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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

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

Partners

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