Though super cautious introducing this dangerous skill, I did have a child slip and fall yesterday jumping low bar to high during Parkour class.
Happily the matting was excellent. She landed safely. Jumped up and repeated the skill.
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I was recently using an Air Floor Pro in Bermuda for Parkour.
Then Tumbl Trak posted this training tip. 😊
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FIG wanted to promote their newest discipline. They did so at Stuttgart’s Palace Square as one part of a terrific promotion of the Artistic competition.
The public was able to try some of the obstacle course challenges.
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Hiroshima, Japan, 3-5 April 2020
“It’s a great honour for us to be able to welcome the first Parkour World Championships to Hiroshima,” said Norifumi Yamamoto, general secretary of the Japan Gymnastics Association.
“Around 100 days before the Olympic Games in Tokyo, this will be an additional opportunity for the promotion of peace through sport – and in a city which is the symbol of it. …”
“6 weeks turnaround from design concept to install”
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With the adoption of the new discipline of Parkour by the FIG Congress in December 2018, it became necessary to develop coach education programmes also for this discipline. …
The Parkour specialists that were invited to be members of the working group were Charles Perrière of France, the President of the FIG Parkour Commission, FIG Athletes’ Representative Micaela Buono Pugh of Argentina and Francisco de la Riva Vasquez of Belgium. …
It was an extraordinarily interesting meeting about a sport, many of whose participants believe in the values that Parkour should be discovered and cannot be taught and that the activity should not be competition oriented. But with the expectation that this will be an Olympic sport in 2024, things will change dramatically as athletes will most certainly be specifically trained from a young age.
The challenge was to find a solution that provides structure yet has ample room for freedom, innovation, discovery and creativity. The structure is necessary to assure the safe, healthy, gradual and systematic development of athletes towards future high-performance excellence. …
Firsts for FIG coach education activities in February 2019
If FIG is going to run obstacle course competitions, obviously they need offer coach education.