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Parkour / Freerunning / Art du Deplacement is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement.

An Overview of Parkour

It is a sport that encourages self-improvement on all levels, revealing one's physical and mental limits while simultaneously offering ways to overcome them. It is a method of training one's body and mind in order to be as completely functional, effective and liberated as possible in any environment.

Benefits

  • Parkour is physically demanding so builds strength and improves fitness.
  • Using obstacles to aid your movements, it helps with balance, spatial awareness and coordination.
  • Parkour will help you develop self-reliance and confidence.

Costs

Parkour can be endured in any terrain, making this sport uncostly to partake in.

Involvement

Parkour can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. If you love the rush of adrenaline and get a thrill from pushing yourself to your limits then parkour is perfect for you.

Facts

  • Parkour or Freerunning, was founded in France in the 1980s by a group of nine young men.
  • he term 'Freerunning' was the creation of Guillaume Pelletier, a representative of a group of French practitioners involved in the production of a Channel 4 documentary, Jump London, in 2003. This term was used in order to communicate this amazing new sport to an English-speaking audience.

Find Parkour Activities Near You

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National Governing Bodies

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Contact Email
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Wyre Parkour Intermediates Session Bewdley Tuesdays 7-8pm

Wyre Parkour Intermediates Session Bewdley Tuesdays 7-8pm

Structured, coached parkour session for intermediate level movers Ages 8-14
7-8pm
Tuesdays @ The Bewdley School, Stourport Road, Bewdley, DY12 1BL

Wyre Parkour Beginners Session Bewdley Tuesdays 6-7pm

Wyre Parkour Beginners Session Bewdley Tuesdays 6-7pm

Structured, coached parkour session for beginners ages 8-14
6-7pm

Tuesdays @ The Bewdley School, Stourport Road, Bewdley, DY12 1BL

Wyre Parkour Adults / 14+ Session Bewdley Wednesdays 7-8pm

Wyre Parkour Adults / 14+ Session Bewdley Wednesdays 7-8pm

Structured, coached parkour session for all abilities
Adults / 14+
7-8pm Wednesdays @ The Bewdley School, Stourport Road, Bewdley, DY12 1BL

Wyre Parkour Session Worcester Mondays 7-8pm

Wyre Parkour Session Worcester Mondays 7-8pm

A structured, coached session for all abilities
Age 8-14
Mondays 7-8pm @ Gym 1, St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ

Wyre Parkour Age 5-8 Parkour Session Younger Movers

Wyre Parkour Age 5-8 Parkour Session Younger Movers

A structured, coached session for younger movers Age 5-8
Mondays 6-7pm @ Worcester University
Gym 1, St John's Campus,
Henwick Grove
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR2 6AJ