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Pics & Vids / Florida Parkour - We Are Young
« on: April 18, 2012, 06:22:44 PM »
Not sure if I posted this back when I first made it or not, but the song I used has kind of exploded in the last couple months, so I figured people might appreciate seeing it.  This is a video featuring many (but unfortunately not all) of the community leaders around the state of Florida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FTT8c0r1pc

I'm working on a new video now, should be out in a couple weeks.  Subscribe and whatnot, if it suits you.  Peace!

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Pics & Vids / Florida Parkour Community Video
« on: December 03, 2011, 08:07:38 AM »
This video was filmed over the last few months to showcase the FLPK community leaders from around the state. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get footage of everybody involved in helping this community and organization grow, but you're all still awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FTT8c0r1pc

Watch in HD, enjoy!

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Florida / Florida Parkour Website
« on: January 26, 2011, 07:32:20 PM »
News, training schedules, contact information, and hotspots available for parkour communities state-wide.

www.floridaparkour.org

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Pics & Vids / Hawaii Trip
« on: January 15, 2011, 01:28:33 PM »
Some simple movement from my three-week stint working aboard a cruise ship in Hawaii. I didn't have much free time, but I managed to train a little in Maui and Honolulu.  No footage from my day with HIPK, unfortunately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RewPEMF_iMs

Music by Mindthings.


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Pics & Vids / San Diego trip
« on: December 12, 2010, 11:30:50 PM »
I wasn't originally going to post this since it's not strictly parkour, there's a lot of sillyness and goofing around in there.  I've been told I need to share it though.  Enjoy, feel free to comment or whatever, let me know what you think.  Music and other details are in the video description.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yUTIsOMtD8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Hawaii / Moving to Hawaii for a while
« on: November 24, 2010, 07:25:14 PM »
Hello Hawaii!  It turns out I'm going to be working in the islands for about the next 5 months.  I'm really looking forward to meeting up with the community while I'm there and seeing your training areas.

I'll be working on an NCL cruise ship circling Hawaii, making ports of call in Honolulu, Maui (Kahului), Hilo, Kona, and Kauai every week.  My training time is going to be limited and scattered but if I can get some contact info I'll do my best to keep in touch and train with you all as much as possible.

My plane is arriving in Honolulu Int'l Airport Dec. 4th.  Unfortunately they're telling me to head straight for the ship so I won't get a chance to train right away.  Still, if anyone would be so kind as to give me a ride to the port, it'd be great to get to meet somebody at least and grab a quick bite to eat.  (I can throw you some cash too!  It'll save me taxi monies, lol.)

Anyway that's it, let me know if you'd like to meet up.  I'm excited to be heading your way, can't wait to be there!  Hope to see you all soon,
-Graham Hughes


*EDIT*  Btw, I didn't post this in the "introduce yourself" section cause I'm not really going to be on any specific island all the time.  Hope that's cool.  :)

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Pics & Vids / New things
« on: November 12, 2010, 01:41:33 PM »
Here's a verrry short edit of some training from yesterday.  The video is mostly an excuse to overdose on slo-mo effects in Premiere, but it was also an accomplishment for both of us so I thought I'd share.  I did my first backtucks outside, which have been a long-standing goal and were a huge mental barrier for me.  Connor (the new guy I've been training) also did his first wallflips ever.  And yes, I know I need to wait on my tuck, working on that.  ;P

Anyway, let me know what you think, constructive criticism welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENVDIzT0n5o

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California / Visiting San Diego (10/06-10/13)
« on: October 02, 2010, 02:30:15 PM »
So I'm coming over October 6th for about a week to visit an old friend.  I'll likely be spending most of my trip hanging with him, but I expect have some random stretches of time in which to train.  If anybody in the area is available and can meet up on relatively short notice (since I won't know which days I'll be free til I get there), let me know!

I'll be in the area of I-15 at SR-52 if that helps at all.  I'll need a ride to get anywhere, btw.  Later!

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Florida / Brevard Jam
« on: August 24, 2010, 04:48:30 PM »
I'm setting up a jam for Brevard County people to meet up and learn and such, since there isn't really much to work with over here so far.  The main goal is just to get peeps together to exchange numbers and find others near them, with some light training wherever possible.  There's a facebook group below to RSVP on, hope to see lots of new faces!

Also, if you know of any decent spots in Brevard that will accomidate 10-20 people and we won't get kicked out of, let me know.  I only know of a couple.  We're planning a gym session in the evening, but the afternoon is still wide open.

Facebook event page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133382630039794

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Pics & Vids / Parkour, Literally (Part 2)
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:26:05 PM »
Even better than the first, somehow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spGDbyxDu4k

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This is the video celebration of my 2nd year of training!  Submitted it for (B)east Coast and it imploded the internet stream.  Sorry guys!

www.youtube.com/grahamathan

Elsewhere on the page is a recent nature training video.  Check it out if you get a chance.  Peace!

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Pics & Vids / Choose your path!
« on: April 05, 2010, 12:29:00 AM »
This is a project for my Interactive Entertainment class, sort of a CYOA-style chase scene.  (Featuring myself, Caleb Miller, and Christopher Gonzales)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwRANQRQmM

Check it out, and let me know what you think.  I need some user feedback for my presentation this week.  I'll post up some survey questions tomorrow sometime for anybody who's interested enough to answer them.  Enjoy!


-------------EDIT-------------
Survey Stuff - Please rate the following on a scale of 1-10:

1 - How engaged did you feel during the video? --- (10=Edge of my seat, 1=Didn't finish)

2 - How effective was the path-choosing format in establishing your engagement? --- (10=Everything should use it, 1=I didn't notice)

3 - How effective was the path-choosing format in establishing a feeling of "control?" --- (10=I felt like I had complete control, 1=I felt like I had no control at all)

4 - Did you feel as if the "choices" interrupted the experience at all? --- (10=Very distracting, 1=Very streamlined)

5 - How likely would you be to lead a full length (1/2 hour) episode through to conclusion? --- (10=Bring it on, 1=Wouldn't bother starting)

6 - Would you like to see more videos like this? --- (10=HELL YEAH, 1=Suck it, Graham!)

7 - Additional comments?  Suggestions for improvement?
------------------------------


Thanks for any input you can give!  I appreciate it!

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Florida / Visiting FAU/Boca Raton
« on: January 27, 2010, 04:44:07 PM »
Hey, guys, I'm gonna be heading down that way probably this weekend to do some training.  Anybody in the area want to show me around?  If so, let me know when you're free to train!  It's looking like I'll be there Saturday-Sunday.

My foot is kinda hurt, so there's a chance I may end up holding off for a week or two, but the plan for now is to assume it'll be healed by this weekend.  I'll be sure to let you know if it turns out differently.

Peace!

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Florida / GOOD NEWS!
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:16:24 PM »
I just got done with an SGA Senate committee meeting for funding allocation at UCF, where I presented the proposal for the UCF Parkour & Freerunning club.  After grilling me and debating amongst themselves for about an hour, they approved us for $1059.95 worth of RSO funding, 7 votes to 3!

This means that over the next month, we'll be able to pay for promotional materials, training supplies, and whatever else we need for the jam, ENTIRELY WITH THE SCHOOL'S MONEY.

I've been fist-pumping for about the last hour and a half.

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Socialize / Google Wave
« on: November 30, 2009, 09:56:32 PM »
Does anyone else on here have it yet?  If so, search the public waves for parkour.  There's one main one, but it's still pretty small.
Also, feel free to wave me: grahamathan@googlewave.com

If you haven't heard of Wave yet, it's a google webapp that is quite likely the future of the internet and just about all digital communication.  You can pretty much bet it'll replace email, IM, and possibly facebook in time.  It's still in beta right now though, so it's by invitation only until released to the public.

Check it out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pgxLaDdQw&feature=player_embedded

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Florida / Orlando's southeast Jam
« on: October 21, 2009, 06:18:57 PM »
Orlando Parkour is hosting a southeast-wide jam on the first weekend of 2010.  People coming in from out of town or out of state are welcome to stay the night at either my house or Andy's (see details below).  The gameplan for the weekend is going to go thusly:


Friday, January 1st: (It Begins)
Everyone arrives and gets settled.
-All participants check in with Andy (321-271-5319) and/or Graham (321-960-8154).
  There will be food available at Andy's house at 10:00pm. Some light training in the evening, for those who aren't already tired. Then BED.

Saturday, January 2nd: (The Jam Proper)
-9:30am - UCF:
  Parkour, break for lunch, and more parkour. Finished at UCF by 4:00pm.
-Break for dinner.
-6:00pm - Gym:
  Evening gym session, class and free gym. Finished when we're exhausted or the gym owner turns the lights out.

Sunday, January 3rd: (Parkour Picnic)
-10:30am - Wooden Park
  Get up and go to the wooden playground in Winter Park for an all-day parkour picnic. We'll be cooking out while we're there, and we've officially rented the park from 2:00pm till sundown. It will be a great opportunity for practicing and filming without harassment.
-Sundown
  The official end of the jam.


This is going to be a huge event and we want EVERYBODY to come!  We'll be advertising throughout Orlando and are expecting to get a big local turnout in addition to all the out-of-towners.  We're also attracting sponsors to come out and give us free food, beverages, etc. throughout the weekend!  It's gonna be a blast!


Contact Information:

Graham Hughes
321-960-8154
1233 Selma Ave, Orlando FL, 32826

Andy Taylor
321-271-5319
645 S Hampton Ave, Orlando FL, 32803

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Pics & Vids / FLPK Road Trip '09
« on: October 04, 2009, 03:47:05 PM »
In August of 2009 Tom Coppola, Chris Ell, and I traveled up through Georgia, training in Orlando, Tallahassee, Atlanta, Decatur, and Athens along the way.  At long last, here's the video chronicling our adventures!

Watch it in HD if you're cool.  Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIw0zSFM0Tk

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Pics & Vids / After Nine Months, a Traceur is Born.
« on: August 08, 2009, 10:34:58 PM »
Chris has been training for about a year now, so it's time we released his 9-month video.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzNF1a0FK3Y

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Florida / Orlando's first official Parkour Class was a HUGE success!
« on: July 29, 2009, 07:30:27 AM »
Last night, we in Orlando hosted our first official organized class for beginners and experinced people alike to come and train, run drills, learn new things, ect.  We promoted it like mad for the week prior (we're in the Orlando Weekly newspaper now btw, under "local events."  W00t), and we had an incredible turnout.

OVER 40 PEOPLE showed up!!!  Our gym was PACKED with traceurs, many of whom were trying it out for the very first time, and we all had a blast!  After a group warm-up, I ran them through drills of some basic techniques (rolls, jumping/landing, basic vaults, wallruns, etc).  After a while we set up a course to get everybody to experiment with combinations.  About 45mins-1hr into the session I opened it up for everybody to do what they want, ask questions, move obstacles around, and just play.

This first attempt was a resounding success, and I'm going to continue teaching weekly classes at the beginning of gym nights from now on.  The future of Parkour in O-town is looking bright!

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In the Media / Central Florida Future article
« on: July 09, 2009, 10:39:12 AM »
We in Orlando, FL just had an article published about us in a local newspaper.  It turned out okay, all things considered.  The title is misleading and it focuses on the crazy-daredevil aspect a lot at the beginning, but it switches about halfway through and shows it a bit from the responsible, disciplined angle too. 

One of the guys I train with, Andy, is a little crazy and has a different perspective when it comes to parkour than most people on here will agree with, hence the disparity in the article.  He's a climber, and loves being on top of buildings.  In general, we put our opinions aside and work together to help the community grow, but every now and then it results in a weird article like this one.

Anyway, check it out:
http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/local-group-jumps-off-buildings-for-fun-1.1772769

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