4/23/10 – Cairo Egypt, A growing group of youth are organizing into parkour groups in the suburbs of Cairo. Parkour is a physical discipline like a martial art with the non-violent goal of being able to run and jump through complex environments quickly. Parkour migrated to Egypt without any direct contact but through movies such as District 13 and homemade YouTube videos from around the world. Egypt was the second middle eastern country to form a parkour group in 2008 and since then has grown to more than 50 members with practices 6 days of the week in 3 areas around Cairo, and even a satellite group in Alexandria. Inside Cairo they must negotiate permision with bowabs and dodge constant traffic so their best location is an abandoned government building in an industrial city on the last metro stop.
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