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Amos Rendao  Owner | Head Coach :: Apex Movement HQ -- Founder :: ParkourEDU -- Creator :: Parkour Ukemi & Parkour Randori -- www.amosrendao.com

http://apexmovement.com/INTL/

My business partners @ryandemonford, @brandondouglass, and myself recently fleshed out a basic overview of our company formula and strategy inspired by a recent @waitbutwhy and @elonmusk collaboration.
Check it out if you're interested in our approach to entrepreneurship :)
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Read more below from ryan on wait but why and Elon musk.
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@ElonMusk is one of my biggest inspirations as an entrepreneur. Tim Urban AKA @WaitButWhy is one of my favorite writers who also happens to be a unique futurist capable of explaining even the most complex, abstract ideas to a 6th grader. They recently teamed up and released another mind-blowing masterpiece about the new Neuralink company which intends on merging human brains with the digital world. If you have any interest in entrepreneurship, technology, visionary thinking, etc., I cannot recommend their content collaborations enough (link in bio for their latest).
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ANYWAY, after reading the latest Neuralink post on WBW and reflecting on their "Elon Musk Company Formula" diagrams for @TeslaMotors, @SpaceX, and Neuralink, it got me thinking about what my own version of that diagram would look like.
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🔺Wait...but WHY do I do this whole parkour thing?
🔺WHY have I stuck to the parkour world as an athlete, coach, author, and entrepreneur for the past 13 years?
🔺WHAT is our goal with @apexmovement, @ParkourEDU, & other related projects?
🔺HOW will we get there?
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Now, I gotta say that I am in no way trying to compare what I do to what Elon is doing with Tesla, SpaceX, etc., BUT I often try to think and act in similar ways. And actually, to be honest...Elon's ambitions and achievements make me feel a bit small and worthless at times, haha. But I also believe that no matter how big or small, contributing any sort of good in this world is a worthwhile pursuit. Ultimately, via parkour and my various companies and projects, I am also trying to create a better future for humanity. Just like Elon is with his ventures but in my own modest way.
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Building this APEX company formula (based off WBW) with @amosrendao & @brandondouglass was a valuable exercise to help guide us through our chaotic entrepreneurial lives. If you're a ...

Got the owner of the my regular coffee shop doin her own regular morning routine of rail squats :) get it, Wendy!
I'm also starting to catch more and more copy cats of my make-a-call-while-balancing act @see_and_do #seeanddo

Thanks to The Cup for so many cups of that sweet black nectar and paleo breakfasts!

#parkourEDU #Tryparkour #shecantrace #APEXMovement

Full video - link above in bio
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Haven’t released a personal video for … 8 years?! haha
And I made this video about 2 years ago but haven’t released it til now… [shakes head]
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I think I’ve been resistant to make videos like these (only showing highlights and best takes) because parkour videos can often skew people's ideas in a way that makes parkour less accessible to those who may need it most. Without the hard work, good falling technique, the examples of us adapting to mistakes, etc. people can walk away believing this is incredibly dangerous and that we’ve just been lucky up until now.
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So I made a second half that gives you a little glimpse into my training behind the finished product: the strength training, falling, the many attempts it sometimes takes to get something just right.
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Please keep in mind that this isn’t what beginner training looks like, as I’ve been doing this for over a decade now, but your journey into parkour doesn’t have to start at the level of all the sensational videos you see out there. It starts with developing a basic relationship with the world around you through falling, crawling, jumping, balancing, all at ground level. I hope this video inspires, educates, and entertains :)
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If you’re interested in learning parkour, my partners and I have crafted curriculum over the last 12 years of coaching. We’ve turned it into a structured, online course you can find at ParkourEDU.org/course/parkour-101
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Also, some of these clips are from that time I joined and helped @myrmlife
on that young #Helmsdeeper European tour of which there is content very soon to come, so go follow Myrm if you want to keep an eye out for that.
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Music:
“Coat of Arms” by Spirits of the Red City ( @spiritsoftheredcity )
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Big thanks to all the many people who took some of their time to film me:
Brandon Douglass ( @Brandondouglass )
Ryan Ford (@ryandemonford )
Justache Sikkema ( @justachio )
Dylan Baker ( @dylanwellsbaker )
Dante Grazioli ( @dantegrazioli )
Ollie Neben ( @ollieneben )
Casey Wilson ( @caseywlsn )
David Boden ( @next_big_hop )
Noah Mittman ( @noah_mittman )
Sabrina Vere-Nicoll ( @sabrinanicoll )
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#ParkourEDU #APEXMovement #ParkourUkemi

The Science of Movement: Logic As a Reflection of God, Parkour As an Act of Praise
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Full article linked above in bio.
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Credit to @BrandonDouglass for this amazing photo
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“Let us rewire our muscle memory in accordance to the true way of nature; let us find harmony with objective reality/God. Let us transcend mundane sidewalks, make a jungle of this oppressive urban architecture. No longer will we clumsily stumble through our existence, we will embrace obstacles as challenges and tools for rewriting our natural reactions. No longer will we cower in fear; our training will act as a venue for mastering our minds.” ▫️
#ParkourEDU #ParkourUkemi #APEXMovement

Full video - link above in bio
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Haven’t released a personal video for … 8 years?! haha
And I made this video about 2 years ago but haven’t released it til now… [shakes head]
▫️
I think I’ve been resistant to make videos like these (only showing highlights and best takes) because parkour videos can often skew people's ideas in a way that makes parkour less accessible to those who may need it most. Without the hard work, good falling technique, the examples of us adapting to mistakes, etc. people can walk away believing this is incredibly dangerous and that we’ve just been lucky up until now.
▫️
So I made a second half that gives you a little glimpse into my training behind the finished product: the strength training, falling, the many attempts it sometimes takes to get something just right.
▫️
Please keep in mind that this isn’t what beginner training looks like, as I’ve been doing this for over a decade now, but your journey into parkour doesn’t have to start at the level of all the sensational videos you see out there. It starts with developing a basic relationship with the world around you through falling, crawling, jumping, balancing, all at ground level. I hope this video inspires, educates, and entertains :) If you’re interested in learning parkour, my partners and I have crafted curriculum over the last 12 years of coaching. We’ve turned it into a structured, online course you can find at ParkourEDU.org/course/parkour-101
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Also, some of these clips are from that time I joined and helped @myrmlife
on that young #Helmsdeeper European tour of which there is content very soon to come, so go follow Myrm if you want to keep an eye out for that.
▫️
Music:
“Coat of Arms” by Spirits of the Red City ( @spiritsoftheredcity )
▫️
Big thanks to all the many people who took some of their time to film me:
Brandon Douglass ( @Brandondouglass )
Ryan Ford (@ryandemonford )
Justache Sikkema ( @justachio )
Dylan Baker ( @dylanwellsbaker )
Dante Grazioli ( @dantegrazioli )
Ollie Neben ( @ollieneben )
Casey Wilson ( @caseywlsn )
David Boden ( @next_big_hop )
Noah Mittman ( @noah_mittman )
Sabrina Vere-Nicoll ( @sabrinanicoll )
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#ParkourEDU #APEXMovement #ParkourUkemi

Full video: link above in bio

Haven’t released a personal video for … 8 years?! haha
And I made this video about 2 years ago but haven’t released it til now… [shakes head]

I think I’ve been resistant to make videos like these (only showing highlights and best takes) because parkour videos can often skew people's ideas in a way that makes parkour less accessible to those who may need it most. Without the hard work, good falling technique, the examples of us adapting to mistakes, etc. people can walk away believing this is incredibly dangerous and that we’ve just been lucky up until now.

So I made a second half that gives you a little glimpse into my training behind the finished product: the strength training, falling, the many attempts it sometimes takes to get something just right.

Please keep in mind that this isn’t what beginner training looks like, as I’ve been doing this for over a decade now, but your journey into parkour doesn’t have to start at the level of all the sensational videos you see out there. It starts with developing a basic relationship with the world around you through falling, crawling, jumping, balancing, all at ground level. I hope this video inspires, educates, and entertains :) If you’re interested in learning parkour, my partners and I have crafted curriculum over the last 12 years of coaching. We’ve turned it into a structured, online course you can find at ParkourEDU.org/course/parkour-101

Also, some of these clips are from that time I joined and helped @myrmlife
on that young #Helmsdeeper European tour of which there is content very soon to come, so go follow Myrm if you want to keep an eye out for that.

Music:
“Coat of Arms” by Spirits of the Red City ( @spiritsoftheredcity )

Big thanks to all the many people who took some of their time to film me:
Brandon Douglass ( @Brandondouglass )
Ryan Ford (@ryandemonford )
Justache Sikkema ( @justachio )
Dylan Baker ( @dylanwellsbaker )
Dante Grazioli ( @dantegrazioli )
Ollie Neben ( @ollieneben )
Casey Wilson ( @caseywlsn )
David Boden ( @next_big_hop )
Noah Mittman ( @noah_mittman )
Sabrina Vere-Nicoll ( @sabrinanicoll )

#ParkourEDU #APEXMovement #ParkourUkemi

Lateral roll from peel out - #ParkourUkemi
I’m about to release a free tutorial on Parkour Ukemi for bar peel outs, and I’m looking for more video examples of peel outs (with good or bad endings). Comment with leads on where to find video examples of bar peel outs. Thanks!

This is a legit and challenging lateral roll from a bar peel out by Brandon Douglass back on the shoot of Slam at @APEXMovement #Boulder

Check out more from Brandon here:
@BrandonDouglass

Want to learn more about Parkour Ukemi? Check out further reading and resources at the link in bio.

#parkour #apexmovement #parkouredu

Front Flip Slip - Parkour Ukemi

I’ve been seeing quite a few toe slips on front flip take offs lately. Here’s Mariusz Broński with an incredibly natural reaction buried deep in his muscle memory :) You can see more from Mariusz and his team here: @victis_team

Want to learn more about Parkour Ukemi? Check out further reading and resources at the link in bio.

#parkour #parkourukemi #parkouredu

Comin’ in hot to head first fall - #ParkourUkemi

Zach Wiegart gets bounced off a wall during an obstacle course run to a head first fall / handles it like a champ with zero hesitation.

See more from Zach here: @zwiegs

Want to learn more about Parkour Ukemi? Check out further reading and resources at the link in bio.

#ParkourEDU #Parkour #APEXMovement

Rounding the final turns of the @parkouredu coaching certification with a solid group of coaches:

@Pkmasa
@Lennon_shannon
@michaelj.sliger
@Mnrpa
@heath_wc
@bringeroflight5853
@rucker.rotty
And Jaaziah Stone

I love it when multiple coaches have over a decade of experience :) Leading with @ryandemonford at @apexmovementdenver
#parkouredu #parkour #apexmovement

Finish the Objective at Hand! - #ParkourUkemi

Andrew Seidenstat not only safely reacts to a toe slip on a rail run, he doesn't miss a fraction of a second in putting himself in the next best possible position to complete his objective. He still manages to finish with a top time :) Check out more from Andrew here: @andrewseidenstat

Want to learn more about Parkour Ukemi? Check out further reading and resources at the link in bio.

#ParkourEDU #Parkour #APEXMovement

Toe slip / weight forward / dive roll from 2.5 meters up - Parkour Ukemi

Funny how we were just practicing this exact #parkourukemi scenario in last Wednesday’s class. I am much much relieved @santos.terrones has this reaction on lockdown in his muscle memory. He was able to walk away and do two more courses after that :) Check out more from Santos here:
@santos.terrones

Steady hands on the cam:
Evan Batky - @batkyevan

Want to learn more about Parkour Ukemi? Check out further reading and resources at the link in bio.

#parkour #apexmovement #parkouredu

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