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What is 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.

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

The sport aims to build confidence, determination, self-discipline and 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

Costs

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

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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • Charnwood Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    QUEST
    Safeguarding
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Blaby District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Sport England
    Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
  • British Heart Foundation
    County Sport Network
  • Leicester City Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Sport England
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
  • East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Safeguarding