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Offline BlindMonkey

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Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« on: June 03, 2008, 09:34:49 AM »
Hes anybody else noticed how much more parkour is coming into mainstream America?

TV, Shoes, Music videos

I can bet that in a few years parkour is going to start being taught to cops and to soldiers.

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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 09:52:24 AM »
I can bet that in a few years parkour is going to start being taught to cops and to soldiers.

Cops/soldiers/FBI agents are already being trained. Heck, it was greatly influenced by Obstacle Courses of the French Marines...

Maybe Mark can comment about his experience with teaching LEOs [Law Enforcement Officers].
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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 10:07:09 AM »
Of course.  That's the case with pretty much any "new" thing.  People hear about it, more people hear about it, interested parties begin to figure out how to make money from it, etc etc.  It is far from unique to parkour.

If you go to urbanfreeflow.com you can read about how the UF team ( ::) )has been training with the Royal Marines.
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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 01:05:46 PM »
wudnt it be prety hard to do PK with like a heavy pack and armor and evrything on? parkour wud hav gud uses 4 soldiers but with a gun and evrything it mite be hard.

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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 06:37:29 PM »
it mite be hard.

That's never stopped anyone before (or at least it shouldn't.)  :P
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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 07:57:11 PM »
wudnt it be prety hard to do PK with like a heavy pack and armor and evrything on? parkour wud hav gud uses 4 soldiers but with a gun and evrything it mite be hard.

You may want to write with normal/correct spelling and grammar here on APK. People will take your posts more seriously.
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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 11:12:08 AM »
wudnt it be prety hard to do PK with like a heavy pack and armor and evrything on? parkour wud hav gud uses 4 soldiers but with a gun and evrything it mite be hard.

You may want to write with normal/correct spelling and grammar here on APK. People will take your posts more seriously.

Why can't you just say "I in particular don't like your incorrect usage of grammar, please appease me"

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Re: Parkour becoming more and more mainstream
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 11:31:30 AM »
Renegade did you really just call someone out for trying to keep the forums tidy though use of real words and grammar? -1.
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