The Scholar and the Guru is finally in the same place at the same time! In this week's episode we travel down to San Diego to spend a few days with movement coach Julie Angel. Among other things, Julie is an independent filmmaker/artist/academic/writer and just all around badass of a woman. In the show we discuss her work as a parkour aficionado, including common misconceptions, its transformative potential as a model for resistance and women empowerment and its superiority over traditional forms of fitness.
What is a PhD in parkour?
The accessibility and value of parkour versus other forms of fitness/movements
Moving without purpose/parkour as a "culture of effort"
Parkour as resistance/reappropriation of space/transformative potential
Empowering women through movement
Real world applications of parkour
People's inability to be uncomfortable/face adversity
Parkour as a way to bridge community
The idea of "reveal and heal"
Julie as an exemplar of alternative way of doing fitness
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