About StanyStany is joining us from the Arts du Déplacement Nantes Academy in France where he works closely with the founders and building the Arts du Déplacement brand. Stany's close relationship with the origins of Parkour and his educational background in modern sports science both play into his teaching and movement. You can find out more about Stany and his classes at www.4pk.fr.
About ParkourThe word "parkour" comes from the French “parcours,” meaning, “the way through," or “the path." According to the basic definition, Parkour is the act of moving from point “a” to point “b” using the obstacles in your path to increase your efficiency. Parkour started out in the banlieues of Paris and is now a worldwide popular sport, also known as "Freerunning." A few basic moves are the “tic-tac,” the “kong vault” and the “gap jump.”
Photo: courtesy of Parkour Generations Americas
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