Archive for the ‘Tricking’ Category

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The first time I drew a crowed tricking…

March 27, 2009

Was awesome! Now mind, I’m still a total noob, but this made me realize how impressed most people are just if you can do a proper tornado kick, or a cartwheel with good form. I was at the Reach For The Future youth leadership training camp (I’m not 100% sure they called it a training camp, but I think that was it), Which, by the way, is freaking awesome (you have to be in the FNL volunteer group to go, which is in nearly every county, but only in california). In any case, I was practicing kicks and cartwheels on a patch of grass, when a guy comes up and asks me what I’m doing, so I explain what tricking is (always kind of annoying) and aks him if he’d like to learn a little. He said yes, and I started teaching him to do a cartwheel, soon enough there were a couple people watching us, then another guy showed up said “I bet I could do that”, and did. After a while, we had a crowed of 8 or so watching us from near by, and maybe 5 more watching us from windows in this hotel(really old fancy place, all the girls stayed there during the camp, the guys got lousy cabins. >.<) overlooking the patch of grass, and like 5 guys participating (including a cheerleader, and a dancer, the dancer had a great b-kick), although still, no one there could do anything more advanced then a front hand spring.

We probably ended up practicing for about 20 minutes to a half hour, it was a hell of a lot of fun,  the whole camp was, but that still stands out in my mind weeks later.

Anyway, the reason I didn’t write and updates when I said I would was that I promptly sprained my wrist after that, and now I haven’t done anything for a while.

And sorry for the lack of spell-checking and fixed grammar, but I just want to get an update written and out there!

Yakri~

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Need something to kick you in the butt and get you going? Watch this.

December 2, 2008

Just do it.

Yakri~

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Amazing Handstands.

November 22, 2008

I watched this video again, and had to share it here. It just blows me away everytime I see it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Building blocks of tricking and parkour shortened.

July 13, 2008

Well, I made a post a while back called Building Blocks of Tricking, Parkour, And Martial Arts. Part 1, and Its a lot longer then it ends to be, so I want to summarize it here.

Parkour

1)Parkour is a great form of exercise, but that isn’t going to get you far if you don’t eat right, and sometimes training in a gym to get stronger, or build more endurance, is better then just doing parkour for it, mostly because it won’t be as hard on your body.

2)A lot of great traceur’s have very little in the way of serious injuries related to parkour. This is because they don’t do stupid shit. Basically, remember that the goal of parkour is to get from A to B as fast as you can, not to show off. Breaking bones and what-not also isn’t supposed part of it.

Tricking
1)In tricking, training in the gym and at home is very very important. Its pretty easy to hurt yourself enough to take you out of sports of a notable amount of time in tricking, and conditioning helps reduce the risk of that happening. condition three times as much as you trick, and you will be tricking for a long time.

Condition, diet, then train.

2)Don’t go overboard, working out for two hours a day every day and then spending an hour tricking afterward, it won’t help you. Remember, stop while your ahead, if you land a trick perfectly, do it a few more times, and then stop before you get tired. This way the correct form becomes more firmly implanted in your muscle memory. And don’t condition and trick on the same day if you can help it.

That’s all I’m putting in here, I think this explains the important parts better.

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Yakri& friends first video

July 9, 2008


Yay, we finally made a video, and I’ll tell you, it was one major pain in the ass to edit this, fing quicktime video format….

Yakri~

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Loop kicks dvd Vlog

July 3, 2008

I think i forgot the mention, the sound track kicks major ass.

Edit: You can learn more about the actual content of the dvd, (other then awesomeness in a can) and but it at http://www.loopkicks-dvd.com/ do it now! Support team loopkicks, and learn how not to break your neck!

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I finally did my first backflip!

May 15, 2008

It was an exilerating experience, and I’m happy to say that I’m no longer fearful or hesitant about flipping. After i did it, I suddenly realized that it was way easier and more fun than I had told myself it would be. With this in mind I’ll be working on backhandsprings next. I’ll be sure to keep you all informed on my progress!

-Beveld