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What is parkour or As have a good time in the stone jungle?

From my balcony it is often possible to observe such picture: boys from running start try to manufacture almost acrobatic tricks by means of an inclined board of the former agitploshchadka. At first it was strange. But in our dormitory areas already normal the word began to hear at entrances parkour. Whether there is a communication between these supervision?

To find it out, I went to those boys. They told that to be engaged on the street in it there is nothing more except how to train in this yard. Parkour?? No. To us it is still far before the real parkour, but it would be very desirable to be engaged in it seriously!

A you know what is parkour?

The word parkour came from the French parcours - a distance, an obstacle course. Initially this term was used in equestrian sport. But now it is seldom possible to meet the person who at least once did not hear about it. Parkour was based in France by David Belle and Sebastian Fuka. People who are engaged in parkour are called tracers (russk. treyser). Parkour - the discipline representing set of skills of possession of the body which at the right time can find application in any of situations of our life. But all this theory. Just competently formulated thoughts. Parkour in the essence - occupation for strong a body and spirit, is a way of life. There are no borders, there are only obstacles - such is parkour philosophy. Obstacles - all city landscape: fencings, walls, roofs and distances between them. Overcoming - to get, climb, jump. Parkour is a rattling mix of acrobatics, run, a rock-climbing, martial arts.

Parkour does not accept an insurance. Any ropes, bindings, ammunition. A maximum - gloves. Well, of course, if you are not frightened by prospect to freeze in the winter to some metal hand-rail Tricks are carried out without someone`s help. It is necessary to hope only for himself. And one more: all responsibility lies only on you. Nobody on roofs and garages pulls anybody, nobody forces to jump from a tree on a tree, like Tarzan. It is the choice of the person, and we have to bear responsibility for the choice.

The list, however, not full, parkour elements (from Wikipedia)

of Cat stuck (English Cat leap) - the Jump on a wall with acceptance of hold in hands of its edge with an emphasis of feet of the bent legs before itself in a wall. It is used at a jump on higher walls, or at a jump through distance, slightly bigger than that over which the treyser can jump. Also Cat Leap`om is called a position of a vis on hands on a wall, with an emphasis of feet in it the bent legs.

Drop (English Drop) - the jump from height, is carried out from the place or from a cat leap position. It is possible to amortize falling only legs, or legs and hands (or one hand).

Rol (English Parkour roll) - is one of the most important elements in parkour. It is a rift mainly through a shoulder for decrease in load of legs at a landing. It is used after a landing from big height, or for preservation of speed of movement.

A jump with a beater (English Up from down jump) - the jump afar from big height which is coming to an end with a beater. Unlike a track load of legs much less, but its decrease, in - the first, requires advance at a landing, in - the second, it is necessary to do a beater correctly. Ability is correct to carry out this Basic Element allows a treyser to land from big height and not to injure a leg. Very often a beater - the only thing that gives the chance to jump on long distances, without depending on a difference of heights.

Sprin (English. Spring jump) - a jump through any obstacle, without concerning it. For example, flight through a handrail, a bush or the car. It is carried out most often from running start. In flight application of feints is possible. A landing on one or two legs depending on height and distance.

Akuras (English Accuracy) - the jump on any small object (for example, a handrail or a parapet) with the subsequent deduction of balance on is mute, is carried out from the place. Sometimes at a landing the grasp or a contact of object with hands is used that gives big stability.

The parapet (English Hand vault) - the vault executed on two hands, all body or only legs is passed sideways from hands. It can be executed both in group, and without it, or with various feints (for example, scissors or blow of a leg). It is often used to overcome high obstacles, for example, in human height, or to climb on any object.

Reverse (English. Reverse vault) - a vault with rotation by 360 degrees, and the first over an obstacle there has to pass the back, a body in vertical position. Rotation can go both through one, and through two hands. It is also possible to do as in group, and having bent. In Russia this jump is also called 360 though between them there are distinctions.

360 - a vault with rotation around hands by 360 degrees. Unlike Reverse vault, on an obstacle you take off face forward. The body can be both in vertical position, and parallel to the earth (in the latter case usually without group).

Leyza French (English Lazy vault) - at run in parallel or at a small angle to an obstacle the treyser leans a near hand on it, throwing up legs before himself a corner, in flight moving the center of gravity through an obstacle and changing a hand. The take-off foot can be both distant from an obstacle, and near. For appearance during a trick can also feints will be executed.

A gate (English Gate vault) - it is very similar to what is executed Mchsovtsa and by military when overcoming a fence, with only that difference that at execution of Gate Vault`a of people remains-faced in the direction of the movement. It is executed as follows: the treyser rolls over through a fence on a stomach and, holding one hand top of a fence and leaning in it another, throws on other side of a leg, developing in weed a body behind legs to remain the person in the direction of the movement. It can also be executed and on a handrail.

There is a lot of, many months you will knead by the sweat of the brow incorrect members and friable muscles before you subdue though some wall. It makes sense to be trained in acrobatics, for a priming at least on the bridge to rise. Tricks can be processed and empty. It is not obligatory to dangle for this purpose at the height of twenty meters over the carriageway. But if to be engaged in parkour seriously Any barriers. Freedom! Absolute freedom!