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parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« on: September 22, 2007, 07:17:15 AM »
I seemed to have the parkour mindset before I knew what the sport was. What about you?

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 09:03:51 AM »
Explain? i dreamt about flying and i got a bird because they can fly but parkour is the closest thing i can do to flying (plain flying doesnt count at all, at least for me).

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 10:07:31 AM »
I'm with you ninja, I always looked at things around me and thought, "Man it would be fun to climb that and jump over this."  Then one day I started actually doing it, and it kicks ass.

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007, 10:55:39 AM »
exactly....

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007, 11:01:11 AM »
Did you climb over the things you saw before you actually knew there was a word for it? or did you only start when you knew there was a word?

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 12:52:02 PM »
i did and thought everyone else did too.

i thought every child climbed up and jumped over things in ways that are not "ok" or "normal" or "acceptable" in ways that don't fit with  the established 'norms'
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 02:24:12 PM »
i did and thought everyone else did too.

i thought every child climbed up and jumped over things in ways that are not "ok" or "normal" or "acceptable" in ways that don't fit with  the established 'norms'

especially today. the only people playing like kids today on playgrounds are traceurs... :( America's Baby-ing problem that's just getting worse. A nation of wusses. :\ but that's just opinion.
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2007, 02:36:23 PM »
Bah, double post, sorry, couldn't find this link in time, but it deals with how parents are over-babying(as if babying wasn't bad enough) their children these days and how it transcends from childhood into adolescence and then adulthood... Certainly, not ALL..it wouldn't be Science if it meant  100% of the population..... But it's a worth while read on the state of parenting in America today.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20041112-000010.html
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2007, 05:53:19 PM »
Jump Britian!!!
C'mon Guys
Sebastien Foucan Explains this!!!!
His example is when one guy jumps onto a small concrete pole coming outta the ground.
Says at least one kid would have jumped onto this because thats how kids think.
So Parkour is his and Yamakazi's game.
And they perceive things as a kid would.
Jump Britain was pretty bad ass too.

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 06:45:44 PM »
you notice kids "playing" and us training is fairly similar. many kids are really good at keeping themselves in fair shape because of their activity. never stop playing

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 07:06:27 PM »
I was never babied like that (past the age of 3 lol) And Moa? I did some mild parkour (-the flow)

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2007, 08:38:40 PM »
Oh man yeah, every kid wants to climb over railings...it's like their nature.

But what kid would think of a kong vault? That's the difference, we have a lot more structure. And, you know, age.

That, and people yell at us a lot more than they would at little kids. :(
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2007, 03:06:01 AM »
... That, and people yell at us a lot more than they would at little kids. :(

that's because we're supposed to know better.

yeah, i actually did alot of the pk movements when i was a kid (my parents used to call me 'monkeyboy' because of it... i preferred catperson, but that never stuck  :P
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2007, 05:28:20 AM »
Yes!  Haha, you had the same name I did as a kid.

I was always climbing up walls/trees/fences as a kid and doing little obstacle courses out of anything I could find as a kid.

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2007, 05:49:35 AM »
Everyone remembers "don't touch the floor," I assume? You know, the game that got you in trouble because "You shouldn't climb on the kitchen table" or "Stop jumping on Grandpa" or "Did you leave ANY cushions untouched?"
That's a GREAT way to train for Parkour. But do it on a playground rather than your mom's living room.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2007, 12:35:09 PM »
Oh man, don't touch the floor was my favorite, add in a king of the hill twist and u have probably the best game ever.

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2007, 08:57:34 PM »
This is my interpretation but I think that Parkour mindset is for the most part the main part of parkour, once you have that physical ability will come in time. So I think that everyone has a parkour mindset, whether or not they choose to listen to it is another issue.

The "Parkour mindset" I think can be found predominantly in the type of people who like to solve problems through logic rather then memorization, example: a chess player has a parkour mindset though he does not how we say "do parkour".


Now that I think about it maybe we all were born with this primal instinct and somehow society has dulled our senses. Parkour is just revisiting our most primal nature and throwing away the mental and physical boundaries that society brings.


Note: I'm not quite thinking straight right now so I don't know if this post makes sense to anyone but me but we'll see :)

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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2007, 09:44:04 PM »
it's a worth while read on the state of parenting in America today.

I could only make it through 4 pages. I've already been through "Chuck" tonight, I don't have time to critique another portrayal as being not only behind the times but, in some cases, inexplicably and insanely outside any times I've known. The placement and common bias of so many misleading "errors only by omission" suggests either an editorial or someone who is sadly undereducated about exceptions to her precious "reality".

Or perhaps I'm being too harsh, after all "Chuck" has sorely tried my patience tonight. I'll take another look at it Wednesday.

And probably write a scathing criticism ;)
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Re: parkour mindset before parkour with most??
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2007, 10:02:11 PM »
We called it Lava Tag.

As for the mindset, it wasn't entirely motion.  My friends and I would climb, part for fun, part for expediency, but there was more to it.  At least in my case, I feel like I've always attempted to find new ways around obstacles, even the ones that require more mental energy than physical.

Granted, we were also pretty big dorks.
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