PARKOUR Parkour Project was conceived in Russia in 2013, where traceurs are some of the most dedicated, daring, fearless and often plain crazy. Since then the project has expanded to 3 continents, 7 countries and dozens of cities - Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, Honolulu, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso de Chile, Buenos Aires, Nassau, Tokyo, Moscow and more. The goal of the project is to collect and share inspiring stories about Freerunning and Parkour athletes from around the world and to promote Parkour as a philosophy and a way of life. You can find interviews, blog posts and new stories at dedicated website www.parkourproject.com Parkour is a discipline that consists of moving through an environment, overcoming the obstacles that appear en route (fences, walls...) in the most fluid and efficient form possible, and with the sole possibilities of the human body. It originated from a military obstacle course training and was developed in France during the late1980s by David Belle. It became popular as an urban athletic practice in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries and advertising featuring its practitioners. It is now considered a significant expression of urban culture. Mostly free from the restrictions, discipline and authoritarian tutors of professional sports organizations, Traceurs (the practitioners of Parkour) organize themselves into very liberal and uncompetitive collectives, with their own training routines, meet ups, jams and guidelines. Individual focus always prevails. No one needs a coach to train and progress, although many young people choose to share their experience and knowledge with the less experienced - who desire guidance and the inherent social interaction of the sport. Depending on the country and its surroundings, Parkour has come to represent different meanings for those who practice it, for instance in France and Spain it has been an acknowledged form of social protest. For the Russian or South American youth, it has been a blissful form of escape from today's harsh realities, politics, confusion and a very personal pursuit for their true self.