Some interesting information about parkour:
Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get 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, quadrupedal movement, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour's development from military training gives it some aspects of a non-combative martial art.
Many involved perceived as a lifestyle. Currently, actively practiced and developed by many groups and individuals in many countries. The essence of Parkour is a movement and overcoming obstacles of various kinds. These may be considered as existing architectural structures (handrails, railings, walls, etc.) And specially made designs.
A practitioner of parkour is often called a traceur, with the feminine form being traceuse. They are nouns derived from the French verb tracer, which normally means "to trace", as in "tracing a path", in reference to drawing.
Parkour is not a sport that involves competition, competition and the desire to defeat an opponent. Ideology rejects these principles of parkour, parkour alien "ostentatious" and competitiveness. This in particular one of its differences from Freerunning.
Originally used to refer to training French terms l'art du deplacement and le parcours.