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Parkour

Parkour UK

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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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Partners

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

Partners

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