“WFPF is dedicated to the safe and responsible advancement of the parkour/freerunning discipline throughout the world, providing leadership, products and services that keep barriers to entry low and grass roots enthusiasm high. Together with our athlete partners, we strive to faithfully bring this philosophy of movement to the growing numbers of young people who believe that through camaraderie, self-expression and service to others, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.”
The WFPF is an organization of athletes from around the world, some on teams, some not, who’ve come together to help bring the sport and philosophy of Parkour to mainstream audiences everywhere. Like anything alive and exciting, Parkour is evolving. Every person who makes a discovery and posts it on YouTube contributes to that process. Once Parkour stops changing, once someone defines what it is in a neat set of rules, it’s over. By bringing together a diverse group of practitioners from all kinds of places and backgrounds, each with their own unique mentality, and each with deep roots in the wider community, the WFPF’s goal is that the voices of the movement will continue to shape that change in a positive direction.
We aren’t here to argue or try to regulate what Parkour/Freerunning is or is not, and we certainly don’t have any interest in actions that result negatively for the community. We encourage all individuals to find their own training, to discover new ways of seeing their environment, to be pathfinders for us all as they overcome whatever obstacles seem to be standing between them, and where they dream of going.
We look forward to sharing in your discoveries! Know Obstacles! Know Freedom!