Since this is the most recent article I can find on the differences, I thought I’d ask a question here.
I recently discovered a program called “American Ninja Warrior” and it seems like many on that show practice Parkour or free running which is what led me to google it.
Wikipedia seems to indicate that free running started because Foucan wanted to create something more suited to each individual's goals.
To me that translates into something not as intense, as some people’s individual goals may include building strength, dexterity and stamina without being bored at a gym, not necessarily learning how to flip off things.
However, when I read definitions, it sounds like free running is more intense and complex than Parkour.
Which leads me to this: Must you already be athletic in order to do parkour/free-running or is there a version of parkour or free-running that can be customized to someone who is not at all athletic? That is, a very very beginning (or “baby”) version? Hope this isn’t a dumb question.
Thanks. -- Sharon.