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Parkour (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Parkour
Used for/see from:
  • Art du déplacement (Parkour)
  • Art of displacement (Parkour)
  • PK (Parkour)
See also:

Work cat.: Daher, A. Two foot punch, 2007: p. 4 of cover (parkour is about movement, making everything in the path part of the run)

American parkour Web Site, Feb. 26, 2008: What is parkour? (Parkour is the art of moving through your environment using only your body and the surroundings to propel yourself. It can include running, jumping, climbing, even crawling, if that is the most suitable movement for the situation)

Parkour USA Web Site, Feb. 26, 2008 (Parkour's basic goal is to move from point A to point B as efficiently and quickly as possible; a new sport utilizing efficient but physically challenging movements to pass obstacles in urban landscapes; such movements are usually dangerous such as jumping from structure to structure and scaling walls)

Wikipedia, Feb. 26, 2008 (Parkour; PK; l'art du dp̌lacement (English, the art of displacement); 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; meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment, from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls)