The 7 Best Parkour Locations in the World

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Parkour lovers love a challenge. Setting new goals, improving their skills, and exploring the limits of their bodies is a must. Also, the creative side of each person doing parkour needs to be strong and needs to have the opportunity to shine. This is exactly why every parkour lover should try out different locations for their training and practices. Since … Read More

How Parkour Training Can Save Your Life

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Parkour is a fast-growing practice in this century; however, for something growing this fast, very little information is known about Parkour. You can describe Parkour as a logical and creative movement through a typically urban setup from point A to B as quickly as possible. Involved is the overcoming of physical barriers on any route while creating practical and inventive … Read More

Parkour World Records

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As Parkour has become more and more recognised, the demand and popularity for Parkour World Records to be broken has increased. In this week’s article we take a look back at footage of some of the most impressive Parkour World Records being broken throughout the last decade: *Highest-Wall Assisted Backflip: (published on YouTube 11th November 2016) In this video aired … Read More

Why should we integrate Parkour in school curriculums?

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Parkour promotes a healthy lifestyle, excellent physical shape, a combination of speed and strength. Many people mistakenly refer to Parkour as a sport, because officially, this discipline does not exist. They started to hold “competitions” among tracers (a Traceur is a person engaged in Parkour) not so long ago. And it’s a pure pleasure to watch them! Parkour is becoming … Read More

USA Parkour Cup2020

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2020 has arrived and the USA Parkour Cup preparations are heating up. With 10 Regional Qualifier Competitions across the US States at our WFPF Parkour Academies complete, the stage is set and the top competitors from across the country will arrive to battle it out for the USA Parkour Cup Victory. As expected, ALL age groups fully exceeded expectations across … Read More

5 Reasons To Let Your Child Starting Parkour

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If your child is overwhelmed with energy, then it is not surprising that you are looking for safe ways to put it in a peaceful direction. Despite all the stereotypes and traumatic statistics, parkour can become a sport that will captivate your child. Or, at least, will save him from something even more dangerous. In this article, we have collected … Read More

Athlete Spotlight – Chase Armitage

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In this week’s ‘Athlete Spotlight’ blog article, we take a look at the journey, lifestyle and career of UK Free Running pioneer, Chase Armitage. Based in Basingstoke, Chase founded the world-renowned Parkour team 3Run. Now paved in the history of the UK Parkour scene, 3Run would go onto inspire and bolster the profile of Free Running and Parkour within the … Read More

Lisses – The Birthplace of Parkour

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On a quiet suburb of Paris lies the small and unassuming town of Lisses. Today the area is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of Parkour, and of course the playground to the first highly renowned Parkour team the ‘Yamaksi’. Lisses is the location for many early Parkour viral videos which include some of the earliest pioneers of the Parkour and … Read More

Parkour for Everyone

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It can be easy for someone who is new to understanding the Free Running and Parkour Movement to overlook the practice to be just vaulting over obstacles or doing flips. However, over time it becomes evident to anyone who has trained Parkour that dedicating oneself to progressing in the discipline brings skills and benefits far beyond just this. Indeed, training … Read More

Mixing of Parkour with other Movement Disciplines

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At the heart of the principles behind Parkour and Free Running lies the idea of creativity and self-expression. Such ideas have lent themselves towards athletes approaching the discipline of Parkour and Free Running from various different avenues throughout the years. In this article we look at some of the most creative and unique cross-referencing of Parkour and Free Running with … Read More