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Equipment

Sneakers

Rules

As a non-competitive activity, parkour has no established rules. However norms and customs may vary depending on group and/or region.

Description

Parkour is an individual activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using only the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment, and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour is the practice of using the human body for overcoming physical obstacles. Developed in France, parkour emphasizes in self-reliance and problem solving skills. Though there are no rules or formalized doctrines, the sport is quite popular among urban youths in England and France.

History

Parkour was developed by Frenchman Georges Hebert after watching indigenous African tribes perform extraordinary physical feats. Upon returning to France Hebert became a physical education instructor and began defining the principles of what would become parkour. Hebert's teaching soon became standard fitness practices in French civilian and military life. The practice soon spread to England and the rest of continental Europe. Today parkour is a somewhat popular recreational activity, mostly practiced in urban areas in France and England.