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Parkour, freerunning and l’art du déplacement connect people with their environment and each other through physical activity, helping them achieve strength and balance in a natural and universally-accessible way.



Our vision is simple. It is the same as it has always been. A greater state of wellbeing for human kind by connecting people with their environment and each other through physical activity, helping achieve strength and balance for all.



To achieve universal awareness, appreciation and engagement for parkour, freerunning and l’art du déplacement.


  • Members – in the coming weeks and months, we will (re)unite the community around the world, bringing together members so that we can help then and they can help each other.

  • Recognition – in the months ahead, we will work towards recognition from the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord. But we will do this in a way that ensures parkour, freerunning and l’art du déplacement are not defined only as sport.

  • Social Development – in the months ahead, we will study programmes that have already delivered social development through parkour, freerunning and l’art du déplacement from Palestine to the Philippines. We will also create and implement our own progammes.


March 2016

The Mouvement at the Youth Olympic Games

  The Mouvement recently returned from the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, where we were part of the sporting and cultural festival, Sjoggfest. The Mouvement's practitioners also performed as part of the Opening Ceremony. "As we seek the recognition of sports institutions, having our practice present at the Youth Olympic Games is an important step," said Mouvement president Chau Belle. "As they work to get recognition in their own countries, our members can now point to real interest in our practice on the part of the world's biggest sporting body. Our Olympic participation is all the more satisfying because we were able to remain loyal to our definition of the practice: with demonstrations and teaching but not with competitions." We had showcases indoors, and some teaching indoors for the first weekend. Cube Sport, the makers of indoor modules, provided our stage and we are grateful for this. We even had the chance to introduce some IOC members to the practice. It was amazing to have legendary jumpers like Sergey Bubka show their support. © Art Fact / The Mouvement When the International Olympic Committee asked if we would demonstrate and teach parkour, freerunning and Art Du Déplacement at the Youth Olympic Games they also asked if we would be happy to start as soon as possible. They did not want us to wait until the next summer Games in 2018. So we accepted a fresh obstacle: snow and ice. We were given a snow-covered parking lot and built a simple obstacle park out of recycled materials: pallets, cable drums, scaffolding and so on. Many parents of the children who came are now building their own back yard parks. And on the last day of teaching, we took a core group of kids who had been coming most days into town, to show them some spots we had found. © Erika Szostak / The Mouvement   Throughout our time at Lillehammer 2016, it was great to be able to meet some of the people who make some of the biggest decisions in sport, and in a few cases have them move with us. As the Olympic Movement works to find ways to reach out to the young people it was created to serve, we showed a new way: one that is close to the way children play and easily accessible to all. Thanks to a partnership with Ubisoft, the makers of Assassin's Creed, we were also able to show a clear and positive link between the way people move in video games and the way they can move in real life. As for the future, we're discussing putting on similar activities at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and how best to ensure recognition for the hard work of our members.     © Art Fact / The Mouvement      

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November 2015

The Peace & Sport Forum

  The Mouvement is represented right now at the Peace & Sport Forum. We were invited to provide a briefing on the inspirational work being down around the world to use parkour, freerunniing and l'art du déplacement as a tool for peace building. We will look in particular at places like Gaza and Cauca, Colombia.

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April 2015

6 April is #IDSP!

6th April every year is the Internatonal Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This year, we are participating in the white card initiative of Peace & Sport. The Mouvement invites you to join in!    

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March 2015

International School Sport Forum

  Representatives from The Mouvement are in Qatar right now, at the invitation of the International School Sports Forum, meeting with representatives of school sport around the world. Top of the agenda is encouraging more countries to add parkour, freerunning and l'art du déplacement to physical education programmes.

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