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    Le Parkour

    This came up about a year ago on this site, and then just recently on a thread, so I have been doing some research. I figure it looks fun as hell and since I am in much better shape then the first time this was brought up I wanted to start doing a little "freerunning".

    A lot of the training they do is surprisingly similar to some of the conditioning we do as martial artists. As a matter of fact I found quite a few drills that are very similar to some of the stuff I do, some improvments on some things I have done in the past and some interesting things I haven't thought of or seen that I am going to try!

    anyway, if your active, phsycially fit, like to run and want ot make it a little more interesting check out some of the sites.

    I recommend www.urbanfreeflow.com
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    Right on, thanks for the link, some good stuff there.
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    OK...so you jump over stuff....?
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    Originally posted by MasterKiller
    OK...so you jump over stuff....?
    You just confirmed you're getting old.
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    freerunning is a good descriptive for it. It's sort of like obstacle course running combind with gymnastics and skate boarding, minus the board and climbing. It's extremely athletic.

    Check out www.le-parkour.com and some of the videos there to see one of the creators doing it.
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    You just confirmed you're getting old.

    yeah really, it's about getting out and playing!!!
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    Originally posted by norther practitioner


    You just confirmed you're getting old.
    I guess. I still get out my Caballero deck sometimes and skate around the neighborhood, especially when walking the dog, but the running thing seems a little odd. To each his own....
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    Caballero deck
    That could be worth some $
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    Originally posted by norther practitioner


    That could be worth some $
    I'm all Old Skool, baby.
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    I lost my old Natas...

    still got some old school wheels though.

    On an on topic note.. I just got in trouble by my boss for jumping a railing at the office.
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    Originally posted by MasterKiller
    OK...so you jump over stuff....?
    Kinda brilliant in its simplicity, ain't it.
    When you assume, you make an ass out of... pretty much just you, really.

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    Originally posted by apoweyn


    Kinda brilliant in its simplicity, ain't it.
    I dunno about brilliant, but then again, I don't understand Christo either.
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    Originally posted by MasterKiller
    I dunno about brilliant, but then again, I don't understand Christo either.
    I have no idea what or who Christo is. But I can't argue with the sheer fun of jumping over stuff. Hell, who hasn't watched a Jackie Chan film and then wanted to leap through the rungs of a ladder? (Yeah, I've seen the outtakes.)
    When you assume, you make an ass out of... pretty much just you, really.

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    That's right Ap! Except now you can live the dream!!!
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    Originally posted by red5angel
    That's right Ap! Except now you can live the dream!!!
    Mmm... three months from now perhaps. My dive rolls are a little rusty.
    When you assume, you make an ass out of... pretty much just you, really.

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