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Parkour

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Costs

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

Involvement

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.

Facts

  • Parkour or Freerunning, was founded in France in the 1980s by a group of nine young men.
  • he 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 Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Parkour UK

Contact Email
info@parkour.org

Pavilion Dance South West

Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the South West Dance sector nationally.

Train Hard Parkour Ltd.

Train Hard is a community-based organisation dedicated to promoting Parkour and Freerunning in a positive light.

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops