Parkour is a physical training method that teaches people ways to adapt themselves to the environment that they’re in, using their body as a tool. It is about learning how to move safely and effectively to overcome a problem. As a non-competitive sport, it instills a deep sense of self-development and problem solving. People find that the physical problem solving that they
practise through Parkour will often help them to overcome other ‘obstacles’ that they come across in their lives. In this sense, Parkour is truly a physical and mental discipline.
Parkour is rooted in three small towns surrounding Paris: Evry, Sarcelles and Lisses. These small towns were home to a group of young people drawn together through challenge. It is acknowledged that 9 young men from this group created a discipline that is still practised today, called