Oman- “Parkour” is a contemporary sport full of pleasure and suspense, and goals to beat obstacles via motion, working, leaping and climbing utilizing the physique’s stability and power to problem Earth’s gravity and transfer from one place to a different, by turning and spinning within the air.
The Jordanian Gymnastics Federation activated parkour almost two months in the past in Jordan, and put it on its annual agenda, to change into a part of the federation’s actions, after it was included beneath the umbrella of the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation, with expectations of Olympia adopting it within the coming interval.
The primary parkour coach in Jordan, Mutassim Saleh Al-Ghuwairi, mentioned at the start of his speech to “Al-Ghad”: “We lately fashioned a group of practitioners of this sport in Jordan, and we arrange qualifiers for them, and we now personal a nationwide group to signify Jordan within the sport of parkour, beneath my direct supervision.” .
Al-Ghuwairi, 27, holds a bachelor’s diploma in sports activities administration and coaching, and holds a world coaching certificates accredited by the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation in parkour, and ranked second on the Asian continent within the worldwide session.
About his beginnings with “parkour”, Al-Ghuwairi says: “My begin with parkour was by watching clips associated to sports activities, and my consideration was drawn to the liberty that the sport offers to its practitioners by performing actions in all places, in a means that reduces the sense of gravity, in addition to transferring between buildings and public and elevated locations, With ease and smoothness.”
He added, “I selected to work in parkour, as a result of it’s my everlasting dream to kind a group and signify Jordan in world championships associated to parkour, and at this time we’ve got confirmed the capabilities and skills of our youth,” noting that the nationwide parkour group is making ready to take part within the Arab championship, which the sisterly State of Kuwait will host on the finish of the day. present 12 months.
Al-Ghuwairi talked in regards to the troublesome beginnings that accompanied the method of forming a nationwide parkour group, saying: “Our beginnings have been troublesome as a result of there have been no locations to coach this sport with out taking into consideration the protection and safety components, however the Gymnastics Federation, beneath the direct steerage of HRH Princess Rahma bint El Hassan, created a spot for coaching on this sport. Laborious sports activities in Zarqa Governorate, taking into consideration security means and security tools resembling mattresses and sponge pits.
He continued, “A lot of the academic assets have been centered on the social media house at the start, and the components of security and public security have been very low, however with the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation embracing this sport and together with it beneath its umbrella, parkour grew to become extra organized and has legal guidelines, coaching locations and devoted world championships, which helped us To deal with many of the challenges this sport faces.”
Al-Ghuwairi revealed that Jordan has a great base of practitioners of this sport, mentioning: “We now have a robust base of practitioners of this sport, and we count on them to attain achievement within the coming intervals. The parkour participant have to be characterised by lightness, agility, power and neuromuscular compatibility at a excessive degree.”
He concluded his speech by saying: “On condition that this sport is in its infancy in Jordan and the world, it’s anticipated to obtain an amazing demand from followers of pleasure sooner or later, as a result of it’s an entertaining sport that comprises loads of play, and offers its practitioners a sense of full freedom, along with growing the power of the physique, because it is without doubt one of the complete sports activities. “.