Jump from one wall to another, do flips and overcome obstacles. Skills that a lot of people would like to be able to do. These elements are all part of the tough sport Freerunning. It all looks very sensational, but does that make the sport dangerous? We explain it to you!
Everyone knows the spectacular images that pass by in films and on television. Freerunners who jump over rooftops and make the biggest jumps and most dangerous flips. For many people who do not know the sport, this looks like a very dangerous sport. These impressive images have created a number of misunderstandings about the sport.
There are a lot of people who don't know that Freerunning is a real sport that people practice for years. It is not reckless adrenaline junkies who make these jumps, but trained athletes who have been practicing their skills for years. In addition, there is a big misunderstanding that Freerunning only consists of these spectacular jumps and tricks, that is not the case. Freerunning is a very broad sport that is suitable for almost everyone. There are also a lot of low-threshold movements that you can practice. In general, there is hardly any training on roofs or high buildings, there are plenty of challenging jumps to be made at ground level. Only professional athletes, who have perfect control of their bodies, sometimes go up to the roof.
Freerunning focuses on getting your body under control. By practicing many different movements you know better and better what you can and can't do. This way you get to know yourself better and you can assess whether or not you can try a certain jump. In addition, the longer you train, you also learn to take care of yourself when something unexpected happens. This allows you to prevent injuries and train in a safe way. So it is not a reckless sport but rather a sport where you develop yourself and your body.
If you take a freerun lesson at Minded Motion you will learn the basics of freerunning in a safe environment. You can try out new movements using mats and other soft objects. In addition to learning the right techniques, the freerunner mentality is also taught. This includes a number of unwritten rules that prevail within the sport. As a freerunner you are never reckless, you pay attention to yourself and others and you help each other.
Of course freerunning is not without risk. An accident is in a small corner. This applies not only to this sport, but to all sports. Gymnastics, football and tennis, for example, are just as susceptible to injury as freerunning. So, Is Freerunning Dangerous? No, as long as you are careful and listen to your body you can freerun safely and it is therefore not a dangerous sport.
Do you have to give a speech at school soon and you don't know a good topic? Then choose something you want to know more about and that makes you enthusiastic. Our tip: Freerunning. In this blog we tell you everything about Freerunning so that you are fully prepared for your Freerun speech!
If you have read the other Minded Motion blogs then you now know a lot about the freerun world. The sport revolves around self-development and getting better control over your body. To help you with this, Minded Motion has created the Level-Up! platform. An online community platform that keeps challenging you to unlock new tricks and get the best out of yourself!