Parkour is a movement art

or An open letter to first and second generation practitioners of parkour, freerunning and l’art du déplacement, as well as to those who lead and change the world not because they want to, but because they were chosen to by others.

The title says it, so if you don’t have time, you can leave it as it stands. But to get the nuances, you are welcome to read on.

Parkour is not gymnastics. Parkour is not a sport. But, parkour is not just parkour, a purely unique discipline existing on its own. And for it not to just survive, but to thrive, we all need to realize that it is a part of human experience, part of human knowledge. We have to realize that it belongs, that we belong, for it to belong.

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