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November 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Not the most graceful...

...But i'm getting there.

I have been coming to jams and training sessions for 6 weeks now, and am truly enjoying it. I feel stress free when I am with the BApk crew. This may be a tiny insignificant revelation for the others I have met, but for me it's a huge step. I have Asperger's syndrome, which tends to make me socially inept, mind numbingly awkward, and a bit of an introvert. BAPK is a big milestone for me because it is the first time I have willingly joined a social group and not… Continue

Added by Onibunny on November 30, 2008 at 9:18pm — 10 Comments

Spotters...

Something came up at the Sunday Beginners' Training today that I think needs to be addressed: the use of spotters in parkour.



I will be giving you all my full and honest opinion about this issue, and if you decide to post, I expect that you will give me yours.



I believe that spotters have no place in parkour besides when dealing with movements that cannot be easily worked up to. I have been taught to never try anything that I am not sure I am capable of doing safely, and I… Continue

Added by hillexallen on November 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — 27 Comments

Anterior knee pain syndrome and "Chondromalacia Patellae"

I was looking forward to my first blog post being something REALLY inspirational, or retrospective, or biographical, but I guess -as ironical as it is, given my screen name- it's going to be about a minor, yet bothering injury; and about it's assessment, treatment and prevention...



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A recent blow to my left knee, which also caused a short, deep cut (treated with… Continue

Added by SafeNSure on November 16, 2008 at 12:00am — 14 Comments

passes not vaults, and center of gravity t-shirts

The idea that kongs (and most other vaults, but especially kongs) are actually quadrupedal movement has been knocking around in my head for the last few weeks. I've been meaning to write something more stodgy and authoritative sounding, but since I've been too busy to do so I'm just going to throw it out there. The idea occurred to me when I was working on double kongs because the way I gained confidence in my arms was to bend forward and fall or jump onto them and feel how they supported my… Continue

Added by Seng on November 12, 2008 at 2:00am — 16 Comments

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