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Parkour blossoms in Henan province

05-14-2012 10:05 BJT

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Parkour is a physical discipline that focuses on quickly navigating around, over and through obstacles. Born in France, the sport is now flowering in central China's Henan province, where a group of young people are brought together by their passion for Parkour.

The French word "Parkour" means the "art of moving." And it's an art these young people in Henan province are mastering with gusto.

Parkour can be practiced pretty much anywhere, but these young people, like most practitioners of the sport, chose urban settings like the park because they provide plenty of structures to work with.

Xiao An, Parkour enthusiast, said, "At first I thought it was cool, and I liked the challenge. That's why I've been in the group for 3 years now"

Ban Wei, Parkour enthusiast, said, "Parkour allows us to meet a lot of interesting people and become a team, and we’ve learned a lot from each other in the process."

The team now has more than a dozen members - drawn from a body of students as well as workers. If all goes according to plan, the sport will soon be one people all over China know and love.

Parkour is a physical discipline that focuses on quickly
navigating around, over and through obstacles.

Parkour is a physical discipline that focuses on quickly navigating around, over and
through obstacles.

Parkour is a physical discipline that focuses on quickly navigating around, over and
through obstacles.

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Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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