Superfly Parkour Showdown – License 2 Play

Superfly PK Showdown

Much fun to be had all round!

License To Play. 5-7 December. A cosplay and gaming convention held at Suntec City. What does that have to do with us, you ask? Well, any excuse to THROW A GOOD PARTY.

Starting early on in the week, Wednesday and Thursday, the Superfly Team put up an amazing scaffolding structure and a creative display of  connected boxes for the pleasure of the Parkour community and anyone interested in participating.

What followed was a weekend of performances, workshops and an amazing skill showcase from the traceurs that greeted us with their smiles and jumps!

The performances went really well, and motivated the visitors to come and try the discipline, in Alex Lopes‘  introductory workshops.

We had people joining us from Spain, Japan and Malaysia!

It was a great time and chance for the community to come together and share in the language we love – movement!

With everybody energised, the weekend passed with new and more moves being created in the arena, and astonishing creative displays of movement, as the community enjoyed each other’s company and general peaceful vibes!

By Sunday, Superfly hosted the first Parkour Showdown in Singapore, with the support of The Brat, the tastiest gourmet sausages around! We came up with a series of Challenges and Awards for the participants.

Categories included:

1.     Muscle-Up Challenge

2.     Speed Round

3.     Longest Plyo

4.     Team Work

5.     1 Minute Freestyle

Contestants were evaluated by judges Alex Lopes, Wei Xiong and Richie Lee.

For 2 hours the License 2 Play Convention Centre was flooded with flow, skill, and power, as challenge by challenge, obstacles were being surpassed and tension grew for the last and most important challenge, the 1 minute freestyle!

Surely the best moment of the Showdown, where 23 participants gave all their best to present the audience and judges with the most fluid, creative and technical moves.

Then the results came. After gathering all information, scores came out like this:

1.     Muscle-Up Challenge : Firdaus (Singapore) – 27 reps

2.     Speed Round : Ismail Wahab (Singapore) – 12.6 sec

3.     Longest Plyo : Marcus (Singapore) – 3,40m

4.     Team Work : Mudabbir Ahmad & Abudy Alsagoff (Malaysia) – 1.54 sec

5.     1 Minute Freestyle : Ian Jowenson Sy (Philippines)

Last but not least, it is our pleasure to announce that the Overall Winner of the 2013 Superfly Parkour Showdown is Coach Ian Jowenson Sy!

A very good example of tenacity and hard work, Ian was without a doubt the most consistent traceur of the Challenge, and that reflected in his overall score!

Well done Ian!

Also, a big Thank-You to all the people who showed up and helped out, it wouldn’t  happen without you guys! (Thank you to Max, Fergus and Nick, our work experience team for the week and Jonathan, Tareesh and Calvin for staying back for the take down.)

You can check some photos of the event at our Facebook Album.

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About Keann C.

More than anything else, Keann Chong believes in living life. He was fascinated one day when he climbed up on a roof and realised that he could spend the longest time up here in plain view, looking down, because it was perfectly natural that nobody would look up, out of their daily schedule and commute. Some time after, he discovered parkour when invited to a beginner’s workshop conducted by the local community in Bishan. More than a movement and a way to keep fit - it is also his personal way of saying “I am not afraid of life” and “I choose to live in possibility”. This streetdance and parkour student is very interested in learning how to combine both his passions to put form to his feeling - he believes that the way you move is very much an expression and reflection of who you are.

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