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Parkour Girls?
« on: February 18, 2006, 07:55:24 AM »
Ok seriously, Are there any female Traceurs?  I've looked around and i cant find one video or even a picture of one.  Can someone tell me why there arent any girls?

yes im new, so bare with my questions that have prolly already been asked
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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 08:17:44 AM »
Hello! and welcome to the World of Parkour...more specifically, AmericanParkour.com.

To answer your question, there are plenty of girls in the Parkour world- however there IS a small shortage of notice of these brave individuals.  In our VA/MD/DC community, there are several female traceurs amongst us.  Furthermore, have a look at "The Tribe:"

http://www.americanparkour.com/images/news/tribe/Tribe.jpg


Here are some videos that I can think of right off that show some female talent:

Here is Emily Casan, a member of Seishin Parkour:
http://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3222I44991H2821TLJPOWAQODU


Here is MegHorn, affiliated with UrbanFreeFlow:
http://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2CN9HD87JEGD21KDYGLJUEGLLX





And finally, "Flame's" Music PK video:
ftp://tricks:tricks@67.18.198.27/3run/Maksim%20-Music%20vid%20Flame.wmv





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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 08:47:26 AM »
Yup, we have 2 girls on the tribe, very amazing athletes and dancers and theyre from NY, but in the US it is very limited so far. Perhaps you can help us in a way to attract the female attention?

Thanks Jump for posting those vids for her, and hopefully you (parkourchick) are motivated enough to get some friends into it!

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 09:07:52 AM »
Welcome to Americanparkour!
Admittedly the number of guys is a lot higher, but don't let that intimidate you, we're all big softies :p Perhaps you can shepard in a new generation of traceurs!
But as JumpOffMyRoof and Skipper said, there are indeed a couple of female traceurs around! Hopefully you'll find some likeminded people in your area to train with!

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 09:49:48 PM »
there is 1(now 3)female traceurs in NY i know of. Although i have never seen one at a jam i'm sure they could hold their own against us guys. ;)

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 01:42:52 PM »
i saw on some statistic page about APK the girl to guy ratio is 1:17. haha and thats just on APK

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006, 06:30:30 PM »
Hey!
 My name is Brittany and I'm a FEMALE>>>> OH NO!! I went to a jam... my first, on Monday it was held in Washington DC and was a part of the Tempest Freerunning "Ocean to Ocean" 2006 Road Trip!! It was Awesome!!
  I highly encourage all women to run... literally... and try Parkour!! It is amazing and we women are just as good as any guy... no offense!! Hopefully this will inspire any girl that reads this to do one of two things...
     1. Go out and do PK right now!!
     2. Go and tell your friends and get them into it!!!
       
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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006, 06:52:46 PM »
Ah, Brittany. You are an inspiration to us all.  See ya at the gym!
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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 05:31:18 PM »
Rhayne here, and I'm a FEMALE as well. It seems the US PK community is slowly drawing females to "Our Way of Life" hehe. Just not quite as fast as it has happened in the Europe scene. I'm doing what I can to get the "PK Word" (so much that one of my mates said I was almost like a Parkour Missionary...lol) out there to females as well as males.

Stick with it, train hard, and GET THE WORD OUT!

Maybe we can create the Ladies of Parkour Team in the US scene  ;D
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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 06:04:04 PM »
Hey guys, I'm gonna move this to the "Parkour" section :]

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006, 09:07:40 AM »
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Although i have never seen one at a jam i'm sure they could hold their own against us guys.

Well, actually they don't have to, since it's not a competition :)

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i saw on some statistic page about APK the girl to guy ratio is 1:17. haha and thats just on APK
You did? I'd love to see a statistics page for APK!!  ;D

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2006, 11:10:09 AM »
Found it

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Re: Parkour Girls?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2006, 09:00:07 AM »
lol, ok anyone stumbling upon this thread. Go post in this one :
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=758.0 [GIRLS ONLY FOOL]

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