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Parkour Defined (compiled by PK Cali's cak010):
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From PKCali (from their Info to Start You Off page also used on other sites including BAPK)

Parkour is the discipline of overcoming obstacles in one's path using only the human body.


From PKNA (taken from Parkour.net and used on various other sites including PKTO)

Parkour is a natural method to train the human body to be able to move forward quickly making use of the environment that's around us at any given time.


From APK

Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the environment.


From NYPK

Simply put "Parkour" is an art developed to help you navigate your environment from one point to another, using the capabilities of the human body. Furthermore it is not an expression, a method, or religion, it is simply a way to train the body to overcome obstacles.


From Overflux

Parkour is a physical discipline inspired by human movement, focusing on efficient forward motion over, under, and around obstacles in one's environment.


From SFPK

Parkour is an art that helps you overcome obstacles as quickly and efficiently as possible, using only the abilities of the human body.


From AKPK

it is the art of overcoming obstacles as swiftly and efficiently as possible using only your body.


From PKVA

Parkour is the art of moving through your environment using only your body and the surroundings to propel yourself.


From PKBC

Parkour is a discipline that aids in passing obstacles. To move from one place to another using only the possibilities of the human body.


From MadPK

Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the environment.



From David Belle:

"Le Parkour, c’est une methode d’entrainement physique qui permet de franchir les obstacles dans le milieu urbain ou dans le milieu naturelle."
Translated it says: Parkour is a method of physical training which allows us to overcome obstacles, both in the urban and natural environments.



more generically:
From Stephane Vigroux (PKGenerations)

Parkour is a movement-based practice aiming to help make individuals physically and mentally stronger, becoming balanced and rounded human beings who then help the community and others with those strong foundations.

All inclusive definition (by Mouvement International du Parkour, Freerunning et l’Art Du Déplacement):

Parkour Freerunning and L'Art Du Déplacement involve practitioners moving through and over their environment and its obstacles, whether built or natural, using only their own bodies. Often the practice involves running, jumping, swinging, vaulting and climbing. Parkour has developed with an emphasis on utility and efficiency, while freerunning also incorporates a strong element of creative self-expression, often adding movements from other physical disciplines and arts. L'Art Du Deplacement places a strong emphasis on personal development, teaching self expression that incorporates every personal influence and quality.


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