21 September, 2023

AGU Common Training Camp for Parkour Coaches Paves the Way for Asian Parkour Growth

Uzbekistan, September 21, 2023 – The recently concluded AGU (Asian Gymnastics Union) Common Training Camp for Parkour Coaches, convened from September 14th to 18th, 2023, in Uzbekistan, united participants from six nations: India, Jordan, Tajikistan, Iran, Korea, and the gracious host, Uzbekistan. This pivotal event, celebrated for its dedication to promoting collaboration, camaraderie, and athletic readiness, marked a significant milestone in the global parkour community.

Esteemed parkour expert and FIG President of the Parkour Committee, Mr. Charles Perriere provided valuable insights during a special judge lesson. Perriere emphasized the holistic nature of parkour, stating, “Parkour is not just a sport; it’s a way of life. It teaches discipline, creativity, and adaptability, which are invaluable skills for athletes and individuals alike.”

In parallel, the AGU Parkour Commission  held a technical meeting coinciding with the camp. The newly appointed AGU Parkour Commission President, Mr. Hariya Kazuyoshi, outlined his vision, saying, “We aim to elevate parkour within the Asian region by fostering collaboration and innovation. Together, we can shape the future of parkour and create opportunities for athletes to thrive.”

A key outcome of the meeting was the decision to launch dedicated online platforms for Asian parkour enthusiasts. These platforms, on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, will extend the reach to a younger audience. Content will also be shared on Asian gymnastics platforms to broaden the community’s appeal.

Supported by the Asian Gymnastics Union, these initiatives reflect the commitment to promote parkour in the Asian region. By harnessing the power of social media and online platforms, the parkour community aims to engage more enthusiasts, share valuable knowledge, and inspire the next generation of traceurs and traceuse