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Parkour / Freerunning / Art du Deplacement is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement.

An Overview of Parkour

It is a sport that encourages self-improvement on all levels, revealing one's physical and mental limits while simultaneously offering ways to overcome them. It is a method of training one's body and mind in order to be as completely functional, effective and liberated as possible in any environment.


  • Parkour is physically demanding so builds strength and improves fitness.
  • Using obstacles to aid your movements, it helps with balance, spatial awareness and coordination.
  • Parkour will help you develop self-reliance and confidence.


Parkour can be endured in any terrain, making this sport uncostly to partake in.


Parkour can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. If you love the rush of adrenaline and get a thrill from pushing yourself to your limits then parkour is perfect for you.


  • Parkour or Freerunning, was founded in France in the 1980s by a group of nine young men.
  • The term 'Freerunning' was the creation of Guillaume Pelletier, a representative of a group of French practitioners involved in the production of a Channel 4 documentary, Jump London, in 2003. This term was used in order to communicate this amazing new sport to an English-speaking audience.

Find Parkour Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

National Governing Bodies

Parkour UK

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Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

JUMP Parkour

JUMP Parkour

JUMP is one of the longest running Parkour organisations in the UK, boasting some of the world’s most experienced coaches and a strong, supportive community. We offer sessions for all ages and abilities.


Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Active Blaby

Active Blaby

Active Blaby is your local service to help people become more active. We work hard to give people the capability, opportunity and/or motivation to add a bit more movement into their daily lives.


Rocket Youth Sports

We are fun children's sport. We run classes, clubs and camps for kids our sports include gymnastics, ninja kids, multi-sports and more!

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Future Generation Sports

Future generation sports is a Parkour club teaching you people how to overcome obstacles using their own body. We run classes for children from 3 years up helping to build confidence and an understanding of health and wellness through sport.

Rocket Holiday Camps

Rocket Holiday Camps

Our Holiday clubs are 3 camps in 1, with stage, sports and solve, there is guaranteed to be an activity your child will love! We bring children together in fun, safe and active environments where they can try many activities and learn new skills