Acrobatics: Batteries not Included

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Lewie West shows that there is still lots left to be done with the human body. In particular with his body. He can do some kinda crazy full twist gainer dive forwards roll…. It’s super sweet, as is the rest of the video. I am in awe of the straightness of his legs during his ‘trickz’.

I like how each video has its own vocabulary of new movements he’s researching. A constant inspiration to us all to keep creating and innovating. WIN.

Friday Fun: Bruce Lee Ping Pong
Not sure how staged this is, ie, how much are the ping pong players playing down their skillz? No matter, the late, great Bruce Lee is here playing ping pong against one and then two people, using Nunchaku instead of a traditional paddle.

No matter how much they are letting Bruce win, he is still hitting a ping pong ball with Nunchaku, and tricking with it as well.

Thanks Bazz for the video.
Pssst. It’s CGI.

Human Movement Capabilities

I love parkour and the l’art du deplacement. The above video is a French group called ‘Speeders’ who are very very good and clearly they also do tricks, not just parkour.

Also for your viewing pleasure we have, Mister Puma, a man who does in fact look more comfortable on his arms than his feet. He’s French also, and if you get past the four or so handstand press ups he does in the training section at the start, you’ll see him doing very dangerous things that the French transport police (Do they have them?) don’t mind. VIDEO LINK

On the subject of amazing body control, we got a member of the British Tumbling Team – Damien Walters, doing some crazy crazy stuff, including a back tuck with a chair, and a front tuck to immediate double back. Yowsa! VIDEO LINK

Some beautiful parkour training from a young British chap – Phillip Doyle. He’s really powerful, agile and dedicated, but also, he’s barefoot for the entirety of this VIDEO: I love how long the swing of his arms is when he runs, just like a gymnast.

Finally a very very strong and gymnastic Russian – Oleg Vorslav. He’s doing things in this video that I seriously thought weren’t possible for the human body, but he’s making them look easy. Really, I’ve only ever seen gibbons do some of this stuff, and that’s a compliment. This is an art project film, so don’t expect to see much slow motion of the movements but it’s well done and amazing to watch. The amazingness starts at 3 minutes into this ten minute video. VIDEO LINK