Free Running Parkour
Free running is gymnastic
Have you seen the hottest growing street sport called Air-wipp or Free Running Parkour? It’s a physical discipline and non-competitive sport which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles. It leans more on self expression, innovation and creativity, as opposed to the speed and efficiency stressed in parkour. Free running is usually more gymnastic, since flips and spins are used when vaulting obstacles.
Parkour was developed in France “Le parcours.” The term derives from “parcours du combattant”, the classic obstacle course method of military training. Parkour received considerable attention following the 2006 Bond Film casino Royal when the British Royal Marines hired parkour athletes to train their members. A practitioner of parkour is called a “traceur”, with the feminine form being “traceuse”. They often practice similar movements to eastern martial arts such as ninjutsu and qing gong. We hope you enjoy this spectacular video showcasing various movements from Tempest Free running Academy in California.