Parkour or Free Running
In this same line of definition, freerunning is then the sport of choosing a line through an environment, often urban, and travelling through it, again efficiently and creatively, but with a lot more emphasis on self-expression and movements done purely for aesthetic value. Freerunning combines gymnastics and aerobatics with the movements traditionally seen as ‘parkour’.
Basically, whereas in parkour you would be travelling from A to B as quickly as possible, overcoming whatever was in your way, in freerunning, if there was a start point and end point at all, you would travel between them using flips, jumps and taking detours onto routes where you can implement a movement that although not practical for the route, looks, well, awesome.
Parkour is the kind of thing you’d see in a movie action scene chase. Freerunning is the kind of thing you’d see in a Red Bull competition – like – or from the guys at like .
The Final Verdict
If there’s one thing you should have learned by this point in the article though, it’s that parkour and freerunning are the same thing. They are both terms that are used to express the art of movement creatively and practically in any given environment.