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Mid-Atlantic / Re: Thankgiving morning jam
« on: November 26, 2008, 08:17:15 PM »
PM me.... I'd love to meet up, but I have no idea where you'll be. I live next to the Van Ness metro station.... but am only living here for 4 months, so I have no idea where to go to get to the great falls location

Any phone numbers? someone PM me if so. Otherwise, I'll see you guys outside the metro around 2. :D

Mid-Atlantic / Re: Silver Spring Training Jam October 26th
« on: October 14, 2008, 12:38:10 PM »
:D, I think I'll be there.

Very cool idea, especially for us newbies who need to get out of the gym! kz

What gym? Like gymnastics or weight lifting? (I'm extremely interested in finding a cheap open gym)

Secondly, I haven't had time to train, but again, I'm free after 6pm around Capitol Hill if you know any good spots (I see them everywhere on the Hill, but I'm guessing its not okay to train on federal property.) I really need to jam, I'm craving it and I would like to get some people together, so email me asap at the following address if you're interested in some partner or small group training.

nik dot the @ gmail dot com (keeps the bots away)

Mid-Atlantic / Re: Halloween Jam?
« on: October 14, 2008, 12:01:37 PM »
Say it ain't so! Oh wow, I might have to attend this, however I haven't a clue where my costume would come from. I might have to be some other traceur lol.

Poll with locations?

I just wanted to have a post where we could set up day to day light training jams around town. My goal in doing so is to get a light workout via Parkour/ Free Running and gather wherever was most convenient for the majority of that day.

So here's the deal: Everyday someone (if not myself) will make a post. Your deadline is 4pm. This post shall include a subject title with the day/date, a proposed location, an explanation of the terrain, and a thorough description of where to meet. You can set your own meeting times, but I would suggest 6pm or later for those of us who work M-F 9-6.

Goals: To have a small group of individuals consistently training together for fun, and if the group decides they want to workout, we can do so on-site and put together an agreeable and intermediate workout regiment using body weight and our environment. Both Free Runners and Purist Traceurs are welcome to join us; I do both depending on the crowd and day and will be willing to teach introductory tricks to those willing to push themselves.

As always, message me for my phone number for more immediate responses: nik.the at gmail dot com.


Mid-Atlantic / Re: Training Meets: Van Ness Station, Sept. 10, 5:30ish
« on: September 19, 2008, 12:29:54 PM »
I am definitely still down. I don't actually get OFF until 6pm, so i can't make it to the location until at least 6:15..but I'll make a new post for random training sessions. My email is nik.the at gmail dot com if you want to shoot me and email to make some plans. I'm willing to train anywhere near metros, van ness or not. I don't know this city yet, so I'll leave it up to whomever else does, but I work by Capital South station. Again, shoot me an email for more formal arrangments, I'm available 9-6 daily via email...and if you mail me, I'll give you my phone number. Coolie!

Mid-Atlantic / Re: Training Meets: Van Ness Station, Sept. 10, 5:30ish
« on: September 16, 2008, 07:45:42 AM »
Sorry it's taken a while to respond. I'm game for any day of the week, and as I've said, if you want to workout, we can... if you want to just chill and jump on stuff, I'm also game. Send me a message in order to grab my cell phone number, and then we can set up everything via phone. Any one, any place, any day.. I'm down.


Mid-Atlantic / Re: Training Meets: Van Ness Station, Sept. 10, 5:30ish
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:09:30 PM »
You're right, I haven't trained with anyone from that method, however the name associated with something is strictly semantics, and if it were true to name, I see it as being anything used naturally(hunter/gatherer), which is how I (mis)understood it.

I used think PK was srs bizness, but I figured it took the fun in training away after I tried to define something that is different to everyone. Personally, I use Parkour as an outlet that I can combine fun, a good workout, and a method for critical thinking of space. Others may use it as a technique to test their physical aptitude or seek peer approval, but not for me. It's all in what you want to get out of it. If you want to work hard on whatever day we meet, fine...I'm no stranger to extremely vigorous workouts (I used to have an Olympic personal trainer who had worked with greats such as Johnny Mosley), but really I can get a good workout if I do PK in itself.

I don't want to scare casual traceurs and free runners away that just want to get started, or don't have the same capabilities as others. Bring who you want with whatever mentality you want, but we can decide on a daily basis how hard we want to train, and how. Seeing as it is a daily thing, there is no need to go balls to the walls, but I'd rather do my own training on the side and bring it to the table with a group that wants to go out and have fun. Technical training is where I've almost completely developed my agility, leaving strength behind as a by-product of free running. But that's what makes it Parkour to me, I'll leave it up to you guys to pick why you want to choose this discipline. I hope I can come get my ass beat with your sesh, Animus. But until then, I'll see everyone in the daily post I'm about to begin. If in the event, anyone would like to work out, I would suggest attending an Animus event and then taking that to the daily meet or home to train on your own.

Please, if you see the daily post, check around noon and either make the post yourself if its not there, or add your location request so we can all agree on a spot.

Mid-Atlantic / Re: Training Meets: Van Ness Station, Sept. 10, 5:30ish
« on: September 10, 2008, 05:15:04 PM »
I'm Nik and we hung out for an hour or so today and did some minor stuff. I want to clarify my ideas on the thing.

Instead of working out rigorously or going on a 10 mile run, my idea is to train softly doing non-drill like sessions. Just hang out around an area for the day and hit whatever we walk up to for a few. In Utah, we almost always get together and just walk n talk. Rarely does anyone look to groups in order to accomplish serious training goals, but if you're looking for a group of guys to have some fun, jam around town, and get a minor work out, we may be what you're looking for. I find no reason to beat your body to death when training, as le natural method would have no such normalized training.

I'm also hoping to get a tricking group together to teach introductory flips and similar, nothing hardcore like extreme martial arts, but simple free running techniques. I'd like to have a group that would be down with both purist PK style as well as free running, as I've slowly found that the line is indeed more of a cloud, and irrelevant at that. Bring what you can to the table, take what you'd like. Have some fun, meet some folks, and that's that.

It sounds like Animus is good at physical training and I'm down for that a couple days a week, but think of this post as a way to do PK instead of going on a jog or doing a few situps. Hope to meet you all soon, and if anyone has a camcorder, more the better.

Thursday, Sept 11th will be Van Ness again -- 6:15ish meeting time outside the Starbucks by the Giant Artsy balls. Hope to see some of you there. If you need to contact me -- for my phone number.


Mid-Atlantic / Re: Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park Jam & BBQ Oct. 5th
« on: September 08, 2008, 12:41:10 PM »
Roll call?

Count me in.

Mid-Atlantic / DC -- Just moved here; LF Training partners
« on: September 08, 2008, 11:30:11 AM »
I'm from Utah where we have very little outside of the Uni there to train, and from what I've seen, this place is drastically different and far superior to what I'm used to. I'm looking for people that know this area and its hotspots to train with me and hopefully a gym as well.

I'm moderate to advanced with over a year experience with performances included. I'm looking for similar kids around my age (23) that know this area well. I live by Van Ness-UDC metro.. shoot me a PM or email @ if you are interested.


Another nub to the area, I've been training for a little over a year, but am looking for a ferocious squad of runners. I'd like to think of myself as advanced, but I'll train with anyone willing to hangout and jump. PM me for a telephone number -- I live on ~3000 Van Ness NW - UDC.

District of Columbia / Saturday/Sunday -- Sept 6/7
« on: September 02, 2008, 06:45:25 AM »
So I'm new to DC and looking for a few good men to train with. I don't know any hotspots, but from the looks of the city, everything is a hot spot. I'm from SLC, UT and am down to do anything from PK to Free running. I'm also looking for a good open gym that I can train in so I can develop my tricking. If you know anyone else that may be able to help me find what I'm looking for, please message me.

I'll be trying to find people to train with daily anytime after 6pm and will be in the city until mid-December. HIt me up.



Utah / Re: Parkour Club
« on: July 25, 2008, 06:45:06 AM »
Originally I had applied for club status, however it never went through due to a lazy student government officer. As of now, I'm hearing reports of security being sensitive to traceurs on campus. I'm going to be in DC until mid-December, but when I return for spring, I'm going to try and put one together again. I'll report back when we know the details, thanks!

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