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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

  • 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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

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

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

Partners

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