is a discipline not unlike martial arts, but rather than practicing fighting
or self defense, it is about
is a way of moving from one place
to another as quickly and as efficiently as possible by means
of jumping, vaulting, climbing and other such things.
is not to be confused with freerunning
, which is more focused on aesthetics (i.e. flips, aerials etc.) rather than efficiency. Freerunning is considered an extreme sport, wheres Parkour is a practice
for personal benefit rather than showing off.
One who practices
Parkour is known as a traceur