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Imagine a Parkour Country, every citizen is a Traceur and peace resides. Where the Traceur to Traceutte ratio is even and everyone jams regularly. The architecture is ideal and we all support one another’s training. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Could a place like this exist? Probably not; But that doesn't stop us from dreaming about it!
First let’s discuss the environment in which a Parkour country can be built; Ideally the location chosen will have long sunny days for most of the year; The temperature will be tepid with the occasional rain to ensure beautiful foliage.The country will be broken up into different sections; such as: Urban, Forest, and Suburban. Each section will be divided into yet smaller portions organized by difficulty, with the most difficult terrain present in the far north. Our country will be very small, after all there is no need for us to be a world power. Our country will be located far off from normal society, we will be in our own little beautiful world, a utopia of sorts.
“Our Country” sounds a little wishy washy, let’s use the name “Lise” (spin off of Lisses) instead. Got a better name? Post it in the comments below. Back to the focus: The Parkour community is nice on a level to rival Good Will. I would like Lise to reflect this hospitality which can be found everywhere throughout our Parkour family. Schooling is another important topic to speak about, Lise will follow a Buccaneer Scholar approach to learning. What is a Buccaneer Scholar you may ask? Start being one now by doing some research on your own and figuring it out. Instead of police officers who discourage Parkour, we will have coaches wandering around encouraging our art form and giving free advice to the numerous Traceurs in need of help. In order to keep our community pure and Un-Diluted I believe that we should be strict about who is allowed to enter the country; We should only allow positive Traceurs with a yearning to give back into Lise. Lise will be a mixing pot of nations from all over the world, many ethnicities coming together as one. The Language of our country will be French for obvious reasons. We provide free lessons to anyone who is not already fluent. Our community in Lise values traits such as: honesty, positivity passion, dedication, and kaizen (philosophy of constant improvement).
Similar to the Parkour world, Lise should have no all powerful government. Instead we should make decisions as a whole and avoid all of the political conundrums that are brought forth by a traditional government system. You may accuse me of over simplifying the political side of Lise, which admittedly I am. I am doing this due to the fact that I am no political guru. I don’t have all the answers, but I know where to find them.
Lise will be a free community where you can do as you please, nonetheless it would be nice to see a schedule that goes a little like this: The magical period when the sun rises would be reserved for planning the day, stretching, yoga, and warming up. We would all eat a hearty breakfast before heading out for some exciting mid day jammage! We would then all disperse and go about with our own training, we would explore the three beautiful districts and train on a variety of terrains. After a long day of training hard, we would spend the evening on productive tasks like rolling out muscles, video editing, or blogging.
Lise possesses a Parkour based economy. The shops all relate to Parkour in some way. The primary businesses go as follows: Shoe Shop, Tempest Boutique, Hospital, Health Food Store, Massage Parlor, Open Gym, and many large abandoned buildings. Lise would be pretty much self sufficient; which is great in case of a zombie apocalypse. It goes without saying that you will be allowed to clamber over any building you want, even the active businesses.
Obviously this is not a complete plan for creating a Parkour country, many details have been left out due to the fact that I do not want to bore you to death. I hope that you can find something of value in this article and I thank you for allowing me to ramble on for as long as I have. What would your Parkour country look like? Let the creativity juices flow and think up something grand! Until next time,