Parkour: The Art of Efficient Movement
Parkour, also known in French as l’art de placement (the art and movement of moving), is a physical activity that emphasizes overcoming obstacles in a creative and efficient way. It was developed in France in 1980s and has been a popular sport all over the world.
Use your natural abilities to navigate the environment
Parkour is a movement that focuses on using your body’s natural abilities and navigating the environment. Parkour practitioners use skills such as running, jumping, climbing and crawling to navigate through obstacles that mimic the urban environment. The goal is to move quickly, efficiently, and in the most direct way possible.
Creativity and individuality
Parkour emphasizes individual creativity. There are some fundamental techniques that all practitioners must learn, but there is no set method or routine. Parkour is about finding your way through obstacles and using your unique skills to overcome them.
Fitness and Strength
Parkour is a physically demanding sport. It requires practitioners to have strength, flexibility, and stamina. They must also be able think quickly and have problem-solving skills.
Safety and Community
Parkour is safe. Parkour practitioners should warm up properly, wear appropriate safety gear, practice in a controlled, safe environment. Parkour is also about community. Many practitioners enjoy competing against others and training together. Parkour communities are found all over the globe, and many people form strong bonds with others who share their passion.
A challenging and exciting way to stay fit
Parkour is a challenging and exciting way to keep fit and develop your physical abilities. Parkour is a popular sport in France, because of its emphasis on creativity and self-expression.