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.
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