Parents and those acting like them have tried to keep kids off the streets since the streets got packed with drugs and gangs. It’s pretty clear no matter if they do keep kids off the streets, its harmful to their lives.
1. They Get Them Off The Streets and now they are stuck inside playing video games and the only social structure they have are those few people who added them on Facebook. Keeping kids inside is just as unsafe as letting them roam around town in their pre-teens.
2. Letting Them Figure Out The Streets Themselves usually winds them up in a gang or a target of one. Very few who experience the streets this way end up superheros, so don’t count on the kids making it out with perfect morals.
However, I am here to solve the problem of both on-the-street and off-the-street lives.
Parkour well arguably is a sport in which practitioners, called “traceurs”, run, jump, climb, and roll across and through an urban environment. The task is to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible which can sometimes require you to jump over cars, leap 9-meter distances from one rooftop to another, or vaulting over objects. Parkour demands incredible physical strength and agility, as well as a quick mind to find the quickest way through an obstacle. Parkour defines the art of movement.
Sure Parkour can be a dangerous sport, but it certainly beats being in a gang but it is a brand new look at the streets and a brand new look at life. Parkour offers so much more than a positive way to pass the time in the city. Can you guess what other positive influences Parkour has?
You can bet I am going to share more reasons why Parkour is such a healthy activity and the positive influence it is on people and the world in general. After all, it is one of my core passions.
Stay Positive and PK
Garth E. Beyer