Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) or l’art du déplacement (English: the art of displacement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment—from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls—and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs, or traceuses for females.

Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one’s body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.


2 Responses to “Parkour”

  1. Hey there. I just found this site and wanted to inform you that a friend of mine started a parkour group in louisville. You can find out about us at

    A lot of us are beginners and would love to bring our group to your classes. Can you tell me how I can find out more?


  2. I haven’t received a response to my previous post yet… can anyone tell me when your classes are?

    Right now, the Louisville Parkour Group meets up 3 times a week (Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday). Do you all offer classes on any days in between?

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