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[mass noun] The activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.
- ‘It's fair to say that parkour is an extreme sport (as extreme as they come, maybe).’
- ‘With parkour there's no competitions, you're not going out to prove something to a coach or a sponsor or competing with other runners.’
- ‘For me, parkour has a phenomenal power of attraction.’
- ‘In their youth, Sebastien and his pals played a variety of sports which all, in one way or another, contributed to their development of parkour.’
- ‘However, my reaction wasn't against any individual as such, but rather the message that was being communicated about parkour.’
- ‘Well, Belle is the founder of an entirely new extreme sport known as parkour.’
- ‘And if you are interested to try some parkour or urban exploration and happen to be located in Stockholm, Sweden you can consider yourself invited to the Urban Ninja Crew.’
- ‘Looking for different ways to jump an obstacle is a creative thing in parkour.’
- ‘It also seems that London traceurs have been exploring the potential for parkour around the estate architecture.’
- ‘When it comes to parkour everything is free.’
- ‘Like the latest extreme sport, parkour, the artist has to work with the building environment around him and create their own art.’
- ‘I call what I do parkour, but I don't worry about the politics of it.’
- ‘It totally contradicts my personal practise of parkour, but as an 'ambassador' of it, I've found myself doing shows.’
- ‘What does parkour give you that these sports do not?’
- ‘Consider the action-choreography: ignoring the conveniently placed pipes, parkour is used with naturalistic effect, but the combat sequences seem over-rehearsed and delivered with rigid control.’
- ‘Jumping over a bench in P.E. class isn't creative, but parkour forces you to think about how you can jump.’
- ‘"For the choreography it was pretty easy because that's a big part of what parkour is about," recalls Sebastien.’
- ‘It is, instead, boisterous and noisy and in its way, joyous, its political backdrop merely an occasion for more parkour.’
- ‘Individuals have always gathered together simply to practise parkour.’
- ‘As parkour migrates to the States so do American stunt ninjas find their way onto the internet.’
Early 21st century: French, alteration of parcours route, course.
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