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Movement / Re: My lower back during rolls.
« on: August 25, 2006, 12:13:58 PM »
I don't have that problem. When I roll on the concrete I feel no pain. Maybe you shouldn't roll along the middle of your back, but maybe "next to it" or something like that. Try different ways, and see what seems best for you.

Do you roll along your shoulder first? That's what you're supposed to do, because I did that and I felt nothing. Well, whatever, just try different ways.

Pics & Vids / Re: David Belle Pkroll Analysis
« on: August 24, 2006, 10:28:55 AM »
I found rolling to be easy, and doing it was really easy. I had no trouble, but my friend needed my help on it. It's a good thing he's got it right before doing it 10 times.

Tricking / Re: i got everything down except flips
« on: August 24, 2006, 10:15:50 AM »
If you got everything down but flips, I really can't believe that. You need to know how to do flips in order to do other tricks, like gainers, x-outs, and the sort. Either you don't have everything down, or you are really lucky.

Socialize / Re: Martial Arts
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:58:40 PM »
I said that the way forms are done in TKD are not the way I would do them, because it is not fluent. Like I have stated, "Fluency in your attacks is very important in fighting." If you can't do one move, and then fluently and quickly do your next, then your opponent will knock you down.

BTW, I know that it was one class's sloppiness, but I was stressing the fluency of it all.

FAQ / Re: The Thing About Flips...
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:54:33 PM »
I finally understand now. Thanks guys, appreciate the help.

Finally, it's coming out soon! Now my dad will finally know what Parkour is. It's so annoying when he asks, "What's parkour?"

Socialize / Re: Martial Arts
« on: August 23, 2006, 02:37:28 PM »
I simply see nothing in TKD that can be effective.  Sure, a few solid kicks can work out.  But TKD teaches so many unnecessary moves, teaches you how to waste your energy and tire you out quickly, teaches you to use moves that are either simple to counter or evade or have no real place in any practical situation.  Jump-kicking an object ten feet up is fine and dandy, but when would you ever need to use that skill?  Grappling is often NOT the most effective thing to do and sometimes you DO need to fight...  But TKD teaches moves that are simply inefficient.  You learn nothing of deflection or energy manipulation.  You learn only to attack blindly.

I have to agree with you. I once watched a TKD class, and saw that they were doing things that would never be good to use. They also do their forms very sloppy, in my opinion, and they don't do it fluently. Fluency in your attacks is very important in fighting. Sure the kicks are good, but kicks aren't really the important things you should look in martial arts.

Welcome! / Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
« on: August 23, 2006, 02:31:24 PM »
Hello, My name is FireFly.

I come from Ontario, Canada, and have found what I like to call a Haven (this iste, is what I mean). I have always been intigued by what Parkour always was, and always will be. I am an amateur, but will one day be as great as... well, I'll just be good. Unfortunately, I pulled a muscle and will not be doing much for a long time. However, it won't stop me from not doing Parkour, even if it is something I already know.

I hope to learn more from you all, seeing as how alot of you are very skilled.

FAQ / The Thing About Flips...
« on: August 23, 2006, 10:42:25 AM »
Ok, I have been confused about this ever since I got into Parkour. It doesn't have any flips involved, but yet there are so many people who incorporate flips into Parkour, and yet they still call it Parkour. I do not understand as to why people use flips in Parkour, such as the Yamakasi, and David Belle himself. Are the flips just "add-ons?"

And sorry if I am not following the rules as I'm posting this question. I'm new to the Forum.

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