The WooF-PooF had a FANTASTIC Art of Motion this past weekend as Athletes Pasha Petkuns and Marcus Gustafsson took FIRST and SECOND place and Alexander Zyulev won BEST TRICK!
Overall WooF-PooFers earned 5 of the top 8 spots <3 Congrats to all who displayed their STYLE and took on the challenge of the course! The event was hosted by our very own Travis Wong.
Why Our Shoes Rock
Working with the best Traceurs and Freerunners from around the world, we have rescued the
legacy of the now discontinued Kalenji Success and improved the upper to withstand the rigors of serious training. Our high-performance shoe hits that sweet spot among weight, traction, cushioning, durability, and most importantly, price.
We've identified the most abused areas through training and testing thousands of pairs. After engineering a way to reinforce those areas, without sacrafiacing weight, we've created the Gen2 KO Pakour Shoe.
Light Weight Design
Heavy shoes are a drag. The average KO shoe weighs only 9oz! (or 250g). While ensuring superior cusion and shape, our focus has been creating the lightest shoes possible. Balanced so perfectly, KOs even float on water! (try this at home)
Selected for its grip and traction on all types of surfaces, KO's custom blend of rubber makes conquering walls effortless. Our soles have been designed to stick in a way that is unmatched by any other shoe. You'll be looking at rainy-day rail precisions in a whole new way.
Superior cusioning is the key to handling impact when thing go awry; however, when practicing Parkour or Freerunning sensitivity in the toes is a must. Accordingly, the tapered design of the KO sole allows for maximum grip and control while protecting your heels, should they need it.
After obliterating loads of shoes through training in our first generation KOs, we identified the areas that take the most abuse. Those areas have now been reinforced further to get you even more milage out of your kicks. The toe and sides of the shoe still feature an excellent breathable mesh, designed to hold strong while keeping your feet cool.
We Got Sole
The sole of the KO features an ideal design that maximizes contact between shoe and surface under the toes while keeping the arch free of rubber and ultra flexible (you can even fold the shoe in half!). This design helps practitioners develop the best technique for their landings by encouraging them to avoid landing on their arches
What's Your Size?
This is a tricky question sometimes isn't it? One size smaller than your regular shoe size is what most practitioners suggest. Parkour is intense by nature, so it is imperative that they fit your feet precisely in order to avoid stubbed toes. As you put impact on them, our shoes will begin to mold to your feet. We can say from experience, 'breaking in' a pair of tight shoes for a week or so is totally worth it in the long run!
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Our dear friend and parkour family member, Jakob Jensen is facing an extraordinary health challenge. Jakob has been diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer, and he will need the support of all who love and respect him to face the very tough struggle with chemotherapy that lies ahead. We all have faith in Jakob's full recovery, and we would like to give Jakob the gift of a dream fulfilled before he starts his chemo on January 16th. Will you help us send Jakob and his girlfriend Nanna to swim with the dolphins in Florida?
There will be events all over the US next weekend Dec. 15-16 where you will get the chance to show Jakob your support. If you're unable to attend an event, you can also donate by clicking the link above. Suggested donation is $20, but please feel free to give whatever you can afford. 100% of all donations will go to Jakob for his trip, and for any added medical and related expenses he and his family may incur during this challenging time. Please show your support by being part of the Jakob Jam next weekend, either online or in person. We love you, Jakob!
Events being held in:
B.A.S.E. Fitness near Indianapolis, IN - https://www.facebook.com/events/178865222257468/
DAFT Freerunning/ Phoenix/ United States/ http://www.facebook.com/events/495586073797578/
Liberty Parkour - Riverside CA - http://www.facebook.com/events/300502560067078/permalink/300502566733744/
Stamford Train Station in Stamford, Connecticut
December 16 at 12:00pm
No Limits AFC - Calgary Canada - Saturday December 15th from 3-6PM
Wichita, Kansas https://www.facebook.com/events/454621207930907/
Miami, FL - https://www.facebook.com/events/480437611998197
AltitudeFreerunning - Nashville, TN - 12pm December 16th - Contact info: Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Reality Parkour - Newport, Gwent / Monmouthshire South Wales, UK - December 16th
Grand Junction, Colorado - United States - https://www.facebook.com/events/132653140224014/
Boston, MA - https://www.facebook.com/events/314246348688996
Los Angeles, CA - Joining All Movement - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102159508170147&set=a.10100109...
Would you like to host an event on December 15-16 for Jakob Jensen? Send an email to JakobJam@wfpf.com with the name of your group/city/country and the information for your event and we will post it on the Jakob Jam page
It's time to reveal the project I've been working in secret for so long: The LTG Party.
It will be a monumental event, to which all are invited from 9 to 11 November 2012. There will be something for everyone: Workshops for new traceurs, and guests from different regions of the world to live and enjoy together the movement.
Admission is free of charge to all!
You just have to register!
Special guests include, in addition to our American friends, our other friends, Storror team from England.
Day Opening Friday 9: The House of Culture from 3pm to 8pm.
Day Saturday 10 : In and Out of Gym Brevno from 3pm to 8pm.
Day Sunday 11 : The House-LTG from 3pm to 8pm.
Soon to be published as maps and directions to each location also the place of inauguration.
It is best explained by Paul Whitecotton in the video
WFPF Athlete Justin Sheaffer travels to India to meet up with WFPF Affiliates Team Pathika for a multi-performance event.
"I left my home in Colorado on the 31st of August at 9am and arrived in India on the 2 of September at 3:30am
On the 3rd I departed Saurabh's house in Gurgaon, India to go to Lucknow, 5hrs by train. From the 4th-8th we began daily street performances, filming the parkour playhouse video and touring Lucknow. On the 9th we did the main performance in Lucknow, where roughly 10,000 spectators watching us live.
That same evening around midnight we left for the taj mahal, I don't recall how long the trip to Agra was, but I do know I watched the sun go up and down at least twice. We arrived at taj mahal to film a time lapse of the sunrise, it didn't go according to plan, but a sight non the less, we had breakfast ontop I the neighboring rooftops and filmed for countless hours, got attacked by monkeys( not even joking) and finally got arrested, Georgy from Russia and myself managed to sneak past the guards, through the houses an into the streets, while the other were not so lucky, after a couple hours, they were kind enough to let us go, turns out they didn't mind the jumping, they didn't like the fact we were filming with DSLRs. Cameras are only allowed 20 km radius away from the taj mahal. We spent the remainder of the day/night in the 5th of the 7th wonder.
It was then back to Delhi(Saurabhs house) the Russians drank water in Agra and got very I'll, I just so happened to skip dinner that night ;) as they recovered for 4 days at the house I traveled into Delhi to train, film and explore. I went to Team Pathika's international jam ( international because I was there lol) titled Advanced Challenge India. The spots were amazing and made the trip, wait to see the video!
But that was enough of Northern India for me. We are currently on South India, Hyderabad to be exact. It only took 22 hours by train FYI to get here from Delhi haha. So now until the 22 it is daily street performances, filming and getting massages! On the evening of the 22nd is the final performance where we are expected to have more than 20,000 spectators. Apparently a big Bollywood star, Plash Sen, will be there and we will be taking him out for his birthday dinner. I finally make it home on the 26th of September.
As of today September 18th I have traveled 9,542 miles give or take few. By the time I return it is an estimated 18,180 miles total. I will have performed for over 30,000 spectators, at least 150 hours filming and taking photos, spending an average of 500 rupees a day."
Follow More of Justin's Adventure at:
or justinsheaffer on instagram!
Video soon to come, ONLY at http://www.youtube.com/parkourplayhouse
In the meantime, you can also check out these great shots from his trip!
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WFPF Certification Program
The World Freerunning Parkour Federation offers a Parkour Teaching Certification Program for gyms and instructors in the US and Europe. Six times a year, in NY, LA, Austin, Denver, Liverpool (UK) and Cologne (GERMANY), our master instructors, some of the most accomplished and best-known freerunners in the world, train qualified students in a comprehensive parkour curriculum over a five-day intensive program. Inspired by the work of Ryan and Anthony Doyle, whose Liverpool-based Airborn Academy has set the UK standard for the safe practice of parkour by students of all ages, the WFPF Certification Program and licensed WFPF curriculum is the gold standard for the safe and responsible teaching of parkour/freerunning.
Upcoming Certification Workshops for Summer 2012
(all dates to be announced, please check back):
To register or set up a certification in your city, state or county, and/or for more information contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO-
Level 1 and 2- August 27-31, 2012
10 am – 4pm
Inland Empire Gymnastics at 6360 N Sunshine Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 tel: 208-772-9443 web address: www.iegymnastics.com
Cost per student will be $375 for Level 1, $600 for both Level 1 and 2 ($300/$500 respectively for WFPF Affiliates).
SPACE IS LIMITED, so make sure you reserve your space now. If you are under 18, then you must have a parent sign for you in person and be approved to participate by the certification host.
To register for the WFPF certification class go to: http://www.wfpf.com/certification-registration
For more information contact Jerry from Inland Empire Gymnastics:
Program Director of Parkour
Inland Empire Gymnastics:
New York Metropolitan Area- 5 Star Gym
San Diego, California