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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.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Partners

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

Partners

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