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[APK-News]Our Responsibility

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This is Mark Lewis' response to the growing debate over the necessity,

consequences, and goals of creating Parkour certifications. To read the

post in context, check the APK forums here (component/option,com_smf/Itemid,159/topic,23634.0/).

As responsible practitioners, we should be very concerned with how our

discipline is displayed to those currently ignorant of it. I

believe certifications developed by the Parkour community are

necessary, if only because I believe the advent of certifications is

inevitable. As this discipline becomes more popular (and more

profitable), certifications will come in an effort to legitimize

efforts to grind dollars out of Parkour. If we don't do it properly

first, our image could be hijacked and bastardized. More importantly,

many newcomers could be sold a pseudo-parkour that could easily cause

them physical harm. If only for this reason, we have a responsibility.

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Publish Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:00:20 +0100


Source: American Parkour

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