What is Parkour?
Parkour is a style of self-defense and physical training that involves running, jumping, climbing, sliding and other acrobatic movements in order to overcome obstacles such as walls or even other people.
The term “parkour” comes from the French word parcours (parade), which means “run through.”
It was first introduced into the world by two Frenchmen, André Dubois and Jean Baptiste Le Corbusier in Paris in the 1920’s. They were inspired by their experiences during World War I when they saw soldiers being forced to run through trenches while firing at each other. This experience made them think that if these men could move around quickly and efficiently like soldiers, then so could everyone else.
In the 1970’s, parkour became popular in France and other European countries due to its ability to make people feel free and confident despite the chaos of war.
There are many reasons why people might want to learn how to do parkour:
– People with no previous athletic skills may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning because they lack confidence. A little exercise will help them get up off the floor and start moving around.
– Others might be overweight and feel sick all of the time. Doing parkour will help them get in shape, as well as boost their self-confidence.
– Some people just really like extreme sports. They want to do something that is thrilling and a little scary – but still within their ability to achieve it.
Most people learn parkour just for fun. It’s an exciting way to get exercise.
What is the Appeal?
Parkour is appealing to a lot of people who want to do something more interesting than just going to the gym and working on machines. It’s a lot more fun to scamper up a brick wall, leap across rooftops, and swing from convenient handholds in a nearby tree.
Parkour allows you to experience your environment in a way that you never have before. You see the world from a different perspective. You feel closer to nature.
You become more in touch with your own body and mind.
Practice Makes Perfect
Most people start by learning the basics of how to move their bodies. If you have no experience in sports or other physical activities, then it’s likely that you’ll struggle with certain things at first.
For example, it might be difficult for you to turn over or pull yourself up when you’re laying down on your back. This is because you’re not used to controlling your body in such a way.
However, with enough practice, you’ll eventually gain more skill and ability. You’ll quickly learn how to roll over from your back, get up, and jump into the air with the greatest of ease.
You don’t need any fancy equipment to do parkour. All you need is your body, a few basic moves to get you started, and a place to practice.
It’s important that you have an area that is free from obstructions and danger. No traffic, no cliffs over a hundred feet high, nothing like that. Find a nice open space where you can do your thing without getting yourself (or anyone else) hurt.
You may also want to tell someone else where you’ll be in case something happens to you.
Why Not Give It a Try?
If you’re ready to take the first step toward changing your life, then why not try learning how to do parkour?
The website “A beginner’s guide to parkour” has everything that you need to get started.
Best of all, it’s completely free so there’s no reason at all for you not to check it out right now.
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