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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2007, 10:13:31 PM »
It's good to see how things are looking nowadays on APK, looks like people are learning very well! Any additions to the original post that you can think of?

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2007, 09:00:53 PM »
Wait. So is this the difference between parkour and free running?

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2007, 08:45:18 PM »
Wait. So is this the difference between parkour and free running?


Huh?
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2007, 06:59:00 AM »
what?

In eithee disipline the idea id movement. Not Saut de Chat or presicion or Saut de Bras teh goal is to move hrough you renvironment unhindered. In PK the ide is to move unhindered to promote an efficent and direct path while in Free-running th eidea is to be completely free from the normal rules of movement this may include passing obstacles and utalizing movements that are not direct but more expressive of a personal style.

anyways back on topic.
  If Pk where to become an oraganized sports it woul dwithout a doubt be linked ot skating. it would also follow the same evolution
for example:
 1970's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y61IN8TeUKw
 Modern skate competiton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUydg4Z5uow&mode=related&search=

what's th eemphasis the Ride or the biggest trick?

in pk, what will be the message that we want to put out there? Skateing chose one of anti-authority and ego. What do you want to say?
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2007, 08:39:32 AM »
That first video was taken in 07, not 70.. No one was pulling air or doing inverts in the 70's, and their boards were much smaller.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2007, 09:01:16 AM »
This is authentic 70's footage. (Notice the bell-bottoms flaring in the wind, the funny looking shoes, and pointy skateboards..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-0TXG-98mE

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2007, 04:02:18 PM »
I didn't understand this at first when I started as well, but I eventually learned
Roof top to Roof top,
Wall to Wall,
all is home for a free runner

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2007, 04:42:31 PM »
Break free for the bloody shackles of society, and flow like water in a river. We Are Free.



''We take the bridge, at dawn''

You are getting arrested for doing kongs in a precision only zone.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2007, 12:12:52 AM »
that's not oldschool. that movie was made within the last five years. looks like it would be fun to watch, but I think they over-glamorized the whole story.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2007, 12:22:56 AM »
check this one out. this is really old, and the skaters back in the day were just as obnoxious as the skaters of today ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFg_qAbqmL0&NR=1

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2007, 04:09:59 PM »
Nicely explained Asa,
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2008, 05:51:33 AM »
Parkour is like martial arts, there are many different styles and techniques of each one, but martial arts usually have a common purpose of self-defense. Parkour's puposes differ, so there could as a result, a multitude of styles, and many techniques for each style.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2008, 01:41:34 PM »
Well, personally, I believe in the definition of parkour, but there are some exceptions. I've seen people doing parkour, but I dont believe anyone does it specifically to get from point A to point B the fastest. I see lots of people kong vault and cat leap, etc. when they could've ran around something faster. Correct me if i'm wrong, but shouldn't we have a definition change? ***I STILL LOVE PARKOUR***
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2008, 02:22:48 PM »
Well, personally, I believe in the definition of parkour, but there are some exceptions. I've seen people doing parkour, but I dont believe anyone does it specifically to get from point A to point B the fastest. I see lots of people kong vault and cat leap, etc. when they could've ran around something faster. Correct me if i'm wrong, but shouldn't we have a definition change? ***I STILL LOVE PARKOUR***

Let me remind you, in parkour, the entire idea is to set a goal we can never reach, so that we perpetually improve. The goal of going in a direct line, A to B, is nearly impossible. I mean, look anywhere, and if you just go straight, sooner or later, probably sooner, you'll reach something you can't go over, (or under or through or whatever). But that's the idea. We train ourselves so that one day we can run in a straight line to our destination, the quickest path with the most ease. Sure, today, that's impossible. But I bet that's what you said about a pop vault the first day you saw it.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2008, 08:03:23 PM »
The quickest way around most obstacles is to just run past them. However there may come a situation where you can't just run past, and have to go over or under or through. Running is easier than vaulting or doing an underbar, say, so we train those movements in addition to running so we can be prepared for any situation. The odds of us needing to vault something to escape or reach are smaller than the odds of us needing to just run, but vaulting something will save our bacon if/when the situation presents itself, and then we'll be glad we trained vaults. :)

The first 1/3 or so of TK17's "Pilgrimage" video explains this very nicely.
She followed slowly, taking a long time,
as though there were some obstacle in the way;
and yet: as though, once it was overcome,
she would be beyond all walking, and would fly.
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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2008, 08:07:13 AM »
It's just developing and improving one's own biomechaniical movement...

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2008, 08:55:29 AM »
I really pay attention to driving my right hand through my legs and tucking my head into my left armpit....w/ full explosion.  Doing it like that you should just roll on the meaty portion of your shoulder.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2008, 11:36:38 AM »
i Can't do Muscle ups ??? I have to do more strenght or have to learn the Techinque?? Please Tell the Technique and I'll test it and if that doesnät work I should do more strenght!

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2009, 11:16:25 AM »
The quickest way around most obstacles is to just run past them. However there may come a situation where you can't just run past, and have to go over or under or through. Running is easier than vaulting or doing an underbar, say, so we train those movements in addition to running so we can be prepared for any situation. The odds of us needing to vault something to escape or reach are smaller than the odds of us needing to just run, but vaulting something will save our bacon if/when the situation presents itself, and then we'll be glad we trained vaults. :)

The first 1/3 or so of TK17's "Pilgrimage" video explains this very nicely.

Exactly. Whenever we need to get from A - B in an attempt to escape, which isn't really likely to happen, vaulting something to escape will save your ass. I.E: The person chasing you is faster than you, but isn't as AGILE as you, (not being able to vault, cat lead, etc:) use Parkour to escape. Just running straight ahead will eventually lead to your downfall. Or if you need to get to the hospital and have no other means of transportation, pop vaulting that wall will get you there faster than going up the stairs. This happened to me once when I got bitten by a rabid dog.

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Re: Techniques in Parkour
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2009, 04:37:37 PM »
i Can't do Muscle ups ??? I have to do more strenght or have to learn the Techinque?? Please Tell the Technique and I'll test it and if that doesnät work I should do more strenght!

Wrong topic but yes you need more strength.

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