Parkour is more than just a sport; it embodies its own philosophy, promoting self-awareness, personal growth, and the nurturing of body and soul. The principles of parkour often extend beyond the sport itself, with many enthusiasts applying its principles to their everyday lives. Those who embrace parkour’s principles are known as “tracers.”
In 2005, the emergence of parkour as a professional discipline became evident in Tehran, Iran. As its popularity grew among the youth, there was a demand for more professional training. Athletes took it upon themselves to travel to European countries, at their own expense, to gain experience in the field. For years, parkour has flourished in urban spaces, particularly in parks. However, despite its widespread presence, it has received only partial attention from sports institutions, lacking proper management and organization. Athletes are left to practice with minimal facilities.