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Title: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 06, 2005, 11:28:23 PM
We're very excited to be up and running and honored that you've decided to check us out.

Please read this whole post carefully, it will save you from embarrassment and from wasting other people's time.

While you're here, please keep a few things in mind:

Our forums are run with one guiding principle, the golden rule. If you do unto others in a polite and respectful way then we have a great forum. If you do unto others unkindly, we will ban unto you. You are welcome to share your opinion whatever it may be (barring religion and politics which are verboten) all we ask is that you do so respectfully using kind words if possible.

Although the main focus of this site is Parkour, we are tolerant and do discuss other kinds of movement, including Tricking, UF's FRPK, Free Running, and other types of movement which would be of interest to people in the Parkour community. We do not always moderate or differentiate, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with the basics.

We cannot be responsible for advice or information given by all the members of this forum. This is the internet, use advice at your own risk, and always try to verify information before putting it into practice in real life.

Train Safe, Train hard. Welcome to APK!


To guide you through your first experiences here at APK (save your NOOB Ass) ASA has put together this great guide:

First off, if you haven't already, check out the FAQ (http://americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,186.0.html) & The Forum Rules (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=81.0), which you can read in the Rules & Regulations section of the forum are:

1: Treat others the way you would want to be treated, with respect.

2. No discussion of religion or politics, neither belong in a Parkour forum.



After that, if you'd like, you can introduce yourself to the APK community by posting a little about yourself in the Welcome Thread (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=7.0).

Other features (http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=10&Itemid=38) that the Members and Administration of APK present are Jesse Woody's Workout of the Day, Demon's Drills (http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=10&id=27&Itemid=38), or APK Live, our weekly chatroom.

To find out how to get linked into your local community, check out the "Locals Only (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?action=collapse;c=3;sa=collapse;#3)" section of the forum, and find your state, from California to the Carolinas, and everything in between.

If you have questions, or want to add something about any topic, use the search bar at the top of the forum to help you find the applicable thread (forum conversation). If you can't find it, the people in this forum are some of the kindest and most entertaining people you will ever be in contact with, feel free to ask any unanswered questions in the proper forums.

See you out there!



Reccommended Reading:

To learn about the history and origins of Parkour, the articles about "Raymond Belle (http://parkour.net/modules/articles/item.php?itemid=3)" and his son "David Belle (http://parkour.net/modules/articles/item.php?itemid=2)" from Parkour.net are must-reads.

To understand the role of specific movements in Parkour, we suggest you read "Techniques in Parkour (http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=415.0)."

To further understand the philosophy behind Parkour,try reading "Greater than the Sum of it's Parts (http://www.americanparkour.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=78&Itemid=40)" by Jesse Woody.

- The APK Mods
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Pistolwhip on November 07, 2005, 12:36:23 PM
I get the feeling that the site going on line will mark the beginning of a new era of growth, understanding and unity within the US parkour/movement scene. Keep your fingers crossed and your nose to the grindstone, everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Gearsighted on November 07, 2005, 01:55:56 PM
Welcome, welcome....finally a hub for our growing community! :D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Exo on November 07, 2005, 04:05:05 PM
lol, things look great guys verry exciting times ahead!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Nom on November 09, 2005, 12:43:20 PM
Neat, up early :) and I thought you were trying to trick me with that "for sale" nonsense. Everything looks lovely.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: akh horus on November 09, 2005, 03:22:32 PM
Awesome job! I'm super excited, and can't wait to see where this goes and takes the US scene!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: fLiPsTeR on November 09, 2005, 06:49:11 PM
Can I get a woooo wooooooo for a collective US parkour site???  Ill keep tabs on you kids until my knee's decide to heal..  :P
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Wolf on November 09, 2005, 07:38:23 PM
Let's get this thing underway! Woot!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Kipup on November 09, 2005, 09:24:47 PM
Honnestly, a great idea.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Rafe on November 09, 2005, 11:59:16 PM
Very happy to see the site up an running been waiting for a couple weeks now. I think this well be a great step for the american scene. It was cool to read the parkour defination put up after the debate over on parkour.net . I think its an well written defination.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: ender on November 10, 2005, 07:50:54 AM
it is AWESOME to see a community like this up and running!

surely some good times to come :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on November 10, 2005, 08:17:09 AM
Thank you to M2 for our own forums.  I appreciate all that you have done for US.  Thanks for everything!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Jewbilee on November 10, 2005, 12:08:04 PM
awesome.. can't wait for me people to join up.. we need more people down in VA Beach to jam with me.. lol
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: gameyy on November 10, 2005, 02:32:57 PM
Great times ahead folks, but remember that as a community-based site, it's success depends primarily on us all! So keep submitting, and keep making this about the scene from YOUR standpoint!

-gameyy
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: DeadPool on November 10, 2005, 05:36:28 PM
Hmmm ..


this is a bit different... in some ways .. but its home now ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Invisiblex on November 10, 2005, 08:15:11 PM
good job on the site M2
me likey
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 11, 2005, 04:30:58 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words .. let me be ungrateful for just a minute though ... nobody here is fishing for compliments, we're looking to do things right, so PLEASE make suggestions!! Tell us where we've gone wrong and what we're doing right, tel us what's missing and what we can do to get MORE INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY!!
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: DeadPool on November 11, 2005, 07:40:08 AM
hmmm ... you know something ..

every party ... needs ... LAAADDDDDIEEESSSSSSSS. 

 :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: The Fallen on November 11, 2005, 11:10:15 AM
I love VA-parkour but i lust for American parkour! lol my dilemma is clear woe is me!...wait ill just do both! HOORAH! problem solved!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: DeadPool on November 11, 2005, 11:33:33 AM
wow ... i just looked at how many people we,ve got on here. and sence yesterday when i looked ... its gone up 80 members..

CRizaP!?!?!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Wolf on November 11, 2005, 02:18:08 PM
Deadpool, I'm so with you on that one, we need some hot girl traceurs! No joke, something different from the typcial sausage fest...
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 11, 2005, 03:17:45 PM
I would like to throw my $.02 in at this point (unlike all those other times when I'm so shy and reserved).

Women / Girls will come to this sport depending on how they are treated. When a girl show up on the forum and gets 20Pm's asking where she lives and how she's doing and how old she is and would she like to go do some PK ... it probably scares the crap out of her.

alternately when everyone in the forms goes "ooh girl" ... that doesn't help either. If a girl is going to join us, she needs to be treated like she is one of us, not so special. Just give girls the same respect and treatment you give other people, forget that they are girls because their femininity has nothing to do with their PK except that they can move better than we can :)

Also remember that as much as guys have been told to get down off walls or out of trees, girls have been told that 10X over ... "little girls don't do that" ... so it may be more of an adjustment for some of the girls, give them time, give them space, and treat them with respect. That's all we can ask for anyone.



Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Wolf on November 11, 2005, 03:27:53 PM
When you say the same respect and treatment we give other people, I think we should maybe give them a little more respect then we do ooooh say gear? Hahahaha j/k.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Flippusmn on November 11, 2005, 08:30:17 PM
Hey m2, love the site man, keep it up.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: The Fallen on November 14, 2005, 12:25:56 PM
i would say gear deserves the respect of my shoe....god i love those shoes....ALOT.... ;D
GRENADE!!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Flippusmn on November 14, 2005, 01:54:35 PM
Hey spotted one chick on here but forgot and didn't think much about it.

BTW have you noticed how many new traceurs there are in the past few weeks. Here there used to be me and one other, now theres around 15. WOW. We also just did another article in a paper so that should bring even more. I'm getting excited!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: W0LF on November 14, 2005, 02:35:17 PM
Yeah, at the Bethesda jam there were a good 20 people. Granted M2 and Pistol are from Jeresy, but still the thought of that many people like right around here was awesome. Let's do it again soon guys!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: ERI104 on November 14, 2005, 05:56:03 PM
yeah it was AWESOMMEEE!!! never been to a jam THAT BIG!!! and it was great meeting and hanging out with pistol whip and M2. and those 20 some people made the jam awesome. to bad i couldn't come to the gym session afterwards...
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Corndogg on November 27, 2005, 04:26:54 PM
great job on the site, happy to be here!  8)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Rice on December 14, 2005, 04:55:28 AM
Good site.  Much respect.  Now, as for something you can change,....well....


heck I am no web designer, it looks good for me.  Now lets start setting up some JAMS! 

I'm sure if M2 were to set up something, people from all over would try to make it.  Especially in such a wonderfull PK wonderland as NY..(so I hear)  ;D

You do live in NY right?  Because the north pole wouldnt work as well..possibly.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Irish Riot on December 17, 2005, 08:17:05 PM
just joined that site and im glad. just saying i came from over their at urban freeflow but live in florida so this...is my new home
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: CyanideSoda on December 17, 2005, 08:27:47 PM
Irish Riot  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: ~Bry~ on January 02, 2006, 09:36:38 AM
Hi, i'm Bry. 17 years old i started practising parkour about 1 month ago, and ive been lurking on this site for a while, just thought id introduce myself. I live in southern maryland, but i run in northern Va/D.C. most of the time. I will be moving to northern va next summer. i practice daily. i enjoy parkour, and even in the small amount of time ive been doing it, i've started seeing everything in my world differently. heres all my random junk:
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/marshmallow_face
AIM: psyrotic
email: inthistogether@gmail.com
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Asa Liebmann on January 10, 2006, 08:48:18 AM
Hey bry, welcome abourd.

In addition to this site, you may find www.va-parkour.com a helpful resource.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: AlexTracer on January 19, 2006, 12:29:58 PM
Forum is very good. It's cool that parkour is connected in so many countries. (my english language is bad=(((( )
I'm a russian tracer. StreetArt Parkour team. David Bell rules!!!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Irish Riot on February 21, 2006, 04:56:15 PM
wow finally came back to americanparkour forum
good to be back
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: DeadPool on February 28, 2006, 06:05:02 PM
im back to .. soo WATCH OUTTTTTT ... .. wait .. i wasnt ever really .. gone i was here ... just ... hovering hahahahaha
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Riz on March 01, 2006, 07:23:51 PM
riz esta aqui....
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Josh Klute on March 02, 2006, 08:49:12 AM
No habla Espanol  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Ryan Ford on March 02, 2006, 09:32:17 AM
No hablo Espanol. :P
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Josh Klute on March 02, 2006, 07:58:30 PM
Thanks for that save Demon  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on March 02, 2006, 08:01:15 PM
yo hablo espanol un pocco, porque yo soy un gringo
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Josh Klute on March 02, 2006, 09:24:32 PM
I wish I was bilingual :P, but as I have said before, I just can't be good at everything ;).
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Riz on March 08, 2006, 07:50:30 PM
I wish I was bilingual :P, but as I have said before, I just can't be good at everything ;).
hahah This is how far Spanish II has gotten me in school "hola como estas" "no me gusta" and last "NO ME DIGAS!" yea can you say blowoff class
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: yawar on June 23, 2006, 07:26:06 AM
just a quick shout out,

you guys rock!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Myrrh on July 15, 2006, 12:00:25 AM
A Russian!!!
Prevet i priem esle vy - Vse eshe zdesj. Ya lublu Russkih!
Moa Ruskia yazyk ochen’ ploxh.
Eto pomoglo bih, esli ya mol bih obiyabet’ v kerellechenskia pesjmax.

That's my contribution to the bilingualness in the thread and a shout out to the foreigners.

Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: CharlesX on July 26, 2006, 12:18:48 PM
Ich denke, dass ich etwas von diesem zweisprachigen Posten hier hinzufügen werde. Ein Schrei aus zu den Deutsch :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: psycosis12 on July 28, 2006, 07:07:49 PM
I HATE USING ONLINE TRANSLATORS BUT LOOKS LIKE IM GOING TO HAVE TO! >:(
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: CharlesX on July 28, 2006, 07:12:09 PM
No you wont!! All you have to do is simply learn Russkie and German!! Shouldnt take to long.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: colin jensen on August 04, 2006, 08:12:08 PM
im looking foward to hopefully meeting up with some people near my age (15) in sarasota fl. i think this site kick ass.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Cody G. on September 26, 2006, 03:19:50 PM
i wish i lived in fl. okc is so small each time we go jam we probaly cross the entire city in about an hour        but we usually find new things to do so i guess it isnt that bad
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Glenn Sunshine on November 04, 2006, 09:58:35 AM
Glenn Sunshine, near Hartford, Connecticut. My son Brendan, age 14, wants to get into Parkour and has some friends he's recruited as well. It looks interesting and fun, but at age 30 (base 16), I don't think I'll be doing a lot of heavy tricks.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Rickety on November 04, 2006, 02:49:12 PM
...but at age 30 (base 16)
Is that how you stay young? Clever trick right there.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Jason Todrick on January 10, 2007, 01:15:22 PM
...but at age 30 (base 16)
Is that how you stay young? Clever trick right there.


nah... go with my trick...

I hear a lot of people start freaking out when they turn 29, but honestly I don't know why... 20,10 was really no big deal, in fact, I'll proudly turn 20,12 this year! :)


although 20,20 has me a bit worried... as does 20,20,10

:D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Mark Toorock on March 14, 2007, 05:14:41 AM
That's funny, I'm 16, 16, 4 :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Gregg HIPK on May 14, 2007, 05:37:13 PM
&h 2B for me [0010 1011 binary] I knew those old computer classes would come in handy.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Tonyy on June 25, 2007, 06:03:28 PM
hi! I just started doing Parkour.. and want to devote my life to it.. I'm turning 18 next month, Do you guys think Its to late for me to do Parkour?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Josh Klute on July 04, 2007, 10:46:12 AM
It's never too late to begin training, well unless of course you are 106, it might be kinda hard to sart at that age.  There are countless throngs of traceurs out there who didn't begin training until their 30's and 40's (note the over 40 - or even 30 thread). 

So I would say head out there and begin training, just know that there are many more things out there besides parkour (though maybe not quite as amazing (unless we are discussing ultimate frisbee)).  So just remember to keep an open mind while "devoting yourself" to it, and have fun.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Alissa J. Bratz on July 04, 2007, 10:38:15 PM
<--- started at age 32. ;)

Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Gregg HIPK on July 05, 2007, 12:34:19 PM
Don't devote your life to PK. The whole point of parkour is to get to what's important, or escape from a threat.  So devote your life to something that's important, and use PK as a way to get there.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: notsuperman on September 16, 2007, 03:18:17 PM
Hey everyone, I'm new. My background would be that I discovered parkour along with tricking in the winter of last year, did no training until about spring. From there, I've done cross training in both of them, but haven't really trained rigorously enough to do too much, with swim team and work and school. I'm a junior in highschool and have become really busy, but for parkour, really the best I can do is that roll and landing into a roll as that's about all I've trained. I'm hoping to practice a little more, if I get more free time and the weather clears up. I hate Seattle weather.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Christov on October 17, 2007, 06:44:11 PM
Greetings all,

I'm new and have NO experience with parkour.
However, I've practiced several types of martial arts consistently throughout the last 12 years, and have otherwise been an active fellow.
I wanted to gather some opinions on the idea of learning parkour fundamentals solo, as I have not found any instructors near where I live, Albuquerque, NM.  If anyone knows of an instructor or club in this area, please let me know!
 ;)
-Christov

Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 07:08:52 PM
Etsi re Xristov, ti kaneis? Esei kala? Then eimai Ellinas. Boro na milou Ellinika yati mia kai brethika mazi Ellines epo stin Chicago. LOL.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Christov on October 17, 2007, 08:44:18 PM
Etsi re Xristov, ti kaneis? Esei kala? Then eimai Ellinas. Boro na milou Ellinika yati mia kai brethika mazi Ellines epo stin Chicago. LOL.

Come again?   
I gave up guessing and had to check online, that is Finnish, is it not?  Either way I'm at a disadvantage.  Aber Ich kann ein bisschen Deutch lesen.... And gamol Angle.  But modern English is always best.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 09:03:52 PM
Oh, sorry, I saw the Greek writing on your signature at the bottom, and I thought you were Greek, especially with the name Christov, because that is common among them.

But you speak Dutch eh.. I'm sure that gives you a better understanding of English since it is based in Dutch anyway. So tell me about the meaning behind the Molon Labe... And welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Christov on October 17, 2007, 10:18:07 PM
I understand.  Yes, the signature is a little deceptive in that I do not speak Greek.  "Molon Labe" simply means "come and get them," a quote from Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae.  I quoted this because I'm a nerd for classical history.  So do you speak Greek?

I don't speak Dutch, though I just realized i misspelled "Deutsch" (German for "German") in my earlier message.  In any case, the languages are quite close.

Thanks for the welcome!  :D

Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Muhammad on October 17, 2007, 10:37:44 PM
Yeah, I can speak Greek a bit.. I lived with a Greek girl for four years in Chicago, and learned the language so I could converse with her grandparents, and many of my neighbors were also Greek, so I picked it up from them. It's getting hard for me to speak it as well as I used to because my wife is Somali, and I've been learning that language, along with Arabic, so when I try to speak Greek now, Somali or Arabic comes out. LOL.

Dutch, German.. all the same roots.. the Angles were Dutch/Germanic people, thus Anglish or English.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: ZeroAlphaEnigma on October 25, 2007, 05:47:31 PM
i can speak english :)
hahah 4 years of spanish, and first year of italian. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: matcauthon12 on November 07, 2007, 09:30:54 AM
Hey, matcauthon12 here from nyparkour. I've been around for about a month and a half but just decided to introduce myself now :) Did gymnastics for a couple years and discovered parkour and free-running so here I am. And yeah, I don't know what it has to do with parkour but....I speak english, a little spanish, and I'm learning russian :P
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Muhammad on November 07, 2007, 09:39:40 AM
Multilingual ability seems to be on the rise in America.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: johnster988 on December 16, 2007, 07:51:28 PM
hmmm i really like this forum but there arent that many members but still its better that way because you dont have @ss holes critizing everyone
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Rahlyn on February 17, 2008, 02:18:30 PM
I know a little german.  I took it for three years in highschool, but I haven't really continued the study, so I don't remember alot. 

Mein name ist Michael.  Ich bin achtzeihn jare alt und Ich hasst nicht Parkour ur Free Running machen voher.  Ich fange an, mich heute auszubilden.

I think that's right...I believe i just said: My name is Michael.  I am 18 years old and I've never done Parkor or Free Running before.  I start my training today.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Crosion_5 on February 22, 2008, 06:25:39 PM
I took German 1 . . . twice, lol.  That's becasue I didn't do my HW the first time through.  I passed with flying colors the second time.  And I am amazed how close German and English is.

Don't know If I've ever introduced myself though.  I'm Michael (as well) and I've been practicing parkour for a little over two years.

I love it  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: apk.jake on March 16, 2008, 12:17:12 PM
Is everyone in The Tribe from DC?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Newton on March 16, 2008, 07:00:20 PM
I'm new to parkour but a few of my friends have experience but i also want to learn from somewhere else if you can give me any tips they would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Wolf7 on March 27, 2008, 01:51:37 PM
im new. found out about parkour a few days ago and ive been trying as hard as i can to master the roll i think i have it but i cant do it put of jumos and i dont know if im doing it right.  im sorta psychotic and i try most things i see.  im 12 and in pretty crappy shape but i spend about 2 hours a day at the gym on a bike or on a olyptical trainer and some weight lifting.  Im very cautious about what i eat and my family is all health nuts.  any advice on what i should do? I spend probably an hour and a half practicing some parkour stuff but i no nothing so it basically me falling on a mat for two hours which kinda makes my friend laugh but any advice i really could use some
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: Rapskalian on April 07, 2008, 01:46:37 PM
Also new to parkour. sup people. i've been doing this kind of thing for a while but i just never knew it had a name haha!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Fireheart Storm on July 25, 2008, 07:31:50 PM
Hello there!  I ran across this forum when I was doing reserch for my writing, and now I'm determined to learn Parkour!  (maybe a bit of free running wouldn't hurt...)

But yes, I'm in the US, enjoy writing, singing, reading and lookign forward to learnign Parkour  (step one, rolling XP)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Marfish on December 16, 2008, 02:02:36 PM
Hey Mark Toorock,

It realy warms my heart to read about how you guys feel about Parkour and the way you want this forum to be.  I coulndt find the time right now, but i will be sending you a message this week, or maybe later today.

Greatings from the Netherlands.

Marvin Tigchelaar

PS, I've noticed in your first post of this topic you link to some parkour.net stuff. Sadly the site is off line.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Corky2236 on January 28, 2009, 02:56:24 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Corey. Its the middle of winter right now but I want to start training when it gets nicer outside. I have been doing stuff like this my whole life but didn't know about parkour until last year. So yea, Hi
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: P.R. Stuart on March 26, 2009, 07:37:37 AM
Feel akward with this as my first post, but the FAQ and Rules links in the first post here don't work.  I'll see if I can find them elsewhere.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: TMaster on March 31, 2009, 06:12:27 AM
This is fun  8)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Shawn Meilicke on April 11, 2009, 04:54:49 PM
yeah, also the BIOs for the belles dont work (the links)


the only thing ive noticed about this site is a lot of people (judging by comments) are in this completely for the looks of it, and not actually just being able to get around faster...

i think theyre more looking for free running than parkour..
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Rushmonkeys on June 17, 2009, 05:55:21 PM
I'm from Austin Texas (www.texasparkour.com (http://www.texasparkour.com)). I have just recently got involved in parkour. Initially, for my website but I am realizing how much I enjoy it so now it seems to be a regular activity.
Anyway, wanted to say hi.
Check out our site if you get a sec. Thx! www.rushmonkeys.com (http://www.rushmonkeys.com)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: THEHELPERS on June 18, 2009, 09:23:13 AM
i agree with shawn 7656, parkour/ free running is a disciplined activity, not just a show off fun game 
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: RaWDiZzle90 on July 14, 2009, 07:00:04 PM
Here is an amateur video...lol...messin around in the gym at my school.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj5SedNjZ8Q
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: NolanK13 on September 24, 2009, 06:19:03 PM
Great! I'm really excited about getting my opinion out on the forum.
I love parkour and free running!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: highflying13yearold on November 07, 2009, 07:09:13 PM
yes im also very new to parkour. i'm 13 years old and im kinda skinny and in somewhat in a good shape, i run a mile in under 6 mins and 20 secs so i guess im about average when i go up against the other kids my age but anyways, i have a extremly short attantion span and im really suprised that i actually like doing this kind of stuff.....i also have learned how to do a money vault for some reason and i can barely do a roll. so yea is that normal that i can do that?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: highflying13yearold on November 07, 2009, 07:14:37 PM
haha i spelled monkey wrong...just putting that out there
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Bryan1994 on November 11, 2009, 03:42:53 PM
Well i think those are guidelines that we should follow always common sense stuff but yet people still read this and it clearly states what NOT to do and they still do it ridiculous
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Shadydingo on December 03, 2009, 08:27:49 PM
Hello everybody!
I'm Jeff "Shady" Woodward
El Dorado Hills, CA
free runner, parkour'er
created my own little crew, Eternal Endeavor
LOVE this stuff. Can't wait before it becomes an extreme sport. IF it already hasn't been considered.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 03, 2009, 08:47:28 PM
Why hello there! Many of us here at APK actually dont want it to become an "extreme sport". I wont go into it now, but look around here and youll find out soon  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Shadydingo on December 03, 2009, 09:47:54 PM
Why hello there! Many of us here at APK actually dont want it to become an "extreme sport". I wont go into it now, but look around here and youll find out soon  :)
Oh I know about it haha. It is pretty extreme, more so *depending on what your are doing i.e. rail hoping or roof hoping* than skating, and football haha.

Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Jeremy Osborn on December 04, 2009, 06:47:46 AM
Rooftops are a no-no! ;D
And its very physically demanding, but in no way "extreme", it is safe!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: the_nerd_killer on December 23, 2009, 06:40:46 PM
Hi I'm the_nerd_killer I live in Quito, Ecuador. I like to play pc games and make 'em too!
Title: Urban Parkour
Post by: phile on April 23, 2010, 08:16:36 PM
What's up gyus,

New website up, UrbanParkour.com...check it out!

If any experienced traceurs are interested in writing on our team, send us an email @ urbanparkour.com@gmail.com


Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: roachhhh! on April 29, 2010, 09:30:53 AM
 ;D awesome!! love this site!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Aceofspades52 on May 27, 2010, 06:49:12 PM
I'm sorry if someone asked this already, but my computer is slow and I'm too impatent for it to fuly load.

Does Vorboten(sp) = forbidden?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Chad tetzlaff on May 31, 2010, 06:03:29 PM
Hello,
I want to start a group around the world called furious parkour angels. If you are a traceur that is training by yourself if you would like to be apart of this group let me no and send your pic to my cell at 574-780-8548 and im gonna make a pic album on myspace and facebook called the furious parkour angels. Just let me no.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour
Post by: fingerbored on July 13, 2010, 04:43:08 AM
hey guys! grenlie here from philippines! everytime i see a switch it reminds me of parkour! why? coz parkour --> TURNED ME ON!  ;D im a newbie i juz started training basics! it's a lot of fun really!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: aquaflight12 on July 13, 2010, 08:06:25 PM
Super stoked i found a great place to meet up with some people who share the same passion that i do for this amazing lifestyle
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: acey_86 on July 13, 2010, 08:35:58 PM
hello to you all! just wanted to say that i am very excited to be apart of parkour and ready to learn all about it! i have always been very intrested in this
for a few years now... i have never tryed it tho and i feel i am ready to do so... i wanted to know if there was anyone from louisville on here or a place
in louisville that anyone meets at to do and talk about this? i dont know anyone else that is intrested in doing parkour so that is why i am asking...
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Chad tetzlaff on July 14, 2010, 10:40:48 PM
Got into a wreck tonight and just got out of the hospital no parkour for awhile i need your guys support.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: roxannpark on August 20, 2010, 09:00:47 AM
A Russian!!!
Prevet i priem esle vy - Vse eshe zdesj. Ya lublu Russkih!
Moa Ruskia yazyk ochen’ ploxh.
Eto pomoglo bih, esli ya mol bih obiyabet’ v kerellechenskia pesjmax.

That's my contribution to the bilingualness in the thread and a shout out to the foreigners.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Pat M. on November 04, 2010, 04:54:50 PM
Yo all newbie here, I just joined up with the site and just started with parkour im hoping to get in to a lot better shape and learn a lot more skills that i hope will come in handy down the road well thats about it catch ya later!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Karl Swanson on November 09, 2010, 09:41:12 AM
Hey guys, new here. Found out about this site from a Jam in Philadelphia I recently went to. Parkour is relatively new to me, sports and philosophy are not. I have been training for about 2 months now. I also train MMA, my most experienced are Wrestling and Wu Shu. I am currently being trained in MACP, Krav Maga, American-Goju and Brazilian Jujitsu.

My exercise regiment includes 1-2 hours of Parkour training a day, 1 hour of lifting/strength exercise and 1 hour of MMA, unless college or work takes precedent that day.

I am 5'9, 165, with 5.6% body fat -- as of yesterday.

Aside from the physical, I just changed my major in college to a dual Political Science and Philosophy. I also play music as frequently as possible. My band has played anything from a local VFW hall all the way to things like Warped Tour.

You can check that out at www.myspace.com/eyesontheprizenj
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Michael.E.Dyer13 on November 10, 2010, 05:09:12 AM
wow I've only been on this site for a few hours and found ton of usefull stuff.
I love the Demon drills, and the stores.

you guys even have map locations for parkour hot spots AWESOME! ^_^

anyways. I'm glad I found this site. I hope to meet more local or near by Traceurs/Traceuse
^_^

I'm still fairly new to the Parkour technique and art of philosophy.
but my Martial Arts back-Ground really helps me along! ^_^

I've been practicing Parkour since 2005.
and I got the basics down! ^_^
now I'm just working up the courage for flips and tricks.

I have a Nephew on the way and I'd love to teach the little bugger when he's old enough ^_^
see yal in the forums, peace ;)   
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: exo skeleton on June 22, 2011, 09:49:31 PM
i couldn't find the email to you guys but i was thinking of doing chains of side's,front's,and back's (flips) but i don't know what exercises or where to work on in the body i have been doing sit ups and crunches like crazy cause i thought it had to do with abs fail then started working on jumping up and down to gain leg muscle for ht. it got my flips higher but not continues like i wanted you guys think you can help me out please and thank you just send an email of what i need to do at raymond_jenkins9554@yahoo.com also love the APK work outs there fun and beast
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Chad tetzlaff on February 13, 2012, 07:41:13 PM
hey everybody i will going to B.A.S.E. next week or the week before if you would like to ride with me on the way down there to go let me no all we would need is some gas and you have a $10 fee for the school.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Krishna Chandra on July 12, 2012, 11:34:59 AM
hi
thanks for the information and i am from Carrollton Texas and intrested in learning parkour
please advise.

thanks,
krishna
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
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Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: freshtoe on July 29, 2012, 12:08:11 PM
Hello ALL!

Glad to have found a forum to answer questions and provide training info for park our. I just love it!
Hoping to be a good contribution to the forum... that, and to reduce injury!  Safe training!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Tomas on August 31, 2012, 09:42:35 PM
Wonderful times forward folks, but keep in mind that as some sort of community-based website, it's achievements depends generally on us all! So preserve submitting, and keep making this about your scene from the standpoint!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: branden campbell on September 08, 2012, 11:49:40 AM
hey everyone the name is branden campbell
I live in north ridgeville,Ohio and i am still kinda new to parkour at least for the most part.

IV always loved to figure out how to over come obstacles that are in my way in my free time i spent alot of time setting up my own free flows threw out the woods in my area and a few spots in my town and outer city's. i was ecstatic to find out what i was doing had a name and a place in this world the art of parkour is a beautiful thing i hope one day the world can take to it and show it the same respect that other arts receive.

parkour has opened my eyes to self growth and self happiness something i couldn't find anywere ever time i over come an obstacle its like being born again.

if any one is in the Ohio area and would like to train then please contact me i train alone only because i have yet to find anyone in my area dedicated to the art of parkour.
Title: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: brain ford on September 12, 2012, 01:23:52 AM
Fantastic weblog and that i really adore it's articles. I am going to certainly be book marking these pages as well as referring to this again soon and one more thing On my small friend's discussion boards they've extra myself on the discussion board comes, yet my very own always is located at the bottom from the checklist and does not checklist once I post want it does for other people.  Is mtss is a environment I need to modify or is mtss is a selection they have produced?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Tomas on September 30, 2012, 12:56:46 AM
Encounter akward with this as my first post, but the FAQ and Recommendations coming back inbound links in the first post here don't execute.  I'll see if I can find out out out out out out them elsewhere.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Tomas on October 24, 2012, 01:02:30 AM
The whole factor of parkour is to get to what's essential, or evade from a risk.  So spend your lifestyle to something that's essential, and use PK as a way to get there.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Tomas on November 02, 2012, 07:16:14 PM
Don't invest your way of life to PK. The whole aspect of parkour is to get to what's important, or avoid from a danger.  So invest your way of life to something that's important, and use PK as a way to get there.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Raina Nightraven on November 23, 2012, 04:08:03 AM
I'm trying to get to the FAQ page from the link provided...but it just goes to an error screen...is there another way to get to the page?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Blacktsuba on August 23, 2013, 10:16:01 AM
I'm Bronson Abbott. I'm 26 and from Jamestown, Ny, which is in Chautauqua county about an hour south of Buffalo. I have tried to do parkour in the past but have just now picked it up again. This will be the first time I have done any real training in it. If anyone on here is around my area please feel free to message me. I haven't seen anyone else around town doing much in the way of parkour.
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Kara Glitch on September 08, 2013, 03:20:12 PM
I've been interested in getting into parkour, and have up until relatively recently been decently fit.   However, I ran into some health issues (it's nothing terrible I promise xD) that kind of put me back to square one.   

That being said, I'm wanting to start training both for endurance and strength in order to get into shape so that I may start doing parkour.   Any suggestions as to where to start?  I'd seen hints and starting points/guides indicated but every link I click appears to be broken. :(

Thank you ahead of time!
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Eric D on January 28, 2014, 09:24:07 AM
FORE!!!! Eric D here, and thanks for the hearty welcome. I am wanting to take up Parkour as a fitness and training regimen for my true and first love, Golf! I am the 2013 Special Olympics state champion and I will be representing Kentucky at the National Games in Princeton NJ in June of this year. Are there any rescuers in Bardstown who could help me get started in Parkour?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: Eric D on January 28, 2014, 09:46:29 AM
1GolfNut here, I'm trying to get started in Parkour to improve my fitness for the Special Olympics National Games in June of this year in Princeton New Jersey. I will represent Kentucky in Golf and want to demolish my opponents with power and precision off the tee. To do that I need a powerful core and Parkour is the way to get it. Anyone in the Bardstown area please e-mail me at sokygolfer@hotmail.com.
Title: apk
Post by: exsavier lewis on June 19, 2014, 12:00:26 PM
 ??? does anybody free run or do parkour in texarkana ar?
Title: Re: Welcome to American Parkour -- PLEASE READ FIRST :)
Post by: parkour340 on June 20, 2014, 11:30:29 PM
Thank you for the simple instructions that I've gone over, and respect. If I need anything I'll ask the other users. :)
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