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Pics & Vids / Re: New video compilation: Uncatchable
« on: December 22, 2015, 09:35:39 AM »
YES. This is awesome! Glad to have been a part.  :)

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Freerunning / Re: Webster Fear and Help
« on: May 25, 2015, 06:33:14 PM »
It sounds to me like you need to start pushing a lot harder. Watch this tutorial on the Lift and Push Concept
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DESMF1YDWb0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DESMF1YDWb0</a>
This is a KEY concept you will need to be familiar with in order to do a lot of moves in the future.
Train safe!

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FAQ / Re: Parkour is simple
« on: May 25, 2015, 06:27:13 PM »
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Pics & Vids / FLOWmentum Project - ii
« on: May 23, 2015, 10:28:33 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdu_IYzurnk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdu_IYzurnk</a>
2nd episode of a flow based parkour series I'm doing.
If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe!  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdu_IYzurnk

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Pics & Vids / Re: Double Cork Help!?!?
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:00:11 AM »
..........learn a cork.

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I've got a lot of content on my channel you can feel free to use
https://www.youtube.com/user/SMITHapk

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Pics & Vids / Going Off The Edge in NYC - Parkour
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:09:23 PM »
Tim Dexter, Conner Irvin, Jake Faunce and I took a trip over to Brooklyn for the Off The Edge Tour hosted by Tempest Freerunning and the guys at the Brooklyn Zoo. So here's a little film I made documenting the experience.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANC9JNkjUpY
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANC9JNkjUpY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANC9JNkjUpY</a>
Also if you enjoyed the film don't forget to show some love by clicking those like and subscribe buttons on my video. ;)

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Pics & Vids / Re: *NEW SERIES* FLOWmentum Project - i
« on: April 02, 2015, 04:00:47 AM »
You're doing great man. Keep up the good work.
Thanks bro

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Pics & Vids / *NEW SERIES* FLOWmentum Project - i
« on: April 01, 2015, 03:48:23 PM »
Check out a new parkour training series I just started called FLOWmentum. The focus of the FLOWmentum Project is to place emphasis on my style of movement, challenge myself, set goals and achieve them.
These are training videos so expect to see some progressions and mess ups here and there.
This will be a weekly series so make sure to sub if you enjoyed! :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ED7DJet-U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7ED7DJet-U</a>

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Pics & Vids / Cinematic Snow Parkour Video*
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:47:30 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1_78mwn9vA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1_78mwn9vA</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1_78mwn9vA
So a lot of bad things have been happening to me recently.. flipped my car. My Girlfriend and I of 4 years broke up. AND it's cold and icy all the time.
So I decided to go to the strongest pain killer there is (parkour) and fight all of these negatives with a positive spirit.

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Pics & Vids / Still Moving - Parkour/Freerunning
« on: December 08, 2014, 08:22:40 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qWRz-fQCwQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qWRz-fQCwQ</a>
Moving into winter. It's been cold so I've been spending alot of my time lifting, trying to get bigger and stronger for when the warm months come around. I also met up with some guys from solus parkour!
New friends, new moves. Subscribe!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What skinny jeans are good for parkour?
« on: November 19, 2014, 04:51:44 AM »
Just buy skinnys with spandex in them. So that way the stretch but won't be as restricting.

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Tricking / Re: Learning the corkscrew
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:56:46 AM »
I find scoot corks to be much easier (personally) than j-step corks. The scoot helps with generating more power for me. It may be because I have a tricking background but I would highly suggest training them.

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FAQ / Re: Channel tips?
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:04:15 AM »
Many parkour and freerunning videos you see across YouTube showcase those who are likely professionals who have been doing this for years and years. They have probably appeared in the media and may have even opened their own gyms.

But they only represent an extremely small portion of the population. Many people, especially new practitioners and/or those who are unfamiliar with parkour and its similar disciplines, might have come to harbor a distorted view of parkour and think they should be able to do these flashy, spectacular tricks right from the beginning, which of course is not true.

I'd love to finally see a parkour channel that shows the progression and processes. It should be highly beneficial to all practitioners of all skill levels as well as non-practitioners alike. Good luck, Lupus!
I also second this thought. If you check out my youtube channel you can go back to my very first video which will probably make you laugh at how terrible I was.  :P Now I am able to do things I thought would be impossible for me to accomplish when I started! You can check out my channel in the link in my signature below.  :)

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Climb Up Workouts (Indoors)
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:54:32 AM »
dips, pull ups, cat hangs. Best exercises for climb ups.
Basically just think about what muscles and motions a certain movement will use and that will give you enough information on how to train for it.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Is it... still even worth it?... ...
« on: November 03, 2014, 05:07:15 AM »
Jan-su... The responses you get on this thread shouldn't determine whether or not you will continue to train. I've been training for about 4 years now and probably only entered a gym like 5 times. You are capable of much more than you give yourself credit for. I learned EVERYTHING I know outside. It was a lot more mentally challenging but it only made me a lot stronger in that aspect. If I can do it, so can you!  :) Training outside will teach you how to be safe. If you practice how to fall properly and know your limits you're good to go. It takes hard work and dedication to achieve your goals. So if training outside is difficult for you, work on it! Start setting goals.. and reach them.

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Freerunning / Re: Gather step vs punch
« on: October 27, 2014, 04:22:59 AM »
The problem with the side flip is that when I punch I flip to my right side, which is the opposite side of my cartwheel. When I think about doing the gather step, going to the left feels more comfortable. I'm just not sure I can get the height though since I'd be taking more off of one foot rather than both.
I have the same exact situation as you. I too cartwheel to my left and side flip to my right but I managed to learn the gather step side flip and get it down. The problem that you probably have is that your right foot isn't as strong as your left and you just aren't comfortable with the thought of taking off with your right foot. What I did to get over this awkward feeling of the gather step was I slowly spread my feet out when i punched. So lets say I do my first warmup side flip by just doing the standard punch side. Then I would do the same thing just this time with my feet slightly spread out. Then I would spread them a little further and do a mini skip step. If you practice that all the time you will develop muscle-memory and strength and the gather/skip-step side will make you never want to punch again.
*Also use step ups once you can gather step side on the ground because it will really build up some muscle in that right leg if you do it constantly.
See, we have a gift actually  :P because this will make you ambidextrous like me. Which is badass.

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Pics & Vids / Re: End of Summer - 2014
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:02:16 AM »
Hey guys! Through together some training clips from the last few months and decided to apply to become a wfpf hot shot, needless to say I did not get it (didn't meet the subscriber minimum) but whatever, I'll try again soon  :) anyway I reupload end the footage with a few other clips added, here's what came out of it. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/0I6cxDt4_0Q
Well wfpf no longer has hot shots so I think you mean you applied to become an affiliate. Nice video by the way! :) They may still affiliate you even if you don't have enough subscribers, they just want their company's name to get around (more subs=more people exposed to their company). I think the way that they put a "minimum subscriber requirement" sounds ignorant to some people but really the reason behind it is to keep nooby practitioners from applying to become sponsored athletes so that way they don't have to go through as many submissions.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: parkour group read below for more info
« on: October 14, 2014, 03:59:49 AM »
were might i find this local connection area o.o
You can find the California section of the forum HERE

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Pics & Vids / Re: Finding The Way ~ *Relaxing video*
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:19:05 AM »
nice. I bet it is nice, after completing your 365 days of parkour, to reflect and think of how you have grown as a traceur.
My passion for movement just keeps increasing. I'm so fixated on improving myself from my 365 journey that I feel I need to move everyday. It became an addiction, but I would say it's a healthy addiction wouldn't you?  ;) I have seen how much I have grown since the start of my 365 and have decided I have much more to work on. Although I am satisfied with the results, I aim to achieve much more.

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