Parkour is a way of movement in which the tracer
body gets from one place to another by adapting to ones environment in which he or she can overcome obstacles from rails to walls by jumping, leaping, vaulting or using any other parkour techniques in the fastest and most fluid way possible no matter what kind of architecture he or she is facing.
Parkour is often confused by Free running
which is a different concept because free running is parkour with more flips and tricks. Though, free running can still be very fun.
Parkour was invented by a French man named David Belle
who is now an actor and probably the best traceur ever who now does a little bit of free running (but no he did not invent free running). I believe he invented parkour somewhere around the 90s meaning that parkour is still new to the world. He is still alive as of the year of 2012
Parkour not only involves facing obstacles like fences or rails but also mental ones because it is scary at some points therefore it is a discipline. Parkour is a great way to live life the way it should be: by taking risks. That is why I do it. It also teaches and inspires you to try new things even some that you first thought you would never ever do or try and I tell you this from personal experience. Just do it!
Go to YouTube and watch parkour literally