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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Bruce Lee Running Motivation
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:07:13 AM »
Too bad we can't actually set PRs every time we train. Ignores the basics of human physiological adaptation.

Sure I like the sentiment though but it isn't practical
Yeah, but Steve, I think most people understand and agree that today, 40 years on, the things to take away from Bruce Lee's teachings are the sentiments behind the words, and not the literal teachings on training methodologies. He wasn't wrong back when he said that, simply because during his time they did not understand more about the adaptation process.
The sentiment to take away from this incident is that of not accepting limits, not being complacent, and continually progressing, no matter in how small increments.


Looking forward to it. :)

Nice posts, Adam. I would have recommended the exact same things.

Community and Club Leaders / Re: Leaders Unite-Introduce Yourselves.
« on: March 03, 2011, 04:06:28 AM »
Thanks, but I feel you're giving me too much credit. :)
What we're doing here is not huge by any standard.

Community and Club Leaders / Re: Leaders Unite-Introduce Yourselves.
« on: March 03, 2011, 03:32:32 AM »
I'm NOS, from Mumbai, India.
I administer the Parkour Mumbai and Parkour India websites.

I've been training for around 4 1/2 years now, since the time I helped found the Parkour scene in Mumbai, which was one of the first few places in India to start getting active in Parkour.  I have been instrumental in setting up India's only Parkour gym where we have been running India's only Parkour classes for the past 2 1/2 years.
For the past two years, I've also been trying to organize and unite the disparate Parkour scene in the rest of the country, and have been working with other local community leaders in setting up our national community.

Community and Club Leaders / Re: Welcome to the Leaders Forum!
« on: March 03, 2011, 03:17:08 AM »
Some more threads you might want to move here:,28677.0.html - Knowing the Laws by MThomasFreerun,29208.140.html - check Muse's awesome post about Parkour PR in this thread,26823.0.html - there are some good replies on this page that can serve as guidelines for traceurs on dealing with parents,20406.0.html - First Aid Kits Inventory by Corndogg,24588.0.html - How can we work with as many parkour communities as possible by M2,32155.0.html - More legal issues discussed

Then I don't have the link for it handy, but Corndogg's thread 'How can we keep traceurs as safe as possible?'

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: SASUKE (Ninja Warrior) Probable Cancellation
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:27:57 PM »
But sorry to say folks, your Ninja dreams may be quashed...
Come down to Bombay then. :P Ours is only going to get bigger as time passes. ;)

What will G4 put on air now?
Erm, Jump City?

Although, I'm sorry to hear Sasuke is shutting down. Wanted to go out and try it myself one day.

Pics & Vids / Re: Sledgehammer Challenge Highlights
« on: February 01, 2011, 03:28:37 AM »
This playlist contains all the videos of participants' raw runs through the five course layouts.

Pics & Vids / Re: Sledgehammer Challenge Highlights
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:06:34 PM »
Thanks Travis.
Actually, I got permission to deck it out that much only thanks to the APK visit, that really impressed the govt. guys. After you guys visited, the director of SAI just declared to me "go on, fill 'er up with more equipment." :D

If you guys are still coming down here this summer, you should all try out the Sledgehammer Challenge.

That prowler happens to be our new 'reward system' in class. ;) :D

Pics & Vids / Sledgehammer Challenge Highlights
« on: January 30, 2011, 10:40:43 PM »
Parkour Mumbai recently started monthly Ninja Warrior challenges by the trade name Parkour Mumbai Sledgehammer Challenge.
(more info on the challenge can be found on these links)

Anyway, here is the highlights video of our first ever challenge held in Dec last year.

I'll also be putting up clips of raw runs of participants from each of the five rounds in the next day or two.

Socialize / Re: Recent events
« on: January 26, 2011, 06:48:08 AM »
Punch walls.
(good stress buster)

What about on the short side?
I'm a chick who is 5'0"... well, maybe 5'1" on a tall day... and I really want to get into Parkour. Is that too short?
I've been training an adult girl who's 4'10-4'11" for the past two years. So far she's been doing pretty good, better than a lot of the guys I train.

Community and Club Leaders / Re: Teaching Tips? (Expert help desired)
« on: January 23, 2011, 10:37:01 PM »
This thread was referenced in a similar thread asking for teaching help on the first page.

I have a huge article (okay actually it was an email to Zac when he asked a similar question) about how to plan lessons/training sessions. If you'd like, I can dig it up for you and paste it here.
Muse, that was an awesome post, and I am really interested in reading the rest of that huge email you sent to Zac about planning lessons. If you do not mind digging it up again, would you please share it with us?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour - An open skill
« on: January 20, 2011, 11:31:21 PM »
Awesome thread. Would love to see more discussion on this.

Also Jeff, if you could keep giving us more input from discussions on this subject as they take place in your class, we would all be very grateful (seeing as the course you're doing is not available in other parts of the world, not even the US). :)

This is a good topic that needs more thought and discussion.
Bumping this.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Give Me Ten
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:56:23 AM »
Hahaha, my dear friend Dave Sedgeley,
A very wise man once said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks one time, but I fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times."
Then there's also this old saying that goes "Practice maketh a man perfect."
Repetition is key. ;)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Geocaching
« on: January 16, 2011, 12:18:09 AM »
Someone's been playing too much Assassin's Creed II. :P

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: I Dont Get It!!??!!
« on: January 13, 2011, 05:06:37 AM »
I'm sure the tree climbing practice would be useful if I couldn't slowly walk away from a wild animal.  If I had to run for my life from people, I'd probably stick to sprinting in clear spaces and the occasional safety vault or maybe a low-ish wall run (7-8'), the likelihood of falling or not reaching something at the edges of your capabilities in a life or death situation is higher than I think a lot of people realize.  I've been jumped enough times and harassed by gangs enough to know that things are different when your pulse is racing and all that.  But, yes, I believe training parkour would come in handy in a life or death situation.
Agree with what Brett says. Things are a lot different in a real, real-life situation.

"Hey," said the cop leaning out the window of his cruiser, "are you guys breaking into that building?"
"Are you doing parkour?"
"Sweet," said the cop, pulling out his Iphone, "can I take a video?"
Lol, Epic Win, or you're making it all up. :P

I just think that in a discipline that's defined by getting past obstacles, it's useful to present each part of training as an obstacle to be overcome,...
Hahahaha, we've even got that.
I make them all write down their training goals on a sheet of paper - be they any kind of goals, physical conditioning and strength goals, skill goals, whatever.
Then I frequently review all of those every few months in front of the entire class and check to see how many of their goals they have achieved in the time-frame they had listed. Then I make them write new ones if most of their previous ones have been achieved.
Obstacles to be overcome? ;) :)

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