hall takes time out from a motorcycle engine rebuild to discuss his approach to training (and not training), challenge, risk, danger, consequences, and why he walked away from American Ninja Warrior. Along the way, we talk about Lyme disease, and his work with the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, before he shares his _four_ words to describe his practice.

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011 – Interview with Ševo Saša

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Episode Summary

Ševo Saša is best-known as an amazing and creative mover, and the founder of the Skochypstiks clothing line. In this interview he shares the story of his Parkour beginnings after the collapse of Yugoslavia, and his motivation for overcoming a devastating injury in his youth. Sasa’s love of people and profound discipline have enabled him to thrive amidst the cycles of life, and have lead him to tremendous personal growth.

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