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Wisconsin / Re: Waukesha Spots?
« on: August 17, 2012, 04:58:20 AM »
There are a few. Check out www.wisconsinparkour.com for information about classes and training opportunities in Waukesha. It's one of our strongest locations! :)

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Wisconsin / Re: Why are kids in Kenosha so mean?
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:06:21 AM »
Jeremy I can't seem to find this page on fb. I want to check something. What's the page?

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Wisconsin / Re: Fight or Flight Academy teaser video
« on: August 28, 2011, 05:56:40 AM »
Yay! Hope all is going smoothly!

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I agree. A better quote would have been something along the lines of, "These guys are professionals who have been training for years to get to a level where they can compete here. But there are plenty of resources out there for people looking to get started, such as (short list)."


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Wisconsin / Re: West Allis?
« on: July 02, 2011, 12:41:08 PM »
Zak, you should check out www.wisconsinparkour.com to find out about training sessions in your area. Currently we have indoor and outdoor training sessions in Waukesha, Franklin, Brookfield, and Milwaukee.

We hope you can make it out to train with us!

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Wisconsin / Re: Parkour Generations: July 21-25
« on: July 02, 2011, 12:38:14 PM »
Erus, there are still a few spots available. Check www.wisconsinparkour.com for information and to register.

Also: the schedule has been confirmed!

Friday, July 22, 2:00pm-6:00pm
*registration/check-in
*Training at Steenbock Library & surrounding area, UW-Madison campus

Saturday, July 23, 9:00am-6:00pm
9:00 registration/check-in, 10:00 warm-up
*Library Mall, UW-Madison campus & GEF 3 Building, downtown Madison
*Lunch on own around noon

Sunday, July 24, 9:00am-6:00pm
9:00 registration/cjeck-in, 10:00 warm-up
*Devil's Lake State Park
*Lunch on own around noon-sack lunch/snacks
*Group BBQ at 6:00pm

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National Jams / Re: Parkour Generations MadTown: July 21-25, 2011
« on: July 02, 2011, 12:36:16 PM »
The schedule has been confirmed!

Friday, July 22, 2:00pm-6:00pm
*registration/check-in
*Training at Steenbock Library & surrounding area, UW-Madison campus

Saturday, July 23, 9:00am-6:00pm
9:00 registration/check-in, 10:00 warm-up
*Library Mall, UW-Madison campus & GEF 3 Building, downtown Madison
*Lunch on own around noon

Sunday, July 24, 9:00am-6:00pm
9:00 registration/cjeck-in, 10:00 warm-up
*Devil's Lake State Park
*Lunch on own around noon-sack lunch/snacks
*Group BBQ at 6:00pm

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Women / Re: National Jam
« on: May 09, 2011, 05:10:22 PM »
Great idea.

Biggest question is to decide where and who will host. From there everything will fall into place easily.

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Women / Re: Barbells
« on: May 09, 2011, 05:07:54 PM »
Technically guys aren't supposed to post in here.

Regarding barbells--definitely go for it if it will help with your goals (more on that later). Don't let the fact that it's rare to see women do it, intimidate you. Heavy lifting days (when I have the money to go to the gym) are some of my favorite workouts.

Method Naturelle, parkour-specific training, and weightlifting all have their place in parkour training. It depends on your goals, your strengths, and your weaknesses.

Your best bet for answers to these questions can be found in the General Fitness forum. There is a FAQ and a couple of sticky topics that are packed with good information about these types of training and how to put together a training program that works for you.

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Women / Traceuse shows us some true parkour!
« on: May 08, 2011, 05:01:20 PM »
...in the sense that it was used purposefully. Also, she modestly "shows up" a (semi-)professional athlete.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHPnneOL_Oo

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Women / Re: American Ninja Warrior
« on: May 08, 2011, 04:59:48 PM »
Love it!

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Congratulations, Chad! Thank you for sharing this. We're happy for you and thrilled to watch as things unfold! Many blessings as you move forward on this mission!

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Wisconsin / Re: Parkour Generations: July 21-25
« on: April 23, 2011, 05:44:58 PM »
We have opened up registration for this! Registration is limited to 45 people.

The final cost is $135.00 for all 3 days. If you want to come to just individual days they are priced at $60.00 each. We will have training on Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday. The fee covers the cost of the instructors: 3 members of Parkour Generations (exactly who is still TBD)--their expertise as well as their airfare and accommodations while here. Any surplus cost will go towards a group BBQ on Sunday night.

Training schedule:

Friday = afternoon and evening training in downtown Madison
Saturday = all day training in downtown Madison & campus area
Sunday = all day nature training at Devils Lake state park near Madison

You are responsible for your own lodging and food. We will provide the names of some hotels in the area. Saturday there is an amazing Farmers Market in downtown Madison where you can buy all manner of delicious produce, snacks, cheese, etc. and this can be a good option for food if you wish.

You can register by clicking this link: http://www.wisconsinparkour.com/pkgen-weekend.html

Hope to see many of you there!

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WI Jams / Re: Parkour Generations: Madison, July 21-25
« on: April 23, 2011, 05:44:21 PM »
We have opened up registration for this! Registration is limited to 45 people.

The final cost is $135.00 for all 3 days. If you want to come to just individual days they are priced at $60.00 each. We will have training on Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday. The fee covers the cost of the instructors: 3 members of Parkour Generations (exactly who is still TBD)--their expertise as well as their airfare and accommodations while here. Any surplus cost will go towards a group BBQ on Sunday night.

Training schedule:

Friday = afternoon and evening training in downtown Madison
Saturday = all day training in downtown Madison & campus area
Sunday = all day nature training at Devils Lake state park near Madison

You are responsible for your own lodging and food. We will provide the names of some hotels in the area. Saturday there is an amazing Farmers Market in downtown Madison where you can buy all manner of delicious produce, snacks, cheese, etc. and this can be a good option for food if you wish.

You can register by clicking this link: http://www.wisconsinparkour.com/pkgen-weekend.html

Hope to see many of you there!

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National Jams / Re: Parkour Generations MadTown: July 21-25, 2011
« on: April 23, 2011, 05:42:30 PM »
We have opened up registration for this! Registration is limited to 45 people.

The final cost is $135.00 for all 3 days. If you want to come to just individual days they are priced at $60.00 each. We will have training on Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday. The fee covers the cost of the instructors: 3 members of Parkour Generations (exactly who is still TBD)--their expertise as well as their airfare and accommodations while here. Any surplus cost will go towards a group BBQ on Sunday night.

Training schedule:

Friday = afternoon and evening training in downtown Madison
Saturday = all day training in downtown Madison & campus area
Sunday = all day nature training at Devils Lake state park near Madison

You are responsible for your own lodging and food. We will provide the names of some hotels in the area. Saturday there is an amazing Farmers Market in downtown Madison where you can buy all manner of delicious produce, snacks, cheese, etc. and this can be a good option for food if you wish.

You can register by clicking this link: http://www.wisconsinparkour.com/pkgen-weekend.html

Hope to see many of you there!

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Women / Re: Building Safe Environments for Women in Parkour
« on: April 22, 2011, 08:22:11 PM »
Thanks for the replies, ladies! I will try to give a good talk.

Hopefulpilot... where there's a will, there's a way! I hope you can make it out to a jam some time soon.

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Women / Re: Map of APK traceuses
« on: April 22, 2011, 08:20:26 PM »
Love it! Added.

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Women / Re: Building Safe Environments for Women in Parkour
« on: April 10, 2011, 05:55:23 PM »
Brandee, thank you so much for starting this thread! There is a ton of great discussion in here. FYI I will be giving a talk on women in parkour at the Ohio Rendezvous this May. The main focus of the talk will be to help the guys understand how to "deal with" women in training. We have all seen the threads, where guys are like, "Oh man a girl joined our group! Are there any special tips you have for how to help her train?"

We know they mean well, and we appreciate the concern and desire to help, but we also know they are kind of over-thinking it. I'm hoping my talk will address that and help everyone feel more comfortable training together regardless of sex or gender.

I was wondering if I could share some of the comments in this thread during my talk. I am happy to leave people "Anonymous" if they prefer. Let me know.

Thanks in advance!

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National Jams / Re: Parkour Generations MadTown: July 21-25, 2011
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:46:19 AM »
Hope we can see you there, Patrick & Syn!

Update:

We are still finalizing the schedule and working out the details so this information is subject to change, but it should help you with planning. As the details become final we will be sure to update you:

1. We are looking at 3-3.5 days of training. I want to reserve the 21st and 25th as travel days for Parkour Generations
2. Plan on paying approximately $100-$125 for all 3 days of training, or $40/day if you just want to do individual days. A final price will be announced once we have made airfare reservations, etc. We will try to get this final figure to you well in advance.
3. You provide your own accommodations. We are working on an arrangement with a private dorm downtown. Last time we hosted Midwest, we were able to get a rate of $18/night at a nice, centrally-located place. We're working on this now, but no guarantees on the rate until we get something nailed down. If it doesn't work we can provide the names of hotels in the area.
4. We are working on providing an "add-on" experience at a local gym on Friday night before the event starts. Still tentative but we'll let you know.
5. Plan on an overnight camping experience in a natural area on the last night. Again, still in the works, but it could happen.

So... if you were planning to do the whole weekend, your schedule and costs MIGHT look like this (assuming our plans work out the way we want them to)--taking high estimates here to be conservative:

$125 for a weekend of training:
*Saturday downtown Madison & campus area
*Sunday at a state park
*Monday morning light jam at state park
*add $15 for Friday night gym session (optional)

$18/night accommodations for Friday night & Saturday night

approx. $25/person for cabin rental (if this happens) for Sunday night. Or bring your own tent and use a tent site; park fees for that range around $15-20 depending on where you are and how many people)

Food is on your own, although a portion of your training fees will go towards a BBQ on Sunday night. There are tons of places in downtown Madison to eat on the cheap, all within walking distance of where we will be training. Saturday morning you will also have the option to visit our Farmers Market which is a great place to find fantastic local produce and delicious Wisconsin cheese, among other treats! So you can stock up on vittles for the weekend (and for the state park days) there if you like.

Hopefully that gives you an idea for planning purposes. Remember, these numbers are, at this point still very tentative. More details to come as we know more!

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WI Jams / Re: Parkour Generations: Madison, July 21-25
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:45:34 AM »
Update:

We are still finalizing the schedule and working out the details so this information is subject to change, but it should help you with planning. As the details become final we will be sure to update you:

1. We are looking at 3-3.5 days of training. I want to reserve the 21st and 25th as travel days for Parkour Generations
2. Plan on paying approximately $100-$125 for all 3 days of training, or $40/day if you just want to do individual days. A final price will be announced once we have made airfare reservations, etc. We will try to get this final figure to you well in advance.
3. You provide your own accommodations. We are working on an arrangement with a private dorm downtown. Last time we hosted Midwest, we were able to get a rate of $18/night at a nice, centrally-located place. We're working on this now, but no guarantees on the rate until we get something nailed down. If it doesn't work we can provide the names of hotels in the area.
4. We are working on providing an "add-on" experience at a local gym on Friday night before the event starts. Still tentative but we'll let you know.
5. Plan on an overnight camping experience in a natural area on the last night. Again, still in the works, but it could happen.

So... if you were planning to do the whole weekend, your schedule and costs MIGHT look like this (assuming our plans work out the way we want them to)--taking high estimates here to be conservative:

$125 for a weekend of training:
*Saturday downtown Madison & campus area
*Sunday at a state park
*Monday morning light jam at state park
*add $15 for Friday night gym session (optional)

$18/night accommodations for Friday night & Saturday night

approx. $25/person for cabin rental (if this happens) for Sunday night. Or bring your own tent and use a tent site; park fees for that range around $15-20 depending on where you are and how many people)

Food is on your own, although a portion of your training fees will go towards a BBQ on Sunday night. There are tons of places in downtown Madison to eat on the cheap, all within walking distance of where we will be training. Saturday morning you will also have the option to visit our Farmers Market which is a great place to find fantastic local produce and delicious Wisconsin cheese, among other treats! So you can stock up on vittles for the weekend (and for the state park days) there if you like.

Hopefully that gives you an idea for planning purposes. Remember, these numbers are, at this point still very tentative. More details to come as we know more!

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