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  • SPF Parkour Academy

    • Sports & Recreation
    1830 E. Baseline Rd., #108
    Mesa, AZ 85204
    (480) 248-9987
    • About

      Parkour is a movement-based discipline used to run, jump, and climb obstacles. While it is usually in an urban setting, parkour can be done anywhere on anything. The term parkour was coined in the 80's and stems from the French word parcours du combattant, meaning obstacle course in English. Some time later in the later 90's, parkour came over to the United States. Because the word parkour was so foreign to those not familiar with the French language, the term freerunning was quickly adopted giving meaning to the name of the discipline. Freerunning would later go on to be differentiated from parkour as a tricks-and-flip discipline, involving more stylish flares opposed to focusing on overcoming obstacles.