Parkour Spreads around the World

Parkour Spreads around the World

International Parkour Federation Continues to Spread the Sport Around the World

Posted on 03.08.2017

The International Parkour Federation’s global impact continues to spread.

From an upcoming sanctioned event in the UK, to newly certified instructors from countries like Iran, Iraq and India, to a growing family of training academies, the popularity of parkour continues to grow.

Here’s a roundup of the latest news:

PF sanctions 3Run FAMILY JAM & WFPF “Jump Off” Championship
This IPF-sanctioned event is September 2-3, 2017, in Berkshire, UK and brings back the much-loved 3Run Family Jam while adding a WFPF (World Freerunning Parkour Federation) Jump off Competition …

IPF sponsors instructor certification in Thailand
This month, athletes from Iran, India, Turkey, and Tajikistan traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the four-day instructor certification. Attendees received Level 1-2 certification recognized by the WFPF, the Asia Freerunning Parkour Union (AFPU) and the IPTC (International Professional Training Certification) ….

IPF attends membership meeting at Sport Accord/GAISF
IPF was one of 48 international sports federations invited to Lausanne, Switzerland in early June to review their pending application for official recognition by Sport Accord/GAISF, the world federation of sports governing bodies …

Government of Kosovo recognizes parkour
The government of Kosovo became the first nation to officially recognize parkour as a sport …

While the road to recognition is long, International Parkour Federation supports many countries engaged in this process. To date parkour athletes, teams and community leaders from 67 countries have asked the IPF or its sister company, WFPF for assistance in providing materials, mentoring and organizational support for parkour communities in need.

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