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District of Columbia / Re: Weekly sessions
« on: March 20, 2006, 07:11:20 PM »
I'm in Ontario, Canada.  I'm going to have to ask some friends where that is.  Oh, and 4PM...?  I'll probably still be at work, then.  How long do these sessions usually run?

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Pics & Vids / Re: STFU & Run [The VA-Parkour Band of Merry Men]
« on: March 20, 2006, 07:02:07 PM »
I really am surprised that there's such a big PK culture in VA.  I, nor any of my friends, have encountered it. 

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District of Columbia / Re: Weekly sessions
« on: March 20, 2006, 06:50:09 PM »
Where are these sessions, particularly?  I live in Alexandria, Virginia so I'm pretty close to DC.  Unfortunately, I won't be back in town till May, but just wondering so maybe my brother and I could go and learn a few things.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 06:33:04 PM »
I figured that six feet wasn't too high.  I mean, you tend to jump six feet when you're trying to get down from soemthing on a normal basis.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 05:42:25 PM »
Right, right.

I'll try again in a few days (after the soreness and muscle fatigue wears off).  In the mean time, just exercises to keep in shape.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 05:33:54 PM »
All right.  But when I get up to getting it higher, what happens when I start running into the same problem?  Or if I start running into the same problem?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 05:27:35 PM »
All right, I'll practice the rolls from the ground for now.  As for the lands, I suppose from jumping at a 2-3 level height for now.  Still, I want to make sure that I'm doing it correctly.  I can tell to a good degree when I'm being sloppy from what I believe the proper technique to be, but I'm afraid of learning the wrong technique on the ground and moving up to bigger stuff and being worse off.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 05:19:13 PM »
So I should land on the balls of my feet and then roll my feet back so that they're flat on the ground as I lean my torso over?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 05:08:20 PM »
Thanks.

I assume it's the same principle of falling in most martial arts where you hit the ground (here, on your back) and let the impact roll off into your hands, and then you fluidly let  your hands onto the ground to transfer the impact there.

But I'm -not- to let my knees go past 90 degrees?  Wouldn't that hurt more?  Right now, I kinda let them bend naturally with the impact and touch the ground with my hands.  And when I do that, they bend far more than 90 degrees (well, depending on the fall).  And I've tried from 3/4 feet, but because it wouldn't hurt whether I do it right or wrong, I can't tell if I'm doing it properly or not.

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Pics & Vids / Re: STFU & Run [The VA-Parkour Band of Merry Men]
« on: March 20, 2006, 04:50:24 PM »
Do you guys ever go to Hemlock Park?  Some of your vids look like they're taken there (I think I saw one vid where I could see a zipline in the back).

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Parkour And Freerunning / Just started...
« on: March 20, 2006, 04:22:39 PM »
So I'm doing some physical training to get my body up to it (following the training guidelines on www.parkour.com - Foucan's site) and I've started to drill lands, rolling, wall runs, and tic-tacs...  But on the straight-down lands, I'm finding that it's very difficult to get the technique down right.  I'm jumping from about six feet in the air, so it's not very high.  When I land, I let my knees bend deeply and I slap the ground with my hands and try to keep it as fluid as possible.  Generally, it doesn't hurt on impact at all, but the second I get up, my calves and ankles start to burn with soreness.  I managed to minimize this, but I don't think I'm getting the technique right.  Can anyone give me some pointers, possibly?

As for the other stuff...  I'm rolling from a jump of eight feet and I'd say 60% of the time, i can keep my form enough that it's pretty solid.  Occasionally, I get a bit sloppy, but that just takes more practice, I think.  So rolling isn't a huge issue.  Tic-tacs are pretty simple, though I haven't used them to grab a ledge yet.  The wall run is fine, but i find gripping concrete tends to hurt  alot.  My hands have softened up since I stopped rock-climbing, so I think that's just a matter for callouses.

But the land i'm finding to be the hardest thing to do.

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Virginia / Hey...
« on: March 19, 2006, 11:08:16 PM »
I'm just getting into PK.  I'm from Alexandria, VA but during the school year, I'm in Hamilton, Ontario (for school...).  So I won't be back in VA till summer.  I'm going to do some physical training while I'm here and drill landings, rolls, and simple vaults, but I'd like to meet up with people when I'm back to show me the ropes and show me some circuits where I can practice the more difficult techniques.  I've done a fair bit of rock climbing (haven't climbed in two years, though), so my fingers are kinda used to gripping surfaces that're very small (I used to be able to do pull-ups on ledges about a centimeter thick)...  But in any case, if anyone is around the Alexandria area and cares to show me the ropes of PK come May, I'll be all for it.

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