a-z of sport: parkour

Parkour / Freerunning is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body.

A young man jumping over an obstacle

Parkour is a thrilling and demanding adventure sport. Although it is not a competitive sport, it is a fantastic method or training and strength building. The sport can develop skills such as balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination and precision.

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.

Parkour UK are the National Governing Body for the sport, they support and develop parkour across the UK and also provide plenty of information on how you can get started!

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