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a change in my training

I'm setting a goal of running (or at least moving without stopping) the Oakland half marathon on March 23rd of this year. I usually only run as part of other activities like parkour or ultimate and primarily as part of warming up so running as an activity in and of itself is very new to me. I'm already a week behind in the 12-week novice half marathon training plans  I have found online! Luckily, running 3 miles or is no problem so hopefully I can build up to the 13.1 with a measured,…

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Added by Seng on January 9, 2014 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

My world premiere!

On a totally non-parkour-related topic, a film I shot is premiering in San Francisco this Sunday, March 11, at the Castro Theater. It's a feature-length scripted narrative film so it's my largest project to date, I'm pretty excited because of that and also because it's the centerpiece film at the SF International Asian American Film Festival so it'll be red carpet and all that. It will screen a second time in San Jose the following Sunday (Mar18) for the conclusion of the festival down…

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Added by Seng on March 5, 2012 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

everyday parkour fail

I just watched a guy steal a girl’s laptop on the BART train. Saw a guy. Watched a guy. I don’t know what I did, but one thing is for certain: I did nothing to stop it.

 

Let me go back a bit.

 

I’m waiting on the platform, writing responding to email on my crackberry about an animation idea involving candy characters. Train arrives, get on the train. Like any other train. Holding my bike by the stem, I walk onboard and quickly see that the space for wheelchairs is…

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Added by Seng on April 20, 2011 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

"Run" screening online

So I'm not much for parkour videos these days, but last spring I gathered a bunch of folks (including our very own Chris/Kaos and Lindsay) and made one that I hope carries more meaning than your usual running around because to me, parkour is nothing but a bunch of hackneyed street gymnastics without a mindful approach that carries into other parts of life. Check it out, let me know what you think (honest criticism appreciated).

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Added by Seng on January 14, 2011 at 7:17pm — 3 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

proprioception drills and finishing strong

Inspired by the Parkour Generations Quadrepedie on Rails and Conditioning Through Movement videos and by looking for a way to stay focused during recovery from aerobic activity, I've started thinking about proprioception drills. I imagine everyone here knows what proprioception is, but in case ya don't, it's basically your internal awareness of where your body parts are relative to… Continue

Added by Seng on June 19, 2008 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

post-bunker thoughts for improvement

Thoughts from the bunker session today (thanks to all who made me think and assess my method, esp SafeNSure, Aero and Kaos):



• Try getting there on time for once. It would help if I went to sleep before, oh, 5am and got up before 11am. I want to see what other folks are doing for their warmups.



• Work on getting down instead of just going up. Lazy-vaultish descent off the flat roof to the walkway which could easily go into an underbar down another level then run around to… Continue

Added by Seng on June 2, 2008 at 4:15am — 5 Comments

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