You have seen this sport in many videos in which a person jumps from one building to another and you find it very cool but do you know that this is called Parkour! Yes, this kind of jumping sport has a name. Parkour is an athletic training discipline in which practitioners attempt to get from point A to point B in the most fluid way possible, without assisting equipment, and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. With roots in military obstacle course training and martial arts, parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, plyometrics, rolling, and quadrupedal movement—whatever is suitable for a given situation. Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others, and is usually carried out in urban spaces, though it can be done anywhere. A similar discipline in Chinese culture is qinggong, a Chinese martial arts training technique that also dates back centuries. It was notably taught at the Peking Opera School in the 20th century; the school's most notable students are the Seven Little Fortunes, including Sammo Hung and most famously 'Jackie Chan' , providing a basis for their acrobatic stunt work in Hong Kong action cinema from the 1970s onwards.Parkour has become a popular element in action sequences, with film directors hiring parkour practitioners as stunt performers. Parkour encompass the idea of overcoming and self expression. You have to be very focused and disciplined while doing Parkour.
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