Nowadays kids are a lot less mobile and tend to engage in more
stationary activities. While these activities do have certain
benefits in terms of your child’s athletic development, there
are serious downsides to constantly engaging in activities that
require them to be alone and not exercising. Kids need physical
activity. They need to release energy, build healthy habits, and
develop their personalities with other children to fully reach
their potential as strong adults later in life.Read
“What are the 10 essential movements of the
While Parkour is a new sport in the mainstream spotlight, its roots
date back more than 100 years. Over that time, dozens of
influential people helped to build the sport into what it is today.
Some of them borrowed ideas from other cultures, while others
looked deep inside their own minds.
When you put all their efforts together, you get the modern sport
of Parkour. Here is a brief story about how the sport started. Read More
Parkour has exploded in popularity over the years. What started as
a simple form of exercise and mental training has grown into a
global phenomenon. You have probably heard a lot about the sport.
However, many outsiders still don't know what exactly is going
Here is a quick guide for those interested: Read More
Everyone has a favorite spot to use when they want to do Parkour,
but there are some locations that are so beloved that they are
famous around the world. In this series, we break down some of the
most popular Parkour locations in the world, and some of their
challenges. To start things off, here are some of the best
locations in America.
The Pros and Cons of Sponsoring the WFPF Pro-AM Event
Should Breathe Parkour sponsor the upcoming World Freerunning &
Parkour Federation (WFPF) event in Las Vegas? I struggled with this
decision for a long time. I spoke to my peers, athletes planning to
attend the event, athletes that were against it, athletes that had
never heard of it, and parents of students that come to Breathe
gyms. It was not a decision made lightly.
But, after all that deliberation, I decided that Breathe would
sponsor the Las Vegas WFPF/Pro-AM Parkour Championship, and
I’m proud that my organization will be a part of it.
I’ve also decided that, in the future, we will make that same
decision again, either for a WFPF event or other grassroots Parkour
organizations, and I hope more Parkour organizations join us.
There’s been a ton of controversy over this event. It seems
like more people areRead
Not everyone lives in a Parkour mecca. It would be nice to live in
a massive metropolis like New York or Toronto, with tons of jams
and other Parkour events going on. Most of us don’t live in
places like that. Sometimes, if you want a Parkour jam, you need to
do it yourself.
Organizing a jam is one of the best ways to strengthen your local
Parkour community. Not only will youRead
Today, Parkour is part of our mainstream culture. YouTube and
social media have made the sport available to anyone. It has never
been more popular than today. Yet, it is easy to forget where the
sport came from.
Parkour did not begin as a way to look cool, or impress others. If
you have read our "History of Parkour" article, then you will know
that the origins of the sport come from a desire to improve one's
The founder of the sport, David Belle, and the other members of the
Yamakasi started training this way to improve their lives. They
wanted to push the limits of their identities. They strived for
breakthroughs in their personal development, not create a new
Parkour is not just a means to get fit, it can improve other areas
of your life. Your training in Parkour can help you Read More