Comments: Let Me Tell You What Parkour Really Is
Fantastic! I never knew that ... 'Parkour' ... even existed. Not in my youth, at least.
In High School I grew tired of clods stomping around, pretending they are too muscle-bound to have even a lick of grace and efficiency in movement (Yea, I was 'muscle bound' back then - still am, thanks to doing rigorous excersize between ages 5 and 13 - but it never got in the way for me). After all - grace and efficiency is not only effective, but lethal.
Good to see there are others who revel in precise and efficient movement, too.
Posted by Cond0011 at June 19, 2012 10:27 AM
Never did parkour myself, but it looks like fun. I did a lot of other crazy, stupid things when I was younger, and had a great time doing them. I'm from a generation that got to play outside sans bubble-wrap and padded playgrounds, and at any given time between the ages of 2 and 12, I was lucky if one of my knees had skin on it. None of us wore helmets when riding bikes, nor needed them (hey, if you're enough of a klutz to go over the handlebars, it's your own fault), and we never had pads for tackle football until we got to high school. It must shock the nanny-state weenies to know that, not only did we survive, we thrived. Arm and leg casts were worn like merit badges, and taught us more about the realities of life than any amount of helicopter parenting ever could.
Posted by waltj at June 20, 2012 6:48 AM