Parkour (often abbreviated PK ) is a physical discipline of French origin in which practitioners must pass any obstacles came across , by finding the most efficient and fastest way to get from point A to point B as quickly , without interruptions and speed, widgets using only means their bodies. The term ” parkour ” is derived from the French ” parcours du combattant ” in translation means ” obstacle course ” was coined by one of the early practitioners of this extreme sport. The sport is practiced mainly in urban areas , involving jumping in , on , through and around obstacles such as railings , stairs , columns , walls , trees , buildings etc. They consider this kind of training a delivery of standardized constraints imposed by other sports and to overcome the limitations of self-induced one .