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Parkour/Freerunning

Overview of parkour and freerunning.
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Bradley Hurst

on 27 May 2010

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Parkour Freerunning Movement Running Walking Mobile Transportation Parkour Freerunning A discipline... Expression through movement... Physical activity/recreational... Parkour vs. Freerunning Focuses on natural ability (using only the body) Physical and mental escape Not competitive Develops oneself personally Traceur Getting from one point to another as efficiently as possible More for show Predefined moves and tricks Somewhat more competitive (World Freerun Championship) A complete mindset Same origins Freedom (Lingering between two points) Why is parkour practiced? Personal development Love of the discipline Recreation To have the parkour mindset, looking at your surroundings as obstacles What training is needed to practice parkour? No training is necessarily needed, the point is just to perform to the best of your abilities. Training is used to increase the limits of said abilities and make sure your performance is optimal. That's all folks! How can you begin parkour? Watch the pros See how it's done, get a feel for it Location, location, location Find a good spot to practice or begin. Ex. urban spot with many obstacles Go for it No skills are required so just go for it and see what you're capable of... you'll be surprised. Learn the moves There are a few moves essential to parkour. Learn these and you're making good progress. "Parkour Vs Free Running." (2008): n. pag. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://lincspk.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/parkour-vs-free-running-new-info/>. "College Parkour: Basic Moves." (2009): n. pag. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://collegejolt.com/?p=6197>. Hiller, Joel. "Parkour The Art Of Movement." (2009): n. pag. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://wbhsweb.com/hiller/parkour/>. Bibliography "Parkour." (2010): n. pag. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour>.
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