So I was just talking below about the PR problem of Gymnastics, when I stumble across this vid on youtube:
this clip above is just a tribute I’m aware of that, but its much better than the original imo.
…and I guess this is a classic example of martial arts being able to crossover into ‘cool’, and ‘nastics is left struggling behind. Both are majorly impressive without a doubt. But one is free to go any direction it choses and the other is held back within its strict discipline and serious image problem.
tbh, when XMA is this impressive (well edited video too)… I lose interest in anything gymnastical. Its like a choice of sitting with the cool kids in class that attract the hot girls, or hanging with the geeks that will probably go on to be millionaires… both has their benefits.
forget the gym class heros or XMA crews for a moment, I can’t help thinking that acrobatic exposure of this nature on prime time tv, will no doubt benefit both camps… tho it might take a while to surface.
I’m wondering how many people saw that on tv and thought ‘I wanna learn that!’. If you have an opinion, I’d like to hear it.