As a Parkour coach, I have helped a number of community centers establish classes which help engage with the youth of the area. These have proven very successful as not only did it help to keep kids off the street during the afternoons, it's also helped to introduce them to a physically and socially active lifestyle. Parkour is a sport based on three basic human movements: running, jumping and climbing. As kids do these anyway, it is crucial they have a place and time where they can hone these skills in a safe and sound environment under supervision and coaching. This minimises injuries and promotes spacial awareness as well as awareness of their environment, reducing vandalism.
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Why it's a great idea:
I believe this is a great idea as it offers a unique approach to sport and leisure. Many kids and teenagers aspire to watching action movies and so are naturally drawn to Parkour movements. The danger to this is that movies seem to skip out the careful preparation and training that goes into each stunt, leading to youngsters trying to replicate it and cause harm to themselves. By providing Parkour classes, they can relive their dream of running and climbing like a ninja or action movie hero without the dangers of hurting themselves or damaging the environment. It will also help them gain physical skills, promote injury recovery, joint stability, muscle recover, bone density as well as general fitness and well-being.
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