What is parkour?

Tamara Sidorova
Tamara Sidorova
March 29, 2013
What is parkour?

In many films, you can see how cleverly some people overcome obstacles, jump from house to house, or perform other acrobatic tricks. Such people are called tracers, and they are happy to tell you what parkour is.

Parkour. Movement history

This word has French roots: "parkour". Parkour is a set of skills that help to survive in unusual situations and in everyday life. The main factor is the power and the ability to use it at the right time, in the right place. Be faster than anyone else where your help is needed.

The founder of this discipline can be called J. Hebert (naval military), who created the "Natural Method". It was based on three directions: moral qualities, physical strength and will power. It happened before the First World War. His follower was the fighter-fireman R. Belle. "Natural method" more than once rescued him in difficult situations. His son, David, from childhood, followed the training of his father and imitated him in everything. It was he who assembled the first team (Yamakasi), they trained in the city of Liss.Over time, it became clear that this is not just a sport, but a whole direction that has its main elements, rules and laws, and philosophy.

What is the main idea of ​​parkour? There are no limits to perfection, there are only obstacles, here and now. To overcome them you only need to achieve harmony with yourself and your body. To do this, you need to work hard: master various kinds of sports, overcome your fears, learn to really count your capabilities. Real tracer helps to master knowledge for free, money is not the main thing in their philosophy.