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  1. parkour(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From parkour, altered spelling of parcours.

  2. parkour(Verb)

    To freerun; to use parkour (to move over).

    Etymology: From parkour, altered spelling of parcours.

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  1. Parkour

    Parkour is a holistic training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible.They do this using only their bodies and their surroundings to propel themselves. Furthermore, they try to maintain as much momentum as is possible in a safe manner. Parkour can include obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and the like, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable for the given situation. Parkour is an activity, which can be practiced alone or with others. It can be practiced in any location, but is usually practiced in urban spaces. Parkour involves seeing one's environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for movement around it. Developed in France, primarily by Raymond Belle, David Belle, and Sébastien Foucan during the late 1980s, Parkour became popular in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries, and advertisements featuring these practitioners and others. Parkour is becoming a recognised sport with competitions, events and official teams across the planet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parkour in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parkour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of parkour in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Cameron:

    I'm excited to see how parkour is going to evolve over the next few years as it's adapted for older adults, i think there are components of it that are really important for reducing fall risks.

  2. Dan Edwardes:

    Our natural limits are much further back than people think, the main barrier is perception of what we think we can or can't do. Parkour makes you face that fear.

  3. Duncan Haldane:

    The closest model for what we’re trying to do is human parkour, you have these people that like excel at running over buildings, bouncing off of all these crazy obstacles, using stuff that would otherwise be an obstacle, like a wall, as a feature to help yourself move.

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