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Title: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 09, 2005, 01:39:04 PM
This thread will serve to introduce new members as they sign up, but more importantly we'll soon have some Community features built right into the main website, perhaps even with new member lists and ways to view other member's profiles.

Until then, please just say Hi in here, and realize that you may be asked to send more information once we get the community component up and running!!

Let us know what state and area you're from, if you hang with anyone else on the forums, how long you've been practicing, anything really, but start with those basics :)
M2
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 09, 2005, 03:10:52 PM
Hello brothers!

Tis I, Billy aka Skipper

location: Washington DC
i train with gear, leon, akh horus, m2, blah blah blah

i like short walks on the beach followed by fast runs through the cityscape.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Asa Liebmann on November 09, 2005, 03:13:49 PM
Howdy!

I'm Asa and I live in Central New Jersey.

I enjoy running, writing and cooking.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Paul Leon Mederos on November 09, 2005, 03:22:41 PM
MY BRETHEREN!!!!!!!

It is I, LeoNn, Warchief of the commanding armies for the Horde.

Ripping people's heads off, the smell of fresh blood, a razor sharp blade tipped with poison.... ahhhh the smell of victory!!


... Ok fine... I live in VA (not orgrimmar), love computer stuff (ask if you need help), and uhmm... teh secks! w00t.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: akh horus on November 09, 2005, 03:37:00 PM
What's going on in this internet forum?
It's me, Brian, aka Akh Horus [ôk hôr-üs].

I reside in Rockville, MD over the summer. But until I finish my senior year, I'm here at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
My special power is : Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
http://www.a-chasm.com/cmd (http://www.a-chasm.com/cmd), computers, and Leon Mederos are a few of the things I love.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Ryan Ford on November 09, 2005, 04:30:20 PM
Hey its me...Demon!

I am from Colorado and I like to jump off of stuff!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: SkyNative on November 09, 2005, 05:53:08 PM
Hey, I'm Levi, AKA SkyNative
I hail from Traverse City, Michigan.

Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: albinoboy on November 09, 2005, 06:27:46 PM
Hello, I am Kristof AKA Albinoboy.

Washington DC is my Home.

Skeeting on Leons Mom is speacialty.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: klaymen on November 09, 2005, 06:37:21 PM
Hola.

instead of being redundant and saying my name (as it is right there to the left), i am just going to write out this lengthy explination telling you why exactly i wont say my name is klaymen.......crap

anyways, i'm from the RVA (richmond, virginia)



heh, m2 is the admin and a newbie.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Wolf on November 09, 2005, 07:37:12 PM
LoL So many of these names seem so familiar... wonder why that is... Hahahaha.

Anyway for those of you who dont' know me I'm Matt aka Wolf. From Faifax Va! Hope to see you guys around. Though I'll probably will see quite a few of you soon...

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Tyson Cecka on November 09, 2005, 07:43:19 PM
Hello! I'm Tyson and I'm currently at UW in Seattle Washington (such great stuff up here, just so damn cold and rainy!).
Hang out with the fellows from the Seattle scene http://washingtonparkour.com/forums
and still keep in touch with my homies from Portland http://velosophy.us
yay link spammage.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Kipup on November 09, 2005, 09:26:45 PM
Kipup - Mike - Rockville - MD





And you thought this post was going to be boring...
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: klaymen on November 09, 2005, 09:42:15 PM
Kipup - Mike - Rockville - MD





And you thought this post was going to be boring...

why didn't you use kipup?   :P
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 09, 2005, 10:02:55 PM
i had that same problem, i put my name in the name box, and skipper in the other box... it used my real name till i changed it.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Jumei on November 09, 2005, 11:05:00 PM
Hey its Steven or Jumei... whatever you wish

I live in VA, ill be moving next summer to the west coast :(




PS...Leon is no good at WoW... Bahahahahah :D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Rafe on November 10, 2005, 12:34:00 AM
Name: Rafe Kelley
Location: Washington State
Age: 23
Began parkour: march 2005
Homesite: www.washingtonparkour.com(in development forum is up)
Other interests: Gymnastics, Martial arts, tricking
Folks on the board I train with: Undaunted, and in the future we should see, a theonlymegumegu and a BJman or something similar on this board, who else well see.


Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: merkuri on November 10, 2005, 04:20:40 AM
Excellent work M2, now that there's a good ol' sturdy american-made site, I guess all thats left for us is to spread the word and practice some more! Name's Merkuri, reside in NY, HighRoller Crew.   Can't wait to see this site at full speed, it's gonna be sweet.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 10, 2005, 04:50:17 AM
Thanks Merk!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Cliff Boz on November 10, 2005, 06:11:38 AM
Hey guys n gals (are there any ladies in here? *shrug*)! I go as ohfomehxr everywhere, but in rl I'm Cliff.

I am part of the Charlotte, NC crew and we're going strong and steady.

This site is a great idea, too. Sure there is a USA section on UFF, but it's pretty slow there and feels more like branch off of the UK tree, or some such analogy. I am excited about solidifying the US community here. Looking forward to participating in our very own home-grown group here!

Hey, too many of you guys are in the upper VA/DC area. I visit my parents in Roanoke, VA which is still like 3+ hrs from you all. Pants! X(

Woa flying shuriken!
<::::::==o     <::::::==o         <::::::==o  <::::::==o     <::::::==o    <::::::==o        <::::::==o  <::::::==o     <::::::==o 
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Gareth EE Field on November 10, 2005, 07:34:47 AM
Hiya pkusa!

Twitchkidd (Gareth Field) from Huntington, Long Island, New York here. I like gate vaults, and am in fact a cat. Hence my catlike reflexes. Like when you startle a cat and it spazzes out; THOSE catlike reflexes. Hence Twitch.

Awesome job, m2.

WHERE IS NYPK?
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: ender on November 10, 2005, 07:55:53 AM
my names mike :D i live in southeastern PA, pretty close to Sov by my understanding.

i've been practicing pk for around a year now, and am finally getting serious about it



60 hunter on shadow moon with full dragon stalker... WHAT!!! :D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on November 10, 2005, 08:24:20 AM
Name: matthewleewillis
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Age: 21
Began parkour: Jan 2005
Homesite: www.texasparkour.com
Other interests: Gymnastics, Video Games
I am a theatre major and Love the sport of parkour.  I am happy to be here.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Asa Liebmann on November 10, 2005, 08:47:14 AM
i had that same problem, i put my name in the name box, and skipper in the other box... it used my real name till i changed it.

Hehe... I had that same problem. I don't think I dealt with it too well though. I deleted my first account. :-[

WHERE IS NYPK?

Representin'
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please anounce here!
Post by: Nem on November 10, 2005, 10:30:22 AM
Some of you guys know me, I've been around UF for a while but kinda died there once the Purist/Freestyle issue became overwhelming.

Representing the Thumb of Mi.

Keep up the Flow
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: burn2k4 on November 10, 2005, 01:56:05 PM
names tyler, I'm 20, currently in Peoria, IL (actually in a social policy class at the moment).
will be moving to DC for four months starting in jan and looking forward to being in an area with other people who like to jump on, over and off stuff. pretty much here i just get strange looks, i think they're jealous.

thats aboot it, as the Canadians say
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: michiganparkour on November 10, 2005, 01:58:32 PM
hi  my names cody from michigan in port huron
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: gmpianoman on November 10, 2005, 02:01:28 PM
LOL! @ CALIFORNIA TRACEURS!  (me)

so cal near hb.  gmpianoman.  nuff' said
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ando on November 10, 2005, 03:25:56 PM
Hey I'm Ando.  I like to jump into public fountains in Chicago. Been PKing forever, when will it ever end? never.

gmpianoman, you rock the piano?
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jump Thud Roll on November 10, 2005, 03:59:23 PM
Whatup whatup, it's like an American version of UF, only not...
Name: Dante
Real name: Tim
Location: Tucson, AZ

Liking this forum layout, M2.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Riz on November 10, 2005, 04:16:54 PM
Im Riz n yes that is my real name wel kind of my real name is Rizwan but wtvr
ive been pkin for like a month with like 2 weeks of really doing it im not good at all
Location: Tinley Park, IL like 30 mins from chicago by train
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: RhayneD on November 10, 2005, 04:53:40 PM
Rhayne aka "RhayneD"

Living it up in Philadelphia, PA

Erm, I like to run around and do things that make people scream, "Hey look! It's Catwoman!"

Anything else? Find me and ask me!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Cloud on November 10, 2005, 05:39:43 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Cloud, ando's brother, and I'm from the Chicago scene.  This site looks great! very simple and finally we have a dedicated american website!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 10, 2005, 05:55:48 PM
Don't you mean "Ando's little brother"??!!

At the Toronto jam poor Cloud was slightly overshadowed (punavoidable) by his brother Ando, but still represented PK like nobody's business!!

nice to see you on here man!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Cloud on November 10, 2005, 06:34:45 PM
Don't you mean "Ando's little brother"??!!

At the Toronto jam poor Cloud was slightly overshadowed (punavoidable) by his brother Ando, but still represented PK like nobody's business!!

nice to see you on here man!


hahahah yea your right "little brother"  although i have been doing it as long as him and im almost 20, so not too little!

Btw i love the mission statement about your stance on purist and freestyle parkour!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: DeadPool on November 10, 2005, 07:16:06 PM
.. hello ladies.

can i buy you a fish sandwhich?
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Altimot on November 10, 2005, 09:41:57 PM
Hey im JIMMY that weird kid to the left.   

I hail from COLORADO, where the playas play if ya know what i am sayin.

been doing pk since December 04, and it just keeps getting more and more exiting!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Prozac on November 11, 2005, 12:07:12 AM
 Hi everybody!  :D I'm Prozac from London in good old Sunny (not) England! Possibly the first overseas traceur to enter this fine establishment (possibly not, who knows).

 I'm part of team Seishin along with a few other names you may remember from the UF forum (Brad Gymnast, LukeTrombone, etc), and also one of the team behind the Worldwide project along with M2 (link below, please feel free to visit).

 M2 posted a link in the Worldwide Flow team forum, so I thought I'd drop in and check it out. Certainly looks like a nice enough place, although my head's spinning with deja-vu as I read the member names!  ;)

 See you all around,

 PROZAC

Edit by M2: I think you forgot something :P    www.worldwideflow.com (http://www.worldwideflow.com)

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Portorangepk on November 11, 2005, 04:50:34 AM
Im POP and I am from Florida........ ::) I......do....Parkour. :-\

I like the new site! :o


cya :-*
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: DeadPool on November 11, 2005, 07:38:27 AM
WOOOOO .. PoP



i missed you .. you were like my bests friend on the UF forums...

Now we may form an alience once again.

 8)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: silentrushman1357 on November 11, 2005, 08:58:23 AM
benny over here also known as jew monkey!!! hehe but rushman is good enough for me  :P
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Wolf on November 11, 2005, 09:06:38 AM
Wow, gett'n quite a few members, specially over the past couple days  :o Hahaha, lets keep it up guys!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Gempresario on November 11, 2005, 09:25:04 AM
Hey!

I'm Megan aka. gempresario!  I think I'm the first female here!  Yay!  I live in the south east part of Pa, an about an hour from Pittsburgh. and I'm started about a year ago. ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Rithi on November 11, 2005, 09:42:55 AM
Rithi from Colorado. I am currently in Boulder going for school, but Golden is my home. I've known about parkour as long as Demon, but I haven't been serious about it until 5-6 months ago.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: willgrind747 on November 11, 2005, 10:35:31 AM
Yo guys! this place looks great, good to see a lot of familiar faces in here. i think this place will kind o be a fresh start for us all, lets make it happen!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: pico on November 11, 2005, 01:02:38 PM
familiar faces and screen names abound.....

i'm here, i'm in chicago.  where the action is.  good to see we're establishing ourselves.  it's like history repeating itself, but without wasting crateloads of tea and ugly army uniforms.....
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Saint on November 11, 2005, 02:38:40 PM
Hello! Saint from Springifield, MO. Started roughly the same time as the (in)famous Nom and have been running with him ever since.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Nom on November 11, 2005, 02:49:03 PM
Yum... forgot to do this, I'm Nom from Missouri, I enjoy flying for short periods of time.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Portorangepk on November 11, 2005, 03:40:48 PM
Deadpool.....the alliance has begun MWHAHAHAHA :-*
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Quazar on November 11, 2005, 05:40:29 PM
Well hello there,

I'm Quazar.
COPK, baby, Coloradian for about 5 years, hailing originally from the shores of NY.
I roll with the Springers hear in Colorado Springs,  Springers? I definitely just made that up.
Anyway American Parkour, finally no more dealing with those bloody Brits!     ...(that was a joke)

Hold on to your tucus America, WE HAVE ARRIVED!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Flippusmn on November 11, 2005, 08:31:41 PM
Sup, I'm from Ohio and seen that M2 made a nice new site so I registered and here I am.  ;D

Oh Dan, are you from FFR.  :-\ :'( :o
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Laura on November 11, 2005, 10:26:39 PM
Hey, my name's Laura and I'm from the Portland, OR area.  I'm glad to have another US parkour site up!  Way to go M2, I miss you on UF but this certainly makes up for it.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Alex \"Ace\" Scott on November 12, 2005, 01:07:27 PM
Yooooo! sup? Ace here from Southern California! Been a member of the Parkour community for a while now, and I'm exciteted to see a new project being pulled out! Hopefully this will mean alot of great things for the progression of Parkour in the states! Lookin' forward to the results! Big ups to everyone involved!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: RhayneD on November 12, 2005, 01:44:20 PM
Hey!

I'm Megan aka. gempresario!  I think I'm the first female here!  Yay!  I live in the south east part of Pa, an about an hour from Pittsburgh. and I'm started about a year ago. ;D

Hey Megan, what am I? Chopped liver? Hehe. Anyway, it's nice to know that another female is representing PA (I'm in Philadelphia by the way!).

Go, little one. Run Freeeeeeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Gempresario on November 12, 2005, 01:55:02 PM
Sorry Rhayne, forgive me!!! :-[ lol  But yea PAers Rule!!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: RhayneD on November 12, 2005, 07:10:15 PM
Well hello there,

I'm Quazar.
COPK, baby, Coloradian for about 5 years, hailing originally from the shores of NY.
I roll with the Springers hear in Colorado Springs,  Springers? I definitely just made that up.
Anyway American Parkour, finally no more dealing with those bloody Brits!     ...(that was a joke)

Hold on to your tucus America, WE HAVE ARRIVED!

It better be a joke... hehe. (I'm a Brit living in these here United States lol)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 12, 2005, 08:17:14 PM
LOL!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Quazar on November 13, 2005, 12:10:51 AM
Uh, Yeaaaah... ::)of course it was a joke

No, but for real, I'm just playin




Uh hey Flippus, what is this FFR you speak of.  I'm tryin to rack my brain here but its not ringin any bells.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mitsuko on November 13, 2005, 11:17:21 AM
Good day to you all, t'is I mentalmatt  8)

Not from US but I am always interested in joining new forums  :)

If I'm not welcome here blame it on Skipper   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ryan Ford on November 13, 2005, 11:22:46 AM
dont worry, we blame everything on skipper. :D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 13, 2005, 11:23:35 AM
ya, i just get used to it  ;D
Hahahaha, youre definately welcome, glad you dropped on in!

it seems like your username is comming up as mentalmatt... for the first day or so my username was showing up as my real name so i went into my profile and edited it so my real name and username was just Skipper.. that did the trick. but we will eventually get it all figured out  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mitsuko on November 13, 2005, 11:25:13 AM
Yeah I worked it out now and changed it  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: screamforme on November 13, 2005, 07:29:35 PM
hello! my name's Tabitha aka Kat.
I'm from Cookeville, TN... <3
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Wolf on November 13, 2005, 10:17:18 PM
Wow someone from TN, welcome. :o Lol. Do you kong over hay stacks? Hahaha j/k

6 more and we'll reach 150!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mitsuko on November 14, 2005, 09:28:41 AM
2 more now ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Bachelarius on November 14, 2005, 09:30:31 AM
Hey all, name's Nikolay. I'm not from the US strictly speaking... but thought I'd come along and see what you lot are up to.

Good luck with everything, and hope to see good things to come from here. Oh and yes I do believe that newcomers should be given all the options, but those don't only include parkour and freestyle.. don't forget of 3run, street stunts etc etc.

anyway. Hi :)  ::)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: W0LF on November 14, 2005, 01:19:11 PM
*Sigh* hey guys, This is actual Wolf I went to sign up on the site so I'd be good there and on the forums but Wolf was already taken so I had to mutilate it into W0LF. But it's still me, and now I'm depressed.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Flippusmn on November 14, 2005, 01:46:33 PM
Quite funny, I'd say it's better none the less.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Sam Slater on November 14, 2005, 04:11:58 PM
Handle: Disciple
Location: Glen Burnie, MD / Westminster, MD / Salisbury, MD
Affiliations: Train with Akh Horus of the MD/VA Band of Merry Men
Alias': UF - Baram Shin (status:inactive) / VA-Parkour - The Disciple

For those of you that know me, you know that this post is more than likely both a first ...

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Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 14, 2005, 05:33:46 PM
AHHHH its the mighty baram shin!!!

ya, take it easy man, glad you came by before you left for good!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ando on November 14, 2005, 05:37:01 PM
W0LF, what the heck you had Kiba as your avatar from wolf's rain and now you are using the bleach guy, go back to kiba, much better series in my opinion.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: PhotosRus on November 14, 2005, 08:41:59 PM
Yeah so I'm Jaclyn I don't actually PK so you all must wonder what I'm doing here well I am a photographer. I live in washington and I have had the pic of the week 3 times on the urbanfreeflow site. And M2 was even nice enough to give me a featured photographer spot on the US section of UF. I'm the little sister of Bmann and nevercornered and they are what got me into parkour. I love the art and I am always looking for new people to photograph. I am planning on traveling a little bit this year once to Cali and hopefully to Florida but we will see!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 14, 2005, 09:08:17 PM
Ahh Jaclyn Mann! i loved those family photos back when you were featured! a bit different from traditional family photos, but of course much better!

so, where are the the other Mann's? i figured they would be here by now.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Scott Fakelastname on November 14, 2005, 11:58:35 PM
sup yall?

im scott, and i live in atlantis

well, new orleans, same thing now                     i guess i got lucky tho cuz my neighborhood got no water so i feel pretty damn blessed       anyway cya later
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 15, 2005, 08:23:36 AM
Ah wow that it lucky! Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: W0LF on November 15, 2005, 10:09:04 AM
God did bless ya there man. Crucially lucky! Haha.

Ando, Wolfs Rain is an awesome show but I thought it was kinda depressing at the end. ;_;
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Skipper on November 15, 2005, 10:13:00 AM
ok, i know im doing it too... but im going to stop now. this is a welcome thread for people to announce who they are and where they are from. im not sure we need 40 people replying to start convos in the welcome thread.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Cona-meister on November 16, 2005, 11:00:59 AM
My name's Conan, I'm from Australia but now I'm living in new zealand.  Hopefully I'll get to participate in some great discussions with you guys.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: StepOne on November 16, 2005, 03:48:09 PM
I am StepOne

I live in Spanaway,WA

Be doing parkour for about 2 months

And I LOVE PARKOUR

 ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: scoby on November 16, 2005, 06:16:40 PM
I am scoby, it's nice to be here :)
I am not american but some of the names here are strangely familiar.
At the mo' I run http://parkour-ireland.com (http://parkour-ireland.com)


Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 18, 2005, 06:29:21 AM
Old friends always bring comfort :)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Dannyboy on November 18, 2005, 11:03:18 AM
Hola folks!

My name is Daniel, and I am new to the forum and Parkour. So whats up my hommies, how you doin? :P
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Steez on November 19, 2005, 04:47:46 PM
AHHH FINALLY!!

our own 'pad'

M2 is now synonomous with awesomesauce in my mind, thanks for the new community!

name: see left
location: salt lake city, utah
traceur since: july, not because of jb, cousin enlightened me
jams with: slcpk ( www.slcpk.org )

and remember guys... "Without philosophy, action has no meaning." - Seb

let's keep this place accepting and cordial. as M2 indicated, if you want to disagree, support your position with solid evidence/logic/arguments/statistics. 

APK=FTW

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: HardtopSS on November 27, 2005, 07:11:08 AM
Hi, new guy from Georgia here. Just got into parkour. My name is Chance and I'm 17, that's about it.  ;D Also, why does it show my whole name in stead of the screen name I chose? My screen name is supposed to be HardtopSS. ???
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Corndogg on November 28, 2005, 07:16:02 PM
wassup all

im 28 :( live/work/play in san francisco.  been doing parkour only for 4-5 months now, but i did "aggressive inline" :-[ for a looong time so im ramping up quickly.  desperately trying to organize and grow the san francisco bay area PK community, and its been going pretty well so far.  if youre in the area already, or youre coming down for a visit, you MUST look us up!  not a team, just a community, but very focused and informational.  jams are scheduled pretty often so lets rock!

>> http://www.sfparkour.com (http://www.sfparkour.com) <<
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Post by: echoson on December 15, 2005, 05:24:38 PM
hey all, new member from TX. Havent started parkour yet but going to Monday. Love the forum. Also just like to say I am impressed with the general attitude of the people involved. its great to see so many people trying to help each other get better instead of stupidly trying to one up their friends. COOL
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Post by: CyanideSoda on December 15, 2005, 06:10:31 PM
Hi I'm lawrence, Also known as Cyanide. I live in Kentucky and have been doing parkour for 2 weeks. Sorry for my newbie-ism, But i was wondering if there was  a place where i could post where i live, and the places i jam. Looking for someone to jam with.  ;D

PS: i'm 14.
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Post by: plasmademon on December 16, 2005, 11:18:42 PM
Hey, im new to parkour and free-running. Ive been doing it for about 3 hours exactly.  Ive just heard about this site from my friend, Cyanide Soda, and ive been trying some moves over at his house. Reverse Vaults, One-hand Vaults, Side Vaults, Monkey Vault, and such. This is really exciting and im looking forward to meeting some people and learning more about this. Tomorrow im going to a college to do some parkour around there. It should be fun, See ya guys later. Oh yah, and im 14, just like Lawrence... Thanks.
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Post by: Josh Klute on December 17, 2005, 08:53:02 PM
My name is Josh, I live in Colorado Springs, and parkour is awesome :)
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Post by: Jon Bellomy on December 17, 2005, 10:08:38 PM
Hi, I'm Jon, and fairly new to this site. Members from Urban Freeflow will recognize me. Nice site M2.
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Post by: Flippusmn on December 18, 2005, 08:34:28 AM
Hi KU_ lol.

Better yet hi KilledU247.
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Post by: Jon Bellomy on December 18, 2005, 02:06:47 PM
Hi KU_ lol.

Better yet hi KilledU247.

Haha, yup. ;D
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Post by: Gibbon on December 22, 2005, 01:03:59 AM
I fell to Earth 19 years ago in a Kyrptonian rocket and have live mild-mannerly (?) in Ventura, CA ever since.
If anyone is near here, write back! Ventura is the Parkour-sterile city of the world, and we need company!
(P.S.: I was also raised by the apes Kala and Kerchek in central Africa.)

-Lord Clark Greystoke (aka the Gibbon)
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Post by: Phantomrage on December 22, 2005, 04:06:13 PM
The names Michael. I somrehow found my way here from UF's website. And im sure a few of you recognize my goofy name. lol. I look forward to contributing the the first US dedicated site that isnt a part of UF. I like the independence. ;)
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Post by: Vic on December 24, 2005, 08:50:15 AM
Right..Sorry I didn't see this before. ^^;

Like I said before...I'm a pretty able gymnast. I took it for a long time when I was around 8 and quit but never stopped doing flips in my back yard. I'm 16 now and I can do so much more than I used to. And I now coach back where I took gymnastics. w00! Back flips are so much fun.

Yes, I just copied that.

Anyways, Hi!
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Post by: Gearsighted on December 24, 2005, 01:19:11 PM
Welcome to all x 1000, and happy holidays! Glad to have everybody here :D
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Post by: Danseur on December 24, 2005, 01:41:47 PM
HEllo everyone! It's me!
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Post by: Binzes on December 26, 2005, 11:50:09 AM
Whats up guys?

Newbie from Albuquerque, New Mexico here.  Just started getting into PK, my main problem is my flexibility, But I am working on that.

So yeah, anyone else in the land of enchantment with me?
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Post by: Skipper on December 26, 2005, 12:16:58 PM
there might be a few, check the new mexico message board for some locals!

welcome everyone!
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Post by: Greñu on January 01, 2006, 04:49:45 PM
Oi! Como estamos eh?

Hello everyone, the names Elvis.  I got a link to this site off of urbanfreeflow.net and wasn't surpised to see my buddy Sush post in the New Jersey locals.  We're a band of traceurs out of Clifton, New Jersey practicing dully cos' of the current winter. That's soon gonna change though seeing as I've made PKing and Freerunning a thing I wanna start doing more often this coming new year.

Look forward to meeting some new people and
hopefully even practicing with some of them.

Cheers,
~Greñu
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Post by: ~Bry~ on January 02, 2006, 10:10:14 AM
didnt see this thread before, sorry.

Hi, i'm Bry. 17 years old i started practising parkour about 1 month ago, and ive been lurking on this site for a while, just thought id introduce myself. I live in southern maryland, but i run in northern Va/D.C. most of the time. I will be moving to northern va next summer. i practice daily. i enjoy parkour, and even in the small amount of time ive been doing it, i've started seeing everything in my world differently. heres all my random junk:
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/marshmallow_face
AIM: psyrotic
email: inthistogether@gmail.com
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Post by: tonyfreak215 on January 04, 2006, 06:35:15 PM
Hi my name is tony. I just started parkour, but have been jumping over/around things at school when i get bored. I'm really glad i heard about this site. Most of the other sites that I've seen were either in a different language or based in a different country.

ps. I was looking around at the site and all the tutorial links don't work. Is there another site to visit?
http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11&Itemid=39 (http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11&Itemid=39)
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Post by: PKRainbowChaser on January 09, 2006, 07:13:46 PM
hey everyone im eric from dc/maryland area. im about a mile away from shady grove metro so i can get to dc pretty easily if its near a station. ive just started and am looking for some people to train with and learn with. Ive got a couple friends who are also interested in it but just arent on the site.
i used to do gymnastics and shaolin do so im fairly aware of my body in its environment and will be a quick learner.
hope to see some peeps soon.  8)
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Post by: IwishIcould on January 10, 2006, 09:05:14 PM
Oasis, finally got on after a lot of account problems, no need to worry about it m2 it seems to be working now. Im go by the same forum name at nyparkour.com
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Post by: Anthony DeRosa on January 11, 2006, 02:28:38 PM
Hi everyone!  I came across this site via a comment at digg.com this past weekend.  It was the first time I ever heard of Parkour, and since then i think I've read almost every page on this site, as well as check out numerous videos and and a few other PK sites.  I'm very impressed with this art, and being a martial artist most of my life, I also appreciate what Parkour teaches you and it's intended purposes.  This site is excellent because it really does show it's focus on what I have learned to be the true meaning of Parkour; placing yourself in a mindset to overcome any obstacle that maybe in your path, the most efficient way possible, and ideally, allowing you to react to other obstacles in your life in the same way.

I'm on a quest for a good pair of shoes now to start practicing Parkour (I read that Merrells seem to be the Traceur favorite).  I don't have much of an urban setting to work with as I live in a much more wooded part of New Jersey, but I'll make due. :)

Eventually, this is something I would like to introduce to my dojo's karateka during our summer Karate Kamp.

I look forward to my future in Parkour, and on this site. :)
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Post by: Vagabond on January 12, 2006, 07:32:02 AM
Hello My name is Patrick aka Vagabond
Reno Nevada
I mostly do freestyle when I can but I love regular parkour.
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Post by: Sneak on January 12, 2006, 10:11:31 AM
Well, i've been posting in the Colorado fourms for some time now...



So Hi, My names Ross, you can call me sneak.


I live in Colorado Springs and I drive a black lincon town car.

haha:-D
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Post by: psycosis12 on January 12, 2006, 04:15:39 PM
hey my name is raynard i go to cardozo shs, im 16 i drive a skateboard...........its pretty beat up though.........i guiess you can call it a bucket...........lol

i have heard about parkour during the summer from altimo and i havent really followed through with it until recently when i learned it was in DC

i am 5'9'' 131 3/4 lbs i am a boxer/football player...............i have an  IQ of 124 and i plan to keep it that way or higher by not fallin' on my head.................
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Post by: goldie on January 13, 2006, 02:32:33 AM
yo

im dan but goldie will do ummm im from england i really liked ur site so i thought id sign up.
ive been doin pk for about a year still going strong ummm yea thats about it
 0( unhappy cyclops
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Post by: Splink on January 13, 2006, 04:08:00 AM
Hey im Splink or JK or on some boards a combo of them both. i mainly hang about the boards at http://forum.worldwideflow.com (http://forum.worldwideflow.com) as im a Mod called SplinkJK.

i been doing Parkour for about 12 months now and i still get the same glow inside me when i do it.

Im 18, i live in England.

Thats me!

:P
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Post by: Agraciada on January 15, 2006, 09:06:26 PM
 Huron, Ohio (Huron is 15 miles from Sandusky and about a half hour-ish from Cleveland).
 Fastpitch Softball is really the only sport that I've really ever kept up with although I love just going outside and on Lake Erie.
   
 I can't even say I'm new to parkour, because I shouldn't be considered new since I truly haven't even began to do it. I believe I have a lot more training and getting into shape, so my goal is to first build myself up to being healthy in the first place, THEN get going into this art. I've decided to change myself for the better a bit you see, so I'm already happy to say my diet is a lot healthier, I drink a lot more water (I never drink pop XP), for the most park I avoid sugar, I have conditioning Mon, Weds, and Thurs. for softball (and trust me, it's good conditioning that's actually good for Parkour as well).

Although I haven't actually experienced the pure physical aspect of Le Parkour, I'm aware of it's fundamentals and the idea behind it (Don't worry, I'm not one of those new people who are like "Flips are too Parkour!" and argue forever about it.)

    I know English which I hope most of you do too ;-; because talk like "Omg tht wuz awsum" tend to wear away my soul.
       Advice and information is always helpful, in fact I love learning about new things and I am open to mostly anything.
  This bit sounds a bit odd but... I really love anything related to beauty and grace, fluidity as well and I see Le Parkour as a window of opportunity to help further my fix for this passion of mine and (of course) to help my ass out in situations (also to have fun, duh).

     I think I've bored you long enough, because I could tell my life story, but I know how annoying that is.
 
  So cheers*~
 
   Edit:  Not that it matters, but I'm a girl in case the screenname is sort of ... eh, you could have just looked at my profile.
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Post by: Yak on January 16, 2006, 10:05:31 PM
I'm Yak, from the DC area.  I'm a Parkour.net guy.
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Post by: RyanV on January 18, 2006, 07:57:23 PM
This is Smilez aka Ryan Videtich from Ionia, MI. I've introduced myself on the Michigan thread, but i guess i could throw my name out here too. Pretty new to the art form that is Parkour, but the learning curve is pretty quick on my end so if your in the area drop me a line and we'll hit the streets.
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Post by: phragile on January 19, 2006, 07:06:51 PM
Name's Shaun.

I go by Phragile on the forums, or Phrag if you prefer. I find myself contemplating how gay  lame either one would sound in everyday life, so I usually just stick with Shaun...

I'm training in London for awhile, and will find myself in Tallahassee, Florida by next fall. On vacations, I return home to Sabattus, Maine. If you want to PK in any of these locations, give me a shout!

Looking forward to some American jams, although I'll have to wait quite awhile before I can get to any...

EDIT: I thought someone might get offended. I don't need any lawsuits...  :-[
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Post by: Unique on January 21, 2006, 04:53:34 AM
Hey
   Im drai jones AKA unique im a solo parkourist.
I live in omaha neb moving to texas after summer so I had to quit my last team called public enemy.
im 14 been doing parkour for 3 years.And i enjoy writing,parkouring,and watching my mom freakout When i do a dangrous feat.
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Post by: LeftistRevolution on January 24, 2006, 07:44:30 PM
Hey all,

I'm Bobby. I'm 17 years old, and hail from Central Jersey. I got into parkour early in 2005, I was out of shape however (still am a bit) so I got pretty disheartened and stopped doing it. However recently my love for the art has been re-awoken, and im starting to get into shape (Eating healthier, running alot more) also  ive started basic drills, very slowly however (rolls mostly) Im hoping to be in shape and ready to start training more extensivley by late february, early march hopefully.  :)
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Post by: Mitsuko on January 25, 2006, 02:11:13 PM
Just thought I'd mention, this is mentalmatt, I changed my name ;)
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Post by: The Serpent on January 27, 2006, 09:22:44 AM
Evan of Ionia,Michigan-that makes a total of 2 for Ionia
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Post by: Leap Frog on January 27, 2006, 07:13:13 PM
sup all,
I'm Mitch, live in minneapolis MN
havent been able to find too many traceurs here, hit me up if youre around
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Post by: Lorin Ball on February 01, 2006, 08:41:09 PM
B4ll_Z fromt the land of everot w. thogh I am from Co. Word to thy Fellow Parkours!
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Post by: Bravodor on February 02, 2006, 06:57:54 PM
Ok here goes.

Im 17, about 145 pounds, six foot.

I run varsity crosscountry (3 to 3.5 mile races) and track(400 meter to 1 mile) for my highschool. I started out just running when I got bored, and I can do about 23 miles straight up or about six hours at different speeds before I start burning out.

Uh...I work out my up body alot, but I dont do weights with my legs.
Bench press is about 140-150 pounds for about eight reps and I max somewhere around 170. I curl about 55 per arm.

But from what Ive read that doesnt seem that important...

I started out just messing around on my long runs around where I live. Mostly just fences, railings some brick walls . So my current activity is pretty much climbing buildings and jumping walls and hopping fences.

I live in the suburbs of Houston, big city, but theres not many obstacles like Ive seen in pictures and videos on this site an others. Lots of neighborhoods, hence suburbs.


I doubt any of my friends from track would be willing to do this with me, so Im limited on people I can try this with.

I read the turtorials and technique guides on this site and watched the videos, I also visited a bunch of other sites that outlined the basic techniques, I can pretty much do everything but the flips over railings and off the wall. And by "do" I mean I can pull it off, it doesnt look pretty but I can do it.

I run in shorts and a sleeveless shirt, I have some gloves I use for bench that I usually wear ( no fingers, just leather palms) as my hands were getting pretty cut up.

Any suggestions for someone who is just starting and has no idea what hes doing ?
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Post by: LokiLocke on February 04, 2006, 09:18:28 AM
Hey everyone, my name is Dlyan, you can clal me Locke/Loki if ya want. I am 14, about 140, 5' 6" and average body. I've been doing PK for about 6 months now, and I love it. Just wanted to say hi, so wassup?
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Post by: WhiteDragon231 on February 04, 2006, 11:55:14 AM
I'm Mike, call me what you wish (Mike or Dragon preferable, but w/e  8)). I've been practicing PK for little under a year now, chilling at UFF. I learned of your site, checked it out, lost the name, found it again, and joined!  ;D
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Post by: ALAKAZAM636 on February 06, 2006, 06:06:56 PM
Hey whats up everybody??? My name is dylan and i live in the saint charles missouri area.... i am a film maker and i am currently trying to put together a documentary on parkour and i am looking for some more people to get some more footage and some interviews... i want to let the public know about parkour and how it has effected all of our lives and how AMAZING it is.... i am traveling around the country collectiing footage and hope to be in the editing stage by the summer... if anyone is interested in jamming and helping me out on my DOC. then reply or email me at dylankresss@hotmail.com   .......... thanks and good luck!!!!!!!111 ;)
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Post by: CabPettit on February 18, 2006, 08:02:54 PM
Hey! Sorry, I didn't see this at the beginning. I'm new!!(obviously) The name's Caleb.  I live in Northern Kentucky. I'm not exactly sure what else I should say.
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Post by: ParkourChick on February 18, 2006, 08:06:14 PM
Im Lynsea. ^^ the kid above me is my friend haha  ;D, im from Independence KY, age 15 (16 on feb. 27), im a girl (WOO!) about 5'3, weight 110, and im crazy cool like that ;)
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Post by: Chewy on February 18, 2006, 08:37:40 PM
Ahh....so heres that "Welcome thread" at first I had no idea what cheetah was talking about...but now I see because the rain is gone.  Well snow more like it...but thats because I live in central wisconsin.  Id say im about yay high...(5' 5") and Im about yay big(135).  I enjoy basketball, football, snowboarding, and video games course.
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Post by: CabPettit on February 18, 2006, 09:07:48 PM
snap foo, I forgot to add my height and crap yo.     


6' 2"     and        190 lbs.   

I'm fat, nor is it bones weight. you'd have to see me to understand haha. Well yeah, I fixed the problem I guess
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Post by: ghostpk on February 19, 2006, 03:52:56 PM
Hey
i'm matt lewis
i live in ID
i've been training runing wise for years but just now parkouring
I have a few friends that our also starting.
and i'm so Recommending this site
thx

Ghost
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Post by: Godo on February 20, 2006, 07:44:18 PM
Hi I'm Godo.

25 yrs old.

A newbie in Columbus, OH.  I just started Friday 2/20/06.  Only myself and another guy are the parkour scene in Columbus right now!  So hopefully as we get experience and parkour gains momentum you can watch the Ohio scene grow!
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Post by: defythenorm on February 22, 2006, 04:01:07 PM
Hey all, I'm Crystal (or Crys if you prefer).

I hail from Virginia, and I've pretty much lived around the Washington DC area all my life. I love the Metro, so jams that are close to a Metro stop are sweet.

I'm seventeen years old, and turning 18 this September. I drive but prefer walking or [free]running - much cooler to the environment, plus it's more fun.

I heard about parkour from a friend last year, and we practiced occasionally... busy with school and stuff. I've been to a few jams in DC with the VA-parkour people last summer. I'm definitely out of practice though, I need to get out more!
Other than parkour, I really love photography and live music.
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Post by: Hippiesmurf69 on February 24, 2006, 12:24:48 AM
Hey dudes, Andy here. I hail from Rochester, Minnesota where it's cold for a long time. I need other runners bad.
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Post by: InvasionANC on February 24, 2006, 01:20:37 AM
Hello!

My name is Scott, and I own a computer.

I enjoy reading, meditating, footbag, snowboarding, and pretty much any other outdoor activity aside from football... yeah... oh, and Parkour. (Not that you guys would know anything about that. ;))

I'm 18 years old, reside in suburban Alaska, and am currently avoiding post-secondary education like the plague.
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Post by: 53v3r on February 24, 2006, 01:33:13 PM
S3V3R signing in. . .

Im 20 YOA and i currently reside in Jamestown NY (inbetween Buffalo NY and Erie PA) i traded my rollerblades for some graff books about 2 years ago and im still running around town flowin better than most, i guess b/c i dont have skates on that makes it "parkour"
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Post by: kyoshin on February 24, 2006, 09:24:49 PM
Handle: kyoshin
Location: Pasaden/Glen Burnie, MD and Arlington,VA
Affiliations: Train with MD/VA Band of Merry Men
Invention: Velcro pants
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Post by: CrazyKing on February 25, 2006, 10:21:57 PM
I'm Ben A.K.A. CrazyKing, I've been doing Parkour for about 9 years.  I run northern Cali (Lake Tahoe Area) and Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks, Carson City).  I'm looking forward to learning some new stuff and maybe meeting up with some people for some running.



F.R.4.C.  Free-Running Crew
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Post by: Stereo29 on February 26, 2006, 05:43:13 PM
I'm Eli, NW DC.  PRetty new to parkour, but loving it, haha.  I'm a sophomore at Wilson SHS if people know where that is, and live over near Mazza/Chevy Chase.
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Post by: Rocketgirl on February 27, 2006, 07:54:42 AM
Hello,

I'm Amber from NoVa...I've only just gotten into PK as a result of my boyfriend (Hoss) talking about it all the time.  He and I have been out to one jam so far, with Skipper and several others from the area.  Hopefully I will get braver faster! :)

Love the site here!
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Post by: Riz on February 27, 2006, 03:10:27 PM
Hey, im Riz « yea thats my real name. Ive kinda been lurking around here. Im from a suburb a little south of chicago im 15 almost 16. Im kinda new to parkour only been doing it for like 3 months.I decided to become active here and put my inputs in. thats pretty much it......
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Post by: Jaxcolon on March 14, 2006, 07:35:10 PM
hi everybody!....... (hi doctor nick)

hows it going people. im fairly new to parkour and freerunning, acouple months tops, but ive traveled to a jam and it was amazing! most fun ive had in years, no joke. so now im hooked, it seems like everywhere i go im just sizing things up and finding paths through, over, or around things. its a great feeling to use your body what its meant for. glad that there is such a knowledgeable community such as this were help and insight can be attained. like i said in my first post, its an honor to be a member... oh and if your in the southeast US checkout overflux.com. thanks for having me.
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Post by: LCTDeuce on March 14, 2006, 10:11:01 PM
Hello I found out about Parkour while trying out ways to get into shape... I am moving along quite nicely as I am a fat A ( and still am) but within a couple of months I hope to be fit enough to really get into parkour. I like videogames and normal college kid stuff... except I dont drink. lol
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Post by: DJ Matty on March 15, 2006, 12:23:38 AM
Hey, my names Matt I am from the Champaign Area in IL and I've just gotten into Parkour, a few of my friends are interested too.
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Post by: Dagani on March 15, 2006, 08:55:03 PM
Hey, my name is Eric.  Live in a tiny tiny town called Fort Mill in SC.  A friend and I just started about a week or so ago.  Loving it so far and very happy to find a place like this to read up on all the questions I had, which have already been answered by previous topics and posts.

We are loving getting into way better shape while having such an awesome time.  This seems like a great place to learn stuff from a lot of knowledgable people, which is good because we haven't found anyone to help us around here, so it's sort of a trial and error + experimentation process right now.
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Post by: PKintermediate on March 16, 2006, 03:51:36 PM
Hey, I'm new to both the forum and parkour (hince the name PKnoob). I just started today, and I'm loving it. I started on my rolls and landings today, hopefully tomorrow I'll work on landing then rolling in the same jump. I have only one problem, I live in the country with a lot of woods. I'm training of a hafe a dozen fallen trees, so I can't train on everything, but it does get the job done when it comes to training with jumps. But thats why I need to be on a team or something so we can go on a run out in tallahassee. BTW I live in north florida tallahassee and quincy. And I hope to get better as I progress and hope to either get in a team or to start one.

I started parkour, because my cousin skateboards and I can't skateboard because of where I live, but I think parkour will make up for it. I probably started learning at the right time, because my spring break started today, so I think I'll be working on parkour all week. Well for like at least 3hours, but never over 6hours a day (don't want to stress my-self). But I'll be working on things like kongs, vaults and stuff. Wish me luck.

P.S. If you live in my area (tallahassee, havana, quincy, greensbero, somewhere in those areas) then we should run sometime, defienetly if your new also, because we can train together. If you do have expirience then you can help me out until I get up to speed. Send me a PM if so, or e-mail me with your name, address and phone number. Please add some basic info like name, age stuff like that.
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Post by: Luna on March 19, 2006, 05:22:19 AM
As far as i read in this topic there were no European members ???
LoL

Oh btw , im Luna
From Estonia ( Next to Russia ;D )
Started with pk in 25'th of march 2005 :P

Stay Cool guys and keep up the exelent work.
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on March 19, 2006, 12:00:09 PM
cool, you almost got up to you're one year anniversary, Good luck and theres no eropean traceurs becase this is AMERICANparkour, and they have alot of websites representing them.
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Post by: Johnny Boy on March 19, 2006, 03:30:10 PM
.....but your welcome here anyway  ;)
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Post by: ValkyrieRising on March 19, 2006, 06:13:05 PM
Umm.... Hi! Don't eat me?
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Post by: Luna on March 19, 2006, 07:14:16 PM
Umm.... Hi! Don't eat me?

?lol ;D
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Post by: Andy Animus Tran on March 20, 2006, 10:08:08 PM
Oh, I'm new.  LoL.  Didn't see this thread before.

My name is Andy and I am from Alexandria, Virginia OR Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Whichever you prefer.  I was actually born in Houston, Texas, but I've lived 18 years of my life in Alexandria.  I've lived in Hamilton for two years, but I still spend summers back in VA.

New to Parkour, as my posts must surely lead one to believe.  Am having a lot of fun and it's, in the first few weeks of pure physical training, has a noticeable change in the health and aesthetic appeal of my body.  So let's hoping that it'll have more.
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on March 24, 2006, 08:37:17 PM
Hey this is Dale.  or FreeStyleFox.
Indiana based.
At it about ten months as of march 06.
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Post by: tinnmann on March 24, 2006, 09:04:27 PM
hola me llamo tinnmann
im pretty new to parkour even though ive done it a little i just never really knew what it was
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Post by: fastt on March 29, 2006, 11:19:16 PM
hey my name is kc. i've watched  a lot of parkour vid, but until yesterday i really wanted to learn. i have no one to train with so i have a feeling it's gonna be hard for me to learn
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Post by: Cyro on April 06, 2006, 06:41:37 AM
Hey all, I'm Cyro, or if you must, Rob.

I'm in Toledo, OH. I live near and attend Uni of Toledo. I'm here to learn, and hopefully find people in the area that can help a new guy get going.

Oh, and I learn fast. Such as yesterday I learned it's time to get new shoes if I'm going to keep practicing rolls and move up. The bare foot lands so much better than hardsole shoes....
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Post by: saimonbike on April 11, 2006, 06:21:45 PM
hola:compadres amigos
soy de chile (arica)
 ago dos deportes parkour y downhill
bueno no soy muy bueno para el ingles asi que trato de haer lo pocible

hola: friends I am of Chile (arica) ago two sports parkour and downhill good I am not very good for ingles asi that treatment of haer the littleible thing
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Post by: Foofaraw on April 15, 2006, 08:58:23 PM
Hey, I'm Kris. Some call me D-trow. Not many.  I've just started to parkour with a few friends and we've caught the bug pretty intensly. We are in the central Illinois area and having a good time learning things.

Major things I've learned: Chuck Taylors are horrible parkour shoes, rolling is very important, falling hurts a lot more when you don't know how to do it properly.

I have a love of music. I'm pretty sure that is all.
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Post by: Portorangepk on April 16, 2006, 03:39:39 PM
was sup! ;D

I guess i registerd here a long time ago or summin lol dont remember. Well anywayzzzzzzzz...........some of you might remember me but i have been doing parkour for 2 years now and live in Florida. I was active on UF and parkour.net if any of you go on there.

Well anyways ill stay active and try to be helpfull! so.........yeah :D
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on April 16, 2006, 08:01:55 PM
Hey there. My name is Happydud, and I'm from the Annapolis, Maryland area. I've recruited about 4 or 5 friends, and we've been practicing every weekend (and using the week to heal our sore muscles) for three weeks or so.

If anyone wants to come visit us, we've got some decent tromping grounds that we've been practicing on, and we would ADORE you if you could come down for an afternoon and give us some pointers. Internet videos and text descriptions don't always cut it.

All I know is that I'm a parkour addict.
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Post by: jetson on April 19, 2006, 07:56:40 AM
Hey, I'm yet another noob.  I'm Nick and I'm in Colorado.  I'm just getting into this Parkour thing and am pretty hyped about it.  I found the site through some Crossfit links.  I'm on the search and rescue team here in my county (Larimer) and spend a lot of time outside.

Hope to meet some of you sometime.  I don't know anyone else up here that's into this.

N
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Post by: Axel on April 20, 2006, 08:14:42 AM
Heeey.  I'm Alex, aka Axel.  I've only known about Parkour for (days?) now... so I'm pretty new.  I've always jumped around and things like that, but I still need to learn the Parkour movements - I'm working on rolling and handstands right now.

I'm from Golden, Colorado, and can be found anywhere around there, including the Auraria Campus at school.
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Post by: Chris O on May 09, 2006, 05:23:22 PM
Hello everyone...I'm another noob.

I first saw a parkour vid a couple years ago, but not until the last couple months did I get really interested in PK and the philosophy behind it.  It seems that compaired to the rest of the PK community I'm old (30) and a bit overweight.  I'm currently trying to do all the work out's of the day to drop the weight, and just admiring the fluidity involved in PK.  Someday I'll be a real traceur, but until then I'm living vicariously through the rest of you on this board...so keep posting up the great videos!

~Oz
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Post by: Der Metzger on May 10, 2006, 10:35:42 PM
Hey there everyone. My name's Alex. I'm from a suburb of Des Moines, IA. Believe it or not, not ALL of Iowa is flat, just most of it. Des Moines and my High School is a great place for training. I don't know about everywhere else. I am generally new to Parkour, but have most of the basic movements down fairly, but I still have a long ways to go to near success on most attempts.

P.S. I start the Workout of the Day routines on Tuesday when I get back from Minnesota.
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Post by: Kylixer on May 12, 2006, 06:38:59 AM
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Well, really, you can call me V, Kylixer, or Hager. Whatever floats your boat.

I've been doing parkour for about 4 months now and am active on the 3run forums.
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Post by: Johnny Boy on May 12, 2006, 01:11:26 PM
Ahhh my brain!
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Post by: psycosis12 on May 12, 2006, 02:31:50 PM
yeah im with JB WTF!?
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Post by: Argon on May 14, 2006, 06:39:32 AM
Greetings, all. I got into parkour about two or three months ago, mostly training alone, but soon I'll be hooking up with a crew here in Orlando  ;D. I used to be on the UF forums until it got to the point where every. single. post. was about flips and tricking. Now I frequent overflux.com, which has a very nice, tight-knit community; also, I've been trolling the APK forums for a while and just signed up. Cheers,

~Argon
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Post by: Tig on May 16, 2006, 05:51:37 PM
Whats up I'm Tig.  New to the DC/VA area.  Hit me up

Firedancer,
Photographer,
Graphic Designer,
Adrenaline junkie
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Post by: Jackson Miller on May 17, 2006, 12:10:16 PM
 I'm Entity.

I have been interested in Parkour since someone introduced it to me this summer.  I started seriously only a couple weeks ago.

My other interests are track and cross country, Street and closeup Magic, art, science etc. etc.

I'm 16 and located in Upland California (An hour and a half east of LA).
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Post by: wgross05 on May 18, 2006, 06:35:59 PM
Im wes gross

i live in Kansas City, and while i dont do any parkour other than just screwing around with friends, i would really like to get started.
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Post by: Hybernianous on May 19, 2006, 10:54:02 AM
Sean/37/Northern NM (Santa Fe and Espanola)

Brand new to Parkour.  Found out about it the other day on the Today Show and am doing it in my dreams..., problem is its in my daydreams and I cant sleep for thinking about it.  Was a distance runner for years but got burned out on it.  I also train Kali and Muay Thai, and am a Snowboarder and Rafting Guide.

Interesting to know the movement is so strong in D.C. as I lived there for about 4 years and have a friend there.  Maybe Ill come out at some point and train with you guys!

Also interested in meeting up with some of the krews in CO (Boulder/Co.Sprgs) if they will have an old fart around.  Any other Old Fugers around? contact me!
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Post by: Woogie on May 19, 2006, 12:47:51 PM
Hey all, the name is Justin. 

I am in the navy, and im back to living on the east coast...for the time being.  I have heard of free running for a while, never knew it was called parkour.  I am on leave right now and I should be back on the 21st.  I havnt really got into parkour untill now, and I was looking for people around va beach area to show me some good places.  Oh yeah I also leave for my 6 month deployment in early june.
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Post by: Binzes on May 19, 2006, 01:40:43 PM
Sean/37.....edited for length....conact me!

Whats up man?  I dont think there is much of a PK movment here in NM.  I havent been doing it for awhile.  I was into it for a couple months but couldn't find any good spots or anyone else willing to do it with me..."wait, so you just like run around and jump on stuff?"...  So I havent done it in awhile and feel I may have gotten lazier then I was as well as less flexible.
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Post by: Pat Kerby on May 21, 2006, 02:28:18 PM
Greetings,  I'm Pat, aka "To old for this stuff"....But long to do it anyway.  I'm a filmmaker and former Stunt coordinator living just outside of Las Vegas.  Very interested in Parkour as it relates to comercials and motion pictures.
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Post by: Nick on May 22, 2006, 12:33:04 PM
Hi my name is nick, I live in DC and frequently practice in the MD/DC/VA area, I just started doing parkour again recently (maybe about a month ago) after taking a long break, I first started doing parkour with my friends dylan and spencer (JB and happybudda, respectively).  More recently however, I started again because I was helping film JB and Happy budda's video (max you left me out of the credits) and it just reminded me of how much fun it was.  I also do some sports that share elements with parkour (rock climbing and sometimes a little buildering).  Any time someone wants to do pk or just practice, im almost always available for it.
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Post by: Will on May 22, 2006, 01:12:51 PM
from Indiana and run with freestylefox
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Post by: houston on May 23, 2006, 05:26:56 PM
im houston from hickeville nv
i run with friends in reno
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Post by: MONKEY KING on May 24, 2006, 11:29:28 AM
Yo, fellow traceur's, Name's V, but you can call me Versus. I've always been into flying and getting out of crazy situations fluidly. So Parkour was a definite lifestyle choice for me. I enjoy a bit of kung fu, Good smokes, bad women, and great times. Im a DC native so hit me up if you wanna train or traverse the city in parkour fashion. 
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Post by: EonBlueApocolypse on May 26, 2006, 09:35:46 AM
Hey guys I'm your newest member.  I've been into parkour for about a week now.  I used to be into skating and have always been pretty active with running and jumping and what-not so this is right up my ally.  I'm in the northern NJ area near the city if anyone wants to chill.  I'll be at the 6-16  6-17 PKUSA jam so go there!
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Post by: damian on May 28, 2006, 04:01:13 PM
Howdy, I am an independant filmmaker/ tv video producer. I am always looking for new and interesting topics both for commercial work as well as film subjects. I am in Utah but travel throughout the US and sometimes abroad. I am anxious to learn more.
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Post by: Gearsighted on May 28, 2006, 04:22:57 PM
I don't know if I've ever posted in here, but I just wanted to pipe up and extend a welcome and a huge thank you to everybody who makes up this community! On that note, feel free to email or PM me at any time for any reason, I'm always here to help :D
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Post by: pointman on May 29, 2006, 04:36:13 AM
hey, im 16 and just started not too long ago. me and one of my buddies have been practicing and we have most of the basic vaults down. im from Wakefield MA
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Post by: Jim B on May 29, 2006, 07:06:33 PM
Hey, the name's Jim. I probably met a good number of you at the Beast Coast Jam this past weekend. Interested in Parkour, but haven't been able to run as much as I want. Going to change that this summer. I also enjoy gymnastics and run BeastSkills.com
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Post by: josh on June 01, 2006, 03:26:12 PM
I'm Josh
I'm 16
I live on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio
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Post by: Scott on June 02, 2006, 05:48:36 PM
Hi, I'm Scott, and I live in Nashville TN. 
  I'm road tripping all across the country, and i'm gonna be passing through Oregon, Washington and Montana for the next couple weeks.  Any regular jams in those areas?
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Post by: Polecat on June 04, 2006, 09:00:03 AM
Marcus here, I'm in North Raleigh [Wake Forest/Wakefield] area for the summer before heading back to school at UT Austin. Fairly new to the run, used to be pretty athletic but been getting out of shape recently.
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Post by: Trizzoyz on June 05, 2006, 08:35:18 AM
Hey, im Troy but everyone calls me Trizzoyz. I've been doing parkour for about 2-3 months. Me and Kiba have a not that well known team but it'll be out there soon, so pay attention for Team Bushido. Im 14, 5' 7.5", blonde hair now, and idk thats all im not really descriptive.Well thats all he wrote.
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Post by: Jason on June 05, 2006, 01:08:30 PM
Hi all, My name is um...Very weird (cuz it is an asian name :o) so just call be Jason ;D. I live in Upper Darby, PA (right next to Phily). I have done parkour for like 3 days and am getting good at it. Im 13 years old and am 5' 6.5'' tall.
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Post by: kettlebellcrazy on June 07, 2006, 10:33:06 PM
Hey peoples. Just joined up b/c I think it'd be pretty cool to jam with some new people. None of my friends are quite into anything I am which is starting to make me wonder...  ???

I'm 24, from Harleysville, PA which is in Montgomery County about 30 min from Philly.

Pretty much just starting out. I tore my ACL over a year ago and spent a lot of that time rehabbing and had some other crap get in the way. But now I'm good to go and it's great weather too.
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Post by: Ol No Knees on June 08, 2006, 10:34:34 PM
Oi, my names Jered out of Poway, California (close to San Diego)

Age 17, 5'6", 106 lbs. I'm a featherweight.

I don't know anybody here, I honestly just started the sport a few days ago.

I have an interesting situation going on with my body, specifically, my feet. My left foot is about two sizes (US) larger than my right foot. That's about a 9 and a 7. I also had an operation on the right foot a few years ago, and it now lacks a full 360 degree rotation. Up and down? Yes. Left and right? Not so much.

If anyone has a tip about my situation, do me a huge favor and send me a message. Thanks much.
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Post by: Balf on June 09, 2006, 08:35:13 PM
Oi, my names Jered out of Poway, California (close to San Diego)

Age 17, 5'6", 106 lbs. I'm a featherweight.

I don't know anybody here, I honestly just started the sport a few days ago.

I have an interesting situation going on with my body, specifically, my feet. My left foot is about two sizes (US) larger than my right foot. That's about a 9 and a 7. I also had an operation on the right foot a few years ago, and it now lacks a full 360 degree rotation. Up and down? Yes. Left and right? Not so much.

If anyone has a tip about my situation, do me a huge favor and send me a message. Thanks much.

Sorry, that was my guest account, this is my real one. The registration process started to kick my ass, but I got it.
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Post by: josh on June 19, 2006, 10:23:31 PM
Hey guys...I actually came across parkour for the first time earlier today. I was looking on DDR videos on google (i love DDR and ive played for 5 years) and I came across a russian parkour video that was about 10 minutes long. After I watched I looked up more videos until i finally came across a reference to a british parkour/free running website. I've probably researched and watched videos for about 7 hours today... I'm really into it and I think it's an awesome way to spend your time improving yourself and seeing how far you can go. I greatly look forward to beggining my very own parkour-learning journey.
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Post by: Spider on June 22, 2006, 04:26:55 AM
Hiya, My name is what it says, "Spider" because I really am like a spider, I climb, and have been doing Parkour for 5 years. I saw Jump london being made and got in to it that way.

My belifes are that Parkour has been around for years and years just neaver been named.

I am from England and am making the Midlands Parkour site. I am 16 and I have come on to this site because Urban Free Flow has to politicaly. I have joined on both sites because I am intrested in Parkour and the american teams.

I am also the creater of the Parkour Chat Room on runningsolo.co.uk/chat, Which people talk to eachother on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm GMT.lol

Cya around
Spider
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Post by: Douglas on June 30, 2006, 02:41:02 PM
Hey Im Doug i am new to this scene and am looking to try it out and hopefully gain some experience soon.

i live a few miles south of phoenix arizona, i just turned 16 years old
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Post by: Myrrh on July 02, 2006, 05:26:59 PM
Hi I'm Myrrh,

I grew up running, climbing, and jumping off things.  There were six of us growing up so someone was always chasing someone.  I recently discovered that Parkour involves all of that, so I'm set.   

Current weakness: I can kick down a door and jump off a wall, but I can't pull myself up that wall to save my life. 

I'm a Saggitarius and I like Chinese food.
I'm from Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Post by: Speeditup on July 03, 2006, 08:17:46 PM
Hey, watsup everyone, Eric here, 15, tearing it up here in New Hampshire, just registered on these forums and im apart of urban free flow and new england parkour also, ive been doing parkour for about 3 1/2 months now, just learned a couple tricks and i also have my own crew together
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Post by: nickjomo on July 13, 2006, 06:41:28 AM
Hello I'm Nick,

From ,Harare in Zimbabwe

well used to jumping over fences, walls (well I lost the keys to my gate) and climbing trees, I enjoys making my way through obstacles, just needed a proper techinique to it and a proper name to it. I have a feeling I will enjoy this....

glad I came across the "How to do a running Catleap" article posted on Google yesterday. ;D
 
Am into Karate too, and wanting to do some serious rock climbing soon...  ;)
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Post by: NC on July 13, 2006, 11:29:01 AM
Hey guys,
My name is Nick and I enjoy Parkour.  I've been on NE Parkour for a while, but I'm also joining this website to the many viewed.   ;D

Nick
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Post by: Unique on July 21, 2006, 09:29:49 AM
Wow turn out I've haven't posted here yet!

Hi im Unique
14 years old
Omaha, Nebraska ( NE YAAAAA)!
Been doing parkour for little over a year now.
Favorite move at the moment: wallspin/pop wallspins (not pk)
Goals: Go to the next pk usa jam.
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Post by: Warden on July 24, 2006, 10:44:20 AM
Greetings,

I'm the Warden, and I'm from the twin cities.  I'm new to the concept of parkour and have never done any of the standardized basic moves except through figuring a few of them out through experience.  In other activities I've had to surmount a lot of walls, tunnels, fences, etcetera, but I always just experimented with the most efficient means I could devise.  I'm excited to be here and am finding this site very helpful.
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Post by: Morgan on July 26, 2006, 08:10:12 AM
Hi, I'm Morgan.  I just discovered Parkour a couple of weeks ago.  I never heard of it before then.  When I found it, I felt as if I came home.  I'm 35 and an attorney.  I'm also fat and out of shape, but since I started parkour, I've made a lot of progress just in these couple of weeks.  I have my tutorial DVD and I'm ready to rock... on the roughly 10% of the basic parkour moves I can actually get my old fat ass to do, that is.   ;D
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Post by: CharlesX on July 26, 2006, 12:10:47 PM
Hello my name is Charles and I'm 15, I live in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Just got into Parkour about 2-3 weeks ago, and though I've heard of free running, I just found Parkour recently. This site is very useful though im more into freerunning than actual Parkour.
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Post by: ManiacNEX on July 28, 2006, 02:43:20 PM

I'm Josh aka maniac to most people.I'm posting from Logan,UT curently and I love Parkour.
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Post by: bocmaxima on July 29, 2006, 10:43:40 AM
Hi guys, my name is bocmaxima, boc, box to some, or you can call me Lucas.

I stumbled upon beginning Parkour about 3 weeks ago. I launched over the handlebars of my bike, onto the asphalt. However, I didn't panic, and I did an amazing roll back up onto my feet. I thought about it for like a week straight, about how I could absorb the impact so much to have not even a bruise. Then on another forum someone posted if anyone was into FR/PK. I looked around and found this place. I bruised my rib about a week ago, so I havent been able to do Parkour, so I have been going outside in my apartment complex and balancing on the curbs, the rocks and doing small jumps from one place to another. Hopefully my rib heals up soon and I can get into it a little more. I love the  philosophy, its like Urban Tai Chi...

Im posting from Kent, Ohio
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Post by: poncho on July 30, 2006, 07:26:07 PM
Hey guys, i made a topic in the socialize thread before i realized this was here, sorry. Names Ben/poncho and I'm from Australia. I figured I'd sign up to see how parkour is going over in America. By the looks of your forum its huge, bigger than in Aus. Good to see so many people into it. Later
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Post by: Bildo on July 31, 2006, 06:50:14 PM
Hey I'm billy, not really new to parkour just struggling a bit and thought this site would help. I live in Ohio and am friends with Flippusmn, he is the bomb lol. Talk to you guys sometime, hope to be an asset to this forum.
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Post by: Rickety on August 01, 2006, 09:27:12 AM
Oops, I introduced myself in my training journal instead of here. Duh!

I'm 36 and in lousy shape. I found out about parkour a few weeks ago, and fell in love immediately. It's like how every kid approaches movement until we embarass them out of it. I started practicing too fast, on my own, and gave myself shin splints.  :P. So I'm now giving the running and jumping a break while working on other conditioning and trying to practice no-impact moves.

I'm in Tucson, AZ, soon moving to Phoenix. Moving to a trailer park, so I'm curious as to what PK opportunities will be there. Likely not much which doesn't involve climbing on the neighbor's homes, hmm.

In a random note, my new squishy PK shoes feel hilarious. I wear flip-slops, or other flat sandals about 320 days of the year (or go barefoot when I can), and Chucks the other days, because Chucks are too much shoe for my comfort. Putting on snug, arch-supporting, cushioned sneakers is very weird. But I'd like to keep the use of my knees, so I think it's worth it.

Hi all!
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Post by: sim_heart on August 01, 2006, 11:29:08 AM
Hey, this Casey. I live in winslow, az. I am 17 years old and I am gettin good, need to go somewhere, to get started.
           I train with my bro(Chris) and my friend(Jerod) who are both training with me to be as good as me someday, HaHaHA
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Post by: colin jensen on August 04, 2006, 08:08:49 PM
hello, whats cookin, ive been parkour(ing?) for about 3 weeks, im 15, i live in sarasota florida where theres nothing to do so i started to parkour.
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Post by: Zeus on August 10, 2006, 12:43:11 PM
Hi Im Zeus a.k.a. Kosmetas, Soter, Polieos or as the mortals call me Albert
Ive been Practicing Parkour for about 8 months and Hapkido for about 7 years (how i learned to roll)
I also play Paintball, throw lighning bolts, change the weather, and I paint
I live in Cumberland Maryland (O How i wish i lived in Rockville) and practice with two other traceurs who aren't on this forum
We call ourselves CPK (Cumberland Parkour for the mortals)
See you all online
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Post by: Shinibisho on August 10, 2006, 12:50:41 PM
Hey everyone,
   My name is Jon, feel free to call me Jon (or Jonathan), Ed, Skinny, or Shinibisho (shinny for short). I live in Oklahoma, and I've known about Parkour for a few months, but started Parkour about a week ago. So far, all I can do is land, and roll (Yay! Another noob... ::) ).

I'm 16 and I look forward to being part of the PK Community. Hope we can have a good time!

Take Care,
Shinibisho
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Post by: Shoot on August 10, 2006, 05:07:43 PM
Hi All!!!
Im shane A.K.A. Shoot

Im from Galway in ireland

There pretty much no parkour scene here :'( but its a beautiful sport :) and i been doing it for a little while jus gettin into it now

well anyone want to chat and any tips are welcome im here

Laters!!!!!!
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Post by: ThaiBoxerShorts on August 10, 2006, 07:19:15 PM
Hi, I'm John.  I just recently stumbled across Parkour, and I'm sufficiently intrigued.  I'm joining the forum in an effort to make connections with people who can help keep me interested and motivated.

My primary athletic activity is martial arts (specifically Muay Thai, though I do a bit of cross-training other style), but I've been looking for some kind of obstacle-running training to suppliment my training for over a year now.  I kind of gave up on that, as I don't have access to a military boot camp style course, nor do I have the time, resources, or space to build my own.  Parkour looks like it might be exactly what I was looking for all along:  Obstacle-running with no fabricated "obstacles" required!  Just use whatever's in your environment!  Yeah, this looks awesome.

I'm already in pretty solid shape, and I already have some pretty decent rolling/falling skills from my martial arts training that could probably be adapted to Parkour pretty easily (I did aikido for a few years, and while I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to learn combative technique, aikido students are great at rolling and falling).  I already have a daily calisthenics regimen that's similar to APK's warmup/WOD, though I think I'll be replacing it with the WOD as it looks at least as good (probably better) than what I'm doing now.

Oh, and I'm a 29-year-old chem lab tech from Minneapolis, MN.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Killer_7 on August 11, 2006, 08:57:24 AM
Hey all,

My name is Casey and am brand new to Parkour. I'm in the DC/Nova area and have always been really intrigued by PK and have finally decided it's time to do it. I got a solid athletic background from working and teaching at a Mixed Martial Arts gym in Arlington and am a big follower of Crossfit. Haven't been to Crossfit DC in too long though. Either way I'm looking forward to training and meeting all the people in this area.
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Post by: danny o on August 11, 2006, 09:39:02 AM
My name is Danny, I am 23 years old, and I live in Baltimore, MD. I happened upon this stuff a few months back and was hooked.

I have good athletic background, though at the moment I am in okay shape, but I have yet to tenaciously stick to a physical routine merely get it started and let it fade away.

I guess I could say I started this when I was really young. When I was little, my parents moved to Vermont. They some how got a hair brained scheme to move to the frontier of the universe. There was no road til my parents built their house...Loons! Crazies! I lived there from the time I was 4 til I was 9, but it was the aweome!

My back yard was mountain! Creeks, ravines, trees, no humans or pavement for at least a 1/2 mile, so I was almost never bored, just outside scrambling up and down all day! (no poison ivy either!) But I played a lot of soccer with local teams, in middle and high school. Biked a whole lot, but I eventually got into dancing. I am really hooked on Disco House and dnb and breaks and what ever, and taught myself some moves! I have very good balance and agility and have been looking for something that could further hone my skills. And some of the videos I have stumbled across make me want to jump through the ceiling and break down doors, they get me PSYCHED! And fitness is good.

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Post by: Psycomega on August 16, 2006, 05:41:13 AM
Hello, My name is Psycomega, Psy for short and Jimmy in real life with no nicknames. (Although that's not technically true, as my real name is James. But I've been called Jimmy my whole life. =P)
I'm 15 and enjoy Cooking, Gaming, Reading, Talking with friends, Orgami and Papercraft, and of course:Parkour.

Anyway, I've been running, jumping, climbing and other sorts of things since I was first able to walk. That and my grandparents had a nice tree that I used to climb all the time...
I've been training for Parkour for about a month and I can do speedvaults with OKAY form, from what I can see anyway...
I can do barely anything other than that, I need to practice everything, and rolls are top priority over everything else, so I need help with those.
I lurk/study alot, so I know it's from my shoulder to opposite hip, I did it right once (My arm is a problem, no monkey like curve on my wrist, no weight on it, I know) and sped off because no momentum was lost.
I couldn't right myself upright and started to fall forwards, spraining my toe, after a day or two I tried again and got it, no pain, nothing but a smooth roll, but I haven't been able to do it again...

I've moved a total of about 8 times, and I now reside in Seagrove of North Carolina, and live in a country setting with trees (not really good quality T_T) field like front and backyards, and barely anything in them.
If I could make some things to use, I would, but other than using some mulch (in bags) and stacking them up to waist hight so I can practice vaults, and the deck in the front, I have nothing to use.

I'm not in really good shape, I'm 5'7" and about 140 Pounds, I can do about 5-7 Push-ups with good form, 15-20  Full Squats with good form (most of my strength is in my legs.) I don't really have anywhere to do Pull-ups, my family rents and My mom thinks that I'll break the doors if I tried on them.
Two trees right outside the window next to my computer have low enough branches (one about 3-4 feet off of the ground, the branch is almost straight) so I can use them both, one for off the ground Pull-ups/Dead-hangs and the other for a jumping Pull-up, although, I don't really jump through it...
Also, I lower myself slowly, does it make any difference?

I've stopped drinking soda drinks and switched to plain water, along with a glass of OJ or Chocolate or Strawberry milk. (Plain milk is one of the nastiest things to my mouth, I can eat/drink it only with something else.)

Another thing: I have a slight case of scoliosis in my lower back, and I've had back problems before, being sore mainly. (My Family picks on me about it and calls me an old man, although it fits; I hate almost anything dealing with kids nowadays, sadly I'm one of them. >_<) Although, It hasn't happened for quite some time...

I can't think of anything else right now, but if I have questions, I'll ask.
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Post by: M1L3S on August 18, 2006, 10:40:26 AM
Hola mi peoples,

Soy Diesytres a.k.a. 13miles de NYPK.

Some of ya'll know me, to those who don't  Que pasa?
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Starcraftmazter on August 21, 2006, 04:42:38 AM
Sup my yankee buddies 8)

I'm from Australia (I'm registered at pkaus.com), but these forums are large, so I can hopefully learn from here as well.

After all Parkour is parkour 8)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: FireFly on August 23, 2006, 02:31:24 PM
Hello, My name is FireFly.

I come from Ontario, Canada, and have found what I like to call a Haven (this iste, is what I mean). I have always been intigued by what Parkour always was, and always will be. I am an amateur, but will one day be as great as... well, I'll just be good. Unfortunately, I pulled a muscle and will not be doing much for a long time. However, it won't stop me from not doing Parkour, even if it is something I already know.

I hope to learn more from you all, seeing as how alot of you are very skilled.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: jarrod on August 23, 2006, 10:28:05 PM
im a noob iv done   (WILLOM CHUNG STYLE KUNG FU) FOR AWILE not much thow latly im in bad shape compared to M2 but am working on it.i am moveing to greenvilleS.C.  sep1 and dont know iny one there which sucks cuz i whoulnt have iny one to traine whith.

as you can see my spelling sucks owell  pleas dont pm me like m2 and jumpofmyroof did what losers jk lol
                                                                                                                  Jarrod ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: CJ Jammers on August 24, 2006, 10:43:39 AM
Hey, traceurs of America (and other places). I am CJ Jammers, and am FireFly's friend and PK brother. As he is, I too am an amateur, but will work hard at getting better, and hopefully one of the best. As you might have found out, I come from Ontario, Canada. I hope to learn from you all here, seeing that you are all very good traceurs.
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Post by: WaterBoy on August 25, 2006, 10:04:28 PM
WaterBoy-25-M/3kids-Okinawa, Japan
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Poeglove on August 26, 2006, 03:16:08 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Chris. I've been doing some parkour for a while now. I started off just doing acrobatics from gymnastics and martial arts and then some friends of mine and I went and tried some free running. One of my friends slipped on a wall run and almost broke his neck and we stopped doing free running for a few years, but recently I've had the urge to do it again, so I've cast off my chains of fear and have been picking up again, hopefully I can get back all the neat tricks I used to be able to do. Hope to see some of you around.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: tttmmmsss on August 27, 2006, 06:33:04 AM
Hey! I'm Tim, and I'm new to the site and new to Parkour!

When I first found out this... art, I think it was through the sig of someone in the applegeeks forums who posted a link to emorangers on you tube.  I started reading about parkour (and freerunning) and was really inspired by it!

I've always wanted to get into serious fitness (being the skinny white boy I am) and this really motivated that!

Anyway, here I am!  Good to meet you all!

~Tim S.
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Post by: Gabe on September 01, 2006, 09:17:55 PM
Hey Guy's!

My name is Gabriel (Gabe), im from São Paulo, Brazil and im 15. Recently i have been thinking to move to New York, to work, study and train Parkour.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Extimes on September 03, 2006, 01:55:27 PM
Hey All,

I'm John, 25 and I've been doing PK for about 6 weeks now.  I'm in Cleveland OH and seriously dug the last jam and I'll be at the one tomorrow.

Until then...
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Post by: Jezzes on September 05, 2006, 07:56:29 PM
Hey guys.
Evan here, I'm 16. Delved into parkour late last year. really only got into it in the last month. hoping to find some local Traceurs in the Boulder, Colorado area. Until then, Later.
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Post by: Rek on September 06, 2006, 12:56:09 PM
yo
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Post by: bouncing_soul on September 11, 2006, 03:34:04 PM
Cool to see all the stories here.  I happened upon this site after watching the "famous" russian climbing video by the Dvinsk Clan.  I was immediately hooked.  Many videos later, I decided that perhaps I should make an effort to get back in shape.  I'm 22 and work full time as a software developer.  I used to skateboard constantly, but had to give it up due to a serious injury and pressure from work.  At this point, I would hesitate to call what I'm pursuing Parkour.  I run, tumble and climb in a park near my apartment to relieve stress after work, but so far most of my time has been sunk into exercise.  Using this site for guidance and, more importantly, inspiration has enabled me to make rapid strides in my conditioning regimen.
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Post by: resonance on September 13, 2006, 09:58:07 PM
Greetings humans!

I stumbled across parkour a few years ago - I think I saw a vid of Belle jumping off some roof or the like, and was naturally amazed. I had never really been an athletic person (computer geek!) my whole life, but a few years ago I started back with the martial arts, training traditional chinese kungfu. That has whipped my ass into shape rather quickly! Recently I stumbled across some pk stuff again, and there's been an explosion of information and stuff on the web, so I devoured everything I could read, and realized that I could probably start training, and decided that I WILL!

I'm excited to do this. It's beautiful. The philosophies that people seem to share run parallel with most serious martial arts philosophies, and resonate close with me. I want to be able to move that freely and harmoniously with my world. It's going to be difficult, as I don't believe there are any traceurs at all in Buffalo NY to train with - I'll have to go slowly, and figure it all out the hard way. But... isn't that the best way to learn anyhow? I'm in no rush...

Anyway, glad to be here.  :)
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Post by: like_a_child on September 16, 2006, 05:48:33 PM
southern AZ, with Rickety, Rek, and over half a dozen others.

first heard of Parkour about 5 days ago, spent most of my youth training, spent most of my life since then being trained by society and family to NOT move that way, spent some of today (the last 3-4 hours) practicing some simple stuff

It'll be interesting to see how fast I can remember how I used to move :)
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Post by: Black240SX on September 18, 2006, 11:46:44 AM
Hey my name is Josh. I am 18 and newer at pk. I started about a year ago but got away from it cuz I got realy busy. I got to the point I could do some vaults. Im looking to learn more.

Besides pk I like to drift. Drifting is kinda like pk with cars and lots of tire smoke. Its similar because you are going around a track that is unconventional and pk is getting from place to place in an unconventional way. Both are a lot of fun.

Josh
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Post by: bubbagump08 on September 21, 2006, 01:27:01 PM
Hey, I'm bubbagump (as you can tell) but you can just call me Bubba. I'm 16 and I live in Central Pennsylvania. I just recently started training for Parkour. I haven't dedicated too much of my time to working out yet, mostly I just go hang out by my school and try different moves and techniques with my brother. I'm hoping to learn a lot from the other guys on this board.
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Post by: Geoff on September 21, 2006, 07:51:12 PM
Hi, Im Geoff, Group says "Hi, Geoff" and I am addicted Parkour ;)
I am looking for help in advancing as fast as possible and am starting to train minimun of 1hr/day
I also live in Longmont, Colorado and am so very excited to get better and perfect techniques with training hard
email is love_parkour@yahoo.com

Stooked to be here and I hope I can get help with my addiction
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Post by: Gabriel O on September 22, 2006, 07:00:57 AM
gabe, 30 y/o marine in jacksonville nc, nice to see I'm not the oldest one here.

saw the infamous david belle video coupla years ago and was dumbfounded. decided I had to get into this. haven't really done much but the reasons for that are a long story. now my energy is back and I am ready to start sky walking.
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Post by: amdghussle on September 23, 2006, 02:04:03 PM
Hey everybody! 

I'm a newbie from near Baltimore, actually getting ready to go into the Army.  I decided to start trying Parkour out and I hope I get to learn a lot and get as good at it as I can!  It seems like the ultimate in bodyweight strength/endurance training!
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Post by: ayyomikey on September 24, 2006, 10:00:12 AM
sup, im mike but everyone calls me mikey.  I live in Zanesville, Ohio.  I heard of pk about a year ago and was hooked, but i wasnt in good shape (250 pounds).  Now im in the best shape of my life(165 pounds) and gettin back into pk. My fav thing to do is find anything high that i think i can jump off of, then do it.
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Post by: Kaliastrih on September 26, 2006, 12:16:53 PM
Hey there, This is Kaliastrih.  I'm like brand spakin new to Parkour and I can say not in the best shape.  I'm 19 and live in Charlotte, NC and I guess you could consider me a computer geek. 

I'm into computers, trying to lear guitar, and someday maybe take over the world.  :)
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Post by: Cody G. on September 26, 2006, 03:03:42 PM
whats up anyone who doesnt know me im pkmonkey or my name is cody. been practicing parkour and urbanfreeflow for somewhere arround 2 yrs now but did not find out about apk until last month   and i still havent introduced myself    so allow myself to introduce...   myself  ???   
 i love to flip as well as practice parkour,martial arts, and gymnastics. im about to turn 16 so my parents can stop driving me to jams because that realy sucks and its getting realy old, so that will pretty much be awsome. my "partner in crime" and i are about to put up our own websit with videos, picks, info. and all that good stuff so when its finished i will inform all becaus it is going to be sweeet!     i hope :-\           parkour is my life, my sport, my equilibrium, my love and my..... everything else         so to make a long story short i like parkour          allot           and i train every day possible, whitch is usually about every other day because of freekin school >:(
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Post by: Cody G. on September 26, 2006, 03:09:23 PM
pk 4 life   gentlemen...   oh and ladies   sry
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Post by: Some Kid on September 28, 2006, 02:48:41 PM
Hey its Some KId

Im from the NW chicago area. I like paintballing and snowboarding, and did i forget street runnning. I ve been training for about a year now and if anybody is intrested in training with me then you can PM me or whatever.
Title: ArcIo
Post by: ArcIo on October 05, 2006, 01:24:05 PM
A former (and soon to start again) capoierista from SLC that is now in the Mid-Michigan area.  Seen PK about a year or two ago and have been dying to get into it since.  Im a distance runner and i practice Escrima, Kali and Capoiera as well as play airsoft (let me tell you there are definently some tactical advantages to knowing how to move like this) so im strong enough to get myself places and im used to getting beat on so i can take a lot and keep learning.  Glad to see there is a community out there.  Anyone in Mid Michignan?

ArcIo
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Post by: Spry on October 05, 2006, 02:12:09 PM
Jesse Merriman
Newnan, GA (South Atlanta Area)

Anybody local to PTC, Newnan or Fayetteville? Message me.
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Post by: rorschach327 on October 08, 2006, 02:01:48 AM
Hello all,

My name is Mike, I live in the South Nashville, TN area. I am pretty new to Parkour although in high school I was into "freestyle walking" before I even knew what Parkour was. I would really dig meeting some traceurs in my area and picking up some tips/training advice, or just shoot the breeze and chill. So far I've been having some trouble meeting traceurs in my area so any feedback would be appreciated.
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Post by: Excieo on October 11, 2006, 12:51:17 AM
Names' Excieo, procounced either X-C-O or X-say-O, which ever you prefer.  Tis' Latin for "Awaken," which is exactly for which what I plan to use Parkour.  My location is here, there, everywhere, and nowhere at all...but the usual place I sleep is in A-Town, Colorado.
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Post by: Kurokaze on October 11, 2006, 04:43:41 PM
Names' Excieo, procounced either X-C-O or X-say-O, which ever you prefer.  Tis' Latin for "Awaken," which is exactly for which what I plan to use Parkour.  My location is here, there, everywhere, and nowhere at all...but the usual place I sleep is in A-Town, Colorado.

if by A-town you mean Alimosa, i was just there on a road trip, its where my mom used to live, i wish i had known sooner we might have been able to train for a bit.
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Post by: Excieo on October 11, 2006, 05:10:09 PM
o.O  I didn't know we have a city called Alimosa.  A-Town refers to Aurora.
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Post by: Kurokaze on October 11, 2006, 05:37:11 PM
o.O  I didn't know we have a city called Alimosa.  A-Town refers to Aurora.

lol i've never herd of aurora so i suppose we're even, i think alimosa is up in the San Luis valley.
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Post by: Excieo on October 12, 2006, 04:55:46 PM
San Luis Valley?  Never heard of there either, and i'm native born and raised here.  Wow...and Aurora is directly connected to Denver, SouthEast I believe.  Unlike Alimosa, it's actually on the map.
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Post by: Felix The Cat on October 12, 2006, 06:01:25 PM
Hey, the name is Alex. Living in Raleigh, NC and always looking for Traceurs in the area. Normally go by Felix online but it was taken. Member of NCPK for about a month now. Just got into Parkour about 1 month ago but loving it.
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Post by: dak on October 13, 2006, 11:34:30 PM
my names steven but ppl call me dak basicly i just read ppls forums for a month then was like, hmmm..i should sign up and now im here.

i enjoy the things everyday normal ppl do...u know, jumping off of roofs, cat leaping walls, wall running 15 foot walls, konging picknic tables and eating lol 8)
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Post by: Entropy61803 on October 15, 2006, 02:35:12 PM
Hello Im Rodolfo. Im a wanabee traceur from Mexico City, Mexico. I have been lifting weights for about a year now and until recently I've been training my flexibility in order to actually start parkour. I have to say this is one of the best parkour sites I've ever seen, so I signed up.

I'm a physics student and an avid guitar player.

I look forward to learning parkour. Cool site.
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Post by: StormChaser on October 15, 2006, 11:54:17 PM
Hey guyz! Its me Rob AKA Storm

Location - Cambridge City, Indiana

How long been doing PK - 2-3 weeks  :o lol

Who I train with - FreeStyleFox, ShakingAce, and like 4-9 others that i dunno if there on here or not lol

I like talking 2 ppl here on the internet .. haning out w/ friends ... * Spending time w/ my wife * <> Getting Married on April 16, 2007!!  ;D
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on October 16, 2006, 08:48:08 AM
Good to have you here.
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Post by: Johnny Boy on October 16, 2006, 01:40:08 PM
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Getting Married on April 16, 2007!! 
Congratulations
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Post by: PKRainbowChaser on October 16, 2006, 02:01:20 PM
Quote
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Getting Married on April 16, 2007!! 
Congratulations

hey, i already said congrats to you and the lovely girl last night, but also welcome to apk!
as long as your only chasing the storms we should be alright...
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on October 16, 2006, 02:15:21 PM
Yeah your getting married so no chasing our local rainbow!
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Post by: Tyler Cochran on October 16, 2006, 04:19:14 PM
Hey, you can tell pretty easy what my name is since I don't have some cool traceur nickname, but I live in Austin Texas and go to school at ACU in Abilene.  I've been practicing parkour for a little over a month.  I don't have a crew because apparently no one in Abilene does parkour except me  :'(
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Post by: StormChaser on October 16, 2006, 06:43:44 PM
HAHA Yup Yup -- thx all for the Congradulations, and Rainbow, i know u congrats us the other night ... so thx all!! And Welcome everybody to APK!! :-D

~~ PK Storm
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Post by: RaptorX49 on October 20, 2006, 04:08:56 PM
Hey, everyone,
   I'm the noob now! I've known about this website for a long time now but never considered joining until a few days ago. This is my first post with many to come. I have been a member of urbanfreeflow but wanted to chat with people from just the United States. I'm from Michigan and have about a year of parkour under my belt. It'll be nice to see videos of traceurs from America.
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Post by: AjF139 on October 21, 2006, 11:24:36 AM
hey guys im AJ
i am in Illinois


Cubs rule!!!!!
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Post by: Argon on October 21, 2006, 01:41:37 PM
Woot, always need more

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/Saie/owlnoob0bk.jpg)s

Welcome to APK guys. Happy training, and keep spreading the word, all.
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Post by: BrankoogR on October 26, 2006, 05:31:40 AM
hej my name is Branko,
i dont know is it a problem if im not from america?
whell im from slovenia and just started with the basic and every-day training
i also paint and sculpture besides parkour...

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Post by: Brian Belida on October 26, 2006, 05:40:21 AM
Not a problem at all, welcome!
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Post by: Shadow Fox on November 02, 2006, 04:06:17 PM
hey everyone, my name is Shadow Fox. I'm a high school senior currently living in the Bay Area. I've been practicing freerunning/parkour for about six months now and am getting pretty good at it. It's really helped me build body strength as well as help me work on my balance. Other things i like to do are martial arts, sports of all kinds, and acting. Well i don't really know what else to say except this: who's up for a run?
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Post by: like_a_child on November 02, 2006, 04:36:51 PM
hey everyone, my name is Shadow Fox. I'm a high school senior currently living in the Bay Area. I've been practicing freerunning/parkour for about six months now and am getting pretty good at it. It's really helped me build body strength as well as help me work on my balance. Other things i like to do are martial arts, sports of all kinds, and acting. Well i don't really know what else to say except this: who's up for a run?

I am, but not all the way to the Bay Area, sorry ;)
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Post by: Jason Todrick on November 08, 2006, 09:47:46 AM
My name is Jason and I work for Five Ten.
I know some of you know who we are, or have seen me on other forums... for tose that haven't, I'm not here to advertise so I'll just say we make shoes.

After getting involved with Parkour due to work, i'll say... I dabble in it. Truth be told I tink i may be too old and possibly too crippled from previous rock climbing injuries to ever be any good... but it's a great way to spice up a boring evening run.

As I said, I'm not here to shill product, but should anyone have any questions, I'd be happy to help.
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Post by: Chelsea on November 11, 2006, 05:23:29 PM
Hi~! My name is Chelsea and I'm a in the 11th grade in high-school. I just started my parkour training about a week ago so I'm newer then new to everything but I already have a strong passion for it!
If anyone is willing to chat, feel free to AIM me: Angelic Mofia
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Post by: Nicholas on November 11, 2006, 05:34:07 PM
Hey!

I somehow missed this thread entirely when I joined the forums a couple of weeks ago.  So, I will announce myself anyway.  My name is Nick, I live in Port Charlotte, Florida, a town where parkour isn't even a word.  I am a freshman at a local college and thus have pleanty of free time to practice, although I haven't been as self-disciplined lately as I would like to be.  Anyway, it would really be awesome and a real boost to meet other people who are about parkour if anyone's ever in the area.

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Post by: cait sith on November 13, 2006, 09:08:19 PM
What's up people, I'm Kiefer.
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Post by: whiteninja on November 14, 2006, 04:41:14 PM
So, one day I was on YouTube, wasting time, and I saw this. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=huv2sTalt7o) So, after the initial expression of extreme suprise, I became interested in whatever it was he was doing, after some more searching, finding out it was called Parkour, that he was David Belle, the "inventor" of the "sport," and then this site. (http://img6.picsplace.to/img6/23/icon_wacko.gif)

The only experience I have in running is cross country, which I've done for two seasons now... I'd like to try this.



Nice to meet you.
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Post by: troubador on November 23, 2006, 11:53:13 PM
Name's Jim, a oddball wandering musician/writer.  I've just started training (on thanksgiving I guess I like pain), right now I'm on my own, if any of you are from the north suburbs of chicago drop a line.
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Post by: Joe Ramos on November 24, 2006, 12:46:08 AM
hey everyone, my name is Shadow Fox. I'm a high school senior currently living in the Bay Area. I've been practicing freerunning/parkour for about six months now and am getting pretty good at it. It's really helped me build body strength as well as help me work on my balance. Other things i like to do are martial arts, sports of all kinds, and acting. Well i don't really know what else to say except this: who's up for a run?
Just to follow up im in the bay area as well, a freshman in college still trying to get motivated to get the nerve to go out and practice by myself, im Joe by the way
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Post by: jjohanson90 on November 24, 2006, 08:14:55 AM
Hello im josh. i live in Indiana. i saw some sweet videos on youtube and otherplaces and decided to check this out for a little bit. ive been ghosting around the web site as well as these forums for about a week now. just hoping to get into some cool stuff and get into better shape,(which i needed to do, i got lazy) i am 16 yrs old and a junior at zionsville high school. HEY!
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Post by: Havoc on November 26, 2006, 07:22:09 AM
Hi I'm Stephan a.k.a. Havoc.
I live in Belgium.
I train for parkour atleast twice a week, but I guess that depends on the weather :)
Try to do the WOD but just can't always get around to it with school and stuff.
Greetz.
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Post by: Beast on November 28, 2006, 04:55:29 PM
I'm Diana. I live in Southern Indiana.

Just started training for parkour, and am trying to do it as often as possible.
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Post by: Havoc on November 30, 2006, 10:08:44 AM
keep it up!
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Post by: dash on November 30, 2006, 10:16:24 AM
Hey, I guess I qualify as new. :P  I live around the KCMO area, never really done any of this, but it looks interesting, thought I might get into it.
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Post by: Havoc on November 30, 2006, 10:31:50 AM
Oh you should. It's great fun and good for your physique!
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Post by: dash on November 30, 2006, 11:33:06 AM
The trick is getting into the habit of doing it though.  Be much easier if I knew some local people who did it. :P
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Post by: WingMan on December 04, 2006, 12:15:05 PM
Most people are probably savvy veterns or retiring from the sport at my age, 31, but as a HS teacher and Lacrosse coach on his way to the State Police Academy in a couple of months, I'm in better shape now than when I played college ball.  Still new to freerunning; I practice when I can and know that my training will never be done.

Anyone in the Atlantic City/South Jersey area need a training partner?  Give me a shout.

Jack
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Post by: Recurve on December 06, 2006, 06:40:25 AM
hey, i'm a high school junior from the seattle area and have been practicing for about a month...
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Post by: mikegg11 on December 10, 2006, 05:24:15 PM
Hey im from PA close to philly my friend and i just started training with some basics, i've been working on percission and vaults, mainly getting them for hight. hope to learn some new things from people in the area and hoping to go to some jams.
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Post by: Argon on December 13, 2006, 12:20:54 PM
Rock out. Lots of new members. Get to training you guys. Read / watch the tutorials and be sure to condition early and often. Once you start pulling off some of the more fun movements, you won't be able to stop  ;D .
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Post by: iowafreerunning on December 14, 2006, 11:33:57 AM
names cody from Des moines iowa
train with van, sean, korruptid
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Post by: Potato on December 16, 2006, 05:39:06 PM
yo,
name is josh, aka Potato or rock
k- town(kenosha)
Wisconsin
Train 4 months
last one standing in kenosha,


Can u post  videos of urself, like practiceing?
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Post by: apk_warrior on December 16, 2006, 06:26:27 PM
Hey all  name's Cookie  (Matt by Birth)
I don't have a training partner yet,I Live in Largo,Florida.
I'm just starting Parkour.
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Post by: Nicolas Finn on December 16, 2006, 07:23:17 PM
wow..

I should have seen this a LOOOONG time ago.

I'm Nic (Phish preferably). I'm from Toledo, OH. although I lived in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and California for a good amount of time.

I have been involved in Parkour for a long time, but I was never actually training as a Traceur until August (4 months ago), so my "technique" is still fairly sloppy.
I would absolutely LOVE to jam it up sometime, ANYTIME. I just need some notice. I'm 18 years old, (since Nov 15th), and I'll be going to Bowling Green State University next year. by then I'll be willing to jam anytime anywhere (within reason).

If you live in the area, LET ME KNOW. I'll set something up, no problem whether you're good or bad.. I'm still figuring things out, but I can see technique better than I can do, so I can still help others figure out where they're messin' up!

Yeah, that's me!
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Post by: mmuir on December 17, 2006, 03:21:34 PM
Hey im Mark and i live in Cola,SC...if u live in SC talk to me in the SC forum and we can chat there!
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Post by: TheSheeve on December 17, 2006, 09:38:36 PM
Hey all...
My name is Mike aka The Sheeve or Twitch
I am located in the Toledo area of Ohio.
I have been into parkour for about a year now.
I'm part of a group called NWOP (North West Ohio Parkour)
 groups.myspace.com/NorthWestOhioParkour
If your ever in the area, look us up. We are always
looking for people to join us.

-M!KE-
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Post by: Argon on December 19, 2006, 12:32:38 PM
Can u post  videos of urself, like practiceing?

Videos are always welcome, just make it relatively short and to the point. Also, make it clear in the thread title what exaclty the video is, (e.g. training, demo, recent jam, etc.) and whether you are looking for guidance and critiques on any particular move.
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Post by: Ace on December 29, 2006, 05:57:45 PM
I am Ace(Sean) I PK in port Huron. You might know my brothe Nem.
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Post by: RyanZ on December 31, 2006, 10:44:34 PM
names ryan(zore zorro)
 started parkour possibly 3 4months ago
state is ohio
others on the forum i hang with are FFcloud6 possibly Nik soon(maybe)

 group called cpk chardon parkour

anythings else jsut message me



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Post by: Logiq121 on January 08, 2007, 02:28:42 AM
My name is Leonard but LogiQ will suffice for now.
I'm current in the Tempe/Phoenix area of Arizona.
Discovered Parkour about 6 months ago and fell in love with the art.
I've been doing fundatmentals for about 3 weeks now.
I'm hoping to find some more people like myself in the near recent future.
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Post by: theopompos on January 08, 2007, 01:21:54 PM
Hi my name is nickolas and i am new to parkour i only have some experience in climbing
artificial climbing tracks
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Post by: RuKuS on January 08, 2007, 02:58:04 PM
wow...im kinda late really...the names Colby, rukus by my friends. in other words...call me rukus ;) ive been practicing since august 06...actually training for about 5 weeks now...im way out in la...no, not las angeles...louisiana...pm me if ur in the area sometime or if ur around the state (like...mississippi, tex, arkansas)
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Post by: bobbshields on January 10, 2007, 10:33:08 AM
What's up guys.  I'm bobb, out of rock hill, sc.  I've been doing parkour for about a month now, kungfu for about 7.  My buddy got me into parkour, and we train together as often as schedules permit.

I'm looking for other traceurs in the Charlotte area, so if you're nearby, holla.
~Bobb
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Post by: BimboBoy on January 12, 2007, 07:27:27 PM
Nick Ty... still a little knew to parkour, but I've been doing free-running for a bit of time.  Trenton NJ area.... no one else around here that does anything, sadly.
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Post by: Amicus on January 13, 2007, 09:56:47 AM
Hey people!

I'm actually new to this whole parkour thing, so I'm starting from scratch.  But it looks like a lot of fun, and a great workout!  I (currently) live in Mankato, Minnesota.

I don't actually know anyone on this website, I went out looking for a place exactly like this, so that's how I got here.

Anyway, hi!
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Post by: Joey Marion on January 13, 2007, 11:11:55 PM
Heh, Im new to PK too!

I live in Chandler, Arizona and my cousing Tyler got me into it. I'm kinda on my own at pk becuase Tyler lives in Texas. xD
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Post by: Phenomz on February 07, 2007, 09:38:55 PM
Hey Im Adam from Tucson, Arizona. Im pretty new to parkour and any tips will help. 
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Post by: Bertetta on February 15, 2007, 06:57:21 PM
Oops, didn't notice this at first. I guess I should introduce myself here.

Hello, I'm Ryan, AKA Neon.

I'm self named Neon, for nor specific reason. I tried to come up with a name for myself once, back when I started, and tried to use internet translators to translate "Pressure" into latin. (this was because I thought I did better under pressure. I know that's stupid and untrue now). It came out "Neion". So around the time I joined APK, I decided to finally come up with a name for myself, and thought back to that. It didn't seem weird using an element as a name because my friend's PK name is Argon.

I live in central Florida, and I've been doing Parkour for over a year and a half now, and haven't accomplished a great deal because I was pretty fat when I started. I can perform most of the basic vaults for Parkour, but I really need to work on the specific techniques (getting my hips up, etc).

I never did any previous martial arts/sports. I tried competitive sports like basketball, tennis, swimming, but I never stuck with any of it and didn't particularly enjoy it. In truth, out of everything I've ever started in my life, Parkour (and Trombone) is the only thing I've stuck with.

I try to stick to pure Parkour as much as I can, for no particular reason at all. I have a slight disrespect for those who don't make the difference between Parkour and Freerunning, mainly because I believe flips have no place in Parkour. Although, I have to admit, I have been practicing my front flips and wall flips.

I train with Renzhe, if you know who they are. And they've been a great help, even though we disagree on a lot. I train with a few local guys that aren't with Renzhe as well, like Argon (he might post here) and Steve (not sure).

I would like Parkour to stay relatively small, and loathe the day that Parkour becomes anything like skateboarding, a sport, or majorly commercialized (Olympics).
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Post by: Omi on February 16, 2007, 12:02:54 PM
Well made the mistake of posting my hello somewhere else, anyways.

My name is Joe or Omi, whichever.

I'm 20 years old, I've only been into parkour for the last few months. The weather has been horrible so I haven't gotten do do much actual training. Instead i've been focusing on getting my body and mind into shape. Eating and living healthier, which is an area I once had much trouble with. I used to drink to much, party alil to much, and smoke to much. However I happened to see Jump London I think it was on tv one day, I saw the art then and knew that it was something I could do. I actually went out and messed around abit and the exhilaration, the freedom was just amazing it gave me the will to change my life around. I quit smoking, drinking, partying and started taking care of myself. And so that brings me to here, I've never met another traceur in my life nor talked to one so I decided I needed to find some people to poke fun at me and tell me what i'm doing wrong  ;D Anyways happy to meet you guys

~ Omi
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Post by: RuKuS on February 22, 2007, 04:50:13 PM
omi, we wont pick...much. some of us on here do get carried away but keep everything in control and everything will b fine...
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Post by: Kurokaze on February 22, 2007, 06:05:12 PM
where ya from Omi?
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Post by: Omi on February 25, 2007, 11:16:18 AM
I'm from southern missouri originally, but I live near Kansas city,Missouri these days.

P.S Bleach for the win...
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Post by: Kurokaze on February 25, 2007, 01:15:40 PM
I'm from southern missouri originally, but I live near Kansas city,Missouri these days.

P.S Bleach for the win...

Bleach is teh WINNAR!

(omfg e1337! |-|4xx0rz w00t w00t!)

well since you like Bleach, you're cool in my book.  ;)
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Post by: Nicolas Finn on February 25, 2007, 03:25:28 PM
I'm from southern missouri originally, but I live near Kansas city,Missouri these days.

P.S Bleach for the win...

bleach makes my clothes change color! I just use tide
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Post by: Kurokaze on February 25, 2007, 08:20:18 PM
I'm from southern missouri originally, but I live near Kansas city,Missouri these days.

P.S Bleach for the win...

bleach makes my clothes change color! I just use tide

*sigh* :-\
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Post by: fender13 on March 11, 2007, 01:22:18 PM
I'm Rob, I'm 13 (5 feet tall, not always a good thing) and I'm from Dartmouth nova Scotia (I know this is supposed to be just americans but it's the best PK forum I could find).
I was practicing parkour for about 4 months now.

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Post by: FreeStyleFox on March 14, 2007, 07:10:22 PM
Welcome to APK Rob.  I rember my four months :)
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Post by: kage on April 02, 2007, 06:33:36 PM
What is up APK!!! The names kyle, all my friends call me KG or kage, whichever. I've been doing parkour for about 5 months now, and it has opened a new door in my life. I hav been a member here for months, but some reason it wouldn't let me register to the forums. So i had to resort to urbanfreeflow's forums. Anyways it's awesome to finally be able to talk to everyone.... Peace out!
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Post by: Fly High on April 03, 2007, 08:34:30 AM
Hi
  Im Marshall, im 15, I live in SouthWest Missouri.
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Post by: Fly High on April 03, 2007, 08:46:53 AM
OH yeah, Ive been training for about 6months.
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Post by: Rispearski on April 03, 2007, 10:54:58 AM
Sup guys,
    Name is Brad, but you can call me Risp (short for Rispearski, a nickname from the old days).  I'm a 24 year old Paramedic from Rochester Hills, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).  I've been a Traceur for years without knowing what it was, and only recently (past couple of years) have I been training the way I should be.  I'm very heavily into nutrition, conditioning, and my recent engagement.  I spent four years in the Navy working as a weapon system tech for the burliest jet of them all, the F-14, and had a short career as a search and rescue swimmer.
   I only have one problem: For all the great PK that can be found in Detroit, there are surprisingly few Traceurs that I know of.  In fact, I've never seen anyone interested enough to stop talking about it and DO IT.  I'm very eager to be the representative of APK in Detroit (DPK anyone?), and I welcome any of you to contact me with ideas, words of wisdom, or general advice.  Especially if you live in the metro Detroit area (go Wings!).  Thanks for the chance to be part of a truly progressive, and genuinely new sport and way of life.  See my thread on nutrition in the Diet forum.

                                           -Rispearski              Rispearski@yahoo.com
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 03, 2007, 05:02:44 PM
Welcome to apk guys we are really glad to have you here!!!
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Post by: Spok on April 04, 2007, 07:48:56 AM
Hey guys, I am from California and I basically registered here because I might be going out of state for spring break.  And I just wanted to be prepared to see which areas have Traceurs, lol.
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Post by: Xnyper on April 04, 2007, 11:41:36 AM
Hey everyone,  You can call me M@ or Xnyper (X like in Xylophone ) or really whatever suits your fancy, make it creative. 

I've lived in Colorado Springs my whole life—all nineteen years of it—I'm going to college here too (persuing a master's degree in computer systems security).  Whever classes aren't too much I do some martial arts, which I've been doing since I was pretty little, and it's kept me in decent shape; since I discovered parkour I've decided to kick my fitness into high gear.  I've quit smoking, cut the partying down to a minimum, and I'm trying to work out every day.  I've been training PK for about a month.  Never (knowingly) met another traceur, but if anyone's jammin' in my area I'd love to tag along... get schooled as the n00b I am, it'll be fun!
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Post by: Rispearski on April 04, 2007, 01:25:38 PM
Welcome!!
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Post by: skilletman33 on April 05, 2007, 05:26:59 PM
My name is John Williams! I began my physical training like a month ago, so I'm still not that strong yet. I've been searching for people to train with in Buffalo, haven't had much luck. I go to the University at Buffalo, so if there's anyone in the area who wouldn't mind havin a noob kickin around I would really apreciate having people to train with! Otherwise, God bless yall! Peace!

JW
AIM: skilletguy33
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Post by: skilletman33 on April 05, 2007, 05:46:32 PM
It's going to be difficult, as I don't believe there are any traceurs at all in Buffalo NY to train with

Hey, I'm from Buffalo, NY. We should hook up and jam.

-John Williams
AIM: skilletguy33
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Post by: Logan Lay on April 06, 2007, 08:01:37 AM
Traceurs,

My name is Logan (or Saint works), I live in the Northern Colorado area. I've been practicing Parkour for almost 4 months / all my life as the movements in parkour are things I've thought of and played with all my life. I am honoured to be part of a community of fellow "out-of-the-box" thinkers.  8)
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Post by: Andy Keller on April 06, 2007, 08:06:14 PM
Hey all, i'm Andy aka Jag. i reside in Lancaster Pa(yes lancaster, with the amish).

I have been into PK for a few months and am doing ok.

I am, though, not doing enough conditioning. i dont really know why. maybe its that i dont know what to do. hmm. if anyone can PM me a workout schedule, i'd love it. thanks
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Post by: Othniel on April 07, 2007, 11:52:39 AM
Hello, you all can call me othniel.

I'm 18, and I started parkour officially about a year ago, but previous to that I always worked out by acting like a cat/monkey in the playground.  I started parkour already very conditioned, and I am currently involved in the gymnastics team which has help me a huge amount.  Let's see, I'm from Illinois, a chicago suburb.  I pretty much work alone, I don't know anyone in my area who practices.

So yeah, I have been on this site for a while, never posted though...
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Post by: alexlotto on April 08, 2007, 08:34:24 AM
Hello, My name is Alex and I live in eugene oregon. I am looking for some new people to join our team here in eugene there are only about 5 of us. I have been doing parkour my whole life just didnt know what to call it untill recently. I love parkour. If you live in eugene or the same area and want to go free run with me and my team email me at alexlotto420@yahoo.com
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Post by: Hunter Neiblum on April 08, 2007, 08:30:24 PM
Hello evryone! my name says HnRock but I go by Rock  :). I've been doing parkour for 1 year now and I practase evry day. I belive in NO limits and NO boundries! parkour for me is a way to express amotion and the fealing I get when I overcome an opstical that is there to hold me back. Parkour for me... is life.
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Post by: revkon on April 10, 2007, 07:56:34 PM
hey, my name's ben, i'm a busy college student at berklee college of music (that's in boston, ma) but i still find time to practice pk on the weekends.  been training since march 2006
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Post by: Rispearski on April 11, 2007, 02:49:39 PM
Welcome to everyone.
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Post by: pete on April 19, 2007, 01:20:11 PM
names pete as it says, i reside in leeds, england. i know this is an american pk website but its still better than any other pk website ive seen yet.....
none of my friends are into pk but that doesnt stop me having fun :)
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 20, 2007, 11:50:53 AM
Welcome to apk.  I think I have heard of a seen in Leeds but I am not to sure.  Let me ask a couple of people.
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Post by: YoungOne on April 24, 2007, 07:37:07 AM
Hi im Josh aka YoungOne and I'm in central Illinois i have been around for a few months but never really explored the forums until recently. I go to Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL  (it is still kinda central Il). I am glad to have found such a good, strong active community.
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Post by: pete on April 24, 2007, 09:34:03 AM
FreeStyleFox - yeh i think there is a bit of a scene, ive heard (not witnessed) of people who do a bit of freerunning in leeds. ive seen a video which has alot of things done in leeds but it was mainly freerunning so im dont think theres much of a pk scene
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 24, 2007, 11:28:12 AM
Ah well I can still ask around for you if you like.
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Post by: pete on April 25, 2007, 08:08:39 AM
nah its ok i dont mind at all, thanks for offering though
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Post by: Fiona Verschoor on April 29, 2007, 04:21:09 PM
So I thought I had already posted here... obviously I haven't. :)

I'm Fiona, I'm 16 yoa and come from Washington state. I started parkour in December (I had the opportunity to go to a gym jam there and it was an awesome experience), and have been learning all types of cool things ever since. I've been in karate-do for almost 7 years now, and have been interested in parkour for a couple of years.

I am really into hiking and backpacking, as well as climbing and mountaineering. I've always been into the outdoorsy stuff, and am currently a member (team leader) of our local Search and Rescue team. I'm also in Civil Air Patrol, so if anyone is involved with that program, please do message me, I'd love to talk about it.

I think that's about it... if you have any questions feel free to ask. :P
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Post by: Kerbie on May 04, 2007, 04:04:45 AM
Just thought i'd say hi guys. Gonna be sticking around here for a while as im looking to travel a bit in the summer.
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Post by: poweda23 on May 04, 2007, 11:54:30 AM
well i'm david and i just started on wed. from aztec NM and i'm just one of those kids that are looking for something fun to do and Parkour sure does look like it
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Post by: Brandon on May 04, 2007, 02:02:29 PM
Hi im Brandon from Missouri  :-\ hope to have fun w/ all u people on the forum ;D
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Post by: cameo on May 04, 2007, 07:35:33 PM
I'm Sam, from Colorado, 17 years old and not a boy.  I like jumping around on things, so I figure I'll give this a shot and see how it goes.
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Post by: FrootLoops on May 05, 2007, 07:16:44 PM
Hey, the name's Aaron.  I'm what you call a "gravity challenged kid"

no, I'm not fat, but i have no 'ups.

Anyways I live in Indiana, and I've been doing Parkour for 2 months now with two of my friends. 

Seriously, if anyone wants to be my friend, it's cool with me  :)
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Post by: Jabani on May 06, 2007, 03:55:48 PM
Hey all, I live in Columbus OH - if you ever want to train, let me know. I'm just getting into parkour, but I've been doing martial arts for awhile.
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Post by: Fluff on May 06, 2007, 04:01:14 PM
Hey I'm Danny a.k.a Fluffy

I'm live in utah  just stoping to let everyone know i'm here. ;D
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Post by: UtahApocalypse on May 07, 2007, 09:53:47 AM
Hello !

My name is Damon, I am 30 years old and live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. I have never tried any of this, but it looks like a great way to get into shape. I will be starting to work through the exercises and progress up to parkour. This is being focused on a local news channel later today. I hope that I am able to carefully, safely and with allot of fun learn this !!
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Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on May 07, 2007, 07:45:33 PM
Hello! I go by Muse_of_Fire, or MoF for short. I live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have just started parkour. I'm 32 and female, so I imagine that puts me kind of out of the normal demographic. I'm starting slowly: mostly just doing the APK warmups and some running. I am also a professional ballet dancer so I work the APK warmup around my ballet training schedule. This means my parkour training is progressing *very* slowly but that's okay with me. I'd rather do it right and slow than rush things and do it wrong.

I would love to find some other people in the area to train with. I'll be checking out the Wisconsin forum soon enough; just thought I'd say hello here first.

Also, I am a French teacher so if anyone is interested in pronunciation or anything with regard to some of the names of various moves, I'm happy to help (although the resources on this site are already very thorough and great).

Lastly, big thanks to whatever magical power got this forum to work for me. I was having trouble registering and then suddenly, voila, here I am. This community so far has impressed me with its positive, supportive vibe. I'm glad to be a part of it and hope to contribute well.

It's a pleasure to meet you all. *waves and smiles*
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Post by: Prescient on May 10, 2007, 11:11:07 AM
Sup guys,

Ryan from the LV here. (That's Las Vegas for you guys under 21 :)

I like martial arts and running.
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Post by: kwazi on May 11, 2007, 05:24:54 PM
Kwazi here, from Florida. I'm new, but enthusiastic, but not about my surroundings. The buildings here are just like the geography... Flat.
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Post by: Jon Hurst on May 12, 2007, 03:57:49 AM
Hey. Jon here from Salisbury, Maryland. First heard about parkour 3 weeks ago. I can do a rudimentary roll, speed vault, and lazy vault. Tried a monkey vault for the first couple times yesterday. Most turned into speed vaults. The last one I caught my feet and faceplanted into the grass. Gonna try again today head down and hips up.

[edit 5/13]Worked! 6 successful monkey vaults and no faceplants! :D[/edit]
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Post by: Newtown on May 12, 2007, 04:14:48 PM
Hello, i'm Newtown. I don't do parkour alot, but I do Free running tons. I like to incorperate skateboard and rollerblade moves into my running, with stuff like plants, gaps, grabs, spins, and some times, railslides. I hope I enjoy my stay here!
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Post by: ARES^34 on May 13, 2007, 03:18:27 PM
hey yall, this is Jesse, aka ARES34 (Ares because I think it's a sweet name, and 34 because that happens to be my jersey number)
I'm a college football player who needs to be much more agile, flexible, and who just watched District b13. but seriously, I want to incorporate Parkour into my life as a way to improve my ability on the field and a way to have fun.
I'm working on the basics right now here at me casa. I live in a little bitty town so I'm not going to be jumping off any skyscrapers any time soon, so you vets have no need to fret.
cheers
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Post by: Darkwone on May 13, 2007, 04:30:26 PM
Hey guys, Just wanted to introduce myself to the forums... The name is george, im 17, and hail from NYC.  I just started parkour and am kinda in the starting stages....just wanted to say hi
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Post by: ComebackKid on May 13, 2007, 05:46:48 PM
Uhhhhh...I'm Joe, and I'm from Ohio...and uhhh...can someone just point me in the direction of the bathrooms please?
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on May 13, 2007, 07:22:44 PM
Near the Buckeye board after that you can come hang with all of us cool Indiana traceurs and free runners.
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Post by: The Logic Theorist on May 14, 2007, 08:58:19 AM
Sup everyone.  I -finally- managed to get an account registered on here, after trying for months.

I'm Phill.  I live in NE DC a little less than a mile from the Primal Fitness gym (lucky me, right?).  I'm extremely new to Parkour, but I'm in the boot camp sessions Primal Fitness has going on and I hope to get outside on concrete and bust up my shins fairly soon.

I'm also on a competition Rock Climbing team for a climbing gym in the area, so between Climbing and Parkour I manage to be sore or hurting somewhere pretty much all the time. 

If you're in the DC area or frequent Primal Fitness, feel free to hit me up sometime.
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Post by: VAKong on May 14, 2007, 09:07:50 AM
Whats goin on everybody?  My name is Stephen Chafee.  I live in the Richmond VA area.  Haven't seen to many (maybe two other) traceurs here in Richmond.  I've been practicing parkour for about a month now so don't expect too much of me just yet haha.  If any of you Richmonders see this feel free to PM me or something! 
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Post by: Algie on May 21, 2007, 08:00:55 PM
I'm algie!

aka alex griffin.

I'm one of the few traceurs from washington, if i can call myslef one, i only started about a week ago.

anyway i love parkour, ever since i've started its all i've been doing.

and, i train with my buddies zach and kevin in the small town of moses lake. Unfortunately theres not a whole lot of obstacles in a small town. Which kinda sucks. but whatever. We'll probly head over to spkane and stuff just to run once we get our liscences.


anyway thats all.
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Post by: stevegray on May 22, 2007, 09:25:04 AM
Steve here, aged 17 years.  I'm an assistant instructor in Japanese Yoshukai-style karate (getting my certification next month) and I just started learning parkour.  My main practicing area is the high school football stadium and track which is empty until the fall.
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Post by: 11_ßµ§hî_11 on May 24, 2007, 03:53:37 PM
HI!!
My name's Bushi.... as far as anyone's concerned. I'm actually from Canada. Hope there's no hard feelings there :-\

I love jumping around and making people gasp 'cause they think I'm gonna die. Oh ya... I like fighting too.....  ;D

Nice to meet everyone!!
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Post by: Cervias on May 29, 2007, 08:40:33 PM
Hi my name is Tommy, I'm 15 and live in Bethalto Illinois. I just started Parkour a few days ago and today went on my first walk around town looking for things to do. Its a small town here so there isn't really much to do hear except jump some fences and climb things. I train with my friend Josh. If you live around me feel free to hit me up or whatever.
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Post by: Matthew Menze on May 30, 2007, 10:48:58 AM
Uhh, Hi... my names Matt...yeah...

I signed up on this website about a year ago, but havn't used the account much till now. Anyways, hello all.

Matt
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Post by: Muhammad on May 30, 2007, 10:43:31 PM
I'm Muhammad aka Abu-Anwar aka John Howell, from the Columbus Ohio Salafis. All Columbyssinians, holla if ya hear me!

To all my brothers out there in the dunya, salaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatu.
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Post by: LiveToRun on May 31, 2007, 01:34:40 PM
hey all,

the names Patrick but most know me as Villo.

Woodbridge NJ. im lookin for anyone who can run with me.

I love to run, day in and day out i condition and practice.
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Post by: 3R1C on June 02, 2007, 09:37:39 PM
I'm Eric
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Post by: ghoshieguy320 on June 05, 2007, 12:07:31 AM
what's up everybody, i'm Neil from Portland, OR. just discovered parkour and free running and i'm very interested to learn and grow as much as possible, so thanks in advance for the help and info!
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Post by: Megadethjohn on June 06, 2007, 02:54:57 PM
Hey, I'm John. I live in Westchester Il, which is about 15 minutes outside of chicago. I've just started getting into parkour so if there's anyone around here who wants to meet up let me know.
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Post by: Marcos on June 07, 2007, 02:30:03 PM
Hi,

Parkour is the greatest thing I have ever seen.

I just joined the forum a day or so back.

I've been learning about parkour since this past weekend. Believe it or not, I didn't even know it existed!

I did gymnastics in high school. I was ok. However, my mother said to me, "What are you going to do with it after high school?"

Well, it has kept me flexible.

I am a martial arts instructor. I also train police. I'm also just a tad older than most of you. Don't ask.

This week is week zero for me. I am looking forward to regaining some lost ground in my physical training. Parkour just looks like so much fun!

I will check in often to see what you are all up to. But, until I have something worthwhile to contribute I will mostly lurk and learn.

Marcos
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Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on June 07, 2007, 04:04:47 PM
Welcome, Marcos! Sounds like your gymnastics training has served you well! I'm just learning too. This is a great place to do that!

I understand wanting to lurk & learn for a while, but don't be a stranger. Glad to have you with us.
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Post by: Marcos on June 07, 2007, 04:12:34 PM
Muse_of_Fire

Thanks for the welcome.

Gymnastics did have a lasting effect. Glad to know I'm not the only new guy.

I'll be here regularly.

Marcos
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Post by: Muhammad on June 07, 2007, 05:43:11 PM
I'm also just a tad older than most of you. Don't ask.

Don't worry about the age thing. It's a sad condition of our society that people are so fat and lazy, and give up exercise and athletic activities so they can watch television and get programmed.
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Post by: Powell on June 07, 2007, 09:34:41 PM
Hey people!

I'm Powell, a young guy (18) from California.  Just starting parkour (rolls), first time I heard of it (err 2 weeks ago) a few guys i backpack with were jumping off their house roofs... did some research and thought hey, sounds cool!  Been doing Crossfit mixed up with a lot of running for about a year, saw you were affiliated, looking for a challenge... here I am.
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Post by: DaveB on June 07, 2007, 09:57:22 PM
hey whats up everybody my names David I live in Oklahoma. I really like your forum everybody seems really cool ive been browsing around and reading. Just wanted to say hi. Ive known about parkour for awhile and I love running and jumping off of stuff. Anyways I hope I can learn alot here and maybe make some new friends.
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Post by: Wuze on June 07, 2007, 10:52:35 PM
Whats crackin? They call me Wuze and im from Texas and i just recently got into parkour so i suk right now ;)
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Post by: Marcos on June 08, 2007, 10:57:37 AM
Hi Muhammad,

Thanks for the encouragement.

Marcos
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Post by: PK1292 on June 10, 2007, 06:03:40 PM
Pk1292-Zak- just started
 i train with pk123 and psycosis12
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Post by: soccerduud123 on June 13, 2007, 09:08:34 AM
Names Tomas I just started like a week ago and I live in LaGrange Illinois which is about 20-30 mins south of chicago. I am young yet(13) and competed gymnastics for about 3 years. I got bored of that and now I really want to start doing Parkour. I dont do Parkour with anyone on these forums but I have a friend that is interested and plan to start a club once I get to highschool.
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Post by: Andy Keller on June 13, 2007, 07:10:24 PM
Sweet dude, let us know if you need anything. ;)
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Post by: Parkournoob99 on June 17, 2007, 10:35:30 AM
hi, my name is Noah, i live in Vancouver B.C. and love parkour.

I enjoy going to the beach and vaulting/jumping/running on logs and rocks,
and I love long PKR sessions at a park/through the city.

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Post by: Muhammad on June 17, 2007, 07:29:18 PM
Vancouver would be a pretty nice place to do parkour.. you guys have metal railings all over the place.
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Post by: Athlete09 on June 21, 2007, 03:43:47 PM
Hullo,

Right now I'm living in MI, the US. I'm awfully to new to Parkour specifically but I've been doing tumbling, kickboxing, and other martial arts moves for three years and free-running about as long. Parkour though seemed so much more intense, specific, you know so I thought I'd try it out and I'm loving it.
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Post by: Travis Graves on June 21, 2007, 03:49:43 PM
Hullo,

Right now I'm living in MI, the US. I'm awfully to new to Parkour specifically but I've been doing tumbling, kickboxing, and other martial arts moves for three years and free-running about as long. Parkour though seemed so much more intense, specific, you know so I thought I'd try it out and I'm loving it.

Welcome, where are you located in MI?
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Post by: Leodus on June 22, 2007, 01:18:47 PM
Hi everyone, I am known as Lee a.k.a. "Leodus"!

I live in Killen, Alabama.

I am 16 in 4 days...

I am going to Arizona for July if anyone Parkour's or Free-Run's there!

Yeah, just found out about the sport...

I need alot of advice IF you want give it!

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Post by: Maximilian3490 on June 22, 2007, 07:36:36 PM
Hello, i am new my name's max and i just got into free-running even know i have been wanting to do it for years. I'm 18 and i live in New York.
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Post by: Tonyy on June 25, 2007, 06:05:55 PM
Hello Parkour Community!

My name is Tony, I am 17 years old, turning 18  on July 14, I live in New Orleans, Louisiana

I'm very happy to be a part of this community because Parkour is pretty much my life =]
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Post by: Demedunde on June 27, 2007, 09:23:38 AM
ALO, ALO, ALO!
My name is Deme aka Demedunde
I would love to learn some parkour
I have two kids
nuff said... (LOL)
I chill out in Staten island N.Y.C
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Post by: Cage on July 08, 2007, 11:17:32 AM
Heysss

I'm Caleb from PA, I've always interested in Parkour, so I figured I would try it out. I've always been into flashy, intense, activity... so this has always interested me. I've been breakdancing for a few years, and have taken martial arts years back, so I figured I'd really like this. But I did notice the age group of starting around here is like 15-18 years old. I'm 22, haha, so I feel kinda left behind! Oh wells.
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Post by: Andy Keller on July 08, 2007, 03:53:28 PM
Cage, welcome!

Where in PA are you from? I live in Lancaster County.

Good Luck!
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Post by: Cage on July 08, 2007, 08:04:40 PM
Cage, welcome!

Where in PA are you from? I live in Lancaster County.

Good Luck!

Thank ya! I'm glad to be apart of the forum, everyone seems really nice.

I'm from Pittsburgh actually, I think thats a few hours from where Lancaster is? Not totally sure, haha.
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Post by: Andy Keller on July 09, 2007, 07:05:29 AM
It's like 3 or 4hrs, I guess.

Hey, check out the PA forum way down there on the forum home site. It has a few threads about Pittsburgh, I believe.

Good Luck! Let us know if you need anything! ;)
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Post by: Ginzoblue on July 10, 2007, 04:46:40 PM
Hiya the names myles but I like to be called Ginzo.
I like cooking, Running,acrobatics, and causing as much chaos as I can.
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Post by: swamphorse on July 10, 2007, 04:52:37 PM
hello everyone,
My name is Robert and I live in Ocala, Fl. (That's central Florida). I'm new to the way of Parkour but am incredibly addicted already. I'm a personal trainer with a client base of about 25 people and have been craving something to take myself to the next level. Parkour and Crossfit together make that next level for me.
It's great to meet all of you!
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Post by: zerocool on July 12, 2007, 03:01:27 PM
  :D I live in Canada St.Cathrines and my names Nick Oshinov \= ... Still learning the basics after about a month. And I run with a few friends who im gonna force to join ;) cya.... for now....
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Post by: Andy Animus Tran on July 12, 2007, 04:09:12 PM
  :D I live in Canada St.Cathrines and my names Nick Oshinov \= ... Still learning the basics after about a month. And I run with a few friends who im gonna force to join ;) cya.... for now....

Come to www.pkto.ca ..  Kyle Shapiro organizes the St. Catherine's community.  Very good guy, but he's in China for the summer training Kung Fu.  I'm pretty sure the St. Catherine's community wouldn't become inactive just cause Kyle's gone, but it'll definitely get jump-started come September when all the kids go back to Brock.

If you have a car, on Sunday evenings, near the Hamilton side of Burlington, we hold weekly gym sessions at www.burlingtonbg.com between 6-8PM.  We've had some St. Cats people come up on occasion and it's not all too far.  I don't remember if Kyle ever organized the St. Cats gym meets back up, but check the PKTO forums for that.
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Post by: ganphra on July 18, 2007, 12:24:42 PM
Hey everybody! Just signed up yeserday, I hope this isn't a problem but I live in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This is the only parkour/freerunning site I know of. Anyways I've been into this kinda stuff for a while but I'm just getting serious about it now.
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Post by: Andy Keller on July 18, 2007, 12:35:14 PM
I hope this isn't a problem but I live in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Don't worry about it man, it's American Parkour, not US Parkour.

Everyone is welcome to APK.
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Post by: ganphra on July 18, 2007, 12:53:57 PM
I hope this isn't a problem but I live in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Don't worry about it man, it's American Parkour, not US Parkour.

Everyone is welcome to APK.

alright thanks
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Post by: Jordan "Sirlig" Nelson on July 20, 2007, 06:42:58 AM
Hey.  I've only been on APK for a few days, and doing parkour a few weeks, but I realized I never introduced myself in this thread.

I live in OKC, OK (hence my username) and that's all I know to say right now....see ya later.
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Post by: b_ran_runner on July 20, 2007, 02:32:31 PM
yo i just joined this place, though i've been doing parkour for a while. so yeah i'm from roanoke, Va and if anyone wants to have a session feel free to contact me.
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Post by: Guardbug on July 20, 2007, 05:26:24 PM
Wassup all?! I've been doing a bit of Parkour-esque things on the local playground for the past few weeks, avoiding the small children, going when they aren't there much, and I started investigating it more. I may have some questions, and when I do I'll look for answers. I live in Nevada, 16 years old...mmm, I am pretty athletic, pole vault and b-ball mainly..yeah that is about it. Oh yeah, and I am kinda a Star Wars nerd...but that is about it. I am also pretty small, about 5' 2", 105-110 lbs, so I can move around pretty quick and have good reflexes. Catch ya on the flip side!

Guardbug
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on July 21, 2007, 04:49:54 PM
Star Wars rocks!
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Post by: BOREAS on July 22, 2007, 01:13:46 PM
Hi everyone, My name is Bryan and I live in Greenville, SC. I'm fairly new to parkour.  I started about 4 or 5 months ago.  This site seems like it's going to be alot of fun to be apart of.
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Post by: Toxicity889 on July 23, 2007, 10:26:11 AM
Hey everyone! im Nate, I live in Maine.....Maine Parkour!! W0oT! Been doing parkour for the last week and I feel great! I love to jump, climb, swing, and use anything and everything as basicly a big playground  :P ;D
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Post by: CardboardTube on July 25, 2007, 12:29:23 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Justin.  I enjoyed parkour-esque activities through high school and up until I started working a desk job.  Now that I've quit smoking (again) I'm ready to shed my desk gut and and start hurling myself off of railings and walls with abandon  ;)
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Post by: FlyHigh on July 29, 2007, 12:15:58 PM
hey everyone, im alex i live in central florida. I've been practicing parkour for a couple monthes and still learning, looking for people to practice with and new places to practice.
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Post by: ChronicStreaker on July 30, 2007, 05:20:56 PM
 I've been a member of this site for a couple of weeks now and never saw this topic. So I'm a little late in introducing myself but oh well. My name is Kyle and I live in Rochester, New York where I go to Brighton High School. I've only been doing Parkour for around a month and a half, maybe two months. I've been training by myself but at the moment I'm doing what I can to organize Rochester's first big Jam in September.   
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Post by: Chad Zwadlo (Zwadloc) on July 31, 2007, 08:34:26 AM
Hey, my name is Chad Zwadlo from Menomonie, WI and I've actually been doing Parkour for probably about 8 years (but we never really knew it had a name back then and we weren't that serious about it).  I'm 23 years old and a 2nd degree black belt in American Freestyle Karate.  I've got a crew of about 6 people in town here and we call ourselves Mercury Parkour.  I'm hoping to start going to jams and meeting more traceurs in the near future!  If you're interested in knowing any more about me you can check out my myspace - http://www.myspace.com/zwadlo
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Post by: Dark Infinity on August 03, 2007, 02:43:14 PM
Hey I am Matt from Honolulu, Hawaii. Brand new to the sport, seems like it will be a blast... ;D
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Post by: Asphalt on August 03, 2007, 02:47:18 PM
Hey Guys, the name's Sean.  I'm 28 living in Kannapolis, NC.  Thats just above Charlotte.  I jsut dicovered Free Running But I used to be a climbing and ropes course instructor and have done quite a bit of tumbling so this seems to be something I really wanna get in to.  my AIM is Elesmere and my yahoo is Teachingclay.  I really want to make some contacts in the area so please add me and drop me a line.
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Post by: Xetrlal on August 05, 2007, 01:38:08 PM
Hey everyone, My name is Jon (16, almost 17 years old), and I have known about PK for a while, and have wanted to start doing it for a long time, but have just recently (A few months) started to train my body for it, getting the moves down, the basics, all that, and well, I just want to say, that PK is awesome, and I can't wait until I get really good, I look forward to years and years of fun, and I am sure I will make some friends along the way, well, until next time!
-Jon
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Post by: Rockerflame on August 05, 2007, 11:32:12 PM
hey, i just learned about PK last week and i have become slightly obsessed. my entire childhood consisted of me pretending to run from things as fast as possible and planning routes through, over, and beneath things to get away. i always experienced this strange thrill within when ever i reach that center when you run with reflex and without thought. a few months back i saw something on urban ninjas and from one thing to the next i came across parkour and free running and then to this site. i am 100% behind the lifestyle of PK im so sick of the fighting mindset i love how pk teaches to find different ways to overcome the same obstacle instead of the same bullheaded actions of kill kill kill. anyways, i am now here and i would LOVE to learn this lifestyle but i have natural obstacles that are a major hindrance, i am 6'7" tall 235lbs college student. i played basketball for 8 years but one year of college has thrown that body out the window. and even when i played i wasn't super athletic i was just tall. I'm afraid my lack of coordination and just my overall size will keep me from being good at PK. does anyone have words of advice or anything. thanks and sorry for such a long post.
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Post by: Rockerflame on August 05, 2007, 11:33:02 PM
hey, i just learned about PK last week and i have become slightly obsessed. my entire childhood consisted of me pretending to run from things as fast as possible and planning routes through, over, and beneath things to get away. i always experienced this strange thrill within when ever i reach that center when you run with reflex and without thought. a few months back i saw something on urban ninjas and from one thing to the next i came across parkour and free running and then to this site. i am 100% behind the lifestyle of PK im so sick of the fighting mindset i love how pk teaches to find different ways to overcome the same obstacle instead of the same bullheaded actions of kill kill kill. anyways, i am now here and i would LOVE to learn this lifestyle but i have natural obstacles that are a major hindrance, i am 6'7" tall 235lbs college student. i played basketball for 8 years but one year of college has thrown that body out the window. and even when i played i wasn't super athletic i was just tall. I'm afraid my lack of coordination and just my overall size will keep me from being good at PK. does anyone have words of advice or anything. thanks and sorry for such a long post.
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Post by: Muhammad on August 06, 2007, 11:43:21 AM
Being a really tall traceur is not a bad thing. Your height shouldn't be a hindrance. In some aspects it could even be an advantage. Every person has a different body and a different style. You will bring your own variation to the table for sure. Anyone who has at least three working limbs could learn parkour I believe, they just have to be motivated and have the desire to get out there and learn. So if you're really tall, and through training you learn to flow smoothly from obstacle to obstacle, it will probably make you feel alot more confident in yourself and your abilities, which will in turn affect your whole outlook on life. It doesn't matter if you're short, tall, or medium in height. Your coordination will surely improve if you train consistently.
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Post by: MoorTheLight on August 09, 2007, 01:37:04 PM
Hey, I live in Muskegon, MI.  Been practicing...not long.  Never realized how much you can use your environment, appreciate what you guys do here at apk.  I don't know anyone around that partakes in parkour, it would be fun to meet up with some people.
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Post by: Zuxzux on August 11, 2007, 07:48:02 PM
Hey I missed this when I signed up but my name is Grant and I'm from Arvada, Colorado. I've been practicing Parkour for a few months now and love it. Seems I grew up in a good state for it too.

I like fast cars, girls, music, parties, parkour, the same ol' stuff.

Having a blast meeting people and hanging out at the CO Jam so far too.
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Post by: Dr_Mike on August 12, 2007, 02:51:11 PM
Hey all,

Mike from Davis, California

I've been a forum lurker for a while, and decided to post.

Just getting started at parkour, but i have 11 years of martial arts to work from
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Post by: austin on August 13, 2007, 06:05:39 AM
sup fellas its austin from the copk jam.


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Post by: king_of_rooftops on August 14, 2007, 09:14:28 AM
Hey,

I am new to this thread but not to parkour, just now started refurbishing on some of my skills so I decided to join a forum. Glad I found this one! ;D
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Post by: dementedwombat on August 15, 2007, 06:54:05 AM
`Ello

Height: 6' even

Age: 15 (I look 20)

I live in Boise, Idaho, and want to start Free Running.
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Post by: Kasper on August 15, 2007, 04:06:13 PM
Hey, my names arron and im livin in W. Virginia, but im from the slums and cities of illinois. Just started parkour aug. 10 and love it. can't do much  but i can already feel a difference in coordination strength and flexibility.
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Post by: Daemon of Dunasthai on August 15, 2007, 06:36:22 PM
Hey peeps, the names Daemon and i'm from Erath louisiana. I know not a single person around here knows where that is, so i'm 20 min south of Lafayette. I've been into pk for about a month now. Actually, its a month today! Yay!

Me and my bro have a little group that practice around abbeville and lafayette. WE're in the process of getting a jam together on the First of September. Maybe if some people would like to come out, it would be beast to meet some more traceurs!!!
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Post by: Nalla on August 17, 2007, 12:45:17 PM
Hi all My name is Allan and I run www.parkourcentral.tv.

Parkourcentral.tv should be your central access point for all your parkour footage from here you can get access to all things parkour.

Get out there get if filmed and get it on parkourcental.tv

I hope to see/speak to you all soon.

Have fun doing what you do!!!!!!1
Title: Damn... I feel like a relic.
Post by: Blubbernaught on August 17, 2007, 10:51:38 PM
Howdy folks! 

My name is Scott and I'm an alco... Erm, wait.  Wrong meeting.

Lets try this again, shall we?

Hi, I'm Scott and I have just made the decision to try and change my life drastically.   Now I have to overcome many years of abuse and neglect to my body, in order to try and get myself into some sort of decent shape.  I'm completely new to Parkour, though when I was much younger I played around with the basics as most children do.    Now I'm 32 years old and counting, have lived a mostly sedenatry life for the past decade and change.   I'm in the process of trying to quit smoking after a bit more than a decade of that as well.   My eating habits and diet are horrible.  I'd say I'm relatively healthy in view of that, but I have no stamina, not that strong and all the flexibility of a week old bagel.

This is gonna be a long, painful process.   Especially as I am doing it on my own and have always found 'working out' to be tedious and have a hard time forcing myself to keep at it.   Parkour caught my interest though, the philosphies behind it... the basic idea, it's appealing.   Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it.

It's really intimidating looking around and realizing how few people I see trying to do this at my age.  90% of the people I see in vids, or even posting on forums seem to be in their teens still.  What I wouldn't give to have the resiliency and adaptability I had then.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Muhammad on August 17, 2007, 11:15:16 PM
Hey Scott, welcome to American Parkour. You have made a good decision regarding your lifestyle. I advise you to stick close to this forum, and read as much of the information here as you can between your training sessions. It will help you to post alot on here, because the feedback you get will be very useful, and it will help you to establish a relationship with the other members. That in turn will help keep you motivated. The camaraderie found within parkour is one of the things that helps people to stick with it. Trust me, you can learn alot here, even from the younger members. Don't let the age thing inhibit you. There are others here who are older than us. I am 33 and will be 34 very soon, and since I started training, my living habits have completely changed. I feel I'm in better shape now than I have been in many years. So with that, I hope to see you around in the future!
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Post by: Coreydh11 on August 20, 2007, 12:33:25 PM
Hey everyone,

My name is Corey and I live right next to Philly. I just got into parkour 2 weeks ago and now i'm like crazy for it. I'm only 14 but ever since i was a kid i would always play 'hot lava' or 'don't touch the ground' at every playground i've been to. and now i'm just steppin it up a notch or three.
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Post by: EpsilonKias on August 24, 2007, 06:07:38 PM
Yo! 'Name's Daniel and I've been doing PK for around 3-4 months on and off, seriously getting into it recently reminded me of why I wanted to do this in the first place, To improve myself in all manners. Though it sucks being kinda short, makes vaulting those higher bars a pain.

I'm aslo celebrating my 18th birthday in about 2 weeks. (September 6th). I aslo do other hobbies that keep me in shape and nice and flexable, Some soccer, a bunch of Poi, juggling, yo-yoing and glowsticking and I TRY to eat right, though that doesn't seem to happen to much (CHOCOLATE!!)

Hope to become an active member of the forums and to improve myself in terms of Parkour, Freerunning and all around... Um, Stuff! =)
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Post by: theLizzard on August 24, 2007, 08:39:15 PM
Hey everyone. I'm Liz, I'm 29. I recently moved from the Twin Cities (MN) area to the Oshkosh, WI area. I'm getting into parkour to improve my poor balance, boost my fitness (no matter how much time I spent on weight machines at the gym, I never felt any strength improvement. Whenever I do real world things that involve certain muscle groups, I do notice improvement.) have fun, and possibly get over my fear of heights. I'm a complete newb, so for now I'm working on improving my endurance, lands, rolls and balance. I also realize that I will likely be training on my own.

I'll be taking a slow and cautious approach to my training. I'll be working on my upper body strength at the same time that I tackle the basics in hopes that in a few months I'll be strong enough and confident enough to advance to some of the feats that require more upper body strength.

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Muhammad on August 24, 2007, 10:15:41 PM
Hey Liz, welcome to American Parkour :)

I think you may find what you are looking for in the discipline of parkour. It has many many benefits, and dedicated traceurs are probably some of the strongest, most physically fit people on the planet. You can be one of them. If you are interested in finding other traceurs to train with, check out the section of this forum dedicated to Wisconsin. There are probably others in the Oshkosh area who are training. It would be good for you to connect with them, because it will help you to learn. Also, we have a section for women, where you can introduce yourself to the other females who are into parkour. See you around!

Wisconsin Forum: http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/board,110.0/

Women's Forum: http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/board,146.0/
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: SoSoFiZzY on August 26, 2007, 09:03:13 AM
Hi there,

My names Fizzy and i'm 19.

I have been reading up on parkour for about a week and I am absolutely determined this is what I want to do.

Check my blog post for more info.
I have always had an interest in Parkour but never knew what it was called!
The art of forward movement and utilising and re-directing impact and movement is very intersting because it is the key to flow.


Beleive it or not, before I started reading up on Parkour, when I happened to come accross somewhere I needed to jump down of, I would always instinctively land flat on my feet, BUT I would place my hands firmly on the ground.

After reading that landing the proper way is to land on the balls of your feet almost as if your tip-toing. I attempted this just to see if the impact was less, and indeed it is.
It is those positive vibes that keep me wanting to go into this direction, and I would want to make it my new way of life.

Basically I am from the UK but I will be in Baltimore, MD mid-october. That is when I truly want to start my journey as a Traceur. I want to progress, move forward, forward to my destinations, and forward in life, forward in body health.

I have always been lazy to excersise, and being 5'4 - 5'6, height is a slightly limiting factor, but that is merely another "minor" obstacle for me to overcome.

I feel that training for Parkour and each time I attempt something, it in itself is esxcersise enough for my body to grow slowly at its own pace. That is somethign that will help me progress and do larger acts years down the line.

Because at the moment, I do not excersise, so any excersise I do, will be taken the most of by my body. I feel I can progress quite quickly and I know not to attempt something my heart says I can't pull off.

I am currently (here in UK) practising the roll. Landing I think i have got, as from now on be it from 1 feet or more, I will now instinctively land the proper way (almost tip-toes) and bend with impact. And instinctively use my hands when neccessary (slightly higher drops/jumps)

I am getting the grips of the roll, practising on carpet, i don't feel too much at all going diagonally down my back, maybe thats because the shower is usually blasting at my back, i feel alot less in that area than anywhere else. But that tells me I can move from carpet to grass or even concrete sooner than others expect. But for the moment, thats going ahead of myself because I will only move from carpet once I can actually do the roll without having to think and remember to tuck my head or dhand placement, where it comes to me naturally. At the moment I am only grasping the art of the roll, it is still very hard for me to complete in its manner.

I am on a new learning curve and my mental health has never been better.

I have practised to some degree, a little aikido, understanding and making use of redirecting other peoples forward momentum aimed towards me, AWAY from me, and I feel that knowledge will assist in my Parkour.

I have also studied and to some degree capable when relaxed the taming and art of Chi. Spiritual energy to assist my physical energy. For instance, bending a steel reinforcement concrete bar with the weakest muscle in your body (your neck!).

I hope that these things in my repertoure will help me progress with Parkour.

I am very enthusiastic and confident in that I will suceed to reach my goal!

Thank you!

Fizzy
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Zachary Cohn on August 26, 2007, 03:10:36 PM
Hey Fizzy. Will you be in Baltimore for a while? I train about 30 min south of Baltimore, and there's a high density of people in the DC area. RandomPKGuy lives and trains in Baltimore, so you could probably meet up with him sometime.

I'm in New York at school for most of the sept-may time, but check out the mid-atlantic board and you're sure to find  more people to train with.

Hope to see you around!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: SoSoFiZzY on August 26, 2007, 05:39:57 PM
Hey Fizzy. Will you be in Baltimore for a while? I train about 30 min south of Baltimore, and there's a high density of people in the DC area. RandomPKGuy lives and trains in Baltimore, so you could probably meet up with him sometime.

I'm in New York at school for most of the sept-may time, but check out the mid-atlantic board and you're sure to find  more people to train with.

Hope to see you around!

Yeah, i'l be living in Baltimore permanently (unless opportunity opens up on the westcoast). Thanks man, yeah for sure, I will hook up with you and the guy you mentioned. It's nice to know that i'l soon be able to start my journey with the help from others!

Thanks man!

Peace
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on August 26, 2007, 06:09:24 PM
Feel free to IM me anytime (aim: superhappydud, MSN: sir_happydud@hotmail.com) if you want to chat.
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Post by: jamie79512 on August 26, 2007, 07:37:43 PM
Whats up guys? Im James, im from a little town in west texas. Ive been around the site for a while, just deciding to speak out. I was wondering how you guys go about getting over the fear of vaults? The dash vault is terrifying for me, i cant bring myself to try it
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Post by: Muhammad on August 26, 2007, 07:58:46 PM
Try it in a padded soft environment to help you overcome the fear. A gymnastics gym can be helpful sometimes, or your living room couch.
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Post by: Big_Red on August 27, 2007, 11:15:22 AM
Clifton here, aka Big_Red. Columbus, OH. and been practicing for about 3 solid weaks. Nothing impressive yet, but I definately love the discipline and will be practicing quasi-religiously until I'm great. Anyone in Columbus, lemme know and mebbe we can do a run sometime.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Muhammad on August 27, 2007, 11:33:39 AM
Good to hear from you Clifton.

The Ohio State University Parkour Club is open to any and all interested individuals, whatever your skill level. Beginners are welcome, as well as those advanced in experience. The more advanced traceurs will help coach and train the new incoming members so that all may benefit. Both students and non-students are encouraged to join and partake in our practices and activities.

To keep up to date with our regularly scheduled training sessions, join the OSUPK Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2446352640)

We hold most of our training sessions on OSU Campus, meeting at the Wexner Center. Here is a map so you may find us.
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Post by: Muhammad on August 27, 2007, 11:39:42 AM
Also, Clifton,

This weekend there will be a great opportunity for you to meet traceurs from all over Ohio, and even some from out of state. Sunday we are hosting the 3rd Annual Ohio Labor Day Jam. Click here for the details: http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,5805.0/

Hope to see you soon!
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Post by: beast93east on August 29, 2007, 09:03:48 AM
hi,

name's andy, im from the appleton area (hortonville to be exact) i am just getting into the whole parkour thing and would like to learn more. im around 6'3" or so and very athletic.  any tips or help would be much apreciated.
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Post by: TogaLive on August 29, 2007, 01:26:35 PM
Hey guys, New here obviously :p

I'm getting started in Parkour and plan to be doing it for life, atleast as long as I can run lol.

Anyways xboxlive gamertag is TogaLive, names Austin.

Cant wait to pick your guys' brains for some tips
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Post by: CulvertSpelunker on August 29, 2007, 05:40:37 PM
Hi all, I'm John and I have known about parkour for a year, but didn't try it until last week. Now I'm completely obsessed. I train with some of my buddies and were slowly building speed.

I hail from UVa. I live on campus so it's easy to go find places to practice on. While I am still totally newbish in considerations to parkour, I have been training diligently for the past two years on upper body strength. Sadly, my legs are weak as silly putty. I find the principle of well-roundedness in parkour really refreshing after specializing for so long.

Yep, and about the name-- the storm drains and steam tunnels under the University are really something worth checking out.
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Post by: Muhammad on August 29, 2007, 06:44:14 PM
another urban explorer :)

I've done a bit of that Culvert Spelunking as you call it. It's weird traveling underground in the city. Did you ever stop under parking lot drains and yell up at the people when they walk over? It's really funny to see their reactions.
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Post by: CulvertSpelunker on August 30, 2007, 01:54:50 PM
nope, but I'll certainly put it on my List Of Cool Things To Do     ;)
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Post by: ShidoTakashima on September 01, 2007, 06:28:21 PM
Hi everyone,

my names Jade AKA ShidoTakashima, and I'm pretty new to the idea of Parkour but from what I've heard and seen(and researched), I believe it is the perfect physical activity for me. and thats coming from a girl that hates most sports or competition on any level. I think what sparked my interest at first, was the Ninja like quality of it  ;D heh...but the more I researched the more I found that I liked not just the way of motion...but I also love the lifestyle behind it.



Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Muhammad on September 01, 2007, 07:28:02 PM
Awesome Shido, welcome to APK.

Stick around here. There is alot of useful information and plenty of cool people with positive attitudes to benefit from on this forum, so make yourself at home. :)

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Post by: taato on September 01, 2007, 08:45:24 PM
ello all! I am bill from nashville tennessee, not many people around here even know what this is but i am trying. I started in rock climbing and then buildering and so on untill i got to this, what a blast. anyways if your in tennessee or coming to tennessee hit me up i have a few paths in nashville (yes i climbed the bat building) but always looking to learn.
cheers
bill
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Post by: JMac32 on September 02, 2007, 03:43:12 PM
Hey guys im new my name is joe. im 12 yrs old im turning 13 on sep 7th
i live in iowa, there really isnt much parkour around here. i would like to get really good at parkour, nice to meet u guys
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Post by: Muhammad on September 02, 2007, 03:56:33 PM
well joe, you will have to be the man to step up, and make the parkour around there :)
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Post by: Makoa on September 05, 2007, 06:14:53 AM
Hello American traceurs and traceuses, and all the international practitioners who realize APk is a great resource.  :D
Been training and loving it since April 2007, in New York City.
To the New York Parkour guys, it's Tom.
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Post by: SurfSwell17 on September 05, 2007, 10:55:36 AM
 ;D Hey I am Wesley from Wilmington DE looking for something better than cross country
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Post by: Meoya on September 10, 2007, 11:52:00 AM
Hello all, My name is TAz, I'm a 14 year old girl from Ohio, I love all kinds of spots, but I wanted to find somthing a bit more my style, I'm not majorly into competition, so I have some difficulty in other sports, but I'm hoping that Parkour is the sport for me!
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Post by: Muhammad on September 10, 2007, 12:01:44 PM
Hi Meoya, I am from Ohio too. If you are anywhere near Columbus, you are welcome to come train with the OSU Parkour Club anytime you like. There is another girl on our team who is now training regularly, so you wouldn't be the only female. :)
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Post by: 4LAO on September 11, 2007, 08:36:57 AM
Hey, I'm Benjamin from Portland, Or.  I'm 18, I went on my first Parkour jam with the group here about a year and a half ago.
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Post by: Corey Cedeno on September 11, 2007, 09:00:07 AM
ello all! I am bill from nashville tennessee, not many people around here even know what this is but i am trying. I started in rock climbing and then buildering and so on untill i got to this, what a blast. anyways if your in tennessee or coming to tennessee hit me up i have a few paths in nashville (yes i climbed the bat building) but always looking to learn.
cheers
bill

Same thing happened with me, run fast and climb hard dude. 

There are several people in the Nashville area.  Check out our TN forums.
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Post by: magus1230 on September 12, 2007, 09:23:24 AM
im new to this, and im not iin great health, but not the worst health, how long should i expect to train before i actuly consider practicing parkour?
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Post by: Muhammad on September 12, 2007, 10:08:34 AM
A combination of regular conditioning and working out, coupled with learning parkour basics will do the trick. When starting out with the actual parkour practice, keep it simple, at ground level, and make sure you always stretch and warm up before launching into any vaults or jumps.

Basic parkour would include practicing precision jumps at ground level or on low objects, and some of the most simple vaults over rails or low walls. You will quickly find out what shape you are in with just those basics. Advanced parkour requires dedication, rigorous training, and lots of time and patience. The reward however makes it all worth the while, so take your time. There is no need to rush anything. Expect to do many many repetitions of movements in order to achieve the strength, coordination and skill required to do it right. If at all possible, find people near you who are already training, and learn from them. This will help you a great deal, as will staying active on this forum.

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Post by: wolf549 on September 12, 2007, 02:16:40 PM
Well hello there fellow traceurs. My alias is Wolf but my real name is Chris and I've recently started up parkour as a good form of exercise as well as having fun. I live in Edina, Minnesota and am a senior at EHS. I started about two weeks ago when my friend created a facebook group called Freerunners and I was invited. At first we didn't really practice, we just went around some parks and did some monkey bar training, mainly balancing. I then decided to look up some parkour videos and websites to see if we could get started. I found this site, registered and started looking through the tutorials and the basics to getting started. Since then we have been meeting every weekend to do a few runs with each other at our local Community Center. I have now started practicing on my own. I practice at Cornelia elementary everyday after school now. If anyone else is around that area (Bloomington/Edina) and would be willing to train from about 3:45 - 5:00 with me it would be even better. My friend can't because he has cross country.

I've familiarized myself with the forum but I thought I might post in here to get the big picture from people :)
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Post by: Sterlingspider on September 12, 2007, 04:09:45 PM
Hey, my name's Sterlingspider
I'm from Long Island, New York and currently living near Stony Brook. I'm in my late 20s and have absolutely no training so far (well, unless you count my entire childhood) but I bumped into an unfamiliar word in passing a handful of days ago, looked it up, and fell in love with a philosophy. I had been thinking about taking up running for fitness but running in and of itself really doesn't excite me and I was worried about injury. Parkour however, that's something I can get behind, mostly because when I'm feeling physically fit that's how I move through space anyway (and I love the community emphasis on safety). 

I've always been an under the railing, over the fence, jump the pothole, dive through the gap sort of person but sadly the physical limitations I've had over most of the last decade (some old injuries I babied way too much and some issues with adult onset scoliosis) have smooshed a lot of that out of me. I've realized recently though that most of my limitations are based on muscle issues. I gain muscle very quickly, and am stupidly flexible even when I'm not working on it and while the scoliosis will always be there and will always make physical things a bit harder, at base few of my issues couldn't be pretty much reversed by proper fitness.

So this is going to take time, but I look forward to becoming myself.  ;D
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Post by: made_one on September 14, 2007, 02:40:52 PM
hey im made my real name is joao im portuguese and 14years old  and im starting parkour any tips??
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Post by: neb155 on September 15, 2007, 06:16:45 PM
hey its neb
im a beginner and i need help
please check out the topic vault help
thanks
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Post by: notsuperman on September 16, 2007, 03:17:06 PM
Hey everyone, I'm new. My background would be that I discovered parkour along with tricking in the winter of last year, did no training until about spring. From there, I've done cross training in both of them, but haven't really trained rigorously enough to do too much, with swim team and work and school. I'm a junior in highschool and have become really busy, but for parkour, really the best I can do is that roll and landing into a roll as that's about all I've trained. I'm hoping to practice a little more, if I get more free time and the weather clears up. I hate Seattle weather.
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Post by: EffingNinja on September 17, 2007, 04:28:07 PM
Hey, My names Jon. NO neeto name yet... I guess.  I kinda started doing this a while ago, adn just kinda called it freestyle walking.  Then i found out..about a year later that it was an actual thing.  I play soccer, and love climbing and jumping, so, I'll probably be getting more into it.  I have a few parks around me, in NH.  and theyre fun for alot of stuff.  Me and my friend just kinda go and chill there and parkour for fun. 

PS I love manhunt!
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Post by: steveo32 on September 17, 2007, 05:46:49 PM
whats up im steveo ive been doing parkour for a few years and love it i love it so much that i got it tattooed on my chest the parkour symble any how im 20 almost 21 and enjoy jumping off hi shit and doing flips and rolls and kong vualts and shit like that any ways nice to meet you all im out

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Post by: magus1230 on September 18, 2007, 09:41:59 AM
well, ive been into acrobatic stuff since i could remember, and i like jumping and all that, ive been always thrilled to just vault over stuff and i like to climb, i can do basic repetitions for a while, but when it comes to the running, im like a fish outa water, cant runn for very long, and i dont know that any one reletivly near me even knows about parkour or free running, its an uphill climb
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Post by: SOLID_SNAKE on September 18, 2007, 03:14:06 PM
This is snake...my bed hehe..i live in croatia and prakour man.hehe bat this is fore me forum.pozz see ye..good night-i must go sleep haha..
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Post by: SOLID_SNAKE on September 18, 2007, 03:14:38 PM
This is snake...my bed hehe..i live in croatia and prakour man.hehe bat this is fore me forum.pozz see ye..good night-i must go sleep haha..
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Post by: SOLID_SNAKE on September 18, 2007, 03:38:31 PM
This is snake...my bed hehe..i live in croatia and prakour man. bat this is fore me forum.pozz see ye..good night-i must go sleep.soon forgotten,im a new and myself is tomislav (solid_snake in a parkour nick).now fact goo to sleep.pozz
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Post by: Muhammad on September 20, 2007, 07:17:05 AM
that was awesome. LOL

što ima snake!
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Post by: shinkoparkour777 on September 20, 2007, 03:05:41 PM
Hay fellow parkour brethern, finally found a place where people are interested in what I am.
nice to meet you all.
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Post by: whitefluffyninja on September 23, 2007, 01:00:47 PM
Im Dj aka whitefluffyninja I live in coral springs Florida and I've pretty much mastered my kong vault and roll.
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Post by: Mr. Quick on September 24, 2007, 09:42:36 PM
Sup peoples
My name's Josh, and I currently live in Nashville, TN.
Just getting started with this freerunning thing, would love to find anyone to train with in the Nashville area.
See ya round
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Post by: StuPac on September 25, 2007, 06:35:29 AM
Hey all - Stu from Ruston Louisiana here.  Brand new to this but its cool.  I'm about 6' 200 lbs and right now just really working on getting the roll perfect which is a task in itself.  Always looking for some helpful advice and its great to see this site.  Let me know if anybody's in Louisiana anytime soon. 8)
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Post by: Samuel96 on September 25, 2007, 08:09:06 PM
I'm Sam, I live in wasington I'm new to pk, but am much better than I was.
I dream of training with david belle.
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Post by: TheAfghan237 on September 26, 2007, 02:40:02 PM
This is the Afghan237,

My partner in crime is Mookoo13

We a making our first movie, so wish us luck thanks
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Post by: Muhammad on September 27, 2007, 07:18:46 AM
Afghani? Ch'tor asti imros? Khup asti?
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Post by: zippermax on October 01, 2007, 07:33:33 AM
Hey, everybody!

Name is Ann, I'm from Bayonne, NJ, which is wicked close to NYC. I've been playing at parkour in a very small way for the past six months and have been researching it a ton, but I am just begining seriously conditioning and training.

Some stats? ...I'm 20, in college, double major in Media Arts and English Writing, work at a cruise port....can't think of anything else that is relevant. Anything you're interested in knowing, just ask and I'll get back to you.

Hope to meet some of you soon!

-Ann
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Post by: hyako223 on October 03, 2007, 09:57:07 AM
Hello my name is tyler.
i live in granite city illinois.
not many places to do parkour here... well none that i have found
i have recently started doing parkour.
i would like for ppl to give me tips and advice in many areas.
like, what exercizes will help me the most.
or good parkour drills.
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Post by: stoneseeker on October 07, 2007, 10:16:24 PM
hello my name is coreyz goss i rock climb and im looking into starting to train doing some free walking! i came here for advice and tutorials maybe even to meet up with some kentucky people that know how to parcour!
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Post by: Sylk on October 08, 2007, 05:02:26 AM
Sup i'm new too parkour and im in UT would like tips on how to start and find someone in Ut
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Post by: Zat on October 08, 2007, 09:48:31 AM
This is Zat (Austin), new to parkour here but I'll be working on it.
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Post by: ISnuffer on October 08, 2007, 05:02:05 PM
Hey, I'm Isaac :).  I'm a 15 year old sophomore Christian Skateboarder from southern WV(I know no religious talk but that was simply from an introductory point of view).  Well, a while ago I read about parkour and decided it sounded interesting, so I tried it for a bit, but then stopped pretty much when I started staying inside all the time, doing barly any parkour and a bit of skating (never got to good though).  So now, my parents won't let me skate for a while (leg injury, they're worried over nothing), so I decided to start parkour out again, one for my somewhat needing adreneline mind, and somewhat because I'm starting to gain quite a bit of weight, then of course to start something else fun in my life (especially since I'm one of the few peopl within my region who will do it) (started back this afternoon after school to be honest).  So hey, hope I fit in well enough :)
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Post by: ppdaniel on October 10, 2007, 05:43:15 AM
Hey all,
Paul Daniels
University of Michigan
I do paintball and ju jitsu.
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Post by: Harrison at AlaskaParkour.com on October 11, 2007, 03:36:15 PM
Hey it be Harrison Lane.

I'm in Team Fused Parkour.
I train with Jason Murrak (Sorry dude I can't spell your last name :S)
I'm newish (no, not jewish :p)
I'm in High school still :(...

As soon as I become a Grad Parkour/Freerunning is going to be my definition :)
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Post by: cold snap on October 11, 2007, 04:05:11 PM
Hey I'm cold snap.  I have just recently gotten into parkour, and I love the underlying philosophy as well as the movements themselves.  I'd love to learn anything an everything, especially some interesting training techniques. 
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Post by: Muhammad on October 11, 2007, 04:43:46 PM
Don't worry about the techniques so much, just condition your body a LOT. That is more important, because if you do that, the techniques will be much easier to learn, and you will be alot less likely to injure yourself. On the same token, don't give yourself any overuse injuries ;)

Parkour really is a discipline, and requires serious and frequent training.
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Post by: cold snap on October 11, 2007, 04:47:06 PM
I realize I used the incorrect phrasing, I did mean training as in conditioning but i'll definetly keep in mind my limitations.  I'd hate to put myself out of commission for a stupid injury.  I made my biggest mistake day one, and ended up with a sprained wrist.  But i learned from it and now I know to take it slow and steady.  Thanks for the welcome  :)
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Post by: Physix on October 12, 2007, 05:34:39 AM
Hello!

My name is Joel...

Ive just started with Parkour but have had an infatuation with it over the past year or so.
  I have a strong martial arts and breakdancing background and im hoping that will help me with my training... :)

Anyway... just saying hi.
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Post by: AK Kaiser on October 12, 2007, 09:46:59 AM
Hows it going, I am new here and though i would just stop by and say whats up...
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Post by: xXxGlitchxXx on October 13, 2007, 01:46:23 PM
Woah, I didn't notice I was suppose to post here first, well anyway.

Hello APK I'm Bryant, this looks to be a great community and I hope I will be able to contribute in some way to make it even better :) .
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Post by: Ginsued on October 13, 2007, 04:55:26 PM
Hmmm, I seem to have managed to post in the local section first. So anyways I'll just copy and paste for issues of procrastination and laziness!
Alrighty, here we go.
Names Jason. You can call me Jason or Jason for short.
City-Dearborn Hts/Westland.(Michigan)
Friends/People training with-I guess you can call me a loner. Sad
Hmm...How long you say? I actually just seen a few videos and really wanted to try it out. I know perfect timing with the cold weather right? Well I figure I'll just work on some indoor training seeing as it's getting cold and prepare myself for the "real" outside training come summer.
Oh and, I'm 17 if anyone cared.
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Post by: aTEK on October 15, 2007, 10:27:07 AM
Whats up? I'm Jack AKA aTEK from ID

I love watching parkour/free running but haven't really gone out and done it yet, hoping to fix that soon. I love slacklining and doing other crazy stuff alot of people can't. Hopefully those skills will help a bit.


www.actiontekjackson.com (http://www.actiontekjackson.com)
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Post by: Zelphious on October 16, 2007, 09:15:11 AM
Allo Tis me the random ninja......

Well actually my name is Travis I'm 16, and in my second year of Parkour training, I'm also attempting to learn Capoeira which helped with my Parkour training a lot.

I'm not all that interesting through description so yeah somebody message me or something, I'm trying to put together a team as well as find a good destination to head to in two years to start my team.
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Post by: Zelphious on October 16, 2007, 09:16:34 AM
Allo Tis me the random ninja......

Well actually my name is Travis I'm 16, and in my second year of Parkour training, I'm also attempting to learn Capoeira which helped with my Parkour training a lot.

I'm not all that interesting through description so yeah somebody message me or something, I'm trying to put together a team as well as find a good destination to head to in two years to start my team.
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Post by: Muhammad on October 16, 2007, 11:54:05 AM
You should probably go to Alaska, because they need help up there. ;)

But if you do, don't call your team APK, okay?
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Post by: ZeroAlphaEnigma on October 16, 2007, 05:23:24 PM
haha
hey guys, uh... my name is Craig Smith im 16 years old. Bday is in jan 9 WOOT. haha, ive been looking at videos for about...5 months now of parkour and tuts on how to do (im very critical like that)
and i just recently TRIED to get into parkour generaly. all i can do is monkey, lazy, and rolls and landings (which both im still going on, cant be too safe)
although i havent gotten into it serioulsy cause for 1. im the only person in my town who knows about it.
2. no gyms near me which i would like to get the feel for there before outside. (others are in like NY and i cant drive yet.

I live in Oradell NJ (bergan country) and although ive been a member for this site this is my first time posting. to end my story... Hey hows it going! and i hope to get better at parkour by your help  :)
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Post by: --Edge on October 17, 2007, 12:14:23 PM
Hullo there!

Glad to be here mates...

My name is Edge, I'm 19 and I live in Katy Texas(Near Houston).
At least for now... I'm moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in a few weeks.

I am only recently discovering how developed this art form is.
To one extent or another I've been practicing various elements
of Parkour for as long as I can remember, and I was astounded
to discover an entire world complete with footwear and competitions!

At any rate, I've only just started to actually train specifically for
freerunning, but I'm ecstatic to be a part of this community.

Looking forward to becoming a true traceur.
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Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 12:37:20 PM
Hey Edge, there is a community waiting for you in Cinci. Check out http://www.cincinnatiparkour.org/
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Post by: fubar110111 on October 17, 2007, 06:17:46 PM
hey so....i learned about this whole thing from district b-13 (david belle) and im realli interested in learning parkour/freerunning....i kno its liek impossible (at least it seems that way) but this is sumthin im willin to put my heart and soul into....if sumone could maybe give me a few tips on how to start wit this?
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Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 06:44:28 PM
Read everything you can get your hands on, to start. As you increase in knowledge, you will know what to do and what not to do :)
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Post by: fubar110111 on October 17, 2007, 06:50:32 PM
thanks! i certainly will....in regards to where i should start physically, like how should i get myself in shape (im kinda skinny/unmuscular) and where should i start nd ya....but thanks for the help : )
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Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 07:00:39 PM
There is a ton of information here on this forum for getting into shape. Take a look at the WOD (Workout of the Day), on the main page.
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Post by: WolfPK on October 18, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
Hi, I'm WolfPK, better known as Adrien. I started Parkour about a week ago, but I still need some help. I'm alot younger than anyone here, apperantly. Anyways, can someone please give me some advice on how to improve, or suggest what would be a good place to train here: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=6545.0 Thanks!
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Post by: Cellar on October 18, 2007, 01:19:45 PM
Hey, I'm Cellar. I'm 17 and I'm from Minnesota. I have been actively pursuing parkour training for about 5 months now, so I'm pretty wet behind the ears. I come from a small college town and there is only one decent place to train, and not many people to train with. I love the discipline of parkour and plan on continuing with it for as long as I can.
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Post by: lkingstone on October 21, 2007, 02:33:54 PM
hi, im lkingstone
and i like jumping off stuff.
preferably on grass.
on a low ledge.

i started training a week ago, and i've got newcomers obsession with parkour.
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Post by: lkingstone on October 21, 2007, 02:35:11 PM
hi, im lkingstone
and i like jumping off stuff.
preferably on grass.
on a low ledge.

i started training a week ago, and i've got newcomers obsession with parkour.
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Post by: Muhammad on October 21, 2007, 08:22:56 PM
Sounds like you're off to a good start. Stay where you're at for about a year, and you will do fine ;)
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Post by: EriksK on October 22, 2007, 01:49:47 PM
Yo Im Eriks And im 13 years old lol.

I live in Chevy chase but I usually go to bethesda and friendship heights so message me or something if u live near.

I have another friend doing it with me so Im not alone =)

umm, Right now I just started flips a day ago (Front and back) and think taht back are easier, but probably cause I get spotted :P

So Im probably going to try a wallflip someday soon, just to get the feeling of it =)
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Post by: NeKau on October 22, 2007, 08:39:02 PM
Hey, I'm Brad and i'm 16.

I live in Iowa, and just started getting into this. Looks like a blast, and a great workout!

Hopefully ill catch on fast :)
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Post by: neb155 on October 25, 2007, 04:45:03 PM
 im ben from new jersey
i have a friend whose great but i don't no if hes a member
im really bad
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Post by: ZeroAlphaEnigma on October 25, 2007, 05:49:01 PM
WOOT new jersey people!!
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Post by: Jack M on November 01, 2007, 06:29:43 PM
Hey guys its jack
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Post by: jumpktx on November 03, 2007, 09:01:24 PM
Hi, I'm Jumpktx. just call me jum.

A lone traceur in a small town somewhere in the Philippines.

I wish to know if there are some filipinos here.

hehehehe!!!! my motto,"Why do we fall? To learn how to stand."

Yeah, becausew of that, i got many accidents. ahhaaha

Well, that's all!!!

BTW, I'm just 16.....
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Post by: Muhammad on November 03, 2007, 09:47:08 PM
komostakana jumpktx? mabuti? lol.
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Post by: DZAR on November 05, 2007, 02:45:22 PM
New here,

Glad to be here,

here is in Wisconsin.
Joe
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Post by: John [sss24] Chadwell on November 05, 2007, 04:14:01 PM
Hi, im sss24(really easy to remember), aka john, im in ye o'l Miami florida and im 13 and i love baseball and pk 8)
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Post by: John [sss24] Chadwell on November 05, 2007, 06:16:40 PM
Oh, I'm 5'10 at 140 lbs and ready to jam with anybody locally
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Post by: Bladerunner on November 18, 2007, 10:17:22 AM
Hello all!
Bladerunners the name.
AZ's where I reign from

Nice to meet everyone ;D
Just a beginner and am stoked to start!
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Post by: hellborne on November 20, 2007, 12:05:47 PM
sup Everyone names Zack I'm 15 from Eugene Oregon just started about a weeks ago. so I'm still new at it. the rain doesn't help much either with the training (yeah that time of year here) :(
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Post by: Tnarg on November 24, 2007, 08:45:33 PM
Hey everyone! My name's Grant, which is where I get my username, Tnarg (its backwards). I'm in Tennessee, and I've just ventured into the world of parkour. So far I've loved all of it and cant wait until I get better at it.
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Post by: Charlie" Frontflip" Chase on November 26, 2007, 11:22:24 AM
Ya im not really that new but ill do this anyways, Im charlie, been doing parkour for about 8 monthes seriously, im from a small farming community so parkour is somethintg fun i can do when im not hanging wit friends or something. Im about 6 ft and like 150 pounds or kilos not sure what i use as far as meseaurment goes in canada.
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Post by: lazebum on November 27, 2007, 10:01:48 PM
Hi names Gary

Im living in SoCal, hating every min of it. Im from Virginia so that should explain it.

Just startred and cant wait to met some people and learn some new stuff.

HUGE PAINTBALL FAN so if anybodys in the area hit me up
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Post by: Trauts on November 28, 2007, 04:55:42 PM
Hey guys, I'm Trauts and I'm from around Mobile, Alabama. Just starting out, mainly working on conditioning and the basic techniques etc.  Glad to be here!
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Post by: reindeermilk on November 28, 2007, 06:13:02 PM
Name's Dave, from Dallas, Texas
In my freetime, i enjoy fighting beasts of epic proportions, bowfishing, spearhunting, and surving in the wilderness
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Post by: Ravmaster on November 30, 2007, 09:48:37 AM
Hey, I'm Ravi, from London... I went out with my friends yesterday and we decided to check out some jumps and stuff and thought we would try out parkouring :)
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Post by: Scott "Geekmann" on November 30, 2007, 02:10:49 PM
I'm Geekmann, from Alabama (America) I don't really hang with anyone on here, but I just started training 2-3 months ago.
Nice to meet y'all
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Post by: Chris Lyons on December 03, 2007, 09:50:24 AM
Whats good?

I'm Chris.


Location:
Washington D.C.
Arlington
Mt.Airy (Maryland)



yea i move around a lot
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Post by: Marshall Cent Lewis on December 03, 2007, 09:59:38 AM
Never noticed this thread before.. haha  :-\  Well I guess better late than never!

I'm Marshall, I'm 18, and I live in Chesterfield VA right next to Richmond.  I train with Blarg, Trickster10, and sometimes Klayman from the forums and a few more that aren't on here.  I've been training for almost 3 months now and feel like I've progressed pretty quickly.

Nice to meet you guys!
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Post by: Jarvis on December 03, 2007, 11:58:25 PM
My real name is Jon.  I'm 24.  I'm brand new to this stuff, I just started practicing rolls in my yard, and taking steps up the side of my house.  Parkour is pretty exciting stuff.  I came around here in hopes of finding like minded people to train with.  I'm somewhat lost in the dark.  It'd be nice to have someone more experienced show me the ropes.

I'm a wilderness survival instructor by passion, and a ropes course facilitator by trade.

I live north of Atlanta.  I look forward to some networking with some of the people here.  Until then, take care.
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Post by: AFrunner on December 04, 2007, 08:48:58 AM
hey name's kyle,  AFrunner = Air Force runner, but most people call be birdman,

    Live in Rolla Missouri and East St. Louis.  Always been into the "extreme sports" as a lot of people call them.  did skateboarding mostly with free running on the side when my board was broken.  I've been doing free running since I was 10 but never took it very seriously, (it was always looked down upon with the friends I used to hang out with).  I joined this site to find like-minded people, like a lot of posts said before me, and to start taking it more seriously.  I also joined the site to get my flips on lock, I had a bad incident when I was 17,  so i figured this would be the place to get some tips and such.
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Post by: Alta on December 15, 2007, 06:42:34 PM
Hi, I'm fairly new to Parkour... but, I love the idea and I want to become involved in it.

~Oni
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Post by: johnster988 on December 16, 2007, 07:29:02 PM
Hey its john

 I live in Ohio in the Cleveland area and although I am new to the term parkour i have been doing many different vaults for awhile not just for fun

I dont know anyone in my area who does parkour so if anyone does live near me please tell me
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Post by: TheBadPhoque on December 17, 2007, 06:23:48 PM
Hey, Sam here. I'm in San Diego right now looking to get into some parkour. I've already been doing crossfit for a few months now. Just starting into basic movements and looking for any advice you guys can give.
Thanks.
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Post by: bob smith on December 21, 2007, 06:40:43 PM
Hey everyone, im on the west coast this stuff is real fun, I am getting more confidence and I hope to get better  ;D
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Post by: Recklesslife321 on December 24, 2007, 02:12:12 PM
Hey, im Nick
i live in Visalia CA.......the most boring town ever..
uhhh iv been practicing a lil over 2 months here....before i knew what Pk And Fr was i was already doing it....thats why the rolls come so naturally.... ;)
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Post by: fablexult on January 01, 2008, 09:47:41 PM
Hi im Coty aka fable....
I live here in nicholasville ky, I enjoy pushing myself beyond my physical limit. Im new to parkour but i am practicing everyday.
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Post by: Pendengra1 on January 06, 2008, 01:10:46 PM
hello, i call myself Pendengra. i have just started parkour and i live the idea even if i'm no good at it (but with some effort maybe that will change). i love doing Shao-Lin Kung Fu and i enjoy doing anything outside - hiking, biking, rock climbing. i'm 18(or will be in a week), live in Parkersburg West Virginia, and i've now run out of things to say. so that's me.
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Post by: Rebecca Myers on January 06, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
Hey, I'm Riv. I've already been posting a bit, but oh well. I've always been into tricking and flipping, and for a couple months I've been being introduced to parkour. But just very recently I've decided I wanna get more into it. I used to do gymnastics, but I had back surgery in 7th grade and I lost all my flips and such becuase the surgery altered my spine. I've done Judo for almost 10 years, so I've got no fear of hard falls, haha.

I live in Ithaca, NY. Don't know anyone here who does Parkour, though, but I know there are a lot of people in the Roch.
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Post by: Dustin Miller on January 09, 2008, 09:58:05 AM
Hullo, my name is displayed on the left...I live in the Seattle area and have been doing parkour for a couple of months now, and that's about all there is to say.
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Post by: Watcher on January 10, 2008, 12:51:25 PM
Hey name is Watcher... Live in Hawaii, been doing PK/Freerunning for about 2 months... Still learning but loving it!
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Post by: pooch on January 14, 2008, 07:25:04 AM
hey, my name's Pooch. i like to freerun and sleep.

i practice mainly at schools and parks in Brentwood, Cali. (not in L.A.)
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Post by: thehoodedsanghelian on January 15, 2008, 01:28:18 PM
Sup guys.
I'm Joe.  I chill in New York.  I've just started doing some freerunning and stuff, so I'm here to learn.
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Post by: xoshibbygirl on January 16, 2008, 05:33:29 PM
Hi there, I announced my arrival in the female forum, but wanted to say "HI" here too.
I currently live in Amarillo TX. Moving from Austin it is quite a switch.
I have had an interest in Parkour for some time, but finally decided to participate myself, it just "feels" right. I have experience in the military and am re-enlisting in the US army in the next couple of weeks (small arms). I look forward to my new dedication(s) and the new challenges it will bring me. I also have a deep interest in martial arts, such as Crav Maga. I love learning and pushing myself to the next "better me". :)
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Post by: Tsingle93 on January 17, 2008, 07:00:25 PM
hey hey Tsingle93 from Btown, Brea, in California! new to parkour, just learned to roll on soft surfaces now trying to roll on hard and vault and stuff! might buy the tribe tutorial. I need to learn so help me out!
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Post by: Steve087 on January 18, 2008, 05:25:59 PM
Hey! its Steve, and I'm def. excited about learning
PK and freerunning, I live in Moore, OK when Im not doing school in Florida.
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Post by: Tyron013 on January 23, 2008, 01:58:55 PM
Hey, Matt here, just started parkour but after hearing about it and what it's about, I realized I've actually have been doing this on and off for about half a year. I hope to start doing it more frequently
and start improving on what I already know.

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Post by: McFuzzie on January 24, 2008, 08:32:32 PM
Hey, im McFuzzie. I am new at Parkour so if I say anything stupid don't yell at me.

Location: Vancouver, WA

Hobbies: Guitar, Music, and Parkour of course.
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Post by: Mattern on January 25, 2008, 10:31:09 AM
Mattern here,

Actively involved in many Varsity Sports at school. The football coaches are increasingly pushing for weight room fitness, and my back and knees are beginning to pay the price. I've decided to lay off the weights and do more running and stretching. After coming across American Parkour and checking out their workouts I thought it'd be a great way to acheive my goal.

I'll mostly just lurk around here and use the resources available. Thanks for all the info everyone!
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on January 25, 2008, 12:50:19 PM
Mattern- Check out www.crossfit.com. I'm making assumptions here, but most "traditional" high school sports workouts focus on muscle mass and heavy lifting, not necessarily 'functional fitness.' Crossfit is probably a lot more along the lines of what you'd be wanting to do than the stuff your coaches are having you do.
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Post by: Darryll Fawcett on January 26, 2008, 11:52:08 AM
Hey, world!

The alias is Sutekh, though most wouldn't call me that out in the field. I'm in Orlando Fl, and am what many have called a newb when it comes to P/K. Be gentle.  ;)
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Post by: Yashoki on January 26, 2008, 12:02:34 PM
Hey everybody, this is Yashoki.

I'm currently living in Anaheim, California and attending my first year in college. I've known about Parkour for a while, but I've decided to make a positive change this year and actually go out and try it. I'm currently seeking a training buddy to help get me started. Parkour is nowhere near as fun without others.
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Post by: Mattern on January 26, 2008, 03:23:25 PM
Mattern- Check out www.crossfit.com. I'm making assumptions here, but most "traditional" high school sports workouts focus on muscle mass and heavy lifting, not necessarily 'functional fitness.' Crossfit is probably a lot more along the lines of what you'd be wanting to do than the stuff your coaches are having you do.

Happydud,

You're hitting the mark on the head. The coaches here are focusing on trying to get you as big as you can get as fast as you can get there for their personal gain. 330 pound 4-4-2 squat work-outs at upwards of 75-85% takes its toll. I checked out crossfit, and so far I like what I see. I think incorporating a lot of their workouts and combining them with some of the programs and moves here will be a good way for me to "diversify" my condition. Besides, this Parkour stuff seems like a lot of fun!

I'll probably post my journal up fairly soon. Thanks for the info.
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Post by: Dillaon on January 27, 2008, 08:53:12 AM
Hi i am Dillion...
pronounced (dill-in)

and i am just starting parkour....

 ;D
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Post by: juansno11 on January 29, 2008, 06:55:23 PM
hi my name is juan,
i live in revere massachussets i wanna know if theres a freerunning trainer arond revere or chelsea cause me and my friend wanna start free running we try the tutorials but i dont know if i do it right please message me if u know anything also how much is dvd??
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Post by: juansno11 on January 29, 2008, 06:56:10 PM
hi my name is juan,
i live in revere massachussets i wanna know if theres a freerunning trainer arond revere or chelsea cause me and my friend wanna start free running we try the tutorials but i dont know if i do it right please message me if u know anything also how much is dvd??
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Post by: juansno11 on January 29, 2008, 06:56:48 PM
hi my name is juan,
i live in revere massachussets i wanna know if theres a freerunning trainer arond revere or chelsea cause me and my friend wanna start free running we try the tutorials but i dont know if i do it right please message me if u know anything also how much is dvd??
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Post by: juansno11 on January 29, 2008, 06:57:53 PM
This thread will serve to introduce new members as they sign up, but more importantly we'll soon have some Community features built right into the main website, perhaps even with new member lists and ways to view other member's profiles.

Until then, please just say Hi in here, and realize that you may be asked to send more information once we get the community component up and running!!

Let us know what state and area you're from, if you hang with anyone else on the forums, how long you've been practicing, anything really, but start with those basics :)
M2





hi my name is juan,
i live in revere massachussets i wanna know if theres a freerunning trainer arond revere or chelsea cause me and my friend wanna start free running we try the tutorials but i dont know if i do it right please message me if u know anything also how much is dvd??
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Post by: Like_A_Fox on January 29, 2008, 07:34:28 PM
Hi my name is Fox, Like A
did cross country durring high school doing alot of what i now know as parkour. Now i train around my campus Oregon State
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Post by: Saraluna on January 30, 2008, 09:46:00 AM
Hi all! :D
I'm Sara. I am 17 and a senior in high school, living in New Jersey.
I recently heard about parkour from a friend who was also starting out, and got hooked by all the cool videos of it online, and the philosophy, which seems so different from the heatedly competitive one in most sports. I'm doing really simple stuff right now, learning basics and trying to build upper body strength and get over my asthma. Advice is always appreciated!
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Post by: Sunaminot on January 30, 2008, 12:19:50 PM
hey every1
My name is Ben, I live in Ohio, and I started parkour about a month ago.  I never really liked to do much physical activity (although I'm in pretty good shape) but parkour inspired me to move and exercise more.  I even got a couple friends doing it with me now.
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Post by: Dillaon on January 30, 2008, 12:44:17 PM
hey every1
My name is Ben, I live in Ohio, and I started parkour about a month ago.  I never really liked to do much physical activity (although I'm in pretty good shape) but parkour inspired me to move and exercise more.  I even got a couple friends doing it with me now.

where in ohio?
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Post by: Sunaminot on February 02, 2008, 09:40:39 PM
hey every1
My name is Ben, I live in Ohio, and I started parkour about a month ago.  I never really liked to do much physical activity (although I'm in pretty good shape) but parkour inspired me to move and exercise more.  I even got a couple friends doing it with me now.

where in ohio?
Batavia
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Post by: blachawk on February 02, 2008, 10:01:38 PM
Hi, i've been slumming around the APK site for a few weeks now and just thought i'd introduce myself. i'm paul, and i have a drinking problem...oh wait wrong intro. but for real i've been interested in parkour for a few years now and just decided to go for it. from what i've seen so far i love the apk forums, very informative and somewhat funny too.
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Post by: Nemesis on February 07, 2008, 06:26:30 AM
I'm Adam, I live in Kansas. I've been interested in PK and Free Running now for about a year, but never actually tried it. Now my friend and I getting serious about it and we are pretty decent for beginners. We have had some prior experience that is useful for free running: i did gymnastics and we've both been jumping and rolling as long as i can remember. Looking foreward to getting god.
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Post by: Hombre13 on February 07, 2008, 02:34:11 PM
Hey Guys, Well I posted an intro in the wrong spot I guess.  But oh well, sorry.  My name is Aaron and I live in Anaheim, California.  I have really gotten into parkour recently but have only been doing it for a little under a month now.  I love to practice this stuff because of the sense of freedom I get when doing it.  If anyone in my area (714, 562, 310) wants to jam, let me know.
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Post by: Sniperwoosh on February 07, 2008, 08:49:06 PM
Hi, I'm Aaron and I go to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  I'm new to this sport, but I'd say it's definitely way better than most others.  Anybody in B'ham/south of B'ham? 
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Post by: Shandon Bowden on February 08, 2008, 02:43:29 PM
Hello  ;D I'm brand new to free running/parkour. I first learned about it while doing one of my favorite pastimes, reading manga. there is a manga out there called free runners. I saw the stuff they did in it, and immediately went to the Internet to find out if it was humanly possible. And thus, I find this site. I am not in shape at all (well, I guess I am seeing as round is technically a shape....) but I intend to go through the Warmup and the workouts until I'm in a shape worthy of something this cool. Anyway, I'm in Michigan so not much I can do for the next two months or so other than to get in shape...I should be really fit by the time the snow out here melts enough to practice!
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Post by: hockey91ninjawarrior on February 08, 2008, 02:48:08 PM
hi im jeff from littleton and am looking for anyone near me to train with
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Post by: wizardsdc0778 on February 12, 2008, 10:50:27 AM
hey guys im totally new 2 parkour
i read about it in the washington post magazine
and it seemed rly interesting
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Post by: wizardsdc0778 on February 12, 2008, 10:52:44 AM
hey guys
im new to parkour
i just read about it
and it seems rly interesting
i am in maryland
andi havent gotten the chance to practice yet
because i hav an injured knee
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on February 12, 2008, 11:47:06 AM
Where in Maryland are you? There's a lot of traceurs in Maryland, it's a good place to be.
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Post by: jacobPk48 on February 12, 2008, 05:47:29 PM
Hey every1 im Jacob Allen. im 15 i live in colorado. Ive been training for about 2months. if u live in colorado hit me up.
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Post by: wizardsdc0778 on February 12, 2008, 05:48:36 PM
Where in Maryland are you? There's a lot of traceurs in Maryland, it's a good place to be.

i am in gaithersburg, maryland
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Post by: Guillotine on February 14, 2008, 12:15:20 PM
Hey guys...i'm new...i'm from Whitewater, WI.  waiting for the cold and snow to subside to I can get out and try some parkour outside.  I'm really new to parkour...so, for now i'm just working on conditioning and stuff like that.
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Post by: Slim_hff on February 14, 2008, 06:33:56 PM
Been hanging around for a while, thought I should introduce myself.


Hello, Everyone.

I'm 16 and live in Puerto Rico. I just started about a month ago, though I've known about PK for a while. 
I love working out and being active, so Parkour was a great discovery for me. ;D
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Post by: Adam 4D on February 14, 2008, 09:32:36 PM
Hey My name's Adam Crismon and I live in the very small town of La Center Washington. 1m 17 and going on 18. Ive been practicing what you call parkour for several years now although I just recently found that it was an organized sport. Ive been on this form for a few months or so just reading tips and what not. For most of my practice in parkour I have used my own judgment because I didn't know there was a whole parkour world out there so if I don't know or understand everything you say or suggest, please bare with me cuz I'm trying to learn all the terminology and stuff. I hope to learn a lot from this site and maybe meet some people from around here thats also in parkour.  thanks
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Post by: Rahlyn on February 17, 2008, 03:02:27 AM
Hey all!  My name is Michael, I'm 18 and a student and the University of Anchorage, Alaska.  My friends and I have been watching and reading about Free Running and Parkour and we decided to give it a go.  I've been looking for something fun to do that would get me into shape and this seemed like the best way to do that.  To tell the truth, we are all completely new to this and haven't even gotten into the first bits of training.  We all just decided to give it a try tonight.  Here's to a Great Beginning!
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Post by: Bawls on February 17, 2008, 03:10:17 AM
I is his friend James and am glad to be here. never done anything too fitness induces (i.e. Football or B-Ball) but am still in good shape and I hope none of this inactivity hinders my ability to perform at PK.
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Post by: wizardsdc0778 on February 17, 2008, 05:37:17 AM
welcome to all the new members
i am still new to parkour but the people on this website are very helpful
and willing to answer any questions that you have
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Post by: UrbanShadow on February 17, 2008, 07:43:47 PM
Hi, everybody...
My name is Zack (the Urban Shadow). I learned about Parkour when I was younger, but I only really became interested in it about a year ago. Here in Craig, AK, there is not much to do in the way of Parkour, because there isn't much grass. I can't do very much right now, but I hope that if I keep at it, I will get better. Parkour rules! :o
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Post by: ZeroAlphaEnigma on February 17, 2008, 08:16:28 PM
ha, nice of you to join zack :)
to start off check some threads around (get a feel for whos nice and not >.>)
there are nice tuts by basically...everyone here ha.
and any questions that arent answered post sumtin and someone will answer.
and woohoo Craig i want to move there :)
mainly cause my name is craig haha
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Post by: JVParkour on February 19, 2008, 04:40:48 PM
Hey,
My name is Jacob and I'm from around Cinci Ohio.  I'm 18 years old.  I've tried alot of sports, and none of them really seemed like they were for me...When I found about parkour I was pretty excited, because it is not only strength, but speed, balance, and creativity.  I have been perusing the forum for a week or two, so I have already learned some things.  I have practiced some basic rolls, wall runs, I think some sort of vaults, a few bad kongs... ;D, and I practiced jumping from these very low rails at a nearby park...also practived precision jumping on stairs.  I think I am decent so far, at least decent for having spent only 2 days practicing....Glad to be here!! :D
JVParkour
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Post by: Kureimaru on February 21, 2008, 09:35:02 AM
names Kurei

live in Michigan

and am in north carolina for part of the summer =]
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Post by: Shandon Bowden on February 22, 2008, 09:56:58 AM
names Kurei

live in Michigan

and am in north carolina for part of the summer =]

What part of MI do you live in?
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Post by: Harbisonparkour on February 23, 2008, 02:53:51 PM
name Brian,
age 14
State: NJ
Practicing: about three or four days,
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Post by: Rigo on February 27, 2008, 04:17:30 PM
HI my name is rigo

i live in west virginia. yea not much to work with over here but i try.

im here looking to see if theres any body i can free run with around my area

im told im really good so im just trying to see how i stack up against real free runners

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=54363971
here is my myspace profile. i have a few vids up of me doing flips and what not but ill have more up soon
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Post by: Chance B. on February 27, 2008, 04:37:04 PM
I'm sorry I didn't do this earlier.

       My name is Chance B. I currently live In norther Mississippi.


I will give it all I have.
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Post by: Free Run on February 27, 2008, 09:16:34 PM
Hey i'm aFly!
love free running
love parkour
have a team
have some vids
working hard
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Post by: Grant (LOTRFreak993) on February 29, 2008, 01:25:28 PM
Hello every one
I have been doing parkour about 10 months now.
I have had an acount on APK since the end of the summer
This spring I am making a team here in Owatonna/Medford Minnesota
It wil include me my best friend my sisters boy friend who is very interestedand my brother(I think)
anyone living around Owatonna, Medford, Faribult, or any where else reply in Minnesotta forums
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Post by: Grant (LOTRFreak993) on February 29, 2008, 01:58:11 PM
Hello every one
I have been doing parkour about 10 months now.
I have had an acount on APK since the end of the summer
This spring I am making a team here in Owatonna/Medford Minnesota
It wil include me my best friend my sisters boy friend who is very interestedand my brother(I think)
anyone living around Owatonna, Medford, Faribult, or any where else reply in Minnesotta forums
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Post by: Alex Melusky on March 01, 2008, 10:07:02 AM
oops...i didnt post here first day lol. anyway, hello everyone.
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Post by: AtrumX on March 01, 2008, 01:44:10 PM
Well, I just joined up, so hello everyone. One of the few people into parkour in Montana. Luckily our downtown has a lot of good places for some good lines.
I've been doing parkour for a long time now, only me and my friends never knew anyone else did it until a couple of years ago. Up until then we just called
it freestyle running. It's awesome to see what other people are doing and get new ideas for runs.
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Post by: David Glass on March 03, 2008, 07:31:26 AM
Hi, everyone

I probably should have done this a week ago, but I never got to the "read this first"... clearly I didn't :-)

I live in Sunrise, FL and have been fascinated with Parkour since a friend of mine sent me a David Belle link a couple of years ago. Realistic as I am, I immediately acknowledged 2 things:

1) I want to do this
2) I am not in physical condition to

So I set of on a 2 year journey of physical conditioning, and have begun to see the most impressive results in the last couple of months.

I am now 36 and am in probably the best physical condition I have ever been, so there's only one thing left to do in my 2 item acknowledgment list: GET STARTED

And so I did a week ago. Training is now slow, but that is to be expected. I am now working on my monkey-vaults and landings

So far you have all been extremely welcoming and I immediately felt at home.

Thanks all for your support!
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Post by: NeoM4A1 on March 05, 2008, 01:08:05 PM
Hey everybody! I'm 15 and have been interested in Parkour for quite a while now. I've always been running around and jumping off things (don't worry, no houses  ;)), but I didn't know that it was actually a sport until a few weeks ago. I'm not in that good shape (even though I'm only 110 pounds, not to mention short), so I'm trying to stick to a basic workout schedule every day. I've always liked running, but even though it has been suggested to me hundreds of times, joining a track team never had much of an appeal for me (running in circles and never getting anywhere- ugh). My standard answer to "why do you always run?" (been asked twice already this week  ;D) is "To get places faster!". Of course, this comment is immediately followed by a "you should join the track team!", to which I reply by sighing and sprinting off into the sunset. Anyway, I hope to master the fundamentals quickly (I've been doing most of them for years), and see you guys around!
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Post by: wayleft on March 06, 2008, 10:40:25 PM
I'm in central California

I'm very excited to find out what a used to do with friends every night had a name all along.
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Post by: heavilyrxmedicated on March 07, 2008, 12:06:33 AM
Name: Chris Atkinson

Age: 18

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Time as a traceur: ~2 months of actual practice, although I've always loved climbing things and finding fun ways to get      from point A to point B without wasting time taking a preset path.

Weight: ...240 lbs... However, a LOT of that is muscle... As in, I can reach under my ribcage (lack of fat + no 6 pack), and have gigantic muscles in my legs... I WAS 270 , but that's another story...

Diet: Long story short, I work at Burger King, and eat like it... Hope to change both those things though.

Exercises/Sports: Soccer (midfield), Dance Dance Revolution Marathoning (how I went from 270 to 240 w/ muscles in 3 months), generic cardio, generic lifting

Why I'm Here: Tips on exercises, form, EATING HABITS

Anyways, now that I've fed you all useless information, I hope to become a regular here. Personally, the 101 dieting tips thread has helped a bit (along with my physical education classes actually focusing on diet as well as exercise, for once), as have the basic techniques tutorials.
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Post by: Genoat1992 on March 09, 2008, 01:18:53 AM
This Geno, Im from Akron, OH.
I havent done any "training" really.
I am fit though!
I love parkour and everything about it.
I am 15 and want to learn and get some hands on training because this looks really fun.
I know its dangerous but it still looks very interesting.   :)


I'M NEW!!! ;D
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Post by: amateur1 on March 11, 2008, 06:44:16 AM
Greetings,

My name is amateur1. I live in the Toms River, NJ area. I just started parkour but have no one to parkour with.

Anyways, this site is great, tons of info.

Let the parkour begin.
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Post by: Lachance on March 14, 2008, 07:43:38 PM
Hey, my name's Steve. I'm new, 16, and not really fit for this. I'm not overweight, but I can't even do the roll because it kills my shoulder on carpet! PLEASE HELP ME! All my friends have rolls down on hard surfaces after a few days and are kong vaulting! (working on it, legs are longer than arms) Typing on my iPod Touch, sorry for any mistakes. I'll post more later, please help! Thanks!
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Post by: apk.jake on March 16, 2008, 12:11:07 PM
It's awesome to see how much M2 and the rest of the staff get around in this world. About a year ago I downloaded SkyNative's SuperMoves video, and yesterday I saw he was on the American Ninja Warrior! I also saw that M2 had an interview with David Belle on the set of District B13  :o...that had to have been pretty sweet.
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Post by: omidn20067 on March 17, 2008, 04:05:49 PM
hey guys

My name is Omid, and I love parkour, I started this by doing weird moves and running on the walls about 7 years ago. at that time I didn't know anything about parkour because I was back in my mother land and no one does such thing back there, so I learnd some stuff on my own.
now I am 19 and I am so crazy about this and I just want to start from somewhere. I live in marietta Ga, so if anyone knows any place for training please please email me because I can't wait anymore :))
 my email: omidefarda2@hotmail.com
I want to get traned and improve my moves, as u can see in this vidoe I suck lol but please help me out!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JkRezUErBBI
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Post by: Lachance on March 17, 2008, 05:10:09 PM
Nice jump... check the links in the... i believe top left for the getting started link!
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Post by: Omne11 on March 21, 2008, 06:08:56 PM
G'evening, suckahs! XD

I'm Omne, and I generally like not being everyone else, which is a reason why I'm interested in parkour. That, and I have nothing better to do with my time. -_-

I'm entirely new to this, but I can run pretty well and slamming on my ass or face seems to have no effect, so it seems like something for me. =D
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Post by: Disco on March 26, 2008, 11:59:09 AM
Hi ya!
I'm Disco or Discogirl. Got in to PK while doing my masters degree in York, England. I was so amaze at how a group of boys -about 13-17 years old- where moving around this staircase/ramp. I was just struck that there was more going on then boys showing off. There was something more gracful, or intentional about the movement. So I went out and talk with them. Again how amazing they were with answers to my questions. You could just tell they think a lot about how they move.

I've been a PK groupie ever since.

Right now I'm writing a paper that deals with PK in a fine art context.
Not a traceuse myself but it now HUGELY influences my work in spatialized audio art.

Right now I'm north of Chicago.
Can't wait to get to know you all!
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Post by: pfeiffers on March 27, 2008, 04:46:31 AM
Hey I am just starting out but I need some help!!
I cant find the tutorial for flips!
Any ideas?
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Post by: Mr_Lim on March 27, 2008, 10:06:24 AM
Hey all :) I've been doing parkour for about a year and a half, and loving every minute of it :) It's developed for me from a simple spur of showoff and a 'sport' to a more personal, self-awareness and physical development. I'm not actually from America, but I thought they'd be plenty of helpful info to scavenge off such a large forum of traceurs. Hope to get to know you all a little better!  ;)
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Post by: Phil S. on March 27, 2008, 07:20:54 PM
Hey, I'm Phil, and I live in DC!
I do PK and other stuff.
That's all I guess
 
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Post by: Wolf7 on March 29, 2008, 02:23:22 PM
Hey I found out about parkour about a week ago and so far can only do the roll but i can do it right after a jump or running i live in stamford ct anyone know any instructers around there or something?  WHat moves should i start with im not really in good shape but i started going to the gym every day for 2 hours and I cant do a pull up but hey im twelve any advice that could help me get started im willing to work hard and i have alot of time and best of all im psychotic and will try just about anything
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Post by: Aggrsn_1 on March 31, 2008, 12:32:44 PM
I can't believe I haven't posted here yet.  my name is Stephen (or Steve).  I've been into Parkour for a year now.  I train hard multiple times a week.  This sport is as addicting as crack.  I love what you learn from it and the people you meet that share the same passion.  I'm in Richmond VA.  Hope to see some of you guys out there.  Bam, done.
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Post by: Elet ET on March 31, 2008, 03:24:24 PM
Well ive been here a week or two but whatev.
Me llamo Elet, aka E.T.
Im from MD, ive already met a good amount( 4-5?) of people from the forums.
Youlll probably run into me at xtreme acro, and im trying to get to one of these MD jams sometime soon.
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Post by: Harrison at AlaskaParkour.com on April 01, 2008, 04:01:22 PM
Well I've been here kinda a while but I didn't post here...but yeah I wasn't very active then anyways =\. I'm active now tho =D
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Post by: JasonMurak on April 02, 2008, 03:50:22 PM
Yea same as harrison here.
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Post by: Jagular on April 03, 2008, 01:45:15 PM
:) Hey everyone. :)
I'm a teenage girl and new to parkour.  I noticed one day how much my older brother was jumping over everything, and I had to ask what he was doing.  At first I thought he was being ridiculous, and all he would end up doing was breaking his wrist... and what do you know, now I'm doing it.  :P  He started showing me this site and movies of people freerunning and other parkour.  Now I'm really interested.
So anyways, I guess that's about it.  I can't wait to start!
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Post by: BuckyBall on April 03, 2008, 01:51:39 PM
Hey all!  My name is Michael, I'm 18 and a student and the University of Anchorage, Alaska.  My friends and I have been watching and reading about Free Running and Parkour and we decided to give it a go.  I've been looking for something fun to do that would get me into shape and this seemed like the best way to do that.  To tell the truth, we are all completely new to this and haven't even gotten into the first bits of training.  We all just decided to give it a try tonight.  Here's to a Great Beginning!

Hi Michael,

There's a few of us that jam in Anchorage every Saturday at a spot near UAA. Do you want to join us?

Clark
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Post by: Jaxers on April 03, 2008, 02:14:46 PM
hey all! im jaxers from falmouth... (not really any good places to practice) masachusetts! im 13 and uh i saw all these jackie chan movies and youtube vids on parkour... and i said (a year later, or 5 days ago)that that is the new thing for me!
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Post by: pedalingpaddler on April 03, 2008, 05:56:17 PM
Howdy

Live in Woodlands Texas

College Park High School

Texas A&M 2012

just getting into this but having fun, even if i look stupid
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Post by: Amy R on April 05, 2008, 02:29:50 PM
Hello, I'm Trithamy. I recently found out about parkour and started practicing 3 weeks ago. I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm starting out slowly, but have already had to face mental blocks/fear. Overcoming them feels great! I can already see how parkour is a lifestyle, and not only a way to get places. I've been trolling the boards for a few, so I decided to go ahead and register. ^.^
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Post by: Patrick "PyroPat" Caric on April 05, 2008, 05:10:41 PM
hey all.  Name is Patrick.  Friends call me P.. you can call my pyro if you want to just keep the oh internet tag feel to it :) 

Im 20 live in downtown Indianapolis, IN.  Go to school at IUPUI.  Been practicing pk for about 8 months now.  Just learn how to do a wall flip, (thanks jfred)  but im pretty active in the indy pk community and im actually about to start the IUPUI PK club.

Train with FreeStyleFox, JFred, and misstanyamae.

oh yeah and im starting to get into trolling to forumns so get use to me popping up on random post.
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Post by: spiffy22 on April 06, 2008, 09:28:31 AM
Hey there, i'm Spence, i come from the Big City in NH (aka Litchfield lol)
just started doing this a month ago and picked it right up
i like to get in trouble with the cops and show off to people at my school
also i train with some members of Volo, The First Litchfield Free running Club
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Post by: jhendrix86 on April 06, 2008, 04:51:21 PM
Alright, well this is actually my second post ever here.  Basically about me, I am the President of the Iowa State University Parkour and Free Running Club and am in my senior year.  We currently have about 7-10 guys who actively do Parkour/Free Running across campus, but we have more that show up to our allotted gymnastics center time on campus. We get a LOT of attention from random people on campus, but most people think they can't do it even when we let them know they can if they work up to it. We get a lot of on lookers though

I discovered Parkour about 3.5 years ago, did it on and off for about 2 years and then 1.5 years ago started doing it more and more.  Met a crazy Russian guy at the gym, thought i was a break dancer, but told him I was into Parkour so we started a club on campus since he is a traceur.

Otherwise, besides that I'm a gymnast, into computers I guess you could say, guitar, singing, etc...but I decided it was time to start posting here :D
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Post by: Sm00th on April 06, 2008, 07:54:09 PM
Hey people, I'm a 14yr. old guy from Ut. just started getting into pk but have been interested in it for a while
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Post by: Rapskalian on April 07, 2008, 01:49:10 PM
17 Also new to parkour. i've been doing this kind of thing for a while but i just never knew it had a name haha! any groups in northeast indiana?
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Post by: Jack Tobin on April 08, 2008, 08:31:22 AM
Been freerunning for about 16 months with about 6 others around the detroit area.
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Post by: Adam on April 08, 2008, 09:04:51 PM
Hey all.  17 and just started recently.  Still getting in shape for it  :( 
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Post by: Ketzer on April 09, 2008, 07:36:25 PM
I go by the name Ketzer with most anything I do, so I guess I'll keep it with free running too. I'm 17, nearly 18, and I am a newb who's willing to learn everything he can be tought, everything he can discover on his own, and more.

I first wanted to do this sort of thing a long time ago and actually practiced running along walls and jumping over things and such. I used the term "street running" Now, about 5 years later, I find out that it's actually a sport. Who knew. So for the past few months I was looking at getting into it, but it wasn't until about two or three weeks ago that I found some friends who wanted to get into it as well. We're newbs to the sport, but we're already working on wallspins so I guess we're progressing well.

I'm convinving them to join the site too, so they should be throwing up here in a few days or so. We live in Indiana. If you're in state and think you might be in the area give us a hit. We like to see more people interested in it, especially if they're experienced and can show us some helpful tips and get us built up on confidence a little more.

And just as a side note, we're not exactly gothic or anything, but we're in with the darker scene. So don't be suprised if we throw up videos that look like some goths and rivet heads free running around town like fools.  ;)
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Post by: EpicMovement on April 10, 2008, 05:48:53 PM
EpicMovement is now part of APK.

WOOT!!!

Hit me up if you're ever in Houston. ;D
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Post by: Razi on April 13, 2008, 12:46:22 AM
Well I've been just lurking around the forums and not posting, I probably still will but I just thought I should pop in and say that I love this forum, it's a great community!
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Post by: Force_Nyjerski on April 13, 2008, 04:23:06 PM
I'm 17 from Connecticut. I'm technically new to parkour/freerunning, but I have been doing more uncontrolled/unknowlageable stuff just for fun. Up until my friend told me about parkour, now I'm starting to have more 'flow' and my moves are better and more efficient and less painful!

As for my name, a buddy and I were wondering around a school library and found this book called Moondog with the maiin character's name being Cyrus Nyjerski and the authors name being something like John Force and I put two and two togather and I discovered the majesty that is Force Niyjerski....

I also play paintball, kick box and play bass guitar in a band.
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Post by: Stinker on April 13, 2008, 08:55:04 PM
Hi all.  JohnnyReb... 44 and living in Colorado.  Haven't been doing this at all, except for fun now and then, in very loose and informal style.  Looking forward to incorporating it into more of my free time and reaping the benefits.
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Post by: RB on April 16, 2008, 12:08:14 PM
i am Rainbow, i likes running and fighting. i am in Santa Cruz California.
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Post by: joshdobbin on April 20, 2008, 05:52:12 PM
Hey, all-- I'm Josh, and am a parkour novice at the relative geriatric age of 34 (well, 35, actually, 2 weeks from now.)

I got interested in parkour from an unusual angle; in 2006 I was 276lbs, and my daughter was turning 2 years old. I kinda woke up to the fact that my health and well being, as a dad, no longer was my own exclusive property, so I resolved to do something about it. In exactly a year, I had lost about 90lbs; committing to a relatively severe regimen of diet, flexibility and strength training.

About 20lbs in, I revisited some David Belle video someone had once showed me, and I decided that as a sort of "impossible goal," I would keep that sort of ability in mind when visualizing where I wanted to be. The notion being that all I wanted to do was be able to pull of one or two Spider-Man-esque moves, but even to do that, I'd need to neccessarily be doing regular pull-ups, push-ups, leg exercises, flexibility, etc. My overall goal was (and remains) relatively modest; if parkour could be likened to  Dungeons and Dragons, I'd be very content to be a 2nd to 3rd level character. (This wil make sense to those of you for whom the venn diagram circles of nerd-dom and parkour overlap.)

So the idea was, keep on losing weight and training in order to get healthier, and set the distant goal of Daredevil/Batman-like abilities on the horizon as a carrot on a stick to chase after, and act as motivators for cardio/endurance sessions, or to get through the discomfort of stretching. The sort of idea I had was to set what seemed to be an impossible goal, so that even if I approached it becoming a reality, the distance between the start of where I was at the beginning to the point where such things were even possible would be an achievement. I try to keep my age and my responsibilites in focus; I won't try anything without building incrementally toward it, and I'm in no rush to do any sort of super-crazy rooftop stuff. 

As it stands now, I've sorta-kinda achieved my intital goal; I've got a few basic moves; monkeys and reasonably OK rolls and precisions, and the more I learn about parkour, the more I am absolutely fascinated by and with it. It is like kung-fu without the conflict, and while very much a rigorous physical activity, it also *can be* a way of thinking and perceiving that changes how you interact with the world and view yourself in it. So now, maybe I kinda wouldn't mind being a 3-4th level character, as it were. 

Here's a before and after of me--

(http://www.itsthecatsass.com/images/before_after.jpg)

(the before with my oldest daughter, and the 2nd with my younger.)  I've got, in part, parkour to thank for helping me "wake up" from a physical stupor, for providing the dream to chase.
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Post by: james2610 on April 26, 2008, 06:46:28 AM
Hey im james! 14 years old and live in hull,england. Been doing parkour for a few weeks now and can already dash, kong and lazy etc. Doing very well but PK is very tiring!
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Post by: brewer.kyle on April 26, 2008, 12:58:01 PM
Everyone can call me Brewer if you need to call me something.
I'm 17, bout 18.
I've done parkour on and off starting about a year and a half ago, but now I dedicate almost every waking moment to it.
If it weren't for my terrible sleep and eating addictions, I would parkour 24/7.
I live in Southern Indiana, it is pretty much the suck.
The only benefits of living in the middle of 68 acres of forest is privacy. I didn't have to look stupid initially, although I found plenty of time for stupidity at social events.
I have always trained parkour alone, I don't really have anyone to train with.
There seems to be this interest phase of parkour where people just watch videos and learn names.
The only exception is one of my friends who occasionally runs with me, but cannot really keep up.
If someone lives in Southern Indiana, I'd love to train with you!
My dream is to one day open up a Parkour Arena, not just a gym with pads. An entire arena devoted solely to parkour!
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Post by: DavidV on April 28, 2008, 07:52:46 PM
David Valachovic here, or just David V as the user name suggests. I have been training with Houston Parkour in Texas since December. I also film our training sessions occasionally, and later I get to enjoy editing and adding special effects. I am working on getting a portfolio together of my videos to showcase my abilities.

I'm 17 and a senior in High School, so come fall I will be training with the guys in College Station.
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Post by: MattGTO on May 02, 2008, 07:36:27 PM
Hey! This is Matt and I live in Dallas...I am just barely starting parkour, but I hope to get a lot better with the help of APK!! ;D
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Post by: naude on May 04, 2008, 07:23:58 AM
ats up im mike....my friends call me naude

i live in plymouth massachusets

if anyone wants to help a new guy get started messege e or send an instant messege    the screenname is thewickedninja
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Post by: Cuzenu on May 04, 2008, 08:02:40 AM
Hello all. ;D

I'm Melissa, 16, and looking to start parkour.  I live near St. Louis, MO. (St. Charles)
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Post by: juanjo_l on May 04, 2008, 09:42:18 PM
hey i'm Juanjo from asuncion, paraguay (south america jaja)
i'm 18 and i'm new to this but i really want to learn it!
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Post by: Andrew Robillard on May 04, 2008, 10:00:18 PM
Wassup guys. Most people call me Robi or Robillard. I'm 19 years old and go to the University of South Florida. I'm originally from Ft. Lauderdale, about 5 minutes from Miami but spend most of my time in Tampa now. I've done sports most of my life and got interested in parkour about 2 years ago but never really got into it cause i couldn't find any groups and didn't have much time. Just now starting to take it up and am goin to be practicing at USf with the guys from Urban Velocity. Used to do cross country, pole vaulting, and wrestling in high school in high school so I'm in decent shape and have a good concept of how the human body moves and works. I also have a limited amount of gymnastics background that i got from my pole vaulting friends.
I can't wait to get started training in parkour/freerunning/tricking. Looks like an insane amount of fun and a really good way to stay in shape now that I'm in college.
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Post by: LokisWhispers on May 05, 2008, 01:23:26 AM
Hello all, my name's Micah and I'm 21, currently going to Calhoun College. I guess I am not a very social person because I only train alone. But I am new to parkour and hope to get good at it :)
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Post by: spyd3r108 on May 05, 2008, 02:36:56 PM
Hey I am Spyd3r108 and I just started parkour today. . . any tips from anyone where to start?
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Post by: The_Bard on May 06, 2008, 03:42:08 AM
Hey, this is Dylan from Kentucky, just starting even thinking about PK but figured I'd sign up quick  :)
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Post by: HeywodJahblomeh on May 06, 2008, 09:15:43 PM
Hi im RJ from Eastern Iowa. Paintballs been my life for 6 years and its paid off because now im on a semi-pro team. I travel to alot of events and came across this website on accident and thought it would be sweet to do this so ive been practicing for a couple days now and got some of my friends into it.
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Post by: bertifrew on May 07, 2008, 06:14:36 AM
Hi
my name is Mark and i've logged onto here to find out if there are any clubs or bodies that my son can join to learn more about and practice free running.

We live in West Lothian in scotland (near edinburgh) and my searches on the net have produced nothing for scotland.
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Post by: Chilean on May 07, 2008, 08:18:50 PM
Just registered...
My name is Rodrigo and I'm currently living in the Chicago area.
Have admired parkour for a while now, but have just made up my mind to do something about it and learn.
Wanted to know if anyone can help me get started.
(I'm working under the assumption that most people here have greater knowledge than me, and hopefuly are willing to share)
So...
Where do we start?
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Post by: OSRblack on May 08, 2008, 03:39:08 PM
My name is Clayton. I'm 23 and want to get into Parkour. I live in Bellevue NE. Hopefully I can find some people out here who can show me the ropes.
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Post by: Patrick "PyroPat" Caric on May 08, 2008, 05:25:56 PM
Hey everyone that just signed up.  Welcome to the forums.  If you just started up and are trying to figure out where to go from here.  The answer is... everywhere.  best advice is to just search around and read different threads, watch videos and read critiques.  Find a just started thread and kinda get some insight of different things you should start conditioning and moves that you should start training (rolls).  You'll quickly find out that conditioning is a huge thing here and to take your parkour career slow.  Its better to progress effiecently and gradually than to take it all on at once and hurt your self and be out of the game.  Any questions feel free to ask or send messages to anyone... oh another piece of advice, go to the local area and let them know your here.  All the communities are always excited about new traceurs in their areas.  train hard and train safe.
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Post by: brewer.kyle on May 08, 2008, 05:32:24 PM
I would also suggest visiting this page: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=8492.0;topicseen (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=8492.0;topicseen)
Urban Current does a lot of tutorials and I learn something new every time I watch one.
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Post by: MiniRunner on May 09, 2008, 12:00:13 PM
Hi ive recently joined im Mini runner cos im only 13 n i live in england. I wish we had decent places ova here like you do in america. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: DJ FroZone on May 09, 2008, 02:29:54 PM
TALLY HO! Yes its true DJ FroZone has arrived. I've always followed free running and parkour. Im an avid beatboxer i roll in binghamton NY, looking for other runners in the area as once again at the bottom of the learning pyramid. If any runners want some beatbox lessons or DJing or something PM me

myspace.com/djfrozone
youtube.com/djfrozone

Peace to all and remeber to tuck your chin when u roll and land on the balls of your feet (so important)
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Post by: Rocco on May 10, 2008, 03:41:41 PM
Hi I just joined and I'm new to parkour and free running. I live in South Coventry Township (near Pottstown, PA) and I'm looking for some people/places to train with/at.
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Post by: vault000 on May 11, 2008, 01:13:49 PM
yea im new, I live in new york on long island and I have been practicing parkour for about a year with my friends ;D 
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Post by: sdwinder9x on May 12, 2008, 12:54:23 PM
Hey ya'll.  My name is Vinnie and I'm from Los Angeles.  I just recently have been getting into Parkour through some friends; before doing Parkour, I used to, martial arts, BMX and as of yet I skate.  I just think Parkour is a better sport than anything else I have done in the past because your body is your only tool, and the motions feel more fluid than they would if you were skating or riding a bike.  That's not to say that I won't continue doing what I did, but PK is just more fun. ;)
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Post by: Richard Pete on May 14, 2008, 06:06:09 AM
Yo, this is Pete or PeterParkour if you wish currently living in Hawaii, originally from Ohio. been training for 3 years now. Part of Urban Current here in honolulu and i train with Ozzi and Adam so yeah....i'm kind of a big deal....not a lot of people know me though.

Aloha
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Post by: freesoul on May 15, 2008, 12:15:11 AM
Hi, my name is Andrew, i'd say at this point I am very unhealthy.
Um...I have never been apt for flips and things of that nature.
I am apt to hard hits, falls, and slams. I mountain biked as a kid and now I do freestyle flatland and very little street and transition skating. I have pretty good balance, and always have.

Pretty much spoiled when it comes to food, so eat really unhealthy but I am trying to work on that.

Um...my interest in parkour and free running was first peeked from watching Tony Jaa in Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior, and The Protector
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Post by: itsERIC on May 18, 2008, 10:51:49 AM
Hey everyone my names Eric and i got into parkour through Vinnie, sdwinder9x , he started getting into it so he told me to check it out and i went with them and actually enjoyed it. As a matter of fact i was at the glendale police station last night due to a friend being arrested and i was hopping up and down the wall. It feels like it became me, if i find a nice wall and a perfict oppertunity ill be like heck why not, what else am i going to do around 9:30 pm or 10 pm in front of a police station.
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Post by: SpinA7X420 on May 19, 2008, 12:25:41 PM
My name is Connor, I live in South Florida, and I am a beginner free runner. Joined in an attempt to enhance my skill by tutorials and such.
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Post by: Coshy on May 19, 2008, 01:41:15 PM
Hey everyone, I'm glad to be apart of such a wonderful sport/philosophy. I've been doing parkour for a couple of weeks now and really enjoy it. I hope to keep getting better and better with as little injuries as possible.

I hope parkour will spread throughout the whole world and everyone can see how great it is and share the same joy we get from it ;D
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Post by: dudeitzdaniela on May 20, 2008, 04:39:51 AM
ima new member =] daniela velez aka dee, from tha ny
i was in the miss ny teen pageant last year & im going again this year.
i like to jump off, climb, swing, and fall off stuff.
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Post by: s00perb4k4 on May 20, 2008, 06:24:57 PM
just tossing my obligatory first noobie post in the new member thread.

call me s00per, s00perb4k4, b4k4, whatever...

from joplin, MO.  don't know if there're any practitioners around here, but i hope there are, as training by yourself for ANYTHING can become boring quite quickly.

i've been watching parkour/free running videos for a couple years now, but i'm actually going to start training tomorrow.

i used to skateboard (1997-2005), and when i didn't have a board with me, i was always jumping/spinning over and around things, running down handrails, basically skateboarding with my legs, and i loved doing it as much as i loved skating.  but seeing parkour/free running has gotten me even more pumped, as before i rarely used my arms, and now i'll get a chance to.

to be fair though, i'm more interested in free running than parkour (no offense, i blame it on my love of tricks from skating), so that's what i'll be practicing more of.  so far, i haven't even seen any mention of free running in the forums, so i hope someone can point me to it.

hope that you all can help me with any questions i have, and that someday i'll be where you are, helping the noobs who come after me.

 - s00perb4k4
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Post by: Fnord on May 21, 2008, 03:09:24 AM
Hello!

We are actually two people, Wes (25) and Coryn (23).  I guess it's three if you count our daughter Sasa (2).  Anyway, we are from Atlanta but we live in Shanghai and we've only been training for parkour for about two weeks.  I guess it goes without saying that parkour is awesome!  Anyway, APK and the forums have already helped us out immensely, so thanks to everybody who posts here.

PS: If it's against etiquette to have two people under a single handle please let us know ???.  It's just more convenient for us because we use the same computer and train together anyway.

              -Coryn & Wes
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Post by: Adam McC on May 21, 2008, 03:33:01 AM
h1 d00dz, i'm lyke, adammcc. 1'm da nubz wen it cums to parcour LoLz!! how do u do it?


*sorry, it was the coffee*
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Post by: BatmanNYPK on May 21, 2008, 03:38:46 PM
My names Don im better known as Batman around the NYPK group, im from Long Island, NY I've been doing parkour since last august and I've been on NYPK since october i think* a few weeks before the David Belle jame* And I never acualy bothered to make an APK account till now Since im pretty acitve on NYPK but i figure 2 forums are better than 1.
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Post by: kevinkrg6 on May 23, 2008, 07:56:49 PM
Hi, My names Kevin.  I stumbled upon Parkour after looking around the internet.  I kind of have a concept of what Parkour is, but it looks bvery interested and I would like to get started with it.  I just have a few questions.  I don't really know where I could train myself for parkour.  I have a swingset in my back yard that I could climb around on. plus I have a back porch I can jump on and off of.  Any other ideas of how to train?  I kinda don't want to get into trouble, because I know parkour isn't illegal, but it can be.  Although it's totally awesome, I don't think it's a great idea to go climbing and running around the mall or my school.  Any other tips would be great, thanks.   
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Post by: Joe "jspan1013" Spano on May 27, 2008, 03:06:50 PM
jspan1013 - Joe - NJ.I'm new to parkour and have been interested in it for about a year now looking for info on parkour, and really understand the philosophical meaning of parkour fully now.I've been lurking this site for a year now have finally registered to become a member.Now all i need is some Airiake's and i'm set to start training, what i'm stuck on deciding is what ariake to get the Kirov mesh (Because of the price more so), Regular Airiake (The only thing is the price.), or the Ariake Lite Mesh (Which is at a pretty reasonable in between price but i'm not sure on which is the best.) That's it for me.Soon once i get my shoes and start training i guess i'll make my own training log.     
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Post by: Charlie" Frontflip" Chase on May 27, 2008, 03:35:07 PM
Hi, My names Kevin.  I stumbled upon Parkour after looking around the internet.  I kind of have a concept of what Parkour is, but it looks bvery interested and I would like to get started with it.  I just have a few questions.  I don't really know where I could train myself for parkour.  I have a swingset in my back yard that I could climb around on. plus I have a back porch I can jump on and off of.  Any other ideas of how to train?  I kinda don't want to get into trouble, because I know parkour isn't illegal, but it can be.  Although it's totally awesome, I don't think it's a great idea to go climbing and running around the mall or my school.  Any other tips would be great, thanks.   

Welcome to APK.
Some good places to start off training are parks around where you live if there are any. Don't just start jumping off of your porch just yet you need to work your way up to it regardless of the height. To start off just look at the tutorials section on apk and begin practicing the basic vaults and techniques. Slowly work your way up to the more difficult techniques. Also starting on some sort of exercise program will be very beneficial for you, like push ups and sit ups. Good luck with your training.

jspan1013 - Joe - NJ.I'm new to parkour and have been interested in it for about a year now looking for info on parkour, and really understand the philosophical meaning of parkour fully now.I've been lurking this site for a year now have finally registered to become a member.Now all i need is some Airiake's and i'm set to start training, what i'm stuck on deciding is what ariake to get the Kirov mesh (Because of the price more so), Regular Airiake (The only thing is the price.), or the Ariake Lite Mesh (Which is at a pretty reasonable in between price but i'm not sure on which is the best.) That's it for me.Soon once i get my shoes and start training i guess i'll make my own training log.     

Firstly welcome to APK and secondly you don't need ariakes to train parkour you just need some comfy shoes with decent grip.
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Post by: Joe "jspan1013" Spano on May 27, 2008, 03:48:51 PM
Thanks, i was considering about getting some Nike Shox, or Nike Air Peagusus 2007 model to use for parkour are they any good?And i know i don't need ariakes it's just that they'd probably help me progress faster then say some etnies, do you get what i'm saying?
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Post by: Joe "jspan1013" Spano on May 27, 2008, 03:51:46 PM
Let me put it better i'd rather have the right equitment/shoes that i know are going to be reliable pk shoes for me to session in.And as for features you forgot about the the shoe's longevity,durability,and breathability, just a heads up for ya.
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Post by: Pfflyeers on May 27, 2008, 03:56:08 PM
Dude the ariake's are so worth the money, but i'm not sure on the shox, i heard the Peaguse's were pretty damn good shoes though.It's your choice....
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Post by: brewer.kyle on May 28, 2008, 01:25:06 AM
Any decent running shoe will do really, just buy yourself some cheap running shoes and get started. I wouldn't recommend shox though because of the whole they weigh a fair bit and the shock things are on the heel when you're wanting to be using the balls of your feet and avoiding landing on your heels anyways.
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Post by: Joe "jspan1013" Spano on May 28, 2008, 12:59:07 PM
Yeah but thay won't affect me negativley, the shock absorbers in the heel will stil take up some shock ( Just look at the ariakes they have absorbers in the heel and some say they are the best free running/parkour shoe.).And they're comfortable and i heard grip pretty well so they should be a good starter shoe.Like you said any decent runing shoe will do. Thanks i think i've made my decision.           
                                                                       - Joe
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Post by: stairjumper on May 29, 2008, 12:59:17 AM
my names gus im 13 and im from portland oregon i dont do parkour but im trying to get into the sport and comunity
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Post by: Dalton A on May 29, 2008, 03:07:42 PM
Hey guys, I'm from Western PA, I've only been doing Parkour for about two or three months, but I've been conditioning for over a year.  I have my own small group of friends who all do Parkour, but we're all total noobs to the art.  And I hate the security guards, they kick us off all the greatest hotspots around here. 
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Post by: Nom on May 29, 2008, 03:17:49 PM
Welcome!
Many times security is just doing their job, don't hate -- we're not about that here. For the most part, we come off as a liability -- other times they're just puffing out their rent-a-cop chests looking for something to do :P
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Post by: Play3r1 on May 30, 2008, 12:29:17 PM
Sup everyone. I'm just getting started with my Parkour experience this week. I'm 22 and live in Arkansas.
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Post by: Christian Greene on June 02, 2008, 09:30:19 PM
Hey guys I'm Christian, or Xian for short. Ive already kinda started posting around, so yeah ^_^

I live in Colorado, and train with Demon (Ryan), COPK, and the Hybrid crew. I've been into PK for roughly 2 and a half years but only been dedicated to training for about 8 months.

p.s. Hope to see all you traceurs at the COPK National Jam, its gonna be sick! Now go train. Haha xD
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Post by: RedSpeedStar6 on June 03, 2008, 04:23:20 PM
Hey everyone, Im new to the site and to Parkour itself. Any tips or information would be much appreciated!
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Post by: Moritz on June 04, 2008, 03:51:29 PM
Hello.
I'm tyler.
I just recently started a few months ago. And i have to say kong vaults are pretty satisfying once you can do them.  :)
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Post by: RedSpeedStar6 on June 04, 2008, 04:18:32 PM
Welcome everyone!
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Post by: Stoic1209 on June 06, 2008, 06:10:50 AM
Hi! I'm Stoic1209, and I started yesterday!!! I want to be able to do some cool stuff before I go to college!!!
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Post by: AirGear on June 07, 2008, 12:03:49 PM
wasup im Airgear and i want to get really god a pk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ozzi on June 07, 2008, 12:51:02 PM
Welcome everyone, enjoy the forum and have fun.
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Post by: crazy.beaver on June 08, 2008, 11:27:30 AM
Hey I'm Sean aka crazy.beaver
I want to dedicate my life to parkour and free running
I have only been free running for about a year now, and I want to become a better free runner
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Post by: Jack K on June 08, 2008, 02:35:48 PM
Hey im Jack, im 14 and from Wisconsin in the states. After watching Xin the Urban Ninja on Youtube i decided to get into freerunning. Ive done halfhearted attempts at similar things, but im looking forward to getting a little more structured with it.
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Post by: Sweet_T on June 09, 2008, 04:25:41 AM
Hey everyone,
My name is david, and I just started parkour about a month ago.  I found this site about a week ago because I wanted more structure in my training instead of just copying what I see in youtube videos (to see how that went, check out the injury report forum).  I also love bicycling, hiking, and tree climbing.  I live in STL, but will be moving to kansas city, MO for med school in august.
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Post by: Occido on June 09, 2008, 04:15:11 PM
Heya there, the name's Damon and I'm fairly new to this. I found a link to a parkour video on another forum I frequent, and the people there were in awe of the sport. I watched the video they were all responding to (veoh.com/videos/v1428892dYMC2Pwp?searchId=841692739226631684&rank=67l) and I thought to myself... "I can do some of that."

So I started looking around the web for more info on Parkour and found this place. Good stuff. Anyways, I got motivated to go outside and try some of it out. I'm a XC/Track runner so I'm fairly in-shape, and I've always enjoyed doing things like this. I did a handspring just to make sure I could still... move? And then a front-flip. I decided to go for a back-flip, and that was a mistake (ouch..neck..bad idea.). I'm going to start following some of the tutorials on the site, and maybe I'll give it another attempt in a month. I /used/ to be able to do it... but that was a year ago when I had a trampoline and the whole nine yards.

I'm from Washington, Everett area to be more specific. Anyways, figured I'd sign up here and see what I could learn. Thanks.
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Post by: Paul Bischoff on June 09, 2008, 05:12:15 PM
"Tall" Paul Bischoff
from near Fort Leonard Wood, MO
18 yrs old, been doin this for 1 month or so
I first saw parkour in 007 Casino Royale, but it was awhile after that my friend and i started and i realized what (and who) it was.
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Post by: cranialpk on June 09, 2008, 05:55:55 PM
hey guys im ian vahovich
ive been doing parkour for about a month
im from honolulu, HI, but I'm on a trip to manchester NH
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Post by: Syd Vicious on June 09, 2008, 10:20:03 PM
Hi everyone I am new here and saying hello from Tennessee! I have just started in Parkour and am starting my APK warmup schedule tomarrow wish me luck! Will post screenshots and videos as I progress farther into the sport!

So...

HELLO ALL!!!!  :)
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Post by: Kurt "Ziro" Samuels on June 10, 2008, 12:18:57 PM
Hey everybody, I'm Kurt. I'm 26 and way out of shape, so.. not off to a great start! Haha. I've always been into Parkour but wasn't in any shape to do it. But I recently moved to the city (Philadelphia), started running and working out, and I'm pretty psyched to try some serious PK!
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Post by: Zach Morgan on June 11, 2008, 10:31:55 AM
hey guys. My names Zach, I'm from Flint Michigan, I'm 18, and I've been practicing parkour for a few weeks now. I first got into it awhile ago when I saw the Urban Ninja, then David Belle (I think is his name)... Now recently I've been watching more random videos, and I decided to try it myself finally. I've been doing stuff at the local playground and park, and I do stuff in my yard also. See you guys around!
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Post by: freerunners91 on June 13, 2008, 05:32:23 AM
yo guyz whatz up i have a quick question for ya whats karma ? thanks!!
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Post by: Coldbath on June 13, 2008, 11:40:56 AM
'sup everyone

name's coldbath a.k.a eric
I'm 15 and I live in one of the world's most backwards states (maine)
I'm going to start practicing parkour/free running over summer vacation when I have a lot of free time
I also like punk rock, doing stupid stuff like jumping off my garage roof (which partly inspired me to start parkour/free-running), and playing guitar
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Post by: Clive Vella on June 14, 2008, 06:19:51 AM
Hey my name is Clive, 18, and I'm not from the states (oops) i'm from a place called malta in the mediterranean sea.. i've been only into parkour for about two months..

i've joined this community to have a vision of parkour outside my areas, because here i do not think anyone practises parkour, besides me and 2 of my friends.. there is no group or anything in malta.. so i cant really join any local forums =/

hi all ^_^

i have logged some of our training and other things regarding there parkour training here www.parkcore.blogspot.com , but there are only 3 sessions, because i have started it only recently to summarize my progress etc

hope im not too out of place =O
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Post by: Msd483 on June 15, 2008, 07:26:11 AM
Hey, im new.  I wanna start practicing over the summer.  I'm already in decent shape and i run cross country.
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Post by: bjkpersonal@aim.com on June 17, 2008, 01:07:30 PM
Hi.  Um, I've been here for a month or so, but never filled this out.  The name's Ben Kreger, 17, and I do Parkour for fun and sometimes as a workout.  I like climbing things and extending the abilities of my body, mostly through vaults and balance.  As immature as it sounds, I have a huge respect of the law, but I still daydream of stealing a cop's coffee and making a clean escape.   :P
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Post by: Rich Laucella on June 20, 2008, 07:37:25 AM
Hey I just joined yesterday but I've been preparing to start parkour for about a month now. Im 16 years old on Long Island which is righ next to New York. No one does parkour in my area so I wanted to see what I can learn about from the forums and the other more experienced members. I run track and play sports year round so I'm pretty fit, the question is my muscular endurance and lift abilities, as well as technical movements for flips and vaults and whatnot.
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Post by: Risky on June 21, 2008, 08:28:35 AM
Hey, The names James ;) I've Been flipping about since 05/06 and freerunning since early 07. I'm from Scotland (and no I don't have a stupid Scottish accent, eat haggis or have ever worn a kilt) Unfortunately I can't train at the moment due to "Osgood Schlatters Disease" and i can't do much apart from upper body & flexibility training. We're the Fife freerun team, the Street Devils we currently own a gym in Kirkcaldy (south Fife) where we take classes twice a week and we're also sponsored by rockstar energy drinks (we get them free now!!!) and also a tattoo guy who's designing our team t-shirts and hoodies.

The reason they call me risky:

No it's not because I take stupid unnecessary risks.

The first thing that was caused by me that changed the way I thought about everyday training is my first theory on risks, It's kinda hard to explain but I'll give it a shot.

If you jump you open yourself up to succession & failure.
If you choose not to, you close the door on succession and open the door of security.
Would you rather have the chance of success yet failure, or no chance of failure but walk away unsuccessful?

This is the basic idea, however you could say the basic Idea to "Chaos Theory" is anything can happen.

Basically I find it hard to put into words.
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Post by: Mike Sechler on June 22, 2008, 03:12:19 AM
Hi,

It's Mike from Florida.

I have just found this website and think it's a great way to form a community for Parkour and FreeRunning. I run with two other buddies of mine and train almost everyday now. Im still drilling the fundamentals to avoide seriously injuring myself.
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Post by: Uberman5000 on June 23, 2008, 07:29:44 PM
Greeting, traceurs. I am Uberman5000, aspiring parkour fanatic from Canada, and refugee of Parkour.net. I come seeking the wit and wisdom of an experienced body of parkourists, so that I too may someday run free.

My interest in parkour is young. I first discovered it through Youtube videos and then researched it further. I started training with my local parkour group (http://www.halifaxparkour.com) about two weeks ago, and I'm enjoying it. Though they are helpful, I like the large culmination of advice that comes from a forum.

Part of what interests me most about parkour is the philosophy behind it: to move as humans were meant to. I believe we have terrific strength at our disposal, and not just physical. Traceurs can overcome any obstacle they face and move with incredible swiftness and dexterity, using only their strength and their wits. To be able to overcome any obstacle you face is as much a mental boon as a physical one. Unfortunately, in this society, mobility is discouraged. Whatever we can't get from right in our living room can be delivered right to our door, or we can drive to it. We must relearn how to move like a human being, rather than just being carried along by a machine.

I also like the applicability, direction and informality of parkour. I've tried to get in shape in a lot of ways, and a lot of them are pretty complex, and the goals have vague use. For instance, I tried bodybuilding for a while because I'm rather underweight, but I couldn't understand how I could use it later, and their advice was a bit clumsy (either they would tell me a laundry list of stats, or to "eat"), and it doesn't cover things like flexibility and speed. Parkour doesn't have much strict technique or arbitrary benchmarks, and it's noncompetitive. Plus it will be much easier to feel like my progress is helping me, and it covers nearly all corners of fitness. I'll be stronger, faster, more flexible, more toned (with any luck...  ::))

Anyway, those are my thoughts on parkour. I'm glad to be here.
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Post by: Spencer B on June 24, 2008, 12:24:06 PM
Well, this is embarassing... I have been here for a week or so and I still haven't done this. Well here goes

Spinja is the nickname given to me by my school, for my over-the-top actions, most of which are Parkour and Free Running with some of my own variations of each thrown in.
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Post by: usarmy15t86 on June 24, 2008, 04:38:53 PM
Hello all!

I'm Michael, I'm a 21 year old soldier in Savannah, GA aspiring to train in the art of Parkour. I'm having trouble finding like-minded individuals in my area. I'm navigating the board here and on overflux.com and learning the ways before possibly starting something on my own. I am very excited to train, but would rather not do it alone. I can't wait to chat it up in here, LOL.
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Post by: Stoic96 on June 27, 2008, 01:35:00 AM
Hey everyone.

I'm Jared, and like many of you, I'm brand new to Parkour but excited as hell to get started.

I'm from Idaho originally, but I'm living in SE Germany right now.  As such, training partners are hard to come by, but I'm sure I'll find someone sooner or later.

Parkour is extremely interesting to me because my agility, to say the least, is currently lacking, and Parkour seems to be a great way to train agility.  Even better, it's a lot of fun.

I look forward to trading experiences with everyone here.
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Post by: Saul on June 28, 2008, 09:06:42 PM
wut up its Saul from the ♣CHI♣ i have been parkour for 6 months
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Post by: T.M. Ellis on June 28, 2008, 11:55:38 PM
'Sup.

I'm Todd (or T.M., or Rat [short from an ancient pseudonym of mine: Ratatoskr, a figure from Norse mythology who is not a rat, but a squirrel], or very rarely, Fox, which is what my first name translates to), 20, from New Braunfels, TX (between Austin and San Antonio)--soon, hopefully, I'll move to San Antonio, and not a whole lot later: Flagstaff, AZ.

Uhhhhhh, I've been hovering around the boards a little bit now, just taking tips and cetera.  Haven't really had anything to add to conversations yet.

I'm a bloody HUGE geek when it comes to prose and poetry, mostly a fan of postmodern fellas and beatniks / hippies.  Kind of my main focus there: writing.  I want to be a writer.

I've been interested in parkour since early June, and I'm a bit out of shape, so it's been really motivating me to exercise just too hard: an unhealthy amount, I think, but gawwwdddd, it's so much fun.  I'm constantly giddy the past two weeks and working out in any spare time.  I've actually cut my 100-page-a-day reading schedule in half....>_>
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Post by: Leon_Kazihachi on July 02, 2008, 01:05:16 PM
Hi, my name's Brandon, also known as Leon_Kazihachi.
I'm from the south edge of the Mojave Desert, California. (Won't be specific, now! xD)

I train with my friends, also known as: Hodge_Podge, and Kazuo Deshinuh.

We're all on a team, and granted, we're not extremely good at it, yet, but we strive to become better! ^_^
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Post by: Diogenes Of Sinope on July 04, 2008, 10:53:12 AM
Hello, fellows.

I live near Syracuse, New York. Home to the rather chilly Hancock International Airport, & plenty of urban-development to practice, learn, & improve parkour around.

Currently, I'm getting myself in [better] shape to get ready for the rigours of climbing/etc. associated with my upcoming apprenticeship (ask if you want to know more), and I've always held a curiosity towards parkour -- although it's only in the last year that I've got to reading about it more intimately & so forth, trying to practice a few basic techniques -- all that newbie jazz. It helps lighten up runs to town on foot, and has made my bicycle a bit obsolete.
Don't know any one else around my area and I'm a bit antisocial (busy), but I hope to contribute and learn something from APK.
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Post by: Malkizor on July 09, 2008, 12:42:46 AM
Hi all.
My names Brian (16) i live near Niagara Falls NY and just recently found out about this.
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Post by: lilty on July 11, 2008, 02:05:31 PM
hola,

im tyler from Shreveport/Ruston/Natchitoches, Louisiana and im also from SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
yes i live in every place i have listed
(ask about my situation to fully understand)

im 15 and turn 16 before the jam in san antonio and was wondering what it takes to be invited??

i've never been to a jam and have been training in freerunning for 2.5 years
im a tricker turned freerunner looking to make the transition to traceur.
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Post by: mcnobody on July 13, 2008, 10:00:33 AM
It took me a lot to come here... I'm from Bosnia. Joined here because there is no real Parkour community in Bosnia, nor in the region. Hope I'll learn something here... gl - hf from mcnobody aka FatAss
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Post by: Ross Cooper on July 13, 2008, 11:51:36 PM
Hello,

My name is Ross Cooper and I am a 32 year old living in Chiloquin Oregon. When I get in my way back machine and go back to 1991 I remember just having fun and making the shortest routes around my church. I rarely used the stairs. Mostly Planters, Walls and railings. And just recently I've found myself getting back into the very same thing but now I live in a self made log cabin in the forest of Oregon.

I just have a blast finding new places to hope to and from and logs to run on and vault over.

Of course the years have not been kind, nor have years as a Soccer goalie but I gotta say clearing the railing on my cabins deck and rolling out of the landing was nice. As was hurdling the canoe on top of my dogs unfinished doghouse.

Anyhow.

I just wanted to join the community here, and hopefully I can get back into doing Parkour more seriously.

Warmest regards from the back end of nowhere...where squirrels are your only Parkour companions.

R.C.
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Post by: Shadowcat on July 14, 2008, 12:04:47 PM
Hello to all, Andrew from northern VA here.  I'm just getting into free running, but it looks like it's going to be a long and enlightening run.  I'll see you all out there!
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Post by: bmxbuddy4 on July 15, 2008, 03:20:35 PM
Hey my name is Nitesh. I'm 17 and new to parkour and free running. I'm looking for other people who are in the dallas area that i can parkour with and learn with.
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Post by: ArtsyWright on July 16, 2008, 08:14:24 AM
Hello all. My name is Sorsha, I'm from Mississippi, and I am 16 years old. I discovered Parkour only about a week ago. Thusly I'm just practicing rolling, and landing from tiny jumps. I live out in a very rural and sparse area, so it's going to actually be a little difficult to find obstacles, but I've got a long way to go before I start jumping over things, so I'm not all that concerned. :P I've never been too into exercising hard, but a couple months ago I started doing Crossfit, which I've really enjoyed.
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Post by: Skate Troe on July 16, 2008, 04:53:26 PM
Hello, everyone!
Skate Troe, at your service *bows.*

My real name is Mark, and I'd rather not mention my last name.
I'm fourteen, and have been doing parkour for a good four days now.
I'm from Missouri.
I don't know/train with anyone on this board as of yet. although I hope to soon.
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Post by: Dezmond on July 18, 2008, 11:55:19 AM
Hello Parkour/Freerunning world, My name is Jeremy Desmond Cooper ...I'm new

I heard about all this a bit back but now I'm actually trying to get into it, I'm doing the exercises in this article daily (www.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding_150/175_fitness_tip.html). I practice about every week on the top of my school (It's like an obstacle course up there). I can't really do anything ...at all, so yeah.

Also I'm 15(don't say a word), and very lazy, so if someone could help me stay accountable with my practice that would be cool (If you don't want to, I don't care)


So anyways, just introducing myself
Title: Hello from MPLS!
Post by: Ryan T. on July 18, 2008, 12:45:03 PM
So I just discovered that some of the games I play running around town have a name. Parkour! I really enjoy trying to push myself and this feels like just the ticket.

I spend a lot of time doing Martial Arts. T'ai-Chi Ch'uan and a little bit of Liu Ho Pa Fa. Body mechanics and body efficiencies are key to both of those styles so PK is a perfect fit. The conditioning doesn't hurt either.

Thanks for venue! I am already finding a ton of great info.
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Post by: Rat on July 18, 2008, 10:03:21 PM
Hi everyone,
Glad to be here.  I found this site through another forum's off-topic discussion and decided that Parkour/Free Running would be just the ticket for me.  Sports (as traditionally thought of in the US) don't really appeal to me, but I love climbing and obstacle courses.  Staying in shape is not my first instinct, so with some smart goal-setting (and hopefully some encouragement from you guys!) I will be more motivated to take care of myself.  Past activities include high school track (longjump, but who said I was any good  :P ) and Taekwondo.

Rat
(PS--the forum got weird on me for a sec, sorry if this ends up a double-post.  Sheesh, great first impression there, Rat!  ::) )
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Post by: katsurachan on July 19, 2008, 04:36:24 PM
HI EVERYONE!!!!~

ok no more caps....my name is kacey, i live in corona, CA, and im 14. I found out about parkour a few months ago when i was looking up 'how to be a ninja' but i clicked links and found parkour.

Most of the time im in my room on the computer playing games or surfing the web. Right now im practicing rolls and jumping off of furniture for landings. I am also VERY addicted to junk food, but im slowly starting to eat more healthier things, sorta.

If theres anything else you want to know just PM me.
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Post by: Roof2Roofstunts on July 22, 2008, 01:34:52 AM
Hey there I'm Dom

an aussie free runner just coming through

check out my stuff on youtbe under roof2roof

peace


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Post by: Clay{ARaven}Bugh on July 24, 2008, 12:14:28 AM
hey its clayy!!!!

I'm from good ol Arkansas   :-\

owell, gotta represent!
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Post by: Mark J 0.Q on July 24, 2008, 07:12:46 PM
Well, now! Howdy, I'm Mark. I'm 15 from Michigan, no obstacles...but anyways I'm turning 16 in September so go me. What else...I've always had an interest in free running, but I wasn't as active as a person as I am now, so I figured, I might as well do something with all of my energy. That's not to say I'm hyper, but I do tae kwon do in school, not kiddie stuff either...and on break I have nothing to do, but train for TKD, so I'd like to do something else exciting and this sounds right to me. So I'll see how it goes. I'm excited to start stuff and I hope I can do well and get some of my friends to like it too. I'm really into comic books, so if anybody feels like going off topic for a bit to chat it up on comics, I'm here!!
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on July 24, 2008, 10:22:04 PM
How long have you been doing Taekwondo? I've been training for about 8 years, I'm a first degree black belt (but haven't bothered testing for my second). Do you spar? Olympic or point?
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Post by: Mark J 0.Q on July 25, 2008, 09:43:06 AM
XD not too long, it's only been about two years. I did it a while back, but it wasn't challenging enough, so I got out of it and decided to take it in high school. That was freshman year. Going into my junior year now, testing for my...purple belt, so yea, slow going XD. But we spar on our free time when he's not giving us lectures, we usually do point because we're competitive that way, but our instructor spars with his friend sometimes for demonstration, that's pretty cool.
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Post by: Tom Walker on July 29, 2008, 02:46:00 AM
G'day

I'm Tom and im from downunder in Aussie
love hiphop, breakdancing and most of all PARKOUR!
im 14 and haven't been doing it for all that long but i push my limits and love it
i like being a ninja and i jump off furniture and tables at school

catch you later ;)
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Post by: michelle.parkour on July 30, 2008, 11:53:11 AM
Hi,

I'm Michelle.  I'm actually coordinating a film exhibit in Argentina titled Cine Parkour.  We already have all the artists on the project, but I'm trying to gather a general reply on what you think Parkour stands for.  What is the philosophy?  And how it affects other parts of your life...especially on a mental and spiritual sphere?

I'll probably reposting one more time, but if you guys have any replies...please write me your comments at michelle.parkour@gmail.com


Thanks a bunch!
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Post by: Callaghan on July 30, 2008, 08:22:13 PM
SUP all im new to this sport/whatever you wanna call it


ne way name's corey if ne one could they give me some cool ways to start out.

I just need the basics to get started and i also heard about some kinda camp in Cali cause thats were im at


well sweet catch ya on the flip 
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Post by: Sandstormleader on August 01, 2008, 07:31:05 PM
Hey everyone! My name is Andy and Im from Fort Wayne ,IN. I work in a restaurant and skate board. im new to parkour but im ok at tricking. anyone that is from my area feel free to contact me for some training or jam sessions!
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Post by: sln1210 on August 01, 2008, 07:38:30 PM
hey guys, my name is Sarah and im 14.
i got into freerunning/parkour about two weeks ago and its just so fun! =]

anyways, i hope to have a great time here at the forums!
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Post by: dc on August 01, 2008, 08:48:31 PM
hey guys im don aka dc and ive been practicin parkour for about a month and its rad i love it
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Post by: Ozzi on August 01, 2008, 09:48:51 PM
I am so bad at welcoming people here.

welcome everyone, this is your first step to a new life... buahahahaha
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Post by: rockroyalty on August 02, 2008, 10:16:54 AM
Hey guys my name is Rob, i'm 20 years old im into hip hop,and anime its become an addiction, anyway i watch alot of videos on youtube of people doing parkour and i think its really cool, it looks very physical and a good way to get into shape, and i think id like to get into it and see if i can push myself...im kinda a big guy so im sure it will be awkward at first, but im willing to works hard at it.. im glad to have a place where i can learn and discuss parkour
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Post by: R34P3R on August 03, 2008, 12:45:42 PM
yoyoyomega I'm Aaron from MA (where parkour seems to be widely unknown ). I'm pretty new to this. I have nobody to train with >.<. Hopefully I'll meet somebody when I start taking gymnastics classes (taking them to give me the basic skills needed for parkour ). If anybody from or around the fall river, ma or surrounding areas
wants to train let me know! training alone is boring >.<
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Post by: Yellow on August 06, 2008, 02:27:57 PM
Helllooo I'm Junseok (pronounce Joon Sock) and I like the color yellow
I've done Tae Kwon Do for 5 years and I'm looking for some new physical activity.
I still train on my own in my spare time though.
Parkour looked like fun because it looks like it involved a
lot of running, jumping, and climbing (all three of which I enjoy).
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Post by: Greg Davis on August 07, 2008, 11:23:56 PM
Hey all

I'm Greg from STL, MO and i have been doing this stuff since i was about 10. just didnt know it had a name until about a year and a half ago. anyway cant wait to meet some people in the area!
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Post by: AF Stryker on August 08, 2008, 10:10:58 AM
Another new guy here.  Going to be living in the Twin Cities here in MN for a couple months before i leave for Air Force basic training.(See what i did with my name clever huh;-)

Always something i have been interested in and i know it will help me get into shape along with the Crossfit workouts that i have been doing.  Hope to see some of you around, and have a great weekend.
-Stryker

EDIT: I just saw the post about names, so i put mine in the personal text box.  If that is insufficient for any of the moderators let me know and  I will create a new account.
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on August 09, 2008, 05:45:43 AM
It's not a rule, just a suggestion. If you want, I think you can stlil actually change your username without re-registering. But it's not a big deal either way.
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Post by: Nickolas Grey on August 11, 2008, 11:57:51 AM
Hey Guys,

My name is Nick, and I'm fairly new to Parkour, but I've been climbing for about five years now so the sport doesn't seem wholly unfamiliar. I'm currently in Grand Rapids, MI, but I go to school in Kalamazoo, MI. Cage fighting is my current passion; I train Muay Thai and BJJ about 45 hours a week, so I decided to start training le parkour to increase my mobility and flexability in the cage (and it looked damn fun). If anyone in the W. Michigan area ever wants to get together and train parkour or martial arts just shoot me an email (k06na01@kzoo.edu).
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Post by: CrazyWalrus on August 17, 2008, 02:32:20 PM
I'm CrazyWalrus and I'm just now starting Parkour and Free Running.  Any advice would be appreciated since I'm new to all this.  I think the tutorials are great but I'm kind of confused on some of it.
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Post by: chodantraceur on August 20, 2008, 07:52:08 PM
40,000 views!!!
(Unless you've seen this)!!!
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Post by: 24ciscospeed on August 22, 2008, 01:11:06 PM
MY name is frank ive been interested since ive seen it and now im going to give it my all


im from cali vacaville to be specific and im trying to find someone to work with and teach me some things

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Post by: Brendan McConnell on August 24, 2008, 11:01:37 PM
Well I guess I'll do the formal intro thing. My name is Brendan and I live in Fort Myers Florida. A few friends and I just got into parkour/freerunning. We've been training now for a couple of weeks and are definitely becoming better. Thanks in part to the tutorial section of this site. Well that's about it. Glad to be part of the community.
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Post by: Shamas on August 25, 2008, 10:56:16 PM
HAIL MINIONS

I have arrived.

§hamas the §hiv
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Post by: guitarkour on August 27, 2008, 03:04:36 PM
I'm new to this site and to parkour. so far i'm working on kongs, rolls, and, landings.

columbia, SC

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Post by: strelok on August 29, 2008, 10:26:57 AM
Hi all,

I've been reading these forums for quite a while now, probably around three months. I've recently had a lot more exposure to them, since the site parkour.net closed down.
I'm a sophmore at PEA (Exeter, NH). I've tried to start a Parkour club at my school, but there's still not a lot of interest.

I came back from France a couple of days ago, and I was probably a couple of kilometers away from Lisses at one point, but my parents absolutely refused to take me. Talk about unlucky.
I started parkour in March, so I've been doing it for about half a year. However, I should focus a lot more on actually improving once school starts.

-Pasha (a.k.a Strelok)
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Post by: annihilan on August 30, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
Hello, I am Nick, and I am new to Parkour!
One problem I have is lack of places to use the parkour moves.
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Post by: Alex L. on August 30, 2008, 11:20:08 PM
Yo! Greyson from Central Valley,CA
I've been in martial arts for 2 years now and are just getting into Parkour.
Parents won't let me go far by myself so i have to stick with a wall and a few ledges i guess it's a good way to start.
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Post by: Spark710 on August 31, 2008, 04:30:25 PM
hi guys, my name's Speeve.  been a member of NEPK for a while now, but just joined this forum.  been pking for a couple years now, and looking to learn more every day.
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Post by: Will D on September 02, 2008, 10:32:22 AM
Hey, my name is Will, and I found out about parkour and freerunning by watching Levi on Ninja Warrior  :) Very cool, I know.

I'm a sophomore at James Madison University in Virginia, and I'm studying to be a piano performance major, but I did track and cross-country in high school, so I've always been involved in sports of some sort.  I've been conditioning and mildly training Parkour for about two to three months now, and I'm hoping to meet some other people to train with here in Harrisonburg to really get started.

Oh, and I live about 30 minutes from Fredericksburg when I'm not at school, if that matters any.

I hope to learn a lot and contribute however I can.  This is a great community, so thanks for having me!
-Willy D
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Post by: Dan Elric on September 07, 2008, 06:33:08 AM
Hey I'm Daniel and I am 17.  I've been practicing parkour for about six months.  I used to hang out at parkour.net, but it was closed down :(.  Anyway, I want to get involved in the forums here ;)
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Post by: DrummerGriff on September 07, 2008, 04:48:31 PM
hey guys whats up, my name is cody, i've been free running for umm lets maybe 6 months or so. I like big jumps which obviously isnt the best thing all the time. But yeah, whatevs. alrighty peace
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Post by: teeko on September 08, 2008, 01:34:10 PM
Hello from Riverside California [WTF]
Started free running back when other people called it 'freestyle walking' in the late 90's. Quit for a while here and there, but started getting back into it recently, as i need to exercise more and this is what i like.

peace
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Post by: Peter"Ewok"Golightly on September 09, 2008, 07:55:09 PM
Hey, I'm new here, as of today I've been doing parkour for about 3 days. I'm fairly good at cat jumps. I'm in Missoula MT, and hope to find a perfect spot to practice.
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Post by: Jack C. on September 10, 2008, 11:52:55 AM
Hello, I'm jack, I'm 13, I recently got into freerunning and I hope to get around to knowing everyone and maybe go to some jams.  ;D
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Post by: Orpheus1356 on September 10, 2008, 04:24:37 PM
hey guys

my name's Vasken aka Orpheus

ive been training for about a month or two.


im from Cen California


aaaand, i mite be moving to london, SF or New York for college so im tryin to get as good as i can here before i head over.
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Post by: Haunter on September 10, 2008, 08:12:24 PM
Oops I seem to have found this post after I made an introducing post of myself time for the good ole "Copy and Paste."

Hello My name is Jessie. Tho My nick name is The Haunter. I Just recently go into Parkour/Free Running recently. I'm an Am. MMA (Mix Martial Arts) fighter. I wanted to get into something else in my area that I could do for added training between fights, and this seemed like the best thing I could get into. Its fun, I can do it with others, I look like a cool super human ninja while doing it and it beats running 10 miles a day with my ipod,lol. Well I guess thats a base for me. I'm highly interested in meeting some people in my area and doing some parkour/free running with. I'm located in the D.C./MD/VA area. Please drop me a line if your interested in training.


"Done"
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Post by: Tai on September 11, 2008, 08:46:31 AM
names Tai, from minnesota, 21 been training for 2 years.
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Post by: Southpaw19 on September 11, 2008, 11:40:57 AM
Chase from Maryland just drop a line. New to all this looking to get into it.. nedd ideas on what to start with thanks
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on September 11, 2008, 08:49:34 PM
Where in Maryland? I'm a bit north of Annapolis.
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Post by: ChuckC on September 11, 2008, 08:59:05 PM
Chuck Collison, posted out of Maryland, in Davidsonville, got into Parkour seriously about 5 months ago, would appreciate all the help I can get, please.
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on September 12, 2008, 07:03:58 PM
Cool! That's a great area. You're fairly close to the Severna Park/Glen Burnie people, and fairly close to DC/Primal as well. Check out the Mid Atlantic board and keep track of what's going on.
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Post by: Takurami on September 16, 2008, 01:33:31 PM
hey im Scott Smith, age 19, live in Hemet CA. Usually kick it around Temecula though cause hemet is boring.
Just looking for some guys in the area who want to kick it really. I have my own crew, but we do more tricking than parkour. It's something that we still think is cool. Just cause it's challenging and all.
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Post by: Eli Kurtz on September 16, 2008, 01:43:31 PM
Soooo... I'm not really new, but I never noticed this thread before, and now I must atone.

I'm Eli from Springfield, MO.  I'm 20 years old, and a junior at Drury University.  I've haunted apk.com and the forums for about a year and a half now, and I've just started training real, live parkour moves three weeks ago.
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Post by: Klaww on September 17, 2008, 01:20:20 PM
Hai. I'm klaww and live in Whiteland, IN
Ive been doing wallruns and tic-tacs for a while, but had no idea what they were.  :-\
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Post by: Tricky on September 18, 2008, 01:35:43 PM
Tricky from Ground Zero!!!!!!! groundzerofreerunning.com
check us out we are a philly freerunning team
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Post by: Drew B on September 18, 2008, 05:22:12 PM
Yeah, I've been here for a while now too, and never saw this thread. Drew, 19, been doing parkour for about 6 months. Located in Maryland, just within reach of DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Severna park.
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Post by: Spencer Hampton on September 19, 2008, 05:34:32 AM
Hey all.  My name's Spencer, I'm from Springfield, MO.  I'm a senior at Missouri State and have started training with Eli Kurtz a few posts up.  We started our own small parkour group of about six people (and growing) and it has been fun as hell so far.
Title: Viva Salt Lake City
Post by: go_faster on September 20, 2008, 03:12:56 PM
My name is Ellis, aka go_faster. I live in South Jordan, Ut. I have been practicing parkour since August of 2007. I have been practicing freerunning a little since about April 2008. My user name on youtube is landluiser (it's my cars name don't ask). I produce workout dvd's, which you can see at discountworkouts.com. I don't have any good vids on my youtube yet but I do love this philosophy/art! I practice a little almost daily. I'm 23.
ELLIS
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Post by: Tylp on September 20, 2008, 03:27:10 PM
Hello Everyone. Names Jared but everyone calls me Tylp (Tilp). Saying Whats up From Montana the Bigsky state. I'm 21 been doing Parkour for about 4 months now. anyone close by that has a Route just say the word ^.~
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Post by: Bobby Bohemier on September 20, 2008, 04:53:26 PM
Shazzam. You'll see that a lot from me.

Sup, I'm Bobby B, if you couldn't tell from my forum name, but I prefer Bobby Rock. (Considering changing my first name to David, for the initials ;D )
I'm 15, and just starting to learn, though I've been interested for a while.

I live in Myrtle Beach, SC.

I don't know of an PK groups here, so I'm currently learning on my own (With the help of Urban Current's youtube channel).
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Post by: DevilSacrifice on September 21, 2008, 03:20:14 AM
Hello everybody.
P is your name. 22 olds
ago I,m Practice runner&basketball  former times.
I,m live in thailand, bangkok.
Actually I ,m crazy Martial Arts Tony Jaa  ;D
parkour I,m train is avocation. but I,m have funny and feel good.
at thailand Freerunning&Parkout unpopular
ิBut forget it
I,m practice continual.

sory for english is my second language
plz understand
but I,m try better.   
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Post by: Javier H. on September 23, 2008, 08:30:39 AM
Yo, Young Al Capone here.

I have been training for a couple of months and lurking this here site just as long.

Edit: Oh yeah, on this part of the internet we go by our real names. Javier H. 
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Post by: John Farthing on September 24, 2008, 07:54:51 AM
Broward County, Florida

been training for a few months
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Post by: WQ F on September 24, 2008, 01:43:30 PM
I like speedsolving Rubik’cubes and other puzzles. I like Youtube. My real name is just way too unpronounceable. I usually just use my initials (or part of name), but if feel this name is more descriptive. I just started parkour this week and I like it a lot. Learning some simply rolls and vaults.
http://youtube.com/profile?user=fanwuq
http://www.ryanheise.com/cube/record.cgi?db=average&name=Wuqiong+Fan

Edit:
changed display name to initials, I hope that's better. :)
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on September 24, 2008, 06:55:17 PM
I don't speedsolve, but I do cube. My best time is 1:18, but I average around 1:45
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Post by: Alex L. on September 24, 2008, 09:31:57 PM
lol i suck at rubix cubes. 7 years and my cube is unsolved.
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Post by: Dan Elric on September 25, 2008, 04:32:48 PM
Quote
lol i suck at rubix cubes. 7 years and my cube is unsolved.
Ha same here.

And welcome :).
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Post by: Tom "Hayabusa" Johnson on September 25, 2008, 07:07:57 PM
Hey, all, I'm Tom.  I'm 28, I'm from Guam(it's a U.S. territory, folks born here are U.S. citizens), and I've been self-training for a few weeks now.  I've been learning about parkour for a while, but it took me a long-ass time to get it together and actually start training...lol.

I actually started learning over at a British parkour/freerunning site that shall remain nameless, but rhymes with worldwideham...haha...but, yeah, I got word of this site by reading some of their forums and seeing the plight of a couple of other lost Yanks, so I wandered over, and I'm way more comfortable here.

The explanations here are way better, the exercises and diet advice make a lot more sense, and the forums are filled with helpful info and advice, rather than drawn-out pseudo-intellectual arguments over the philosophy behind why we do what we do.

Keep up the great work, I get the feeling I'll be here for a good long while...:)
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Post by: Travie the Clown on September 26, 2008, 12:54:11 PM
Hi, my name is Travis and I'm an alcoholic.  Er, wrong place!
:)
I live in Sacramento, CA   (Antelope if you want to get technical), and I just started learning Parkour a week ago.
Afraid I don't know anyone in real life who does Parkour, other than my friends whom have just got involved in it at the same time as me.  :(
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Post by: njmike on September 27, 2008, 08:49:07 AM
hey guys my names mike, and im from the shore area in jersey.  Im just starting up, and a complete and total rookie.. haha.
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Post by: Corey Rift Ehrler on September 27, 2008, 11:07:31 AM
Hey everyone, I have been on the site for a few months but never posted hello so I figured I would do it now.  My name is Corey Ehrler (AKA Rift) and I am from Phoenix, AZ but I am currently posted up in Flagstaff.  I have learned a lot from the site so far and look forward to more.  I like the vibe I get from everyone here on the site. I am glad to be a part of the community. ;D
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Post by: Christian Greene on September 27, 2008, 02:13:01 PM
Like the avatar man, DBZ is the shiz, I used to be obsessed lol
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Post by: Kegan Cochran on September 29, 2008, 01:16:25 PM
Name: Kegan Cochran

Age: 12  :o

Location: The middle of nowhere so I have to build my obstacles, Alabama.

Started doing parkour about 2 weeks ago.

I'm kinda/sorta computer savvy.
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Post by: Corey Rift Ehrler on September 29, 2008, 02:14:07 PM
Welcome ;D
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Post by: learntofly94 on September 30, 2008, 03:10:03 PM
hey im conor

im new to the sport so i dont really know anyone in my area
montclair, NJ

im 14
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Post by: Josh Clemmons on October 02, 2008, 02:02:21 PM
Hi,

My names Josh.  I'm brand new to actually training in parkour, but I've been interested in it for awhile.  I"m a student at NC State University.
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Post by: KC Parsons on October 02, 2008, 05:00:30 PM
Hi,

My names Josh.  I'm brand new to actually training in parkour, but I've been interested in it for awhile.  I"m a student at NC State University.

Nice to have you here, Josh.

A few little tips to help you out :]

Stay connected with the community here.
Work on QM and Balance a lot.
Take things slow and build up progressively. That's a crucial principal in Parkour.
Challenge yourself.

May your training take you far.
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Post by: Opiclops9 on October 02, 2008, 06:03:47 PM
Hey, this is Aaron AKA Opiclops9

So I'm totally new to this stuff but ever since I saw Casino Royal I was interested in Parkour. I've never had any interest in conventional sports so I figured that this would be a good way for me to get in shape and have some fun. If anyone has any tips they would be much appreciated. I'm 15 and live in Inwood, WV (near Martinsburg and Winchester).

Hey I don't know anyone else who even knows what Parkour is so if you live near my area leave me a message or something.  :)
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Post by: lhc9185 on October 03, 2008, 11:35:40 AM
Hello all!

My name is Lewis, I live in Louisville, Kentucky and I'm new to Parkour and looking for people to practice with.
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Post by: Lead4U on October 03, 2008, 03:58:36 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Andrew Smith and I live in Spanaway Washington.  I've always been intrigued by parkour, but I never thought that there was an entire community of people who are into this sport.

If any of you have any tips for someone new to the sport I would really appreciate them.

Andrew
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Post by: Broc on October 03, 2008, 05:39:57 PM
I'm Broc Cormier

I believe I am one of only three traceurs in Meridian Idaho
Been training for about three months
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Post by: Holytotemic on October 05, 2008, 12:45:40 PM
Hey im Holytotemic,
I started freerunning/parkour when i was 15 and continued into the military...however i was unaware up until about 2 months ago it had a name, i just did it to do it. then i stumbled upon some youtube videos and started researching....come to my amazement what i have been doing for years has a following...AMEN!!!! anyways i have been inactive for 6 years due to a partial knee replacement in the military. I got lazy...no excuses. Now im 27 and a noob again, with an extra 60 pounds on me. any tips on training from 0 endurance to get back to my former glory is definately welcome. I'm just overjoyed there is a community that follows this lifestyle out there. I have become very sedentary since my knee surgury and i am noticing it is taking a huge toll on my health and well being. PM me email me, shoot call me...any tips to get me back in the scene would be great...plus any freerunners in the buffalo,ny area holler i have met noone in this area that comes close to a traceur.
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Post by: KC Parsons on October 05, 2008, 04:42:40 PM
Hey im Holytotemic,
I started freerunning/parkour when i was 15 and continued into the military...however i was unaware up until about 2 months ago it had a name, i just did it to do it. then i stumbled upon some youtube videos and started researching....come to my amazement what i have been doing for years has a following...AMEN!!!! anyways i have been inactive for 6 years due to a partial knee replacement in the military. I got lazy...no excuses. Now im 27 and a noob again, with an extra 60 pounds on me. any tips on training from 0 endurance to get back to my former glory is definately welcome. I'm just overjoyed there is a community that follows this lifestyle out there. I have become very sedentary since my knee surgury and i am noticing it is taking a huge toll on my health and well being. PM me email me, shoot call me...any tips to get me back in the scene would be great...plus any freerunners in the buffalo,ny area holler i have met noone in this area that comes close to a traceur.

www.nyparkour.com

I'd start there :)
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Post by: Holytotemic on October 05, 2008, 04:52:39 PM
good stuff thanks...just wish there was something closer than 8 hours away...but i'll keep lookin.
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on October 05, 2008, 05:31:41 PM
You should probably check out www.RochesterParkour.com. We're a bit closer than NYC.

There's also some people actually in Buffalo, I'll forward them to this thread for you.
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Post by: krick3t on October 06, 2008, 04:42:44 AM
Hi im Taylor

from Snellville, Ga

like computers,music and skatin!
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Post by: David S on October 07, 2008, 07:37:21 PM
Hey everyone, my name is David.  I'm 23 and a student at the University of Minnesota.  I've been running and jumping on stuff since I was little, but joined Parkour just two weeks ago.

My favorite things are wall running and balancing.  I'd like to work on vaults.
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Post by: tayyab on October 09, 2008, 09:26:15 AM
hey guys,

my name is Tayyab AKA TIM because of my initials, so just call me tim if you want.
i am from pakistan, islamabad.

i have been doing parkour since i was 6, i am 14 now turning 15 very soon.

will give details later. BTW i am VERY good at parkour. will try to get some pics.

later T.I.M
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Post by: Loon on October 09, 2008, 09:11:40 PM
hi everyone.  ;D  i have been visiting APK and conditioning for about half a year.  parkour has been fun and a great way to work out.  thank you to everyone who has contributed to the site.  train safe, train hard.
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Post by: The Engel on October 10, 2008, 03:28:55 PM
Hey everybody!

This is Jarrod, a 24 years old new father, biker, geek, and I'm new to the whole parkour thing. I live up in Jim Thorpe PA, a little mountain town with not much to do. I really want to get into parkour as a way to get back into shape more than anything. That and it'll make getting around town alot more interesting. Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet some of you out there.
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Post by: Jonny Mack on October 10, 2008, 11:12:18 PM
Hello Everyone,

   My name is Jon McIntyre but everyone calls me Jonny Mack.
 
   I currently live in Spartanburg, South Carolina and consider myself far too old to begin the Parkouor lifestyle. I think that is exactly the reason I am doing it.  ;D
 
   I just turned 38 at the end of September and with age comes a slower level of progression, slower healing, and all of the great things that we can all look forward to in time.
 
   My musculature isn't bad, but so far the cardio workouts are what kick my face in. I plan to take things slow and see where PK/FR can take me.

   I honestly haven't been as excited to get into something since the first time I saw a girl naked. Wootness!

   Any other oldsters out there who have some good advice that is specific to my advanced age, hit me up.

   

   Carve Your Own Path,
                    Jonny Mack
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Post by: Camosnail Isaac on October 11, 2008, 08:57:40 PM
howdy all. my name is Isaac and i'm 17. I live in Columbia Heights MN and would love someone to train parkour with! ;D
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Post by: ooooooleg on October 12, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
hey the names oleg...im 15 years old live in tacoma washington ...suck at parkour but hoping i can get some help here....thanx
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Post by: austinlee on October 12, 2008, 10:43:38 AM
hey everyone my name is austin but you can call me Lee.I just moved to las vegas and am interested in parkour.
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Post by: KC Parsons on October 12, 2008, 04:40:37 PM
To all the 'seasoned' people, there's a 30+ forum here on apk :).
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Post by: Dave G on October 13, 2008, 04:44:15 PM
<new to apk

I'm Dave, I live In Willcox Arizona =))
I train with Tony Scroggins and Team MOZ, out of Safford AZ.

I've been tracing for about 9 months now.

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Post by: Divine on October 15, 2008, 11:49:36 AM
greetings all, my name is Marschall, aka Divine.

currently conditioning my body for parkour, hope to start my training with the APK dvd within the next 2 weeks.

always been very active, and in love with capabilities of the human body. im a certified personal trainer, and i train many "hard style" martial arts. was looking to try a soft style (capoeira) and begin freerunning as well. also currently training for u.s. army special forces.

looking forward to meeting everyone, making some friends, and becoming part of the community.
anybody in phoenix hit me up, later tracers ;D
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Post by: Cheshire_monkey on October 15, 2008, 06:50:06 PM
Hello everybody,

Names Brad,

Grew up in Rochester NY now in Brooklyn studying industrial design at Pratt. Previously i was interested in Bouldering, and a bit of buildering, however recently discovering parkour have changed my interests just a bit.
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Post by: Jazzle on October 16, 2008, 01:32:44 AM
Hi guys
I'm Jazzle a poet/musician/student from the UK. I have been free running for 3 months and i am currently researching the rise of free running in the states and poetry created through the art known as free running. I would be gratefull to anyone interested who is willing to talk about thier experiences.
no gender preferences.
Thanks
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Post by: David M. on October 16, 2008, 07:36:39 AM
Hi everybody, I'm the Shark and I live in Kansas.(I used to live in Okinawa, Japan and had to move. I liked it much better there.) I like XCM(Extreme Card Manipulation) Track, and Cross Country.
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Post by: Chris Howard on October 17, 2008, 09:55:54 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm Chris.  I've done pretty extensive rock climbing and bouldering in the past (climbed with Tori and Clark Allen, if anyone is familiar.)  I'm a soldier in the Indiana National Guard and I'm starting my career as a practitioner right now, day one.  I've had cursory experiences with parkour but, in wanting something to cross-train and supplement my exercise regimen, I'm looking to commit myself more to the philosophy.  I'm always down for an interesting chat, so if you're an interesting person, give me a buzz.
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Post by: Camosnail Isaac on October 18, 2008, 09:51:21 AM
THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO! We as a nation owe a lot to anyone serving in the armed forces. We can do what we do because of you. ;D GOD BLESS!
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Post by: Vilkas on October 20, 2008, 03:51:41 PM
Hi all,
I am brand new to Parkour, and have decided to learn as much as my body can handle. 
I am in Greenville, SC and have a constantly changing work schedule, but would love to meet others who do this in the area.
Drop me a line anytime.
-V
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Post by: Chaoskeeper on October 20, 2008, 07:03:54 PM
Hey, my name is nick my team calls me the jackal though. I LOVE PAKOUR!!!!!
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Post by: ENofOdyssey on October 22, 2008, 06:15:59 AM
Wats up

Im Ean Tays from Safford Arizona, ive been training for about 2 years :)

and i train with Rek, Dave Grimes, Tony from el Paso(or shinobi) and all of team Moz
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Post by: lozoot1 on October 22, 2008, 12:15:46 PM
hi my name is dylan i have only been praticing freerunning/parkour for a month i am getting better fast i may start makeing videos of me doing thing i usialy climg trees as a warm up



dylan'
 :P
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Post by: Heather "Batgirl" Harvey on October 22, 2008, 12:37:50 PM
Hi, probably should have posted here before anything..but I am an artist and well that comes first before any introductions...
So I'm Heather, 18, a female, attend ODU, and I love parkour.
I've been practicing it on and off for about a year and a half since my b/f (Eugene "Manimal" Skinner) introduced me to it during our senior year of high school. I'm okay at it, but with more practice and training I can be great! Anywho, I normally train in my hot pink skort (shorts/skirt), so you can see me from far away.
...umm, I normally train at VIGS down in Richmond with the Urban Impulse group back when I had time. Half the time, I was the photographer/video recorder person.
So yea, that's about it ^^
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Post by: Karma Parkour on October 22, 2008, 03:35:08 PM
Hi names nate and i've been practicing for a year now.
soon i'll be 18 and am looking forward to expanding my training.
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Post by: Ragora on October 23, 2008, 03:36:07 PM
Sup everyone? My name's Phil; currently located in Denver, CO. I've been training for, well, one day. I decided it was best to seek guidance before I inadvertently do something stupid and hurt myself, so here I am!
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Post by: Wanderer on October 24, 2008, 08:23:22 PM
Hey, I'm Mike from Ohio. I love the workouts you post here at APK. Most of my training is for climbing rock (sport and some trad), but I'm looking to get into the freerunning scene.

// Mike
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Post by: Clinton@akparkour on October 26, 2008, 07:30:14 PM
Hi, I'm Clinton Russell. I live in Alaska and started (along with my brother)akparkour.com. Hope American Parkour is all it seems . . .
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Post by: Opheliasdeath32 on October 26, 2008, 07:49:50 PM
Hey there!

I'm Riane, (you say it like Ryan dumbass)
Totally new to this but really excited too.
I hail from Washington. Whats up? ;D
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Post by: TheMexican on October 28, 2008, 09:14:02 PM
Hello parkour world! My name is Jose and I love parkour. I hope to learn very much and be as good as David Bell one day ;D He is awesome!
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Post by: Stuart R. DeLand on October 30, 2008, 08:50:35 AM
A couple of weeks late since I registered but hi: my name's Stu and I'm from Windsor Ct and I'm pumped to start parkour
Title: Expression and Freedom
Post by: CityJumper1270 on October 30, 2008, 01:23:07 PM
Hey i'm 14 and i believe that parkour is about expressing yourself and freedom..it's my only outlet of freedom no rules no expectation of parents to make good grades, no school just me and freedom of expression. first off i want to say im really sorry about Eon's death, i actualy looked up to him he was my inspiration for parkour. I'm glad yall' posted those videos on monkysee.com or i would've never found this site.Oh and Chase  great video it gave me chills *Awesome video!*. i parkour when i can, lately i havn't been able to so ya cya.
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Post by: Andy Keller on October 30, 2008, 03:23:53 PM
first off i want to say im really sorry about Eon's death, i actualy looked up to him he was my inspiration for parkour.

Lol. Eon's not dead. It was all a trick.

Welcome to APK anyway!
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Post by: Phaze on November 03, 2008, 08:13:36 AM
Hey.... My name is Brian but you can call me Phaze and I live in El Paso TX and I love to cook.  ;D
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Post by: M0nkeyB0y on November 04, 2008, 06:56:52 AM
Whatup everybody i'm luke or M0nkeyB0y or whatever.... anyway I'm in eugene oregon i'm a student at north eugene high school i started doing parkour a few months ago but i dont really have anyone i can train with regularly :(
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Post by: Kanto146 on November 05, 2008, 02:24:08 PM
Hay My name is wesley but I like to be called Dante( 8) 8) don't ask  8) 8)) and I started yesterday
I tried to do a role but I hit the back of the top of my shoulder and it really hurt. What am I doing wrong?
I live in Michigan( Lincoln  Park ) is there anyone that I could practice with?
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Post by: raven.PHFR on November 08, 2008, 08:28:01 AM
Hi, I'm Jumpktx. just call me jum.

A lone traceur in a small town somewhere in the Philippines.

I wish to know if there are some filipinos here.

hehehehe!!!! my motto,"Why do we fall? To learn how to stand."

Yeah, becausew of that, i got many accidents. ahhaaha

Well, that's all!!!

BTW, I'm just 16.....


Hey Guys, I'm Raven, one of the Philippine FreeRunners.  M2 was kind enough to feature us in americanparkour.com.  If there are any pinoys out here, you can go to our site and see where and when we can jam.

Thanks again for the support, and Godbless..
Raven!
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Post by: Rava on November 08, 2008, 08:53:17 AM
Hey, I'm Rava, and I've only been trying to teach myself parkour for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, there's nobody around here to practice with.
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Post by: raven.PHFR on November 08, 2008, 03:18:59 PM
Hey Rava, where do you reside?  Maybe you can find local FreeRunners or Traceurs near you in this Forum.  :D
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Post by: Newbdragoon on November 09, 2008, 06:01:15 AM
Hey everyone, Newbdragoon here!

I only recently started practicing parkour, but I've always wanted to get good at it. No one I know is into parkour, so I've been self-teaching myself through various tutorials and such online.  :P

currently working on: trying not to suck at rolling.
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Post by: gargoyle725 on November 10, 2008, 03:22:59 AM
hi everyone my name is Caleb I live in Clearwater,fl.
I am just getting interested in freerunning.
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Post by: darrenlacy on November 10, 2008, 12:35:15 PM
Hey, what's up everyone!  My name is Darren and I live in Vail, CO.  I have lived here for 10 years and I am a paramedic for the ambulance district.  I am hoping to get started, make some friends to train with, and see where it goes from there.  Give me a shout if you are in the area or know of some hot spots in Colorado.  I saw some of the pictures from the Colorado events and it looks like people get together at Red Rocks.  Is there a set schedule?  Anyway, it's nice to be a part of the group.  Happy training!

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Post by: Christian Greene on November 10, 2008, 06:38:26 PM
Yeah man, check out the Colorado forums! (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=31.0)  We'd love to train with ya!
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Post by: slayer2002701 on November 10, 2008, 08:02:21 PM
Hey guys! I figured I'd post here to take the safe route from starting a new thread.

I'm 16, and I would love to start doing parkour. How long does it take to be good at doing parkour? I would love to be able to be good by the time I'm 18 or so.
I live in Osage City, Kansas. It's a somewhat small town, not a great place to do parkour stuff, but I'm moving after high-school so maybe the next city I go to will be better.
I would also like to know some ways to get motivated to start exercising.

I'll be sure to post around some more!
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Post by: Smartgy_07 on November 10, 2008, 09:47:53 PM
hey whats up everyone i am just looking for a new way to get back in shape and have fun doing it while challenging myself. i really live in houston but im at school right now in huntsville at sam houston state university. i would love any advice about getting started so please share.
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Post by: Will Peavy on November 11, 2008, 09:16:08 AM
Hey all, I'm Will. I recently became interested in freerunning after watching Jump Britain. I'm 31 and live in Central Florida.
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Post by: Achilles 13 on November 11, 2008, 07:25:03 PM
 Hello, My name is Dick. I have been interested in free running/parkour for about a year now, and I recenlty decided to sign up here and get a little more involved. I really have no experiace in this art or sport at all but I am athletic and I would like to take a leap (no pun intended) into it.
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Post by: DaCure on November 12, 2008, 03:11:23 PM
Hey! I'm DaCure...
I'm from Bogotá, Colombia...
Me and a group of friends just want to get started... so...yeah
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on November 12, 2008, 03:30:16 PM
I'm not exactly new, as I've been lurking around here for some time but I figure I may as well give an introduction.

My name is Lonnie(I also go by Liquid) and I've been training for about three and half years. I'm a community leader in San Diego, a Moderator for PKCali.com and an active member of Parkour North America. I'm hoping to get a bit more active here on APK as well. There is a LOT going on here and I'd love to get involved, share some insight and hopefully learn some things along the way!
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Post by: Ben Leary on November 12, 2008, 05:59:42 PM
I'm Ben. I'm 28. I grew up around Kansas City. I started freerunning when I was 12 (pretending to be a ninja :P). Anyways, my life took another direction and I'm now getting back to it.
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Post by: JoshuaWoulf on November 13, 2008, 03:36:40 AM
Name's Joshua. I'm 20, and a college student in Tampa. I'm very new to Parkour, but very eager to learn. That's really about all there is to it.
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Post by: Sonny88 on November 13, 2008, 09:55:54 AM
Que lo que! Hey hows it going Sonny from North Jersey.
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Post by: Mothstatic on November 15, 2008, 05:33:38 AM
Hey all.  Name's Kitty, 20 year old vet tech in Iowa.  Interested in learning Parkour/Freerunning, but I'm horribly out of shape.  Also, it is now winter and Iowa winters are terrible.  We'll see how it goes.
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Post by: parkerbb2 on November 15, 2008, 05:53:43 AM
parkerbb2 new to parkour but very eager to learn! ;D
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Post by: JRocker on November 15, 2008, 02:04:06 PM
Hello, I am Josh.  I am 12 and have been doing Parkour since I was 8.
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Post by: alakazammagics on November 15, 2008, 07:22:29 PM
Uh...
hi...
this is yoshi...
and I've been doin parkour for almost a week...
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Post by: TroikaWolf on November 15, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
Hey yall! I just started doing this stuff yesterday. lol
just call me Steller or TroikaWolf w/e
I'm in Missouri but also in Suburbia, so i gotta try and be creative about where to start training
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Post by: MASTER R0ACH on November 16, 2008, 09:46:01 AM
Hello everyone. I am Adan. I live in new york state. and im am begining parkour now because my cousin and youtube.
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on November 16, 2008, 10:26:51 AM
Where in NYS are you?
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Post by: Tim LaVere on November 16, 2008, 06:04:34 PM
Hi my name is Tim LaVere, im 17 yrs old and have been training parkour my whole life.
I live in Syracuse NY. As far as i no im really the only one who trains in the Syracuse area.
Some times i get my friends to come over and train but they arent traceurs.
It gets lonly but i manage. My other hobbies are going to church and doing activities there, and i train
mma (mixed martial arts) for those that dont know, or to many which i hate they call it UFC lol.
I train at my uncles studio CTSMMA and fought twice. I am 1-1, i barley lost though.
I am alway training or read my bible and going to church. I have two younger bros and live with
my mom and dad. Ummm... what else can i say... o unfourtunatly i had to put my dog 2 weeks ago
it sucked but he had cancer so it was good. I love and thank GOD first and always for my skils and family.
I hope to meet people and train with them as well so let me know if there are any jams coming up in
NY. train hard and train safe always keeping your senses alert. peace....
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Post by: Cr4ar_Vr3an on November 16, 2008, 06:34:41 PM
sounds like this is for me!
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Post by: Andrew J. Bonia on November 16, 2008, 11:02:15 PM
Hey all.

I'm Andrew, I'm 27, a comic book writer living in New Haven, CT. My first big comic, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54 is coming out in January! (plugplugplug)

Believe it or not, I discovered Parkour from an issue of the comic series Global Frequency in which a traceur saves London from a biological attack. Methinks Warren Ellis was watching Jump London.

Anyway, I'm two weeks into retraining myself and conditioning my body so that I can become a traceur, but I'm not there yet by far. Nice to meet you all.
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Post by: JayRazzy on November 17, 2008, 06:05:10 AM
whats up im james, kind of new to this place
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Post by: Brian Kearley on November 17, 2008, 06:58:18 AM
Hey guys. I'm Brian, I just started training recently. Seems like a lot of fun, and I can't wait to really start.
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Post by: PKAB on November 17, 2008, 09:12:17 AM
Hi im PKAB



PARKOUR IS AWESOME
Boulder co
Hobbies include eating brains and...... i like chihuahuas. Nanannanananananana PkAB nanananananananana pkab!!! Duhdada nana nunu dooodoooo. There i am done.
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Post by: Mike590 on November 17, 2008, 08:12:36 PM
Hey, my name is Mike. Im 17, im from CT.
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Post by: Matt Nelson on November 17, 2008, 10:31:14 PM
Hey my name is Matt, live on Oahu, Hawaii. Been lurking forever. Finally posting... So whats up?
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Post by: Ozzi on November 18, 2008, 03:27:22 AM
James, Brian, Mike and Matt, welcome to APK guys, I hope you find the site fun and useful.
You will find tons of people eager to help and tons of info.

Make sure you read the FAQ before posting and to always remember the search engine for anything you need.

You guys have a good time.
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Post by: gldrum on November 18, 2008, 12:29:39 PM
My name is Gary.  I am just starting to get into Parkour and have started incorporating some of the training into my other workouts.  Mainly I am a triathlete and hiker.  I own and operate a small outdoors shop in Luray, Virginia.  There is a mountain here called Old Rag where people train.  I think most of them are from the D.C. area.  Looking forward to really amping things up with the training though it will mainly be on my own.  I think I am the only person here who knows anything about the sport.
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Post by: XRaded on November 18, 2008, 04:00:31 PM
sup people my Name is Justin aka X-Raded or Raded..Im 16...and i'm just starting Parkour...I live in NYC manhattan..and if theres any one else near manhattan and is willing to train me im up for it...I hope i learn to be good at Parkour
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Post by: macabe on November 18, 2008, 06:25:51 PM
Hello all,

I am Daniel.  I live in Charleston, SC and just started Parkour.  I have trained in several  martial arts, which has really helped me alot thus far, particularly with breakfalls.

Looking forward to learning,

Macabe
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Post by: Chris S. on November 19, 2008, 09:55:36 AM
The name is chris and football is my game. I am thinking about starting parkour, haven't yet. One of my friends told me that I should try it. He said it would help with my agility and concentration, and that it's fun.

And Im from Stilwell Kansas
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Post by: JoJo S. on November 21, 2008, 11:30:07 AM
Hey all the name's JoJo, 19 years of age and currently going to FSU in Tallahasse FL.

I'm just starting Parkour (even though I've been jumping over things since I could walk :-X) and I can't wait to get into it.
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Post by: Ozzi on November 21, 2008, 01:53:11 PM
Getting tons of new people, love it. Welcome everyone, I hope you find the site useful and fun. We got tons of good information to get your started. Good luck and have fun.
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Post by: Vanaprastha on November 21, 2008, 02:49:12 PM
Hello, my name is Jesse and I currently reside in Evergreen, Colorado. I just started training in Parkour, but I've been doing PK-ish things since I was a wee hooligan. So far I've found the references on this site more than helpful, and I look forward to eventually joining some of the Colorado people down at Red Rocks or CSM.

Have a nice day!
 ;D
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Post by: Clayton Borage on November 21, 2008, 03:07:45 PM
Hey, im Clayton
STL Missouri is where i call home.
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Post by: Jeffrey on November 21, 2008, 07:26:30 PM
Hello.
I just joined because Parkour seemed interesting and I wanted to try it.
I'm from Brooklyn, NY.
No one to train with.... :'(

I'm Asian and I skateboard  :P
Also, I like Metal (Music)
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Post by: Drew Cooper on November 22, 2008, 11:20:41 AM
Howdy, I'm BigDamHero but my slave name is drew. I live in West Virginia just outside charleston. I've just started parkour and therefore am very green.

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Post by: SailorNash on November 22, 2008, 06:00:02 PM
Hey. I'm Nash.

Used to be a Track and Field guy in high school, but was kind of into this sort of thing ever since I was a kid. When everyone else was pretending to be their favorite baseball or football players, I was on the playground running across balance beams at full speed wanting to be one of the American Gladiators. Embarrassing, I suppose, but relevant.

Got a little out of shape after a nasty car wreck, but I'm starting to get back into running. And I'm just now discovering what a "parkour" is, and turns out I'm absolutely fascinated by it. Don't know if I'll be much good, but here's to hoping, eh?
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Post by: tommer651 on November 23, 2008, 09:22:19 AM
Hey I'm Tommer651
I like in Forest Lake, MN and I'm new to the whole parkour concept. There isnt really places to train where i live, so I'm going to scout out some places over the winter.
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Post by: Nye on November 23, 2008, 01:49:39 PM
Yo, I'm Taylor (Nye) and I'm new to the concept of parkour but I'm am sort of used to the the moves because I have been jumping around and over stuff for my whole life and I have been unknowingly performing some of the Parkour vaults and techniques (although badly I must admit). But after my friend told me what the heck I was doing I directed m self to this site to help make my style and technique better etc...
But anyways I am from Winsted Connecticut and I am 17. I am also a Poolee in the United States Marine Corps and hopefully doing Parkour will help condition my body for the "fun games" I will be doing in Boot Camp.

But anyhoo, at least I found out that my jumping around has a name, history and moves to go along with it and I can't wait to become apart of the community!

~Peace.
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Post by: RevEckzeff on November 24, 2008, 09:09:11 AM
Hey everyone. I'm Norm. I am totally new to Parkour as a whole. I saw some on the Youtube Live event and it caught my eye.
 I'm from Lake Odessa, MI.
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Post by: Pounce on November 25, 2008, 01:13:09 AM
Hi guys, good to finally find you. This is Pounce haleing from the NW corner of the US. OR to be presice. I've been doing random things like parkour my whole life, I just didn't know what to call it. Anyway, good to be here an I hope to make some friends. Laters.
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Post by: jmorg19 on November 25, 2008, 09:12:22 PM
Hey. The names John and I'm 16. I'm kinda new to the parkour scene but I've done some pretty good stunts in my day. I live in Charleston, WV. I need someone to train with so anyone near hit the box- baseballnut8@msn.com
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Post by: alec endacott on November 25, 2008, 11:39:37 PM
Hi all
My name is Alec Endacott I live in Newcastle Australia. I am currently in high school and anyone who can help me with parkour is more than welcome to message me or email me.
At alec.endacott@ gmail.com

Thanks alec
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Post by: cacique1 on November 26, 2008, 07:09:33 PM
sup guys,

my name is sabdiasep mercado, most call me sabdi or sab (think saab)

born in puerto rico but i've bounced between virginia and florida most of my life (pops is in the military)
currently i live in apopka, florida while i finish up school...

after years of wanting to practice parkour i've finally committed and i can't wait to see where this all goes...
anybody in the orlando area willing to take a newb under their wing can hit me up at my profile

que viva "l'art du déplacement!"  ;D

God bless!!!!
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Post by: XxBonesxX on November 27, 2008, 05:56:48 PM
hey everyone,

my name is john or Bones.

I am completely new to parkour, but find it very fascinating.

I live in Gloucester Point, VA, and am looking forward to learning more about parkour
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Post by: bragtastic23 on November 27, 2008, 06:02:13 PM
I have too many names to introduce myself by so i'll use both! =D
the most common names i use are Emily and Jake. (long story...)
so either one works.
and i want to get into parkour but i think my asthma will hold me back alot.
and i dont really have anyone to practice with
i just started training a bit to build up more muscle and thats as far as ive gotten.
i'm from southern california, torrance and cerritos to be exact.
i'm 15 and also a therian. (kudos to anyone who knows what that is)
so yeah....
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Post by: Squirrally on November 28, 2008, 05:18:05 AM
 Yea so im Squirrally (Or James) Im from Connecticut, and thats about it.
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Post by: D_MAN on November 28, 2008, 01:15:20 PM
Yo I'm D_MAN from San Jo CA.
I like running and yelling at people
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Post by: scrapthepogsq on November 28, 2008, 02:37:44 PM
I'm Steve, I live in Connecticut.
I'm 19, studying acting & music in college.
I'm new to parkour. :P But I find it very enticing.
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Post by: Redderick on November 29, 2008, 09:09:14 AM
Hey APK,

My name is Redderick, but i go by Red most of the time. I am a member of arizonaparkour.com and have been training just over two weeks. I am located in Sierra Vista, and am looking to form a group down here.


peace,
Red
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Post by: Flabby_Ninja on November 29, 2008, 02:28:36 PM
Hey I'm Ross. I'm from northwest Arkansas. I'm new to Parkour, and training with a few of my friends. I'm not very good, but I think I've made a bit of progress since I've started.
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Post by: jklop313 on November 29, 2008, 02:50:32 PM
Hey, my name is Jarrett, I'm 23, and I've been actively practicing Parkour for about 1 week now.  Did it in the past, but didn't really know what I was doing, lol.  Now I have some direction.

I manage a Wendy's on University of Florida campus in Gainesville, FL.  Go Gators!

I am also training to become an EMT.

If anyone in Gainesville does parkour, hit me up sometime so we can train!  I am really searching for some good places around Gainesville to PK. 

Thanks for this awesome site, later.
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Post by: WildInTheStreets91 on November 29, 2008, 10:26:24 PM
Hey, everyone.
I'm Zach, from Springfield, Ohio.
I really want to learn the techniques of free-running, before I go out and get myself hurt. lol

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Post by: dean24 on November 30, 2008, 02:08:59 AM
Hey my names Dean Symons (no real nickname)

I live in Tasmania, Australia
Just a small city on the NW

I don't do parkour with anyone else cause i dont know anyone else that does it
So yeah im alone.

i'm year 9 at Parklands high, almost year 10 (stoked)
And im very athletic, This year i won the school cross country by 2 minutes
In the athletics carnival won both Track and Field champion.
I'm very interested in parkour and want help to get good at it.

I have been doin stuff around school for a couple months, from boredom lolz
My favourate thing being jumping the netball court fence, i'll film it.

Thanks for reading!                  P.S - If anyone is nearby and practices parkour send me a message??
                                                    It would be more fun with someone else with me. bye!!
 
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Post by: rwtf259 on November 30, 2008, 09:48:38 PM
hi. Im Tyler Im 14. im a beginner at parkour and i would love to find people in omaha nebraska who would like to practice and maybe if you have more experience, help me progress as a traceur.
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Post by: Ahriman on December 01, 2008, 12:15:44 AM
Yo. This is Joe, AKA Ahriman, hailing from Fayetteville, NC. I'm new to parkour, but I'm gonna keep my hopes up, and keep training
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Post by: x0xRAVENx0x on December 01, 2008, 03:31:28 PM
hey i'm cory aka Raven

i'm stuck in corinth,ms,usa and thought i'd check for any traceurs in my area. i'm just now getting healed up from a back injury and want to start up in parkour. i've been watching parkour grow over the past several years and i guess nows my time to join the ranks. leave me a message cause my internet is gone and i need something to do.
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Post by: Ambitious1 on December 01, 2008, 10:06:13 PM
Hello my name is Alan and I'm from northern california in the dull town of
San Jose :D
I'm new to parkour and want to see if there is any local traceurs in my town as well
as receiving tips and advices from you all. Please bless me with your wisdom everyone  ;D
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Post by: oA$I$_23 on December 01, 2008, 10:37:22 PM
WhAt uP bRotHeRs?!! its yoUnG FostEr, aka oA$i$_23 , im fRom KaLi, in ThA ToWn of VacaViLLe.... loOkin For TracEuR$ TO tRaiN wit... SO Get @ mE
peAcE
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Post by: Tsukikari on December 02, 2008, 01:18:17 AM
Heya!

I'm Nate from Washington State, and new to Parkour and hope this site can get me going well, and looking forward to learning it all.
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Post by: Ax on December 02, 2008, 06:11:26 AM
What's up people?

Name's Alex, female, 16, homeschooled, stuck in the middle of a freaking ghosttown in South Carolina. If there's anybody nearby, holler at me!  ;D
Also I'm completely new to parkour.
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Post by: Caylin on December 02, 2008, 06:36:58 PM
hiya  :)

My names Caitlin but I go by Caylin, and I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas and I'm relatively new to parkour but I'm looking forward to training and getting better.
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Post by: Shane Brown on December 03, 2008, 01:24:16 PM
Hi guys!

I'm Shane, live in the great city of Baltimore (go Ravens!)
I love to play guitar, love the blues, and pk!

I've been doing pk for a couple of months now and I love it!
Anyway just wanted to introduce myself.
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Post by: Lilyoftheshadow on December 03, 2008, 09:45:27 PM
Hello there, everyone! Liz, here. 19, college student studying Japanese in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Apparently there is a group in Ann Arbor that i'd like to join, but I have no way of getting there. Sadness.

So I'm on my own, here. I haven't started physically training yet, I'm still doing my homework, trying to figure out the best way to go about this. I don't want to push too hard, but slow work=slow results, and I get discouraged easily.

I hope to get to know everyone here, and maybe find the support and encouragement I need. I look forward to seeing you around!
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Post by: dtg338 on December 04, 2008, 02:25:08 AM
Hey Im Galvin, no alias... yet, Im livin the life down in Austin, Texas goin to school at UT.  Im a long time fan from afar to parkour and want to start practicing it.
need some help otherwise Ill be stuck doing calf raises forever
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Post by: JoshuaTW on December 04, 2008, 07:21:00 AM
Name: Josh
Location: Tampa, Florida aka (THE SUNSHINE STATE)

Basically, I'm just gettin' started and i need people to train with.
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on December 04, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
Welcome Galvin! Luckily there is a decent sized community in your area... Check out TexasParkour.com to find some nearby training sessions!
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Post by: That_Tall_Guy on December 04, 2008, 08:28:46 PM
Hey, I' Jeff

Locations: Stafford VA, bout half and hour away from Fredericksburg

I just joined a few days ago, i have no previous experience. Haven't even started my training yet due to finals. But im eager to learn and and make more friends
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Post by: Jox on December 06, 2008, 09:08:30 PM
hi im jox. or eric either works

im new to parkour and would love to learn alot more

i live in wilminton delaware

thanks for reading ^^
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Post by: Kuutti on December 07, 2008, 07:41:14 PM
K. Sooo.... I'm Kuutti, I am in the Atlanta area, and I do parkour.

...that's about it...
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Post by: King_Of_Kats on December 08, 2008, 04:24:22 PM
HI ...
Im Ben...(aka king of kats)

well du Im new ...
I hail from Andover MINNESOTA..
and me being the king of kats ...i do Parkour.
i and a little bit of free-running.
and enjoy slow walks on the beach....just kiding
 
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Post by: Marty on December 09, 2008, 03:44:06 PM
Hey,

I'm currently bored in my small town and I need something exciting to do.  I guess you could say i'm a total noob when it comes to Parkour, but i'm willing to learn.
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Post by: nanno on December 09, 2008, 06:43:10 PM
hello  ;D

i just joined this page, and hope you guys can answer some of my questions  ???
 
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Post by: Centurion on December 10, 2008, 01:12:30 PM
Hey, my name is Frank.
I'm actually from Brazil, but I found parkourelements.com which is a great parkour website, and decided to join the community!
I know parkour for about 2 years, and really started my training about 6 months ago.
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Post by: kasura824 on December 10, 2008, 10:44:24 PM
Hello, my name is Hunter(aka Kazzy, Kasura, Kaz, n00b) im new to parkour but ive known about it for a while(although i couldnt figure out what the dang name was!). Im from a small town in California called Tulare(in the san juaqine valley right next to visalia and 45 minutes from fresno) and...uhhhh.... i need help, i tried doing a hard session of n00bish parkour w/ my friends today, and i did a vault, but the bar wuz just a bit too high and my foot got caught and i ate cement, but not too hard. if there is any1 nearby, i could use some training/training buddy. oh, and im 13
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on December 11, 2008, 09:02:14 AM
Welcome Hunter!

There are actually tons of practitioners across Cali and probably a few in your area. Check out the local communities to see if you can find a session or get one started!

www.PKCali.com, www.BAParkour.com or www.SFParkour.com
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Post by: justlookin5 on December 11, 2008, 09:08:45 AM
Hi.  My names Josh.  I've seen free running videos on the internet but never really thought about getting into it.  Then I played a game called Mirrors Edge and thought that I could do this.  But I didn't put any effort into it.  So I started this diet and workout plan and started thinking it was tme to look into this free running stuff.  So I started looking into it and learned that what I acctually wanted to get into was parkour.  That's when I found this site.  So I started at the "what is..." links and ended at the "how do i get started" side.  I am looking for people in or around Fallon, NV.  If you are out here please PM me.
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Post by: Daa03 on December 11, 2008, 02:04:22 PM
 8) Hello everyone, im new here (obvious) Im 16 & i live in maryland.  I want to learn more in parkour & freerunning & wanted to find out if there is any places i could get to to practice & train (gymnasiums with mats or relative places, ) best workout metheds & etc & people that freerun & could help me learn. It seems like this is the best source so thx for creating a resource like this!!  ;D   
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Post by: ZMR on December 11, 2008, 02:23:57 PM
I'm in the Bay Area, CA, work for a online org, and am a mom. !  I used to dance intensively and got into the physical intensity and the grace of parkour and free running.  I know there's a good group in SF but I'd love to meet people training in the East Bay.  Two babies plus work means not a ton of time, but you might be surprised how many crunches and push ups you can get in during three minutes of downtime. :)

I'd love to meet someone in the East Bay who could teach me a bit.
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on December 11, 2008, 03:38:26 PM
@ ZMR - Did you try www.baparkour.com(Bay Area Parkour)?
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Post by: RAVENOUS31492 on December 11, 2008, 04:52:46 PM
I'm Phil, AKA Ravenous. I'm 16.
I saw and heard about freerunning/parkour about 2 years ago, and thought it was amazing.
I saw it again recently on youtube and i'm very enthusiastic in starting now :D
I'm from the Plano, Texas area, so anyone that lives there, hit me up  8)

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Post by: ZMR on December 11, 2008, 04:59:47 PM
@ ZMR - Did you try www.baparkour.com(Bay Area Parkour)?

I did see them but didn't join the site until just now. Thanks for the nudge!
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Post by: mada on December 11, 2008, 08:24:22 PM
Names Adam, im from Cumberland, MD and im a newbie...lol

Im 20 yrs old and ive been jumping off stuff since i can remember.
i got interested into free running awhile ago when i saw a commercial but recently realize and stumbled upon parkour, and realized they were two different worlds. You can say i do a little of both, imma little laggy in the acrobatics, i never took gymnastics but i taught myself at a young age the basic front/back flips and arials and so on. The weather is crappy here since being in the winter but i hope to keep practicing and maybe make a career out of this.

i live in a smallllllll town, again, a smmalllll town. but there are nice buildings and areas to parkour.

well thats it for now, lol 8)
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Post by: shortdrummer92 on December 11, 2008, 11:21:57 PM
What's up, Im Logan, Im the city of sanger CA a small town by fresno.
I just got into parkour and Im pumped to get started!!!!
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Post by: kasura824 on December 12, 2008, 12:22:17 AM
w8, ur by fresno? so am i! yaay!
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Post by: shortdrummer92 on December 12, 2008, 10:15:03 AM
Sweet, man I didn't realize there were so many ppl from fresno into Parkour... Do u know if there's a club or anythin?
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on December 12, 2008, 12:49:54 PM
You could e-mail the guy who started this thread (http://www.pkcali.com/parkour_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?23812.last) and see if there is still anything going on.
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Post by: kasura824 on December 14, 2008, 11:17:06 PM
i already tried to see if that was still going on, and arent u named Liquid on pkcali Lonnie? and shortdrummer, i dont know if there is but maybe we can train sometime.
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Post by: Inner City Survival on December 15, 2008, 05:09:33 AM
Hello everyone!

I'm new to PK. Is it normal for the balls of my feet to hurt?

Inner City Survival

Miami, Florida
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Post by: shadowkid72 on December 15, 2008, 04:50:20 PM
Hey, im from Cincinnati, Ohio. I happened across a video in the NY times video a while ago and have become in love with the sport since. A friend and i from school are just starting out parkour and hopefully bringing it to others in the area, but who knows. My favorite activity is climbing besides just being outside.
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Post by: Alex L. on December 16, 2008, 07:34:00 AM
Nice shortdrummer, I'm down a bit south from Sanger in Hanford. Still can't find anyone in town yet, but I've been aware that there is a nice number of traceurs in Fresno.
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Post by: Ninjainyourpants on December 16, 2008, 08:22:19 AM
Hi im CJ from Prince Frederick Maryland.
Im just now starting to train to try PK in the spring/summer.
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Post by: Jshsocr4 on December 16, 2008, 12:39:35 PM
Hi, I'm Josh from Houston, Texas. I'm relatively new to the idea of parkour, but was always a climber and runner in my younger years. And it was actually the chase scene at the beginning of 007 Casino Royale that brought parkour to my attention as a sport.

Anyways, I found this on the website http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/2190/396/ and realized that the first performance shown was at my school (University of Houston), so I just thought I'd drop in and see if I could find any parkour buddies in Houston.
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Post by: Marfish on December 16, 2008, 01:46:19 PM
My name is Marvin Tigchelaar, and i live in The Netherlands. About five years ago i started training Le Parkour in Holland. Since than i have been learning a lot and also had the privilage of training a view times with the French guys who started it all those years ago. Since than me and two guys I train with in Holland have been "promoted" to be the PAWA Netherlands ( David Belles PArkour Worldwide Association ) representatives.

Because of my study in Holland at the KLM Flight Academy I will be moving to Phoenix for 5 months starting February the second. I will be following flying lessons at sabena airline training center Scotsdale. As you probably understand i wont be puting a rest on my Parkour training, so i was hoping that with a little bit of help from some locals i will be able to find some nice spots to train together.

So thats why i signed up to this forum.

Greatings, Marvin
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Post by: KingIndigo on December 16, 2008, 03:03:39 PM
What's up? I'm Michael from Northern Virginia. I'm just starting Parkour my friend told me about it and I'm really exited. I'm pretty athletic so i dont think it should be real ball-busting but I can't wait.
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Post by: mjsoldier6804 on December 18, 2008, 10:37:01 AM
Hello My name is Mike Jones , I live in Aurora, CO. I have been in the army for the past 5 years, in the infantry, with being in the infantry comes alot of running, I heard about this new thing called Parkour about a year ago and have been doing it ever since, I am moving to Fort Carson soon and am looking for a good place to practice parkour, I am 25 and still pretty new to all this but very motivated to learn more. Thanks
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Post by: Eric Tracy on December 18, 2008, 12:51:32 PM
  Hey all
 I'm Eric and i'm based in Shelby Twp.
me and my friends of course decided to start just as winter starts!
so ya...
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Post by: KC Parsons on December 18, 2008, 03:41:41 PM
  Hey all
 I'm Eric and i'm based in Shelby Twp.
me and my friends of course decided to start just as winter starts!
so ya...

Welcome to the forums!
I sent you a message asking about which Shelby Twp. it is, Michigan?
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Post by: kasura824 on December 18, 2008, 06:37:18 PM
Nice shortdrummer, I'm down a bit south from Sanger in Hanford. Still can't find anyone in town yet, but I've been aware that there is a nice number of traceurs in Fresno.
I live right by Hanford, im in Tulare
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Post by: waywardpain on December 18, 2008, 06:59:31 PM
Hey all I'm Josh comin' outta fayetteville NC. I'm in the Army (82nd Airborne knees in the breeze!). Just starting out. Used to climb alot got bored so im taking this up. Wish me luck!
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on December 19, 2008, 12:23:44 PM
Hey all I'm Josh comin' outta fayetteville NC. I'm in the Army (82nd Airborne knees in the breeze!). Just starting out. Used to climb alot got bored so im taking this up. Wish me luck!

Holy sh*t, my brother lives there and is in the 82nd Airborne! His name is Charles Tisdale?

I've been trying to get him to do Parkour instead of getting wasted every night but he hasn't found anybody to train with...
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Post by: Piarry Singh on December 20, 2008, 06:12:29 PM
Im Piarry :)
im 16 years old and from new york city
ive been doing parkour since last winter
i train with alot of people from http://nyparkour.com/
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Post by: Zachary Cohn on December 20, 2008, 06:32:57 PM
Hey Piarry! Good to see you around these parts.

I'll be up in NYC next week (26th-3rd or so). Hope to see you then!
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Post by: Piarry Singh on December 21, 2008, 12:03:14 PM
awesome
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Post by: Yoreki on December 21, 2008, 05:44:50 PM
Hello,

My name is Tyler, I'm 21 and am from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada.  I'm completely new to Parkour, and I have not done any training or anything yet.  I've always been intrigued by climbing buildings, etc. but have never done much.  Anyway, my hopes are to start training this winter (winter's pretty bad in Winnipeg so I probably wont be able to try much out outside for a while anyway) and see what kind of places I can find in the spring/summer.

Though, atm, I'm a little unsure how to go about my training.  I'm not sure what kind of gym access I'll have... I will have a pass to a gym but probably no access to any acrobatic equipment.  I've really liked what I've seen for beginners around this site so far, but I'm still trying to figure out my starting steps.  If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Thanks!
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Post by: oversight on December 22, 2008, 11:35:21 AM
  Hey all
 I'm Eric and i'm based in Shelby Twp.
me and my friends of course decided to start just as winter starts!
so ya...

Welcome to the forums!
I sent you a message asking about which Shelby Twp. it is, Michigan?
ya it is... shelby twp. michigan... im in his group. PK name- oversight  :P
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Post by: kvall123 on December 22, 2008, 02:20:00 PM
im kyle

i just started parkour and live in colchester CT
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Post by: Deven on December 23, 2008, 07:50:38 AM
yo, Coyote here form Texas
Ben working at this for about 2 months
if anyone is headin down to san angelo or near there give me a shout
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Post by: rosewolf on December 28, 2008, 07:30:21 AM
Hi I"m Cassie, right now in Fayetteville, NC.

I'm pretty new, and hoping to find someone that i can train with. I am still working on my body but have come along way!

I'm new to the community but looking forward to it all. ^-^ Hoping to find someone to train with! Give me all the love! :-*
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Post by: Colby Zayne Gamache on December 30, 2008, 09:16:48 AM
Hey, The name is Zayne. I'm based around Lafayette, Louisiana.

i'm in the army national guard. 256th engineer Brig.

been tricking and freerunning for almost two years now, but i've been away for a while and i'm a little rusty.

well, if you're in the louisiana area, hit me up./
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Post by: ryanb92 on December 31, 2008, 05:25:57 AM
Hi all, i'm Bach, you can call me Ryan. I'm 17. I'm from Viet Nam.
I love Parkour very much and now i'm practicing at my home. I hope you will teach me everything about PK. Add Y!M: ryan_b92. Thank.
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Post by: Mason May on December 31, 2008, 11:07:36 AM
Yo,

   I'm Mason May, I live in Northeast Ohio, and I'm just starting out with parkour; looking for anybody to train with in the area.
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Post by: projektblue on January 01, 2009, 12:14:35 AM
sup! omaha ne for the win. havent been doing parkour for long.... so my skillz are somewhere in between  ??? and  :D but if youre in omaha send me an email or something cause im new.
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Post by: sdaniels009 on January 01, 2009, 01:39:02 PM
hello all!!!
ive been doing parkour seriously for almost a 2 years now. i started out wanting to learn how to trick and came across parkour on youtube. when i started i just climbed jumped and flipped. i seriously started learning parkour for a year now. i find the more i learned about the movement, the more questions i had and the more i trained to find the answers :)

i am an active member of sfparkour.com and i am part of SacPk (sacramento,ca)

this is my hello to everyone!
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Post by: Rama on January 01, 2009, 05:44:47 PM
ELLO!
My name is Justin Barrett. I am a martial arts student in Spartanburg, SC. I am an advanced brown belt. Im also in raider team for the JROTC. I do xma. The reason I expressed interest in Parkour is because I see alot of parellism of the movements derived from xma in free running. i think I am fit enough to do some freerunning....i run an average of 4 miles per week. I can do at least a 100 pushups and 70 situps....but i can only do 18 pullups. i think i have to work on my fitness before i do this. In xma i can do a 540 kick, i can do partly a flair, i can do a kipup....and my handstands arent pretty but there at least decent. i also get alot of flexibilty from martial arts- and work on alot of muscle groups as well. Are there anybody interested in free running near Spartanburg , SC? If not i can probaly start a little group of my own. Dowtown spartanburg is- wat i believe- a good place to freerun.
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Post by: uschi on January 04, 2009, 06:54:29 AM
umm hi. i'm uschi/ tricia and i just learned a bit about parkour (what it was ect) and free running just about a couple of weeks ago, i'm working on getting strong enough to do parkour and free running but it slow going. i'm from new york and i am a freshman in highschool. i think i know one person on here but idk his name lawl (we used to be friends on a diffrent forum) anyway good to "meet" all of ya, i hope i'm ready for this lawl see ya around
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Post by: zombiemaster on January 04, 2009, 11:29:29 AM
Hello.
I'm James aka zombie. I learned about parkour from a car commercial a couple years ago actually. The small print at the bottom of the screen said "professional freerunners. do not attempt." and of course, I had to try it. Just recently though have I really gotten serious about wanting to stay in shape and dedicate to parkour. So if you're from south MS email me, I'd like to find some people to run with.
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Post by: Nou on January 06, 2009, 09:51:11 AM
Hello all, new member from waldorf,MD here.about an hour and a half from baltimore,and maybe 20/30 minutes from D.C. i just started parkour,but i dont really have anyone to train with,ive been practicing solo for about a month now,so if youre near my area, drop me a line. my A!M is stripperanbu. peace,=)
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Post by: lindsay_michelle on January 06, 2009, 10:14:22 AM
heyyy

im lindsay nd im brand new to this whole parkour thing. but it looks so awesome and if you have any tips, lemme know; ) thanks everybody.

oh, im from missouri by the way!
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Post by: cadaversparkour on January 06, 2009, 05:44:49 PM
Hello there everybody.

My name is Benjamin.

Location: Waterford(Near Pontiac in the metro Detroit area), Michigan

Time Practiced: have yet to even "practice" parkour. But, I have been conditioning to get myself ready to practice parkour.

Comrades: My break dancing saxophonist, my Ex Guitarist and my DDR buddy(my brother) [we plan to start practicing in the next week or two.

Hobbies: I playing in a jazz/progressive/rock/hiphop/whatever else band called "The Sunshine Cadavers" (check us out www.myspace.com/sunshinecadavers (http://www.myspace.com/sunshinecadavers) ), I also work on cars as a hobbie and for a living, I play too much Dance Dance Revolution and thanks to the wonderful food network I now enjoy learning how to cook. 

Hoping to learn a lot.  ;D
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Post by: Rokisabre on January 06, 2009, 07:54:57 PM
What's up, it's Rokisabre. I'm living in Deer Park (basically Houston, Tx.) for the next year or two, then I'm shifting to w/e university I plan on finishing my degree.

No crew to hang out with yet, because I'm just starting out, but looking forward to learning some cool stuff and sharin' some cool stuff I learn along the way.
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Post by: Zach Hu Zerdaty on January 07, 2009, 09:01:29 AM
Hello! it is I Zach Hu Zerdaty (Gebro xD) [Whos your daty? lol] and i love parkour hit me up on MSN, looking for training palls, peace.
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Post by: Gentile on January 07, 2009, 07:03:12 PM
Hi
i live around Dekalb Illinois I'm 12 years old and I want to learn parkour  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: sarafurter on January 09, 2009, 12:18:22 AM
Hey, I'm Sara and am really new to Parkour. Right now, I'm working on learning basic landing and rolls while I build up my strength for more advanced Parkour. I'm located in the Huntington, WV / Ashland, KY area and am impatiently waiting for winter to pass so I can go outside to practice.

I'm 21 years old and am really looking forward to time spent on here so I can learn as much as possible about the amazing Parkour.

So, hello everyone!!
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Post by: Zach Hu Zerdaty on January 09, 2009, 07:55:45 AM
Hey, I'm Sara and am really new to Parkour. Right now, I'm working on learning basic landing and rolls while I build up my strength for more advanced Parkour. I'm located in the Huntington, WV / Ashland, KY area and am impatiently waiting for winter to pass so I can go outside to practice.

I'm 21 years old and am really looking forward to time spent on here so I can learn as much as possible about the amazing Parkour.

So, hello everyone!!

nice choice in parkour. youl like it.
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Post by: alinakathryn on January 09, 2009, 12:50:55 PM
Hello,

Another newbie. I'm interested in parkour. I have to get much much stronger before I can start.

Nice to meet everyone
alinakathryn in Atlanta
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Post by: Zach Hu Zerdaty on January 09, 2009, 02:24:15 PM
Hello,

Another newbie. I'm interested in parkour. I have to get much much stronger before I can start.

Nice to meet everyone
alinakathryn in Atlanta

I started not the strongest, I was stronger than most of my friends, but, you realy can start being weak, and get stronger in doing parkour.
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Post by: Jason L. on January 11, 2009, 03:51:28 PM
started running 2 months ago.  loved it.  went looking for tips and stumbled across parkour.  liked the idea of learning to clear obstacles to continue running.  definitely like the concept of quadruped running
looking forward to training with the other MD folks in a few months, when my schedule clears
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Post by: Stephanie Belle Hagan on January 12, 2009, 06:23:58 PM
Good luck on your training! Here are the Maryland boards, if you want.  ;)

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/board,25.0/
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Post by: Motiv on January 13, 2009, 10:08:25 AM
Whats up? I'm James from Lubbock, Tx. I am starting a new workout program, and wanted to give parkour a try. I don't think there is anyone from my area here.

Now just to keep my motivation up...
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Post by: Overunderground on January 13, 2009, 12:51:13 PM
Fresh meat in the house. Wondering if anyone from the Central Ohio area is in here and if so...drop me a line. My buddy and I are about to hit Parkour head on and headstrong. So again, if anyone is from Ohio in here we're looking for a nice place to train and some people to train with, and more than likely some sort of gym to train in until the weather breaks. Thanks guys. I hope to be on here a lot!

Trey
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Post by: spike_gurl on January 13, 2009, 01:01:41 PM
hey, spike_gurl aka Macy here. I hail from Whitewater, KS and thought i try and a new extreme sport. wish me luck
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Post by: SERKSone on January 13, 2009, 07:40:58 PM
Hey folks,
SERKSone here, you can call me Tom.  I do parkour in buffalo and the surrounding areas, ive been doing it for a few years, and just figured i would join the network to see what it had to offer. 
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Post by: Todd Santee on January 14, 2009, 05:46:16 PM
Newbie of Parkour here!

Hi, I'm Todd from Colorado.  I attended COPK Aurora location for the fundamentals and intermediate class.  I know the guys from there and was told to check out the forums.  Here I am!
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Post by: apktroy on January 14, 2009, 05:48:29 PM
Hey guys!! My name is Troy and i've been practicing parkour for about a week now. On the 3rd day i did my first cat leap and rolled at the end of my drop. (Boy that was pretty!) i'm also focusing more on my landing and vaults which i haven't quite mastered yet. I have not yet to start tic-tacs or cranes but i'll get there. I'm also trying to learn hot to wall run up the wall and grab to the ledge. I'm having a few problems but hopely you guys can help me out. Thanks and i think i'm going to love being a traceur.
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Post by: Shamas on January 14, 2009, 10:11:38 PM
WELCOME

Glad to see you joining the Parkour Community. Questions, Comments, or Concerns can and will be addressed through these forums to the best of the APK members' abilities. I hope you all have fun and Train Safe
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Post by: megummi on January 15, 2009, 10:52:50 AM
Hello everyone! I'm Meg from Seattle, WA and I'm interested in conditioning for and learning parkour because I find parkour's philosophy of overcoming obstacles to be really motivating with regards to working out-- I don't like working out unless its somewhat practical, y'know?

Anyways, I'm looking forward to improving my endurance, strength and speed. I'm a complete newbie to parkour (save for when I was 10 and climbing and jumping stuff like a monkey on crack) so I'm working my way up slowly. \m/(' v ')\m/ Wish me luck~!
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Post by: Booter on January 15, 2009, 08:43:12 PM
Hey everyone! My name's Chris, I'm an LSU student in Baton Rouge, LA. I've been training about six months, proficient with most basic skills.
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Post by: Run_Rabbit on January 16, 2009, 06:51:53 AM
Hello,
Kit from the Nebraska here, just stumbled upon Parkour, (I know, I recently moved out from the rock I was living under) and found its philosophy to be very encouraging and refreshing. I look forward to what I can learn, and the challenges ahead--hopefully I'll locate someone who I can train with. Until then, I’ll try not to explode from my own giddiness that I found this place.
 ;D
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Post by: Jokrtothethief on January 16, 2009, 10:42:35 AM
Brandon from Lafayette Louisiana;

I've always been athletic and agile but never anything like this.
Looking forward to trying to get into it even with my rough schedule.
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Post by: Steel on January 17, 2009, 10:21:18 AM
Hey, everyone. I'm Phil. I'm from the Chicagoland Area in a town called Morris. I'm not very experienced, but to tell you the truth, Morris isn't the best place to train. There aren't any hot spots. And the fact there's about 7 in of snow on the ground and it's been below zero the past 2 days, haha. It also seems like I'm the only person here who's even remotely interested in parkour. So I was just looking for anybody in that area who knows of a good place close by where I can practice.
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Post by: Designertoast on January 17, 2009, 11:00:13 AM
Hey everyone, this be Casey from Mount Pleasant Michigan. I only just heard of Parkour and I can't even tell you how much I want to be able to do this. I'm a girl, and fairly athletic, but with very little upper body strength so it's going to take me some time to build that up. But I can't wait to get in shape and hopefully find some people in this college town to train with. If you're around CMU, let me know!
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Post by: germaniac on January 17, 2009, 11:25:40 AM
Hey, this is Mary. I used to live in VA, now I'm in Germany and maybe Poland will be my next stop, dunno yet. Of course I'll get back to the States sooner or later as well, year tbd. I started Parkour a couple months ago, also joined the forum back then but never introduced myself. Other than Parkour I spend my time with team handball, my job and, well, studying the Polish language once a week. Any questions, feel free to drop me a line. Safe training to y'all.
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Post by: Justin L. on January 17, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
Hey! :)

I'm from West Chester, PA.

Been only training a few weeks, but getting good :)
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Post by: Bryan H. on January 18, 2009, 07:56:58 PM
Hey everyone I am new to this forum hopefully I posted this right=P

My name is Bryan
I live in Maryland in The United States Of America

I am new to Parkour as of two days. I can do a few moves PK Roll, Lazy vault, Precision jump that is what I am working on trying to get good at it before I try anything else=)
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Post by: JDNewman on January 18, 2009, 10:39:19 PM
Hello all! I'm fairly new to the forums and to parkour.  Currently living in the Denver/Aurora area.  Moved here from Indiana in Oct '07 and it was the best choice Ive made since going to college!  Im out of shape and about 25-30 lbs overweight.  I saw the movie "District B13" about 2 years ago and got my first introduction to David Belle and parkour.  After I moved, I found out that Colorado evidently has a good sized following of the sport and Im eager to begin training (starting with a dietary overhaul).  Hoping to be ready to start structured classes and group events this summer.  Also planning to maintain a journal of my pre-training/training progression to contribute to the forum in the future.  And thank you to the admins/mods of this forum, it has been an excellent resource for me so far as a beginner!    ;D
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Post by: Emerson Killion on January 20, 2009, 09:22:17 AM
Hey all, I'm from Colorado Springs, in the great state of (you guessed it) Colorado!  I've  dabbled in parkour for about 3 years now, but this is the first community I've joined.  I started doing the W.O.D. well, what I could of it (L pullups kick my lazy butt), and began browsing the forums.  I was incredibly excited to see the respect both for members, and for the parkour environment.  As an avid caver and outdoorsman, the Leave No Trace initiative is a critical element to everything I do.  I'm always thrilled to get into a community of like minds, and hopefully I will kick into gear with the support or chiding (I respond equally to either one) of APK.
-- Emerson
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Post by: Shamas on January 20, 2009, 11:57:02 AM
WELCOME  To the American Parkour Community


If you have any Questions be sure to utilize the Search on the forums to better find answers to your queries.
Have Fun train Safe
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Post by: limEy on January 20, 2009, 09:44:36 PM
Hello!
I'm from Sacramento, CA
I've only been training for a couple weeks.
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Post by: Boreaus on January 21, 2009, 12:19:11 AM
Hello peoples,

Boreaus here, I'm from Seattle, WA. Been interested in pk for the last few months and just starting out now.

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Post by: BlueEyedLeo24 on January 22, 2009, 10:40:04 AM
My name is Luke, I'm a noob at parkour/freerunning.  Haven't even started training, and lookin' for some direction!  Seen parkour stuff on the discovery channel, thought it was cool, but recently saw some stuff from Paul Darnell (Tempest freerunning - Los Angeles CA) He's from my state - real close to where I live (Newport News, VA) and got inspired.  Looking forward to making connections and learning!
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Post by: Hattie on January 23, 2009, 01:45:52 PM
Heya my name is Hattie and I have only just recently started training for parkour. I live near London and have been inspired by videos on youtube. I did kung fu for a year so hopefully this training helps me! Looking for some form of direction of how to start. Please help!
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Post by: chiemi on January 23, 2009, 04:03:04 PM
kia ora and aloha ;)

my names chiemi
im from new zealand but im going to uni in hawaii.. i started parkour last year around september in new zealand and i came back to hawaii for school and want to continue training :)

umm ya jus' ask if you like no anyting more!
okkk :)
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Post by: Thr33RinGZ on January 27, 2009, 08:19:39 AM
Hi im KJ. I play lots of sports(5). So I thought i should try parkour.

Location: MD
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Post by: proximo on January 27, 2009, 05:37:51 PM
Hey im new to parkour and need some help any tips?  :) any workout routines you want to share and how should i start training and practicing parkour
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Post by: jgoldsney on January 28, 2009, 08:50:41 AM
Well I chimed in on a thread so I figured I should stop in and give a brief intro.....

First off to most here I am an old geezer.....turning 33 shortly  :o I am a father of 2 rug rats and lead a busy hectic life. Howdy to those of you who are 30+.

I like most stumbled across the concept parkour almost by accident, I have been looking at getting in to better shape and in that persuit I was looking over some threads on a bodyweight exersize forum. They had a parkour section and ever curious I googled the word and found myself captivated by what I saw.

The more I read the more that I realized how much I could identify with a lot of what I heard. In a way I have always thought like a traceur, many times while I have been sitting waiting for someone I would look around and think how would I get out of here if someone was chasing me....it lead to some interesting thoughts thats for sure.

I am not sure right now if I will ever get in to this hard core but I do know that it has inspired me to get out and run (just as soon as the temp gets above -20°C) and for me that is a big thing to as I hate running...



Here are some thoughts to ponder.....(I love quotations) :D

Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
James Rippe, M.D.

Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
Cher

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Paul Dudley White 


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Post by: KyleWP on January 28, 2009, 10:27:49 AM
Hello! I just realized that I don't think I've posted here quite yet.  ;D

I'm 17 and live in Frederick, Maryland. When I was little, I was that weird kid who had more fun jumping off the monkey bars than going down the slide. ;)

I'll actually be hitting 18 in March, so I'm looking forward to that! Anyways, I stumbled into parkour when a friend of mine noticed that I liked hopping over walls and around the ropes-course at work, and asked if I had ever heard of it. Curious, I began to look into parkour and found that not only was it utterly fascinating, but that I really enjoyed the movement and philosophy!

It's a pleasure to meet you all. Looking forward to jamming with you soon.  8)
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Post by: Perplexity on January 28, 2009, 02:21:06 PM
Hey, I'm Billy, also known as Perplexity, i live in Prague, which has some good urban areas for messing around, i first discovered parkour on youtube, (As well as District B13 xD) and, to be honest i've never actually seen anyone do parkour... although aparently there's some groups here, but they all speak Czech... and... my czech is ok, but, not the best it could be. So basically i'm an Amatuer, all i can do is a monkey vault, speed vault, lazy vault, and my roll is terrible, if i were to roll on concrete i would die, but my main goal this year is to be able to master rolls, and after that be able to do a wallspin :D

Nice to meet you all,

and nice to see this community is growing very quickly.

- PXY
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Post by: Drew1337 on January 28, 2009, 11:34:39 PM
Hey, I'm Drew from AZ. Just started PKin' and cant get enough of it.
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Post by: dracomasta13 on January 31, 2009, 03:11:10 PM
Hey!, My name is Drake (not really, but it's what I like to call myself) and I've seen parkour everywhere, and I just want to start learning and practicing. It looks too fun!
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Post by: Ice_Beaver on January 31, 2009, 05:15:19 PM
Logan, Utah.. Not the best location for Freerunning, but there's always a way. No pun intended. Really.

Ninja Noob in training. Hya!
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Post by: Traceur Dana on January 31, 2009, 08:27:08 PM
                                    P A R K O U R ! ! !

            Hey whats up, my names Dana and I started Parkour around May 1st 2008 and its going great! Hope To Inspire and be Inspired!

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Post by: dearth10101 on February 01, 2009, 07:40:26 PM
yo i'm Ryan from temecula
and as of now i train alone
it blows
I started in the summer i only found this today
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Post by: NathanO on February 01, 2009, 08:08:21 PM
Hi, I'm Nathan.  Just got into this stuff, and I love it.

I'm in the LA area in California.  I have a few friends into parkour, but I might look for a bigger group to train with or at least pick up some tips from.
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Post by: MPFleet on February 01, 2009, 10:28:41 PM
Mason Fleet, idk y I just haven't made an account on APK until now. Been doing Parkour for like 3 years?? idk. I've always been acrobatic in general, didn't officially start until then

Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Age: 17
email: MPFleet@gmail.com

hit me up if you're nearby


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Post by: Maurice Uchegbu on February 03, 2009, 12:14:11 PM
Hey, Reece from Tampa, FL, hoping to start doing parkour, sounds like fun.
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on February 03, 2009, 03:32:30 PM
Quote from: dearth10101
yo i'm Ryan from temecula

Temecula, as in San Diego County, California? There are actually a few guys in your area who have been trying to find others to train with. Check the Forums (http://www.pkcali.com/parkour_plugins/forum/forum.php) on PKCali.com (http://www.pkcali.com). Here's a recent thread: Hot spots near Temecula (http://www.pkcali.com/parkour_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?42609).


Quote from: NathanO
I'm in the LA area in California.  I have a few friends into parkour, but I might look for a bigger group to train with or at least pick up some tips from.

What's up bro? Check out www.PKCali.com to find people/sessions in your area.
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Post by: 43shur4 on February 05, 2009, 10:29:27 AM
Heya, Saw the Orgrimmar post, FOR T3H HORDE, I've been wanting to train for almost a year, the idea of Body over Fear excites (and scares) the heck out of me. I'm from Baltimore, and as far as I know, feel free to correct me, theres not many Traceurs out here. I'm in College at Frostburg State, and up here I want to train untill the weather evens out, I quit smoking (Yay me) and cleaned up my act so I can get started the right way. So hi, how ya doin? here to run? me too, let's get it started!
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Post by: Shamas on February 05, 2009, 10:35:25 AM
WELCOME NEW TRACEURS
Train safe, Have fun, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to check the forums and ask someone.

Heya, Saw the Orgrimmar post, FOR T3H HORDE, I've been wanting to train for almost a year, the idea of Body over Fear excites (and scares) the heck out of me. I'm from Baltimore, and as far as I know, feel free to correct me, theres not many Traceurs out here. I'm in College at Frostburg State, and up here I want to train untill the weather evens out, I quit smoking (Yay me) and cleaned up my act so I can get started the right way. So hi, how ya doin? here to run? me too, let's get it started!

what ORG post? Did I miss something? heh heh
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Post by: grubb child on February 05, 2009, 11:45:39 AM
My name is Alison and I'm in FL.  I've been looking at parkour on the net and it looks like a lot of fun.
I'm psyched to put myself to the test and see how I do.
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Post by: blazinace on February 05, 2009, 05:06:29 PM
Watsup my name is Larry I live in Orlando, Fl and i'm really amped to start training and learning all about Parkour
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Post by: The_Friendly_Flying_Monkey on February 06, 2009, 01:04:18 PM
Hey i'm Josh i'm from Utah
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Post by: Casey C on February 06, 2009, 05:16:06 PM
Yo, I'm Casey from NJ. I just started doing Parkour about a month ago, and I can't wait to get better and find some place where I can actually practice some vaults and what not.
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Post by: Xtreme on February 08, 2009, 09:35:52 AM
Hey, my name is Jon, and I've never tried this before, but my friends and i 'freestyle walk' so this sounds like fun. I'm stationed in Jacksonville, NC but should be moving back to Chicago soon.
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Post by: Jason vonGermeten on February 09, 2009, 12:43:05 AM
Stupid me forgot his password, so I made a new account. Formerly known as Ice_Beaver. The future is up. Some other fakely profound sayings having something to do with Parkour.

To be honest, I'm pumped, and hoping to be good enough at this by summer to start a group in Logan, Utah. Huzzah! Say something at me if you've any proximity at all to here. Peace!
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Post by: piers777 on February 09, 2009, 01:21:48 PM
Hey I know this is off topic but Im new to pk what moves should I learn before I do anything else  :grin  :? becuase I am clueless of what to do if you can reply with NICE ANSWERS! that would be great ! btw  [WTF] is pk
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Post by: jkrenz on February 10, 2009, 09:04:43 AM
Just getting into it.  I don't want to just run, I want to have fun  :)
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Post by: Joshua Smith on February 10, 2009, 03:49:18 PM
Hey I'm Joshua I joined back in late Jan. if I'm not mistaking. Anyway I'm a freshman at TTU here in Cookeville, TN. My hometown is Soddy Daisy, TN (outside of Chatt-town). Lookin for traceurs to train w/. Also, there is a jam being planned for April 18 here at Tech. I hope to make a difference through pk. God Bless.
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Post by: Nou on February 11, 2009, 09:48:02 AM
hello, the names Abishai, but my most common alias as of late is Nou,(know).
i just started freerunning,and im love with it.
i got my first kong just last night.  ;D

id love to network/train with and get some pointers from some more experienced
traceurs in my area.

I live in MD,maryland,in a town called waldorf.
i work ALOT so i dont have much time to run,but when i do,its usually in the evenings and on the weekends.

ive been seriously practicing for about a month now,and i personally feel like having a friend/mentor would provide alot of extra motivation for me to push myself harder.

i love Freerunning/Parkour because its a beautiful way to escape/shed the monotony of everyday life,while also striving for something greater,be it physical,mental or emotional. for me Parkour is definately going to become a large part of my life.

sorry for the rant,and its very nice to meet everyone. ;)
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Post by: Revolutionary on February 11, 2009, 05:21:41 PM
Hey There! Although I've been a member of APK for about 2 months or so now, today happens to be the first day I am on the forums. Anyway, I'm still very early in my training and since I'm up in New York, the weather has been very uncooperative-not to mention the ice and slippery areas that plague my footing.

I've been doing Parkour for about the same amount of time since I joined this community, so as far as it goes, I dont have much experience. But I am determined to learn and master as much as I can.

I look forward to meeting the rest of the community!
     -Revolutionary
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Post by: Astemeric on February 11, 2009, 10:41:11 PM
Haha, it's funny to see how new I am to all of this. Two months seems a lot longer than a week...
Anyways, I just started learning the basics of Parkour a few days ago... which still isn't a lot of time.

I don't know if there are many people practicing Parkour in Vegas... it's basically all sand and streets, not much else.

Since everyone in the community seems pretty nice, I think I'll have a good time.  ;D
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Post by: DK Darrell Kendall DK on February 12, 2009, 04:00:53 AM
Hey guys. I've been checking out this site for the past few months or so, and decided to finally join up.

I'm still new to Parkour in general, with only a couple months training, and really no technique under my belt.

Hope I'm welcome, and I hope I can learn something.

         -Darrell/6oz
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Post by: reaper84 on February 12, 2009, 04:07:13 AM
hi names zac aka reaper,comin out of the thorsby/jemison area 8)
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Post by: FinalKai on February 12, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
What's up? Name's Kyle (or Kai). I'm from New Jersey...the Hoboken/Secaucus area, but I'm currently going to school in LA.

Only recently got into parkour, and I've started training and conditioning on my own. Did gymnastics when I was younger though, so I'm hoping my body will have some recollection of those good old days of being agile and flexible. So far it seems to be working out.

Pleasure to meet you all. If there are any fellow Traceurs in the LA/SoCal area let me know.
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Post by: Saiko on February 12, 2009, 05:03:50 PM
Hey. I'm from a South Texas town called Victoria, and there's a ton of places to practice parkour. We have lots of playgrounds and schools with outdoor hallways with sturdy metal covers that would be perfect for it.

Too bad they won't let me and I'm stuck hurdling over my barbecue pit and some trash cans, haha  ::)
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Post by: AngelSora421 on February 13, 2009, 04:02:56 AM
Hey Everyone! My name is Brooke and I am from NJ. I have always been interested in Parkour, but never knew there was an actual name for those type of movements. Just started conditioning in the beginning of winter so hopefully I will be ready for the spring.
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Post by: nakdninja on February 14, 2009, 04:24:22 PM
Allen V from Glendale Heights IL
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Post by: jacob f on February 15, 2009, 11:08:43 AM
Names jacob and i live in northwest ohio...most people have no idea what parkour is but i keep at it...havent met a single tracer though :(
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Post by: niveous on February 16, 2009, 05:30:41 PM
Hi there, my name's Anna, and I am 16.  ;D I come from North NJ and I'm new to parkour, but I'm insanely psyched about it. It'll help me stay in shape for when cheerleading rolls around next fall, too. I'd love to chat, so feel free to drop me a message!
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Post by: Magrao on February 19, 2009, 12:00:07 PM
Hi,
My name is Marcel... never did parkour and am very interested in learning, background includes many different forms of Marital arts... FAV and longest practiced, Capoeira.  I am actually looking for any member that may be in or around my location, Bronx, New York.  I’m happy to join and am eager as all 'heck' to start up.  Much love to all peace.
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Post by: Ryderxll on February 19, 2009, 01:19:26 PM
Names Ryder.

Live in New York City, train with my friends alot. Many places to train here in the city, making it perfect :p
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Post by: irishpyroguy on February 19, 2009, 03:35:18 PM
Hey all! I'm Nick and I just started a free running interest group for my area. I live in Murray, KY and I am a student at MSU. I'm 20 years old and I've been free running for about 6 months now. I'd love to find some other people in the area who would like to meet up.
Deuces!
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Post by: Grimmjow on February 21, 2009, 02:53:02 AM
Hello my name is Grimmjow I am 22 a Computer tech and am a newbie at all of this but can't wait to get into it.
I live in Wichita Kansas so if u live out here and wanna train together or can point me to anybody else out here I would be very grateful.
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Post by: seiferttyrindal on February 21, 2009, 12:15:38 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Luke, I'm in Seaside CA right now, going to school in Monterey and I'll be here until at least October.
In middle/high school I used to do a lot of Parkour-esque activities but I had no knowledge of Parkour at the time. I'm 20 now, and I just recently decided I wanted to get a bit more discipline in my life. So parkour is the path I've chosen, if anyone is interesting in training or meeting up at some point, just send me a pm.
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Post by: Ashneel on February 21, 2009, 09:25:28 PM
Hey everyone my name is Ashneel and Im a student at Georgia State. I have been practicing parkour for a few months and want to move to the next level so hopefully I can learn a lot here and also contribute my thoughts to the community.
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Post by: Winders on February 22, 2009, 02:05:12 AM
Hey there. Name's Brad. I'm from Texas. specifically UNT.
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Post by: Katrina Wolfe Fuhrman on February 22, 2009, 10:10:17 AM
Hello.  ;D

Name's Katrina, and I currently reside in Healdsburg. So far, I haven't found anyone else willing to practice with, but I only live an hour North of San Francisco, and I know there are jams held there often enough. :)
I've only started training for about a week, but I'm going to keep at it.
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Post by: 0NeOniK0 on February 25, 2009, 02:00:46 PM
Hi names Edan 14 year old from Austin, Texas i live more south so cant get allot of training i really play games but i just found out about parkour and free running and i love it! any ways any one from Austin know any good places to train?
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Post by: JumpPBJ on February 25, 2009, 04:24:22 PM
Hay all, this is Erik AKA JumpPBJ.  ;D

I live in California.  :)

TTYL  ;)
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Post by: Shamas on February 25, 2009, 07:39:36 PM
WELCOME ALL


Be sure to check the forums for training tips, answers, people in your area, jams, and inspirational pieces.
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Post by: JustJack on February 26, 2009, 01:35:04 PM
What's up, I'm Just Jack, I've been into Parkour for 3 years now practicing off and on and I like it that way. I see a lot of improvements even without extensive practice. I just started a Wushu class which has gotten me practicing my Parkour even more. I've been seeing awesome improvements in my agility and most of all my martial arts. Throughout my experience in my years of Parkour I feel I've spent more time educating people about the philosophy than actually practicing it... I'm really disappointed in what Parkour became in the mainstream.

I'm a bodybuilder and a weed smoker. Also into computers, survival, philosophy and comics. I've homeschooled all my school since 6th grade. That's pretty much my whole life. How I make money? Odd jobs and dirty work.
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Post by: monsun on February 28, 2009, 05:30:59 AM
Hey guys, my name is Peter and I live in the great great state country of Slovenia.. Ah yes an European among you has joined your lines. I'll be opening a topic soon with tons of questions and a more accurate description of my self.

Cheers :)
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Post by: Patrick Rardin on February 28, 2009, 01:14:28 PM
Hey, my name is patrick, I live in MD will be attending University of Maryland next fall so will be going to Primal fitness and starting my parkour training.  ;D
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Post by: FreeBree6 on February 28, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Hello All ;D,
I'm Brianna "BriBri" if your close to me, I'm 15 and I live in Brockton, Ma. I was introduced to the amazing art of parkour two weeks ago and I have decided that I want to learn it. I have been currently training myself to become a Contortionist and I know that Parkour will be that next awesome activity to learn. I have noone willing to train with me ( too many lazy bones where I live lol) so I am a noob training by myself but I am up to the task. Any training advice will be greatly appreciated :).
Yours Truly,
Brianna
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Post by: Tennoko on March 01, 2009, 09:59:38 PM
Hello all.  I'm Jesse and I'm currently a college student in the Portland area.  I'm originally from Kalaheo, Kauai, HI.  And after several years of oogling at the awesomeness that is parkour and free-running I've decided to take it up.  This up coming week is my first week of dedicated gym workout for parkour.

Wish me luck!
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Post by: kylesayshi1 on March 02, 2009, 02:48:40 PM
hi i am kyle and i love to play guitar and do flips and jump over and off things.
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Post by: ShangoMango on March 03, 2009, 11:17:32 AM
Hi my name is Nico Barret (stage name for a rock band i used to be in) and am just starting Parkour. I live in new york and any tips would be appreciated!!!
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Post by: noobmama on March 03, 2009, 07:05:56 PM
I am very much a noob. I was starting to think I was getting old, then decided not to. I am pretty sure I don't fit the typical bio here, but I don't think people here mind. I'm a 28yr old female, with a family. I recently quit smoking, and found myself amazed by parkour. The way I see it, all I have is dead or up. I'm gonna go with up. If I had a pk nickname it'd be something like  "wow the ground flies up fast"... Pretty sweet right?!
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Post by: Deon on March 03, 2009, 09:35:36 PM
Hi! my name is Deon Gordon. I'm from NW indiana and i joined feb 18th. Now im hooked
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Post by: MeKa360 on March 04, 2009, 06:48:44 AM
yo wat's  up     ma  name is elijah

location: St.Paul,MN

Aka   "MeKa"

im  insane in the membrane
and have a sick sense of humor
Title: Hey im the new guy!
Post by: ShangoMango on March 05, 2009, 05:46:18 PM
Hi my name is Niko Berret (this is a stage name, better and less complicated than the original so just go with it) im  new to parkour and APK and since im feeling pretty strong that this is my kind of sport i decide i would try it out.

PS might be refferd to as "Slippy" for un willing to explain reasons.
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Post by: Brandon "Shark" Dean on March 05, 2009, 06:11:45 PM
Hello, my name is Brandon.

I live in Whichita Falls, Texas, which is about 30 to 45 minutes north-west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

I am just starting parkour. I am in footbal, but I'm one of the weakest guys on the team. I can't even do a pull up. I'm in eighth grade and I can't do a single pull up! And I can only bench about 65-70, and squat a max of 115. I feel so weak! I really like the overall feeling of parkour, even though I can't do the good stuff yet. I've been practicing once a day at this big park near where I live. I really want some help with doing some proper training though. I realy need to get stronger. But yeah, HI.
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Post by: ALT3RN1TY on March 05, 2009, 06:31:10 PM
Hey I'm ALT3RN1TY or Shane whichever you prefer. ummm .... i live in cali around the Hollywood region so yea ... oh yea and wait, wait, ROARGH i forgot well whatever  ;D ;D ;D hope for people to run with.
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Post by: TransAm Tuner on March 06, 2009, 02:41:42 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Brad and I am currently residing in the Elizabethtown area.(45 minutes (or miles can never remember) south of Louisville, Kentucky) I'm 13 and new to parkour. Hope to find some people to train with either here in E-town or up north in louisville, but if not, I've still got plenty of things to do that don't require leaving the house...;)




Metallica and Parkour
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Post by: pyrodancer on March 07, 2009, 06:21:47 AM
Hey ya, I'm Krys. Originally from AZ but livin in GA right now. I'm 21 and haven't really done any free running yet, but very enthusiastic and eager to learn. Don't go to college, I work full time and am a performer (dancer, aerialist, contortionist). Can't wait to get started in parkour!!! :)
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on March 07, 2009, 07:31:55 AM
welcome to all new members!! im pretty new here too, i joined last summer after searching the word ninja into wikipedia and found parkour, which led me to this site. i didnt do almost anyhting last year for parkour, but im 13 years old, dedicated and willing to go through anything on my road to success. im getting really serious about it this and ive already been seeing things the way a traceur would after watching some pk vids on youtube, here, and just anywhere i can find them. i live in kenosha wisconsin and im trying to raise awareness of parkour in my town. talking more about it, asking people about it, bringing it up in conversations, writing persuasive essays about pk in english class. training tips, how to increase precision jump distance, get over that feeling when you do flips, you know?? im looking for training partners this year.
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Post by: NinjaDrew on March 07, 2009, 11:22:52 PM
My Names Drew Drechsel aka Ninja, Im 20 years old and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I train with MIAPK in Miami and at a gym in Deerfield Beach. Whats up fellow freerunners!?

Here's my youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperDrew561 (http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperDrew561) working on a new vid now. Peace out everybody.

PS. I like constructive criticism and open to new ideas or suggestions. :)
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Post by: Ionno on March 08, 2009, 09:59:57 AM
Hello, well, the names Mitchell and I live in Lincoln, California. I'm 15, and i'm just starting Parkour.

Other hobbies I have are: Yo-yoing, Penspinning, and watching anime...
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Post by: Rainprince on March 08, 2009, 06:50:04 PM
Yo
I'm Josh aka the "Rain Prince" aka Kyu. (either like Q or like keeyoo) I'm from south subs of Chicago.
I'm a 7 year flipper, meaning I've been flipping for 7 years. I've been interested in parkour/free running for a while but Ive just recently decided to go for it.
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Post by: jorgeDominik on March 09, 2009, 06:26:36 PM
Jorge from Miami; im 16 and im going to miami dade college this may
french was my first lang. and b13 really got me motivated; took a while and about 13inches to actually start


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Post by: Geremy Davis on March 10, 2009, 08:59:35 AM
Hi I'm Geremy Davis. 15 years old

I live in Fort Wayne, IN.

Been doing parkour since about june 24th, 2008.

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Post by: Corndogg on March 10, 2009, 10:34:41 AM
im corndogg.

hello.

im really just testing my sig.
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Post by: oOMirageOo on March 10, 2009, 01:07:55 PM
Hi I'm Jessica. I'm new to parkour...yes I'm a novice... Anyways this site is quiet informative and very useful. Perfect for someone like me. Hope to get some of my friends to join me....even though they keep making excuses...but maybe my guy friends would join.
Location: Omgz! I'm not from america? lol nope. From Canada. Yay.  And no we don't say eh, or aboot. :P....Well i don't and I haven't heard anyone that does. lol.
Age: I'm 18 now!! Even though I don't feel an 18 year old girl, more like 14.

I enjoy running, anything active, reading, DRAWING and video games. I'll stop there. I have alot of hobbies. Seriously is it possible having too much?

Anyways I hope to be skilled one day like all the talented individuals in APK.
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Post by: nuthinbutninja on March 11, 2009, 04:55:10 AM
Hey!

The name is Jordan. I am new to parkour and live in oregon city, OR. I am 18 years old and go to Clackamas Community College
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Post by: VENN on March 11, 2009, 07:20:36 PM
Hey there, im Brandon from Espanola New Mexico and ive been interested in Parkour for awhile now, but just recently ive decided to really get into it

the thing i wanted know was that if Parkour would be alright for me to do, im 13 so i was wondering if i might wanna wait or if im okay to do this now
could someone please tell me?
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Post by: Shamas on March 11, 2009, 09:42:52 PM
Hey there, im Brandon from Espanola New Mexico and ive been interested in Parkour for awhile now, but just recently ive decided to really get into it

the thing i wanted know was that if Parkour would be alright for me to do, im 13 so i was wondering if i might wanna wait or if im okay to do this now
could someone please tell me?
Anyone can do Parkour at any age ... it is bettering yourself in various ways. I say start now.
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Post by: Brandon "Shark" Dean on March 12, 2009, 01:35:28 PM
I absolutely agree. I'm 13, and I just started myself. The main trouble I'm having is just not being as tall as desirable for some things in parkour. But yeah, go ahead and start.
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Post by: Mark Hatcher on March 12, 2009, 02:21:14 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Mark.

I'm 24, living in Manassas, VA, and getting back into shape and back into parkour. When I was in highschool I did parkour when I could and thristed for more knowledge (A handful of websites were starting up back then, around '02). But for the past 4 years I really slacked and let my physique go to trash, but I'm building it back slowly now. Been doing about a month of intense training to get myself back into the shape I was in high school (and aiming for beyond in the next few months).

Except to see me lurking here a lot and skimming informative threads, and posting in the Virginia and DC forums to try an hang out with some people.
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Post by: Aknoll on March 12, 2009, 06:26:27 PM
I go by aknoll (pronounced kind of like anal not ak-noll... it is what it is) I'm just starting out in parkour/free running, I'm finding out that I have been doing a lot of this stuff for pretty much all my life and I never knew it was something like this. So hopefully I catch pretty quick, my biggest obstacle would be finding some more people interested in it in my area. I've got one pal on board so that's a start hopefully we get some more people involved with it.
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Post by: PKAB on March 13, 2009, 05:18:53 AM
Hey there, im Brandon from Espanola New Mexico and ive been interested in Parkour for awhile now, but just recently ive decided to really get into it

the thing i wanted know was that if Parkour would be alright for me to do, im 13 so i was wondering if i might wanna wait or if im okay to do this now
could someone please tell me?

Haha. Hell I am twelve years old and I think about how I am going to have years of experience by the time I reach the age most people start. Every age is good for parkour!!! :)
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Post by: Poetry on March 13, 2009, 08:47:03 AM
Hi people,

Poetry from the UK, I have been training Parkour on and off for the last 6 months. Once uni has finished I should have more time for my Parkour, rock climbing and martial arts. I am also 30 I joined american Parkour because I'm planning on coming to the US on my travels and I knew you had a specialist section for older practioners although I have to say I'm having problems trying to find it  ;D
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Post by: runandgun18 on March 13, 2009, 11:56:06 AM
hey I'm matt!
I go to school at penn state currently
I thought parkour looked fun so I'd give it a try. I hurdled for 4 years in high school so I'm not a complete noob.
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Post by: silent0tracuer on March 14, 2009, 07:21:23 AM
sup, name's jon im in south carolina in a random city right by north myrtle beach been runnin for a few years mostly on hotels and parking garage grounds, lookin for others to run with. couple kids at my school do it but not very much so if you live near help me out a bit
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Post by: drkgamer on March 14, 2009, 08:05:34 AM
hey ev1 my name is kevin im new to the whole parkour thing and i may be the first person on vt(im nt sure). i hope that this will be as fun as i think it is.....
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Post by: boncserakos on March 14, 2009, 12:06:07 PM
Hi every body!
I'm from Hungary, and I'm going to fly to America in this summer, and I'd like to meet with american traceurs. I've been doing parkour for 3 yeras. I'll go to Connecticut, at about 28th of Jun, then I 'll go to Tempa in5th of Jul. If anybody doing parkour in this area, please write me.
Ákos


Sorry about the mistakes
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Post by: Fred S. on March 14, 2009, 01:14:56 PM
Hey I did parkour on and off for awhile and want to really get back into it now. (not very good)

I am in new jersey, mays landing to be exact if anyone is close just pm and we could maybe hookup.

Still new to the area and looking for places to train.
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Post by: Saeth on March 15, 2009, 02:50:18 PM
Hey all, My name is Matt, I go by Circuit or Saeth
I live in bossier city louisiana
I am 16 years old
and I am not that good, and can't really find anywhere close by to train or jam with anyone.
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Post by: hourai on March 15, 2009, 11:38:05 PM
Hello, I am hourai, from Bakersfield, California.  I've recently picked up an interest in Parkour and ran into this forum through Google, haha.
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Post by: Fr33 Run on March 16, 2009, 07:14:50 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Brian and i've been free running/parkouring for quite an amount of time. Not over a year but i'm really getting into the sport. My old shoes are wearing down and i really want the ariakes. It REALLY makes me mad that i'm a 6 and they only have them in 6.5's. If it is possible to get them in a size down PLEASE let me know just by messaging to my profile or whatever.       ;D
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Post by: Brittany on March 16, 2009, 11:23:53 AM
Hello =]  My name is Brittany. I live in Bethel Park, PA... Umm ... a couple of my friends just got me started on parkour  ;D  I'm also on the fencing team, I like to write short stories when i feel like it and I try to be generally nice.
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Post by: K2 on March 16, 2009, 06:44:18 PM
Hey everyone! This is Katie (a.k.a. K2) greeting you all from Frederick, MD. Just started free running about a month or so ago. Looking forward to growing with everyone :).
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Post by: Kamikaze88 on March 17, 2009, 01:28:35 AM
Hey, I'm Ian, better known as Kamikaze in forums. Actually not American, I'm Australian. I've loved the look of Parkour and have been able to do a vault for a few years. Never knew it had a name 'til awhile ago. And looking to take up the rest of it. I'll probably start training when my wrist heals. (Not related to Parkour)
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Post by: kallisti on March 17, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
Name: Kallisti
Age: 24
City: Seattle

Hello everyone! I moved to Seattle about two years ago with my fiance. We'd heard about parkour back in Minneapolis because he was very much into Urban Exploration. Well, I finally quit smoking, so I decided that training for parkour would be a good way to reward myself. Mind you, I just quit a few days ago, and I'm extremely out of shape, but I'll be going to a gym to rectify that, and in the meantime I thought I could look around on the forums.
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Post by: David Johnson on March 18, 2009, 10:06:56 AM
Hello, I am David Johnson.
I am sixteen years of age.
Just starting out training, hope to start running soon.
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Post by: EvilGrinner on March 18, 2009, 04:08:28 PM
Hello everyone!  My name is Roy, I'm 25, and I'm in South West Florida.  I've just recently gotten into parkour.  I first heard about it when a friend had me watch District B13 which happened to be about the same time Mirrors Edge came out (Yea, I already sound like a fanboy).  Well I've been an Army reservist for 5 years and I've kinda fallen out of shape.  Parkour seem like it is a very fun way to keep fit because, in my opinion, a "normal" excercise routine is pretty boring.  Take care!
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Post by: FaithsRunner13 on March 18, 2009, 04:57:36 PM
Hello! I am Kristopher Torres.
I'm 16 years old.
I just became a member and before I came on here, I was playing Mirror's Edge, and that really got me interested with all those moves Faith pulled. I want to show who I am truly made of!
I intend to begin to live a dream and be proud to call myself a traceur.
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Post by: Raccoon on March 18, 2009, 05:50:43 PM
Hi.  My name's Jesse, though I go by "Raccoon" just as often; and I'm 23 years old.  I really enjoy adventure, the outdoors, and physical activity.  So naturally, I became interested in Parkour.  I haven't practiced parkour much at this time--I've studied the techniques, but I've JUST recovered enough from a recent ankle sprain to withstand the jumps and landings involved in vaults.

I intend to approach parkour carefully and take conditioning seriously, to become stronger and protect myself from injury.  I'm hoping parkour will help expand my limits and freedoms.
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Post by: Will Smith on March 18, 2009, 07:30:47 PM
Well im Will Smith (yeah for real)

not the black guy or anything...just some guy from Littleton Colorado.

im pretty new to all this. like saw something on the news about it yesterday and attacked google cuz i was curious.

anyways.. if anyone wants to hook up and teach me a few things...pm me.. if you can do that on this site. duno. whatever  :)
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Post by: StealthHunter on March 18, 2009, 08:13:33 PM
Hi my name is Jacob
I hail from Kingsburg(K-town), California
Just started Parkour but progressing fairly well. Other interests is computer programming, and playing videogames.
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Post by: Alex L. on March 18, 2009, 08:38:59 PM
What's up Jacob. Good to see a fellow central valley traceur. By the way how far away is Kingsburg from Hanford? I know people that I go to school with that live in Kingsburg.
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Post by: Avatar on March 19, 2009, 05:15:15 AM
Hey fellow traceur and traceuses. I'm chaz AKA Avatar. I'm 21. I'm new to parkour and free running.

My other interests are video games, comics, movies, music, and hanging out with friends
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Post by: David Johnson on March 19, 2009, 08:21:41 AM
Well im Will Smith (yeah for real)

Hah. Awesome.
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Post by: Chris Seaton on March 19, 2009, 11:51:55 AM
Much respect and love to all the APK people and the Tribe. 

My name is Chris, but you can call me TV Dog.  I am a beginning traceur and a law student attending school in Grundy, Virginia. 

I am also a sportswriter for Lethal Wrestling, a site devoted to parody and opinion content on all things pro wrestling and mixed martial arts, and Lethal Entertainment--the sister site devoted to pop culture. 

Parkour has been a godsend to me as I have also lived with bipolar manic depression and chronic anxiety disorder since i was 14 (I am 28 now).  The strict mental and physical discipline, combined with the sense of satisfaction and achievement when I accomplish a new movement or flow through a spot, has helped make me into a better person.

I am so happy that I discovered parkour as the mental aspect helps me solve the problems I face every day at law school.  When you know that you can accomplish a vault or a wall run it's kind of hard to fear a law school professor, no matter how intimidating they can be.

I look forward to being a positive, active contributor to APK's forums.
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Post by: Charlie Robertstad on March 19, 2009, 12:43:02 PM
I'm charlie, 22, live in Madison WI, I'm a noob, and am eager to plumb the depths of parkour and see what might be in it for me.
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Post by: SteeleJ on March 19, 2009, 05:14:21 PM
Hey everyone.

I've always loved running, but im a little out of shape. Parkour seems like something I could really get into, and I would love to meet up with someone in the Vista/Oceanside area that could help me with the basics (rolls, training, w/e)

I look forward to experienceing a whole new game. (those this is definately NO game.)


Peace!
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Post by: Charletta on March 20, 2009, 12:40:47 PM
Hey I'm Charlotte.
Presently in Carbondale, Illinois and going to SIUC.

I'm tired of training alone.

Hit me up if you want to start a training crew!

I like purple, heavy metal, and great heights.
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on March 23, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
Hey everyone.

I've always loved running, but im a little out of shape. Parkour seems like something I could really get into, and I would love to meet up with someone in the Vista/Oceanside area that could help me with the basics (rolls, training, w/e)

I look forward to experienceing a whole new game. (those this is definately NO game.)


Peace!

Hey, welcome! We have a big community in San Diego but not too much organization up in the Vista/Oceanside area. There are some Gym Sessions at a place called Gyminny Kids (http://www.pkcali.com/parkour_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?23892) that you should check out. If you've got the transportation you should head down to Balboa Park in Downtown San Diego. We have sessions every weekend (http://www.pkcali.com/parkour_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?41715) and we'd love to have you join us!

In case you hadnt noticed, we organize everything through PKCali.com (http://www.pkcali.com) which has a great community and we finally launched San Diego Parkour (http://www.sdparkour.com) but theres not much content on there  just yet.
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Post by: chiemi11 on March 24, 2009, 09:53:25 AM
ALOHA :D

I'm from New Zealand moved to New York and then Hawaii.
I went back to New Zealand last year where I started training parkour in Auckland city and loved it.
I came back to UH Hilo and still train every night around campus by myself I think there is like one or two people who train pk in Hilo.. but I never met up with them :(
I tried signing up to HIPK like 11 times and it wouldn't work so I gave up =/ but i'll try again :)

anyway I'm on myspace and facebook. just ask :)
i want someone to train with so if anyone is on the big island, :) :) :).
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on March 24, 2009, 11:13:27 AM
I tried signing up to HIPK like 11 times and it wouldn't work so I gave up =/ but i'll try again :)

They've been having problems with spam accounts recently. You should send Ozzi a PM through here and he can create you one manually.
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Post by: ManUtd94631 on March 24, 2009, 06:21:18 PM
Wat up, i just got into this Parkour stuff when i saw this sick vid on youtube and i have to say that i really like this sport/discipline or (whatever you want to call it).

P.S> I live in a country/suburban setting so i really need some more places to practice at...I'm getting tired of free running the schools around here.
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Post by: Jessie K on March 24, 2009, 07:49:16 PM
Hi.  I'm Jessie (richlybizarre13) and I'm currently in Rochester, NY.  I have trained on and off since September of last year, but I feel like I'm at the right point in my life to make parkour my focus.  I have been training consistently for the last two weeks with happydud and others and have made some amazing strength and skill gains already (by my standards).  I know that I have the right mindset and that I'm ready to get involved.
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Post by: training0ne on March 25, 2009, 07:07:24 AM
Hey,
I'm Bryan and I try to do parkour but need help. Does anyone here live in Missouri?
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Post by: P.R. Stuart on March 26, 2009, 07:46:09 AM
Hello, I'm Patrick, I'm a Marine's kid living on a military installation in Okinawa, Japan.  Plan on joining special forces when I'm older (no joke) and have been interested in Parkour ever since I played Assassin's Creed, then Mirror's edge, and figured the two will go together well. (parkour/spec forces, not videogames). I'm in pretty good shape for a normal freshman, but kinda bad for a Traceur, judging by the workout.  Working on completing the basic workout and rolling right now.  Anybody else living on Oki?
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Post by: Mizuho on March 26, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
Hey, I'm Jon. I'm from Cali original but moved to Washington. I live in Aberdeen, and do parkour with a friend with one leg. Him and me have been doing a little parkour for a couple months and mainly use it to mess around, while doing cool stuff. And I also did a parkour video, kinda sucky did it for school so couldn't do anything to extreme for it. I'm 17 and in shape and practice parkour on my own, but only do more intense things with a friend, since I don't feel like getting hurt.
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Post by: Smitty093 on March 26, 2009, 08:39:39 PM
Hi i'm 15. My name is Devon, but my friends call me Smitty. I've been checkin out PK alot n have really loved it. I live in Harcourt, IA (about 20 miles south of Fort Dodge) and dont really have many places to train. I'm workin on a little bit of the basics but i am determined to become better. Thanks to everybody for all the advice and the more i am sure is to come.
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Post by: Juxta on March 26, 2009, 11:10:09 PM
Hey, my name is Stephen. I'm 19, born and raised in Oceanside, SoCal. I found out about parkour 2 years ago, but just now have the time and determination to get started. I ran XC and track all through High school and enjoyed it, so I figure I should take running to the next level.
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on March 27, 2009, 10:14:55 AM
Hey, my name is Stephen. I'm 19, born and raised in Oceanside, SoCal. I found out about parkour 2 years ago, but just now have the time and determination to get started. I ran XC and track all through High school and enjoyed it, so I figure I should take running to the next level.

Welcome Stephen! There are a few people around Oceanside and vista who train at a place called Gyminny Kids or something and we have weekly session in Downtown San Diego if you can make it one of these days! Everything is organized through www.PKCali.com but we've recently got www.SDParkour.com up and running. Definitely check it out!
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Post by: Mason Albrecht on March 30, 2009, 01:35:33 PM
Hey. I'm Mason. I live in Whichita Falls, Texas. I train with Brandon Dean.
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Post by: iliveanddie on March 30, 2009, 02:44:43 PM
Hey there, I am new to Parkour but I have been a fan of it for a while.  I am currently serving in Vicenza, Italy, with the US Army, and I am a huge fan of Crossfit and figured it was about time for me to start doing something both fun and tough.  I did four years of competitive diving in highschool so I am hoping that it will help me out in atleast some way once I actually get started.
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Post by: THolt on March 30, 2009, 08:14:04 PM
Hey,

I'm Todd, I'm from Brooklyn, NY.  I got into freerunning a few years ago but just recently really started to get into it.  I mostly do it in the fall and summer, because I ski in the winter.

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Post by: Jason vonGermeten on March 30, 2009, 08:15:14 PM
(those this is definately NO game.)

Haha.. No kidding. One slip could literally kill you.. Just don't be like me.. 6_6*
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Post by: TMaster on March 31, 2009, 06:07:12 AM
What UP, Im new here ;D
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Post by: etched on March 31, 2009, 03:37:58 PM
 Sup all, Im ronald from Urbandale Iowa. Just starting to really get into pk. I got one frined here who i practing some vaults with. msg me if youre from here and want to practice :D
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Post by: rustopholis on March 31, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
Rochester, NY checkin in

Name's Russell
20 years old
college student
hobbies: cards, chess, video games, music, anime/manga and sci-fi (ex: firefly/serenety), camping, hacky sack, tennis, paintball and now parkour :D

I'm very nerdy/dorky w/e, but its cool.

Been into parkour about a month, mostly practice and exercises so far.  My friends got me into it and we go around campus looking for cool spots.

catchya around!
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Post by: Nathan Coleman on April 01, 2009, 03:46:10 PM
lol i forgot to post here :o

well...
Name's Nathan and im from Roanoke, Virginia!
Chris Kessler is my hero!
Lol he introduced me to parkour and i train with him Calvin and my girlfriend Courtney!  ;D
ive been training for like 3 months

thats pretty much it :)
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Post by: Will Smith on April 01, 2009, 06:30:02 PM
lol i forgot to post here :o

well...
Name's Nathan and im from Roanoke, Virginia!
Chris Kessler is my hero!
Lol he introduced me to parkour and i train with him Calvin and my girlfriend Courtney!  ;D
ive been training for like 3 months

thats pretty much it :)

Holy... dude high 5! +1 for parkour girlfriend :)
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Post by: Nathan Coleman on April 01, 2009, 06:36:45 PM
lol i forgot to post here :o

well...
Name's Nathan and im from Roanoke, Virginia!
Chris Kessler is my hero!
Lol he introduced me to parkour and i train with him Calvin and my girlfriend Courtney!  ;D
ive been training for like 3 months

thats pretty much it :)

Holy... dude high 5! +1 for parkour girlfriend :)
Ahaha +1 for making my day and being awesome!
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Post by: Genevieve! on April 02, 2009, 04:36:28 PM
Aloha peeps! My name is Genevieve. Im from Hawaii and am associated with HIPK. Ozzi is my mentor. I've been training since september and am still trying to get University of Hawaii manoa (UHM) to get a club kickin' here.
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Post by: AirborneVagrant on April 02, 2009, 08:04:20 PM
Oi, my name's Will and it's nice to meet everyone! Not much to say about myself that you won't learn from just talking to me in general, and , quite frankly, I much prefer to get to know someone through conversation rather than an intro. . . maybe because I fail at giving intros. >>

BUT, that won't stop me from telling you my basics, so there they are:

Name's Will, I live just outside Lafayette Louisiana on a rice farm. I'm 19, in college to become an engineer. I got into parkour my senior year in HS, but only recently have I started actually practicing it. Right now my main training spots involve my college campus and around my house/farm.

I'm a licensed student pilot (only got about a dozen solo flight hours at the moment but I'm working on it ^^; ) and I absolutely LOVE flying and everything about the sky/wind/clouds; yes, unfortunately even more than I love parkour (pardon the blasphemy).

I suffer from two mental conditions. . . well, I wouldn't say "suffer" because I enjoy both of them quite a bit actually. XD  Anyways, I'm self diagnosed with terrafirmaphobia and, more prominently, ataraxia; if you want to know feel free to ask, and props if you already know what they are. ^^

Heh, there's more but I don't really want to rant. . . though maybe I already have, hmm. . .Well, bottom line, I'm very glad to meet all of you and I hope I'll have the pleasure of freerunning through the streets with some of you one day!

Nice to meet you,
       ~Will~
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Post by: Digital Ted on April 03, 2009, 01:01:25 PM
Hiya!

I'm Ted, from southern Wisconsin. I grew up in Madison, but moved to Milwaukee last year.

I just started my conditioning training, and plan to start working on mastering the basic moves in a month or so. First, I have to get my 35 year old artist ass back into shape! Sitting and painting or inking comic books for hours, oddly enough, doesn't keep you in fighting shape. Funny, that...

I have one friend locally that is training along with me, and we're going to be meeting up with the Parkour Club on the UW Milwaukee campus soon. I just ordered the DVD from the site here, so I'm looking forward to receiving that and starting to dig in deeper!!
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Post by: ChrisBApk on April 03, 2009, 05:23:31 PM
Hello my name is Chris and I live in San Francisco.  Thought I'd try this site again since others seem to be dominated by negativity.
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Post by: Wolfs Tooth on April 03, 2009, 10:37:24 PM
Hello, I’m Nicholas and a beginner in formal Parkour / freerunning. I currently reside At Fort Lewis Washington were I serve as A Combat Medic and Sergeant in the US Army. I’m glad that this site exists because the art of freerunning is almost unheard of here on FT Lewis.

Just a couple questions. I'm doing well in all the basics accept the Kong vault. My problem with it is that I have a tear in the ACL of my wrist, while wrist wraps, a must for at least the affected wrist, help it is still very painful from the pressure applied. Is there an alternative to the classic technique I could use that would either compensate or take pressure of my wrist? For the record before someone says to wait till it heals, ligaments don’t heal when they are torn.

The other question is, are there any people in the Tacoma or Olympia Washington area that I could link up with

Thanks in advance and hello again
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Post by: dueceduece on April 04, 2009, 11:45:49 AM
Hey everybody,  the name's Adam, i'm a traceur from Seattle, i've been training almost a full two years now and have been doing lots of work with the community up here.  Reppin' Washington parkour, it's killer.  looking to train with many of you.l
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Post by: Corvand on April 04, 2009, 12:17:13 PM
Hey everyone, Name is Darryl and ive recently..very recently started training. A beginning traceur living out of California. Live in Suisun right next to Fairfield. Been preparing and now it has started. Hope to meet others soon! Train and stay safe!
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Post by: aceboby on April 05, 2009, 08:26:01 PM
hey im ricardo.

i've been doin parkour/freerunning for about 2 years.

 
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Post by: Lola42 on April 05, 2009, 09:04:03 PM
Hey everyone! My names Laura from Michigan! I've only been parkouring for a month or so, but I love it and hope to keep training for a long time :)
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Post by: Barophobia on April 06, 2009, 05:37:24 PM
Hi, everyone! I'm Barophobia or Tom, whichever you like  ;D. I live in central New Jersey, and turned 14 back in January. Starting to get on in years, I know...

Might as well just get it off my chest early, I'm a complete newbie to the art of Parkour!  :P Like many people I'm sure, I saw a video or two or five on YouTube a while ago and was simply amazed by the skill, grace, and speed of traceurs. In the hopes of joining their ranks someday, I decided to join American Parkour to pick up some tips and tricks on how to get started. The weather's been pretty bad lately, but as soon as it clears up I'm going to start jogging a bit, scouting out future spots to pull out some crazy vaults or something.  ;D I've got the basic roll down already, though truth be told I've only been able to practice in my house (today I learned some math, too: Drawer + ankle = PAIN  :'().

 My non-parkour interests include playing midfield for my soccer team and playing the piano and bass guitar. I'm sorta in a band, though we're not quite famous... yet.  ;)

I know it's not gonna be a walk in the park or anything; I'm definitely not ready to leap from building to building yet, haha... but hopefully I'll get good eventually. Can't wait until I get into the good stuff!

...Wow, I typed a lot. Anyway, later days guys. Keep flying!
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on April 07, 2009, 12:31:51 PM
Hey Chris! Welcome to the Dark Side! :P
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Post by: phelpsm3 on April 07, 2009, 02:22:47 PM
hey i'm from East lansing area in Michigan and started free running while disc golfing. I love snowboarding and the outdoors. I am looking for others in the lansing area...hit me up...
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Post by: phelpsm3 on April 07, 2009, 02:24:41 PM
hey i'm from East lansing area in Michigan and started free running while disc golfing. I love snowboarding and the outdoors. I am looking for others in the lansing area...hit me up...
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Post by: Nathan Coleman on April 07, 2009, 07:06:23 PM
Hey everyone! My names Laura from Michigan! I've only been parkouring for a month or so, but I love it and hope to keep training for a long time :)
*clears throat* parkour is a noun! lol not a verb. so it would be doing Parkour not parkouring! but its okay i dont judge! :) its just around where i live i dont let anyone get away with that gotta make sure im on the top of my game! ;)
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Post by: Bdock7 on April 08, 2009, 11:34:31 AM
Hey Everybody,

Long time member, first time poster to the forums... With my favorite season coming up again, lots of sources have been directing my interests back to pk... Might need tips on getting started, otherwise, I'll browse the forums and won't chime in unless I know what I'm talking about.
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Post by: Lola42 on April 08, 2009, 11:01:27 PM
*clears throat* parkour is a noun! lol not a verb. so it would be doing Parkour not parkouring! but its okay i dont judge! :) its just around where i live i dont let anyone get away with that gotta make sure im on the top of my game! ;)

Lol, I know. My family has a strange habit of making verbs out of everything, so it slips out sometimes =P
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Post by: Shamas on April 08, 2009, 11:12:43 PM
WELCOME ALL NEW MEMBERS TO APK


any questions or concerns may be answered in the forums. Apply yourself, learn-grow-have fun

▌§▌
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Post by: Michael F. on April 09, 2009, 06:44:12 AM
Have a home in the middle of nowhere outside of Johnstown, PA, and have been actively practicing for about two weeks.

I found Parkour through CrossFit, and it gave me a better excuse for using the railroad ties, planking, and other stuff to build a course in my woods. Granted, my wife thinks my 10yr old son and I are absolutely nuts, but I at least got her convinced to start trying the warm-ups and basic skills.

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Post by: austin of mizzou on April 09, 2009, 04:29:28 PM
hello i am austin of mizzou
i have practiced parkour for about 8 months to a year before i registered here
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Post by: Sumner on April 10, 2009, 06:41:09 PM
I'm Sumner and I live in NC. Not many buildings out here but plenty of trees. I like to ride four wheelers and blow stuff up.....
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Post by: Shawn Meilicke on April 11, 2009, 04:37:33 PM
This is Shawn from McHenry, IL

I just started parkour, and so far my practices have been limited to my backyard.

I hope to meet some cool people, and make some awesome friends

talk to me:
PM on here
PM on chicagoparkour.net (same user name)
yahoo - shawn7656@yahoo.com
myspace - myspace.com/shawn126
PS3 SN - slayer7656
(i thought that had a better ring than shawn, lol)
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Post by: Preston M on April 12, 2009, 02:36:58 PM
Hey, I'm Preston, and am 13 (almost 14). I've been practicing parkour for about a week and like it a lot. I'm from Loganville, Georgia and have been attempting some techniques in my backyard. I'd like to meet some more experienced traceurs around my age to practice with in my area. If you want, you can contact me here, preston.millercob@yahoo.com
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Post by: James Go used to be Gjould on April 12, 2009, 07:47:26 PM
I'm James, age 14, from Sedona, AZ(a small town with lots of tourism) I've known about parkour and wanted to do it for over a year now, but when I found out about it I thought I would have needed to be able to do backflips, have better balance and be in better shape, etc. Now I'm in better shape have more time so I decided to start.
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Post by: Jinshin on April 13, 2009, 08:38:11 PM
Yo what up everyone im Casey aka Jinshin aka Rode runner aka Grass hopper.

Im from Richmond VA.

Im new to free running but have been training every day.

looking for others to train with.
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Post by: Adam Doll on April 14, 2009, 01:33:53 PM
Hello everyone; I'm glad to be part of this cool site!  I am 19 years old and from a fairly rural part of Ohio.  Anyway, I am just getting started with parkour and hope to improve.

Adam Doll     
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Post by: CJSimp on April 14, 2009, 03:57:28 PM
Hey! I'm C.J. I live in St. Louis & have been practicing Parkour for about 2 months.
I'm part of PxC.
Check out our website: pxcpk.webs.com
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Post by: Jericho_Sides on April 16, 2009, 08:26:48 PM
I'm out of Omaha, Nebraska (North O)  I've trained a variety of places and love the discipline.  I joined the site to connect w/other people from Omaha and surrounding states and to also hear about jams and meetups.

I've only really started parkour a month ago; averaging 2+hrs a day.  I'm trying to learn as much as possible, as fast as possible. (without hurting myself too much)  Need new shoes again,,,can barely see the tread.  If you're also from Omaha or somewhere close, email me; I'de like to know who is n the area.
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Post by: Space on April 16, 2009, 09:45:34 PM
So I'm suposed to do this whole posting thing, well I'm Space, obviously. 21 living in Madison Wisconsin, only recently have I activly began persuing parkour, I need alot of work. But its just really fun.
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Post by: snozzberry22 on April 17, 2009, 12:56:38 AM
Just learned about Parkour this week and decided to give it a try.  I live in CT but I wouldn't call this my home, just here for school.  I was trying to get in shape and lose weight and figured Parkour would be a way to get me outside so I can enjoy the spring and summer.
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Post by: it541 on April 17, 2009, 07:52:59 AM
Hi, im new at parkour and im 11, there is no place to even start practicing, my area is full of flat.

Help!  :-[
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Post by: dhowell19 on April 17, 2009, 09:49:47 AM
What's up everyone? My name is Damon and I am currently in Wichita Kansas, but I am moving to England in about a month. I am just satring up and hope to get training soon. Peace.
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Post by: VahnCruz on April 17, 2009, 12:08:11 PM
Hey I'm Shane, 22, from Fairbanks Alaska, been practicing for a month or two, but spring is here so now I can actually be outside more. I like general fitness stuff and grip training and decided to put some of it to good use.

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Post by: Bubbaloo on April 17, 2009, 04:22:42 PM
Ive been going to the saturday classes at primal for a few months now and I just wanted to say thanks to all the guys at primal.
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Post by: derkvader on April 18, 2009, 01:49:00 PM
hello, im derrick or derkvader, im 18 just got into free running, i live in a small town not much to do here, imwaitig till the summer to move up to a bigger town
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Post by: EDub on April 20, 2009, 12:33:40 PM
Hi, my name is Evan "E-Dub" Walters. I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and live south of KCI airport. I have actually known about parkour for about two years now but didn't realy get in to it untill the summer of 2008. I usually train at Park Hill High School and try to go to the Edge Gym, in Riverside, every Saturday. I'm also starting a club called PHPK, Park Hill Parkour, at my school. I'm only 14 years old, so I was wondering if somebody knows of any other spots to train. Thanks for all the help.
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Post by: wolfen4305 on April 21, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
Hey, Jon Garcia from Elmont, NY =) I am usually in the Bronx because of school and am in the midst of conditioning =) love this site for all of the info it sgives out! 18 years old and I used to practice Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Jiujitsu=)
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Post by: Jorge of the Jungle on April 21, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
Whats up APK, I've been a member for a while, I must say this site is pretty amazing and is always up to date.  I've been training parkour for at least the past year but I can't say that it is intense training.  I would like to train more and really wish I could network with some people in my area, I live in Tampa, Florida and go to USF.
Also, while surfing iTunes the other night, I found a new york times podcast of DAVID BELLE performing Parkour at the New york Times festival.  Its a bout an hour or so long and David answers questions about why he invented the "parkour" and his whole philosophy on it.  This I feel is extremely important for traceurs to watch and it is now the best thing on my ipod.  Oh, did i mention its FREE! so the next times you are on iTunes, go to the itunes store, type in Parkour in the search box and look for the new york times festival podcast titled parkour. 

Jorge of the jungle
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Post by: tonyayo on April 21, 2009, 11:22:21 PM
Hello, My name is Tony and I began Parkour 2 weeks ago; I am hoping to find Parkours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Post by: EliasCuzens on April 22, 2009, 01:41:28 AM
Hi. New here.
i want to learn parkour, i have studied alot of the movement, watched thousands of videos and i know the technique, i just don't know where to start.

Can anyone lead me into the right directions?

Cheers

-Elias
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Post by: PKAB on April 22, 2009, 05:22:53 AM
Hello, My name is Tony and I began Parkour 2 weeks ago; I am hoping to find Parkours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Okay hi, see parkour is not a verb you shouldn't say I parkour or I am gonna go parkour just stick a train in front of it so you go train parkour and the word for someonethat does parkour is a Traceur.
See you around the forums! ;D
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Post by: jorgeDominik on April 22, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
Hello, My name is Tony and I began Parkour 2 weeks ago; I am hoping to find Parkours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


if you can come south to run in miami jus hit me up, send me an email/pm/im anytime or catch me on myspace/facebook:jorge dominik diaz
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Post by: Jeff Martin on April 23, 2009, 04:34:16 PM
Hey guys! My name is Jeff Martin, im 15.
I have been training for only a couple of weeks but its deffinetly going to be something that sticks with me
I train in State College, PA
Right now im only training with my brother but if their are any traceurs in state college please email me
jeffymarts@hotmail.com
PEACE
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Post by: swap01 on April 23, 2009, 08:15:12 PM
Hi! I'm Swap from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

I've been a member of this forum for a bit, but I think I'm actually going to start to use this forum lol.
I've been training for probably about a 9 months now, a year and a quarter if you count when I wasn't training very hard. I'm 14.
That's me in a nutshell :D

Swap
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Post by: m1ndcr1me on April 24, 2009, 05:59:34 AM
Hey y'all, Tony here in Poughkeepsie.

I've been doing tricking for about a month now, and I'm starting to get into free running; I'll have more time to train over the summer, when I actually have a spare hour or two.  ;D

Right now I trick with my local circus troupe, and I'm looking to put a greater emphasis on acrobatics with them; right now, it's a lot of toy-based circus. Cool - very cool, actually - but not my forte.
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Post by: RenGMK on April 24, 2009, 09:03:50 AM
Hi!

I'm Renan, 15 years old,  I have been training for approximately 1 year  :)

from Brasil, São Paulo 

my english isn't perfect, so I'm sorry if this have some errors
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Post by: michel123 on April 25, 2009, 04:20:19 AM
hello budy,
i read your comment, its very nice,instead of being redundant and saying my name (as it is right there to the left), i am just going to write out this lengthy explination telling you why exactly i wont say my name is michel..............

=====================
michel123
==========================

How to Lose Weight (http://www.howtoloseweight247.com)-How to Lose Weight 
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Post by: Matt Z on April 25, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
Hey! this is matt, i'm pretty new to parkour but am extremely dedicaed.

i was just wondering what shoes you guys like to use. I have been looking around but i haven't made up my mind yet.
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Post by: Joe Schuster on April 25, 2009, 07:16:25 PM
Hey

I'm joe. I'm 17, and just getting into this. I don't even really know why, I heard about parkour a long time ago and suddenly I couldn't get it out of my head.

So I went out, bought some running shoes, learned to roll, land, etc, and next thing I knew it I was standing proudly atop a shed in my yard. w00t w00t!

I live in the redneck back-country of Western PA. There's very little known about parkour around here, but one of my friends had heard the word "freerunning" before, so maybe someday it will spread  ;D
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Post by: Chase B. on April 26, 2009, 06:21:21 PM
hey i call greenville south carolina home and ive been practicing lightly for 3 months and have just gotten serious about Pking
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Post by: Aubrey F on April 27, 2009, 05:02:14 PM
Hows your hammer hangin?

I'm Aubrey and here representin' for the 850

(850 = North Florida around Tallahassee- for those of you that don't know)

I haven't been doin' this long and no one I run with is on these forums yet, but I'm workin' on recruitin' some people now.
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Post by: MMAMenslage on April 28, 2009, 04:59:19 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Gabriel Menslage from Houston, Texas. I'm 13 years old and extremely dedicated to parkour, even though I just started. I'm mostly working on basics such as rolls and landings, but I'm not sure where to go from here.
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Post by: Royal Muffin on April 28, 2009, 07:44:50 AM
Hello. ^^
I'm Richard, And I'm an Alchoholic. *Group responds 'Hello Richard...'* What's that? This isn't an AA Meeting? Oh. Oops. XD
I live in Temecula, California, I'm a High School Freshman, a NON-Alchoholic, By the way, and I've been training since January 22nd, 2009. ^^
I'm also on PKCali, under the name "Read-Chan". ^^
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Post by: arcticrefresh on April 28, 2009, 10:59:39 AM
What up. My name is Andrew Libiran. I'm from Mason MI. I've been lightly exploring parkour for about a year but i now want to get more serious about it. so here i am.  ;D
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on April 28, 2009, 11:50:40 AM
Hello. ^^
I'm Richard, And I'm an Alchoholic. *Group responds 'Hello Richard...'* What's that? This isn't an AA Meeting? Oh. Oops. XD
I live in Temecula, California, I'm a High School Freshman, a NON-Alchoholic, By the way, and I've been training since January 22nd, 2009. ^^
I'm also on PKCali, under the name "Read-Chan". ^^

Ahhh, welcome Richard! I see you found APK...
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Post by: Royal Muffin on April 28, 2009, 07:29:21 PM
Hello. ^^
I'm Richard, And I'm an Alchoholic. *Group responds 'Hello Richard...'* What's that? This isn't an AA Meeting? Oh. Oops. XD
I live in Temecula, California, I'm a High School Freshman, a NON-Alchoholic, By the way, and I've been training since January 22nd, 2009. ^^
I'm also on PKCali, under the name "Read-Chan". ^^

Ahhh, welcome Richard! I see you found APK...
Thank you. ^^
Eh, I found it a week or two before PKCali. Never felt like joining 'til I saw how cool it was. ^^
Not saying that PkCali isn't cool, though. XD They're both Parkourtastic! (That is now a word.)
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Post by: lukegloudeman on April 28, 2009, 07:50:33 PM
Hey all, i'm Luke.

I've been doin PK now about 2 months, and have been active in the Chicago Parkour community, Aero.

New to the APK forums though.
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Post by: PillowFire on April 29, 2009, 03:47:45 PM
Hello, I'm Paul from Virginia. Been at this for....zero days lol. Well, I dabbled with Parkour techniques, but I've done a lot of reading up and so I have a good general knowledge of what I am getting into. Just gotta find a way to start. It sounds easy, just start. But I want to actually set up a schedule to train, as well as do it properly.


As a plus, I think I think I have vaulting down. Rolling is hard for me to do right now though, and other stuff I have not really tried because I have not found a good place to train.
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Post by: MeKa360 on May 02, 2009, 10:38:38 AM
welcome everyone   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: NeoNinja on May 02, 2009, 10:44:27 AM
Hey, I'm Brendan.

Sorry for the cheesy nick-name but Brendan was taken. I'm a traceur from the UK and I just saw Levi on Ninja Warrior (we're at least a series behind here, it's not on a mainstream channel) and I thought I'd come and see what American Parkour was all about. I've seen a few great videos so I thought I'd sign up so I could comment on some.

Nice to meet you.

Here's a really old vid of me in case you're interested. Some of the clips date back to 2005... old school! lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOvbi-dbN-g
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Post by: MeKa360 on May 02, 2009, 11:20:30 AM
Hey, I'm Brendan.

Sorry for the cheesy nick-name but Brendan was taken. I'm a traceur from the UK and I just saw Levi on Ninja Warrior (we're at least a series behind here, it's not on a mainstream channel) and I thought I'd come and see what American Parkour was all about. I've seen a few great videos so I thought I'd sign up so I could comment on some.

Nice to meet you.

Here's a really old vid of me in case you're interested. Some of the clips date back to 2005... old school! lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOvbi-dbN-g

nice vid
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Post by: aricmazick on May 02, 2009, 08:57:16 PM
Hey, I'm Aric. I practice parkour in SE Mass, nice to meet all of you!

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Post by: itsokimaninja on May 03, 2009, 11:35:27 AM
Hi, My name is itsokimaninja and I am recently new to parkour. I just started a cuple days ago and seem to learn very quickly. I live in Queens, NY.
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Post by: Rachel Zilberman on May 03, 2009, 04:25:31 PM
Name: Rachel
Age: 16
Location: Millstone (pretty much unheard of, but its on the border between Freehold and Jackson), NJ

Saw some awesome vids on youtube and i thought id give it a shot. I don't have any background in gymnastics or martial arts or anything, but i do run (x-country and long distance in track & field), so i figured it was time to take it up a notch. Parkour seems intense and awesome, and im pretty excited for it, so im glad i could join the APK forums and talk to others with the same interests  :)

ps- im also a new to using forums, so hopefully i wont mess up or embarrass myself too badly lol.
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Post by: Kdub on May 03, 2009, 05:19:58 PM
Hi, I'm Karl W, hence "Kdub". I'm 19 and have been training for just under a month now and loving Parkour. I've spent most of the time conditioning in order to work myself up gradually.

I have read several philosophical articles on parkour(such as "Concrete jungle" here at apk in the learn section) and am very compelled to live the ideals behind them, and since have dedicated myself to training, after a long period of not really having a true motivation to train.

I'm new to these forums and am hoping to learn lots from these forums.

peace,
Karl.

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Post by: baneakatsuki on May 04, 2009, 11:43:02 AM
Whats up, I'm Bane and I'm from Granger Indiana.  I'm a student at Ball State and next semester I'm prolly gonna be startin' a club there
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Post by: Sexotiko on May 04, 2009, 08:34:57 PM
Hey everybody. My name is Ignacio AKA Sexotiko. I'm 15 and I'm from Puerto Rico and I just recently got very interested in Parkour. I'm currently waiting for a knee injury to finish healing up (2 weeks maybe) then I'll start training hardcore. I'm interested in Parkour as much as it is physically, as it is mentally since I've always looked at the philosophical perspective of things.

I'm new to the lifestyle, and forums and am very much willing and hoping to learn a lot from them and others.

Cheke,
Sexotiko
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Post by: tonyayo on May 05, 2009, 11:42:00 AM
Hello, My name is Tony and I began Parkour 2 weeks ago; I am hoping to find Parkours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Okay hi, see parkour is not a verb you shouldn't say I parkour or I am gonna go parkour just stick a train in front of it so you go train parkour and the word for someonethat does parkour is a Traceur.
See you around the forums! ;D

LOL, I did not know that thanks :)
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Post by: tonyayo on May 05, 2009, 11:43:00 AM
Hello, My name is Tony and I began Parkour 2 weeks ago; I am hoping to find Parkours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


if you can come south to run in miami jus hit me up, send me an email/pm/im anytime or catch me on myspace/facebook:jorge dominik diaz

:), I added you on myspace, and thanks. I thought I was going to be alone  ???
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Post by: Wes Pittman on May 06, 2009, 12:44:54 PM
Hey guys, I'm Wes aka Burningcacti (don't even ask, i just made it up one day)
I'm from Frederickburg,VA so i noticed im close to some of you.

Im fairly new at all of this and was wondering if anyone wanted to train or practice together and kinda show me the ropes.

oh! and i usually like to just hang around and have a good time.
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Post by: mlscupper on May 06, 2009, 04:24:34 PM
my name's mitch and I'm coming to Tucson this coming June. Excited to start meeting people. Conditioning myself so I'll bee ready.
see ya soon
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Post by: D4rk on May 06, 2009, 09:01:55 PM
yo, im connor, i live in MN, i dont have any great places to train but i make do.

ive been studying parkour all winter and now that we finally have some nice weather, i am starting to go out and work on the basic movements and whatnot.
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Post by: Stallons on May 07, 2009, 07:51:13 AM
Hey guys my names Nick, I'm 18 and just started getting into parkour. Started working out and doing drills with friends hope to get really into it this summer.
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Post by: Wes Pittman on May 07, 2009, 07:55:42 AM
Where are you located Nick?
I'm in Va still looking for someone to train with.
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Post by: Stallons on May 07, 2009, 10:29:41 AM
Ah I'm located in IL. I live in a small town called Carlyle. I drive to St Louis and Mt Vernon like every other week. In august I will be living in St Louis.
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Post by: Wes Pittman on May 07, 2009, 12:43:04 PM
Ah thats pretty cool, i would suggest to hit up the IL board if you cant find anyone, lol thats what animus told me to do for my VA
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Post by: cferris17 on May 07, 2009, 03:32:09 PM
name is chris live in omaha nebraska
trying and hoping to get more involved with parkour : /
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Post by: Jabo on May 07, 2009, 07:06:16 PM
Hows it goin everyone?
I'm Ben, I live in Connecticut and have been doing parkour for about a year.
I did gymnastics for 10 years along with soccer,track,wrestling and cross country, all of which has helped out my parkour experience. I'm always looking for people in the area to work with and hopefully I can make a video soon.
see ya around!
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Post by: wlf on May 07, 2009, 09:00:14 PM
hello i am new here and i heard about parkour from many sources movies and some vid games and i thought that would be awesome to do so here i am [/color]
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Post by: aocvirek on May 08, 2009, 03:20:10 AM
Hi, the name is Alex. I heard about Parkour during a random Google search for skills related to my work, then decided to dig more after seeing some demonstrations.

This does seem like an enjoyable hobby, but my interest in it is primarily professional. Most of the skills I have seen demonstrated could prove to be a tremendous asset at some point. Looking forward to learning all I can about this, and training hard to make it useful.

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Post by: Atomhunter on May 08, 2009, 04:28:02 PM
Hey, I'm Jax (actually Jack but like Jax better)
I'm in SD..... and in highschool. Parkour has always interested me after watching District B13, and playing Mirror's Edge so I've decided to give it a go. 8)
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Post by: Sven Melan on May 11, 2009, 01:10:20 PM
Hey all! M' name's Sven and I *just* learned about Free Running and Parkour. I'm really interested and I've been all over the site looking at tutorials ans the workouts, even though all I can do at the moment is the warm-up, half of a WOD and some kinda mediocre wall runs  ;D
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Post by: iown on May 11, 2009, 03:51:19 PM
Hey its David from colorado
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Post by: ghostninja95 on May 11, 2009, 04:06:29 PM
Hey people.

I'm Phillip Benitez. I like to go by Ghost, but nobody calls me that.

I did gymnastics for 4 years, so I'm naturally good at a lot of stuff.  :)
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Post by: Elvira on May 12, 2009, 06:00:32 AM
Hi everyone :)
My name is Elvira, I live in the netherlands (europe, amsterdam, does it ring a bell? ;))
I'll be going on a school trip to Boston (MA) in 3 weeks so I thought I'd just register here since I've been practicing parkour for about 6 months now, and would like to train while in the US.
Any other questions? Just ask
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Post by: kharvilak on May 13, 2009, 10:21:23 AM
Greetings one and all,
My name's Kurt.  I'm from Maryland, and just recently (maybe a month ago) heard about Parkour/Free Running through a friend on Facebook.  After that, I've started absorbing all I can about it, which of course led me to this forum.  I mountain and road bike, run, weight train, and have a little background in Kung Fu.  I'm 37, have a bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, play guitar, and snowboard.  My biggest hobby however is photography, which I've been really into for the past 21 years.  I mostly shoot concerts and am the staff photographer for a local heavy metal promotion company in Carroll County, Maryland.  By day, I'm a Systems/Network/Telecom Administrator for a local military contractor in the field of robotics.  It's become a rather boring job after 10 years, but hey, it pays the bills and when the day's done that's all that really matters.
I've been wanting to get started training in Parkour, so lately I've been scouting out my local area for good spots, though I'm sure I'll have to look elsewhere as it is a small town with only a few good possibilities that I'm aware of.  I'm hoping to make it to some of the Frederick Jams in the near future and possibly some D.C. ones as time and travel allows.
I've got some major printer problems to fix, so I must cut this short.

Kurt
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Post by: Lonnie Tisdale on May 14, 2009, 10:35:15 AM
Hey, I'm Jax (actually Jack but like Jax better)
I'm in SD..... and in highschool. Parkour has always interested me after watching District B13, and playing Mirror's Edge so I've decided to give it a go. 8)

Dude, welcome! We've got a big community going in San Diego with regular sessions every week! Check out the forums on www.PKCali.com (http://www.pkcali.com); that's where we currently organize everything. You can also check out www.SDParkour.com (http://www.SDParkour.com) though it's a work in progress. I hope to see you out there. I'm liquid on PKCali btw.
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Post by: Cheyne on May 16, 2009, 03:59:50 PM
My name is Cheyne I just got into Parkour I'm 15 years old and I'm hoping to learn Alot from this site!
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Post by: itcomagic on May 17, 2009, 12:11:52 AM
Itcomagic (Doug). Memphis, TN area. Want to learn more about this sport.
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Post by: Bret Coon on May 19, 2009, 12:58:59 PM
Hi im Bret im from Maryland, in the Dundalk area i just started training and i've decided that i should take up a type of running before i enlist into the military and i was bored of static straight foreward running and a friend introduced me to parkour and i already learned some of the basic movements.
if you have any questions just pm me and ill get back to you a.s.a.p.
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Post by: Ranger_000 on May 19, 2009, 03:32:53 PM
Hi, I am Ian. I have been training off and on for nearly two years here in Phoenix, Az.
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Post by: Brandon Haag on May 19, 2009, 03:43:20 PM
hey brother's
i'm brandon
i've been practicing for maybe 2 months now
i live in PA
i like to practice parkour
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Post by: The Street Hawks on May 19, 2009, 07:39:57 PM
Hey sup, im in to privacy (not that anyone on this site lives near me) so no real name
"AAAAWWWWW!!!"

yeah don't know my friends username cause he hasn't made one yet, but it's just the two of us doin our thing in da North eh, (Wisconsin isn't technicaly that north but whatever)

I'm really into parkour (I'm so unique) but i don't like watching the pro's go at it cause it sets a mental standard in my mind after awhile that i can't live up to
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Post by: FStasky on May 22, 2009, 02:51:06 PM
Hey, I'm Frank Stasky. I'm 18 and from some suburbs just south of Philadelphia, PA. I've always known about Parkour and Freerunning, but I never knew the name. Once I figured it out, I became obsessed with it. I just started training and I love it.
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Post by: DvCMQ on May 22, 2009, 03:33:09 PM
Hello Fellow Traceurs!! ;D Well I am DvCMQ, or known as Mark Quiambao..I live in an island known as Rota, in the Northern Marianas and I am a fellow traceur/breaker.. I practice to do what should be done, and how it could be done. At the moment I am just starting since 2 months ago and I am ascending in skill. More about me later, I am here to help and learn so hello and thank you for having me here!! :)
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Post by: jay oliver on May 23, 2009, 07:25:52 PM
new on here and to parkour. my name is jay. anybody on here from good ol wisconsin.
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Post by: Rolfer on May 24, 2009, 08:41:20 PM
Ummmmm...im Austin...hi

i just started this like a month ago and i live in teh winter park,floridas(where the old peoples live XD)

oh and im 14...not like that matters :P
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Post by: darzoz on May 25, 2009, 01:52:44 PM
hi... umm....... ya i live in sumner wa and im 13. iv started Parkour... and dont have much a place to do it (been going for only three days). i know no one else who does this, and im not in the best shape. so..... ya..... Hai!  :D
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Post by: tanis42 on May 26, 2009, 04:51:39 PM
hi my name is warren, i live in a small town called klamath falls OR, i just started to dive full force in to parkour and want to know if there are any tips i can git to help me find ways to train.
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Post by: optedoblivion on May 27, 2009, 12:51:13 PM
yo guys, what's up?  This is Martin, I'm an ex commercial construction worker, now software developer living in Fl.  If there is anyone in the gainesville area, hit me up!
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Post by: Rowas on May 27, 2009, 03:44:15 PM
Hello to everybody!

I live in Cali., in the valley unfortunately. There aren't many places to train here, but I do have a few spots to start off with ;). I don't know anyone on the forums since there aren't any people from where I live who know what parkour or free running is. Parkour is completely new to me. I learned about it from my older brother who was poking around youtube. Eventually, my quest brought me to APK, and these forums.

See you around.
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Post by: Alex L. on May 27, 2009, 09:54:50 PM
Hello to everybody!

I live in Cali., in the valley unfortunately. There aren't many places to train here, but I do have a few spots to start off with ;). I don't know anyone on the forums since there aren't any people from where I live who know what parkour or free running is. Parkour is completely new to me. I learned about it from my older brother who was poking around youtube. Eventually, my quest brought me to APK, and these forums.

See you around.
Hey, welcome, I'm from the Valley too. What part ya live in, I'm from Hanford. Hey ya might want to check out pkcali if you haven't already.
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Post by: Street_Knight on May 28, 2009, 04:15:52 PM
Hey, Parkour_Knight here. I'm from basically everywhere, but right now I live in San Antonio, Texas. I've been into parkour for a while, but lately I've been picking up my pace. I'm seventeen, as well, maybe I should mention that. Haha.
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Post by: Denthru on May 30, 2009, 10:33:36 AM
been freerunning for a few years, its one of my fav passtimes if i can get to a good place to do it, from tennessee
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Post by: Hibanai on May 30, 2009, 01:34:34 PM
Hello  ;D I'm from western Washington, 14 years old, just starting to learn. But I gotta get into shape first >.> That might take a while
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Post by: Josh Coggins on May 30, 2009, 04:40:56 PM
State College, PA. 17, had an interest since 7th grade, finally starting to be more serious about it since Sept of 08. Anyone around PSU or the surrounding area, lemme know!
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Post by: Firedancer on May 30, 2009, 05:02:29 PM
yo name's Ryn

from Colorado but stuck in Arcata, California.

been tricking for a year, but I'm sick of the gym and want to go outdoors!
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Post by: gringomeyer on May 30, 2009, 10:35:40 PM
Hello
Julian is the name of me
suburbs of ATL, Georgia
I've never tried parkour
I want to try parkour
I need help getting in shape
Bye
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Post by: Spencer Prescher on May 31, 2009, 10:15:45 AM
Hello

my name is spencer prescher
i live in brighton Michigan (relativly near ann arbor )
and i want to start practicing/learning parkour

ive been intersted for a while now but have finally decied to do something about it   :D
any ideas to get started out would be great ,PM would be awsome
i guess thats all ive got for now
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Post by: bill599 on May 31, 2009, 12:05:57 PM
Name is Bill Kelly
I'm 14 and live in Oneonta, NY (about 1:30 SW of Albany)
I'm new to Parkour, and practicing.
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Post by: traceurfrenzy on June 01, 2009, 09:16:32 AM
Hi all, my name is Dave
I currently reside near Philadelphia PA,
I practiced with the Rochester Parkour club
while attending Rochester Institute of Technology.

Now that I'm out of school and away from my usual parkour fix
 I'm looking to find a group near to Montgomery County PA who
 I can practice with.

Before discovering parkour I did bouldering and top roping and
 still do when the mood takes me.  Home base for my climbing
 addiction is the Philadelphia Rock Gym (http://www.philarockgym.com/) in Oaks.

I look forward to meeting up with other local traceurs.
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Post by: Kyberkhaos on June 01, 2009, 05:04:23 PM
Hey!

Brady from Jackson, Wasteland USA. Thats Michigan if nobody got that...

I run cross country and track at my high school, i'm hoping that will help me out with Parkour.
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Post by: Matt Aggerbeck on June 01, 2009, 08:37:42 PM
hey this is matt aka gryp. new to the sight and semi new to parkour. i live in st paul mn. i enjoy car racing, cooking, home theater and of cource free running! hoping there are people in the cities that would be down to meet up and train sometime. we are usually down at the u of m on tuesdays. hope to meet many of you soon!
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Post by: Blfr on June 03, 2009, 06:05:34 PM
Just a standard introduction

I'm new to the Website, it was suggested to me by a friend who just left to Michigan.

My name is Blaine
I'm in the Carson Valley area in Nevada (right by Carson City)
I just graduated high school, I have a whole summer before College to PK

Used to Parkour with some friends who recently moved.  I have been Training for about a year.
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Post by: The Fat Traceur on June 08, 2009, 07:44:23 AM
Hiii!
I'm Willie The Fat Traceur and I've been training since this Spring
I live in a town called Carbondale,PA
And I like piña coladas and long walks in the rain.
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Post by: Grayson on June 08, 2009, 08:31:04 AM
Hey I'm Grayson and have been training since December of 08' I have come here from TXPK so.... yah.
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Post by: Travelcard on June 08, 2009, 05:27:28 PM
Hi, im Travis and im from Saskatoon Canada.  I am a complete newbie but excited to learn the world of Parkour. 
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Post by: MonkeyMike on June 08, 2009, 07:40:21 PM
Hey, my name's Mike, I'm in the Coast Guard.  I'm stationed out near Los Angeles.
I've been fascinated with Parkour for a long time.  I love the beauty and efficiency of the movements and how one comes to understand their environment rather than just pass through it.  I'll be honest, I was a bit of a pussy, and could never get much beyond a simple vault and tic-tacs.  While many would say this can get you by, I was upset with my fear to overcome obstacles.  Tonight, I bucked up, and decided to go for my first nemesis, the monkey vault.  I've always feared clipping my feet and kissing the ground.  Well, I've succeeded, so I am content for now.

Now that that's out of the way, a little about me.  I've always felt a desire to be a complete martial artist.  Not just in the practical sense, but spiritually as well.  I've been studying kung fu and chi gung for a few years now, which has taught me to work hard to find my self.  Parkour appeals to me for another reason, which is to help me overcome the physical, mental, and spiritual barriers before me. 

Practically, I believe that Parkour may one day help me get to someone on a  boat that may be deemed unreachable by other means, and therefore will help me be a better rescuer.
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Post by: Brandonbrutel on June 08, 2009, 09:10:09 PM
I am Brandon Bilger
I live in Edgewater Florida
I just started like 2 weeks ago  ;)
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Post by: rottingam on June 09, 2009, 06:57:45 AM
greetings from macedonia

my name is denis a.k.a RoTt
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Post by: VintageHunter on June 09, 2009, 06:12:39 PM
Hello everyone. My username is VintageHunter because I have a very large vinyl collection. Im a big fan of music and Parkour.

Location: New Mexico
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Post by: Oddity on June 10, 2009, 07:47:05 AM
Greetings, everyone.

Name's Pat, just turned 17 and am in the Chicago South Suburbs. Been interested for a long time. Just got over a tiresome medical condition, and I need to get back into shape before this. I'm looking to parkour to help me find fluidity in my life so I can feel more physcial and mental freedom.
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Post by: kreish6 on June 11, 2009, 09:56:25 AM
Yo

 This is John of the lovely central PA. I'm a complete beginner, but looking forward to training under this unique discipline. Great site you have going here! Well done

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Post by: Suto on June 11, 2009, 04:02:28 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Nicolai i'm 24 years old from germany (i hope beeing american is not a prerequisite here ;) )
I'm new to parkour and starting now with the conditioning and the basics . . .

Thanks to the creators of this website and to the people of this community!!!

see you around!
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Post by: Jerald Donald Konkel on June 11, 2009, 09:58:02 PM
Hey all you traceurs and traceuses,
My Name is Jerald, But you all can call me JDK, Ace, or if you Prefer... Ace GForce.

 I'm fairly new to Parkour, But I've been Climbing, running and Jumping all mylife, what else do little boys do but get themselves hurt?  ;). But really, I'm a Noobie  :-[.  I've been recently Training at a small local park across from where I live, btw, I live in a small town called Antioch, in Illinois. Not Much People know about Parkour here. Some of my friends know of it from me. But I get alot of annoyed looks when I Practice  :-\, I would like to have a training partner because it looks better, and maybe It'll make People here more Aware of this Awesome Discipline/Extreme Sport/ Art.

I'm 19 years old, soon to be 20 years old in July. I've knowned about parkour since 2004 but have only had the chance to actually Practice it within the Past Month. I've got some of the Basics down, I love doing Rolls  ;D... and Monkey Vaults, But I got to work more on Vaulting because today I wiped out while doing a monkey vault :'(, fortunately I Saved it by doing a well timed roll and never lost the "Flow". I'm more focused on getting the Fundamentals down before I start caring about stuff like that anyways, But It still Feels good to Connect more than one Move together smoothly and effortlessly. I also been practicing my Precision Jumping, But some Dude stopped his vehicle today and yelled at me for doing it  >:(, He said " I bet you are going to break your neck and sue The Town, you Better get down and stop that." I told him "politely"  ;) to Get Bent . haha, and the funny thing is two Police officers pasted me a few minutes ago.....  ??? I wonder why they didn't stop yell at me too? Also I only fell 3 times, after that I was getting good at it  :).

I would like to set up my Tripod and Camera and Film myself, I think that'll be so cool. maybe, It's just so hard being all by myself. I'm trying to get one of my friends into it, he's a little younger but He seems interested. Well, I wish all of you the best of Luck in your training and Wish me Luck too.
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Post by: Shawn Meilicke on June 12, 2009, 10:00:33 AM
i love this post. it never stops growing, which means the parkour community is still growing, which means we are getting more nationwide (and nationally accepted).

hooray for the internet!
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Post by: Paperback28 on June 12, 2009, 10:02:31 AM
Hello :) I'm  Paperback28 and I live in the suburbs to the north of Houston, Texas. 
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Post by: Aaron B on June 12, 2009, 03:18:55 PM
Hi hi, I am... Me, AB are my initials and 93 is... just a random number lol. I am 15, and I live in DeSoto, Texas. So yeah, not many places to practice around here. Um... I've been skimming around this website for about a week and it seems pretty interesting. I'm starting working on rolling but having trouble and enjoying the small bruises  :P aaaaand I doubt I'm gonna be very active on here due to my shyness and addiction to not drawing attention to myself.
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Post by: Running Ricky on June 14, 2009, 05:34:40 PM
Hi. It's Ricky. I live in Rancho Cucamonga, California. I like running and breakdancing. There isn't too many places to practice parkour around here. I'm 15 years old and I want to know if there is anyone who also want to practice parkour in this area because a lot of the people I meet know nothing about parkour which makes me a little disapointed. If there is anyone out there near me, I'd like to hear from you.
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Post by: .:Kelly:. on June 14, 2009, 09:53:28 PM
Hello! my name is Kelly
I am 16 years old
I live in Bloomfield, Iowa
I don't think I know anyone on this forum.
I'm in cross country and track, which has never been very fun for me, but I'm very fast.
I've just started parkour, so I'm a complete beginner, but it's very fun even with the soreness.
It's nice to meet everyone.  :)
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Post by: Jerald Donald Konkel on June 15, 2009, 08:00:46 PM
Hello! my name is Kelly
I am 16 years old
I live in Bloomfield, Iowa
I don't think I know anyone on this forum.
I'm in cross country and track, which has never been very fun for me, but I'm very fast.
I've just started parkour, so I'm a complete beginner, but it's very fun even with the soreness.
It's nice to meet everyone.  :)

Hi Kelly, I've Just Started Parkour too, and the Soreness is the worst when you're just starting out. I couldn't Walk one day after practicing Long Precision Jumps. Also Take my Advice, Start from the Basics and Be safe. I did a High Jump from a tree and thought everything was great, until the landing, I messed up the Roll and Totally Messed up my Shoulder along with it. Been a few days since then and It still hurts a little. Learn from me and Start on the Ground, with the Basics. 

and Parkour is Super fun, Don't you Just Love it.....
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Post by: .:Kelly:. on June 15, 2009, 10:30:23 PM

Hi Kelly, I've Just Started Parkour too, and the Soreness is the worst when you're just starting out. I couldn't Walk one day after practicing Long Precision Jumps. Also Take my Advice, Start from the Basics and Be safe. I did a High Jump from a tree and thought everything was great, until the landing, I messed up the Roll and Totally Messed up my Shoulder along with it. Been a few days since then and It still hurts a little. Learn from me and Start on the Ground, with the Basics. 

and Parkour is Super fun, Don't you Just Love it.....

;D thanks for the advice, but don't worry (to much). From all the video's I've watched and all the posts I've read, it's clear to me that mastering the basics and working on ground level is best for a beginner like me. I don't have anyone around my area to teach me parkour so I have no intention to do anything dangerous unless I'm certain I can pull it off. Luckily I had done martial arts a year ago (before it got expensive and had to quit) and the rolls were pretty similar. Though it still feels weird, so I have to practice it more.

I hope your shoulder gets better! ;3
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Post by: Fatalsyn on June 16, 2009, 01:51:22 AM
Hey there, I'm Benjamin and I'm From Oregon. I'm pretty new to parkour but have acrobatic and free climbing background.
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Post by: James Draveling on June 16, 2009, 07:04:27 AM
Hey, I'm James. I'm fourteen years old and will be fifteen in August. I live in Eastern Michigan, sortof near Mikado (more west of it), but I'll be moving to Washington very soon.. I don't know if there is anyone else doing parkour in my area. I just started learning about parkour, and I have a broken arm, so I haven't been able to do anything but read and watch videos. I'm really looking forward to trying parkour out once I'm better. Sitting around inside doing nothing for weeks sucks, so be careful!
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Post by: Seth C on June 16, 2009, 07:07:25 AM
Heya! I am Seth Cloud from South Dakota. Just started parkour, but nobody around here does it, unfortunately. Hope I will be doing this for along time.  ;D
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Post by: Shawn Meilicke on June 16, 2009, 09:06:30 AM

Hi Kelly, I've Just Started Parkour too, and the Soreness is the worst when you're just starting out. I couldn't Walk one day after practicing Long Precision Jumps. Also Take my Advice, Start from the Basics and Be safe. I did a High Jump from a tree and thought everything was great, until the landing, I messed up the Roll and Totally Messed up my Shoulder along with it. Been a few days since then and It still hurts a little. Learn from me and Start on the Ground, with the Basics. 

and Parkour is Super fun, Don't you Just Love it.....

;D thanks for the advice, but don't worry (to much). From all the video's I've watched and all the posts I've read, it's clear to me that mastering the basics and working on ground level is best for a beginner like me. I don't have anyone around my area to teach me parkour so I have no intention to do anything dangerous unless I'm certain I can pull it off. Luckily I had done martial arts a year ago (before it got expensive and had to quit) and the rolls were pretty similar. Though it still feels weird, so I have to practice it more.

I hope your shoulder gets better! ;3


you guys shouldnt jump from above chest height for two months

thats what ive been told MANY MANY TIMES (sometimes i get a year too...)
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Post by: Trey from NOLA on June 16, 2009, 08:06:53 PM
Hey I'm Trey from Louisiana. I'm a lone traceur and have been slacking off due to lack of obstacles in my area(well thats my excuse, I know I should just get creative). I think I need to find someone else who does parkour in Louisiana to help motivate me. If you live here and are also looking for someone to train with, then just tell me. :)
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Post by: Majincob on June 16, 2009, 08:53:10 PM
Hey, I'm majincob. I live in Brownstown, Indiana and I have no idea if anyone practices PK around here or not (I think some people up in Indianapolis do, but that's a two hour drive.) I'm 29 and have been wanting to get fit and when I saw Casino Royale I thought "man that would be so awesome to be able to just run around like that", but I had no idea PK was something people did until I watched the extras on the Paul Blart: Mall Cop DVD. After some initial research into parkour philosophy I find that it gels with me and I'm excited to learn more about it and to start training.
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Post by: Songdog on June 17, 2009, 03:54:33 AM
Helloooo, everyone...

I am from the middle of New York, and I am starting from nothing!  heh...

I know of a couple people practicing around here, but i don't know who they are.  :P
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Post by: cubeddude9913 on June 17, 2009, 07:35:06 PM
hey colton here. new to parkour down in frederick county md. trying to start a gruop using dynamics of parkour free running and tricking but  parkour led me to all the other kings of movment. definatly something i was meant to learn after so many trips to mcdanial college and VT salil from primal fitness sent me here looks like this something totally amazing looking forward to it and trying to start a decent sized group here with my local buds, open to any advice on getting started and organizing the group. been up my butt a few times with researching this art and philosiphy and i will be PARKOUR!
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Post by: oxyjohn on June 17, 2009, 11:00:58 PM
Hey everyone.  John here.  I'm from northern California, and I like to move.
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Post by: THEHELPERS on June 18, 2009, 08:55:03 AM
sup... my names ben or THEHELPERS and i live in glenwood springs colorado and i love to do parkour  ;D
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Post by: THEHELPERS on June 18, 2009, 08:56:53 AM
im a noob :P
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Post by: velarplosive on June 20, 2009, 09:43:53 AM
Hello to all.

Newbie here from Orlando, FL. I was mildly into parkour a couple of years ago, but I never trained as seriously as I wanted to. I'm determined to put in more time and effort; I definitely want parkour to be a part of my routine.

Other passions of mine include fencing, linguistics and [appreciating] street art.

-Keyon
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Post by: Andrew Stockton on June 20, 2009, 03:59:54 PM
Hi! I'm Hesh from Philadelphia. Just discovered Parkour, and it totally fits my philosophy in life: pure simplicity. I'm literally starting out (today), but I look forward to hanging out with you all and getting better.
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Post by: Videoboy88 on June 20, 2009, 05:38:48 PM
Hi,

I'm new here.  I just learned about parkour and it sounds like the sport for me.
I'm an expert on forums, but brand new to parkour, so if I ask something stupid, please forgive me.  If you ever find my username on the internet, except yahoo, it is always me.  BTW, I live in the middle of nowhere so I can't train very much. Any ideas?
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Post by: S3phirby on June 20, 2009, 09:34:41 PM
Heya I'm S3phirby I'm a noob and i live down in El Paso texas. Not to many people down here practicing...
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Post by: red7bravo on June 22, 2009, 03:51:18 PM
Just saying hi, from NC.

Nobody special, always learning.

Thanks.

John.
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Post by: Elektrik on June 23, 2009, 04:32:45 PM
im ELektriK as you can see. I train with... no1! im a pioneer traceur in my area and no one accepts the practice at all
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Post by: Free runner Chris on June 23, 2009, 05:32:02 PM
hey guys... im chris and i love to run... i've been watching vidio's of parkour's and free runners for a while now and i thought it was really cool and decided i would like to try... well... see-ya around =-)
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Post by: John Moran on June 24, 2009, 07:27:58 PM
hey everyone out there. my name is john, and im from a small town called whitmore lake in the great lake state, michigan. im new to parkour, been watching videos on youtube for about a yesr now and i was looking for people in the are-a. incase you are wonderin , whitmore lake is north of ann arbor ( GO BLUE) and south of brighton. see ya.
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Post by: Rebecca D. on June 25, 2009, 01:32:00 PM
Hey, I'm Rebecca/Becca I'm new here and I've known about parkour for a while now but I am just starting to get out there and try some because of obstacles =S I live in the central part of New York state, not too many people practicing here...not very fun. Open to any tips on training, nutrtion or anything else like that. Thanks..um..message me sumtime or something
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Post by: Alpharius120 on June 26, 2009, 04:51:50 PM
Hello, I'm Tad, also known as Alpharius120. I've been doing Parkour for around two days and have no one to train with. I live in Eagan, MN, so if you're in a 14-17 age group and live there, hit me up!
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Post by: yougotkicked on June 27, 2009, 09:45:02 PM
hey all, i'm Kai but my web moniker is an ironicaly long yougotkicked,  i live up in minneapolis and my trolling tells me there's a decent sized parkour scene up here. im turning 17 soon and have been doing Parkour for about 5 days now but im picking it up fast (i think) because i have 6-7 years of traditional martial arts training that i think will realy be a big help.  i hope to go pretty far in this sport and plan on being an active part of this community as well.  fingers crossed, arms sore, knee's bleeding, Kai.
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Post by: Ditz on June 30, 2009, 07:26:23 PM
Yo Yo Yo its the Ditz masta
i live in Brooklyn NY ima a beginner if u wanna jam send me a msg(I do parkour)
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Post by: David Johnson on June 30, 2009, 11:58:58 PM
Just want to say, Welcome to all of you posting here! Good luck training!
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Post by: lios on July 01, 2009, 03:33:51 PM
beh bonjour les gens, lios, p'tit français en vadrouille, je trace depuis 4 mois, voilouuuu ^^
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Post by: TheApple on July 01, 2009, 04:21:30 PM
Hey, I'm pretty new to this forum and the whole Parkour/Free Running scene.
Let's see...I'm Robert, livin' in 928 (Flgastaff, AZ). Doesn't seem like there are too many others in the area...
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Post by: Patrick Shaffer on July 01, 2009, 09:19:24 PM
Hello all

New here im in tampa florida and there is little to no PK scene here! Im one of the few

if anyone knows of anything here let me know
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Post by: Thorbalthorak on July 02, 2009, 06:27:46 AM
Hi guys,

I live in Wisconsin and looking for people to talk PK with.

Thanks
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Post by: Carissa V on July 03, 2009, 10:20:25 AM
My name is Carissa and I recently started parkour.

I'm from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

I enjoy Kong Vaults, the letter Q, and running around being somewhat insane.
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Post by: peakpk26 on July 03, 2009, 12:43:07 PM
Hey my name is Brian,

  I trained parkour pretty regularly for a few years, then life started getting in the way.  Now I am living in Eastern Oregon and trying to get my 25 year old body back into Traceur shape.  I am not officially with any team or group, and I train mostly by myself owing to my location being a suburb just outside B.F.E.
  If any one is ever near Ontario or Vale Oregon, hit me up, and we will go jam.
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Post by: Excalibur25 on July 04, 2009, 02:51:26 PM
Hello the names Israel from The Rio Grande Valley in Texas. It'd be cool if I find other people here in the valley to speak the pakour with. It's really hot here..
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Post by: SilentCircus on July 04, 2009, 11:08:12 PM
Hey, I'm Rachel, some call me Silent.
I'm a total newbie to parkour, but I'm really intent on learning.
I'm aware that my town isn't the best for parkour training, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.
Nice to meet everyone.
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Post by: Guffaw on July 05, 2009, 09:27:50 AM
Hi my Nickname is Guffaw, i live in New Hampshire. I have been training for a long time, and i will get better in the up coming year.
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Post by: SiliconArmor on July 05, 2009, 05:23:04 PM
Greetings and Salutations.

My name is Lex, and I live in the SW corner of Michigan. The town I live in doesn't really seem to have andy really good places for parkour, but that's cause I've only been looking at it through the mind of a zombie apocalypse survivalist. >.>

I'm a complete and total n00b as to parkour, though I do have lots of experience of running an jumping off tall things just for the hell of it. I am currently trying to master the basic roll, so if anyone's got some tips, plox PM me with them so's I don't end up busting a leg.
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Post by: Zeplike92 on July 06, 2009, 12:41:59 PM
hey there, I'm Ethan. im 17 and trying to get into parkour. I figured this would be the best place to start. Im from Illinois near the Missouri border. I live in the middle of no-where in the woods and i am a noob in parkour. So if any has any tips for a begginer who lives basically in a forest, that'd be great 
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Post by: Cameron Scott on July 06, 2009, 12:54:15 PM
I didn't start here, but I've only been on the forums for a couple weeks so I guess it's no problem.   ;)

I'm Cameron from Washington, DC.  I've been training parkour for 6 weeks now with the folks at Primal Fitness.  Starting to get outside a bit with Johnny Le and others. 
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Post by: sandstormkat on July 06, 2009, 03:21:14 PM
Hi. My name's Sandi, and I'm a 16 year old from Portland, OR.
I'm completely new to this.
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Post by: Hunter23 on July 06, 2009, 04:49:05 PM
hey everyone my name is Hunter and I am in Medford Oregon and have been doing parkour for a couple years
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Post by: Nesera on July 07, 2009, 06:48:04 AM
Hey, I'm new!

I live in the Summerville area of South Carolina.

I haven't started PK yet but I am looking into starting. For now, though, I have to get in shape so i'm trying to concentrate on that for the time being.
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Post by: Jacob Carter on July 07, 2009, 03:19:40 PM
hu im jacob i just started practicing parkour a few months ago and have made some good progress i live in NE ohio if anyone wants to get together and do something
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Post by: Mattok1 on July 10, 2009, 02:33:48 PM
Don't think I've posted here yet... Name's Matthew, live in Collinsville, OK. Just tryin to get started in Parkour
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Post by: skiblits on July 10, 2009, 08:47:43 PM
Hi,
Skiblits from Royal Oak, Mich. here.
Started practicing about a year ago. Busted my ankle putting a dead dog in a freezer at work (Worked at a veterinary office). Stopped practicing after that since I couldn't do anything fun. Just started back up within the past few days.
I do a variety of holistic animal care for a living.
I don't know anyone who does anything like this near me or on the net, so I am definitely looking forward to meeting some people and making some friends.
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Post by: Sexypants on July 11, 2009, 08:24:20 PM
Names Mike, AKA sexypants. I live in edinburg, Texas. ITs about 6miles from Mcallen texas, and an hour from the border.
I only started doing this about a week ago, and im looking for people to train with. So hit me up if you live near me! Peace
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Post by: JosephW on July 11, 2009, 09:22:35 PM
Hello. My name is Joseph. I just started with Parkour and I figured I should join the community so I can learn more and find out if there are others in my area doing Parkour. I live in New York.
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Post by: aaronfors on July 12, 2009, 12:12:31 PM
Hiya all. Names Aaron Fors. I hail from the scorching *mildly scorching* deserts of palmdale, CA

I am a 20 year old professional actor.

I grew up doing stunt-work, and studying martial arts, archery, boxing, weapon training. lots of fun. However I really wish I had had the opportunity to study gymnastics growing up, and really push my body to its absolute limits.


I've spent the last 5 months transforming myself as forcibly as I can manage.

The differences I have experienced as I improve have been so vast, that to a high functioning autistic like myself, who never thought he'd be able to zip up a coat *blasted zippers!* It totally almost feels like gaining super powers. The stronger, faster and more agile I become however, the more astonished I am by all of the savvy things I Cannot yet do. I intend to really take my training to the next level. Anyone who would care to join me, either through my updates here, by offering wisdom and advice, or meeting up for jam sessions. I look forward to meeting you all. B)
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Post by: comewhatmay302 on July 12, 2009, 07:31:46 PM
Hey, my name's Lauren.  I'm a 17 year-old (soon to be 18) who lives in lovely ol' Maine.  Although, actually... I'll be going to college in Rochester, NY come fall and I'm hoping to be able to start training while there.  I found someone to train me here in Maine, but we actually lost touch, and I'd like to begin again.

So.. yeah... hi!
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Post by: MrYuck on July 13, 2009, 12:05:03 PM
Hello, my name's Dan, and I'm just starting out (both here at APK and with parkour in general). I live in Bala Cynwyd, which is a suburb of Philly (northwest of the city, on the other side of Fairmount park). So...anyone willing to train with a complete beginner in decent shape, let me know. Cool.
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Post by: DReed94 on July 13, 2009, 08:22:05 PM
Hello! I'm new to free running and currently a moderate in parkour. I'm 15, live in ohio and like challenges. I start training soon but first I'd like tips from some pros... Got any? If so, send me a private message or E-mail me at DReed94@gmail.com
Thanks!
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Post by: Stephen Klukas on July 13, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
Hey! I'm Stephen K.
I'm from Longview, WA
I'm 20 years old
I've been practicing for only a few weeks and look forward to any insight I can receive.

Other things about me:
I'm a musician (bass, guitars, percussion)
I have an AAS degree in Audio Engineering

I look forward to connecting with you all!
Title: Newbie alert
Post by: Ekotar on July 14, 2009, 02:30:23 PM
hello, I'm Eric and i'm a young traceur (13) who is really just beginning (try two days ago), and I don't have anyone to train with currently.

besides parkour i love speedcubing.
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Post by: RaWDiZzle90 on July 14, 2009, 06:54:29 PM
Wasssupppp..Im a 19 year old....black college student...attending Lindenwood University.. I did some free running before and i can do a lot of different flips. I like to try shit so let me know if anybody wants to get together one day. (if your close to me).   

My advice to backflip rookies..is to start in a gym, on a mattress, or trampoline. Maybe a sandbox . But make sure somebody is with you.
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Post by: Dutch Self on July 15, 2009, 12:02:42 PM
Hey APK, My name is Dutch, I live in Phoenix, AZ (where it is hot as balls right now, btw) and I'm brand new to the practice of parkour. As far as standard issue tech.'s go, I feel I've gotten landing and rolling down pat, but I'm having trouble locating anywhere to train other things. I'd really like to work on my climbing, vaulting, and jumping abilities, but...well there doesn't seem to be much around my area. It might be easier if I could drive, but...that defeats the purpose, right? :)
Anyhow...what I want to ask is, what should I look for in a training spot? In my mind, a place with nice cushy grass would be ideal (with small walls or rails or stairs and whatnot to play on..) but this being the middle of the barren wasteland that is hell, it's kinda hard to find that sometimes, especially around my area, which is pretty much smack dab in the middle of phoenix (ish).
So any advice on what to look for, or what to practice past landings and rolls? Any strength and conditioning exercises for someone who's in not TOO terrible of shape? :)
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Post by: Geoffrey Gonzales on July 15, 2009, 07:30:09 PM
Im from LA and I make movies.
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Post by: Brian J on July 16, 2009, 08:59:37 AM
Hey, what's up? I'm completely new to parkour. I got into it after watching a group of ppl play tag at Kids Kove(sp?) at the civic center. I have jumping down and had it down before i even knew about parkour. Had a few injuries after i jumped off of a few things low to the ground and landed wrong. I'm currently working on getting back in shape as I havent rly worked out since the relay for life and that was almost 2 months ago.

Im from Kingsley, MI(pretty much one of the biggest redneck towns in my part of MI next to buckley). I am 16 years old.
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Post by: Aym on July 18, 2009, 02:30:51 PM
my name is joel aka Aym. I reside in Canon City colorado. I've been practicing parkour for about two weeks now, and am really excited that I found this site. It's great to be a part of this amazing community. peace and love!
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Post by: Kitch23x32 on July 18, 2009, 04:49:39 PM
 Wassup USA Runners.

 Im James B.K.A. Kitch, Im A New Runner Looking For Others In My Area.
           Muskegon/Kalamazoo, Michigan

I Got The Basics of It All I Just Need Work On Tumbling. Looking Forward To Posting Some Vids In The Future.
          TTYG Later Peace ;D
 
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Post by: Carrottop234 on July 19, 2009, 08:30:30 PM
hey im new on here

i just started doing parkour like a year ago but i really got into it about 3 years ago
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Post by: Aleckai on July 20, 2009, 12:35:20 PM
Hey what's up fellow jumpers!! Aleckai here from Arcadia, CA. Looking forward to jumpin with all ya guys and gals!   :)
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Post by: model7500 on July 21, 2009, 09:53:25 AM
Hey, I'm Ian
Kouts, IN
Been doing heavy weight training for 6 years till I got tendinitos.  Switched to bodyweight exercises and am starting to take up Parkour and Yoga to add some change to my routine.  Anyone in the area who wants to train a greenie gimmie a shout.
iryuken@yahoo.com
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Post by: Dean94 on July 21, 2009, 12:36:33 PM
 Hello I'm brand new to parkour i'm eager to learn something and i have a LONG way to go before i can say i'm a trickster any help would be appreciated
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Post by: HollyWoodAPK on July 21, 2009, 10:13:27 PM
Hey Whats Up The Name Is Wayne Creech but EveryBody Just Callz me HollyWood...im from Miami Florida Originally but im from a military family so i reside in Russell Springs i just started doing parkour but i learn quick, i try to get everybody in my small town to try it but they think its stupid but hey i try...im a senior in high school umm dont know what else to put so just yeah HI everybody
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Post by: Halt on July 23, 2009, 10:43:00 AM
HI...I am new here...I am looking to get into parkour/freerunning but I live in a small town that I just moved to...anyone know any good places around Clarkston, WA??? Or anyone who would help me get started???

-Halt
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Post by: EricFrey on July 23, 2009, 03:30:22 PM
Hello everyone.  I'm Eric.  33 years young from Tucson, AZ.  I've studied karate and kendo, and over the course of the last year and a half have been naturally gravitating to adding more and more parkour into my training.  It started out just doing a few vaults while out on my daily jogs to keep it interesting, and lately I'm focusing more and more on building skill in a variety of techniques and "feeling the flow".  I look forward to interacting with everyone on APK.

And like Dutch from Phoenix above said, it is really hot here right now.  Scorched my hands practicing underbars the other day and took that as a sign to go in the shade and practice rolling, lol.
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Post by: Tresrr on July 24, 2009, 12:34:08 PM
Hey im Eric im from Monument Colorado a real small town so theres not to many of us around here
Um ive only been at this for maybe 5 or 6 months and im not the greatest but i do get around
I got 2 or 3 friends and we're trying to start up a club at our skool
Im 16 and prolly the oldest one in our little group anything tht could help would be greatly appreciated cuz im still sorta new to this
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Post by: Hannah L on July 27, 2009, 05:55:19 AM
Hey All! :)
I'm Hannah L from Allentown, PA and I'm brand new to parkour.  I've been training for about 3-4 weeks now, with a couple of other new traceuses and traceurs from the area and Adam McC from Urban Current.
I'm a former dancer and a softball player.
I love the parkour philosophy and mindset, and the community here is great!
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Post by: Master of Exodus on July 27, 2009, 07:26:39 PM
Just Started learning looking for some ppl to train with im all alone here in North Kansas City so anyone around Winnetonka or The Islander Hit me up at Reysspiral@yahoo.com
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Post by: SRV on July 29, 2009, 03:26:01 AM
My names Steven and im fairly new to this but im learning...I also play guitar a lot and i am currently in college.
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Post by: REI on July 29, 2009, 10:11:11 AM
SUP MY NAMES CRAIG
HERE IS ME AND MY FRIEND BRYAN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGmQfIw0FiA
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Post by: akumaking on July 30, 2009, 06:55:11 AM
Hello my name is Jake, unfortunately I live in the rural state of Kentucky, where there is no where to train, I have however begun the process of getting a local team together for some interesting video shoots that we will post once we get them all finished and edited if anyone knows where Murray State University is give me a shout, thats where I am
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Post by: Openmindz on July 30, 2009, 08:35:04 AM
Hi my name is adam im kinda new at parkour learning the ropes I live in glenwood springs Colorado I love the sport and I have Friends to do it with......
Title: Hey folks
Post by: TraceurWannabe on July 30, 2009, 11:47:46 PM
The name's Jake, aka Fogo.
I do Capoeira, and I want to learn Parkour.
I live in Springfield, Illinois.
I have no idea where to practice, because there are no places to practice. All the parks have calf high obstacles, at best.
Any suggestions?
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Post by: Entity Elite on July 31, 2009, 11:19:14 AM
Hey people  ;) I'm Gabriel. I'n 13 almost 14 and live in Houston, Texas. I play Football, and do MMA. I have come to discover Parkour, and I love it  :)
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Post by: Nate Cottle on August 01, 2009, 07:33:53 AM
Hello all!
My name is Nate Cottle
I'm 15 years old
I live in Lake Oswego/Portland/tigard area (almost in the middle of all three, if thats possible)
I have been conditioning for Parkour for about a year now, but recently just got started in actually participating in it.
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Post by: Ozzi on August 01, 2009, 12:57:30 PM
Hey guys, welcome to APK, hope you find the site fun and useful.
Title: Norcross Lilburn SIngle traceur
Post by: CAMeron LOew on August 01, 2009, 05:09:14 PM
My name is cameron and i live in the norcross lilburn norcross area on th outskirt of atlanta GA. SOphmore and need some one to help me out. i am pretty good but still....... ???
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Post by: MarcusF on August 02, 2009, 08:17:34 AM
Hi, I'm marcus  8)
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Post by: William Dula on August 02, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
Hey im Will (call me Dula everyone does)

loc: STL

I have been interested in parkour since i was 12 and have now decided to start training
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Remington Robey on August 03, 2009, 12:51:13 PM
Hey guys whats up. My name is Remington. I am from Columbus, Ohio. I like to do most things. I am just getting started into parkour. So far it has been great.
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Post by: southernboy100890 on August 04, 2009, 08:25:40 AM
what up yall names brandon go by trane  im from pendleton indiana and me and a couple of buddies just got into this thing so any advice is great
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Post by: Vulpes Vulpes on August 04, 2009, 11:25:38 AM
Hey everyone,

   I am new to Parkour, and just getting Started. Just saying Hey, Thanks for Having me... ohh Yeah and I am from the great mountains of Colorado!!!
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Post by: mmarable on August 06, 2009, 04:24:18 PM
yo, this is morgan from franklin, TN!! i'm also new to parkour, but learning fast!
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Post by: Stephenie Strode on August 06, 2009, 05:05:20 PM
Stephenie, born in San Diego, currently located in Sahuarita, Arizona.
I don't have any training buddies currently, but am planning a trip up to Tucson to work with some college students there.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: avery81 on August 06, 2009, 06:47:58 PM
Hey guys im Avery, im sorta new to the parkour thing. If anyone has any tips that would be great.
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Post by: dilet2e on August 06, 2009, 06:49:33 PM
Oops, I've posted in several other threads, just noticed this one. :-[

Very new, but I've practiced once with Madparkour, woo hoo!
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Post by: jarcothe1 on August 06, 2009, 07:06:01 PM
whats up guys This is Josh From Team Joke-

we are based out of Holland, MI.

Been trainning for about 8 months

trained with Team Frocus based out of GR

and we are plannning a Jam soon in GR! with Team Focus and other trasuers!

our Team Joke youtube site is here

http://www.youtube.com/jarcothe1

and our Facebook site is here

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/West-Olive-MI/Team-Joke/77284147394?ref=ts

Josh is planning to be at the 2009 Michigan National Jam with the APK!

Josh From Team Joke.
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Post by: Crytical on August 07, 2009, 09:41:09 PM
Names Jordan, living in bellevue nebraska. brand new to this. off to college soon. hopefully will be able to learn quick and train with others in my area.
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Post by: Mooglocobo on August 08, 2009, 06:26:46 PM
Hey,

It's Bill from Aero.
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Post by: chas1 on August 08, 2009, 07:38:11 PM
hey ,
my names chas and i live in westminster MD, brand new any advice?
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Post by: TheJoker1888 on August 08, 2009, 09:45:02 PM
Hey. Name is Dustin, AKA the Joker. New to Parkour. Never really known a whole lot about it until recently when a friend of mine told me that he had been into it awhile and he gave me some info on it. So now I'm wanting to get into Parkour as much as I can. On here to learn as much as I can as well as see if I can find any people in my area ta give me some help.

Name: Dustin

Call Sign: The Joker

Age: 20

Sport(s): Paintball

Location: Texas, Longview
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Post by: XindestructibleX on August 10, 2009, 04:46:47 PM
 whats up my name is phil im 20yrs old just started doing parkour. i also aggressive inline. but lately all i want to do is parkour i live in the st.louis area looking for some poeple to meet that does parkour
message me if you close to my area
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Post by: Jake Mathew on August 12, 2009, 06:35:34 AM
Hey guys, my name's Jake. I'm from Baltimore, Maryland. Have a few buddies to run with but just found a group here in Baltimore, and a lot of the members are here on APK. Looks like there's a lot to learn here, i'll see you guys around the forum.
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Post by: Jmarvel on August 12, 2009, 08:21:56 AM
I'm Jerry, I've been training for a couple of weeks on my own. Met with a group for the first time in Houston on Saturday. I have no idea if the guys I met with are on this site.  ???
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Post by: Ditch on August 12, 2009, 11:11:44 AM
Hi. My name's Dan, though I often go by Ditch. I'm not too picky towards what ya call me.

So I first heard about parkour maybe 2 years ago and after looking into it some it peaked my interest. I just hadn't found the time to dedicate towards it, so I put it off. Well I've been realizing that if I put things off for too long I'll loose the opportunity, so while I'm still young I'm gonna be giving it a try.

I live in Petaluma, California and attend the Santa Rosa Jr. College. I've seen that there's a small group there in Santa Rosa; perhaps some time I will meet up with a few of them.

I've never done "parkour" but I enjoy moving about in my own way. If there's a short wall or a ditch where the path goes 10 feet to the side, I'll usually just go over it. After reading the first page of, "How do I get started," I've realized that many of the vaults and jumps I've already done, just in a slightly different way that I've come up with on my own. I can see the improvements in the way the tutorial explains, and plan to make those adjustments the next time I go running and jumping around (I wouldn't call what I do parkour quite yet).

I started practicing rolls, and though easy to get the basic gist, I can see I'll need to work on them. I can really feel how rolling is useful, not to mention it's damn fun.

I'll need to get an exercise program down. I see there's plenty of resources here on what's recommended, so I'll be reading through that. I shouldn't have too much trouble committing 5 hours a week towards workout, hopefully more.

Other than that, I'm kinda nerdy (that being an severe understatement). My other hobbies include computer gaming/repair/building/tweaking, robotics - mostly combat robots like what used to be on TV (I run the Robotics Club on campus), and scootering - yes I ride razor scooters, but I ride them hard enough that I've snapped them in half 4 times now. I enjoy rock climbing and fishing, though my opportunities for each are usually limited.

Well that's probably more than enough of an introduction. I'll refrain from telling my life story. I'm happy to find myself here, and you'll probably see me around.
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Post by: barefootkitty on August 12, 2009, 08:59:12 PM
I'm Kat, and i'm from southern California.
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Post by: Brian Doyle on August 14, 2009, 03:44:35 PM
Hi, It's Brian!

Location: Oshkosh, WI

As far as I know I am the only freerunner/traceur in my city.
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Post by: C.T. on August 16, 2009, 05:29:18 PM
    Hey guys, I just moved here from Naperville, IL (suburb of Chicago) and I've been training off and on for the past 2 years, more on than off this last year.
    I just arrived last night at 8:30, and I don't know anyone here haha. I'll be a freshman at UHM this fall so if anyone is in that area I'd love to have a few people to go out and train with 3 or 4 times a week.
    I'd like to go out and train some this week, so if you want to show me around the spots a little shoot me a message. Evenings will probably work best because I have freshman orientation during the day. See you around
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Post by: jstreeter on August 17, 2009, 10:23:30 AM
Hey my name is Josh From Janesville wisconsin and im brand spanking new to parkour and i hope i can learn a lot here also i think parkour will be a usefull skill to evade zombies during the zombie appocolypse

other hobbies of mine include world war 2 reenacting gladiator reenacting and gaming and some dnd on the side
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Post by: Heliotrope on August 17, 2009, 01:09:07 PM
Hi I'm very new at parkour and want to learn more.  I live in Pottstown and am looking for traceurs to train with
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Post by: Crissstar on August 19, 2009, 10:17:01 AM
Hello,
I'm Criss, I'm from Salt Lake City Utah.

I'm just starting to get back into free running, my brother has had me doing it from a very young age and not until recently did I realize that it is such a big thing among so many people. I'm just starting to train again and I can't wait to go to some parkour jams if they come to my area.

Stay Strong,
Criss
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Post by: Seanort on August 19, 2009, 11:55:46 AM
Hey, I'm Sean from West Chicago, IL, and I have been practicing parkour for about a year now. While my friends and I have made some great progress so far, I still find much trouble with rolling from heights and precision jumps. I hope to continue my activity in the world around me, learn all I can, and pass on whatever knowledge I can. If anybody is in the Chicago suburbs and needs some people to train with, my buddies and I will help you out, the group we've set up here is getting quite good and we'll help all we can. It'll be fun learning from you guys here!
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Post by: CJrunner on August 20, 2009, 06:55:03 AM
wassup, my name is Cacidy AKA Cjrunner ;D

i just might be the youngest person here probably not.  I haven't really looked, but just so everyone knows i am only 13.
I love jumping off thing, i am fairly good at climbing up almost anything.  I also love heights(don't know if thats spelled right).
unfortunately i live in Ithaca,NY and there aren't many places to do any real running climbing or jumping lol so if anyone knows of any places near here that i could practice on that would be great!!!!

oh i also have several friends who might be joining.  we are all very interested in Parkour but are sorta new so we will be training a lot, and watching all the vids.
if anyone lives near by we would be thrilled to meet, train and learn if you are interested. :) :) :)

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Post by: Courtney Powell on August 20, 2009, 12:29:03 PM
courtney from sacramento parkour.
15, female.
currently injured and getting physical therapy for my shoulder(s).
i don't know if i'll come here that often, i'm usually on the sfparkour and sacpk forums, so we'll see i guess.
I started practicing in nov 08, then ran into track season and injuries so i stopped.
i have a background in track(discus, hurdles, long jump, 400m, distance) and water polo.
been climbing things since i was a baby. out of my crib, into trees, into closets, on roofs, over walls, on top of playgrounds...
i saw a video about parkour and thought, well THAT looks fun.
so here i am.
hi.
:)
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Post by: up is down on August 20, 2009, 12:34:14 PM
Hey guys,

I'm Kyle. I'm not really new, I guess, as I know most of the DC guys, and met a bunch of the Marylanders recently. They're all pretty awesome. (Baltimore's got some niice spots). I always want to meet new people with new ideas about l'art du déplacement.

I love to train on anything that is 1) mostly sturdy and 2) in my way. Especially if it is unusual and difficult.
Weird angles are awesome. So are tricks that toss physicists' assumptions right back in their faces.


It's funny; we ask "How long have you been doing parkour?" and the usual answer ranges from a couple of months to a decade or so, but really all of the movements we do in parkour are techniques we learned before our (I dunno, say...) 5th birthday. With the exception of the QM, of course, which we all mastered way early :P
So I say I've been doing parkour before I could speak. I mean, I don't actually say that, but we all kinda have that history of just needing to move around, right? It's that kid coming out, but now being able to understand the discipline and an underlying philosophy, we're just old (and maybe smarter?) kids. With cities instead of the living room table.
So then I think it's the terrain that changes, while the art of movement evolves with it. If, then, it is only about how one moves from spot A to spot B, then these variables can be anything, as long as parkour lives.


Basically, parkour is great.
Later

P.S sweet - I'm a European Rabbit! (forum rank)
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Post by: camway on August 21, 2009, 09:29:07 AM
Hi, I'm Camway AKA BeBop

I live in Detroit Michigan
I pratice everytime i get a chance

My Hobbies are training, anime and training
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Post by: Dan Sims on August 21, 2009, 04:11:35 PM
Hey,

Just joined APK, but I'm not new to parkour. I started last summer ('08) and have been trying to look for a local group. Dayton, OH.

I enjoy running, training, video games, internets, stuffs like that.
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Post by: ParkourMom on August 23, 2009, 09:23:32 PM
Hello all!
I am Angela Brannon from Douglasville, Georgia.  I am the team mom for Team Avian and the token "grownup" (what they don't know won't hurt them!!) for West Atlanta Parkour and Freerunning. I am helping a great group of kids from Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville that have a vision for their community.  They are not only bringing an awareness of parkour to our area, but also working to construct a new section in a local park as a community service project.   It will be a Fitness and Agility park that can serve not only traceurs/traceuses, but also the JROTC and local military recruiters, the Boy Scouts, local law enforcement agencies, and any interested citizens who want to work out in the park. 

When we received the promise of land to build on, it came with the stipulation that we broaden the scope of the project to include other community groups.  We are especially excited about the prospect of having young adults and law enforcement officers working out and having fun together in a casual atmosphere. 

It will be so awesome if we can use parkour as the catalyst to bring the community together to do something positive for our youth!!

(I now relenquish my soapbox....)
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Post by: Blankenship on August 25, 2009, 10:56:04 AM
Hey I'm Blankenship and I'm , of course, new to Parkour.
I liive in Athens, WV.
And like most new people I would love to find some others to pratice with so that I'm not doing evrything alone.
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Post by: Toast86 on August 27, 2009, 08:31:18 AM
Hello, my name is Mitch aka Toast and by posting here it means i'm new to parkour.  Currently i'm still doig the work outs to get in shape and build up some muscle and speed to do some of the lifts and vaults, but i got the rolling down.  I hope to gain plenty of knowledge and skill during the lurning curve.  So I'll be frequently visiting. And hopefully I can get my friends to join me in this endevor.

Until the next time
                  Toast
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Post by: Jacee on August 27, 2009, 08:30:19 PM
Hello everyone.  My name is Brendon.  Some of my friends call me Jacee.  I am from Miramar Florida which is smack dab right in between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. I am very new to Parkour but am not new to climbing, running or martial arts.  I did Tae Kwon Do, and Aikido when I was younger (a very long time ago) and currently do Commando Krav Maga.  I am always trying to find ways to further develop myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have had an interest in Parkour for a while but have never had the opportunity to dedicate time to it.  (college, crazy work hours, married life, CKM)  I hope to meet some individuals that are in the South Florida area who I can train with and learn from.  I lurked on this forum for a while and now that I am registered, expect me to be here frequently.
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Post by: Onyx {Velazquez} on August 27, 2009, 08:44:58 PM
Hello everyone!
Im Nick Velazquez and I live in San Diego but I am about to move up to San Jose. I havent been doing PK for long but I find it very enjoying. I learned about PK and FRing from my rollerbladeing friends. I like PK more because it is more accesible and not banned in as many places. (I hate those stupid no skating sings...) Im planning on showing up at Balbola someday soon. I hope that I can get connected here.
Peace out
        ~Onyx
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Post by: Stompy on August 28, 2009, 09:29:25 AM
Hi everyone!

My name is Dave, I'm from Northfield, MN.  Been practicing for about a month or so, and I dragged a co-worker along to train with me.  Mostly so someone would be available to call the paramedics in case I had an oops.  :-)  He's the one with the hair in my videos. 

Grant (LOTRFreak993) saw one of my vids on YouTube and made me come visit.  I actually registered here back when I first started because it was a great place to learn how to begin, but I never posted.  I might not be very active on the forums, but I'll try.
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Post by: NSpindel on August 30, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
WHOOPS! haha forgot to post here first, anyway i dont think its a huge deal.  hi im Nathan Spindel from central VA. hope to do some tricking with some of you!
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Post by: jumper100 on August 30, 2009, 05:03:12 PM
 8)Hey i'm Mike or jumper100 i just got started doing parkour and I am planning to get pretty goo I hope.
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Post by: TheWielder on August 31, 2009, 04:25:44 PM
Hey, name's Wielder. As you've obviously assumed, I'm looking to get into Parkour. A Few things:
I live in Arizona. If you do too, let me know!
I use "Wielder" all over the net. If you see someone on some site with "Wielder" in the name, it's likely me.
I've got a couple of friends who're also looking to get into parkour, one of whom has just created an account here as well (I'll try to get him to post here).

Yup... That's about it.
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Post by: dracos_king on September 01, 2009, 06:26:38 AM
Hey I'm Dracos_king I live in Anthem Arizona
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Post by: Austin F on September 01, 2009, 01:32:36 PM
Hey all, I'm Austin and I'm from Hackettstown New Jersey.
Complete novice in parkour, just started training last week. I'm always looking for advice and working daily so you may see me asking for help and form critique
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Post by: Warren McCann on September 02, 2009, 01:36:24 AM
Hello from Charlottesville, VA. Not sure where that is?....3 hrs south of DC.

Bored 42 y.o. looking for a new way to stay fit and have fun. Just discovered Parkour. Interested in meeting others for training.
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Post by: axewarrior20 on September 02, 2009, 09:09:04 AM
Hey there!

I'm Blake.
I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and I am attending the University of Alabama.
I am a music therapy major and have recently started training.
I hope through my training not only to hopefully one day to be able to easily participate in parkour/freerunning, but to more or so plainly make my body more efficient and healthily.

I have been using the axewarrior20 username since about 2001.
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Post by: imakickassninja on September 02, 2009, 05:23:04 PM
hii there i'm bridget.
i want to get more into parkour, i go to uc santa cruz and i think my campus is perfect for it.
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Post by: Mikey Triangles on September 02, 2009, 05:50:43 PM
Hey my name is Mike, and I live in North-east florida. I'm a Brazilian jiu-Jitsu instructor part time, and have been fascinated with Parkour for years. Never new anyone was actively training and even teaching it in my area, so when I finally did some real research the other day I was amazed to find a group training and teaching only 90mins away from me.

anyway I just had my first lesson with a few Traceurs in Florida last night and I'm hooked!

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Post by: lynn_27 on September 03, 2009, 09:25:47 AM
Hey, I'm Holly and I got interested in Parkour after watching Ninja Warrior last year. It's taken me a while to actually try some of the moves, but it's definitely the best way to travel. I live near Sacramento, but I don't know anyone else that's into Parkour so it'd be great to meet other people. I love the friendly vibe of this site. People that share a passion for something should always get along this well. :)
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Post by: zayn on September 04, 2009, 11:05:27 AM
My real name is alan my nickname zayn. i've always done freerunning even before i knew what it was. i have a team called Nexus. Sasuke is one of my favorite shows. Im going to the Ann Arbor Jam(hopefully). i live in NWI. im here for info on the jams and to meet people.
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Post by: Actionsoldius on September 05, 2009, 06:13:46 PM
Hello. I'm Zack Turner. I live in a tiny town called Louisiana in Missouri and have just started parkour/free running. I'm actually working on building lower body strength(as i can't do 50 squats of my 130 pounds yet) and doing rolls. Any tips you guys could give me would be awesome. thanks
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Post by: EldestofThree on September 09, 2009, 09:21:35 PM
Hi all.

I'm Megan, from Pittsburgh area. Used to go to SRU, but left there and am now a graphic design major at AI's online program. I'm also a certifiable otaku. ^^

I've always been athletic and used to be very into rock-climbing and bouldering, but since I changed locations, its been impossible for me to continue that, and I've been looking for something else to pick up ever since. Parkour has always been interesting to me, and I'm hoping that, if nothing else, I'll get back in shape just by trying to do all these movements.
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Post by: JOeface on September 11, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
hey im joe. i live in texas. and i love guitar and parkour. not so good at parkour...yet. and i could use some tips or anything that wil help me out. i train with drew and we've been runnung for about 2 and 1month. so yea. were cool. ;D
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Post by: awddsm on September 12, 2009, 02:58:24 PM
I'm Nic, from Colorado Springs, CO. I haven't really ever practiced parkour, but I'm trying to get myself in shape, it is the only sport so far that has even looked remotely interesting to me. I've done a lot of reading recently, looking through the training sessions. I can't even do a full hanging pull up so I need to get myself in shape, if anyone has any suggestions on a routine to help me get into shape please feel free to PM or email me: lemmonnamedsteve@hotmail.com
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Post by: Uzziel on September 14, 2009, 04:01:06 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am Uzziel, and I am at Virginia Tech. I train with Leon, Crazy Eddie, Spydr, and others to name a few. I have been training for about 9 months now, and I love the conditioning aspect of parkour. Pretty much nothing makes me happier than my whole body being sore when I get up in the morning.  :D
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Post by: kharvilak on September 16, 2009, 02:54:38 AM
hey ,
my names chas and i live in westminster MD, brand new any advice?

Greetings Chas, we have a very small group that now meets on Wednesday evenings @ 7:00pm at the Westminster City Park for training.  None of us are yet on the level of teaching, but we we get together to practice, workout, and learn.  Feel free to join us.  I'm hoping the rainy weather holds off this evening long enough to get some training time in.  Hope to see you join in sometime.
Kurt Harvilak
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Post by: Xaren86 on September 16, 2009, 08:21:15 AM
My name's Daniel, I live in California, parkour is a new thing for me but I'm anxious to try.
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Post by: Matias on September 16, 2009, 09:33:14 AM
Hi, my name is Matías and I'm from Argentina. I'm interested in the yearly re-definition of Parkour so I registered to check that out and collaborate.

Regards!
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Post by: Zaku on September 16, 2009, 12:58:18 PM
hello im zaku and im new to the apk community im a member of team Nexus.
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Post by: BobTheKing on September 16, 2009, 07:41:25 PM
     What's up APK!

Bob King here, from one of your newest affiliates: SFPK. I am 35, and I train in Sacramento. I venture to say I am probably one of the older traceurs which you will come into contact.

Started training in January 2009 to lose weight. Since then I have lost 40 pounds, and have been slowly regaining some the agility, strength, and stamina of my youth that working on a computer at a desk all day has taken away from me.

Anyway, it is a pleasure to be a member of your organization!

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Post by: Jofish on September 17, 2009, 04:23:48 AM
 ;D wassup ma sports fans?? lol

iza a complete newbie ayy, im jofish (lol) and i live in australia.
i know thats probably not helpful that im livin in another country but meh  :P

I found out about parkour cos i get really bored at school and me an one of my mates (scadandlan) decided to start havin races... hardcore races. we pushed picnic tables near walls and our boardwalks and low-hanging roofs around the school and started basically trying to do tricky stuff over the tables and through support rails and over roofs while getting from a to b really quick. then one of my OTHER friends told me and scandlan that what we were doing was a hell of alot like parkour. we were like "par-what?" and he told us about you's guys :)

since im at school the only time me an scandlan can really practice is when the teachers aren't patrolling.
I am 15 and he is 16, we both stand at 6 foot 1 and are really just beginners trying to learn new moves and then try to incorperate them into our "almost" parkour.

hello and help us lol
chow  ;)
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Post by: zayn on September 17, 2009, 05:49:33 AM
;D wassup ma sports fans?? lol

iza a complete newbie ayy, im jofish (lol) and i live in australia.
i know thats probably not helpful that im livin in another country but meh  :P

I found out about parkour cos i get really bored at school and me an one of my mates (scadandlan) decided to start havin races... hardcore races. we pushed picnic tables near walls and our boardwalks and low-hanging roofs around the school and started basically trying to do tricky stuff over the tables and through support rails and over roofs while getting from a to b really quick. then one of my OTHER friends told me and scandlan that what we were doing was a hell of alot like parkour. we were like "par-what?" and he told us about you's guys :)

since im at school the only time me an scandlan can really practice is when the teachers aren't patrolling.
I am 15 and he is 16, we both stand at 6 foot 1 and are really just beginners trying to learn new moves and then try to incorperate them into our "almost" parkour.

hello and help us lol
chow  ;)
srry for postn in this thread. ive been a member. but u should start some australia parkour-site and group if they dont already exsist. get this stuff even more global
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Post by: Jofish on September 18, 2009, 03:17:14 AM
Quote
srry for postn in this thread. ive been a member. but u should start some australia parkour-site and group if they dont already exsist. get this stuff even more global
lol australia already has heaps of parkour bouncin around, i just wanted to look around the great u.s.a heh :)
there isn't really much training places around where i live so yea, im jus lookin 4 some pointers :D

WOOT WOOT! Ima train  8)!
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Post by: blahblahblah13 on September 18, 2009, 02:42:08 PM
Hey y'all!  Im Al and Im from Texas!

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Post by: Josh Keen on September 19, 2009, 10:09:27 AM
Hi, I'm Josh. I've sort-of-kind-of been doing Parkour for a month or two. A little. If you want to call it that. I kind of suck. I can't even roll. But, yeah....working on it.
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Post by: Roberto Bellotti on September 20, 2009, 03:53:25 PM
i am a new member who is posting here

you may find me in  the New Orleans area of Louisiana

I suck at parkour, free running, and breakdancing

time to train...
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Post by: Colby Zayne Gamache on September 20, 2009, 05:37:23 PM
yea, i've been on here before, but i'm just getting back into things...guess i should reintroduce myself. lol

the name is Zayne...we've got a half ass crew of 5 people...we're kinda struggling on our conditioning and our training so we're trying...atleast. if anyone is in lafayette louisiana or surrounding areas, let me know...maybe we can link up and jam...

and if anyone can help us on basic conditioning and some easy training ideas...that would be amazing too...
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Post by: RachaelBlue02 on September 21, 2009, 07:57:15 AM
Hi! My name's Rachael. I live currently in Baltimore, MD and I'm looking to get start training in Parkour. Any ideas? Or know anyone to train with around here?
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Post by: kharvilak on September 21, 2009, 12:05:26 PM
Hi! My name's Rachael. I live currently in Baltimore, MD and I'm looking to get start training in Parkour. Any ideas? Or know anyone to train with around here?

Welcome Rachael, please see my post from below...

hey ,
my names chas and i live in westminster MD, brand new any advice?

Greetings Chas, we have a very small group that now meets on Wednesday evenings @ 7:00pm at the Westminster City Park for training.  None of us are yet on the level of teaching, but we we get together to practice, workout, and learn.  Feel free to join us.  I'm hoping the rainy weather holds off this evening long enough to get some training time in.  Hope to see you join in sometime.
Kurt Harvilak

I also know that there is usually quite a bit going on in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, as well as in Northern Virginia and out into Frederick, MD.

Kurt Harvilak
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Post by: Gonzo1022 on September 22, 2009, 12:19:41 PM
Hola!
My name is Jonathan, I am 16 years old. I know most of the basics of Parkour and it gets pretty lonely just running by yourself. I live in a po-dunk town called Monroe, located in GA about 30 minutes from Atlanta. If your not older than 20, and would like to train with a pretty cool kid (Me :D)  then message me.(:



P.s. I've been doing parkour wherever I can and I've been doing it for about 4 months, but I'm definitely willing to learn more.
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Post by: Cam S on September 22, 2009, 06:33:18 PM
My name is Cam i'm 18.  I'm still learning the basics in a little place in AR of all places.  but hey still learning
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Post by: Hazim Salem on September 22, 2009, 07:19:00 PM
Hi, i'm Hazim (pronounced HAH-ZEEM). I live in Lee's Summit, MO, but my dad owns a store in Independence. I got tons of railings and wall and whatsoever, but i dont like practicing Parkour in front of other people. im 18 btw, yet i look like a high school sophmore.  ;D i've been on the forums for 2 days, but i just figured i'll introduce myself (like anyone cares).

I tried a drop-and-roll from 8' high onto asphalt, before i even tried a Kong. i need some help.
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Post by: Garcon Vitesse on September 23, 2009, 05:54:05 AM
Sup! I have not added any pics yet ( i WILL soon). My Name is Garcon Vitesse. I have been doing parkour for about 2 years but my first jam was on labor day of 2009 with PKHZ (parkour horizons). I hang out with Kaisen Necho of the PKHZ group a lot. I'm in Columbus, ohio and my favorite place to train is. ???.. my back yard.
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Post by: zayn on September 23, 2009, 05:57:07 AM
Sup! I have not added any pics yet ( i WILL soon). My Name is Garcon Vitesse. I have been doing parkour for about 2 years but my first jam was on labor day of 2009 with PKHZ (parkour horizons). I hang out with Kaisen Necho of the PKHZ group a lot. I'm in Columbus, ohio and my favorite place to train is. ???.. my back yard.
hahaha. you must have an awesome backyard then to train back there and it be your fav spot after 2 yrs. my fav spot is my old elementry school guess we like familiarity
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Post by: eryn o on September 23, 2009, 12:21:41 PM
Hey, I already introduced myself in the women's forum because I got excited and ahead of myself, but let me take a step back and try to do this right.

I'm Eryn, i'm 24, and I live in Saint Paul, MN. I've trained a few times with people from there, but I'm pretty dang fresh to parkour. Other than that, I have been swing dancing/other dancing for 9 years, and in circus school for about 6 months. Circus is HARD and makes you BUFF, so it's been a super great addition to my training.

I'm kind of a fitness and nutrition geek, so I look forward to learning from you guys and sharing what advice I can.
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Post by: Taelis on September 23, 2009, 02:32:36 PM
Hi, I'm Francesca.
I live in Boston, Massachusetts and I have no actual parkour experience but I'm really interested in learning. I haven't met anybody on the forums as of yet, haha.
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Post by: Hazim Salem on September 23, 2009, 04:12:25 PM
Hi, I'm Francesca.
I live in Boston, Massachusetts and I have no actual parkour experience but I'm really interested in learning. I haven't met anybody on the forums as of yet, haha.

Hi :) I'm Hazim. you'll be seeing a lot of me on the forums. I joined 2 days ago, and i'm addicted lol. You'll also see "Spencer B." (the sarcastic dude)...and idk lol. he's pretty much the most significant. famous people are Ozzi, Adam McC, and others. Good luck  ;D
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Post by: shikaruto99 on September 23, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
Hey im Eric Durish. i am totally new to parkour.
Im from South Chicago heights illinois.
How do i begin training?
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Post by: Hazim Salem on September 23, 2009, 07:36:59 PM
Hey im Eric Durish. i am totally new to parkour.
Im from South Chicago heights illinois.
How do i begin training?

Hey. you're pretty lucky that you live in a big city...with lots of obstacle opportunities.
First, have you tried any moves, or watched any Parkour tutorials?
Whatever you did, the best thing is to start step-by-step. NEVER do anything that feels uncomfortable. that's number one.
The reason for that is, when you learn a new move, you want to progress slowly so it's saved in your muscle memory. if u take a big step, u'll reset everything. (It's just a mess)
you can access tutorials from the main page of APK. I would recommend you learn how to roll correctly first.
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Post by: Taylor S on September 24, 2009, 03:34:51 PM
Howdy,

I'm Taylor, I'm in Asheville, NC (for all of 3 months now).  I'm brand spankin' new to parkour, but have some experience with martial arts and gymnastics so I'm hoping to catch on to the basics pretty quick.  Anyone have experience with PK in the woods?  I'm out paddling or rock climbing alot and figure thats where I will be practicing my basics.
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Post by: Hazim Salem on September 24, 2009, 04:12:33 PM
Howdy,

I'm Taylor, I'm in Asheville, NC (for all of 3 months now).  I'm brand spankin' new to parkour, but have some experience with martial arts and gymnastics so I'm hoping to catch on to the basics pretty quick.  Anyone have experience with PK in the woods?  I'm out paddling or rock climbing alot and figure thats where I will be practicing my basics.

Hi Taylor :) you'll find that a lot of people tell you it's the best thing to practice Parkour in the woods (nature). I'd recommend you start on your vaults. You can do that over fallen logs, boulders, or build your own obstacles. I'm a beginner too, so you can hear from other experienced Traceurs.
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Post by: NolanK13 on September 24, 2009, 06:15:02 PM
Hey the names Nolan K
The game's parkour and freerunning

I'm 13 years old
I set up my box on the streets of Milwaukee WI.
I'm a noob and I'm looking for someone to train with who can teach me some good shtuff about the arts.

So, anyone training in Milwaukee wanna take a noobie under thier wing I would be more than happy.  To be more specific I live in Wauwatosa.  Just don't be a pedo.
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Post by: Suren on September 26, 2009, 06:24:23 PM
Hey. I'm Suren.  im from the suberbs of chicago. im 15 and have been parkouring for over a year now.
I've been to this sight many times but today i decided to make an account....so here i am.  ;)
Title: word.
Post by: 000 on September 27, 2009, 05:01:37 PM
Hey, I'm new to the forum. Parkour and Free running look pretty awesome, so I decided to join up with some friends and try it sometime, but I need to get into shape and lose some weight, so I joined this forum.

What's up?
 :D
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Post by: Garcon Vitesse on September 28, 2009, 10:02:40 AM
Sup! I have not added any pics yet ( i WILL soon). My Name is Garcon Vitesse. I have been doing parkour for about 2 years but my first jam was on labor day of 2009 with PKHZ (parkour horizons). I hang out with Kaisen Necho of the PKHZ group a lot. I'm in Columbus, ohio and my favorite place to train is. ???.. my back yard.
hahaha. you must have an awesome backyard then to train back there and it be your fav spot after 2 yrs. my fav spot is my old elementry school guess we like familiarity
Yeah! lolz It's a basic yard, but the porch has a nice handicap rail, there are two trees with a lot of branches that are right beside my barn. i can jump from the tree to the barn.

Elementary schools are the best! I try not to do parkour around little kids though. i dont want to give 'em any ideas that might hurt them.
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Post by: zayn on September 28, 2009, 10:31:20 AM
better to start out young....try not to post in here some people get mad....its for announcing that you joined our community not really for anything else. 8)
Sup! I have not added any pics yet ( i WILL soon). My Name is Garcon Vitesse. I have been doing parkour for about 2 years but my first jam was on labor day of 2009 with PKHZ (parkour horizons). I hang out with Kaisen Necho of the PKHZ group a lot. I'm in Columbus, ohio and my favorite place to train is. ???.. my back yard.
hahaha. you must have an awesome backyard then to train back there and it be your fav spot after 2 yrs. my fav spot is my old elementry school guess we like familiarity
Yeah! lolz It's a basic yard, but the porch has a nice handicap rail, there are two trees with a lot of branches that are right beside my barn. i can jump from the tree to the barn.

Elementary schools are the best! I try not to do parkour around little kids though. i dont want to give 'em any ideas that might hurt them.
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Post by: Rotisv on September 29, 2009, 05:38:32 PM
hey, im a newbie at parkour, but i think im pretty decent at it. and uh.... ya...
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Post by: Brandan Mendenhall on September 30, 2009, 08:29:10 AM
hey, im a newbie at parkour, but i think im pretty decent at it. and uh.... ya...

Cool, man, welcome to APK!  ;D

Start posting in the General Discussion threads, get your feet wet. Post something in the Local Board for your area too, and see if any traceurs are near you.
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Post by: sanchezjohn on September 30, 2009, 11:56:08 AM
Hello,

My name is John and I am brand spanking new to PK. I have started to practice and get in shape.

If you live near Knoxville, Tennessee, and would like to train, let me know!


Title: Hi
Post by: ParkourBoy217 on September 30, 2009, 07:38:54 PM
hi i'm from Prtland Oregon and i like to run, workout, and try new things (such as parkout). I started doing parkour 1 month ago and i'm seeking help so if there is any one with answers to my posts please answer. :(
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Post by: D.B. on September 30, 2009, 08:09:39 PM
good morning APK. i've been on hiatus for awhile because i was a fatass and kept getting minor injuries. 
good news i've lost 70 lbs and have no friends to trace with anymore since moving to grand rapids, MI.

i'm still greatly looking forward to breaking back into PKFR and getting in tip top physical condition.
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Post by: Prism on October 01, 2009, 10:09:51 AM
Um, Hi I am brand new here and I am brand new to parkour....so um...yeah.
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Post by: Soerd on October 01, 2009, 12:02:38 PM
i'm just starting parkour this week. I live in flagler beach,florida which is near palm coast.If anyone knows any good spots or meets nearby please tell me because from what i've seen parkour still hasn't made it down here yet.
email is soerd[at]ymail.com
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Post by: Hazim Salem on October 01, 2009, 12:07:43 PM
i'm just starting parkour this week. I live in flagler beach,florida which is near palm coast.If anyone knows any good spots or meets nearby please tell me because from what i've seen parkour still hasn't made it down here yet.
email is soerd[at]ymail.com

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=6612.0;topicseen
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Post by: Soerd on October 01, 2009, 12:12:31 PM
i'm just starting parkour this week. I live in flagler beach,florida which is near palm coast.If anyone knows any good spots or meets nearby please tell me because from what i've seen parkour still hasn't made it down here yet.
email is soerd[at]ymail.com

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=6612.0;topicseen

lol ya i'm already there thanks though. ;D
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Post by: Mooka Pooka on October 01, 2009, 12:58:50 PM
Howdy! (i hate that word..) I'm Michael, Alias: Mooka Pooka (Mook for short...) and I live in Dallas, Tx! I literally just found parkour and was so excited I peed my pants! (joke!). I am currently running, jumping, and doing the warm-up everyday. I've been a Martial Artist for over 20 yrs. (started @ 5), but, I've been what some would call a "lazy" martial artist for the last 5. Parkour is kicking my butt! and it's great!

I love the blog because I can check back in periodically and have a whole record of my Parkour journey from the very beginning...

Train Hard, don't be a lazy pooka.
  ;D
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Post by: Parker Johnson on October 01, 2009, 09:59:15 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Parker, I'm 18, and I love jumping over stuff. I hail from Arizona and I'm currently living on campus at ASU. I've been running around and doing what I love for about a year or so now, just here and there. I've decided to rededicate my interest in Parkour recently, hence myself being here. So...... Hi APK!
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Post by: Joshua0904 on October 02, 2009, 02:11:42 AM
Hey everyone! My name is Joshua Parker. I am 22 and from St. Louis, MO. I am athletic and have been interested in Parkour for awhile and just started this week. And ran across this site. I am interested in chatting with anyone and getting advise from people that have done this for awhile. Thanks guys!
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Post by: Austin Skyberg aka Ajax on October 02, 2009, 08:18:11 AM
Hello, everyone, I'm Austin. I usually go by either that or Ajax, though Ajax is what I am known as online. I am from Sioux Falls, SD, though I am now living in Estherville, IA. I've been into Parkour for just a little over a year, now, and I like to say I'm decent at it, but the only thing I'm really good at are speed vaults ;D. There's nothing really anywhere for me to practice on here, and as far as I know, there's no one around here that can help me, so I've been trying to learn on my own, and it hasn't been real pretty :-[.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm here, the noob from E-Ville.

EDIT: Correction, I've got no one that knows Parkour to train with, all I've got is a cross-country runner that's only really up here for school days, and a dude I brought up from Texas, neither of which know how to do much with PK. They can help me, they just can't do it themselves. :-\
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Post by: Hazim Salem on October 02, 2009, 08:33:43 AM
Hello, everyone, I'm Austin. I usually go by either that or Ajax, though Ajax is what I am known as online. I am from Sioux Falls, SD, though I am now living in Estherville, IA. I've been into Parkour for just a little over a year, now, and I like to say I'm decent at it, but the only thing I'm really good at are speed vaults ;D. There's nothing really anywhere for me to practice on here, and as far as I know, there's no one around here that can help me, so I've been trying to learn on my own, and it hasn't been real pretty :-[.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm here, the noob from E-Ville.

EDIT: Correction, I've got no one that knows Parkour to train with, all I've got is a cross-country runner that's only really up here for school days, and a dude I brought up from Texas, neither of which know how to do much with PK. They can help me, they just can't do it themselves. :-\

Hello Ajax :) i'm Hazim, and you're lucky, because for me, I got NO ONE to train with. absolutely no one. However, with a little will and a lot of dedication and love for Parkour, I can do kong vaults now! you can train those over the hood of a car, excellent surface. I think there are cars in E-Ville, right? ;D
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Post by: Austin Skyberg aka Ajax on October 02, 2009, 09:05:56 AM
Plenty...none that I own, though. lol
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Post by: Hazim Salem on October 02, 2009, 09:11:53 AM
Your mom's? if you don't want to use a car, use a picnic table, or anything else that has the same height, and that is stable.
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Post by: Grant on October 02, 2009, 10:51:04 AM
Hey everyone. Im Zander from Pennsylvania. Im 17.
Ive been doing parkour-ish stuff all of my life (but not properly), and never realized there was a name and a following for it. So here i am now. I dont really have anyone to train with in my VERY small town but im trying to get a friend that runs track to start  ;D
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Post by: Brandan Mendenhall on October 02, 2009, 12:00:36 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Parker, I'm 18, and I love jumping over stuff. I hail from Arizona and I'm currently living on campus at ASU. I've been running around and doing what I love for about a year or so now, just here and there. I've decided to rededicate my interest in Parkour recently, hence myself being here. So...... Hi APK!

Sweet! ASU West or Main?

One guy just posted the other day from ASU West in the Arizona Local Board... forum... thingy. (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=15695.0) You guys should definitely hook up and train some time, or you can train with any of us in Phoenix--let me know if you're interested.

If you're at ASU Main in Tempe, I think there's a pretty strong PK scene over there; they're about to start PK classes on campus, so you should get involved if that's where you're at.

In any case, head over to arizonaparkour.com and introduce yourself, cause there's bound to be someone near you.
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Post by: Parker Johnson on October 02, 2009, 07:33:27 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Parker, I'm 18, and I love jumping over stuff. I hail from Arizona and I'm currently living on campus at ASU. I've been running around and doing what I love for about a year or so now, just here and there. I've decided to rededicate my interest in Parkour recently, hence myself being here. So...... Hi APK!

Sweet! ASU West or Main?

One guy just posted the other day from ASU West in the Arizona Local Board... forum... thingy. (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=15695.0) You guys should definitely hook up and train some time, or you can train with any of us in Phoenix--let me know if you're interested.

If you're at ASU Main in Tempe, I think there's a pretty strong PK scene over there; they're about to start PK classes on campus, so you should get involved if that's where you're at.

In any case, head over to arizonaparkour.com and introduce yourself, cause there's bound to be someone near you.

ASU Main. Dang I didn't know ASU had much of a PK scene, like my friend checked out some old ASU PK club but it wasn't updated for a few years. I'll go check out those links for sure. I'd love to train with someone (like I said I've never done much except for messing around every few nights over the summer). I'd love to get started with someone who could actually help me improve and whatnot. Do you have any more info on the classes at ASU? I looked but couldn't find anything.
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Post by: thatcrazyvinny on October 04, 2009, 04:14:46 PM
Hello everyone, my name is julian, or vinny, i live in Lincoln Park, Michigan, im 16 and i film, play bass, and parkour with my friends,(look us up on youtube rickyntylerfilms)
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Post by: SteveTheCookie on October 05, 2009, 12:46:02 PM
Hi everyone. I'm Steve, 14 years old. I'm half American and half Swiss, so English and French are both my native languages. I live in St. Petersburg, Florida. I love Parkour, I found out about it in June or July, but I think it's too hot here to do Parkour in the summer, so i'm starting to really get into it now. I've gotten a couple of my friends into it too, so we'll be practicing a lot. =)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Deck17On on October 05, 2009, 09:22:00 PM
Hey guys. Jamie here. Out in SF, CA. Just started training recently and I'm loving it. Not too much learned yet, but I've got the basic roll down without grinding my head on the pavement, so a good first step I guess. Anyone in the Bay want to hang out, just hit me up.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Shoto on October 06, 2009, 08:03:08 AM
Hey new to the whole forum thing and i kinda missed this one as i was looking around lol but anyway wassup im Brandon from Philly, Pa im 20 years old, nice to find a place wit so many other ppl interested in this stuff. Kinda new to the parkour scene but been doing karate all my life, gymnastics for a nice lil bit and i always liked jumping on or off stuff. Any one around that wants to hang out hit me up  :)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Akura on October 06, 2009, 01:44:48 PM
Hi everyone, my names Avery.

I live in Eagle, Idaho, which is kinda a suburb to Boise, the capitol.

Im very new to parkour and only know 1 person at my school who does parkour/freerun.

I love playing tf2, watching movies, and hanging with my friends.

Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Brandan Mendenhall on October 07, 2009, 07:30:20 AM
Hey everybody, my name is Parker, I'm 18, and I love jumping over stuff. I hail from Arizona and I'm currently living on campus at ASU. I've been running around and doing what I love for about a year or so now, just here and there. I've decided to rededicate my interest in Parkour recently, hence myself being here. So...... Hi APK!

Sweet! ASU West or Main?

One guy just posted the other day from ASU West in the Arizona Local Board... forum... thingy. (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=15695.0) You guys should definitely hook up and train some time, or you can train with any of us in Phoenix--let me know if you're interested.

If you're at ASU Main in Tempe, I think there's a pretty strong PK scene over there; they're about to start PK classes on campus, so you should get involved if that's where you're at.

In any case, head over to arizonaparkour.com and introduce yourself, cause there's bound to be someone near you.

ASU Main. Dang I didn't know ASU had much of a PK scene, like my friend checked out some old ASU PK club but it wasn't updated for a few years. I'll go check out those links for sure. I'd love to train with someone (like I said I've never done much except for messing around every few nights over the summer). I'd love to get started with someone who could actually help me improve and whatnot. Do you have any more info on the classes at ASU? I looked but couldn't find anything.

The classes haven't been started yet. Francesco is the guy who's trying to get them started, so you can ask him for details on the AZPK forums
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: aznazznz on October 09, 2009, 06:59:51 PM
Hey I'm Geoff.
I live in Duluth, Minnesota which is a cold, cold city.
I know basics of parkour.
I like all sports, hate country music, and like to chill.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: katja on October 10, 2009, 03:34:41 AM
just saying hello:)
not new in the site but new in forums...so what u people do in front of pc...go out and traaaiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
 ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Christian Greene on October 10, 2009, 10:25:53 AM
Well that's the general idea ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Sean Au on October 11, 2009, 05:03:25 AM
Hi!

I'm Sean and I just started learning Parkour this week.
I like computer stuff like games and cool apps and watching cool movies and playing guitar.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: SoloStand on October 11, 2009, 07:53:55 PM
Hey guys and girls, my name's Stephen.
Location: Titusville (close to Orlando) Florida.
Age: 17
Experience: Childhood...
I just started training on my own a short while ago; however, I am quite athletic and have always had a passion for climbing obstacles and anything I could get my hands on. I'm looking forward to learning a lot and meeting new people especially since I can't find anyone in my area so far. This place looks sweet. See you all around.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: meganite on October 13, 2009, 08:31:31 AM
Howdy!
I am Megan aka Meganite from College Station, TX. (well I'm not exactly from there, but it's a long story)

Just recently got interested in Parkour again after playing Mirror's Edge. I had heard of it before, but never really had time to practice. Is there anyone in my area I can be hooked up with?
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: parkourbegginer on October 16, 2009, 01:21:24 PM
I am 14 and I live in Florida is there any good parkour spots for a beginner like me near Kissimmee or Orlando area?? Please and thank you
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Rebecca Myers on October 16, 2009, 01:37:00 PM
Welcome to APK! Both of you should try looking around the Local Discussion forums.

Texas:http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=84.0

Florida:http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=37.0

Happy training!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on October 16, 2009, 01:42:19 PM
Welcome to APK! Both of you should try looking around the Local Discussion forums.

Texas: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=84.0 (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=84.0)

Florida: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=37.0 (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=37.0)

Happy training!

fixed it for ya'll  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: katt on October 17, 2009, 01:59:50 PM
Hello...
My name is Katharine.
I'm from California, and have no experience with parkour whatsoever, but would like to learn. Which is why I'm here.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Alex L. on October 18, 2009, 10:06:21 PM
Welcome new Traceurs. Katherine this is a great site with information, and if you want a better place to train or connect with Traceurs we got www.pkcali.com (http://www.pkcali.com) for ya.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ryan Drake on October 19, 2009, 07:40:58 AM
Hola mi nombre es Ryan

Bonjour mon nom est Ryan

Sup the name's Ryan

I o Sono Ryan

Okay, I covered it all  :P

Been following parkour for a while, so I figured I might as well start doing it!  Love the site. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Rebecca Myers on October 19, 2009, 01:46:50 PM
Hola mi nombre es Ryan

Bonjour mon nom est Ryan

Sup the name's Ryan

I o Sono Ryan

Okay, I covered it all  :P

Been following parkour for a while, so I figured I might as well start doing it!  Love the site. ;)

You forgot Hebrew, and German, and a ton of other languages. But probs for trying. Welcome to the forum, Ryan! haha
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: mcmanus108 on October 19, 2009, 04:28:02 PM
watup, my name is sean mcmanus, from new york, been flipping and tramping for a long time, just recently me and my friends took it all to parkour, fits perfectly to out steeze. anyone else on longisland hardkour parkour? lol
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ozzi on October 20, 2009, 12:07:45 PM
Hey guys and gals, welcome all. Please enjoy with caution and make sure to read the forum rules. We are all looking forward to have you.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ghostnthedarkness on October 20, 2009, 01:15:41 PM
Hi,
 I'm Wayne friends call me Ghost
 
I live in Greensburg, IN ( may soon be moving to Oahu, HI for school )
 I am brand new to the whole Parkour thing so i look forward to starting my training and becoming a better person. This site really helped me learn more about what Parkour and free running are, as well as how positive the whole APK community is. 
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: anyonenormal on October 20, 2009, 02:44:42 PM
Hey,
My name is Robby, I'm from the Clovis area of New Mexico.  I am currently enlisted in the Air Force, and actually just started out.  I don't currently hang out with anyone from the site, but hopefully soon!  If anyone from Lubbock TX, Roswell NM, or anywhere close wants to help train me and all that good stuff, hit me up!  I posted my number on the Texas and New Mexico forum.
Any help would be appreciated.

By the way..
Are Puma's any good for Parkour?  I tried googling it, but nothing came up lol.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Greg Squires on October 20, 2009, 08:18:32 PM
Hi.  I'm a gymnast and gymnastics coach from SoCal.  I just play around with free running.  You free runners are insane!  We gymnasts use mats  ;)

This site's great.

Greg
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: GkrewZ on October 21, 2009, 04:50:26 PM
Hello im Zach im from Lakeland florida and I have always messed around with the idea of Parkour but would like to really start getting at it!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Xan966 on October 22, 2009, 10:26:13 PM
Sup guys!

My name is Andrew P. and I run in North East PA

I'm kind of new to this whole Parkour thing and I want to learn more.

If there are any other runners ( tracers... tracures? PK dudes?) in East Stroudsurg, PM me and we can train!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - Indianapolis
Post by: furstin on October 23, 2009, 12:25:05 PM
I've actually been a member for a couple of years and go in streaks about trying new moves.  A bunch of friends of mine did some of the workouts for several months before running season began.  I was introduced to parkour by tacoman and still continue to talk to friend about it and introduce them to it. In fact Indianapolis has a fun 5 mile run in Holliday park where you get to do some stream forging and log jumping, rope hanging on to and practice those parkour moves.

I've applied for a contest to win a job writing as a good mood blogger, profile and voting can occur at http://www.sam-e.com/job/profile/564

I wrote a post which was posted that included my mention of parkour at http://www.sam-e.com/talk/wanted-good-mood-blogger#extended.  Becca at the bottom. 
Thanks.  Have a great day.
Becca
P.S. Smile-Parkour is awesome!

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: angel_parkour20 on October 23, 2009, 01:09:16 PM
YO WUZ UP!!!

THE NAMES ANGEL AND I JUST STARTED AND RUN IN BROWARD AREA IN FL.
IM FREE TO RUN WIT ANY ONE WHOS DOWN. THE BEST PLACE TO RUN IS AT THE BEACH!!
HIT ME UP ANYTIME ON AIM OR TWITTER!! L8R GOIN TO PRACTICE!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: quibblo14 on October 23, 2009, 01:25:23 PM
what up meh peeps im completly new and im 13 FTW....ok so were was i...was i anywhere???.....o well ill start over My names Brandon^^ a.k.a quibblo14 my nickname is Lucky so...FTW!!! uhh i live in hammond Indiana im completly new and need some parkour buddies FTW so sure watever im a guy im also a G! and hmmmmmmmmmm <3 idk....uhh oh ya my favorite song is take my hand by simple plan listen to it and love it.......no seriously click this link and love it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqfrGy6mU4k&feature=PlayList&p=68B5FB16E9D88B97&index=0       ok then my fav band is blink 182 oh ya ima G ok umm thts it Message me im a noob at parkour/freerunning XD >.< XD
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: ZorroRojo on October 23, 2009, 05:44:14 PM
Yeah, that kid above me is definately a noob...

anyways, I'm from San Diego, California, and looking for someone who'll take me under thier wing. I'm all for whatever they'll teach me, and I'm dedicated. I'm 17, and wrestle in high school, so you know that I'm pretty fit. Be very grateful if someone were to help me out.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Hazim Salem on October 23, 2009, 06:09:48 PM
looking for someone who'll take me under thier wing.

In Parkour, you have your own wings :) but i know what u mean ;D
Welcome to the forums :)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: BrandonB on October 24, 2009, 04:39:58 PM
Hey, Brandon here, AKA Stairwell. I live in Michigan, and I live around Ann Arbor.

I like mechanical things and just hanging around with people.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Rebecca Myers on October 24, 2009, 05:03:08 PM
Yeaaa for high school wrestling!!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: ghribi on October 25, 2009, 09:00:30 AM
This is Elias From North Dakota.
Age: 13
State: North Dakota

comments: Not much place to practice parkour. I live in town of 50k people.
Needing help making a daily workout routine focusing on upper body strength and core strength
Sports: soccer
No gymnastic past
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Nightlight on October 25, 2009, 05:17:33 PM
YO
my name is paul i met some kids doing parkour today and i jumped right in. already could tumble and vault well. im a high energy person who likes to longboard, cook, read, and i spin poi and play with other fire toys. Im studying math and science and am slowly choosing what field i want to go into
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Chris O. on October 26, 2009, 05:36:25 AM
Hey, my names Chris and I've Been doing parkour for close to a year now. I run with a guy on here, but for the life of me I can't remember his screen name. oh well  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Gantahill on October 26, 2009, 08:59:01 AM
Whats up everybody,

Im Gant, im from Columbus Ohio. I have absolutely no parkour experience. I just recently decided that its something i would like to persue so ive been doing everything to find as much information about training and whatnot.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: lloyd851704 on October 26, 2009, 11:52:42 AM
Hey everyone, people call me Sim

Im from Milwaukee Wisconsin area but do traveling down to Arizona and up to New Jersey.I'm a beginner but catching on really fast.I kinda started doing this thing on my own but then i quickly found out that there was a name for it and others did it as well.I'm glad im not the only one that people look at all weird on the streets.I like pie,preferably pumkin pie with whipped cream.mmmmmm Holla walla
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ninjedi on October 26, 2009, 08:23:06 PM
Hey I'm new here. I just started less than a month ago, so I'm a pretty big newbie. I feel like I'm getting a lot better though, so that's good.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: FindYourFlow on October 27, 2009, 09:36:00 AM
Hi everyone. My is Tovah from Princeton MN but as of next week I'll be living in Coon Rapids MN. I use to freerun all the time with my friends in gradeschool until I was in an accident when I was fourteen. After that I had trouble walking, I didn't go out mutch, gained alot of weight and got out of shape. Around nineteen I decided I couldn't live indoors like that anymore so despite the pain in my knee I started working out. Now at twenty-one I have almost lost all the weight, my knee is completely healed, and I'm getting back into my love of freerunning. I did just learn about Parkour as well and am now studying the differences of Parkour and freerunning. I'm also looking for someone to train with since most of my friends are now into video games instead.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: sunshizzle on October 27, 2009, 09:16:04 PM
Hi everybody! I'm completely new to the parkour world besides having one tree set-up i found that I would run up one, transfer to the next and 180 out. Right now I'm in the Hillsboro Oregon area and will be here until December but I live in the Tahoe area. If anybody wants get together to jam or train in either oregon or tahoe let me know I'm excited to jump in.

I snowboard and am a Ski Patroller during the winter. I ride my bike, hike and kayak during the summer

--Sunshine
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: loveassassin13 on October 28, 2009, 05:01:24 AM
Well, I posted a post but heres something for here.  I just started parkour, I have been interested in it for a long time but didn't know there was this big of a community for it until I watched the Barclaycard World Freerunning championships and heard about it on their.  I just started a day or 2 ago and im from Boise, Idaho!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on October 28, 2009, 05:19:25 AM
I would like to welcome you all to APK! If you have any questions, dont be afraid to ask! Everyone here is very helpful! But.. try to use the search tool? Your question might have already been answered  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Hazim Salem on October 28, 2009, 05:21:34 AM
It seems to me that everyone who posts here is from some distant city we never heard of.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on October 28, 2009, 05:29:08 AM
It seems to me that everyone who posts here is from some distant city we never heard of.
what country do you live in? These are all US cities, ive heard of them!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Hazim Salem on October 28, 2009, 05:33:51 AM
haha, I live in the US too.
Maybe it's just because it's all over the place, and I only know a handful of cities.
Nevermind what I said earlier lol
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on October 28, 2009, 05:36:30 AM
haha, I live in the US too.
Maybe it's just because it's all over the place, and I only know a handful of cities.
Nevermind what I said earlier lol
haha alrighty then! continue with the welcoming  :D ;D
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Uly on October 28, 2009, 09:29:43 AM
Hey, college student here looking to try out parkour and hopefully train in it. I'm northern Nevada and don't know anyone who does this so I'm pretty new to this. Of course, any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: eagletrent242 on October 28, 2009, 12:57:43 PM
Hey Guys,

My name is Trent and I'm a senior in high school. I live just north of Birmingham, AL and have just recently taken a big interest in Parkour. I'm completely new but hope to spread Parkour across this big city and start looking for spots to train.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Hazim Salem on October 28, 2009, 02:08:25 PM
Hey Guys,

My name is Trent and I'm a senior in high school. I live just north of Birmingham, AL and have just recently taken a big interest in Parkour. I'm completely new but hope to spread Parkour across this big city and start looking for spots to train.

Welcome :D I would also like to spread Parkour all over my city (Just so It doesn't feel weird to train alone). A good spot is a car's hood. I use that for training kong vaults. Also, any railing will help you with various moves.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Ozzi on October 28, 2009, 03:52:00 PM
Sup everyone, welcome to APK, we hope you find it fun and useful. Any question please refer to the Forum rules and Q&A section. Hope to see you all around.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: fthmdg on October 28, 2009, 10:21:44 PM
Sup guys!
I'm fthmdg, aka Shaggy. [ But shaggy was taken.. damn them. xD ]

I'm 17, and I live in Urbandale, Iowa.
I am brand new to parkour as far as participation, but definitely not as far as intrests
I've always loved watching parkour and freerunning, but never actually got into it until now.

Not sure how well it'll work out starting in winter and all, but more than likely I'll need to do strength and endurance training before I get too into it anyway. I'm not out of shape, but definitely not as in shape as I think I probably need to be..

Thats about it! :]
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Kevin on October 29, 2009, 03:57:42 PM
hey whats up im new ive never done parkour but im starting to and i live in orlando florida i havent seen many people that do parkour here though
Title: ALEX IS HERE NOW!!!
Post by: alxsmpgmr on October 30, 2009, 09:04:24 PM
Hey, i am alex and i live in westminster colorado. GO BRONCOS!!!!! ;D
I just started parkour, pretty muche no expierience. hoping for some tips. the freaking warmups are murder.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Sam on October 31, 2009, 12:47:45 PM
What's up all?

I'm Guy, I'm 26 and live in Arlington, VA.  I'm completely new to Parkour, took a few classes showing me training exercises, how to vault and wall jump properly, that's how I got into it.  The more I did it, the more I enjoy how free you feel dong it.  Just here to learn and perhaps meet other people in the DC area who enjoy Parkour. 
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: kanzeon on October 31, 2009, 04:54:00 PM
Hey, I'm Austin.

I'm new to parkour, new to the site, and newly moved to St Louis from the Bay Area, California. I'm 23, just out of college, and keenly psyched to develop myself in an artform that celebrates the urban landscape. I have some athletic experience already, but parkour has struck a chord with me as an explorer of big cities. I'm willing to start from nothing and be patient.

I can't wait to learn from everyone here, both my fellow noobs as well as the seasoned veterans.

La paz,
Austin (kanzeon)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: realbig315 on November 01, 2009, 02:46:59 AM
Hey hey,  Whats up people Im from cali just moved out to Upstate NY, and its stupid cold.  When I first saw parkour it was one of the most motivating things I had ever seen.  The ability to move through obstacles and terrain with that kind of efficiency just blew my mind, and I had to to it.

I'm 25 in decent shape and willing to learn, keep in touch.

Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Glacieus on November 03, 2009, 05:39:48 AM
Hello hello, I'm Rich.

I'm new to parkour and just recently took interest in it. I live in central Wisconsin and I'm stuck out in the middle of a rural wilderness. Glad to be a part of A.P. Hello everyone. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on November 03, 2009, 06:21:49 AM
Hello fellow Wisconsinite!! i live in southeastern WI, nut im sure theres guys out there!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Michael Mathews on November 03, 2009, 11:49:48 AM
Lets see.... new to this forum, from Dallas. Have freestyle background of 14 years or so. Went from blades(1year,boring) to board(3years) to bike to well I never gave the bike up, But I was doing stuff like parkour before I ever heard of it back in the 90's. I found this site to start learning the more technical stuff. Wish me luck.  MC
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Dr.M on November 03, 2009, 08:27:12 PM
My name is Dr.M and I first became aware of parkour through my brother who is a member of Primal Fitness down in DC. I am a physical therapist that practices in northern Philadelphia where I specialize in injury management and prevention of all types as well as progressively developing my role and a fitness professional. Hope to learn more and gain some connections here as well as perhaps contribute some good injury information.

Cheers to your health!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Frank F on November 04, 2009, 07:27:11 AM
hey guys,

I'm from Ellicott City, MD, but I'm going to school in Boston. I just started training at the beginning of the semester with BC's unofficial parkour group
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: OhSoSixx on November 05, 2009, 08:18:19 AM
Hey guys my name is Wes. Im from Camden, South Carolina.  My friends and I have a crew we are all noobs but we are eager to gain some skills!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: pernellee86 on November 07, 2009, 12:40:14 AM
hello everybody, my name is lee, im about to be 30 years old and i refuse to except the fact that im aging. i train in the Newman Ga. area, mainly at the Newman utility's park. i haven't yet met anyone serious enough to train with on a consistent  basis so i haven't really got up into Atlanta with it yet, but i think i might go up there alone some time this week, even if its to do nothing more than scout. well wish me luck and thank you guys for giving us a place to stay up on whats going on in the PK world.  Peace.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: fortis304 on November 07, 2009, 03:37:57 PM
New here from AL.  Hoping to learn more about parkour.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: agollnick1 on November 08, 2009, 08:38:58 AM
HI i'm from phoenix Oregon
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Scott Berson on November 08, 2009, 03:13:07 PM
Hello everyone. I am from Atlanta, GA, I've been practicing for about a year now, and love it. I think I may have found my passion for life, ha. I've progressed pretty well already, have been to a few jams down here with Overflux. Hope to be on here more often!
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: greymaiden on November 08, 2009, 06:27:05 PM
I'm greymaiden, and I am not nearly in shape enough to really be here, although I'm working on it.

A college buddy of mine introduced me to parkour and I now have a new fitness goal.  We used to do a lot of the parkour moves back in the day just for fun, and a lot of them were also incorporated into stage combat.  The fact that there is a bonafide sport built around this concept is awesometastic.

Maybe I'll see some of you running around the block in a few years once I finish PT and get myself back on track :)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Wolf1972 on November 10, 2009, 09:58:25 AM
Hi all new guy here from Danville, IL.  New to APK (both the website and the sport).  Looking to learn.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on November 10, 2009, 10:17:18 AM
Welcome! Be sure to check out the "How to get Started" section on the main page, and what part of IL is that? (SW, NW, ect..)
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: eryn o on November 10, 2009, 11:47:46 AM
hello everybody, my name is lee, im about to be 30 years old and i refuse to except the fact that im aging.

I like your style. Welcome to APK.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: Shadow879 on November 11, 2009, 02:43:15 AM
Hello. My name is Dalton, I'm 17 years old, and I'm a US Army Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (currently in AIT).

My friends back home call me Shadow, cause usually I'm pretty quiet, and I'm usually that guy sitting by himself thinking, writing a poem, or listening to music, etc.

I've known about parkour for a while, but I've never had any kind of time to practice for it. Now, in the Army I can't necessarily practice vaults and rolls and such, the NCOs around here would think I was crazy, but I can sure as hell make up my own exercises wherever possible.

I'm here to figure out what I can do every day to get myself in shape in terms of exercises for when I actually do have some time to practice parkour. I am not in shape at all. I barely pass my 2 mile run on my Army Physical Fitness test with a 15:31 min 2 mile. I can't run on my own time, but I can exercise whenever I feel the need.

A little about myself, if anyone cares to read:

I'm a World War II buff, and I love shooting guns, working on cars, and playing with my computer.

I like ICP (I don't claim to be a juggalo, but I am definitely down with the clown)
I listen to a very select little bit of music, but it spans many genres: Rammstein, metal, Linkin Park, rock, Secondhand Serenade, emo (not sure of a proper name), Green Day, punk, ICP, rap, and Three Days Grace, emo rock.

Sound plays a very big part in my life. What I hear around me dictates my mood a lot. For instance, I love guns, and the sound of distant gunfire makes my mouth water. The sound of thunder makes me smile. My favorite place to read is a sheltered spot outside under a thunderstorm.

And last but not least: I'm different. Plain and simple. Other men here at AIT don't like me a whole hell of a lot because I don't put up a badass front. I'm a golden rule kinda guy. Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. I respect everyone until they disrespect me. Then I simply avoid them or intentionally piss them off because it's fun to watch their reactions.

Enough ranting from me though. Again, hello American Parkour community. I hope to have a good stay here at APK.
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Post by: Hazim Salem on November 11, 2009, 05:34:31 PM
Hello. My name is Dalton, I'm 17 years old, and I'm a US Army Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (currently in AIT).

My friends back home call me Shadow, cause usually I'm pretty quiet, and I'm usually that guy sitting by himself thinking, writing a poem, or listening to music, etc.

I've known about parkour for a while, but I've never had any kind of time to practice for it. Now, in the Army I can't necessarily practice vaults and rolls and such, the NCOs around here would think I was crazy, but I can sure as hell make up my own exercises wherever possible.

I'm here to figure out what I can do every day to get myself in shape in terms of exercises for when I actually do have some time to practice parkour. I am not in shape at all. I barely pass my 2 mile run on my Army Physical Fitness test with a 15:31 min 2 mile. I can't run on my own time, but I can exercise whenever I feel the need.

A little about myself, if anyone cares to read:

I'm a World War II buff, and I love shooting guns, working on cars, and playing with my computer.

I like ICP (I don't claim to be a juggalo, but I am definitely down with the clown)
I listen to a very select little bit of music, but it spans many genres: Rammstein, metal, Linkin Park, rock, Secondhand Serenade, emo (not sure of a proper name), Green Day, punk, ICP, rap, and Three Days Grace, emo rock.

Sound plays a very big part in my life. What I hear around me dictates my mood a lot. For instance, I love guns, and the sound of distant gunfire makes my mouth water. The sound of thunder makes me smile. My favorite place to read is a sheltered spot outside under a thunderstorm.

And last but not least: I'm different. Plain and simple. Other men here at AIT don't like me a whole hell of a lot because I don't put up a badass front. I'm a golden rule kinda guy. Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. I respect everyone until they disrespect me. Then I simply avoid them or intentionally piss them off because it's fun to watch their reactions.

Enough ranting from me though. Again, hello American Parkour community. I hope to have a good stay here at APK.

Welcome, Shadow :) I'm not one of those big people here (Kind of intermediate) but your kind is the best here. Parkour is all about improving yourself, not showing off (no need of bad-ass-look ;D) so yeah, be free to view the different sections of the forums. Probably the best section is General Fitness (since you mentioned your fitness level).
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Post by: CrazyKatie on November 11, 2009, 05:38:53 PM
lol Watching people's reactions is a very fun way to spend time. Anger and Confusion are the best to see.
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Post by: Kody Kurtz on November 13, 2009, 10:10:50 PM
Hey im Kody Kurtz and I will soon join the springfield, mo crew ran by my cousin.
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Post by: Shadow879 on November 14, 2009, 09:43:31 PM
Welcome, Shadow :) I'm not one of those big people here (Kind of intermediate) but your kind is the best here. Parkour is all about improving yourself, not showing off (no need of bad-ass-look ;D) so yeah, be free to view the different sections of the forums. Probably the best section is General Fitness (since you mentioned your fitness level).

Thank you for your recommendation, Hazim, I'll remember that.

lol Watching people's reactions is a very fun way to spend time. Anger and Confusion are the best to see.

I agree. I prefer confusion, cause then they can't figure it out and they decide you're stupid, which never fails to make me laugh.
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Post by: SomersworthParkour on November 15, 2009, 08:16:59 AM
Hello, we are Somersworth Parkour. We are a new team, but a good team. You can follow us on facebook, as well as our website which is www.somersworthpk.webs.com
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Post by: buddy d. on November 15, 2009, 04:15:46 PM
whats up people the names buddy and i live in pritcherdville sc i train wit new :) :) :)
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Post by: dsullivan91 on November 16, 2009, 01:20:26 PM
hey my name is devin my nickname is einax nice to meet you all im a college student in linn mo anyone want to pk?
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Post by: Sam H on November 16, 2009, 02:51:47 PM
Hi, I'm Sam from New Zealand.  I thought I'd pop in and see what's happening on your forum.  I've been training for a few years now and I find it interesting how different cultures influence their training and training philosophy.  I hope to meet some awesome people!  ;D
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Post by: xhumanxweckagex on November 17, 2009, 04:14:56 AM
Hello, My name is Jacqueline I'm 14 (I will be 15 in two months.) and I live in Watertown Connecticut. It's a bit hard to train since the weather is always changing and I have other activities going on where I can't be risking getting hurt, but it's all worth it. <3
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Post by: KittyRyu on November 17, 2009, 02:26:21 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Brooke, and I'm new to Parkour. Really new. I've been training for about a week or so, and I'm working on learning basics and getting my core strength up. I live in Schoolcraft, MI, and am more than welcome to any help anyone can give me. It's nice to see girls here, since I've yet to run into a female who does Parkour.
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Post by: SarcasticMushroom on November 18, 2009, 05:34:23 PM
Heya everyone, I'm Dawn, and I've been a big fan of parkour for a while, just never knew the name! I live in a pretty rural area, and I'm what people call n00btastic, so hopefully I'm not gonna slay myself :P New to the sport, so any helpful advice is....well helpful. Who wants to go running? ;)
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Post by: ups_pack_mule on November 18, 2009, 11:40:33 PM
Hi, I'm a 31 y.o. dude from Northern AZ. I'm just starting out in Parkour, taking it slow at first. I'm also married and have a brand new baby (10/23/09) in the house.
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on November 19, 2009, 07:56:30 PM
Heya everyone, I'm Dawn, and I've been a big fan of parkour for a while, just never knew the name! I live in a pretty rural area, and I'm what people call n00btastic, so hopefully I'm not gonna slay myself :P New to the sport, so any helpful advice is....well helpful. Who wants to go running? ;)
That kindve question would be easier answered if we knew at least what state you live in  ;D

But welcome to APK!
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Post by: jctrail on November 20, 2009, 05:35:00 AM
Hi, I'm Josh. I'm in middle Georgia. I'm kinda new to this. I did it ten years ago before I knew it had a name an such. Internet does wonders.  ;D I just got outta the Army an am in pretty good shape. Last time I timed myself, I had a 12:45 min 2 mile. I used to fence on a professional level, and took a bit of kung fu. So my first question is, is it possible to be overly fit? I mean if you work out alot, you'll weigh more.. is that bad for this? I can't do pull ups tho lol any advice??. Oh, an honestly, is it jus me or does the beginning stuff seem mostly like common sense? I'm not trying to be haughty but.. Most of it seems.. natural I guess. I jus don't want to underestimate it an get hurt.

Any advice is appreciated!!
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Post by: Fun Size on November 20, 2009, 05:41:44 AM
Hey!

Just signed up ten minutes ago and wrote my first blog.

My name is Jessie, username is Fun Size. I'm from Milwaukee.

I recently became obsessed with free running after thinking it was the most badass sport for the past four years.  My first practice was last night for about two hours. f#ckin' TITS.

I'll be posting videos of my progress and blogs about my experiences.

See ya!
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on November 20, 2009, 11:17:07 AM
Hello fellow Wisconsinite! Im located in Kenosha, and i know theres guys up there you can train with, and any questions you have, dont be afraid to ask! Be sure to check out the "How to get started" page first though  ;D
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Post by: Dustin Lagaly on November 20, 2009, 11:18:49 AM
So this definitely isn't my first post. I'm not sure why I didn't come here first, but uh...better late than never, right?

Anyway, my name is Dustin Lagaly. I'm 19, currently attending Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR pursuing a degree in music (although I go to Hot Springs, AR frequently. That's where I'm from). I got into parkour from a long chain of related interests starting with spontaneous building climbing. Been training since around the beginning of August, so I'm not a COMPLETE noob, but still relatively new. If anyone's around where I live (highly doubtful), hit me up sometime.
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Post by: KathrynexCarnage on November 20, 2009, 07:49:35 PM
Hey there(: My name is Kaydi, I am a 14 year old female person. My friend Jeremey ( you may know him or not ) got me into parkour, we were talking about it in school today and we went to a gym to see if i would be into it, and i really liked it. ^.^ So, yeah. Haha, any questions just ask (:
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Post by: Ryan on November 21, 2009, 07:16:58 AM
Hey my name's Ryan residing in New Mexico. I started off hopping over objects and climbing things just cause I thought it was fun.  That was not Freerunning, and now I've started training so I can freerun better.  I'm coming off a great soccer season so I mostly need to stay in shape, though I have a long way to go.  I was looking around the forum and I'm glad i posted here first!
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Post by: LevisMusicPlace92 on November 22, 2009, 11:59:30 PM
Hey my names Levi, i'm seventeen. Been real interested in Parkour for a while now, i love the falling with style aspect of it. HAHA :P. im mostly in Turlock, hit me up. kk. l8r [/b][/b][/b][/b][/s]
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Post by: Kyle Relliford on November 24, 2009, 12:46:05 PM
Hey everyone,

my names Kyle aka Keo and i'm 18. I'm here representing Phoenix, AZ. I've been freerunning for around 6 months now. I'm usually out training 2 times a week. Can't wait to meet some new people =]
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Post by: Brandan Mendenhall on November 25, 2009, 07:08:35 AM
Hey everyone,

my names Kyle aka Keo and i'm 18. I'm here representing Phoenix, AZ. I've been freerunning for around 6 months now. I'm usually out training 2 times a week. Can't wait to meet some new people =]

Woooo!
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Post by: Ross U on November 26, 2009, 09:00:53 AM
Hi everyone,

My names Ross, I'm a senior in high school in Michigan.

I'm pretty new to parkour, but I love the concept of it and it's something I hope to get quite good at in the future.  Matt z is who I've learned most of what I know from and I usually train with him, when I get the time. 

Outside of parkour, I'm a musician, play several instruments, and am looking to go into composition in college. 
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Post by: hoverpirate on November 27, 2009, 07:41:27 PM
Hello My Name is James
I Reside in the Orlando/Kissimmee Area In Florida. My inspirations are Prince of Persia Game series , and Assassins Creed
I Hope to Learn.
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Post by: leftyPK on November 27, 2009, 08:44:53 PM
im Chance.
Im in Illinois and pretty new to parkour but i love it.
Like lots of people, i was "inspired" by youtube videos xD
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Post by: Dwright16 on November 28, 2009, 02:16:40 PM
Hey, My name is Derek and i've never officially started parkour but i Live in Marysville OH and work for the Boy's and Girls Club, I LOVE playing outside with them on the play ground and playing tag and jumping and swinging from equipment in order to stay away from them and I'm looking for anyone who can teach me some skills to better myself at parkour or how to train.

THanks anything will help  :)
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Post by: FlexMaine on November 29, 2009, 10:55:45 AM
Hey, my name is Shane. Also known as Flex, I've been practicing parkour for about 8 months now.  I train 4-5 times a week.  I train with a group in Maine "Street Flow Runners".  I love to meet new traceurs :D
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Post by: macattack on November 30, 2009, 01:36:35 PM
Hey its Mac im in MI right now but not for long

i love running, playing the drums, and being a kid 8)
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Post by: justinalequin on December 01, 2009, 07:57:59 AM
Hi, my name is Justin. I live on the west coast of Florida. I've been running for a few months now, and I'm still looking for a training partner. That's about it. Peace.
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Post by: Roman Zakharyak on December 01, 2009, 01:45:12 PM
My name is Roman, and im originally from ukraine. I love parkour, and im working in my flips
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Post by: Oats on December 02, 2009, 01:47:45 PM
Hi, I'm Oats from VA, but going to school in NC.

I like Cooking, music, and gaming.

I am completely new to this, but I've always thought it looked like the coolest thing ever!
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Post by: Xjon1600 on December 02, 2009, 03:55:20 PM
Hey all,
Sean here, from the hampton roads area in VA.
very out of shape, but saw the videos, and said "wanna be like those guys". I intend to really get into this. any help on getting started would be appreciated, though i know i got about 40 lbs to lose first  :P

I enjoy firearms, electronics, and spending time with family
FTN, for all those sailors who know what it means  ;D
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 02, 2009, 04:30:17 PM
FTN, for all those sailors who know what it means  ;D

For the Navy? :P
Anyway! welcome to APK!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Ben Moore on December 04, 2009, 11:20:39 AM
 what up peeps just started Parkour!! names Ben Moor ;De I live in Pocatello ID.  I'm pumped for this experience and to learn a lot from you older members
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Post by: Acalia on December 06, 2009, 12:14:50 AM
Andrea, soundin' off!  Iiiii'm..(・∀・) hereee!

I'm a rookie at parkour, but in my defense, there is hardly a place to practice where I am in Ft. Worth, and I don't have the time. :c
(Pathetic, I know.. ウワァァ-----。゚( ゚´Д`゚ )゚。-----ン!!!! )

For sports/athletics, I'm in Adv. Dance class for school.
Language-wise, 3 years of Spanish classes, and a little over a year of online Japanese course.

I hope to see some of ya'll and practice~ :]

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Post by: Peter Steinke on December 07, 2009, 01:39:30 PM
Hey guys, im Peter Steinke from Toronto On.
im new to parkour but hoping to get better
lookn forward to meeting you guys
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Post by: lulus on December 07, 2009, 05:48:07 PM
Hey I'm Catherine, I'm from TX.
So, yeah I like running, drawing, and playing piano.
I'm brand new to Parkour, but want to learn more about it, and I'm pretty excited to get started.
Any tips? :)
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 07, 2009, 05:52:21 PM
Welcome to APK!!!
Check out the How to get Started (http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/887/270/) Its very informative and helpful  ;D
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Post by: Amy101492 on December 07, 2009, 06:54:22 PM
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Hi! My name's Amy and I've been doing parkour for a year and a half now but I just recently decided to join this. Haha. Anyway I love parkour and I'd love to talk to some of you who gets what it means to be free.  :D
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Post by: jp2ykz on December 07, 2009, 09:31:09 PM
I'm Jamison,

I am from Portland OR and have been training off and on for about 8 years.

Been doing some tricking lately in Portland because I tend to get bored training the same stuff all the time so I thought I would expand my skill set.

Any how I'm on a road trip now across the south to Florida and back over the winter months. As a result I am extremely more interested in parkour lately because I have constantly varying terrain to practice on  :) :) :)

As of now I am in Austin for about a week and just got back from the open gym practice that they do on Monday's.

It was super fun and these guys look like they're serious about training and got some good skills. Their metaphysical powers seem fairly strong as well.  ;)

I'm looking forward to meeting new traceurs as I make my way across the country. My main stops will be in New Orleans and Jensen beach Florida from here. If any one comes across this feel free to contact me with any info for meeting up. jp2ykz@gmail.com

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Post by: Cate247 on December 09, 2009, 09:37:14 AM
Hi I'm Cate. I live in Birmingham, AL. I'm a junior and college and a ballet dancer. I always thought Parkour looked like the coolest thing ever, and I decided I want to try it as a new way of moving my body, staying fit, and using my muscles that's different from ballet. I'm totally new to this and I don't know anyone who does it, but I'm ready to learn about it and to start training.
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Post by: LBCPK13 on December 09, 2009, 03:38:52 PM
Hii !! well my name is nathan nd i just started parkour nd i'm pretty excited. i live in lbc cali nd i'm pretty much by myself out here unless there are others let me know cause it gets pretty boring by yourself. ;D
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Post by: Awhbree on December 10, 2009, 04:58:47 AM
Hey my names Aubrey I live in western Florida. Ive been freerunning for 5 years now and im trying to get my name out there so I can go to competitions around the world.
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Post by: ShifuYantao on December 10, 2009, 07:55:15 AM
Nihao!

I am shifu yantao but you can call me shifu, or shify for short.I do martial arts, cartooning, and gymnastic's. I study qi gong, sanshou kung fu,and mauy thai  for two years. I started parkour 9 month ago, I am very fascinated with this form of sport. 

I'm glad to be here and can't wait to learn more about parkour!  :D

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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 10, 2009, 08:31:51 AM
Huanying!!
Welcome to APK, if you have any questions, just ask :)
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Post by: efin89 on December 10, 2009, 08:58:40 PM
Hi the names Stephen. I'm from Middletown, CT. I haven't done any type of parkour stuff before, but I'm interested in doing it though. I think I'm capable of doing it, I'm into climbing stuff and I like running, so why not try this. If anyone wants to get together to try this just lemme know. You can reach me on my aim at efin89
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Post by: mr. hugs on December 11, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
Yarr!!

I'm not new to parkour. Just to the website.

excited for all the ideas i've got for winter training!! hehehe

can't wait to tear it up!!
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Post by: knaukowt on December 12, 2009, 03:39:20 AM
Hi there my name is Anthony I work out in Hemet california, I'm new to parkour and would like to learn more and if i can meet up with some people to show me how to do somethings properly. If you have any information please message me thanks.
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Post by: bloodwolf00091 on December 15, 2009, 10:23:11 AM
I am Ian aka bloodwolf  ;) and i've been a traceur for 2 years.

currently i am creating a club at my school for the students who want to be better and become a traceur themselves.

i may not be the best but i am still learning....always learning ;D
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Post by: Jerald Donald Konkel on December 15, 2009, 10:32:58 AM
We are always learning..... even when we think know alot..... I'm inspired by this quote:

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." --plato :o


Welcome to APK......  :)
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Post by: Michael M on December 15, 2009, 12:33:43 PM
Hello there i want to learn free running/parkour but my space is kind of limited and I am 13 and live in a town i can't really do anything though but i am determined to learn 
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Post by: Sam Chin on December 15, 2009, 01:28:27 PM
Hey im Sam, or u can just call me fig. i just started parkour a few days ago but ive been able to learn some vaults very quickly (that's what my experienced parkour friend says) neways, so far i have enjoyed parkour immensely! lately though it has been very rainy over here....so i hope that will change soon.
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Post by: Melosh3 on December 16, 2009, 07:20:03 PM
Hey I am Melosh3 but you can call me Rob, I am new to parkour, but me and a friend are going to start training to work on everything :D
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Post by: BaptizedByFire on December 17, 2009, 08:55:45 AM
Hey guys, name's Trae- been freerunnin for about four weeks now. Trying to learn to run in the rain, since it never F***ING stops raining here in Houston. First time I ever tried freernning, I busted my knee, dislocated my shoulder, and bashed my head on the ground. Thus, I've decided to seek help from more experienced persons such as you, APK. thanks for the warm welcome and the advice to keep my bones unbroke and my joints firmly settled in their sockets.
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Post by: Gruhn101 on December 17, 2009, 08:57:56 AM
Hey all...

I am Daniel aka Gruhn101.  I am from Missouri, currently in Columbia.  I am a student at Mizzou.  I've just began training and am still working on the basics.
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Post by: FuzzyLogic on December 18, 2009, 01:44:23 AM
Hi

I'm a girl who's just getting started in Utah.  A couple of my friends are interested in parkour, but none of us really know where to begin.  Fortunately there's plenty places to practice around here, even if we get the occasional odd look.

If anyone has tips on exercises to try or events in the area, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks,

FuzzyLogic
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Post by: Melosh3 on December 18, 2009, 11:56:03 AM
@FuzzyLogic

Two things, this is probably really Cliche, but any chance you are mormon?

Also there is a video that really helped me with rolls, if you need help with that :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgPd29MlHpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgPd29MlHpg)
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Post by: Observer13 on December 18, 2009, 01:21:32 PM
Ben-UK-Manchester




RIBBIT, RIBBIT :P
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Post by: JeffreyJKingman on December 19, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
Jeff: Entrepreneur: Portland OR metro area: brand new to Parkour: seeking others in local area or Seattle to learn from.
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Post by: SimianAlligator on December 21, 2009, 07:44:27 PM
Yo, I'm Simeon. Live in DC, always wanted to try parkour and decided to go for it, what with all this free time I've got on my hands.
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Post by: Hazim Salem on December 22, 2009, 12:35:03 PM
Yo, I'm Simeon. Live in DC, always wanted to try parkour and decided to go for it, what with all this free time I've got on my hands.

Welcome! :)

Do you know that Primal Fitness Gym is in D.C. ?? I would be so lucky to go train there :) Look it up and decide. Be safe and have fun ;D
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Post by: CaliTrac on December 23, 2009, 12:06:06 PM
Hello, I'm Tyler
I live in Sacramento, Ca and I'm looking for a better way to learn parkour. I'm still new to parkour, so if there are any traceurs in the 916 area, I could sure use some hands-on teaching
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Post by: Will Gathright on December 23, 2009, 07:43:05 PM
Hey folks of American Parkour,
I've been running for a couple of years now in the Albany New York area.  I love that parkour is about challenging and bettering yourself.  It excites me that there are always new obstacles and, with enough hard work, those obstacles can be overcome.  I'm happy to be getting hooked up with this tight and encouraging community. 
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Post by: ZimbabweWesh on December 23, 2009, 10:07:03 PM
I'm Harris, new to the whole Parkour scene. Hopefully I find a few people form South Florida to train with.
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Post by: Lycan on December 25, 2009, 04:26:32 PM
Names Rashad. HI GUYS HOW YALL DOING!
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Post by: Devers on December 25, 2009, 08:42:02 PM
Hi just started PK and in need of some teaching hope to find some people in Nevada to practice and train with
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Post by: MrCookies646 on December 25, 2009, 09:59:59 PM
hey... what's up guys... the names nick =]
i'm only 16... still in high school...
and i want to start learing parkour...
i was wondering if anyone would mind helpin' me out with this?
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Post by: MrCookies646 on December 25, 2009, 10:03:59 PM
you see... i live in a little place
lebanon maine...
it's on the borderline of maine/newhampshire
i was wondering if anyone was near me...
and that wouldnt mind helpin out a new guy =]
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Post by: Faithkeeper on December 26, 2009, 11:16:14 AM
I'm from midwest USA. I haven't done much pk since I put out $200+ fixing a friends truck I broke when trying to jump into the back... but My parents gave me some martial arts shoes for Christmas (Which I'll be using for parkour and such) so I'll be getting back into it. I can do most of the basic vaults, I've tried some flips but I'm not too sure my body type is any good for that. (football players and wrestlers always wanted me to join the team in highschool) I'm ~5'11 and ~215lbs, but in solid shape, ran a 5k a couple weeks ago, came 8/14 in age group [18-24] (time was 20 something mins, idk) with no training. So I'm in good enough shape to do most of this, but flips will come hard if at all. I'm not interested in jumping off roofs, or much of anything I think could permanently hurt me, but this is just a hobby to keep me in shape and give me some reason to exercise so it's no biggie. Have a great day and God Bless.


ps: (Am I allowed to say that last sentence? [religion and such] If I'm not, my apologies, tell me so and I'll try to remember to leave it out of my posts, but it is a bit of a habit)
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 27, 2009, 06:41:39 AM
Welcome to APK you guys!
@Faithkeeper - I think the rule is that were not allowed to discuss religion on the forums, i would leave it out just in case im wrong..
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Post by: Hanibal on December 27, 2009, 07:54:42 AM
Hello everyone.  My name is Hanibal.  I am 38, a native of Texas living in Las Vegas and am just beginning my training.  I am looking forward to meeting you all and the community.
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Post by: Faithkeeper on December 27, 2009, 09:27:56 AM
Welcome to APK you guys!
@Faithkeeper - I think the rule is that were not allowed to discuss religion on the forums, i would leave it out just in case im wrong..

Thanks a lot, that sounds like a wise course of action. Have a good one.
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Post by: apkman13 on December 28, 2009, 01:01:48 PM
hey guys, i just started and i was wanting to start a group so send me a message at sunny90ky11@aim.com but only if u live in kentucky! 8) :)
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Post by: HydePark on December 29, 2009, 02:43:53 PM
Gage here. Indianapolis IN.
I've always favored climbing fences and trees and rolling around on the ground.
Now I see I'm not the only sane one in the world..watsup with the crazies not having fun?? I dunno but
happy to find a home here.
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Post by: bombadil on December 29, 2009, 04:14:57 PM
Hey, I'm Isaac, I'm 16, and I'm from Central Ny. I've never met anyone on the forums (I don't think O.o), and I'm just starting. I'm really more of a.. musician, But I need a workout, and I think that this looks interesting, not to mention fun. Any like.. tips... would be greatly appreciated. =].
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Post by: delacampa on December 29, 2009, 07:29:30 PM

 Hows it goin im alex aka De La

 im 21 from san franscisco bay area

 im new to parkour but ive followed it for awhile, looking to learn anything and everything i can so if anyone wants to help out a new guy any advice or tips are welcome.

 and if anyone else is from the bay get at me

 
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Post by: Reues on December 30, 2009, 12:00:08 PM
Angie, or Mutt here.
From Cinci Ohio, and total newb to all of this. :3
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Post by: ted.kornish on December 30, 2009, 03:27:11 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm Ted, from Boulder, CO, where there's a hella lot of snow on the ground so I'm stuck doing conditioning inside but I can't wait to get back to jumping over stuff when it melts :P

I'm 14 (15 pretty soon, though xD) and got into/started practicing/learned about Parkour from some friends give or take 2 months ago. I can only do some basic stuff and my roll isn't amazing but it's getting there.

When I'm not practicing techniques, I like to run, read, play violin/piano/guitar, do martial arts (Hapkido/Muay Thai/BJJ) and lurk on forums. Nice to meet everyone!

Cheers,
Ted
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Post by: Blue Suede on December 30, 2009, 10:06:20 PM
Greetings!

My name is Elvis and I started PKing about 6 years ago when the sport was just getting into gear.  An avid Volleyball player (HS, Collegiate D3), I decided to quit Parkouring to avoid potential injury.  Volleyball was my main priority and I did not want to take any risk in injuring my legs.  I have pretty good leaping abilities and did not want to risk losing it. Anyway, now that I'm ending my collegiate career and playing more as a recreational thing, Ive decided to take up Running which I absolutely love. But before running and volleyball, there was PK.

My only general question, because I feel it is very important to ask, is how is the PK community?  Whenever getting into a hobby, I feel that the community is a very important aspect of what you're doing. I like to meet people who are friendly and outgoing. Is the PK community an active and supportive one?

Thanks for reading.
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Post by: Eli Clawson on December 30, 2009, 11:38:55 PM
The names Eli, I have been looking into parkour for a while but havnt started yet.  I live in Dayton Ohio, and am currently looking for someone to help me learn the ropes.
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Post by: Faithkeeper on December 31, 2009, 05:15:27 AM
Greetings all, great to have you here.

From what I understand, pk has a great community, especially in certain areas. I've yet to try to contact the community in my area because I want to get into shape so I can train safely first, but all I've heard form others finds the pk community to be very supportive and accepting. The online community here has been very good to me thus far.
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Post by: Blue Suede on December 31, 2009, 11:39:56 AM
Thank you for the response  :)

That's very good to hear. I usually tend to shy away from online communities of certain hobbies i pursue because of the hostility derived from certain members.  I can already tell that the PK community is a supportive and encouraging one. See you all around  ;D
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Post by: randi_5499f on December 31, 2009, 12:16:36 PM
Heyyy, Miranda from Bismarck, North Dakota.

Brand new to parkour, but very interested.
Title: Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
Post by: nolanqman on December 31, 2009, 03:33:55 PM
Hey,names Nolan. nickname "fox" preferably.
Ive been doing parkour for a while and am just now getting involved in the community. I live in Lakeland Florida. Any good training places or you need a training partner just drop me a line. :P
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Post by: Hotaru on January 02, 2010, 10:01:18 AM
Hey my name is michael. I've been learning parkour for just a year. I'm in blytheville arkansas and since there is noone here that practices or even know what parkour/freerunning is; i've learned everything on my own.(not safe)  I want to know are there any places i can go to find and train with others?
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Post by: LAKonkel on January 03, 2010, 07:23:25 PM
Hi! I'm Lori. My brothers are really into parkour, and being a girl, i want to try it too. I like to read and learning something new.  :)
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Post by: Jerald Donald Konkel on January 03, 2010, 07:34:05 PM
Hi! I'm Lori. My brothers are really into parkour, and being a girl, i want to try it too. I like to read and learning something new.  :)

Welcome to APK sis..... lol
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Post by: Applesmasher420 on January 04, 2010, 03:30:32 AM
hey im ethan some call me weedz ive been tracing on and off for 4 years im from rohnert park california
love meeting new people so if youd like to have some comunication add my myspace :D
http://www.myspace.com/koalaman2000
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Post by: John Gibson on January 04, 2010, 03:00:53 PM
I'm John from upstate NY, I live in the Glens Falls area. I've been really interested in parkour from videos I'd seen for a while now but no one around here does it or even talks about it, so I've never attempted it. I hope to try to meet some people and start learning.
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Post by: Gaigalas on January 04, 2010, 04:50:07 PM
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Post by: Zepp on January 04, 2010, 07:57:47 PM
hey all,

im tyler. i live in Denton, Texas.
been casually free running for 2 years getting more serious. i need some people from the dallas area to train with...

yep thats it.
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Post by: F1NCHIEMcFeely on January 07, 2010, 10:11:50 AM
F1NCHIE, here, never knew there was an american parkour organisation till today.

I haven't done any training, but, would like to.

I live in Decatur, Illinois.

Decatur Illinois is compiled of no fun, industry, misery, the seven deadly sins, and a little place called krekels which is like underpriced and modest Culvers.

I would like to know if there's anyone in Decatur who would like to train with me and show me the ropes.
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Post by: TraceurNinja on January 07, 2010, 05:54:31 PM
Hi APKers! My name is Ben, im 17, from NE Ohio.

I got into parkour a while ago, nothing serious, just a lazy vault here or two lol. I started my first official APK workout today. It was a good burn i was out of shape lol :)
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Post by: panda warrior on January 08, 2010, 11:31:26 AM
hi I'm panda warrior....nothin else to say
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Post by: Rehab on January 09, 2010, 08:50:06 PM
New guy here, Colton from Texas, sophmore in high school etc etc., got interested in free running in parkour. Any thing i can do to get started, i know the basic tuck and roll stuff (thank you taekwondo and strength and conditioning camp) i kinda want to get the handle on things you know. Mail my profile plz if you send any help thanks guys, and girls.
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Post by: imaligertamer on January 10, 2010, 09:11:50 PM
Byron Storey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Great community, I'm excited to be a part.
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Post by: Colby Cryar on January 10, 2010, 09:26:34 PM
My name is Colby aka Barefoot Boy, and I have just recently come to terms with the fact that shoes are sometimes necessary (I hate them).

I have been a traceur for since summer of 06, though I am learning very slowly.

I am in Lake Charles and there are not many of us here, or at least not that I know of.
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Post by: toaststamp on January 11, 2010, 11:25:47 AM
Hey guys

Toasty here. Completely unknown to the Philadelphia, PA, scene by choice. Parkour is a fantastic type of exercise for me, since I'm living with Fibromyalgia. For those of you who don't know, Fibromyalgia is supposedly a neuromuscular disease that focuses on the pain receptors, making them fire much more often and much more responsive than they should be. There are some days when it's physically impossible to get out of bed, and there are some days I can function like any normal person. So, I try to be as active as I can as often as I can. If I can find any of my pics or vids, they'll be up.

Peace. Out.
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Post by: Flyer on January 11, 2010, 11:50:02 PM
Hi, I am Tomasz and I am from Poland. Do You know, where is my country? Yes, in Europe! :D
I am 16 years old and I was born in canada. But I lived there only three years, so my english isn't good ^^' So sorry if I made some mistakes xD
I live in small town, but if I want, I can go to the Warsaw (Capitol) or Pruszków (In that city is my school). I like running and writing xd I interested in Parkour, when I was 15 and I played to long Prince of persia ;P I wanted to do wallrun, so I tryed aaaaAAAnnnddd...Bach xD But I will learn xD

Ok, sorry for mistakes and greetings! xD
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Post by: Kiku Ichiomonjii on January 12, 2010, 05:14:19 PM
Always been a fan of running,jumping and climbing off everything for no reason.
ive heard of parkour but never looked into it until now,im decent on what i do but need help
to get better~  :D

im in Columbus Georgia,am old enough,and ready to get started
(recovering from a dislocated hip,so it will happen slowly)
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Post by: samfisher777 on January 13, 2010, 01:46:25 AM
Hey!
I'm Sam and I live in Bristol in England. Pretty boring place but alot of site to run in, over, on, through, around, under etc.
Don't know anyone here but have been doing this for about two years or so with a friend.
Gets kinda difficult with the weather so bad, cuz you slip everywhere but it gets the thrill factor.
:-D
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Post by: ADJ on January 13, 2010, 06:04:45 AM
hi , my name is ADJ , am new here , and i really don't know how to get started , i just need to train well , and please someone answer this question : what is the perfect and the maximum weight "in kilograms" to be a free-runner ?
nice to meet you all ...
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on January 13, 2010, 07:14:12 AM
Welcome to APK all!

And ADJ, Check out the "How to get started" page on the main website to help you start off, and Parkour is about adapting so there is no "best" weight to be a free-runner  :)
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Post by: Matias on January 13, 2010, 11:17:36 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Matias from Argentina. I've been checking the forum and all for a while but realized I have never introduced myself. Over here, mainly in Buenos Aires we are growing as a PK community. In other cities too but the core is in Buenos Aires.

I've been into PK since 2006 but with a very low learning curve due to little time to focus on it. But I really like it and now I'm trying to re-start my training (after losing some weight I might add)  ;D

See you!
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Post by: Taizen on January 13, 2010, 01:57:28 PM
Hi. I'm Taizen. I'm 23 and in the military. I'm being moved to Valdosta Georgia from DC on the 18th of this month. I've been a long Parkour fan and have been doing parkour lazily for the past 5 years. Because of an injury I havent practiced in about a year and a half. So, if there are any practitioners in the Valdosta area, let me know. I'm looking on hitting the ground running and getting into a good group. Looking forward to my first jam. So later.

Peace
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Post by: ADJ on January 13, 2010, 01:59:39 PM
thanx , Jeremy Osborn  
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Post by: Anne on January 13, 2010, 11:23:42 PM
Hello, I'm Anne.  I live in El Paso, Texas and go to school at Stephen F. Austin State University (in Nacogdoches, Texas).  I've never been big on taking predetermined paths and I love how parkour looks so I decided to learn how to do it (especially after playing Assassin's Creed ;) ).  If anyone in EP or Nac does parkour let me know, I'd love to join you ;D
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Post by: Jeremy Osborn on January 14, 2010, 06:57:00 AM
Hi Anne!! Try looking in the Texas forums, which can be found ->here<- (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,84.0.html). I know there are some people who train up in Austin, and im sure theres people down there, the Texas scene is fairly large, i believe!
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Post by: HEARTsoul on January 14, 2010, 08:15:31 AM
My name is Cramer
I live in north east Pennsylvania
I have been practicing Parkour for about a month now
Looking forward to all the great times, and people, that Parkour will lead me to.
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Post by: Reishimaru on January 14, 2010, 08:16:39 AM
Hello everyone. My names Jorge and I live in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. I officially started practicing parkour a few months ago.
Im learning the ropes quickly since I have a Martial arts/Tricking background. Right now Im helping out to start a local comunity here in PR.
we just started ^-^ and its good to be affiliated to APK.

There is not many things to flow threw here in PR but there are still are a few small good places to train..still havent found a good place to practice determinedly my precision tough but that is not stopping me.

also if there is a thread that can help me with my precision and balance please direct me to it ^-^.
Thanks to all.
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Post by: kvstuts2 on January 14, 2010, 07:10:07 PM
Hey all, my location is in Birmingham, AL and I'm looking for some professional training. I'm 21, pretty athletic but I've only just learned of parkour and I really want to learn. Please, anyone with helpful advise, please hit me up. ALso if there are any fellow B-ham people here let me know. This is kind of boring alone.
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Post by: Neta on January 15, 2010, 10:39:42 AM
Hi everybody. ; )
I'm Neta and I'm from Poland. I'm doing parkour since January 2009.
I am not good in english, so I hope that I will understand what you write on forum and that I won't do very mistakes in my messages. I want to improve my english on your forum and get familiar American traceurs methods of trainings. ; )


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Post by: cOUCH on January 15, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
Well i suppose ill say who i am. cOUCH.  c as in couch, cause i get lazy. OUCH as in, i gone and F****d my sh** up. Been doing it since 06' but found out that other people do it , and that there was a name for it in 08'.... ive gotten beat and bruised, and i probably cant do anything anymore, but oh well, if i injure myself. Then i injure myself...
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Post by: Evidence120690 on January 15, 2010, 02:14:29 PM
Hey there! My name's James. I'm 19 and just now getting a start in Parkour, I live in Chicago and enjoy cars, video games and of course slipping about the downtown area, hope to run with as many of you all as I can!
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Post by: Utne Wire Man on January 16, 2010, 08:54:05 PM
Hey there,

I'm Jeff. I've been fascinated with movement and parkour for close to five years now, but haven't done much about it. I'm from Denver, don't know anyone on here yet. I've explored many places in Denver, and I need a new way to experience it!

Until Then,
JK
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Post by: ev0lution on January 17, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
hey everyone. new to the site. been practicing parkour for about 5 months now. looking to learn and get better at this sport
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Post by: Chris Hoye on January 17, 2010, 09:02:05 PM
Nice to be here!
Don't know if I'll be getting any sort of trumpeted welcome party, but I'm looking forward to starting this new lifestyle.

Oh, and I'm from the growing city of Denton, Texas. It's a wee bit north of Dallas and a tad south of Wichita Falls. Just let me know first if you want to meet me please.
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Post by: Efrain on January 18, 2010, 09:02:05 AM
Name: Ej

Experanice: FNG

Location: Whitmire, S.C.

I am just geting in to PK/FR and I want to become more skilled at it. I do a lot of running in my free time and I want to meet new people.
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Post by: Robert R on January 18, 2010, 03:44:53 PM
Hey, My name is Robert. I'm currently 12 1/2 and parkour seems cool. I've been trying smaller jumps at first (I'm up to about 7-12 feet). I've been getting better. Instead of rolling after landing, I've tried to transfer it all into one move. Well anyway this is a cool place, and I hope I have fun!
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Post by: Xander90 on January 18, 2010, 08:04:00 PM
Hey im alex aka Xander. Hows it going?
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Post by: Bella on January 19, 2010, 10:37:05 AM
Name:  Bella

Experience:  Total noob.

Location - Winnipeg Manitoba

Just found out about Parkour, am totally fascinated, been rock climbing for just over 3 years and can't wait to use those skills to transition to Parkour, hopefully without too much damage to my body and dignity.
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Post by: TinyandTall on January 19, 2010, 03:23:58 PM
Hey I'm Taylor, I'm female, 15 from Texas, and I am just now getting started with Parkour... can't wait till I can actually do something.. looking at this stuff made me realize how out of shape I am.  :-[
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Post by: saiage on January 20, 2010, 02:41:00 PM
hello everybody my name is jonathan i just strted the amazing art of parkour XD whoopee  8) if anybody could give tips or anything i would love u in a brotherly way XD
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Post by: saiage on January 20, 2010, 02:42:17 PM
hello everybody my name is jonathan i just strted the amazing art of parkour XD whoopee  8) if anybody could give tips or anything i would love u in a brotherly way XD
im from boynton beach florida and i enjoy listening to music, acting, and doing parkour
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Post by: Daniel Downs on January 20, 2010, 05:46:19 PM
Hey guys, im daniel from Huntsville. my hobbies include guitar, soccer and of course, learning the loco art of parkour. :) still a total newb, but fairly athletic, so any advice, tips, and encouragement would be great. It also be great to talk to any other newbies to see what youve be doing. Ive started practicing landing on my feet and in a roll and plan to work on balance next!
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Post by: Alex L. on January 20, 2010, 06:01:48 PM
Welcome newcomers, use the site to your advantage we have tons of smart people that can provide tons of help.  Also, re-introducing myself here I have taken a huge break and haven't been on here in a long time.
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Post by: Parkour is never the limi on January 21, 2010, 04:19:28 AM
Hi i need some tips on parkour im VERY new but in  good enough shape already
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Post by: cOUCH on January 21, 2010, 09:44:36 AM
Well youll find `all the tips you need' here at americanparkour. I dont get very many tips cause i prefer my tips to be in person, cause otherwise i wont learn very much, or even a broken down step by step video.
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Post by: Airsoftboy on January 21, 2010, 12:18:48 PM
Howdy guys, I'm new here. From Texas, Dallas to be specific. Play airsoft, and just started parkouring after one of my friends got me into it. :) Love the site.
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Post by: Anne on January 21, 2010, 06:48:24 PM
If you're ever in El Paso you need to play airsoft there, it's super awesome to play in the desert, there are even a few abandon buildings and natural trenches to use, and a lot of military and other hardcore airsoft players there
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Post by: Don Corleone on January 22, 2010, 12:21:53 PM
Hai guise ;D

Name-Chris (currently 13 years of age)
Experience-Brief gymnastics course @ school, physically fit, wrestling
Location- Connecticut

I've always been interested in parkour, however I may not be able to practice frequently due to short availability of time. Saturdays would be the best though :)
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Post by: Airsoftboy on January 22, 2010, 04:17:07 PM
Howdy I'm Austin out of Texas, I'm new at this sport, but have started working out and pushing as hard as I can (While staying safe and not hurting myself or anyone else. :) )
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Post by: TheSparky on January 24, 2010, 05:01:59 PM
Hey, Ken here.  I live in Japan at the moment (Yes, I know, American Parkour and all) but I've lurked around the site for a few years, thought it would be great to try to learn some Parkour skills, and never put in the effort.  Hoping to change that.

I'm 22, not in the best shape, but looking to change that.  Hoping to learn a thing or two while I'm here.
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Post by: Soldier4Jesus on January 25, 2010, 09:09:32 AM
Hello!
My name is Joey, i am from Texas. I am new to parkour, but like the idea. I have looked around at the tutorials and tricks. I hope to get to know the tricks of the trade, and learn how to become a better athlete.

Joey
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Post by: Parkour is never the limi on January 25, 2010, 09:53:51 AM
Hi im Matthew I live in Millburn
New Jersey
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Post by: Killoran on January 25, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
Hello! My name is Ryan, and I'm good friends with Ryan Dunham, who is also a member of this forum. I'm an accomplished sprinter on the track team, and I also run cross country and pole vault, so obviously I love the idea of parkour, and enjoy jumping, vaulting, and climbing, when I can. APK seemed to be the perfect place to learn parkour and I'm looking forward to learning lots more.
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Post by: Ryan on January 25, 2010, 09:35:29 PM
Yup, can't wait to get out and train, maybe if it would stop snowing! haha conditioning works.
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Post by: Dan Shoupe on January 26, 2010, 01:18:24 PM
Hey, The name's Dan.
I'm in a semi-rural area of Virginia. I'm just getting into parkour and figured this would be a good place to get some insight as to what I'm doing.
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Post by: calamity23 on January 26, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
Hey the names calamity23. I live in Boise, ID. Looking for people to train with me (i'm a total newbie when it comes to pakour) 'cause I really don't want to break my neck doing something stupid .
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Post by: Hannah L on January 26, 2010, 06:17:14 PM
Welcome to APK, guys!
Safe training! :)
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Post by: PK0FLOW on January 27, 2010, 12:36:43 PM
Hi im Bryan

i live in the uk

im getting back into parkour after a years break.
(or me just being lazy) but im wiling to commit and this time i want to improve my fitness, my fluidity through the environment and overall just want to improve my skills.

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Post by: Gyth17 on January 27, 2010, 08:40:48 PM
Hi, I'm Spencer, also good friends with Ryan Dunham. Wanted to learn more about parkour after Ryan was telling me about it. Sooooo yeah, looking forward to learning more about parkour and getting in better cardiovascular shape.  ;)
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Post by: Ryan on January 27, 2010, 08:47:48 PM
ya community, and people to train with ;P
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Post by: corners on January 28, 2010, 07:51:56 AM
Hey guys what's up? My name is Killian and I'm just starting free-running. I'm 14 and I live in Huntsville, AR, I goto school in Eureka Springs (an awesome place for parkour *wink* *wink*)
I'm currently in the 8th grade, and hey if anyone is going to Eureka hit me up on facebook just look for Killian McClelland and you'll find me ;)
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Post by: RyanDiGiorgio on January 29, 2010, 11:05:47 AM
Hello,
Nice to meet you all. Name is Ryan Di Giorgio. I live in Brentwood, California. :)
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Post by: parkourrocky on January 29, 2010, 11:29:33 AM
Newbie, saying hi.
Right now I'm ridiculously out of shape, but with my new gym I'm building a base level of fitness before I start tackling Cat-grabs and Kongs. I have the handbook and DVD from this site, and I am working on the APK warmup. See you all around!
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Post by: Mr.WWII on January 29, 2010, 07:24:35 PM
Sup im Chris Moran

come from Central Jersey, go to Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ. The place is loaded with parkour spots, it's great. ANyone else from the area?

I've always done some parkour my whole life unknowingly, just messing around you know? and I used to BMX. I just started training this past month, but I'm in the midst of a long term shoulder tendonitis and lower back problem recovery. I've pretty much gotten my back under control, but the shoulder tendonitis still hinders a lot of my potential, especially with things involving my arms over my head, so I'm mainly focusing on vaults, rolls, and precisions for now.

Luckly, my life has revolved around a serious weightlifting, bodybuilding, and ultimate frisbee training regimen, so I have a good amount of strength and endurance to handle a lot of the demands of parkour, meaning I can focus on a lot of movements right away that others may have to condition extensively to be able to do them. I'm just hoping this means that after I heal up I can get to work right away on my basic skills without having to catch up too much on conditioning first, but I will still condition of course as any good athlete must.

and to all: Injury recovery really sucks. Working out has been my life for the past 2 years. 5-6 days a week every week. I was going strong for 2.5 years straight pretty much, give or take a week or 2 off here and there, until I got tendonitis in my rotator cuff earlier this year. I have now been out of the gym for 2 and a half months, and the shoulder isn't any better. I'm also in physically therapy for my lower back, and it's good enough to handle my parkour now. So all I'm saying is, TRAIN SAFE, and get informed about your anatomy, cause you don't wana be off parkour for months on end just cause a tendon in your shoulder is inflamed.

-chris
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Post by: Daniel.Rogers on January 30, 2010, 10:21:07 PM
hola my fellow pakourians or however you would say it but yeah, Im 21 in the military currently deployed so i dnt get to practice often, however me and my buddy have been freestyle parkour for while this site is nice showing some new vaults and tricks. I am originally from california Upper Lake. I am stationed at Fort Carson Colorado next to colorado springs. hope to get to know you guys well
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Post by: Stephen Westbrook on January 30, 2010, 11:01:30 PM
Hey everyone! :D

I'm Stephen. I live in North Carolina and i've been a practitioner of Parkour since September of '09.
I've got a background in three different forms of Martial Arts.

I enjoy late-night movies, long walks on the beach, and a big box of chocolate.. ;D

Nahh, but really, im interested about the same stuff as a normal teenager.
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Post by: evilpenguin on January 31, 2010, 12:37:57 AM
I'm not really new, but it's the first time I've posted in the forums. I live in south florida and am currently just "restarting" parkour. My area is almost void of any places that will let you practice except for playgrounds and parks, and I'm pretty sure it would be frowned upon even there. Umm what else...oh I have one friend who was interested in it but we basically stopped practicing together and I'm not sure he's interested in it anymore so any people that would be willing to give tips feel free lol other than that there isn't much lol =]
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Post by: Chocobo609 on January 31, 2010, 01:30:56 PM
Hello all, My name is Matt, and I've decided to take this up as a personal challenge, something to provide fitness, and a good mental balance and discipline. I've studied Martial Arts all my life, and a lot of this just feels so natural for me. Nothing to clear your mind like training!
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Post by: Cullen DeLangie on February 01, 2010, 11:54:07 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Cullen. I'm a student,
a writer,
21,
from New Hampshire.
I have never been really athletic, but I've kept decent shape (for a writer?) and have recently decided to make some big changes--self-improvement, simplification, etc. I'm totally new, working on tackling the APK warmup before I start anything. I love to climb trees/other things, hike, bike, have fun, explore--so this seemed ideal! I'm looking forward to learning. Any big/small/any size Parkour hubs around southern NH (especially the University of New Hampshire) that I could connect with? I feel like some camaraderie might help with keeping this up and not getting lazy about it.
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Post by: GSDragono on February 01, 2010, 10:04:35 PM
Greetings all!

GS will do as a name, for now. I'm located in one San Luis Obispo, CA. I'm new to parkour- new equating to a couple days of experimenting, research, and the beginning of mild conditioning. Sadly, I'm not an athlete, and I've had few athletic experiences, but I'm hoping that won't pose too big of an issue in the long run  :)
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Post by: Mel Martinez on February 02, 2010, 05:13:42 PM
Hey hey!

Call me DB, and I live in Miami, Florida, but I come from California!

I currently don't train with anyone at all, but I'm hoping to change that! (my friends are all lazy  ::)  )

I love cooking, martial arts, and generally bettering myself  ::)n any way possible. OH! And I play the sax!
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Post by: Juro on February 03, 2010, 07:50:13 PM
Hey I'm Nick.

You can call me Reid. I live in Ogden, Utah but might be moving somewhere else.
Just startin ( of course ) and dont really got anyone to jam with but i'm learnin the basics.
I like to cook, write, meditate*, be spontaneous.

I'm currently a senior and almost done High School...cant wait till its over. I'm not much of an athlete but i try to stay active.
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Post by: jrick72 on February 04, 2010, 07:59:57 AM
hey I am a student and am doing a sports project for the convention and visitors bureau for Portland, Maine.   I was wondering if anyone new of any events happening in the near future or if you knew anyone who set up events.  What I am looking for is to put together a buisness plan to bring a parkour event to portland maine.  The city has a lot of places to have "runs", i dont know the lingo yet but would appreciate any help anyone can give me.   thank you
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Post by: xStarFruitx on February 04, 2010, 01:50:59 PM
Hey I'm Allie.

I live in Pasadena, Maryland and I've always been interested in Parkour/Free Running. I'm just starting out so I don't know much. But I'm willing to train and work on anything I can in order to get better and be 'known'. I'm 18, I'm a freelance writer, I adore video games, and I've played a Keeper in a soccer for 13 years. =]

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Post by: Huntero10 on February 04, 2010, 06:08:17 PM
Hey,
 

my names hunter, i'm 13 and from perry florida a small town down south,

i love to freerun/parkour it's really cool and i enjoy doing it and practicing every day.


i also like to, walk, play games, and cook at times. ;D
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Post by: stickystiletto on February 04, 2010, 08:42:30 PM
Hey every one my name is Seth. Im from Orlando FL I have been interested and practicing parkour for awhile now and just looking to get better and link up with some locals.
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Post by: Hadothel on February 05, 2010, 12:39:20 PM
Hey!  I'm Nick from Central Washington where everybody watches PK videos and thinks its awesome but maybe two people are willing to do it.  one of which is good at it.  the other one is me.
my goal in life is to be a Space Pirate. 
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Post by: sparta98 on February 05, 2010, 04:30:29 PM
Hello, i am sparta98, and i am trying to get fit and i love what you do!
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Post by: MIT13 on February 06, 2010, 06:38:23 PM
hey i'm maddy,
i live in new jersey, im 15 and i love watching parkour and would definitely like to get into it 
Title: Hey wee.
Post by: Pringle in HD on February 06, 2010, 11:08:59 PM
hey people i'm 15 live in Maryland and just started to get in the Free running thing and if you live in maryland hit me cause i'm looking for people help me in my training.  8) 
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Post by: ilovemystrat on February 07, 2010, 12:25:25 PM
Hi, I'm Daniel! I've been interested in parkour for a long time ans due to recent weight loss, I can finallu get started!!!

Location: Fort Benning, Georgia

If anyone knows any good spots in the area let me know!
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Post by: Teenie on February 09, 2010, 08:42:25 PM
Whats up... Im Karen.  I saw something in a tv show, googled it, and now I'm interested.  Looks very interesting... how do I start??
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Post by: samw on February 10, 2010, 09:15:18 PM
hey im sam and im from colorado
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Post by: miser650 on February 11, 2010, 08:57:00 AM
Hello All!

My name is Matthew but everyone just calls me Matt.  I currently live in Knoxville, TN and I'm finishing up my last semester at UT.  I enjoy riding motorcycles and computer stuff as well.

I've been interested in Parkour for a while but I've never actually gotten started in it.  I'm hoping to find all the info I need on here to start training.
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Post by: KBarnes56 on February 12, 2010, 10:52:22 PM
Hey.
I know my username is wierd.
My name is Kaegan. I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada (Sin City)
And, I like to run...alot...
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Post by: zerowolf on February 13, 2010, 11:33:03 AM
hey im new to parkour are there anyteams in brooklyn
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Post by: YurichinoDeamon1991 on February 13, 2010, 07:54:43 PM
hey all!
 im Kimber >< stupid name so i go by suki or yuki (yuki means snow in japan not sure on suki) i guess the second is because im cold to people i dont like.

im from Laurens,Sc which sucks cause no one here that i know practices or is even intrested in parkour less their way too fat(no disrespect ment to the large pk's out there but these guys here would bend the railing trying to vault)

i cant talk about their skill though because so i can only vault low things like low park benches and tipped trash cans and low walls.

i just started about a week ago so i dont expect to be good any time soon >< but i'll do my best lol

i actually got started when i was little(kinda) doing equine vaulting but then i fell off the horses and got hurt now im 18 and i want to do parkour cause most everything is stationary lol and cause what i can do it really fun ^_^
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Post by: Zack Hurst on February 13, 2010, 10:23:31 PM
What up ppls...
My name is zack from Byram/Jackson Mississippi. i like parkour paintball BMX anything to get a rush.

anyone around the area and wants to hang out and train hit me up.  ;D
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Post by: vault7 on February 16, 2010, 12:47:15 AM
live in melbourne australia just lookin for some good traceurs nearby
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Post by: GreyCoyote on February 16, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
What's up people, I'm Grey. (nickname friends gave me)
I've been doing Parkour for a few months now and found out about the site by Facebook.
I'm from Brick NJ and wondering if there are any local people willing to do some PK here.
So, hit me up if you want to.
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Post by: Jesse Silva on February 16, 2010, 04:40:23 PM
Hey new to parkour  I live in West Long Branch NJ and want to have fun with other peeps
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Post by: Patrick Witbrod on February 16, 2010, 06:54:53 PM
Hey I'm new here. I've been training for a few years. I live in Missouri.
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Post by: Laura Cybert on February 17, 2010, 11:28:30 AM
'Sup? I'm Laura and I've had an account on here for a long time, but I've never had the time or incentive to post (and the forums seem a bit ... messy). I've been interested in parkour for about a year, but I'm finally doing something with that interest. Support would be great!

I'll be 18 this coming Sunday (the 21st) and I live in a town in southern New Jersey.
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Post by: Andrew Russett on February 17, 2010, 04:02:10 PM
Hi,

My name is Andrew, I am currently a twenty year old Sophomore at Weber State University in Ogden Utah. I am looking for a group to practice with and though i am new to Parkour I am extremely enthusiastic and am eager to start practicing seriously. Shoot me an email at Calspudjr@gmail.com if your in the area especially if you are in a group that practices often. Can't wait to hear from you ^^
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Post by: andiec on February 17, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
Hello, I'm Andie. I'm 19. Overweight. And a girl. But I really wanna learn parkour. I'm sick and tired of people telling me what I can and can't do, so I've decided to show them what I'm capable of.

Any help from anyone is appreciated. Thanks!
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Post by: TheSethAffect on February 19, 2010, 07:45:36 AM
Names Colton. I'm starting to learn Parkour when Spring rolls around here in Albertville, Alabama, going to Auburn University in Fall 2010. I'm 20, athletic, love the outdoors. Any help starting would be appreciated. Thanks! If anyone's close out there give me a shout out.
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Post by: Michael Perrigo on February 19, 2010, 07:50:24 AM
HEY! My name is Michael.

I live in Clearwater, FL
If you live near me, PM me, and we can train.. it looks like there's no one near me haha! :'(

I like to write, Parkour, and computers.
Music: Skillet, switchfoot, TFK, etc. ROCKS!

peace,

Michael
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Post by: montgomery on February 19, 2010, 04:01:20 PM
Hi My name is steve.

I live in Annapolis Maryland

Ive been training on and off in parkour for about two years and about four months ago i started and i havent stopped since.

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Post by: willinhood on February 19, 2010, 06:36:20 PM
Hello, My name is Justin

I live on Long Island NY

Just getting started, mostly conditioning workouts, need someone to train with.
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Post by: antdizzle on February 19, 2010, 11:11:46 PM
Hey Yall, I'm Anthony. Pleasure to be here.

I live in Orange County, CA.

I like running a lot. I think this will motivate me to get back into shape.
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Post by: Leland on February 20, 2010, 11:47:25 PM
Hi, I'm Leland and i'm from Malaysia.

currently student in UW-madison in madison, WI

Totally new, serious about tryout out parkour
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Post by: streetrunna on February 22, 2010, 02:51:37 PM
wassup kinfolk! its me Daishawn, but you all can call me dayday, thats what prefer, coming straight from Alabama man, we need to Stand Up out here y'all aiight? Peace :P :D
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Post by: insanetraceur on February 22, 2010, 06:46:27 PM
Hi, my name is Christian.
I live in Lehi, Utah and I am only 12yrs old.

I started parkour in December...
I don't know what else to say so... I'm just glad to be here
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Post by: Austin Lutz on February 23, 2010, 01:44:33 AM
Hey my name is Austin Lutz, I was a pretty dedicated athlete in small town New Mexico and started going to UNM in 2007...picked up parkour last summer and have been running ever since.  UNM and CNM campuses here is great for all levels of skill :D:D
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Post by: Cruel World on February 23, 2010, 12:55:43 PM
I just saw Parkour on natgeotv and want to learn more about it are there any clubs or schools in St Louis, MO or the surrounding area. I take my hat off to all of you who train. I am 36 year old african american man
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Post by: messj22 on February 23, 2010, 02:44:01 PM
Hey im Jon.  New to the site but not to freerunning.  Looking for some people in the Kaneohe area to go running with.
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Post by: Cornerkicker on February 24, 2010, 07:25:05 AM
Hi everyone, my names Justin.

New to the site, and to parkour, though Im a varsity cross country runner (3 years strong!). I love running, playing guitar, weightlifting, and hanging out with friends.. pretty normal 17 year old I guess!

Music=Life for me. WhiteChapel FTMFW. ;)

Reside near Tallahassee, FL. If anyone is in the area and doesn't mind hanging with a new guy, and helping me learn, im down to run. :)
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Post by: >>LEO<< on February 25, 2010, 12:56:08 PM
Hey ;D

I'm leo and am located in Anchorage, Alaska. I just started doing parkour/freerunning last summer, also I was hoping that if there is anybody else in or around anchorage they would mind training with me :)

PEACE
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Post by: Renoutside on February 26, 2010, 07:54:34 AM
Hey guys, Darren here from VA. 
Been working towards tracing for a while. 

Into mountain biking, running, isometrics, surfing, skimming, and basically anything outside.

If you in / near Hampton Roads give me a shout.
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