#3 – Georgij Sosunov

Georgij Sosunov is a practitioner based out of the Frankfurt area. He is also a social worker who uses parkour as a tool. We talk about his early training beginnings in Russia, the Frankfurt community, Those Guys Collectives, how his practice changed after getting a herniated disc… before he prods

#2 – Marie Fechner

Marie Fechner is a ParkourOne coach based out of Berlin. We spent a week in Sevo Sasa‘s home in Zadar for a week with the Gerlev parkour group. We get into her thoughts of Hell Night in Berlin as a participant/organizer, the long hours of a challenge named “BeastModeChallenge” (we

#1 – Raffi Debatin

This is the 1st of a series of conversations with parkour practitioners on my travels in Europe.

With Raffi, we got into the direction this project can go, play and failure and how chaos and order is themed throughout his life.

Recorded Oct. 17, 2018.

More info @ http://www.MandyLam.ca

“I think I just have a higher tolerance of shitty conditions than the average person”

I missed my flight from London to Cologne (…for the 2nd time) and felt a strong urge to take it by land so I stepped out of the airport and began my hitchhike to Cologne.


My mind melts, along with its confines The sky can be felt again. My driver told me he missed how life was in Romania many years ago. “Dolce far niente”, he explained, was what he missed most. Belgrade soon.

Why do you train.

I had never written in detail my reasons to train as I feel they change all the time. But I’ve learned after writing this the foundation of it stands solid. Questions taken from Those Guys Collective If you were to describe your training with the two fundamental aspects of it,


The first diagram shows information as we often experience at the beginning, in a random and undefined state. It’s a bit messy. The second diagram turns that same information into a digested form: words, relations, categories, etc. Leaving information in a chaotic state makes comprehension and recall more difficult. Looking

Promise Land

While on a hike, somewhere in Austria… Me: “Have you guys ever seen that place submerged underwater, it looks like another world! The photos show submerged trails… a bench and trees but it’s only like that for a part of the year! It’s probably in Sweden… or in Scandinavia, somewhere

Future self

I started parkour in 2007 in Toronto, Canada. I practiced with our little community while surfing forums like pkto.ca (R.I.P.), parkour.net and watching the odd video from Europe here and there. The thought of meeting these people would remain a fantasy had I not heard about my friend’s adventures early

Reflections from my phantom hamstrings

Dear Mandy, Remember when you would train hard and push until you had nothing left to give but after a second thought you would think you still had some and so for the longest time you had the pattern of thinking that you’re not good enough? Your desperation fed me

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