Based out of downtown Los Angeles, Tracer-LA is a freerunning adventure group for the Urban Rec. & Arts Association. Since 2011 we have canvassed the city of LA and hosted adventure runs in an effort to promote parkour in LA and its connection to open spaces.
Members of Tracer-LA come from all different skill levels and backgrounds in parkour, martial arts, jogging/urban fitness and more. Whether you are an experienced athlete looking for a change of perspective- or a fitness novice looking for additional motivation and fun- you are welcome here.
Our runs and explorations range from 1-5 miles and can cover a variety of landscapes and terrain. These are inclusive experiences where each person can adjust the intensity of their workout without being left behind.
"Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) is a utilitarian discipline based upon the direct, successful, swift traversing of one's surrounding environment via the practical application of techniques, based around the concept of self-preservation. It is a non-competitive, physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are employed. Parkour can be practiced anywhere, but areas dense with obstacles are preferable and it is most commonly practiced in urban areas...
A practitioner of parkour is called a "traceur", which is most likely derived from Parisian slang " tracer" which means "to hurry" or "to move quickly
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Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:45 PM