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Parkour Summer Camp

Pinnacle Parkour Academy Philadelphia
3500 Scotts Lane C-1 Philadelphia, PA 19129  
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Start:   Monday, August 26, 2019  9:00 AM
End:   Friday, August 30, 2019  3:00 PM

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Event Features: Fitness-Oriented, Food Included, Indoor / Outdoor Event, Kid-Friendly

Neighborhood: East Falls


       



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Failure is an essential element of any learning process and the movement art of failure is known as Ukemi. Ukemi is a Japanese word that means “breaking ones fall” and is used to describe a method of falling without getting injured. The method originated in martial art styles including judo, aikido, jujitsu, and wushu and has since been translated over to other sports including parkour. Ukemi was designed to study falling techniques related to specific scenarios of a specific sport. In aikido, ukemi is used to practice falling out of “uncontrolled” throws safely. A similar example in parkour ukemi, would be failing a front flip and instead of landing on your head, you turn it into a dive roll. Failing is a part of every sport and learning how to fail safely is one of the most important skills that we can learn as athletes.



Summer Camp will run from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday.

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