Parkour and society

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Re: Parkour and society

Postby David Bray » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Are you saying that the moment when you look at something you couldn't do before and know you can do it and are at peace, you don't enjoy that?
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Robin_a » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:00 am

Do You get that from push ups...?
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Nicolas » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:06 am

i thought he made a lot of good points... but that's the point of parkour isnt it? we all have our own opinions and methods.
some of you guys go out every other day conditioning and/or practising methods of movement, while i might go out once a week to meet a few mates and practise movement, with very little conditioning involved.
how you feel about it afterwards does not matter, as long as you feel how you want to feel
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby playhater » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Q_WM#t=80s

Stop talking about feelings and how you feel!
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Nicolas » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:58 pm

then what do you do parkour for?
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby David Bray » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:59 pm

The bitches an hos
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Rob-F » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:22 pm

David Bray wrote:The bitches an hos

bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Nicolas » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:15 pm

whatever floats your boat mate...
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby playhater » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:07 am

Nicolas wrote:then what do you do parkour for?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA4XGNMzTSU <--------- Boom.
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby David Bray » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:45 am

Everytime someone posts that, they win the thread
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Parkour

Postby richards1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:26 pm

Hi I am Richard
Parkour relies on functional strength to get from one point to another. Your body must be in peak physical condition to perform Parkour movements. You need to have a combination of strength, stamina, power and speed. Parkour makes for an excellent workout as you are forced to use your body in the most efficient and functional way possible.
http://www.discoverparkour.org/
(sometimes abbreviated PK) is the non-competitive sport originating in France of traversing mainly urban landscapes by running, climbing and jumping.
http://www.discoverparkour.org/
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Dave » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:29 pm

Hi Richard.

richards1 wrote:Your body must be in peak physical condition to perform Parkour movements.

That is not true. There is no such thing as 'Parkour movements', and in fact you can move past obstacles whatever your physical condition.

It would be better if you could think more about the links you include in your posts. That website is not useful for practitioners and is in fact very misleading.
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby dr.havoc » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Sorry dave but i partly agree and disagree. sure there might be a stage you can overcome some obstacles, i disagree you can overcome any obstacle whatever your physical condition. unless you mean you have to perpare yourself, become stronger because there will be a point where you get stuck and will need to be repetitive doing these movements over and over again so if there is a situation in which this movement is needed then your going to be better off in the situation since you would have been training for it then become useful.
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Re: Parkour and society

Postby Dave » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:16 am

You're quite right James. You can't get past every obstacle without improving your condition. However my point was simply that there will always be some obstacles that you can move past, regardless of your condition. If you try and move past the obstacles that you can get past, you'll become stronger and be able to get past more obstacles.

That's the essence of Parkour. You can practice Parkour without having to be strong already, because Parkour itself makes you stronger.
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