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Welcome to PKIRE!
Please take a moment of your time to visit PKIRE's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). If there is anything that the FAQ does not cover and you have a question or query please do not hesitate to contact a moderator or an administrator.
This site is for all the traceurs/ traceuse's of Ireland, along with Ireland's free runners and trickers, and also those who come to visit us. It is a community bringing together people from all over Ireland, both North and South of the border, who share this common passion and interest. In doing this, we provide a message board where they can get advice on their training, discuss parkour and share parkour, freerunning and tricking media. Members may also organise jams (meet-ups for training sessions) across the country. Each member has their own blog in which to document their training along with their own gallery in which they can upload their photos for all to view. Each member has the option to apply for a Traceur/ Traceuse page. Each page has various categories for the member to fill out and can have pictures of the traceur/ traceuse in action or video's of the traceur embedded. Click here.
Warning: PKIRE welcomes all, however as there are age gaps, some content/ language may unsuitable for younger members. If you are a parent and half any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the site's moderators or administrators.
Parkour is a discipline founded in Lisse,France, by a select group called the Yamakasi (With whom many site members have had the pleasure to meet and train) and David Belle who took their inspiration from the training of David's father, Raymond Belle, and of course the writings of Georges Herbert. Parkour is often referred to as "free running" however this is incorrect, as free running (explained in the next section) is a different activity, yet shares similarities. Parkour is a physical activity in which a traceur/traceuse,the male/female practitioners of Parkour, traverses their environment as quickly and efficiently as possible. In lay-mans terms; Getting from A (Your starting point) to B (Your destination) through an alternate route,as quickly and efficiently as possible. i.e Expelling minimal energy over maximum distance with only the use of your body. Parkour is as much mental as it is physical and with the practice of Parkour, both will develop to no end. For more information on Parkour itself, the techniques or even just general chat concerning Parkour, visit the Parkour Forum. For more information on Raymond Belle and Georges Herbert please visit Insidious' "Know Your Roots" thread.
Warning: Parkour can be quite dangerous, especially when you are starting off. We strongly recommend you exercise extreme caution when training and stay within your limitations. Making contact with more experienced Traceurs/Traceuse's is recommended as you can learn from their mistakes and experience. PKIRE accepts no responsibility for misuse of the site's content or any injuries that may or may not ensue.
Freerunning is also known as L'art Du Deplacemont, The Art of Placement. It incorporates the efficient movement of parkour with an aesthetically pleasing blend of flips, tricks etc. It has more to do with Freedom of Movement, using your urban environment in whichever way you choose. Free running and parkour are separate, distinct concepts — a distinction which is often missed due to the aesthetic similarities. Some people are sensitive to the differences between them, so we ask you please to try remember the differences.
Warning: Free Running/L'art du deplacemont/The Art of Placement can be quite dangerous, especially when you are starting off. We strongly recommend you exercise extreme caution when training and stay within your limitations. Making contact with more experienced Practitioners is recommended as you can learn from their mistakes and experience. PKIRE accepts no responsibility for misuse of the site's content or any injuries that may or may not ensue.
The third and final activity the site caters for is Tricking. It is defined simply as - An aesthetic blend of Kicks, Twists and Flips. It is neither parkour nor freerunning and is an activity in itself. Tricking is recognizable by its flashy kicks, complex flips and twists, and its highly stylized movements which separate it from other arts. Often referred to as Martial Arts Tricking, it incorporates a variety of moves from other arts, such as backflip from gymnastics, 540 kick from Taekwondo, butterfly twist from Wushu and double leg from Capoeira. If you would like a more detailed description of tricking please visit Dyltoine's 'Confused about Tricking?' thread. If you have any questions on tricking, are seeking tricking advice, or simply want to meet with other trickers, please go to the Tricking Forum.
Update: Pkire.com no longer has a dedicated tricking discussion board, if you are interested in learning about tricking or discussing it within an Irish context, please check out Tricking Ireland
Warning: Tricking/Martial Arts Tricking can be quite dangerous, especially when you are starting off. We strongly recommend you exercise extreme caution when training and stay within your limitations. Do not try anything that you are not comfortable with. Making contact with more experienced Practitioners is always recommended as you can learn from their mistakes and experience. PKIRE accepts no responsibility for misuse of the site's content or any injuries that may or may not ensue.
The Irish Parkour scene began in 2004 when Scoby created Parkour-Ireland.com. Many traceurs came across the site and ever since the parkour scene has been progressing, even though some have come and gone. More and more found the site through a simple Google search and by August 2006, the site had clocked up over 500 users. Around this time, Pac started to realise that so much more could be done for the community than was offered from Scoby's site, which featured little more than a message board. So on 23rd August,2006, Pac decided to create this site which would, over time have several new features, such as Blogs. Traceurs and freerunners alike then started to move here, and Scoby , kind as he was, closed the old site to let the community continue to develop here. Since then many new features have been added, new members are constantly arriving, new places being found and new friends are being made. Come on in and enjoy the fun, there's plenty of room, and let's continue to make the History of Parkour in Ireland!
PKIRE PR Team
The Public Relations team, are one of the more recent additions to the site. The PR Team is effectively a group of people who, when a company/event would like to use Parkour/Free Running for an ad campaign, live show, product launch etc, that they contact us and recruit our services. You can get in touch with the PKIRE PR Team by registering and posting in our PR forum.
PKIRE is owned, made, updated and maintained by Pac, if you have any problems concerning the site itself, please contact Pac. If you have any suggestions, or notice any bugs please submit them here. If you have a problem concerning other users or wish to report Spam/Abuse etc. please contact one of the moderators or administrators.
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