Freerunning, is best described as a form
of "urban acrobatics" in which participants (free runners) use the city and rural
landscape to perform acrobatic
movements in order to get from
point A to point B. It borrows efficient movements from parkour
, adds other acrobatics such as tricking and street stunts, creating
an athletic and aesthetically pleasing/ (showoff) way of moving. It is commonly
practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas that are cluttered with buildings and obstacles.
The term free running
was invented during the filming of Jump London, as a way to present parkour
to the English-speaking world. However, free running
are separate, distinct concepts
— a distinction
which is often missed due to the similarities. Parkour
as a discipline emphasizes efficiency, whilst free running
is about complete freedom of movement, and includes many acrobatic
maneuvers. Although often the two are physically similar, the principles of each are vastly different.The
founder of parkour
, Sébastien Foucan, defines freerunning as a discipline to self development, following your
Sam: that guy's a freerunner
Dave: dude, im so awesome at freerunning
Sam: wow, really?
Dave: cant you tell i was being sarcastic?
Sam: well, i was being sarcastic too, fat shit