How Healthy is the Parkour/Freerunning Lifestyle for Kids?

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How Healthy is the Parkour:Freerunning Lifestyle for Kids?

     If you have a child or teen interested in parkour and freerunning, you might be concerned that it is dangerous, hyper-competitive, and a sport for loners. And what about bullying? Parkour/freerunning is considered an extreme sport, and bullying is a serious problem in many sports. So the parkour and freerunning culture must include extreme hazing, right?      … Read More

Kaizen Parkour, South Africa- the first WFPF Sponsored TEAM! “Help the Children Through Parkour” Fundraiser!

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A BIG WARM WELCOME TO….   Kaizen Parkour, South Africa- the first WFPF Sponsored TEAM!  WFPF sponsored teams are by invitation only and are Parkour teams who are truly trying to make a difference in the Parkour community.  Congratulations Kaizen Parkour!”    A message from Kaizen Parkour:   “As Kaizen Parkour our short term goal is to tour South Africa, … Read More

INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS FEDERATION (FIG) HIJACKS PARKOUR with the help of some of the Parkour Community- A WFPF/IPF Statement & OPEN LETTER to FIG Opposing This

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May 18 at 1:05pm · https://www.facebook.com/worldfpf/posts/10155065407701609 A MESSAGE FROM WFPF & IPF re: the attempt by FIG (Federation International de Gymnastique) to take over “Competitive” Parkour, as well as the collusion of certain Parkour groups willing to sell out to FIG for their own personal gain. Following this message (at the bottom), please find our 3 PAGE OPEN LETTER TO … Read More

WE’RE BACK!!! WFPF PRO-AM “JUMP OFF” CHAMPIONSHIP- MANDALAY BAY- LAS VEGAS- APRIL 7-9, 2017

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If you LOVE Parkour, please share…and read… And come to #WFPFVegas The WFPF Pro-Am “Jump Off” MANDALAY Bay 2017, coming up on April 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada is a great opportunity for Amateur Parkour athletes to compete on the world stage. WFPF “Jump Off” Mandalay Bay 2017 is the only competition where up and coming athletes can jam and compete with … Read More

WFPF Profile: Ahmad Mattar, Gaza Parkour

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Hello! I am Ahmad Mattar, 20 years old, from PK Gaza team, and Athlete with WFPF. I started Parkour and Freerunning at the end of 2008 after I was inspired by my friends Mohamed AlJakhbeer and Abdallah Inshasi. They started to do parkour in 2005 so they were the founders of Parkour in Palestine. Then I started to train with … Read More

FEATURED PROFILE: Daniel Arroyo

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WFPF Founding Athlete Daniel Arroyo, Movement Artist/Visual Artist! “I was always brought up with the idea that I could be anything I wanted to be. I took it so literally that I have been trying to experience everything ever since. I am mostly known in the world of Parkour and movement but I have always had my hands in so … Read More

USAP College’ Tells Us About Parkour In College!

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Parkour is thriving on college campuses across the US. For many, the college campus is a space that fosters curiosity, presents opportunity and offers growth. The architectural spaces are an invitation to students, student organizations and the greater college community. It is not surprising that a college campus would become the home for parkour athletes to flourish. Throughout the week, … Read More

WFPF wows Chicago with its performances at the Chicago Marathon!

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WFPF sent two teams out to Chicago this fall to perform for the Chicago Marathon crowd!!   As thousands of participants in the marathon came to register and check out the latest in sports, shoes, apparel, and anything “marathon” related, they got a big treat when they got to see “running” at a higher level!  Freerunning!  “Integrated Obstacles” shipped up … Read More

WFPF Speaks with GUP (Galizian Urban Project) athlete Sergio about VIGO STREET STUNTS coming up July 8-10, 2016 in Vigo, Spain!!

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WFPF Speaks about VIGO STREET STUNTS coming up July 8-10, 2016 in Vigo, Spain!! Feature Interview with Sergio Cora Campos of GUP (Galizian Urban Project) http://vigostreetstunts.com/patrocinios-sponsor/ https://www.facebook.com/vigostreetstunts/ http://vigostreetstunts.com/ Every time one turns around there are new and exciting things happening in the world of Parkour!  One of those is a festival of movement which had its inaugural year in 2015 … Read More