Parkour, or otherwise known as 'free-running' - is a gymnastic art inspired by military obstacle course training. The origins begin with a man named Georges Hébert, who was a pioneer of physical education in France. He developed a system of physical education and training known as "la méthode naturelle" ("Natural Method") in the early 1900's, which combined the training of a wide variety of physical capacities with the training of courage and morality.
Today, parkour has evolved to include running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, rolling, reflex control and even martial arts. It is often used as a means of fitness, adventure, and all around fun! Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others . The goal is to imagine the potential for navigating your environment by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.
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