Parkour Sensation for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Wish you were in the pink of health dear mommies 😉
For this week updates, we would like to contribute on Extreme Sport; Parkour Sensation for Toddlers & Preschoolers.
When I found out about parkour from my beloved hubby, I was like, ‘Wait, it’s a sport?‘ ” ^0^
- It’s like urban gymnastics!
- It’s like acrobatic style freerunning ~
- At its purest, its nothing like any of those things at all 😀 *oh so clueless rite?*
Understand that this art has been created by few soldiers in Vietnam to escape or reach: and this is the spirit I’d like parkour to keep. You have to make the difference between what is useful and what is not in emergency situations. Then you’ll know what is parkour and what is not. So if you do acrobatics things on the street with no other goal than showing off, please don’t say it’s parkour. Acrobatics existed long time ago before parkour~David Belle (Founder of Parkour)
Warming up >_<
What is Parkour?
- Parkour, which originated in France, is a way of getting around objects in the quickest way possible, often by climbing, jumping or vaulting over them instead of just walking around them.
- Parkour is also sometimes called free running, which is thought of as a more aesthetic version of the techniques.
- Two French teenagers, David Belle and Sébastien Foucan, developed parkour in Lisses, a Paris suburb. They drew on their experience in gymnastics and martial arts, as well as the obstacle-course training that Belle’s father underwent as a soldier in Vietnam. The name is derived from the French phrase, parcours du combattant, roughly translated as “military obstacle course.”
- Practitioners of parkour are known as “traceurs“.
- Although their movement looked natural and unscripted, parkour has its own lexicon of maneuvers.
- Like the martial arts that helped inspire it, parkour is a mental discipline as well as a physical one.
- Parkour is getting more and more attention thanks to media appearances and stunts in films like the latest James Bond flick, Casino Royale. Brands like Nike, Toyota and Adidas began using parkour in ad campaigns. Soon enthusiasts all over the world were using Internet message boards to swap tips, share pictures and arrange practice sessions, known as jams.
My angels ^-^
Chubby lil baby HidE-cHan
If you think that parkour sounds like something that young kids are fanatic about, you’d be totally right.
The King a.k.a PaPa, personally had been teaching our kids “parkour” since last year and they really love it *alhamdulillah* 😀
These are some of my kids weekly workout routine as beginner in this utmost games (more to learn, Insya-Allah):
- Safety first, look before you leap, how to know your limits and know the risks.
- How to control your body movements, and making them more efficient.
- Learning basic skills:
– Jumping and landings
– Soft and silent landings
“There are no limits, only obstacles, and every obstacle can be overcome” ~ Parkour
Below are some of our kiddies pictures to show their moves 😉
Almost touch the sky >_<
Great job bro!
Smooth landing sis ^_- Good job!
Go on sis!
Cute jump with lil bear, lil sis? ^-^
Ahh, just can’t resist this -_^
Jumping together *marvelous!*
Watching tips from big bro
Athletic boy ^-^
Practice in balancing ^-^
Wish ya great luck mommies
May you have a superb time with your little ones this weekend.
May Allah swt blessed your valuable family. Amin~