hmm very interesting... I will be the first to admit that I started "parkour" in order to try and not copy
, but rather adapt what David Belle sees parkour as. However as I have actually been training and practicing, as well as talking to all of you on this board, (and after reading your post here), I am starting to realize more and more about the true way (for me) to experience this; whatever you may call it.
I just want to say thank you all for showing me this, even if not intentional
. Because it sure feels good.
I went to my friends house other day, and while trying to show him some of what I have been doing lately he said o is it that gay thing those kids in the park do like jumping off of benches and over fences and stuff.
I would have taken offense to this previously, and gotten defensive. However, now I simply explained to him what I believe parkour or w/e is to me in a general sense, and accepted that everyone may not be open to what "we do".
So ya, Thanks everyone, I hope some of you can relate to what I am feeling, (if I got it across clear enough) , and I look forward to "Matthew Auster-ing" in the future. (well put colin).