Parkour?

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Paul-M, May 12, 2008.

  1. Paul-M

    Paul-M Yellow Belt

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    Does anybody here train in Parkour ?
    Do you consider it a martial art, or does it help you with your art?
    I only dabbled in it for a few weeks because I needed someone to teach me and nobody around by me is too good at it.
    But I think it's a brilliant thing to learn and wish I practise it more.
    I'm surprised I haven't seen any threads on it here.
     
  2. Hawke

    Hawke Master Black Belt

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    There were threads here before a year or so ago.

    Try searching parkour or free running.

    Banlieue 13


    Check out the clip after 1.00 minute.
     
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  3. ArmorOfGod

    ArmorOfGod Senior Master

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    It is fun to watch, but it is not a martial art. It is running mixed with stunts and gymnastics.

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  4. FearlessFreep

    FearlessFreep Senior Master

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    I mentioned it in a short post about "Barrio 13" about a month ago (down on the rec room)

    Probably would be only a martial art in the sense that Nike-Do would be :) But probably a useful component for escaping situations
     
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    Cool as hell. Practitioners are in great shape. But not a Martial Art.123
     

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