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Old 12-12-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
Justin Davis
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I think it is out of Russia. Would make sense from the folks who invented the kettlebell.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=515642196227308929
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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CRAZY! Good tunes too.
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Aaaah to be be young and crazy. Fellow CF law enforcement types would have fun chasing this kid down.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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damn...

and i'm proud of a muscle up?

kinda puts things in perspective.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #5
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It's parkour. It's been deemed "urban gymnastics". Basically running around a city (or whatever) using every available object as equipment. There's some pretty crazy stuff done. I train a few parkour practitioners. Pretty regular injuries due to the whole pavement thing. Don't know what the catastrophic injury rate is in this.
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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Not as much as you may think. Those of us who are instrumental in the spread of Parkour make a point to stress a slow and steady progression. We also attempt to paint the picture of Parkour as an art/sport where you practice fluidity and effeciency rather than jaw-dropping stunts. Though the Dvinsk clan kids are amazing athletes, what they do is deemed more along the lines of street-stunts and tricking. The difference may not seem obvious, but lets put it this way; most people would rather look at a bodybuilder than a crossfitter, and most people would rather see an amazing video of street-stunts than a true Parkour video.

Nothing against them at all, though, but it scares me that I train kids that can be influenced by these things so easily. I hope I never have to scrape one of them off the pavement because of a lack of proper progression.

Along those lines, check out the new website we've finally got running:

http://www.americanparkour.com

Especially important are the items in the upper right, about what Parkour is and isn't, which is a good primer into the basic mindset and philosphy. Also feel free to register and download the video "Dispersion" that myself and the rest of the VA-Parkour crew finished over the summer. It's more along the lines of varied, effecient movement (save a few acrobatic moves by the gymnast/divers in the group) in different environments.

I have been thinking about writing an article along the lines of the "Everyman's Gymnastics" (funny I should post directly after you Roger) about how Parkour training would be an excellent modality for improving endurance, power, agility, coordination, balance and accuracy outside of the gym.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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I do tricking mostly, but I like to PK now and then. It's a lot of fun.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:07 PM   #8
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Wow, that is the bomb. Thanks for posting that. I'm gonna look into "Parkour" training.

Neat!!!
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:24 PM   #9
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John,
i was thinking the exact same thing...fortunately, LEOs have technology on their side...."yeah, uh...requesting backup...the suspect just climbed to the top of this building and then flipped over to the next one. you guys can go ahead and get him. ill make sure he doesnt backflip back to this building. over."

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Old 12-12-2005, 08:42 PM   #10
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Hey Jesse, the Dispersion video is both entertaining and inspirational regarding the practice of fluid, efficient and graceful movement. Thanks for the site and the video. Parkour is now on my goals/focus list for 2006!

By the way, what is the proper pronunciation of "Parkour?"
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