• DHS FLOW - A parkour inspired athletic club.

    This organization seeks to:

    A.   Promote the training disciplines of parkour and art du déplacement in a safe and organized manner for the purpose of engaging students of Denton High School in the unique exercise that parkour offers

    B.   Raise awareness about the positive physical and mental impact of parkour and art du déplacement, as well as the purpose of getting in touch with your natural body

    C.   Develop healthy, well-rounded youth to further represent Denton High School’s outstanding student body

    D.   Promote the key values of parkour: respect, safety, cooperation, citizenship, responsibility, discipline, dedication, and comradery

    Our aim is to take our art to the world and make people understand what it is to move.”

    - David Belle, the founder of parkour

     


     

    Page - Social Media

     

    Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on upcoming events!

    @dhsflowofficial

     

    YouTube and Instagram soon to become active…

     

    Page - Parkour Links

     

    Use this website to learn about parkour, where it came from, and what other similar sports we may study throughout the year! Scroll down to find the “Popular Links” tab:

    http://pkgamericas.com/

     

    Jesse La Flair is a world famous freerunner who has dozens of helpful tutorials on YouTube, both for parkour and freerunning. (Armand has met him in person, be jealous!)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/LaFlairParkour

    Same story with Cory DeMeyers, he and Jesse are best friends. Both are members of the Tempest Freerunning team based in California (Armand’s met him too, be more jealous!):

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DeMeyers88

     

    Page - Parkour Terminology

    Parkour - a method of physical and mental conditioning involving the negotiation of obstacles in one’s environment through running, jumping, rolling, vaulting, and climbing; though it is used as an umbrella term for most similar movement based arts, parkour in the strictest sense focuses on rigorous conditioning and self-improvement for the purpose of being able to respond to emergency situations

    Art du Déplacement - similar to parkour, but with less emphasis on raw technique and more emphasis on visually pleasing flow, or continuous movement; ADD, as it’s known in the parkour world, is typically done in groups, with the mindset that one should develop their own movement as much as they can, and then help others; it is the “unorthodox” version of parkour, but to most, there is no difference

    Freerunning - originally the “American word” for parkour, freerunning has now come to refer to the specific training method of replacing “efficiency of movement for flair and aesthetics” (parkourpedia.com); freerunners are the ones who you see do incredible flips, tricks, etc.; what separates freerunning from acrobatics and single street stunts is that, like other movement arts, freerunning has a philosophy behind it; a freerunner must find their own path, and develop their own movement, in a way that they feel comfortable; freerunning is about exploring your own potential, and pushing the limits; it is also different in that it incorporates and is sometimes blended with movements taken from parkour and ADD

     

    This website will help you understand further, as well as give you some history about parkour and movement based arts:

    parkourpedia.com