We all love to see Storror’s massive cat passes or watch Erik doing double-flips on the way to the supermarket, but seriously…there’s more to Freerunning than jumping the biggest gap you can find and adding another twist to every move.
Thats not really creative isn’t it?
Pasha for example is a monster of creativity, he comes up with cool moves constantly. But how does he do that?
Recently I spent alot of time hanging out and training with Pasha, understanding where he comes from and how he trains helped me alot to understand how creativity works and why he is such a genius. So I thought I’d share with you, but first you should watch this if you haven’t yet. And if you have, fucking watch it again.
Obviously I can’t give you a set of moves to learn and BOOM you are the new Pasha. That’s why learning creativity is so hard, you have to do something that hasn’t been done before. You don’t know what the destination is, until you arrive there. But we can give you a push in the right direction ;)
If you throw yourself into the best spot you have, you will hardly ever try something new. There’s just too much other stuff around. So the simpler you keep it, the easier it is to improvise. That’s why break dancers keep coming up with new shit, they only have the floor.
You don’t have to go that far, but next training session you should try spending a few hours with just one single object in your environment (a bench, a wall, a stone, your girlfriend) and see what you can come up with. It’s hard at the beginning, but it’s worth it.
Don’t be too serious about it. Take a friend, and have fun, fool around. The more you play the easier it will be.