What Is Parkour?
Parkour / Freerunning is an officially recognised sport that encourages self-improvement, 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.
The sport aims to build confidence, determination, self-discipline, self-reliance, and responsibility for one’s actions. It encourages humility, respect for others and for one’s environment, self-expression, community spirit, and the importance of play, discovery and safety at all times.
Parkour / Freerunning uses a set of foundation movements such as jumping, bounding, climbing, vaulting, balancing and flips in order to create challenges and pathways over and around obstacles. When one becomes more experienced, these movements can be experimented with to create more complex skills and combinations.