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Careers in Parkour?
« on: March 18, 2010, 01:39:36 PM »
I don't know if this is the right forum.

I have to do a report on careers I want, and I was looking for a Parkour-related career. I was hoping for something Freelance, but anything would be great. Thanks!  :)

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 01:46:46 PM »
Parkour = great physical health. I can't how many careers involve that.

If you mean Parkour as in the movements, Stunt men come to my mind.

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 02:08:07 PM »
Directly practicing/using Parkour...
  • Stuntmen
  • Performers/Acrobats
  • Teachers/Instructors
  • Police/Military/Fire Fighters
Indirectly...
  • Personal/Athletic Trainer
  • Clothing Lines
  • Rehab/Physical Therapist
  • Media Production/Distribution

And any number of others, get creative!

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 02:15:46 PM »
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Directly practicing/using Parkour...
Stuntmen
Performers/Acrobats
Teachers/Instructors
Police/Military/Fire Fighters
Indirectly...
Personal/Athletic Trainer
Clothing Lines
Rehab/Physical Therapist
Media Production/Distribution

And any number of others, get creative!/quote]

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 02:39:04 PM »
Motion-capture

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 04:41:29 AM »
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Military
ha yeah now that would be kickass, seriously insanely useful in the current front

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 06:41:57 AM »
photographer or director.  Julie Angels comes to mind 

http://www.julieangel.com/Julie_Angel_parkour_films.html

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 05:24:49 PM »
Every profession uses some of the skills parkour helps to develop. Which job you choose just depends which of the skills you enjoy using the most.

The only profession that uses parkour directly is coaching.
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 09:57:48 PM »
Vigilante... (check  out the thread on it!!)

Also, I'm guessing it would be good for a sniper if your position was compromised.  ;)
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010, 10:47:24 AM »
escape artist?

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2010, 04:00:57 PM »
super hero

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 10:09:03 AM »
Structural engineer
architect
(for building structures to vault over.)

biomedical research
physical therapy
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Astronaut
(parkour in space?)

Philosopher

Urban Studies and Planning 
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 11:37:30 AM »
Pretty much, career is very limited. Its a hobby, not a job
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 07:09:16 AM »
yea dude im doing a report to and i was trying to find a way to make parkour a profession but so far no luck but doing parkour as a security guard or police officer is what i finally settled with

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 08:28:48 PM »
Wal-mart employee?
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2010, 08:40:49 PM »
Wal-mart employee?

this one made me laugh  :)

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 05:12:54 AM »
Loss prevention officer :)
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 05:19:05 AM »
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The only profession that uses parkour directly is coaching.

Oh Dave, if only life could be so simple that all of your answers could be "right". The reason people argue with you so much is that there is ALWAYS more than one side to a story, and many answers will have elements of being correct.


There are lots of careers that could use parkour directly any have been listed. There are people who use parkour and freerunning to do performances and do that as a near full time job. There are people who have very good and active stunt careers and they use parkour very directly in their work.
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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 07:08:25 PM »
Oh Dave, if only life could be so simple that all of your answers could be "right". The reason people argue with you so much is that there is ALWAYS more than one side to a story, and many answers will have elements of being correct.


There are lots of careers that could use parkour directly any have been listed. There are people who use parkour and freerunning to do performances and do that as a near full time job. There are people who have very good and active stunt careers and they use parkour very directly in their work.

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Re: Careers in Parkour?
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2010, 07:29:31 PM »
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