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California / Anyone trained at the Claremont colleges recently?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:53:17 PM »
I moved to montclair a week ago and will be attending claremont graduate university this fall, I was looking at the pk cali boards and the posts were all old but most people said the claremont colleges were the best spot around.
 My question is has anyone been training there recently?
If so, how is security, are they ok with training or super strict? Are there specific areas to avoid our ones that are fantastic for training? I would just like a little more info from anyone who knows before I have to learn the hard way you know. Thanks guys.

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California / Claremont parkour community active?
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:52:22 PM »
I am going to be moving to Claremont area come August and attending Claremont Graduate University! I have searched here on APK and PK Cali and have not found any recent posts from communities meeting in or around Claremont. I was wondering if anyone could point me towards any active communities around that area? It may be that I am not appropriately navigating PK Cali, if so could you guys help me out?

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Idaho / BYU Idaho Parkour group
« on: June 22, 2011, 11:40:19 AM »
For anyone in the area we have been meeting on Saturdays. We will be meeting on this Saturday at 10am and anyone is welcome to join. Check out this group on facebook to see a map of where we will meet!

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Movement / Strides
« on: September 03, 2010, 11:57:06 AM »
I saw a great article on strides today by Andy Keller. Here is the link, you would do well to read his article before my question. I posted a reply / question there but feel it belongs better in movement. http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,29512.0/topicseen.html


Anyway, I have fiddled around with strides. They seem very efficient, useful, and beautiful. The problem is I have never been taught by anyone more advanced than me. I have learned everything by myself and through tutorials, so I am not to good at strides(among other things). Can anyone give me some pointers on how you started to learn strides, what kind of obstacles you started on. And any links to video tutorials on strides that you found effective. I am going to search for some right now but many heads are better than one. Any pointers on body mechanic struggles you had while working on strides would be great too.
Thanks!

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Movement / Cat 'drop'
« on: April 30, 2010, 08:28:11 PM »
I wonder if anyone can give me some pointers. Imagine two 8 foot walls that are just out of precision jump distance but each side is 8 feet off the ground. Lost yet? Here is my attempt at a picture, sorry it's not a real one.
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Anyway so I try to cat leap onto the second wall. In a normal cat leap I take most of the force of landing against a wall with my legs but since most of the force on this landing is downward force my feet just slip off. I can usually stay hanging on 40% of the time and when I crouch and jump off it goes up to 60% success rate. But I think there must be a better way. I have been training myself to catch my full body weight by standing on a sturdy tree branch, dropping off, and then grabbing the branch on the way down, it’s nice because the branch has some give to it so it is not such a hard thing. I think there must be a better technique than relying on arm strength, any pointers?

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Pics & Vids / BRR parkour progression videos
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:53:42 AM »
These are my two videos. I'm putting them up here to get some pointers on what to work on and because I am very pleased with the progress I have made between them. Before the first video I would go out and train once or twice a week, and ever since I posted that last video I have made an effort to go out every day. I think I have become much better and am excited to see what I can accomplish through continued work. Comments are welcome, especially constructive criticism with suggestions. Thanks for watching and enjoy!

First video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElyl-aMJic

Second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAyjX0og_U

I live in Rexburg Idaho and attend school at BYU-Idaho; most of the clips are on the campus. I think my progression really shows what you can accomplish when you don’t take the winter off. Thanks again!

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Movement / Double Kong
« on: April 11, 2010, 06:43:38 AM »
I have been trying to learn the double kong, I have a little problem overcoming the fear. I have read lots of posts and studied allot of double kong videos so I think I understand how it is supposed to work and feel but my question to all you that can do a double kong is where did you first learn it? Were you in a gym, or is a picnic table not to bad to fall on? Any other double kong technique pointers would be great as well.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Flakes to the Jams and training sessions
« on: March 13, 2010, 09:11:11 AM »
I have read allot of the posts on how to get people involved in parkour and I have a similar problem. I have friends and acquaintances in classes that I talk to about parkour and they seem real interested. I also have a facebook group for people on my campus (BYU-Idaho) who want to do parkour.  People tell me that they will meet me at certain times and I plan little group trainings but no one ever shows up. Then they won’t return my calls or messages. I would love to get a group together but it’s frustrating. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a solid group going?

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Idaho / Rexburg BYU-I Parkour
« on: March 02, 2010, 07:55:27 AM »
Hey everyone, I have been doing parkour for a few years now and want to get a group together. I am in Rexburg at the BYU-I campus and go out regularly. I have even been going out in the snow. I would love to get a group together so let me know if anyone is up for it.

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