This is an interest group for starting a Parkour club at UMBC.
Parkour is a sport, an art, and a way of life. To quote Parkourpedia.com,
"Parkour is a method of physical trainingthat develops one’s ability to overcome obstacles (both physical and mental). It involves movement that will help if one is in a reach or escape emergency situation. Underpinning this is a philosophyof altruism and useful strength,longevity, self-improvementand self-understanding."
It is sometimes known as Freerunning, but this is different; the best way to find out what it is is to search Parkour, Sebastien Foucan, or David Belle on Youtube. If you are here, odds are you already know what it is.
In the club, we would condition our bodies for strength and flexibility and also to decrease injury. The purpose of this club would be to have fun, meet people, and stay physically and mentally fit in a group setting. We will teach each other techniques and practice in a safe and responsible manner. Eventually, this group will become a club with enough interest.