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Learn Parkour!

Parkour Basics Seminar coming to Lander!

with Talal Cockar

in Lander, WY

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Parkour will make you step up to conquer a challenge and feel the joy of success as you gain body control for more agility, balance, and power.  Have fun while you learn to overcome self-imposed limitations and real world obstacles.  With sessions for Children and Adults, Talal Cockar will teach the fundamentals of Parkour movement, creating a foundation of good movement that you can expand with practice.

What is Parkour?  http://americanparkour.com/getting-started/

Talal has been training in the discipline known as L’ Art Du Deplacement or Parkour since 2008 and has made it one of his goals to pass on some of the knowledge and understanding of the discipline to others so they may also have the joy of training in this art. As well as training in the discipline, he has also done lots of research into different methods and the philosophy behind ‘the jump.’ Talal has traveled in the US and to Europe to train with and learn from others who have been training longer than he has, including some of the founders of the discipline itself. This has been a great asset to his training and he is able to pass on some of this knowledge and spirit of the discipline to others. He also trains in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and practices yoga regularly.


Ages 7-11      9:00am to 10:00am.
Ages 12-14   10:00 to 12:00pm
Ages 15+      1:00pm to 3:30+pm

The classes will be open to the general public.
$10 per person

To enroll, please fill out the information below:


Toughness & The fire of the mind.

I really want to share this video.  Watch it before reading my comment, please.

Believing that you will fail because you are tired, hurt, weak or inferior is almost a guarantee that it will happen.  In fact believing that you are tired, hurt, etcetera may actually create that condition where it did not exist.  Your subconscious controls your actions to prevent you from pushing yourself too hard, or as a tool to heal you by faith, which is a good thing.  It can also be used to destroy you if you hand it over to your doubts, worries and fears. To take some liberty with a quote from George Washington (pun intended):

Your subconscious, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Being tough is really about not believing that you are hurting or suffering even if you think you should be.  Since I am already abusing quotes today, consider the following:

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.” The grandson asked him, “Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?” The grandfather answered: “The one I feed.”


The old “Kitten in the Grill” ruse.

The following was in our local news:

Police received a call of suspicious activity in the drive through lane at McDonald’s Restaurant Tuesday morning at 7:04 a.m. A woman called police that a man walked up to her vehicle and told her there was a kitten stuck in her grill. He had a tiny tuft of hair that he produced. When calling police later, the woman said she did not look in the grill for a kitten, or get out of her vehicle, but instead drove away to her place of employment so someone there could check. The woman said she did not know if there was a kitten there or not.

1)  She did exactly the right thing!  Even though she was in a low crime area and despite that this is a very public place, this could have been a setup for some sort of criminal action. (I would place my bet on car theft)  By getting out of the car and looking intently at the grill, she would have given a would-be attacker a variety of opportunities.

2)  A kitten in the grill?!?!  Really?  And how would it have gotten there exactly?  So you are driving down the road at 50+ MPH and a winged kitten flies across the road…

This was almost certainly a prank, but in a more isolated location it could have been the setup for something more sinister.

Be Safe.  Trust your instincts.

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