In­tense Moves

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The Park­our work­out mim­ics mil­i­tary style of train­ing; it is the art of nav­i­gat­ing ef­fort­lessly through ob­sta­cles and in­cludes jump­ing, run­ning, swing­ing, vault­ing and re­quires a great deal of pre­ci­sion. Six years ago, Ab­hishek Ghosal, 33, trainer at Delhi Rock, chanced upon Park­our while watch­ing a TV show. “What we re­fer to as Park­our cul­ture to­day was started by David Belle and Se­bastien Fou­can in France around twenty years ago. How­ever, we have seen Jackie Chan and other mar­tial art ex­perts do sim­i­lar moves since a longer time,” says Ghosal. “The only equip­ment needed is one’s own body and cre­ativ­ity. Since it is in­tensely tech­ni­cal, en­thu­si­asts are taught to as­sess ob­sta­cles, the en­vi­ron­ment and the moves to make bet­ter de­ci­sions while min­imis­ing in­juries,” he adds.

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