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Socialize / Re: Ponderings
« on: June 02, 2011, 06:27:13 AM »
But, he was the one who said that time passes passes faster (for example) if you are with a pretty girl, but time passes slower when you're standing on coals, right?

lol OK, I misunderstood your question. Idk, Its an intresting thought though. In theory, I dont see why you couldn't train your brain to do it

And please remember everyone, the point of the thread is to be thought provoking

Socialize / Re: Ponderings
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:33:07 PM »
Einstein once said that time was a perception, that we can control the speed at which time passes, corrrect?
Could we train ourselves to actively control the passge of time? speed it up and slow it down at will?

well, Einstien said its a perseption because passage of time changes relative to the speed at which you are traveling. Personally, I don't consider time to be "real"

Socialize / Re: Ponderings
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:47:00 PM »
I bet Bill Gates uses Linux

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Educated
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:27:35 AM »
Ok, so I just got done talking with Laurent (my French was so bad HE switched to English lol) and he attended 3 years of college.  However, when I asked about the others, he had this to say: "i don't really know, they are from the street school, life school"

Just thought I should share

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Educated
« on: March 01, 2011, 09:55:14 AM »
I know that Yann, Laurant, and Chau add many many people on facebook, are on fairly frequently, and happy to answer any questions you'd have

Indiana / Re: Welcome 2 IN *Post Here*
« on: February 04, 2011, 08:13:53 AM »
Billy, Matt, Rett, Sigwolf, Adrea....WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!!
Billy: Theres already a great community in Richmond
Matt: I don't personally know of any community there, but there are quite a few around you. Theres an absolutely fantastic community in Indy.
Rett: Theres great guy I've had the great pleasure of training with in Marion. His names Ben (A.K.A. Ninjasquirrel on the forums). Either you can PM him, or I'll PM you his email as soon as hes says its cool. I'll personally be down there quite often aswell because my grandparents live down there, so I'll definatly be getting in contact with you when I come down.
Sigwolf: Unfourtunatly, I don't personally know any of the South Bend guys, sorry. I DO know, however, that there are a few guys there.
Adrea: Welcome, but we need a lil information before we can give you any help :)

And for all of you, as FreestyleFox mentions, you should all check the Regions Board, where you're bound to find more in-depth detail then I can give you. and once again, Welcome everybody. I look forward to training with each and every one of you in the future. :D

(sorry y'all. I know I'm a little late to the party lol, but I haven't been on in awhile)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: singing while we train
« on: November 12, 2010, 08:07:08 AM »
We do it all the time [well sorta] when conditioning in groups! Especially reverse uphill QM. The song of choice is I'll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan. We had it going with a ton of people at American Rendezvous back in May when Laurent Piemontesi was kicking our butts in a session. It must be hilarious for people who see or hear us... :)
Lol, we also sang the Happy Birthday song from Red Robin, remember?

I think singing while you train is totally beneficial! Especially when you're stuck in a butt-kicking conditioning session from a former Yamakasi member...anything that can take your mind off of your exhaustion and make the whole thing seem much more light-hearted will really really help you when you're in a situation like this.
That was an amazing weekend... Love you guys.

Eye of the Tiger and Gotta Catch 'Em All as well. Yes, our Par-chorus had quite the variety lol.

indeed, singing your favorite tunes while conditioning releases some much needed endorphins, as well as keeping you distracted while your body is being torn apart. as for teaching you about your breathing, its indeed an intersing concept. it could be a valuable lesson for us all.

Indiana / Re: Anybody near Marion want to get together?
« on: November 04, 2010, 09:28:47 AM »
I don't live in Marion but I got family that does. Let me get your number and I'll hit chu up next time I'm down there.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Pre/Post Parkour session
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:30:02 AM »
Stretching 10-15 minutes, Push Ups, Squats, and lots of water consumption before a session.
Eating Oats, and lots of water consumption after session.
If I know I am attending a session that day I make sure that I get plenty of sleep and I have eaten breakfast/lunch/dinner as to keep myself optimal.
Before a session I stretch for 10 minutes making sure that I am all warmed up before practicing anything.

Afterward, I stretch 10 more minutes, have a glass of water or milk, and relax. I also get something to eat, nothing too much, but just enough so that I feel full.


Parkour And Freerunning / Re: The Yamakasi
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:27:03 AM »
The Yamakasi are a group of nine friends from Lissis, France. A few of the Yamakasi are a part of Majestic Force, but Majestic Force is NOT the same as the Yamakasi. I understand completely what you mean by you'd be more likely to do it, because im the same way. IDK where id be if it werent for my mentor. that said, thre are plenty experianced Traceurs more than weilling to pass on the art to  others, you dont need the Yamakasi. Like Brett said, we're like one big family. I, personally, dont know anyone form AR, but if you peep the local boards, im sure youll be able to find someone.  Good Luck, brother. Fly far, and train safe.

Socialize / Re: Night Hawks
« on: August 11, 2010, 08:21:09 PM »
which is wat make it all the more intresting, mon ami

Socialize / Re: Night Hawks
« on: August 11, 2010, 07:56:11 PM »
gotcha, so you started like a month before me
so glad i started young :)

hahaha, nawh. these 2 trully started young:!/photo.php?pid=5464263&id=660614972&ref=fbx_album!/photo.php?pid=31175743&id=1273444789&ref=fbx_album
(one being held by chau)

both are but 8 years of age and incredibly talented

if you asked me, I couldnt really tell you; you wouldnt understand cause you arent in my head and you cant feel my soul
give it a shot :)

Socialize / Re: Night Hawks
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:29:53 AM »
wat about the KOs?

Indiana / Marion for the weekend
« on: August 10, 2010, 05:12:07 PM »
hey y'all. I'll be in Marion Thursday through Sunday, it'd be really sweet if I could do some training with someone from the area while I'm down there. Anyone game?

Alex - the change is where I go on to say that things don't always mean what they originally did - usage is a huge part of language -

Hey man, what's up?

That's cool.

You don't look up, or think something is cold ...

Freerunning was originally meant to be a term for Parkour - but Sebastien's beliefs were not necessarily founded on "flips aren't parkour" - to him flips were part of HIS movement - which is what freerunning came to represent - and now it means pretty much what I gave a definition for.

The evelution of language is a concept I aptly comprehend. But it seems to me that the words have evolved parallel one another. You make a referance to the infamous qoute "flips are not parkour", but something must be understood about these qoutes from the forgien guys: They arnt fluent, native speakers, so sometime you have to look a little deeper into their words. Most people take sed qoute to mean "flips haveno place in parkour", what I believe David was trying to express is "just flipping around isn't parkour, theres more to it"

Socialize / Re: Night Hawks
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:04:06 PM »

BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA Conway have woman! blastphomy! Il aime les garçons!!!

But mark, heres where I see the contradiction within your post. You note that "Freerunning" was just a term a producer coined because it was easier to understand for native english speakers than "Parkour" or "L'art du déplacement". Yet you continue on to say that "Parkour" and "Freerunning" are 2 differant things. seems like a lapse in logic to me`.

Socialize / Re: Night Hawks
« on: August 03, 2010, 01:05:34 AM »
Fox & I like cupcake chicks ...... just sayin. only foolz mess around with those muffin gurlz.

Quite frankly, this arguement is really gettin on my last nerve! Hopefully y'all can accept my words, and I'll educate you once and for on this subject, so that you can go on to share this knowledge and (accuratly) educate others. Let it be known that most of my teaching derive directlly from the words of Stephane Vigroux, The Yamakazi(including both David Belle and Sebastien Foucan), and My mentor in both life and Parkour, John Conway (practioner of over 5 years and 1 of only 2 A.D.A.P.T. certified Practitioners in the U.S.)
That's not what the Yamakasi say. They say it's all the same thing and to stop worrying about titles or trying to differentiate the two and just move. We all move. We all train the same things. Why do their have to be two different titles? L'art du dèplacement is the original name, later changed to parkour, and later changed to freerunning to introduce the concept to America. Regardless of what you call it its the same thing. I have no clue why people argue this. It's a pointless debate when time is better spent learning that new move your trying to get.
this is an almost flawless direct qoute from Châu Belle and (to a point) Yann Henautra at the American Randezvous.

You had discussed the Physical and Mental Aspects with the Mental Aspect changing. Your on the right path, but this is not quite correct. You fail to mention the third Aspect, the Spiritual Aspect, which you mistook as part of the Mental Aspect. You see, its the Spiritual Aspect that is this much more personal and differing Aspect. The Three Aspects are as follows:
Physical - the actual movements that are observed,  as well as the physical training and conditioning.
Mental - The philosophies that dictate a Traceur/euse's choises and dicisions at every level in both training and life EX: "être forte, pour être utile", "One heart, One core"(A.K.A. "Fraternity" or "Brotherhood"), "Slow, safe progression," etc.
Spiritual - deeply personal, differenshiating charictaristic, including "Why you practice Parkour" and "What the discipline means to you".

In the end, Parkour, Freerunning, and L'art du déplacement, DO NOT differ by definition, only in sentiment of each individual practitioner. Although Tricking tends to be a seprate art do to most trickers' lack of large chunks of the Mental Aspect.

hehehehehe btw, yes, the term proposed as a verb meaning "To practice/do/train Parkour" was indeed "Traceing," which im quite fond of. But that discussion is one for differant thread

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: New Video Series...
« on: July 29, 2010, 10:46:31 AM »
The Climb-up Chonicles is sweet. but how bout we do differant communities, not just you?

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