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Parkour

Uninterrupted, efficient forward motion through obstacles in one\'s environment.

Parkour is also known as free running, but essentially, they are all an art form of human movement, focusing on uninterrupted, efficient forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and natural) in one's environment. Such movement may come in the form of running, jumping, climbing and other more complex techniques. The goal of practicing le parkour is to be able to adapt one's movement to any given scenario so that any obstacle can be overcome with the human body's abilities. A person who parkours is called a traceur.

Some popular parkour moves are:
* Turn Vault: Any kind of turn vault, literally 'half turn'. Used to place yourself on the other side of an object, so you can move to the next.

* Underbar: Jumping through a gap, literally break through or under the obstacle. To jump/swing through the gap between obstacles.

* Hanging drop, double grab: literally means to let go. When you hang (on a bar, on a wall, on a branch) and let go (be it from swinging) and jump to the next obstacle or branch.

* Vault: The general term for all kinds of vaults.

* Wallclimb: Overcoming/scaling walls or similar obstacles.

* Muscle up/Climb-Up: To get from a hanging position (wall, rail, branch, armjump/catleap ...) into a position where you 'stand on your arms' above the obstacle. This then allows for you to climb up onto the obstacle and continue.

* Reverse: The reverse vault are those vaults where the traceur leads with his back. Most of the time this is followed by a spin to get facing forward again. Good to create torque in combinations and to use when you are very close to the obstacle or at an angle to it.

* Roulade: To roll on the diagonal of your back. Used primarily to transfer the momentum/energy from jumps.

* Arm Jump: 'Jump of the arm / arm jump'. To land at an obstacle in a hanging/crouched position, the hands grip the edge, and thus hold the body.

* Cat Jump: To dive onto an obstacle, place your hands, and follow through with your legs, and in the end push off with the hands to bring the body back in a vertical angle, ready to land.

* Gap Jump: To jump from one place/object to another, over a gap/distance. This technique is most often followed with a roll.

* Drop: Literally 'jump to the ground / jump to the floor'. To jump down, or drop down, from something.

* Precision Jump: To jump from one object to a precise spot on another object. Chiefly used on rails, and is usually followed by either another precision, or a roll/drop.

* Tic Tac: To kick off one obstacle, usually a wall, to get the height to jump over another.


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