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Free running urban ninja is the troop of choice in the new American revolution

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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 04:28 AM
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I don't know if anyone has thought about this, but if there was to be an uprising against the government in America, the constitutionists (those who fight for the constitution) should be training in parkour, (free running).

free running video

With the resistance force trained like this even the government UFOs would have difficulty keeping up LOL!

No but seriously folks, anybody thought about this before?

There are thousands of these guys in most big cities, their talents justly to be focused or channelled in the right direction. In the collapse of communication systems (assuming that the government pulls the communication systems down to stop any organised resistance) these guys could be used as messagers or information carriers, could also be used to keep eyes on government movement...

Anyone else got any thoughts on this?




posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 04:48 AM
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You are damn right sir. The social anomie that pervades this generation of 'parkour' enthusiasts is the single reason for their having to invent such an 'activity' in the first place. But this social anomie stems from the generation's lack of direction, as the old saying goes we don't have a 'war' to fight like 'the greatest' generation did back in ww2 or even Vietnam. So this generation of 20 somethings and generation x heads have resorted to other activities to expel their virile energy that would have otherwise been spent on fervent and patriotic valour. But now with a possible catastrophe on the horizon the likes of which will spur on the most ardent patriotism and jingo-isms, I have a feeling you may be right and many of these physically agile anomic youths will funnel their substantial energies, recuperative powers and physical abilities into taking up resistance against the coming NWO.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 05:29 AM
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if i am not mistaken, there is/are country(s) that enlisted the help of free runners to train there army for urban combat



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 05:41 AM
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i have had dreams in which i move in this way.

i find the movements to be quite natural. it looks like the most important aspect of this technique is trust and commitment of your own instinctual movements. there is very little time for decision, and NO changing your mind, on the way down from a four story building!

this thread might have been posted in the survival forum. people there might really find this information useful.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 05:58 AM
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You can pretty much find a use for any skill depending on the situation.
I doubt anyone can say being in shape and physically capable is a bad thing in any way aside from needing more calories possibly being a liability when resources are scarce...but then again, you should be more capable of obtaining said calories that someone who is not as physically able.

I was checking out another thread that was discussing retrofitting vans for mobile homes and the like and I also happen to be at a point where I need a new vehicle. For a flash, I mighta considered buying a van, but just as quickly, I saw the multitude of ways such a land whale could get beached.

I think if things get bad...like really bad...the less baggage you have, the better. So the van is a no-go for me.
I tend to carry a lighter load and hold no liabilities mainly because I am a lazy guy, but I find other incidental benefits that go along with that kind of lifestyle...especially when it comes time to move.

Strengthen you mind, body and spirit as you will be prepared for anything. You can't go wrong with these elements and they are the types of things that cannot be taken away from you so easily.

Here's to banking on stability, though, because that is what my heart truly desires.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 07:00 AM
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Hey, I'm a traceur. (Traceur/Traceuse = practitioner of Parkour)

To be honest, I'd prefer to see people trained in Parkour rather than Freerunning. Freerunning is Parkour's showier cousin, with more emphasis on stunts and tricking, while Parkour is all about just getting from A to B as quickly, silently and efficiently as possible. If you're outrunning a cadre of field agents or soldiers the last thing you'll be worried about is nailing some flips.


This topic reminds me of the videogame Mirror's Edge, where the player controls a traceur. The traceur is a rebel messenger in an Orwellian future where all other forms of communication (email, phones, etc) are bugged by the government.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by Romantic Rights
Hey, I'm a traceur. (Traceur/Traceuse = practitioner of Parkour)

To be honest, I'd prefer to see people trained in Parkour rather than Freerunning. Freerunning is Parkour's showier cousin, with more emphasis on stunts and tricking, while Parkour is all about just getting from A to B as quickly, silently and efficiently as possible. If you're outrunning a cadre of field agents or soldiers the last thing you'll be worried about is nailing some flips.


This topic reminds me of the videogame Mirror's Edge, where the player controls a traceur. The traceur is a rebel messenger in an Orwellian future where all other forms of communication (email, phones, etc) are bugged by the government.


I can't wait for that game it looks amazing.

And thanks for pointing out the difference between free running and parkour..I thought they were the same thing....how do you pronounce traceur though??



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 07:19 AM
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Traceur is pronounced "Trah-soor."

At least that's the way I've always heard it pronounced. And yeah, Mirror's Edge makes me wish I hadn't sold my 360. D'oh!



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by Romantic Rights
Hey, I'm a traceur. (Traceur/Traceuse = practitioner of Parkour)

To be honest, I'd prefer to see people trained in Parkour rather than Freerunning. Freerunning is Parkour's showier cousin, with more emphasis on stunts and tricking, while Parkour is all about just getting from A to B as quickly, silently and efficiently as possible. If you're outrunning a cadre of field agents or soldiers the last thing you'll be worried about is nailing some flips.


This topic reminds me of the videogame Mirror's Edge, where the player controls a traceur. The traceur is a rebel messenger in an Orwellian future where all other forms of communication (email, phones, etc) are bugged by the government.


I'll add to that good post and say that free-running (more of a British slant some say)is useful but for escape and evasion (in an urban area) parkour is more of the discipline of choice.
This can be for eluding a gang of muggers or a NWO spook squad.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by OneManBand
I don't know if anyone has thought about this, but if there was to be an uprising against the government in America, the constitutionists (those who fight for the constitution)


I thought that was what the south tried to fight for, its free and democratic right to leave the union ?



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:03 AM
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Yes well said, you were right to draw parallels between the present and times of great need in the past.

I think that as warfare has evolved; beginning with swords and spears, muskets, trenches, perhaps the next stage will have to be fought with small elite units of "urban ninjas". Unless you want to completely flat in the town or city it is not advisable to use tanks, or fighter planes or bombers.

This may be the next evolutionary stage in warfare...



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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Sorry I use the word constitutionist for want of a better word. I hesitate to use the word rebel, because I believe these people should have a better name?

Any ideas?



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:07 AM
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Funny you should mention this, there is a new game coming out called Mirror's Edge(research it) Is this what gave you the idea?

It's all about a future, full of goverment control etc, the people put up a fight at first, but slowly they came to accept a more comfortable way of life and let the goverments have their way.

The freerunners are the only source of sending secret messages and packages around the future city, this is the way they can fight back, because everything is now tracked and scanned etc. The main girl freerunner does not like the society she lives in, growing up she was in the middle of the changes and saw the bad things that happend, she saw how the people gave up and chose the easy comfortable way, she is not giving up.

Great story haha, I bet they read ATS.

Can't wait to play it.


Edit: ah I see others saw the resemblance too.


[edit on 30-9-2008 by _Phoenix_]



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 02:05 PM
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never heared of the game!



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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I have actually put a lot of thought into the ideal fighting form for urban combat. And I agree Parkour principles should be included.

In my opinion one should integrate blade fighting with Parkour. Iaido or Eskrima would be good choices.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by OneManBand
never heared of the game!


Puuuf!

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 09:13 PM
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mirrors edge looks awesome! i just hope it is as fluid and nice as all the videos make it look. BTW check out Prototype and assassins creed for the 360 aswell. the main character uses parkour to traverse the town.

i think its a good idea to use their agility to send messages but it will become obvious when you see a man vaulting over obstacles to get to the destination. Enemy ranks would just have to look out for practitioners of parkour(not free running)and take them out. i know there are probably like secret paths you can take to get your messages from A --> B but people are bound to find out eventually. it might still work though maybe if the messenger had a special suit that masked their thermal signature or made them invisible.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:35 PM
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I was in the service with a guy who did that type of stuff. The only way to catch him in the woods or in the city was to out think him. he was a smart one to so out thinking him was hard.

He once told me that the only drew back was the pace is very taxing and you tire quickly. This guys nick name was squirrel. Go figure.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:44 PM
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You should look into Bushido as well, Aikido is a great form to use against multiple attackers.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 05:37 AM
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it looks freakin awsome!!!!!!!!!!




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