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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Bushido
« on: August 27, 2011, 05:09:10 AM »
Challenging each other, boosting moral, and things of that ilk are all good and fine, but they are far far from what Bushido was suppose to be.
I still feel that what we are talking about is more of a microscale group motif rather than a macroscale motif for say APK.  None-the-less there will be a common thought pattern found amongst most traceurs.  We have a lot of people growing, and striving to push each other and themselves forward.  We also have a lot of people just trying to show off, kind of like joining the football team to be attractive.  If there is anything that we should all strive for in parkour it would have to be fairly vague.  My vote goes to "Take the time and figure your way of movement".
I base this on my agreement with Daniel Ilabaca's current mode of thought being that there are a lot of ghosts out there.  People just making mash ups of cool moves with no real purpose or art to the video.  For me it seems to be taking the route that KArate had taken (Going from a Budo to a sport).  So this is in fact a great topic, because I think we need to find the Do (the proper way of something) of parkour.  I just think it'll be a bit different for each of us.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: how ya feel....
« on: August 26, 2011, 09:31:16 PM »
Focused - Detached - Competant

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Bushido
« on: August 26, 2011, 09:27:19 PM »
Being that is was a code unuttered and Unwritten it is not what Inazo Nitobe described on his book.  His application was fusion of Christian principlas and morals on what was, as Ryan stated, the Cultural requirements expected of Samurai.  I think there is already a common though, such as the philosophies of the founders, etc.  However Parkour is too diverse to make sure everyone follows a basic guidlines, even to the degree of respecting the law (unfortunately).  For that to exist it would have to be for the specific clan/group/crew.

Also as Bushido is the way of the warrior, I hardly consider traceurs warriors when compared to samurai or soldiers.  Maybe Traceur-Do (way of the Traceur), but like I said parkour and freerunning attract too diverse a population to set any type of code.  Even for those who say always improve and grow is the philosophy, there are those who jsut like the feeling of practicing, and do not seek growth.  My thoughts would be, spend some time practicing, figure out what it means to you, write it down, discuss it, figure it out again, practice it and you will attract like minded individuals.  Some things we just have to figure out ourselve, and sometimes it takes a long time of 'aimless' wandering and practice before you get it.  Then at the last moment it can all change.

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: August 24, 2011, 08:27:05 PM »
Got meh Kilt and Belt for the Games next Weekend.  Rather stoked I must admit.

Socialize / Re: What are your other hobbies?
« on: August 21, 2011, 08:18:24 PM »
Anything outdoors (Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Cliff Jumping <Light>, etc), TRaditional Martial Arts (Shotokan Karate-Do, Judo, Boxing), Philosophy, Learning new things (Literally I just love finding new facts and detailed information about almost everything), and Painting (Oil and Acrylic).
Oh and Highland Games !!!SCOTLAND!!!

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: August 20, 2011, 01:53:39 AM »
Dropped 4 lbs of the 12 I gained from Working 48 hours a week night shift(4 nights a week) while going to school 5 days a week, and having to stay up for 36 hours twice a week.  This brought to me by finally being happy with my diet again.

Oh and nailed a rather solid handstand today.

Nevada / Re: Sparks/Reno Parkour Community
« on: August 19, 2011, 09:15:55 PM »
Have you checked out UNR, great hot spots when I lived in Reno and was a member of Reno PK and FRFC

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Be strong to be useful
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:28:45 PM »
My idea, or rather approach to your quest is this; Train to be autonomous.  Maybe you train to be useful for the Zed apocolypse, or the falling of society, or something of that ilk.  Train youself to be autonomous, so that you may better function in society as well.  Learn basic first aid, learn nutrition, culinary skills, survival skills, etc.  You train youself to better youself, and if for you that is to be able to escape no matter what cheers bra.  But take some time and think about situations and figure out what and who you want to be.  If you were to be in a Zed apocolypse (my personal favorite) make sure you are useful to yourself, and to a group, unless you are a lone wolf.

So train to be autonomous, and be utilitarian about your training.

That is just my $0.02

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: August 05, 2011, 10:20:40 PM »

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: August 05, 2011, 04:00:37 AM »

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:16:49 PM »
Sorry for low post, I had a hard night at work.

100K Threads / Re: 100 miles of QM
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:44:28 PM »
+100 ft

100K Threads / Re: 100000 Pull-ups
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:07:01 PM »
+11 (One set with good form)

California / Paradise/Chico Parkour
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:05:40 PM »
I wanted to put a little heads up here.  So far I am a solo crew it seems, but I have a couple people who are interested in doing some parkour, but nothing steady.  On top of that my Dojo is planning on opening up as an area for people to practice tricking indoors when necessary.

Another thing is that in Chico there is an open gym on Monday nights that I plan on attending, and I hope to meet some traceurs there.  Here is a link to the gym.

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: July 29, 2011, 09:25:46 PM »
I decided to throw in an extra set of 60.  Pushups really pump me up.

100K Threads / Re: 1,000 hours of PLANKS!
« on: July 29, 2011, 09:24:48 PM »
I dead mean 20 minutes
24 Minutes

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:51:42 AM »
Just uped them to sets of 60

100K Threads / Re: 100000 Pull-ups
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:51:02 AM »
These were just done because I was waiting for my wife to get something.  I did not know about this challenge.  Next time I shall offer more.

100K Threads / Re: 1,000 hours of PLANKS!
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:49:08 AM »
10 minutes

100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:16:24 PM »

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