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Parkour And Freerunning / Teaching courses.
« on: February 19, 2010, 09:31:22 AM »
I want to start seriously teaching in my communtiy. I have been training for four years, and lately whenever I go out, I am teaching instead of progressing myself. There was another topic about a traceur that was in the same situation. It was suggested that we should actually pick one day of the week to instruct newer people. Wel, I thought it may be a good idea to teach classes. :)
I have my order for what I am teaching (rolls rolls rolls)
Now to my question.
If I am running classes, I dont want to be heald liable for any of my students getting hurt. I need ideas for a waiver/contract type dealie

Also, I need advertising Ideas. >.>

Parkour And Freerunning / Did I miss a memo?
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:52:39 PM »
So, did i miss the memo about Karma being taken away? I was looking to boost someones rep for a good post, however, it doesn't seem to be there.

As counterpoint, I am running on an IBM ThinkPad, therefor, it could just be my computer...

Movement / Cat Balence Tips Please?
« on: September 07, 2009, 10:09:02 AM »
I have been precticing Cat balences on rails, but on some of the thinner ones (like 1/2 an inch thinner then my foot) i can only get a few steps. On these same rails i can Balence through the entire thing and walk for quite a while.

any tips on a cat balence?

Parkour And Freerunning / Where can I get some of these?
« on: September 05, 2009, 12:17:44 PM »
I have seen these in alot of the vids with gyms. I want some!

The Trapezoid mat.. type things...  The look sooo Useful.
Anyone know what they are called or where i can get 'em?

Parkour And Freerunning / Quick, Motivational help!
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:55:53 PM »
I need some motivation for a friend, he says he feels like he has no motivation to parkour and that anyone could do it if they tried...

Quick! I need an Emergency Motivation Crew Stat!

Movement / Parkour Slide
« on: August 25, 2009, 06:30:47 PM »
Okay, so another topic reminded me of this. I would say the most effecient way to get down a steeply slanted surface is to slide down it.

This would be done with one lead foot, and the other foot bent and underneath

   \O/    Like that.
  <|_     you can also apply pressure on your foot, or lift it, to speed up/slow down.
    |      safer then just jumping or dropping

Anyone who has played Mirrors edge knows what I am talking about

First video! spent a day filming. 1/2 of that day was spent camera persomless >.>


So, A few fun things before actual point

There are 123 pages of topics in this forum, you guys are great. I would give you all a great big +1, cept it would take too long... ;D

So, a few of my traceurs and I were playing on some scaffolding. There are two sets, one that is patrolled by security, and one that is not. I like playing on the one that is not, and i have done so on around ten or eleven different occasions. Well, this time a guy comes out in a security outfit and a small conversation ensues:

S(ecurity): Does this look like a playground to you?
M(e):[after a moment's consideration]Yes
S:Get down from there
M:(Drops the 10ft drop and rolls out and begins walking away) Have a nice day sir!
S:uhh... yes... you too...

Kill 'em with kindness.

Onto my own problem. I am stuck (and before you post it, yes i have already looked through the "Frustrated traceurs" article) I have a steady training schedule but it feels like i have been practicing the same things over and over.
Speed, Kong, Kash, Dash, Reverse, Monkey, Pop, Straddle, Thief, Lazy, Gargoyle, Two hands, Underbar, 360 underbar, cat jumps, and precisions all come naturally at this point. I am left working on Gate vaults, precisions and double kongs.
But it doesn't feel like enough. When I teach these moves to my team, its like 'how can you not do these things, they are so easy' (in my head of course)
I want to learn new movements, but i cant seems to find any.
I was looking into a bit of freerunning, but i dont think i am mentally ready for flips, and i want to wait for my communtiy center to reopen from renovations. (its closed almost all summer x.x) I can already do a palm spin though...

I am trying to work on a move (dont think it has a specific name) It is basically a lazy vault, then when you get over the obstacle, you pull with your hand so you land in a turn vault-like stance. I dont think i am doing it right, because i can never turn quick enough. any tips?

So, do you guys have any suggestions that I can work on?

Parkour And Freerunning / Ack! My Feet!!!
« on: July 05, 2009, 05:41:25 PM »
I was hanging out with two of my friends today, one of which walks around the forest near her house shoe-less. Anyway, we were walking around, and I Lead/Gravitated us towards the nearest park. (its almost instinct now)
My friend took her shoes of and was walking around on the gravel. I remember the whole "Try training barefoot" thing that i have wanted to do.
Every third step was "Ow!"
My feet are so tender from being shelted by socks from all this time... even the smallest rocks kill. :(
On the other side of the coin, i was doing balence and such on the monkey bars, and the amount of control gained from being barefoot is just ridicules
How long til my feet dont hurt me!1?!?!  :(
actually, how long does it take calluses to form in general?

International Discussion / Parkour Saint John
« on: June 29, 2009, 08:22:55 PM »
Just wanted to get the word out that the is a parkour community in Saint John. Head up to any of my crew, or anyone from Saint John N.B. This is a cool way to communicate, plus the people here are some of the best. Message Up

 - Ghost

Parkour And Freerunning / Sleep and Parkour
« on: June 22, 2009, 11:14:40 PM »
I am currently experimenting with a new sleep schedule.
Polyphasic Sleep is when someone sleep more then once a day to make up for sleeping less during the night. I believe that in Mexico there is actually a law for naptime. (I think)
This is because during seista {i dont think i have the correct letters for that}People there will sleep six hours during the night instead of the regular eight, but they willl take a nap in between to replenish their energy.

So, My schedule is the Dymaxion. Where I sleep 1/2 an hour every six hours. I was wondering how long do you guys think it will take me to adapt and over come thing barrier, and continue with my training?

For anyone wishing to follow along;

Parkour And Freerunning / Tension: Parkour Vs. Skateboarding
« on: June 14, 2009, 05:44:52 PM »
Has anyone else noticed this? It seems like no matter what, we kinda pick on them... and the ones in my city aren't to fond with us?
What is it? Territory war? Maybe...
I mean, really, both sports are equally impressive, in their own way, so why do we pick on each other?
These people seem to get along just fine...

Any thoughts?

Parkour And Freerunning / Another Survey
« on: June 03, 2009, 05:53:55 PM »
Hey, i thought the surveys were a cool idea, so here is a fun one about parkour

Parkour And Freerunning / I [Don't] Like Point Things...
« on: May 30, 2009, 08:16:56 PM »
Okay, i have run into some problems in running home (running late of course)

First, picket fences too tall to coil over are impossible to vault... [i think]

and the top of chain link fences seem to constantly cut me up  :(

anyone have a suggestion of a technique to use?

Parkour And Freerunning / Finally getting that technique down
« on: March 16, 2009, 06:17:02 PM »
So, out on some of my traing last weekend, and i was finally able to do a percision. I guess thtat i have just been a liitle freaked about bad foot placement and such, but after getting it down yesterday, i have been able to do them everywhere. So, my question for the community.

when you are practicing a technique that you just cant get the hang of, and you finally get it down, do you find that you are able to do it everywhere? like with almost any enviroment?

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour...Aint seen nothing like it...Damn!
« on: March 01, 2009, 09:43:44 AM »

i thought this guy was great (Guy in hoodie). It was honest amazement. Its a hell of a lot better then being ignored by people around you.

Parkour And Freerunning / Two Foot Punch - Anita Daher
« on: February 19, 2009, 05:25:30 PM »
Two Foot Punch. (Orca Sports).

Anita Daher.
Victoria, BC: Orca, 2007.
167 pp., pbk., $9.95.
ISBN 978-1-55143-876-4.

Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.

Review by Ann Ketcheson.

**** /4

I race along the front edge of the building, so that they can see me, and jump down to the roof one level below. I roll out and check the street. Good. They're following. I stay where they can see me. Ignoring their shouts, I leap the next space to the roof beyond. Let them think I'm a gazelle! Let them think I'm some sort of freaking superhero. They've probably seen parkour in the movies, though I doubt they'd have known what it was. They don't strike me as the kind of guys who are interested in healthy activities.

I'm not about to take the kind of risks stuntwomen take in the movies, but these guys don't know that. I pick up speed and wall-hop to the last roof, the one with three levels. Now I turn right out of their line of sight. But before I do, I glance over my shoulder to see if they're keeping up.

They're out of shape so they're a little behind. At the back end of the building I check out the roof across the alley. It's the same level as the one I'm on, but it's too far away. The alley is narrow, but there's still no way I can jump it.

I don't have to.

Parkour And Freerunning / Music with training?
« on: February 07, 2009, 08:28:25 PM »
So, I'm sure this topic has been brought up a trillion times before, but...
Anyone like to listen to music while parkouring/freerunning/training?
if so, what kind of music do you listen to?
and does anyone think that it actually helps someone do parkour/working out if they are listening to music?

Parkour And Freerunning / Will Mirrors Edge Make Parkour More Mainstream?
« on: February 06, 2009, 08:37:17 PM »
So, as most of you may be aware, EA release a Parkour/Freerunning game Mirrors edge.
To cut through the plot and go straight to the mechanics of the game,

Run from people who are shooting you.

You basically have interaction with everything, all the objects, wall, debris on the ground. whatever...

My thoughts are that this game may make Parkour more mainstream... However, this may partially be a bad thing.

there are essentially a few reactions to this game. (these are basically the reactions to youtube videos too)

one of them is the noble traceur-to-be that goes "oh, wow. that looks amazing. i wonder if i can do that" that goes, does his homework and start to correct train with parkour.

The second is more close to the bone head who goes "I could do that." goes out and tries some of the elementry techniques and then claims to everyone and their dogs that they can do parkour... Technically people like this bring us down. when people see an undisciplined "Wannabe" traceur, it really isn't as impactful as it should be. With poor technique come injury, therefor giving the sport a bad reputation because some idiots did it wrong...

Yes i realize that there are about i billion flaws with the preceeding statement... i will try to fill those now.
1] yes, i do realize that there will be more then two reactions to this game
b]yes i do realize that they probably wont be that specific.
4] Wannabe is not meant to be a "put down" To someone aspring to be a parkourist, or anything along those lines. more meant to point out those who refuse to try to accel and learn the technique correctly.
#]Most people understand the basic statement i am trying to get across... its late at night here, and i am rather tired.. please dont vulture my poorly conceptualized idea... :)

Parkour And Freerunning / Canadian Question
« on: February 06, 2009, 07:37:59 PM »
So, I am currently living in Saint John, New Brunswick, Cananda. This seems to be the parkour site that i could find, and after quite a bit of googling, i found that the only canadian sites are directed at certain regions. I.E. Ontario, Quebec, ect...
This is the best site, plently of resources, good community, and articles out the wazoo (wherever that may be)
But I'm not sure where exactl i would direct my talk of getting together with people and such. there are no boards for us canucks... Granted this is "American" parkour but still... i think i could still have some interaction with like... people from maine or something... Not sure.
So. Any comments on my situation?

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