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Pics & Vids / Tyson Cecka's awesome beautiful PK Gen Expo photostream
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:03:51 AM »
This stuff is good enough to merit it's own thread. Warning, you gotta have "parkour vision" to understand some of these pics LOL.

http://flickr.com/photos/undaunted/sets/72157605333080344/show/

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Parkour And Freerunning / You American Parkour People
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:56:27 PM »
I just wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to all of the users of this forum for their positive attitudes, high levels of patience and tolerance, and above all, their hospitality. These qualities you have demonstrated again and again, and that is what always brings me back here.

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Pics & Vids / Parkour in America: Horizons
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:51:33 PM »
This is the promo video for the documentary currently underway tracking the growth and development of the parkour community in Columbus, Ohio. Hope you all enjoy  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npa7XgG8_Us

Just to clarify something for those who might not understand the situation Joseph was describing in this video when he was talking about the university..

When we tried to establish a parkour club at OSU, the university initially allowed us to do it. Things started out great. We had a very large number of people who were interested in joining the club. Later on, university officials demanded of us to produce all types of documents to even be considered for official club status. Their demands were so difficult, in fact, it seemed they were trying to prevent us from achieving our goal by putting up this sheer wall of bureaucracy.. They wanted to see risk mitigation plans, a fully developed curriculum, coaching certifications, liability forms, secondary insurance, member assessments, and they even said there had to be a fully functioning National Governing Body before they would take us seriously. Most of these things did not exist! Parkour was too new in America. We were faced with all of this AFTER school officials had told us we could have a club. They changed their position while we were trying to set things up!

At this point, OSUPK does not even officially exist anymore. For this reason, we were forced to create our own independent non-profit organization, which we have named Parkour Horizons. However, in an attempt to keep OSUPK alive, we dug in and began working in earnest to actually try and meet all the university's outrageous demands. They tried to drown us in paperwork, but we kept fighting our way back up to the surface. We actually tried to produce ALL of the forms, insurance, and other types of paperwork they requested. We turned in to them two portfolios of work, the first one over 75 pages long, and the second over 100 pages! All of these documents had to be strong enough to withstand legal and medical scrutiny.

The battle is still not over... We did not want to give up, so we appealed to Dan Edwardes of Parkour Generations for his assistance in moving this matter forward. We asked Dan because we had been talking to him for many months, getting advice on how to make things run. Part of our original mission was to establish a connection back to the early generations of traceurs in Europe in order to learn from them. Parkour Generations was that link for us, and they were doing very well at getting parkour institutionalized in the UK. The folks at Generations had, after all, managed to get positions teaching children in the public school systems, and also for the government of Westminster.. And they were running a very successful Parkour Academny. We thought if anyone could help us it was them.

Dan Edwardes graciously agreed to honor our request, and even offered to bring a whole crew of people along to make the effort more effective... So that is what is being spoken about in this video.

In the future, there are plans to release additional clips.. So we hope you enjoy this, and can benefit from it. We have worked so hard to keep it alive!

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Pics & Vids / Behind the Jump teaser
« on: May 01, 2008, 06:44:25 AM »
This is part of what will be featured tomorrow during the YouTube Parkour Takeover :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxb-uUemd0k

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This is straight off of the Parkour Generations website, in the News section. This is amazing exposure for parkour!

On the 2nd of May the global YouTube homepage and many of the local YouTube homepages from various countries will be featuring nothing but parkour videos for a 24 hour takeover. Parkour Generations & our filmmaker Julie Angel have been invited to be guest editors to work with YouTube and present 12 films from the global parkour community. Known as a 'Takeover Day', this event will give incredible new exposure to the grass roots of the discipline and will bring it to a whole new audience. The videos have been selected to show the international nature of parkour and the day-to-day nature of practise as opposed to the media spectacle that is so often given the limelight, and the eclectic range of edits comes from many of the global communities that Parkour Generations has had the pleasure of working with. Tune in on May 2nd..!

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Pics & Vids / Parkour Generations in New York - video by Julie Angel
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:30:50 PM »
Here it is folks. Julie's new video. Now you can learn all the conditioning and warm up routines if you don't already know them =)

This should give you a frame of reference for what will be taking place in Ohio for the upcoming seminar as well. At this point, you've got about a month to get ready, so take advantage of your time wisely ;p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3zMVxRc4A

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West Virginia / Calling all mountain men
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:47:54 PM »
Make your way North for the Parkour Generations Expo in Columbus, Ohio this May if you can.

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,9410.0/

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID FOR PROOF OF AGE, AND PRESENT THEIR SIGNED COPY OF THE RELEASE FORM (BELOW) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT - NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE FORM HERE
 
ALL MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - In order to participate in this event, you will be required to have the release form signed by your parent or legal guardian in the presence of a notary public, and stamped by the notary agent. (This can be done at your local bank)

Visit our website for more information regarding this event:

www.parkourhorizons.com

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Pennsylvania / Not far from us
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:46:14 PM »
You guys ought to try and make it over here to Columbus, Ohio for the Parkour Generations event coming in May.

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,9410.0/

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID FOR PROOF OF AGE, AND PRESENT THEIR SIGNED COPY OF THE RELEASE FORM (BELOW) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT - NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE FORM HERE
 
ALL MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - In order to participate in this event, you will be required to have the release form signed by your parent or legal guardian in the presence of a notary public, and stamped by the notary agent. (This can be done at your local bank)

Visit our website for more information regarding this event:

www.parkourhorizons.com

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Kentucky / Our neighbors in Kentucky
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:43:02 PM »
Try to come up to Ohio for the Parkour Generations event coming up in May if you can. We would love to see you all here.

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,9410.0/

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID FOR PROOF OF AGE, AND PRESENT THEIR SIGNED COPY OF THE RELEASE FORM (BELOW) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT - NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE FORM HERE
 
ALL MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - In order to participate in this event, you will be required to have the release form signed by your parent or legal guardian in the presence of a notary public, and stamped by the notary agent. (This can be done at your local bank)

Visit our website for more information regarding this event:

www.parkourhorizons.com

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Michigan / (Parkour Generations in Ohio) You guys are so close to us..
« on: April 14, 2008, 03:41:21 PM »
You should try to make it down here for the Parkour Generations event in Columbus, Ohio.

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,9410.0/



*Edited title for clarity* -Travis

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National Jams / PARKOUR GENERATIONS EXPO - COLUMBUS, OHIO MAY 22-25
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:44:38 PM »
"On the weekend of May 24th and 25th a six-strong team from Parkour Generations will be running open training days in Columbus, Ohio in the United States. In conjunction with the Ohio State University parkour community, managed by Parkour Horizons, these training sessions will be free to attend and are open to any and all who want to learn. Once again Julie Angel will be present to capture the proceedings. Kazuma, Forrest, Stephane, Dan and Johann will also be there for some linked events on the 22nd and 23rd of May, before the training days commence, and it promises to be a momentous few days which we are very much looking forward to. More news to follow soon." -ParkourGenerations




Please direct all questions and inquiries to info@parkourhorizons.com

http://www.parkourgenerations.com/news.php

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW ID FOR PROOF OF AGE, AND PRESENT THEIR SIGNED COPY OF THE RELEASE FORM (BELOW) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT - NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE FORM HERE
 
ALL MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - In order to participate in this event, you will be required to have the release form signed by your parent or legal guardian in the presence of a notary public, and stamped by the notary agent. (This can be done at your local bank)

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In the Media / Parkour Radio
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:06:47 PM »
This is pretty interesting.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pkna

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In the Media / OSUPK in the Alum Magazine
« on: March 23, 2008, 09:27:49 PM »
A brief article on parkour featuring OSUPK (Ohio State University Parkour).

Source: Alum Magazine

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In the Media / John Rosenberg and David Belle
« on: March 23, 2008, 08:23:56 PM »
Just thought I would throw this out there for the people who know both of these individuals ;p

http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/2008-03-20-voa1.cfm


Source - Voice of America website


[abstract]

Jumping, Climbing and Running: Nothing Stands in the Way of Parkour

[Image] David Belle watches as John Rosenberg performs parkour.

Our VOA listener question this week comes from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Widi Nugroho wants to know about the activity called parkour. The aim in parkour is to jump, climb or run over and around any wall, staircase, or fence blocking your path. Usually, this is done in a city environment. If you have seen the beginning of the James Bond movie "Casino Royale," then you have seen an excellent example of parkour.

The name comes from the French word parcours, which means route or path. A man who performs parkour is called a traceur. A woman is a traceuse.

A young Frenchman, David Belle, developed parkour in the nineteen nineties. His father’s stories of being a fireman as well as an acrobat influenced him. His childhood friend, Sebastien Foucan, is the actor shown in the “Casino Royale” movie. Foucan is considered to have developed free-running, which is a more artistic and expressive version of parkour.

[image] David Belle

David Belle traveled to India and says one way he trained was by watching monkeys jump from tree to tree. But for Belle and others, parkour is as much a mental exercise as a physical one. The aim is to become so skillful, it is almost unnecessary to think about the different actions in running through a path full of barriers.

Parkour is not exactly a sport. It was not developed for competition. It is more about learning to control mind and body in difficult situations.

There are many basic movements in parkour. One example is where traceurs swing through the narrow space between two bars while keeping their body level with the ground. This is called the underbar. Other movements are the tic-tac and the kong vault jump.

Skillful traceurs seem to go against the laws of gravity.

The popularity has spread largely because of parkour videos and communities on the Internet. To see David Belle at work, you can search for his name on YouTube -- his last name is spelled B-E-L-L-E. Parkour is P-A-R-K-O-U-R.

And if you search on the Web, you might even find parkour groups performing their skills near you.

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This was filmed by Jessica in New York at the end of our training session with Parkour Generations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcSwU-IzFXA

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Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour is not a Verb
« on: March 05, 2008, 09:00:48 AM »
Just a friendly reminder..

I'm an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language), so it's my business ;p

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Pics & Vids / Just Training in the Rain
« on: December 04, 2007, 02:10:13 PM »

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