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As for keeping future things respectful, do you really believe that's what you've?
I spent four and a half hours training with Demon and Matt from Colorado. It was a great day. We pushed each others limits and trained really hard. Basically the same fantastic day you would expect from any devoted traceurs that get together. Your name came up a couple times in conversation, and everyone (including me) had very nice things to say about you. That got me thinking about you more. There are a lot of things about you that I respect. Early on you gave me some advice that has stuck with me for two years and that I still pass on to others. You were so wise when we first met, and I know that you still are. Then in Toronto you showed me and a lot of other people what a fun and funny guy you are. I told so many people about your B13 subtitle antics. Also I know that you give a lot to the community. Since I became a leader in the New England scene, I've gained more respect and knowledge about the things you've done and continue to do. I know that you give your time to others. You spend time training with people, you give people rides to jams, and much more that I don't know about. So you can see that I have a great deal of respect for you in several aspects of life.
I'm writing all this because it seems like you despise me, and I don't want that. I promise to be respectful as possible in all my future posts. My views remain the same though. I can't drop any names, but you ought to know that a couple of apk members emailed me recently saying that they were afraid to speak up. They asked me for advice, and I told them that you would respect them more for being brave enough to speak. I know they don't represent the entire community, but even a few people feeling that way is bad.
Finally, I really hope you don't label any future competitions you might have as parkour. I think obstacle coursing would be fantastic, and even I would compete if it were called that! You know that so many people world wide love the non-competitive aspect of parkour. This is especially true for those who live parkour. Calling competitions obstacle coursing rather than parkour could serve your purpose along with that of the world wide community. I hope you consider it.
Mark, please know that I truly do respect you. We just have different views on parkour. I hope you'll read this email and decide to give me as much respect as I will give you in the future. As I did with Demon today, I hope we can meet again to train parkour. No politics, just parkour. I'm sure we would have a good time.
If there's a faster, more-effective way, I tend to use it, but maybe that's just me Wink- This comment suggests that your method is better than everyone else's. That is the definition of condescending.
The salamander stride is a great conditioning tool, as it challenges every single part of your body. It is also the best way to move long distances on small-diameter objects- Watch it again and imagine a rail underneath mark. It doesn't make any sense. His feet and hands are always wide apart. The diameter of the imaginary object in this case is 5 feet or more. If he were on a rail then his hands and feet should all be on the same line. Try marking a line on the floor with tape and tell the students to keep their palms and toes on the tape. That would simulate a rail better and force the proper form. Hope that helps your class!
it helps students with coordination, body awareness, weight transfer, balance, strength, endurance and more.- true....but this could be said of thousands of different movements. Why teach ones that (in relation to parkour) appear to be so useless? I just don't see how they are applicable to parkour other than a very general sense....in which case more targeted drills would be better. But again enlighten me and I just might add it to my class
The goal is to cross different obstacles with cool tricks and stylish techniques.
In addition, you will see a SHOWRUN, where the coaches show all tricks and moves.
The idea is to get over different kinds of obstacles either with stylish tricks and/or elegant techniques.
The PARCOURING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP evaluates the fastest athlete with the most efficient technique.
The fixed path (obstacle course) will have a length of about 100 metres and will be filled with interesting obstacles.
Your condition and creativity are an important fact for this competition.
The best and fastest athlete who gets through the Obstacle Course will be WORLD CHAMPION in this discipline!