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Parkour in America - 2005
« on: December 26, 2005, 10:50:26 PM »
I compiled this review of the last 6 months in American Parkour history, as a resource for all to benefit from.

Special thanks to: Demon, Faelcind, Ace, Exo, and Gear.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who has participated in Parkour in this last year, and those who have been active members of the community, and especially those who have taken the time and put in the effort to spread the truth about Parkour.



June 4, 2005
Denver Jam

On June 4th, CO had its biggest jam ever. Around 25 people from all over the state came to downtown Denver. Also in attendence was Eagleridge Media to do video work and a student from the Art Institute of Colorado to do photography work.

Picture: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/mrfordguy/group.jpg


July 2005
News: Boulder Weekly Article
Boulder, CO
COPK (Demon, Rithi, Spawn of Loki)
Link: http://www.boulderweekly.com/archive/070705/newsspin.html


July 12-13, 2005
PKCali meet David Belle and Jocelyn Demoniere

This past July, myself, along with a few of my Cali bretheren (Cliff, Charles, Russel, Jeremy, and Zack) had the pleasure to meet David Belle and Jocelyn Demoniere. We spent a few hours of training with David in which he should us some brief training methods on some of the beach equipment and later had some dinner. We were able to discuss Parkour history and philosophy deeper than any of us has had the oppurtunity to discuss before. David and Joss are both great guys and it was a honor to spend time with them.  - trACEur

Video:  http://www.pkcali.com/download.php?view.2
Link: http://www.pkcali.com


July 30, 2005
TO Jam

On July 30th, PKTO hosted a massive mastadon of jam in their home turf of Toronto. There were over 100 traceurs in attendance, including those from Montreal, the USA, and of course, Toronto. Those of us who were fortunate enough to attend were soon show that quality was not replaced by quantity, but complemented by it. After the gruelling day of training and exploring, the traceurs unwound with a crazy night of partying, martial arts, joke mongering, watermelon destroying, and a bit of sleep.

Traceurs from the USA: M2, Exo, Hangman, Cak010, Pistolwhip, Nem, and others.

Pictures: http://www.pkto.ca/july30a.html
PKTO: http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_imagelinks&task=view&catid=53&id=19


August 9, 2005
News: Denver Post Article
Colorado
COPK (Demon, Dela, kannagisai, Rithi)
Link: http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=2924648


September 18, 2005
News: 9 News TV News Report
Played in Denver, CO, Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Greensboro, NC, Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL, New Orleans, LA, and more.
COPK (Demon, kannagisai, Brandon, Shea, Rithi)
Link: http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=cc2e9e70-0abe-421a-0173-a9d63e25affc&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf


September 2005
News: University of Colorado at Boulder Campus Press
Boulder, CO
COPK (Demon, Rithi, Essie)


October 2005
News: KUOW
Seattle Washington
Undaunted, Theonlymegumegu, Faelcind, and others.
Link: http://www.kuow.org/DefaultProgram.asp?ID=9707


November 8, 2005
News: Associated Press News Article
Tampa Bay Times
COPK (Demon, Rithi, Nick, Eli)
Link: http://asap.ap.org/stories/146191.s and http://www.tbt.com/news/article13076.ece


Novermber 12, 2005
Wicked DC Jam
On this chilly November weekend, the infamous Band of Merry Men (of VA-parkour) put together a powerhouse of a jam in Washington DC and Maryland. The Parkour session, which spanned from early morning to afternoon began in Bethesda, and ended up in Silver Springs, the Merry Men's state-of-the-art training facility. After a brief rest, the majority of the traceurs moved on to the Extreme Cheer and Acro gym in Maryland, where they tricked, tumbled and traced late into the night.

Traceurs from DC, MD, VA, and NJ attended.

Pictures: http://www.americanparkour.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=278
VA-Parkour: http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_imagelinks&task=view&catid=52&id=1


November 2005
News: Kojo Nambi Show on WAMU
Gear, Akh
Link: http://www.wamu.org/programs/kn/05/11/10.php


November 2005
AmericanParkour.com goes Live!

Mark Toorock (aka M2), founded this site with a vision to unite the American Parkour scene into one large, robust, unified network. 2 months, and 800 members later, APK is growing, with no sign of slowing anytime soon. Here's looking forward to a great year of learning. teaching, and community.


Decemember 05
News: Seattle PI
Seattle, Washington
Unduanted, Theonlymegumegu, BMan, Faelcind, and others.
Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/252602_parkour19.html


December 4, 2005
NYParkour Workshops

Exo and Hangman Launch the nations first set of Parkour workshops. Continuing through the winter in New York City, the workshops are dedicated to strenghening and furthering the evolution of New York/New Jersey's Parkour communities.

Pictures: http://www.americanparkour.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=756
NYParkour: http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_imagelinks&task=view&catid=52&id=17
Winter Wonderland Workshops: http://www.nyparkour.com/workshop.html



I hope this resource has been as helpful to you as it is, and will be in the future, for me.

From everyone at American Parkour, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!
« Last Edit: December 26, 2005, 11:32:26 PM by Exo »

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 10:57:48 PM »
wow, good job. applause for that one ;) . that might have to be moved to the pics and vids section, though i can see reasons for it being in both places.

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 11:34:12 PM »
good job Asa

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 11:56:19 PM »
indeed. :)
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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 08:09:14 AM »
Your getting karma for that...  that looks like so much work, and its actually good. bravo

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 11:43:17 AM »
Awesome job Pistolwhip. I think Skipper is going to get together the actual print copies of the Post articles. I'm assuming this will reammerge in article form? If so, let me know if you need any further assistance! +1 karma for you :D

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 12:40:16 PM »
Yes, I have made a few additions since the original post (Denver Jam, Cali Meets DB + JD, and NYPK Workshops.

I remember seeing a whole drawer full of newspapers in Skipper's house, was that the Washingon Post article?

I want to submit it as an article, but I can't find the "submit an article" button that was on the menu a few weeks back.

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 01:00:43 PM »
That's because Joomla's #1 mission is to destroy the world, one annoyed internet user at a time ;)

I'll see what the problem may be, if worse comes to worst, I can post it for you and just set the author as none other than yourself :D

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 01:24:55 PM »
ya the drawer full of papers were all copies of the newer washington post article. next time i see you or M2 i will be sure it makes its way up to new jersy  :)

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 01:29:02 PM »
Wow if only I had rides and some more friends I could have made it to some of the spectacular events but NOOOO, :P, maybe 2006 will be better. Hope for it. BTW: nice to see you keep a good record Pistol. Good Post. They should have a big calender of every year on the front page or something. HMMM?
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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 02:52:12 PM »
Now up as an article. If anyone has an event they feel should be included, please email Asa asa@americanparkour.com

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 04:26:06 PM »
My pleasure. This way if someone ever asks, when was DB last training with Americans, or what day the TO jam was, there will be a resource to turn to.

Can any southeasters give me info on that big overflux jam?

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nice
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2005, 09:36:15 PM »
wow, nice man, and copk was "all up ons" this year!

representin!

you definately earned some karma buddy

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2005, 01:09:27 PM »
YOUR THE MAN NOW DOG!  You forgot the great flood jam in NYC in April (PKUSA 2). That was very historic this year too.

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Re: Parkour in America - 2005
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2005, 01:29:24 PM »
Ando, the title is somewhat misleading. It's really more of the last 8 months of 2005, but if you want to write me quick 3-5 sentence blurb, say what states traceurs came from, and maybe a link to a photo gallery, you can edit it in, chronologically.

And no Ando, you're the man. I, on the other hand, am su-per figh-ting ro-bot (daladada daladada daladada daladada babababababababababababa baaaa baaaaa baaaaaa baaaaa).