Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Three of my comrades and I have discovered a new way to enjoy the Old City of Jerusalem—parkour.

Parkour, pronounced “Par-core”, is a utilitarian discipline based upon the successful, swift and energy-efficient traversing of one's surrounding environment.  It is a discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using skills such as jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling.

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".

 (Top and Bottom) Prime examples of incredible parkour locations

Last Saturday Jimmermania reached its hands all the way to Jerusalem! We tapped into the basketball match and watched #7 BYU play #4 SDSU.  Jimmer and the Cougs are now ranked #3.

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