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Texas / Re: New guy from Austin
« on: December 19, 2006, 01:01:21 PM »
I am a part of TXPK. You should check out the site. We are great group and we have found several great spots to train at in Ausitn and surrounding areas. We also have several workshops throughout the year in a gymnastic enviroment and other cool events.
Hope to see ya!

District of Columbia / Re: Matthewleewillis' GF in TOWN
« on: September 19, 2006, 05:51:49 AM »
oh..I'll treat your girlfriend real good.. :-*

Pics & Vids / Re: Finally found some garden of the gods pics. Enjoy.
« on: August 08, 2006, 06:39:26 AM »
That blows away bull creek. That place is awesome! But I have been nagging everyone lately to camp out at Enchanted Rock and have 2-3 days of bouldering, pk, and insanity!!

In the Media / Re: Yamakacu (The Great Challenge)
« on: June 22, 2006, 07:12:55 AM »
it is a VERY good movie to say the least....

Pics & Vids / Re: Pics of The Youngest traceur
« on: June 09, 2006, 09:39:48 AM »
Thanx guys! I woudl really like to see the things that Gear will have going on when he gets a children's group going. I bet M2 has a great teacher/student relationship ( M2-as teacher AND student and the same for his child hehe.) Since I am not around Franklin as much as a parent would I don't have a full understanding of what makes him jump in the way that he does.

Pics & Vids / Pics of The Youngest traceur
« on: June 09, 2006, 09:02:18 AM »
I am a member of Texas Parkour and I have been "training" a friend's son for a little while and we are both having fun in the process. His name is Franklin and he is 3 years old and he is completely fascinated with parkour. I have started filming a bit with him but I still have a ways to go on that project. I wanted to post a few pics to show what Franklin the Great (as I call him) has going on. He inspires me and sheds new a light on things by having the approach of a child, pure and free.

In the Media / Re: district b13
« on: June 08, 2006, 04:36:27 AM »
AHAHAHA.... The origional plan was for Matthew to vault of jump off of something of height to clear me but we ended up having him just jump me from the ground. Me and my boys had some close calls but Matthew's skills proved true and I walked away unharmed lol. I agree with you and I feel that when you first look at the pic your first reaction should be WTF? :-X

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Tutorials by Matthewleewillis
« on: June 08, 2006, 04:32:15 AM »
Hit us up when your back in the Ausitn area!

In the Media / Re: district b13
« on: June 06, 2006, 08:53:00 AM »

but before you tear into me and/or anyone from txpk realsize that in the video I describe what we are doing and that it is "acrobatics and stylistic movements" and not parkour. Also the perosn who was recording started midway in my little speech and I feel my "important words" about DB and pk philosophy in general are lost. And I too hate how the camera gets turned on its side for a period. But it shows what txpk could pull out on a short notice with no actual pk obstacles. I feel we did well and that those who watched the screening of B13 had a better understanding about what they were going to watch.

here's a link to the video:

Texas / Re: im moving to texas
« on: June 06, 2006, 07:24:16 AM »
I'm pretty much jesus when it comes to Dallas parkour.

WOW....That is a bold statement.....

Movement / Re: dash vaults
« on: June 06, 2006, 07:20:58 AM »
Zujitsu has good advise. The only other thing I would suggest it so practise them on walls (or anything that is wide enough to put a open hand flatly on the object) versus trying it on rails where hand placement is a bit more trickier since it is a smaller surface area and you have to grip the rail instead of hitting it wiht flat hands.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Tutorials by Matthewleewillis
« on: June 06, 2006, 07:11:36 AM »
Polecat- I live in Austin and am a part of Texas Parkour. We have at least a once a month jam plus regular training sessions. Check out if you have the time. There are several Austinites and Central Texas traceurs.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Why so down on flipping?
« on: May 24, 2006, 08:30:13 AM »
I feel that somehow by giving Matthew some more smites it will help the situation hehe ;)
**pents fingers in Mr. Burns style and says...."Excellent..."**

In the Media / Re: Sabastian Foucan in Casino royale
« on: May 24, 2006, 08:24:05 AM »
If the stunt is rolling a car, obviously I wouldn't expect him to do that. I am expecting him to do badass pk that seb does everyday before breakfast!

SkyNative- I am not trying to judge. I am trying to understand the situation. Every time we jam we carry a risk of injury. I am not asking Seb. "to risk his life" but his pk abilities are obviously above the normal levels of the average to experienced traceur, and I feel he could easily impress viewers without going past his level of comfort. I understand that the movie industry is just that- a industry. 
  Remember early jackie chan films that had awesome stunts and amazing fight sequences, now they are pretty calm for the most part. Jackie is still the man, but he no longer operates at that level. Seb. has no need to slow down at this time, and to the best of my knowledge he is still capable of amazing pk.
 I still feel that this movie will still open the American audience to the power of pk, but that "insiders" like us who know the mechanics and various skill levels of pk might be disappointed (where pk related movies should be extra special to us.)

In the Media / Re: Sabastian Foucan in Casino royale
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:29:25 AM »
I see your point and that is a positive way of looking at it but bottom line is that even the positive people have to end their thougths about this matter with "it's a shame..." when instead out closing thoughts should be more along the lines of "whoa, Did you see that awesome move Seb. did in that movie!"
I hope I don't watch it and think "look at all the potential stuff Seb. could have done there, and I'm sure I will notice the monent of the stunt double and that will fill my heart with sadness.

In the Media / Re: Sabastian Foucan in Casino royale
« on: May 23, 2006, 09:48:12 AM »
Well that disappoints me a LOT! Why would the Prince of Parkour hold out his parkour abilities. I understand he's all "world famous" and a star but above all he is a athlete. Being a athlete is what made him famous. Now they are taking that away and he must be accepting that too. You stay on top by being good not by being good back in the day. (Yes, I understand he still has MASSIVE skills but bottom line is he is limiting what he is passionate about for the almighty dollar and tha tis wrong.)

In the Media / Re: Sabastian Foucan in Casino royale
« on: May 22, 2006, 10:00:36 AM »
Rumor has it that Sebastian has a stunt double in the movie. Does anyone know anything about this. I am assuming that it is a non-parkour related stunt and that there is no way that he wouldn't do a certain jump that some random stunt guy would. I hope it has to do with a legal issue (like in JB when we wanted to jump the stadium doors when they were so many feet open but  the people said it was too risky and they made it be less wide and of course he made it by over 5ft.)
 Like I said, I hope I am wrong on this matter so I am appealing to the pk community for answers....

Texas / Re: OK I need help
« on: May 18, 2006, 09:49:03 AM »
I live in north Austin and am always up for some training. I am friends with Matthew. If you go to you will find
something going on. In fact we are having jam this sat (may 20th) in downtown Ausitn. Hope to jam with ya sometime!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Training class
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:08:08 AM »
the philosophy is the most important part.

second that!

Movement / Re: Dash Vault
« on: April 07, 2006, 05:44:57 AM »
Very interesting guys. I'm glad I asked. Now I have to go out and try it. I think that is a prime example of form following function. I feel I commonly do the "usual" jump technique but for vertical needs the blocking technique looks like it would help trememdously.

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