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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Governing Bodies

Parkour UK

Contact Email
info@parkour.org

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Partners

  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
    NWL LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
  • O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA