Definitions

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  • n. An athletic discipline, in which practitioners traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, and which commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, and other similar physical movements.
  • v. To freerun; to use parkour (to move over).

Etymologies

From French parkour, altered spelling of parcours. (Wiktionary)

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  • Parkour is about developing the physical and mental ability to get from one place to another quickly and effectively through human locomotion no matter what environment you are in or what is in your way. Practitioners of parkour train hard to overcome any obstacles in their way by running, climbing, crawling, and jumping over, around, or through it.

    June 10, 2009

  • There is a video game coming out sometime this year (2008) that will enable parkour moves in a first person perspective. Called "Mirrors Edge", it looks to be very cool.

    March 4, 2008

  • I also invented sky surfing, but that's another story. Next time I have a crazy dream, I should probably do something about it so I don't have so many regrets later on. :-P

    July 22, 2007

  • So, technically, you could say you invented parkour. ;-)

    July 22, 2007

  • I had dreams about parkour as a kid, long before I knew what it was called. I imagined myself leaping across rooftops, bounding over cars, and scaling walls like I weighed five pounds. Then I'd wake up, and frown when I realized the laws of physics were still in effect. Fast-forward to the days of the internet and the first time I watched an urban ninja video. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside -- maybe dreams can come true.

    July 22, 2007

  • so i don't forget what it's called

    July 22, 2007