l'art du placement

Wikipedia reads: 

"Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible. This is done using only the human body and the surroundings for propulsion, with a focus on maintaining as much momentum as possible while still remaining safe..."

- and while this is a great start to explaining what on the surface Parkour looks like, practicing the discipline opens a world that has been hiding from you your whole life. While training Parkour the areas you've been in your entire life are no longer  flat, uninteresting backdrops - they turn into a deep canvas that holds unlimited potential to  push mental and physical limits with. You will find strength in yourself you didn't know existed. You will find hidden grace buried within your movement.  Parkour is how humans were meant to move, and rediscovering the discipline feels less like learning something new, and more like forgetting the bad habits you've grown into.

For some, Parkour becomes not only an activity but a lifestyle - changing the way you look at moving through the world and in how you view and approach the challenges of it. Having the control of mind and body to perform the technical and sometimes fearful challenges of training allows you to have a greater sense of control in daily life.  Training is about pushing personal limits, and seeking the reward of achieving a goal that maybe took months - even years to accomplish. This manifests very directly into your daily life and it becomes the norm to apply the mentality of perfection in training to perfection in all things and not to accept anything less. 

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
— Bruce Lee


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