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Parkour: Grace and precision

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Name: “Parkour” originates from the French phrase “parcours du combattant,” describing military-style obstacle courses.

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Goal: Traversing space in fluid movements with efficiency, grace, and precision.

Includes: Gymnastics, various martial arts, climbing, track and field, and other disciplines.

Equipment: Just the body (and light clothing and shoes).

Origins: The Yamakasi, a group that developed the sport in the suburbs of Paris in the 1980s.

SOURCES: Parkour Generations
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, Yamakasi Parkour

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