|Charles Moreland at <charles AT rochesterparkour DOT com>|
"(sometimes abbreviated to PK) or l'art du déplacement (English: the art of movement) ... with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment—from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls—and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs.
Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.
Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency." Parkour
Parkour in Rochester Area
Venue: Rochester is home to New York state's first dedicated parkour facility. Called Rochester Parkour Gym, it is located in the city's Neighborhood of the Arts. Members are city-wide and range from locals to college students and to high-schoolers.
Classes: Rochester Parkour offers a wide array of classes suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Classes are open enrollment with classes costing $15 per drop in or $40/mo memberships
Personal Training: Rochester Parkour also offers personal training services for those looking to use parkour, or traditional forms of fitness, to more directly improve their health and fitness. Services are $40/session.
Local Website: http://www.RochesterParkour.com
Parkour Events in Rochester
Weekly Jam Sessions - The Saturday jam is a local gathering of traceurs who wish to meet during one time to play and train together. Jam location changes, but most often is located at Manhattan Square Park, every Saturday from 2-5pm.
What is Parkour?
Parkour is the art of movement. We play and challenge ourselves to do harder and more complex motions. Parkour is a training method to enhance the human capabilities of balance, running, jumping, climbing, and vaulting. Safety is of utmost importance when training.
What Parkour is NOT
Parkour is not acrobatics, tricking, stunts, recklessness, or jumping off high objects for no reason.
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