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A sport or athletic activity in which the participant seeks to move quickly and fluidly through an area, often an urban locale, by surmounting obstacles such as walls and railings and leaping across open spaces, as in a stairwell or between buildings.

[French, from respelling of parcours, course (as in parcours du combattant, obstacle course (literally, "combatant's course")), from Old French, right to drive animals in an area, route, from Medieval Latin percursus, from past participle of Latin percurrere, to run through, rove; see percurrent.]


(Gymnastics) the sport or activity of running through urban areas while performing various gymnastic manoeuvres over or on man-made obstacles such as walls and buildings. Also called: free running
[C20: from French parcour, used by the creators of the activity to mean 'obstacle course']
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Similarly, parkour involves rapidly getting from one point to another by negotiating obstacles through running, jumping, climbing and rolling.
Aged between 14 and 16, the six participants were made up of youth offenders, Batley Business Enterprise College students, young people from the Fieldhead Estate in Birstall and grammar school kids who all come together thanks to a new project started by Dewsbury-based Creative Scene and Parkour company The Urban Playground Team.
The daredevil from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- who now teaches parkour at the Gravity Calisthenics Gym in Al Quoz -- told 7DAYS: "People always think it's like you went into an elevator and pressed the button to go to the 100th floor, and then took a photo.
The stuntman helped film a video for a crowd-funding project to get the indoor Parkour and Freerunning park set up in Belfast.
A core component of the extreme sports offerings, DSW's first dedicated Parkour obstacle course will house the Against GraviTi team, who will be hosting group classes in Streetworkout for Strength, which covers basic moves like push-ups through to more advanced techniques, as well as Parkour for Flow, which teaches all levels of Parkour moves, proper landing techniques and safety information.
Their parkour class is also in great shape, with coach Stephen Moss spearheading the programme.
After finding out about my injury, the Parkour community, of which my brother is a part, created a video to show their support," he said.
My fiancee's brother was on of the parkour performers.
The game also features a more realistic touch as the parkour allows more freedom and flexibility of moves, according to Amancio.
He said the aim of the event was to tackle the myth that freerunning and Parkour are antisocial and to show that those who take part in the sport can be respectful of the environment.

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