There are many hobbies out there and although many of them have some great benefits to the individual such as team building skills and hand eye coordination none have such a diverse list of benefits with a strong carry-over to real life than Parkour.
There is a lot to offer in the way of sporting footwear and many brands built on running shoes make for great Freerunning shoes with some brand's actually having specific Parkour shoes designed for the activity in question. Some big Parkour brands such as Storror, Jiyo, Ollo, Know Obstacles and Tempest have designed and branded shoes of their own, for the community from the community.
Parkour is now recognised as an official sport, what does this mean?
How we train is very physically demanding and to cope with that we can make sure our bodies are in prime condition between training sessions.
Parkour being the martial art of evading or escaping danger calls upon some of the ground foundation of Judo and other such disciplines to hone the body and mind to react rather than over think.
Spots to train all day. And where to find them!
Your child has show an interest in Parkour; let's clear up a few things to set your mind at ease.
Great tips from Urban Freeflow; a massive online Parkour community set-up as a great resource for practitioners to discuss and learn from one another.
The discipline/sport known to the world as Parkour was first practised in France in the 1980s by a group called the Yamakasi, which consisted of nine members including David Belle and Sebastien Foucan.