So, Parkour is one of many kind of training discipline developed from military obstacle course training. Usually, practitioners aim to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible. This kind of training can include obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, depending on what movement seems most suitable for given situation.
Parkour is a non-competitive activity, which can be practiced alone or with others. It can be practiced in any location, but is usually practiced in urban spaces. Parkour involves seeing one's environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for movement around it.
For the first time, Parkour was developed in the fashion country, France, by Raymond and David Belle and also Sebastien Foulcann during the late 1980s. Parkour became popular in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries, and advertisements featuring these practitioners and others.
Parkour's training methods have inspired a range of other activities,including freerunning and l'art du déplacement. Although their creators define them as separate activities, practitioners and non-practitioners alike often find it difficult to differ whether it is freerunning or parkour.For the movement, there isn't an official list about the movement. But, basically, we could see some example from the practitioners, such as:
- running towards a high wall and then jumping and pushing off the wall with a foot to reach the top of the wall
- moving from a position hanging from a wall-top or ledge, to standing on the top or vaulting over to the other side
- Vaulting over obstacles
- jumping and landing accurately with the feet on small or narrow obstacles
- jumping and catching a ledge with the hands while the feet land on the vertical surface below.
- using a rolling motion to help absorb large impacts
Alhough Parkour is fun, it has a serious risks that must be faced by the practitioners, such as Trespassing and Injuries. Parkour is kinda cheap because the practitioner doesn't have to get some equipment. They only need a light casual clothes.
- If anything is worn on the upper body, it is usually a light garment such as a T-shirt, sleeveless shirt, or crop top
- Most commonly sweatpants are used on the lower body, although some wear tracksuit bottoms or shorts
- For the footwear, they usually wear a pair of comfortable running shoes, ones that are generally light, with good grip and flexibility are encouraged. Various sport-shoes manufacturers, such as Nike, with its Nike Free shoes, have developed shoes specifically for parkour and freerunning.
And now, I wanna presented this video to you all. It is my first Parkour video, YAY! I made it with my friend, Carissa Nuryasmin Putri wearing a big, fluffy orange costume! For your infomation, this project is her idea!
Maybe, it is kinda weird for you, but for me and my friends, it is a great video!
Casts of the video:
- Practitioner: Carissa Nuryasmin Putri
- Cameraman: Myself, Nadira Anamika Utari
Thank you very very much for reading and ENJOY THE VID!