Valentin was born in Paris but spend his youth until the age of 17 in Madagascar. He is Training Parkour now for 10 years. He participated in the french Ninjawarrior were he is know to be the „last man standing“ and in the highly discuseed FISE Parkour Worldcup Event in Hiroshima 2018 were he became 5th and injured himself during his final speed run. He describes himself: „Parkour Athlete, traveling the world to become stronger.
1:05 Introduction Dimi
1:45 Introduction Valentin
2:40 What brought you to Parkour?
6:00 Stupid questions (Stage or Audience?; Water or RedBull?, Friends or Fans?, 5star-Hotel or Backpacker?, Pushups or PullUps?, Saut de brats or Saut de chat? mornings or evenings? chase tag or FIG? warm-up or Just do it? Can you do a backflip? speed or style? whats is your signature move? who is the best traceur? who is your most favorite Traceur? What shoes do you wear? How many bones did you break? What are you know for in the Parkourscene?)
9:30 Talking about his Ninja warrior participation
11:25 What is Parkour for you?
13:25 How did Parkour changed your life?
14:45 Why didn’t it happened with Skateboarding?
15:45 What kind of values did you discover in Parkour?
17:44 Do yo you think someone was happy when you failed at the competition?
20:12 How did you injured during the FIG/FISE Event in Hiroshima 2018?
22:15 Do you think there will be more injuries when people compete?
23:20 Are you willing to pay the price?
24:20 Wasn’t the competition unfair because of the rain?
25:00 When do you think your career is over?
27: 00 What did you learn at the Ido Portal Movement Camp in Thailand?
28:30 (Paul): How will competitions at this scale benefit the Parkour culture at large? Can you see a scenario where it will have detrimental effects?
32:20 Will this develop a new generation of competitive minded parkour athletes? (Sam)
42:30 Do you sacrifice yourself?
45:38 Can you make a living from Parkour?
52:40 What if the Speed-Firefigther compete against Parkour-Guys?
54:20 The competition courses do not inspire confidence that FIG have actually understood the diversity within parkour: what makes you believe they do? (Chris)
56:50 FIG seemingly does offer the athletes to voice their opinions and actively change the competition for the „better“. Are there any examples where FIG has changed something according to feedback? (Ben)
1:05:42 Does he or she feel pressure from the community not to compete (in this particular event or at all)?
How does she or he respond to people that tell him not to compete? (Paul)
1:06:30 Why do you train?
1:14:00 Do you enjoy the way up to the top or do you want to stay and last? How long last this feeling?
1:19:00 How do you train for competition?
1:30:00 Do you feel any responsibility for the community?
1:36:25 Do you have any live wisdom? (quotes etc.)
1:40:00 What do you think about obstacles made for Parkour?
1:43:15 Where do you see yourself or Parkour in x-years?
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„Supertraining“ by Yuri V. Verkhoshansky (Author) & Mel C. Siff (Author)
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