Monday, September 25, 2006

25th September- Meeting and training London.

I had to go London today, brad reassured us that the weather was meant to be great for a good old Jam team training session after a meeting we had to attend, but, it was raining so hard I couldn't beleive it, was horrid weather! We dicided to go check out a few areas scouted a few days before hand, there was a pretty cool garden/seating area which looked awsome. there was a glass floor to a part of it, and us, being us, had a little game of sliding across it to the otherside seemings it was SOAKED and slippery, was great fun and no one slipped, (yet)!

So we carried on "training" in the wet and dry areas we could find. Prozac climbed the floor, and it looks Ace on Brad's Phone. the time rolled by so we went back to liverpool street to meet Danny, Chris and someone i'd never met before, Martin (he was recovering form an operation but as Danny says, is amazing and taugh him most of the stuff he knows, so i can't wait to see him fit and in action!).

Anyways, we met up at the meeting (funny that), got some dates and then escaped to train in the wetness, trying to find some decent dry areas. After heading back to Liverpool Street so that we could meet up with a photographer. We then head to an undercover area nearby that was mainly there for tic-tacs to a wall, a lot of pictures were taken and alot of unusual moves and combinations were tried, once again Danny was doing what he does best and showed some very interesteing movement, like a wall pop using one foot only that he all got us to try, as spinning around while it looks like you sit on the wall (he said that Jackie Chan has done it in a few films). Prozac practically made the tic tac straight up to the top of the wall, no Saut du bras! and Luke did a nice front sommie down the stairs.

We then moved on to the Tower 42 area, however I'm not very inspired by the area, so I kinda just watched everyone else while photos continued to be taken. We then moved onto a scoffoled area I found when out with Prozac, Ben and Jay on the "back to basics day". We started at one area, there was ALOT of scaffolding, we were practicing on one area, but on a downward swing the bar that Danny was landing on rotated around and he lost grip and carried on falling towards a V shaped bar and was wedged in via his back, I was shitting myself watching it, but he tensed up and kept rigid which meant he didn't brake his back which he could have done, respect to him for the trianing he put in meaning he can fall good and thank god he can! He got up after being a bit winded form it, but was fine, bet he's got a bruise now though.

We moved around to another scaffold area after the stinky bad death rail and practiced some larger laches which were good fun. Brad sorted out his insurance while hanging on a bar.

From there Brad had to head off, as did the photographer, so we all headed back to liverpool street to say some goodbyes and get some food for our onward trip to "Royal Oak", hadn't been the before but have seen the area on a few vids so was looking forward to it. Stuck around for some grub at Liverpool street, and then hit the tube for some underground action.

Got to Royal Oak and the old school skate park area, and my god! It was fantastic, the rails were amaizing, all under a bridge so dry as hell, and was my heaven, a pleace to move and rill new movements over and try new things etc.

Some amazing movements made, Danny taught be alot of stuff as did talking to Matrin towards the end, having not done an awful lot during the day, and finding this AMAZING place, I was driven to go, keep trianing, keep moving, carrying on my momentum and trying some new things. Won't go into detail, but I am very happy with my outlook on my practices recently.

Stretching - Danny and martain were talking about the harmony of felxibility and strength.

warm up - stretch - power train - stretch. Thanks for the help guys, and I'll be seeing you soon.

HOPEFULLY Chris will send some footage.

Brad

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