Posts Tagged ‘Tricking’


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!



You can’t wait for opportunity’s.

July 30, 2008

If you spend all your time, waiting for a chance to do something, eventually it will come along. But perhaps, after waiting so long, it is no longer what you wanted. Or maybe you can’t take advantage of the opportunity anymore.

You can sit down and say, “all that I is wait, just for a little while”. But that just isn’t good enough. Some people don’t realize this, they merely sit and wait there entire lives for something which is waiting for them just around the bend.

Instead of sitting down in the road of time and waiting for someone else to walk by, you can go out and try and find your chance. Out in the world there are people to me, goals to achieve, chances to miss, and chances to catch. There are things both good and bad, which will change who you are forever.

But you may never find any of these things which are waiting for you, if you never try.

You can’t think that if you wait, you will be able to do something, weather its a btwist, or sky diving, or asking out that girl(or guy) you always thought looked like a nice person. There are some people who waste there entire lives giving chase to their dreams, and then there are the people who never even try.

Whatever the excuse is you give yourself, it simply isn’t good enough. You might think it is impossible, maybe you think your not ready yet. Maybe you just think its to much work. But that’s all wrong, for whatever reason, and I think everyone has their own, you don’t want to try. For me, well, I’m scared, yep that’s it. Maybe, no matter how hard I try, it won’t be good enough. Somewhere along the way, despite my good natured over confidence, and my eternal overoptimism. I seem to have unknowingly convinced myself that I’m going to fail.

Unfortunately, fear isn’t something that just goes away because you know its there. You just have to ignore it and push on through. Nothing is impossible, we just tell ourselves that it is, because we are scared of what we might otherwise accomplish. Everything you want to do is within your grasp, you just have to get past the thinking it over stage.

This is where a lot of people get stuck, you think about it, you plan, you perfect, and you never actually just give it a try. Want to see the world? well you already have everything you need to do that, start walking! Maybe you want to be the best at something? Not impossible, hard, since your going to have a little competition, but you can do anything you set your mind to.

Maybe you really won’t succeed, maybe your going to fail. Maybe, even though it isn’t impossible, no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t do it. But at least you tried. I may not know a lot of things, but I know one thing for sure, if you never try in the first place, you will never know what its like to succeed….. or fail.



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.


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.

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.


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….



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 do it now! Support team loopkicks, and learn how not to break your neck!


Epic fail at making Loopkicks dvd vlog review

May 25, 2008

So i tried to make a short video review of the loopkicks dvd, and i did ok, only one problem, not one of my three video editors can combine the multiple clips i used into one single clip.
Adobe After Effects: No sound, and keeps crashing.
Sony Vagas: Also no sound
Windows movie maker: can’t even read the file type.

And i can’t do it all in one recording and upload it without editing because my video camera doesn’t have a memory card yet, so it can record an awesome 1min 47sec of low quality video.

So I’m going to get it done after my video card gets here, which should be within the next week.


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!