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Diet / Vegetarian Diet
« on: April 01, 2007, 11:20:01 AM »
I recently made a decision to become a vegetarian.  Its a moral decision for me, and I'm tired of people questioning me about it, so please don't here.

What I would like some help with is dietary advice.  I know that meat is a good source of protein, and lately I've been doing a hell of a lot of conditioning, so I'm trying to keep my intake levels the same.  Anyone?

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Pics & Vids / Rock Hill Parkour, our first Video
« on: March 12, 2007, 10:33:46 PM »
Hey guys.  This is the first video I have ever made.  We filmed the shots with a regular digital camera, and I edited the video on Windows Movie Maker, so the quality is lacking.

Let me know what you guys think.  Understand, we've only been doing parkour for a few months.  Enjoy.
~Bobb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjem0yqZBEk

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Socialize / Graffiti + Parkour = Bad
« on: March 07, 2007, 09:37:47 PM »
I have a problem:  We've been becoming more visible to our community as our skill has been increasing.  Two days ago, we found some fresh graffiti in one of our favorite spots to train.

I'm already getting emails from friends, reporting that their managers are blaming "those guys who jump on the walls."  I've written an email to the local newspaper, asking them to publish a "press release" if you will, saying that the graffiti had nothing to do with us.  I've also contacted city maintenance and offered to clean the graffiti myself.

I'm worried that this is going to cause the local businesses to start turning on us.  Yesterday, I had my first business deny me permission to use a spot, and I don't want it to become more common because of this stupid graffiti.

Have any advice?  I really could use it.

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SC Jams / Rock Hill's first Jam
« on: February 12, 2007, 01:09:20 PM »
Attention all Rock Hill and Charlotte area traceurs.

The Rock Hill kids are hosting their first jam.  It is going to be this upcoming Saturday, and we need to decide a time and a place to meet.

Any objections to Rock Hill Downtown, in the lower level of the public parking deck?  About 10 am?  We can also move the jam to River Park, which is another excellent area to train.

I am currently talking to Winthrop University's Close Up about doing a short video news report, and they may be filming us on that day.  It is still tentative, but I will update as more information becomes available.

This will be our first opportunity to meet the guys from Charlotte, and we are very much looking forward to it.  Perhaps we can all get a bite to eat afterwards?
~Bobb

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Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour as a form of art?
« on: February 12, 2007, 12:03:59 PM »
Hello all.

I'm working on a small project.  I want to show that parkour is a form of art.  I was wondering how the rest of the world feels about this.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but David Belle and Yamakasi define parkour as the "art of movement." 

Using google's define function reveals art to be:

    * the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
    * a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
    * artwork: photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
      wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    * Art, in its broadest meaning, is the expression of creativity or imagination, or both.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art

# a form of human activity created primarily as an aesthetic expression, especially, but not limited to drawing, painting and sculpture.
myrlejohnson.tripod.com/id12.html

Key questions to ask yourself:
  • Is parkour in fact a form of art to you?
  • How does your creativity reveal itself when you run?
  • Why is the act of doing parkour beautiful?  Is the beauty merely ascetic, or is there something more?
  • How can something defined mostly by efficiency also be defined by something that is supposed to be pleasing (art)?
  • Is parkour something you intend to practice for a limited time, or is it a lifetime commitment?
  • Is parkour a lifestyle for you? Has it changed you?  How has it done so?

Any response to this would be greatly appreciated.  I'll have one to post up here soon enough.  Please understand, though, that I intend to use the opinions expressed here in a positive light- I will be making an advertisement for my club.  If you do not want me to use your opinion, but would like to express it anyways, then simply state that in your response.  I will respect any wishes.  Also, if I decide that I would like to use your response, then I will contact you privately to get permission.

Thanks
~Bobb

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In the Media / Short article in a local newspaper
« on: February 03, 2007, 06:19:35 PM »
I wrote a letter to the editor of our local newspaper introducing Rock Hill (where I live) to parkour.  This was due to us getting stopped by the police 2 times in 1 night.  I got a call shortly thereafter, asking for an interview.

Well the article comes out tomorrow, but they also created a video for the web. 

www.heraldonline.com (where the article will be released tomorrow.
http://media.heraldonline.com/smedia/2007/02/02/14/parkour.source.prod_affiliate.6.mov (current video)

I will reply tomorrow with a link to the article, once it comes out.
~Bobb

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Socialize / I don't like sports, but let me tell you about parkour
« on: January 31, 2007, 07:02:36 PM »
So, I go to a university.  There's a free class being offered called "Leadership Winthrop," Winthrop University being where I go to school.  We were doing an ice-breaker and it was revealed that I care for no sports what so ever, and that same apathy covers our basketball team, the Winthrop Eagles.  It was amazing.

Every one in the room was silent when I told them that I wouldn't even root for our team when it came to our most evil opposing team, X, and then I tossed in the "Though, I study the art of movement, parkour." 

It was alot of fun.

They also looked at me weird when I told them I was learning leadership techniques so that I could take over the world. 

hehe,
~Bobb

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Training Journals / log("Bobb", training);
« on: January 31, 2007, 08:46:25 AM »
30 Jan 07
Warmup- Jumped in the bottom Parking Garage and touched the under supports.  Probably about 1/4 of the way, and back.

15 Tai Chi pushups
4 Changing sprint patterns for speed
Run up and down the steps at City Hall with 2 bounds, 2 times


Goals:
Add burpees to regular routine
Run more (River park)
Add pull ups to regular routine (Where?)
Improve the rest of Chen fist pushups.
Add leg lifts, crunches, and L-sits to regular routine

~Bobb

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SC Jams / Rock Hill Jams
« on: January 30, 2007, 08:58:05 AM »
This saturday, 3 Feb, we will be going to River Park for a jam.  Meet at the river at 10 AM.

This may be canceled, depending on the weather conditions.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm not really wanting to freeze my ass off in some snow.

Charlotte traceurs, you are more than welcome to join.  Just email me for directions.  bobbshields(shift-2)gmail.com

~bobb

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North Carolina / Bobb from Rock Hill
« on: January 21, 2007, 05:46:31 PM »
I posted on the SC boards, but there wasn't alot of response.  Plus I am so close to Charlotte, that I claim it anyways.

Hello all.  I'm bobb.  I've been doing parkour for about a month now, and I train on a pretty regular basis with 2 or 3 various friends. 

I was asked recently why I do parkour, why it appeals to me.  Laziness abounds, and I'm just copy/pasting it here:

As for how parkour appeals to me- that's a long-winded explanation.  First off, it ties into kung fu pretty well.  The exercises for either activity benefits the other.  My balance and agility are way up over the month that i've been training for parkour.  I enjoy that i've been given new eyes through it.  I understand my own body a hell of a lot better.  And its one of the greatest challenges i've ever had in my life.  I'm pushing myself past my fears and into new directions.

I'm looking forward to meeting you guys, both on the boards, and in real life.  My friends and I are planning on taking a long day in Charlotte to do parkour.  Maybe some of you would be willing to give us the tour?
~Bobb

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South Carolina / Rock Hill Traceurs
« on: January 18, 2007, 10:30:04 PM »
Hello All,

I'm creating this thread in hopes that the traceurs in the Rock Hill and surrounding area will use it as a place to communicate. 

Are we planning to meet on Saturday?  10 am in Downtown?

Looking for you guys,
~Bobb

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My university, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, is very conservative and I'm encountering some trouble getting my club started, and much more trouble being able to train on campus.  I'm working on it though.

Any helpful advice- tips on how to get through to the administration.  Also, anyone who has started a club, I've been asked to get in touch with you, so the clubs and student organizations person here can contact other universities that have clubs established.

Today's message is brief, but expect much more from me in the future.

~Bobb
 Nooooob

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