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Sport ‘Au Naturel’: What We’ve Lost

‘Gymnastics’ means ‘The Naked Art’. Although most boys train shirtless in the gym, it was not what we know as gymnastics today, but track and field athletics and wrestling, performed by naked boys – boys all enjoying their ‘freedom’. Cut … Continue reading

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On Wild Swimming – and On Being Happy in Your ‘Skin’

My previous post on ‘Hard Body’, and earlier mentions of training naked (for example, NKD Training), has generated some interesting comments both on the posts and by e-mail. It was one of the latter, from elsewhere in Tennessee, that drew … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly

The unprecedented cold we have been experiencing here in TN almost – but not quite – put a stop to our ‘wild’ swimming sessions in the Clinch River. The -10C/14F we experienced at the weekend didn’t actually make the river … Continue reading

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Do It with a Friend (or Two!)

I’ve shared many times here my view that, whatever you like to do, sharing the experience with a like-minder partner makes it infinitely more enjoyable. Just as with the street-workout boys here… something which doesn’t necessary have to involve the … Continue reading

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Keeping Us Busy

Just like these guys, we enjoy ‘fun’ acrobatics as well as the serious stuff we need for our occasional performances. And, having Ethan and Jack back with us after over two years, we have a lot of catching up to … Continue reading

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Taking Up Where I Left Off

WordPress was throwing a wobbly last night but seems OK now, so I’ll continue the picture theme: The Great Outdoors Looking forward to the summer! Wrestling on the sea shore seems fun, but weights on the beach in the sand… surely … Continue reading

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“Five Boys”…

School’s out, Easter’s coming, and the Brits are here! The son of my oldest friend Colin, and my son’s great British mate, Ollie, flown over in the care of the parents of one of Ollie’s best sporting pals in the UK, … Continue reading

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Rodrigo’s Choice!

That pic is Rodrigo’s first choice for this post from my ‘reserve collection’ of postable pictures! Just to remind you, Rodrigo is the new young gay drummer in the circus orchestra who decided to ‘come out’ to us, hoping I … Continue reading

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Apres Nous Le Deluge

It’s raining. In principle, we enjoy being outside in the rain. Swimming is good, since the rain makes no difference. Also, running, shirtless (of course) or doing something else physical.  Warm, gentle rain, against the skin… wow! However, we have in … Continue reading

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‘Best Vacation Ever…’

After more than two weeks of continuous heat in Wales (almost unprecedented), yesterday it rained. Still warm, and kids still going in the river followed by wrestling around on the grass in the rain… after all, getting wet is what … Continue reading

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