Posted: May 2, 2014 by kirisyko in Balance, Parkour

Proud to be a Bergie

Parkour. French origin, from parcours, meaning course or route. The fancy way of saying: “I’mma gonna jump off that wall today.” Why? ‘Cuz, fun! (And maybe adrenaline… just a little 😉 )

Not to be confused with free running, parkour is essentially a sport which enables you to get from A to B as quickly as possible. Late for your lecture on the 6th floor? Lifts not working (this is South Africa people, shit happens). Why climb the stairs, when you can just bounce off of the walls and pull yourself up the stair-well Assassin’s Creed style? Free-running pretty much took this concept, and built on it with tricks and gymnastic style tricks.

And it is awe-fucking-some! I’ve walked away from my first session with bruises, scrapes, and more than a few knocks to the head, but slap me in chains, and call me a liar if I tell it false, it’s…

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