Ehsan Dadfar, born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran, officially and professionally began Parkour in 2003. His affiliation with Raha group in 2004 allowed him to formally launch and establish Parkour as a sport in Iran. Since then he has educated and trained many students of various ages in Parkour at the gym and classes that he organized. In many occasions Ehsan has arranged free classes and training sessions for under privileged Parkour and free-running enthusiasts in different locations in Iran and by doing so, he successfully introduced Parkour in those regions. He has traveled to other countries such as Dubai, China, and Lebanon to advance his knowledge of this sport and also introduce Parkour to those whom were unfamiliar with it. Ehsan even succeeded to open a youth club in Lebanon to teach Parkour in 2011.
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Ehsan is an athlete who has proficiency and expertise in other sports such as equestrian sports, swimming, martial arts (e.g., Wushu, Kick-boxing, and Aikido), boxing, gymnastics, fitness and body-building. He is licensed coach/trainer and massage therapist, and holds an international license in team-sports management from TAFISA. He has practical knowledge and comprehension of human anatomy and physiology, along with studies in physiotherapy and psychology. His studies and researches in animal anatomy and tailoring those findings for human body assisted him greatly in teaching Parkour scientifically. Ehsan has always strived to convey and promote the philosophy behind Parkour that, Parkour is not just a sport but a lifestyle and all the obstacles in Parkour are parallel to those in real life. He has overcome personal life challenges by utilizing Parkour and has lived by his motto that no barrier is tough enough to hinder or immobilize us from achieving our dreams.
In Western Europe, a forerunner of parkour was French naval officer Georges Hébert, who before World War I promoted athletic skill based on the models of indigenous tribes he had met in Africa. He noted, "their bodies were splendid, flexible, nimble, skillful, enduring, and resistant but yet they had no other tutor in gymnastics but their lives in nature. His rescue efforts during the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée on Saint-Pierre, Martinique, reinforced his belief that athletic skill must be combined with courage and altruism. Hébert became a physical education tutor at the college of Reims in France. Hébert set up a "méthode naturelle" (natural method) session consisting of ten fundamental groups: walking, running, jumping, quadrupedal movement, climbing, balancing, throwing, lifting, self-defense, swimming, which are part of three main forces: During World War I and World War II, Hébert's teaching continued to expand, becoming the standard system of French military education and training. Thus, Hébert was one of the proponents of "parcours", an obstacle course, which is now standard in military training and which led to the development of civilian fitness trails and confidence courses.Born in 1939 in Vietnam, Raymond Belle was the son of a French doctor and Vietnamese mother. He was cut off from his parents by the First Indochina War and sent to a military orphanage at the age of 7. Isolated there, he had to become stronger in order to survive.[clarification needed] He took it upon himself to train harder and longer than everyone else in order to never be a victim. At night, when everyone else was asleep, he would be outside running or climbing trees. He would use the military obstacle courses in secret, but he also created courses of his own that tested his endurance, his strength and his flexibility. Doing this enabled him not only to survive the hardships he experienced during his childhood, but also eventually to thrive. In 1954, he returned to France and remained in military education until 1958, when someone who was impressed by his abilities suggested that he join the Paris fire-fighters.
Freerunning (or free running) is the art of expressing oneself in his or her environment without limitation of movement. It is a martial discipline founded by Sébastien Foucan, who wrote a book on the subject. Foucan started what he termed "freerunning" in 2003, which he developed as a more inclusive form of parkour.The word "freerunning" was first used in the documentary, Jump London. The name came about because of a suggestion by Guillaumme Pelletier, who was working with Foucan at the time. The reasoning behind the name was, to quote Foucan, "'Free' because it's free, and just 'running' In the documentary, freerunning was defined as an English translation of parkour.The central principle of freerunning is that one should express oneself in the environment fluidly and without limitations of movement. Foucan expands on a number of basic principles of the sport in his book, Freerunning, with chapters entitled "Learn to overcome obstacles" and "Competition is a limitation and an illusion" and the like.Other practitioners have suggested other principles. For example, Daniel Ilabaca encourages people to think positively, suggesting that practitioners of freerunning will sometimes fall-largely because they think they might
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