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What is Parkour?

In a nutshell, parkour is a discipline of movement that focuses on self-improvement through creative use of the practitioner's surroundings.
There are a few main ideas that make parkour stand out from other physical disciplines and sports.
Core Values
Perseverance, Courage, Humility, Integrity, Respect
Traditional sports end at the sound of a buzzer, a certain score is reached, or when the opponent taps out. In parkour, the game never ends. With even occasional training and dedication, parkour's Five Core Values become part of your everyday life.
Autonomy
A parkour practitioner has no adversary or opponent to focus on. The only tools you need are the shirt on your back and a pair of shoes. The world is your playing field and your mind is your opponent. Parkour is a discipline that can be practiced in a completely individualistic manner, but it doesn't have to be.
Discovery
Not only is parkour about finding places to train or moves to try, but also it is about tapping into the creative side of yourself. Exploration helps us learn our capabilities and areas of improvement. It also helps us find fun and creative ways to approach various obstacles, whether they be physical or otherwise.
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The Kids Classes are being put on pause effective immediately.

Due to a lack of interest in outdoor Kids Classes. Scranton Parkour is putting the Kids Classes on pause until we can set up indoor classes with a local facility.

If you were just about to start bringing your kid to learn parkour, you might be able to help us! If you know of any gyms that might be interested in running parkour classes, please send us an email at ParkourEndure@gmail.com.

If you're the first person to suggest the gym that partners with Scranton Parkour, you'll be gifted 1 month of free parkour classes for one child!

The Teen/Adult classes are still going strong! If you are 13 years old or older (or a truly exceptional 12-year-old), feel free to join us every Tuesday at 6:30pm at McDade Park! Check out the Teen/Adult Classes for more details.

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