Parkour, or free-running anyone?

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Parkour, or free-running anyone?

Postby Dvivid » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:42 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour

Founded by David Belle, Parkour, the "art of displacement" focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop your body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency. Parkour is also taken up for entertainment or as a pastime.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29uz6_shintai-video-2007-en-exclusivite_extreme

Videos & Forum: http://parkour.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=5717

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkHPQPozDRs
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Postby vibration » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:00 am

I discovered parkour a couple of weeks ago and found it very appealing. There's a certain "something" in being able to "flow" through space and I can see how, when you reach some degree of competence, it can put your mind in the same "in the zone" states as other activities.

Note parkour is different from free running in the way that free running adds superfluous flashiness to the whole thing. You can see it in the first video, with that backflip. It, in a way, subverts the idea of energy efficiency but well. at least it gets people away from the computer :) and is also a good way of keeping well fit and in tune with your body without having to spend monotonous hours indoors.
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Postby Griffin » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:05 pm

There are some really awesome free running videos on youtube if you are interested. I want to do free running, but I don't know how to start. I wonder if there are free running classes or something.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:49 am

Try searching the net for a group near you, I was surprised to find that there is two groups where I live when I looked.

http://uk.youtube.com/profile_videos?us ... ry=parkour

http://www.trickstutorials.com/
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:29 pm

Parkour Generations: Indoor Academy
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FM9N0mJsUlA

I'm going to add some of these exercises to my routine.

Thinking about the discussion on Bruce Lee at the moment
( http://www.ymaa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83 )

Bruce has a great influence on Parkour too.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PPQhnGq3UZo
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tWJiMJ5Wn2g
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aXjm62qlyLE
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-nBdTEifu0U
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_vd831Ptjs8
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:12 am

Parkour Generations: Rendezvous 2
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBkRR9flhY
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:04 pm

Parkour Generations: Rendezvous 4, Day1 of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljrmkr014qE
We start together! We finish together! Awesome
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Postby yeniseri » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:05 am

c'est bon! Great stuff!
A great idea for a Parkour Academy, something like Beijing Opera training!
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Postby clark40 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:08 am

It's been well known for years that the 1 inch punch is based on the mechanics of the Taiji punch with fajin ... Bruce also meditated and had some element of Qigong in his training so he was well aware of other styles and Taijiquan was one of them. The whole principle of remaining soft until the point of impact and snapping the punch like the tip of a whip is pure Taijiquan. His descriptions of keeping the fist relaxed and loose is exactly how we have our Taiji fist at all times ... this is what he took from Taijiquan and borrowed into JKD.
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