Twisting and Tumbling with Parkour Athlete @pashatheboss
To see more photos and videos of Pasha’s parkour moves all around the world, follow @pashatheboss on Instagram.
“You have to understand I trained for this for nine years,” says Latvian parkour athlete Pasha Petkuns (@pashatheboss). “If you see my videos on Instagram, don’t try to repeat them straightaway.”
Pasha was inspired by videos of parkour—a form of street gymnastics—that he saw online. “It’s a pretty cheap sport. All you need is your shoes.” But parkour can be dangerous and requires extraordinary discipline and physical strength. “I never get serious injuries because I practice everything step-by-step and do physical strength training.”
“If you want to start, start slowly,” Pasha says. “Gymnastics gyms are great for beginners because everything is soft and safe.”