A method of movement based upon the principles of both efficiency and speed. Originally developed by the criminal classes of France to escape the French police, it has since spread to all layer of France due to the versitility of its utility, from the typical French Adulterers (read 98% of the nation's male population) escaping the Adulteress' heavily armed husband, to the President escaping the lynch mob after his eighty-eighth attempt to sacrifice what little money and national dignity France has to save the dying European Union, and is, indeed, slowly reaching out to the international community of netizen mainly interested in 'cool-balls-awesomeness' rather than acutal 'utility'.
Gent. 1- Parkour- is that not this new French method of Running?

Gent. 2- Indeed it is sir, and very fine method of escape, if thou wouldst permit me to say thus.

Gent. 1- 'Tis genius, sir, but fitting, for who but the French should invent the best method of retreating.
The Two Europhobic Gentlemen of Devon- John Fletcher (1621)
by Tom O' Bedlam September 04, 2011
You know, that thing where people run around jumping off shit and they call it a sport.
Person 1: "What do they call it when dick bags run around jumping off shit and they call it a sport?"

Person 2: "Who could be that much of a wanker to call such a silly activity a sport?"

Person 1: "Hippies n' shit."

Person 1: "Oh, fuck, now I know what you mean: It's called 'parkour'. It must be French for 'being a dick' or 'being a wanker'. I get my French nouns and verbs mixed-up sometimes."

hippies dick bag
by Kizzmasterflash February 27, 2014
Parkour is a way of movement in which the tracer or traceuse'sbody 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
"Wow! Why is that guy getting past those walls really fast"
" He does parkour"

"Many people call me a monkey or a ninja because I do parkour"
by Adrian001 July 31, 2012
A sport that most consider to be fun to do or to watch, and that the three people before me are making look like a boring sport with their lengthy explanations. The only main objective is to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible in your environment, but there's a reason it's a "sport" and not an "obligation". Have fun in your sport- take a little time to perfect a jump over something if you constantly see that you're messing up on it, let yourself get sidetracked and go chase a squirrel, go out of your way to climb up on top of McDonalds and dance around on the roof to make a fool out of yourself and then run like a madman when the workers are chasing after you shouting that they've called the "poh-leece on you!!!" Have fun, do what you can, and learn what you can't. Climb up on a Church and watch cars go by, push your body to it's limits. That's the perfect world of Parkour... not just discipline, but enjoying disciplining yourself.
Parkour rocks my socks... and the socks prevent blisters. Lol.
by VineyardPK May 13, 2006
A sport in which you get from point A to point B in the fastest, simplest way possible. Parkour does not include spins, flips, or anything of that matter. Some people get parkour mixed up with tricking which does include spins, flips, and anything of that matter.
Did you see the latest David Belle video?! That was some mad parkour!!!
by Shea Mitchell June 08, 2007
parkour is just getting from point A-B as quick as possible
"I do pk."
"What`s pk?"
"Parkour"
by Anubite June 08, 2007
when people that are meant to do gymnastics decide to do gymnastics outside and not calling it gymnastics because its not as cool sounding
-dude do u do gymnastics?
+no i do parkour
-difference?
+parkour is outside
by agent fro June 01, 2013

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