[par-core] | noun
Parkour is the physical discipline of training your body to get from point A to point B as safely, quickly, and efficiently as possible, whilst overcoming all obstacles in your path.
The Back Story
Created almost 40 years ago in the streets of Paris, Parkour has a unique history. What began as a study in human movement, turned into obstacle course navigation, which evolved into techniques taught to firefighters.
French actor and stuntman David Belle caught onto those techniques from his father, and started doing le parcours with his friends.
The sport has come a long way since then, and we’re here to show you that Parkour isn’t just something for viral videos. It’s for real people who want to learn practical movement and make their bodies useful.
How Can Parkour Help Me?
Train your brain
More than just the sum of its physical moves, Parkour is about challenge — physical and mental. Parkour is about conquering fear.
When you train Parkour, you get better every time at overcoming challenges you never thought you could. Not only that, you’ll knock out challenges that seem impossibly scary, but finish easier than you thought. Your mind is powerful!
5 Reasons to Train Parkour
We are teaching people how to be familiar with their bodies. As training goes on, you’ll naturally get stronger, faster, more agile. With some dedication to this ridiculously fun sport, not only will you be in great shape, but you’ll have some useful, safe skills too!
When you do Parkour, you’ll be so focused on learning sweet moves, trying challenges with others and having fun, that you won’t even know you are working out! Train at your own pace -- there's always something new waiting for you.
Parkour is built around incremental progress, so you can start small and finish big. It's all about continuous improvement. Fight or Flight Academy shows you a clear path towards your goals. They may not come fast, they may not come easy, but those achievements will come.
Bonding through training is a real thing. Everyone is here to cultivate improvement in themselves and others.
By putting yourself into a mindset of overcoming challenge, or being willing to fail, you create a bond. As long as you’re willing to participate, there’s friends to be made. Those friends are the ones that can teach you sweet skills too!
The community at Fight or Flight Academy is eclectic and warm. Parkour is a unique and growing sport, and thus it attracts unique and growing people. We are all here, having fun, and travelling our journey. Think of us like a non-PC safe space. Be yourself!