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Parkour And Freerunning / APK National Hotspots Map
« on: November 15, 2009, 02:32:45 PM »
    With more and more sites trying to make world wide hotspot maps.  I feel its time to point out that the APK Hotspots Map http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/2383/398/ has been around for for two years.  We already have a pretty good start but it is far from perfect.   It would be nice to have the comprehensive of training locations across the country.  This would include collages, street locations, gymnastic centers with open gyms that welcome us, and more.  So your friend is moving to a new town.  You know in between moving boxes into the apartment your going to have some free time.  So you hop on the computer and check out the APK Hotspots Map and find that there is this amazing spot just a couple blocks away.  In addition you find out there is a local parkour scene.  It would be a great way to meet new people and train in new locations.
    The only way we can do this is with your help.  Lets really kick this into gear!!  All you have to do is answer six quick questions to make a Hotspot!   
What does it look like? Instead of a description 3 to 4 pictures would be awesome!
Where is it?
Address?
What Obstacles can you find there?
How is the security there?
Which Days see the least foot traffic?

Optional: You can include how to get in touch with the local people who train there and if they would prefer to be contacted.

Then Email these to jereme@americanparkour.com


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Pics & Vids / Parkour. On Any... A SlamCamSpam Video!!
« on: November 11, 2009, 03:05:22 PM »
Julie Angel has made another video clip!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ms5iA4v2NI  "Thomas Couetdic leads an international group of traceurs through their parkour training on a summer's evening in London. No spectacle, race, or competition. This happens on any...
A film by Julie Angel featuring Thomas Couetdic and Naoki Ishiyama from Parkour Generations."  Taken from Julie's Youtube.

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Pics & Vids / MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge!!! FULL VID
« on: November 09, 2009, 12:21:16 AM »
MTV has recently uploaded the full show "MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge" to their site.  If you missed your chance to watch this when it came out, heres your chance!!  As having already seen the show I can say its a must watch!!!   http://www.mtv.com/videos/ultimate-parkour-challenge/1625120/playlist.jhtml

Fox

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Pics & Vids / Levi Makes Photographers Blog
« on: November 06, 2009, 07:48:23 PM »
Wile in Southern California Isaac Lane Koval ran into APK's own Levi Meeuwenburg and was quite impressed with what he saw.  See his blog for some amazing photos and a short clip of Levi.


http://kovalproductions.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/parkour-levi-meeuwenberg/

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Indiana / Indiana Parkour Classes and Training Sessions Information
« on: November 01, 2009, 12:34:52 PM »
As Indiana's parkour scene is growing more and more people are offering classes and training sessions.  Most of them are free of charge.

If your local group is meeting on a set day set place every week or you are running classes at a set time and place.  Please post information here.  As such

Location:
Address:
Day/Time:
Fee:
Skill levels:
Contact information: (emails and phone numbers)
URL's: (if there are any)


So to start you guys out

Location:  Richmond IN
Address:   US 27 and North D in the parking lot
Day/Time:  Every Saturday at 11 am
Fee:  None free to every one
Skill Levels: First day to David Belle are welcome to come
Contact information: FreeStyleFox@gmail.com  ;  Rainer - 7(6)5(9)7(7)7(6)1(3)
URL's: None at this time

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IN Videos / Colossal Chicago Fail
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:12:46 PM »
http://vimeo.com/5687602

I was headed to the National Colossal Chicago Jam when on the way I lost my phone to the high way... and my rides Fuel pump went out about and hour and half away from Chicago.... His parents came and bailed him out and took us back home. Saturday I went out and trained and filmed what I did in honer of the Jam I was missing. Then went out on Sunday to complete my Colossal Chicago Jam Fail week end.

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Pics & Vids / Colossal Chicago Fail
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:09:33 PM »
http://vimeo.com/5687602

I was headed to the National Colossal Chicago Jam when on the way I lost my phone to the high way... and my rides Fuel pump went out about and hour and half away from Chicago.... His parents came and bailed him out and took us back home. Saturday I went out and trained and filmed what I did in honer of the Jam I was missing. Then went out on Sunday to complete my Colossal Chicago Jam Fail week end.

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Indiana / PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!!
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:34:52 AM »
Please HELP me keep the Indiana board nice neat and easy to use by simply doing this~~~~



If your NEW please post here with information on where you are, who you are, and how we can get a hold of you.   http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=3039.0


IF YOUR LOOKING FOR PEOPLE NEAR YOU PLEASE READ HERE!!! And if you can't find any one in your area please post a topic in our Child board IN Regions located HERE:  http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=193.0


IF YOUR WANTING TO GET PEOPLE TOGETHER TO JAM AND MEET UP PLEASE READ AND POST IN OUR CHILD BOARD IN JAMS:  http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=60.0


IF YOU HAVE A VIDEO YOU WANT THE INDIANA COMMUNITY TO WATCH PLEASE WATCH AND POST HERE:  http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?board=198.0


Thank you :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StzfhFx4Cjk

ITS A SICK VIDEO WATCH IT OMG!!

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Pics & Vids / Indiana Universty Parkour Spring sampler!!
« on: May 10, 2009, 11:09:55 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU34BsgD7AM    A great video of the growing sceen in Indiana.  Featuring students from IU and the Bloomington area.  Enjoy!!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Be strong to be useful.
« on: March 31, 2009, 08:22:04 PM »
Parkour… What is parkour?  David Belle has said the meaning of parkour is to be strong to be useful.  This is what I want to focus on today.  This meaning is often lost here in America.  We hardly try to work on these principles.  We focus more on the technical side of the being strong and being able to help those around us. 
   For me parkour is all about strength.  But first you have to define what it is to be strong.   To the founders they had to define it for themselves.  To touch the top of this wall, to lift this car,  to do 1000 reps of a simple precision.  Then came the mental aspect.  They were able to do jumps and gaps in time.  But the fear of them were still there.  So they had to beat their fears to be strong. 
   Here we see the media promoting this part of the discipline.  And so we work to achieve this instead of working to be strong.  The founders found out that strength isn’t just about physical ability but mostly from with in.  To be a strong person you have to balance all aspects of your life the physical mental most of all. 
   I have had a lot of hardships in my life.  My father has 95% heart failure.  My dad has been in and out of hospitals since 2001.  I am constantly surprised now with how I handle this.  I have had to come to terms with my fathers mortality.  This is just one way of being strong.  And how strong my father truly is.  When I explain this to other people it is met with sympathy.  I find I no longer need this.  I am strong.
   I am not saying that is parkour… I am saying it is being strong which embodies the ideas behind parkour to become strong.  I am now at a level in my training where conditioning and commitment is important.  I have more mental blocks then most of the others when it comes to my physical abilities.  But I remain pushing myself as well as the people around me. 
   What I would like for you as members of our community is define to yourself what it is to be truly strong.  Then share it here.  I would like to see every one do this.  From M2 to the person who hasn’t even posted on the forum yet. 


For me being strong is pushing yourself.  To better yourself, others, and your community. 

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Pics & Vids / Indiana Winter 08 09 Video
« on: March 27, 2009, 01:48:45 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPtuKSIrHYY Enjoy

Indiana has come along way sence I first started out about four years ago.  Let alone over the couse of one year.

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Pics & Vids / NYTVF 2008: Everyday Athlete
« on: February 28, 2009, 10:23:09 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-n8cUibZw&feature=dir   I think alot of this could be said about Pakour and Freerunning.

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Pics & Vids / Art of Motion
« on: February 28, 2009, 08:48:20 PM »
Awesome new video I found guys!!!!!!!!!

Staring Andy McKee in The Art of Motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmE3QaGetn4

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Parkour And Freerunning / Moving Quick Message
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:23:45 PM »
I will be moving to Chicago in Auguest.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Sad Monday
« on: December 05, 2008, 09:27:21 AM »
As of 12/08/2008 I will be removing my APK accounts.  I am taking a break from forums.  I need a more personal experance.  If you want my number its is this 7652650703.  Ask for Fox or Dale.  I will always be both. 

I don't know how long I will be gone. I don't think I will be gone longer then a year.  I will keep intouch with mainy of you personaly.  With the site and the growth in my communitys I am tired. 

If I am luckey when I come back I will be running classes in my home town at five dollars a week.  I want to go back to collage.  I also want to move out of my house.  And lastly but not least incress my training to 12+ hours a week.  All of which will keep me more then busy. 

See you guys around.

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Pics & Vids / Good Bruce Lee Find
« on: November 29, 2008, 01:39:07 AM »
My friend showed this too me thought you would all like to see what controle is all about!!
http://www.viddler.com/explore/techeblog/videos/61/  Matches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QHslHpK4-Q  Ping Pong Balls

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Socialize / Strong body Stong Mind Insperation!
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:15:58 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyiApzjIuzw&feature=related  You should all gain something from this!!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Unemployment
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:51:36 AM »
I was just shown to the door at my latest place of employment.  Just that you all should know.  Now I only have a full time job that being parkour and I am going to work my ass off because i have no excuse not to.

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In the Media / Indiana Artical
« on: September 10, 2008, 06:01:05 PM »
Indianapolis, Indiana
Parkour combines physical tests, maneuverability

Link http://www.indy.com/posts/11454  There is a picture and a video along with the artical on the web site.

Parkour combines physical tests, maneuverability
by Konrad.Marshall

Navigating an urban jungle

The rubber soles of my Adidas Sambas grip the stone underfoot.

I launch through the air, hoping to land on the thin flat top side of another large boulder.

Someone's here to spot me should I fall. But I'm not going to fall.

My feet come down, finding their narrow target like a jet landing on an aircraft carrier.

I hear the thud of my body mass meeting an immovable object. The thwack of my palms slapping against the rock. My hands make sure I'm balanced and ready to stand up and skip off onto another rock, and another.

This is parkour. A guy and a girl have already taken me through an agonizing round of stretches required to participate, then explained the origins of the "sport." A Frenchman apparently took the lessons learned from an intensive military combat course, and applied the evasive maneuvers to his own urban environment, as a way to enjoy his surroundings -- a different way to interact with his concrete jungle.

"It's a discipline where you explore your environment, looking for the most efficient and effective way to get through an area," said Dale "Freestyle Fox" McNew, a 22-year-old parkour enthusiast from Connersville. "But the training involves a lot more than that, and the whole thing is a lot more fun."

Basically, you run, climb, jump and roll your way through harsh concrete surroundings. You vault and "cat grab" through whatever labyrinthine structures you can find in your downtown area. On this recent Friday afternoon, the spot is the rock garden between the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg, near the Canal.

"On occasion I guess you could swim," McNew said, "but I wouldn't recommend it."

There are enough scrapes, bruises and turned ankles without tempting fate. With parkour, you need your K-Swiss to be dry. The elements are difficult enough to manage without adding another variable.

Tanya Smith of Greenwood has been practicing parkour for about a year now, but was a dancer as a child, and a figure skater and gymnast in her early teens. The 19-year-old finds parkour another way to make her a more well-rounded person physically and mentally.

"If you're going to avoid injury, you need technique, mindfulness," Smith said. "You have to trust your fear, because it keeps you safe."

Smith has come far enough in the sport in one year to end up training with the famous Parkour Generations Indoor Academy in London.

"Which was basically an aerobics class, plus a body weight gymnastics class, plus some medieval torture," she said. "They make you walk on all fours back and forth across a room for 15 minutes. It sounds rough, but it fortifies you."

But I had to wonder, isn't this exactly the kind of recreation -- young people hurling their bodies at hard objects, balancing on thin surface areas -- that official city types might want to dissuade?

For the most part, McNew said, people don't seem to mind.

There are definitely "Stay on the path" signs here today, in this big rocky playground Downtown, but parkour isn't really big enough -- yet -- for it to have become a true urban nuisance.

"I've been at a school, late at night, had the police roll up and ask me what I was doing," McNew said. "And when I explained it, he actually said, 'Show me what you got.'."
Practice parkour

Parkour devotees Tanya Smith of Greenwood and Dale McNew of Connersville are looking for people interested in parkour to attend conditioning sessions every Saturday at 7 p.m., at various locations around Indianapolis.

E-mail Smith at yesterday_mag@yahoo.com or McNew at freestylefox@gmail.com for more info.

General info: www.americanparkour.com

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