I always like to showcase many different forms of art and creativity. Today’s feature is based on a running form of art called Parkour.
What if running meant creative, individual expression through acrobatic moves like leaping from walls and over gaps, ground rolls and precision jumping? Instead of running laps around the community park, you’d navigate through the city, making the urban landscape your personal obstacle course, a playground for strength, freedom, courage and discipline.
Parkour is an international discipline, sport and hobby that is best described as the art of forward motion in spite of obstacles, or to put it simply: the art of movement. Parkour’s chief aim is never to move backward but instead to overcome obstacles fluidly, with strength, originality and speed.
That’s the basic idea of parkour. And it can be just as exciting and glamorous as it sounds, especially when performed by professionals. But its practitioners, called traceurs (males) and traceuses (females), because of its French origin, see parkour as much more than that.
Here is the beauty of Parkour all bundled up into one four-minute package.