Parkour was invented in the 1930’s!

Parkour (sometimes also abbreviated to PK) or l’art du déplacement[1] (English: the art of movement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body.[2] It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment—from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls—and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs, or traceuses for females.[3]

Founded by David Belle and a group of friends in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one’s body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.

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  1. May 27, 2009

    […] following on from the french who aparently invented parkour Following on from the crazy people of the 1930’s Damien Walters shows off his amazing skills […]

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