Anyone for Parkour in Kuwait?   3 comments

Parkour is most often practiced outdoors, usually without spectators, and is not considered to be performance.

According to REFO, “the physical aspect of Parkour consists of getting over all the obstacles in your path as you would in an emergency. You want to move in such a way that helps you gain the most ground on someone or something, whether escaping from it or moving towards it.” Thus, when faced with a hostile confrontation with a person, one will be able to speak, fight, or flee. As martial arts are a form of training for the fight, parkour is a form of training for the flight. Because of its unique nature, it is often said that parkour occupies a unique categorization.

Parkour is an urban sport and as a traceur (people practicing this discipline) you focus on moving from point a to point b as fast, smoothly and efficiently as possible. You are using the abilities of your body to surpass any obstacle in your surrounding whereby you are given complete freedom – physically and mentally.

Urban Idiots

A characteristic of parkour is efficiency. Practitioners move not only as rapidly as they can, but also in the most direct and efficient way possible. This characteristic distinguishes it from the similar practice of free running, which places more emphasis on freedom of movement and creativity. However, it is not certain whether freerunning was initially intended to be similar to parkour. Efficiency also involves avoiding injuries, both short and long term. This idea embodying parkour’s unofficial motto is être et durer (to be and to last). Those who are skilled at this activity normally have an extremely keen spatial awareness.


With such an excellent review of this new modern sport, I wonder how many in the urban localities would consider adding it in their fitness routine. Chuck out those treadmills and consider at least one Parkour a week. For fun, make it as a challenge between your friends and family members.


3 responses to “Anyone for Parkour in Kuwait?

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  1. Nice article about Parkour. I was looking for such as article which define the Parkour currectly.
    I am a Photographer, and Parkour is one of my favourite subject.
    There are a lots of Photos are available in my stock website.

    Thank you for the article.

  2. Hi i know about parkour a alot and need a groupe we are two person we have maybe evry day events after midnights like hacking most complex buildings with getting coughtet who is interest to jion just send email to me

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