Name: “Parkour” originates from the French phrase “parcours du combattant,” describing military-style obstacle courses.
Goal: Traversing space in fluid movements with efficiency, grace, and precision.
Includes: Gymnastics, various martial arts, climbing, track and field, and other disciplines.
Equipment: Just the body (and light clothing and shoes).
Origins: The Yamakasi, a group that developed the sport in the suburbs of Paris in the 1980s.