Earlier this year, a young Japanese man named Naoki Ishiyama broke his back while training in London, England. He was injured when a tree branch he was standing on snapped underneath him. Thanks to the efforts of Parkour Generations and hundreds of other practitioners and organizations around the world, Naoki was able to return to Japan and undergo surgery to repair his spine.
Now, PKGen reports that Naoki is not only recovering, he’s training! Okay, so it’s only walking up steps and a few tiny precisions and half-push-ups, but it’s still great news! Take a look!
Also, after I broke the news on APK, Zac Cohn was good enough to scour the Internet and find another, much more in-depth article about Cambridge and the Parkour damage complaints. Read the article here.