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Ohio / In Ohio for the month
« on: April 30, 2012, 07:55:45 PM »
Hey! I'm here in Ohio for May and a little bit of June. I'm staying in Shadyside, Ohio and I'm wondering if there are any traceurs around these parts. I'll also be visiting Dayton, Akron, and Defiance but I don't really have times planned for those.

Hawaii / A call out to Aiea traceur(euses)
« on: November 18, 2011, 07:22:41 PM »
So who of you Aiea cats still train or frequent the forums. I 'd love to meet up.

My cell is 808-699-9682 you can text me or cal me either is fine, or you can email me at I also have a google + (although the only time I check it is through email notifications)

I live in the Halawa Heights area right near the Halawa District Park.

Pics & Vids / 20% Cooler than you
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:00:14 PM »

I made a response to a guy proving I am cooler than him. Now we have a mix of ponies and parkour.

Pics & Vids / Just remember - Inspirational video
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:26:42 PM »

I got footage off me falling off a wall so I decided to make a little something nice out of it. It's not supposed to be epic or great or anything, just a small message with a little video to go along with it.

100K Threads / 100 miles of QM
« on: March 16, 2011, 12:23:00 AM »
This too much? I don't think so :D

This is going to be tricky I work in metrics... Google!
1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
1 mi = 5280 feet

So our goal is 528,000ft of QM
Maybe I did set the bar a bit high.

Never the less.


Hawaii Training Sessions / March Jams
« on: March 13, 2011, 10:56:46 PM »
This might be a little late but how should we do this this month? 20th and 27th Jam. It seems Jams are going on every Sunday now instead of every other. Well this month is off anyways so whatever.

I know Ozzi mentioned something about a jam this month being a Ala Moana Beach Park so that's thrown into the list of places for a jam this month. I actaully like that. Perhaps have the other one a hike. I only know Wa'ahila Ridge Trail so suggestions are going to have to be thrown for that.

I won't be at the 27th because I have other things planned that day.

So we have

March 20th
Place: Ala Moana Beach Park
Starts at 12am

March 27th
Place:  ? ? ?
Times 10am-3pm

100K Threads / 24hr Flag
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:55:50 AM »
There's one for handstands, why not flags?



Diet / Cooking out of the kitchen?
« on: February 18, 2011, 02:53:41 AM »
Okay so say I'm at a hotel that doesn't have a microwave or stove or anything, or I'm backpacking for a week or so (not that  can in my current location) how would I cook? I can get fruits, veggies, and nuts but would give me the vitamins and all those fancy nutrient words I need? Or do I have to get meats into the mix (like chicken for protein? or eggs for um... protein? I'm not very knowledgeable in this stuff)? As for juices I can carry a small hand held squeezer for oranges. I would also obviously carry a couple of liters of water minimum. It's just the cooking that has me baffled.

I was thinking that having a portable stove thingy used in camping would work but most I've seen are 25#+ and take up a lot of space.

Pics & Vids / Cat Leap Practice
« on: February 17, 2011, 03:06:08 PM »

At least to me these feel real clean :) What do y'all think of them?

Pics & Vids / Lazysit Practice
« on: February 15, 2011, 03:40:32 PM »

At least that's what I call them. So do they look good? Any tips on them? I feel like I'm doing them pretty well but maybe a bit slow? Though when I do flow (and the lazy sit is obviously a flow move) I like to move at an easy pace.

Training Journals / Michael's Training Journal (Image Heavy)
« on: February 14, 2011, 01:49:51 AM »
I seem to have lost my previous journal. Evil bugger. Hm... Anyways. Information.

Name: Michael
Age: 18
Height: 1.8m (5'11")
Weight: 51kilos (113#) Yes I am a little bit underweight.
Location: Hawaii, US
Training: Roughly 2 years

All my parkour videos
Personal Youtube Channel (Where I post small clips of parkour and other random stuff)
Parkour Youtube Channel (Where I post all my parkour videos)
My Parkour Team's FB

Current schedule:
Monday: Rest day (Stretches, ankle conditioning)
Tuesday: Ozzi's Outdoor Parkour Bootcamp
Wednesday: "Teaching" friends parkour and conditioning useful for parkour
Thursday: Ozzi's Outdoor Parkour Bootcamp
Friday: Rest day (Stretches, ankle conditioning) or Open gym session (If I have the funds)
Saturday: General Conditioning, working on natural movements (Primarily swimming)
Sunday: Alternates week by week - rest day (Stretches, ankle conditioning)/Parkour training

I actaully don't know what I'm working towards at the moment. I'll edit this as I see fit. For now I'll put down generic gibberish. This'll probably all change soon.
100 squats (Current: 80 - March 9th, 2011)
100 sit-ups (Current: 70 - March 9th, 2011)
2min horse stance (Current: 1min - March 9th, 2011)
35 push-ups (Current: 25 - March 9th, 2011)
1min freestanding handstand (Current:?)
One-handed push-up both arms (Current:?)
15 pull-ups (Current:?)
10 climb-ups (Current:?)
5sec tuck plache (Current:?)
25 push-ups (Completed March 9th, 2011)
70 sit-ups (Completed March 9th, 2011)
70 squats (Completed March 9th, 2011)
30sec frog stand (Completed March 9th, 2011)

What else:
I plan on recording each exercise I do so I can have some advice on my form, what it's called, ect. ect. The what else section is where I'll put my gibber jabber and all that fun stuff.

Pics & Vids / Sony Vegas 9.0 Rendering
« on: December 17, 2010, 10:45:38 AM »
Who here uses Vegas to edit and render there videos? I just recently got an HD camcorder and I plan on shooting in 720p so I Was wondering if anyone had some rendering tips. I tried Google and didn't really find much help there.

(Wrong section?)

Pics & Vids / Parkour Training - Dec. 6
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:44:28 PM »

Any tips on rendering in Sony Vegas 9.0 for youtube?

So things I need to work on. QMs, cat>180 spin>precision. Got any other tips?

Parkour And Freerunning / Using parkour to get clear your mind
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:33:22 PM »
I know a lot of kids my age escape through music. I've done it a few times. That's the reason I bought a very nice pair of closed ear headphones. But today that wasn't enough. Some things have been happening but that's not what I'm talking about here. I went out and I trained and I ran. I ran more than I ever have. Three miles at once. For me that's a bit much, my cardio is below sub-par >.> I pushed my self far, doing things I had a mental block for the past few weeks, even months.

After I was done I felt sick, exhausted, and in pain. I never felt better in my life. If I have to say what parkour means to me it means freedom. Freedom from everything except the moment.

Has anyone else done this? Just went out and trained, thinking about nothing but the air rushing past you, when you had a lot on your mind. Used parkour to escape but in a much different sense.

Pics & Vids / Short flow
« on: October 19, 2010, 12:43:00 AM » Not much but still fun :)

See these two rails. They are my favorite rails at school. Sure this shot was about a few weeks ago but still. I gave my friend my camera and cut out anything I was thinking and did something. I'm actually proud of it no matter how bad it looks >.> Bad filming though. We were afraid of getting my camera taken away. I'm disappointed in my lazy sit (At least that what I call it; sitting on the bar and spinning) but other than that I'm happy :)

Injury Reports / Paritally collapsed Lung
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:17:05 PM »
Okay so I was hospitalized Sunday (Sept. 12th) for a partially collapsed lung. I was fine though.

Here's what happened. I met with Ryan and them rock climbing and hiking at about 11:00 and we set off 11:15. Around 11:30 I fell slightly onto my chest, maybe about 4 inches. It was nothing. A little scratch. I continued on for about three hours. Afterwords I went to Koko Head trail. I got about 1/3 of the way up and felt winded, of course that's normal. Then 1/2 of the way up I was having trouble breathing and my chest hurt. I decided to head back down. Back at the 1/3 mark I almost couldn't breathe at all. I called my parents up and while on the phone with them a couple of hikers came down and asked me if I need help. The carried me down and my parents took me to the emergency room.

At the ER I got an x-ray that showed I had air around my lung, it had collapsed partially. They kept me over night to see if it was still leaking and it was. They stuck a tube in my chest. After a few days it went down a bit and they put it on water seal. Next day it was down more so they took it out. Later that day it was looking really good so I got released. I was in there from Sunday to Thursday.

So pretty much I can't do any major physical activity (parkour, running, tumbling class, all that jazz.) I came home today (Sept. 16)

Edit: I can't do major activities for 2 weeks, then I have to start off slow. Any tips on that.

Consumer Whores / Camcorder
« on: August 29, 2010, 09:28:37 PM »

Those three cameras seem like good choices. They're in my budget (under 200$). Have any of you used them and have any reviews, or any other suggestions for ones in my budget?

Pics & Vids / Open Gym
« on: August 26, 2010, 10:26:57 PM »

Open Gym at the local gymnastics center, my first time there. Man I need to work on flips. I can tell I'm not tucking enough.

Hawaii / Newbies and Parkour
« on: August 07, 2010, 01:26:00 AM »
Just curios how do you all deal with those that come and ask you to teach them?

I've had several people at school ask me that... I judge them through conditioning. If they complain and drop out stuff I won't help. I'll tell them re-think what they know and become more dedicated or just forget about it. I make them condition anytime I see them. Even in the hallway during lunch I'll call out to them, "Ten push-ups!" and expect them to drop and start doing those push-ups. I drop and do them too obviously. I don't start teaching anything minus landings and rolls. I've been called hard-ass, sir (almost like a boot camp call), and quite a few other things by my crew because I run them hard. If they can't stand up to me, how could they live if they trained with someone like Ozzi? So if they can't holdup and stay with it I don't train them. I tell them to give up or keep up. Of course during this entire time I explain the philosophy, motives, ideals, ect. of parkour. Only if they prove to me they are dedicated will I take them to the next step and start training. I remember one of them saying, "I have to earn the fun."

Training Journals / Michael's Log (Input Welcomed)
« on: July 11, 2010, 11:42:01 AM »
I've tried this before, never really updated, one last try...

Goals: by August 15th
  • Run two miles{}
  • Dead hang muscle-up{}
  • 25 Push-ups{X}: Completed August 8th
  • 40 Sit-ups{X}: Completed July 16th
  • 1:00 Assisted handstand{X}: Completed August 8th
  • 15 Pull-ups{}

July 11th, 2010
Stretched Legs
Ran 1.3 Miles
Stretched everything

7 Push-ups
15 Sit-ups
15 squats
20 Second assisted handstand
Repeat three more times (Fourth round 40 second assisted handstand)

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