Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. It is all about getting from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour involves seeing the environment in a new way, and imagining the potential for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.
Parkour was developed in France, primarily by Raymond Belle, and further by his son David and the latter's group of friends, the self-styled Yamakasi, during the late 1980s. The discipline was popularised in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries, and advertisements featuring the Yamakasi.
Parkour can be practiced at the Movement Park facility both indoors and outside in our specially designed Parkour park. Movement Park also does satellite outreach classes in other areas so check our outreach programme for more details.
How to play
Parkour will be practiced with an instructor that will teach the proper moves, jumps and how to break a fall. Parkour sessions are available for all ages and levels
- Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
Movement Park includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all. If your child has a disability, please ask our staff if our Parkour is suitable for you or your child.
Check out our TIMETABLE for all our Parkour activities.