The International Gymnastics Federation is trying to hijack parkour and we need your help to stop them!
This is a battle for the future of parkour!
FIG creates a sport that is identical or similar to the physical nature of parkour without our values and a different name (misappropriation). FIG now has authority and control over competitive formats, licensing, insurance policies, coaching certification, as well as governing rules and regulations. They now have the ability to use their existing governing and regulatory position to force their rules and regulations into our community-run businesses, competitions, and events. Finally, FIG brings in values of gymnastics: removes our real-world obstacles and replaces them with simple structures and changes functional and biomechanically efficient technique for aesthetics.
APEX has already pulled out. FISE will include parkour events regardless. David Belle and Charles Perriere are collaborating with FIG President Morinari Watanabe without the prior consent of other members of The Mouvement. And practitioners from around the globe are already fighting! Will you join them?
SIGN THE PETITION
It’s start with your name. Sign the petition on the top left (desktop) or bottom (mobile) of this page to send an e-mail to members of the FIG to let them know that parkour is not theirs to govern – parkour is ours!
CALL YOUR LOCAL FIG REPRESENTATIVE
Use the drop-down box below to find your local FIG representative. Calling only takes a few extra minutes and can create a huge impact. Call and let them know what you think or use the petition letter as a script.
Call FISE at 22.214.171.124.15.35 and 04.67.40.15.35 to let them know you do not support parkour being presented for FIG at the FISE World Series in Montpellier.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Here are a few official graphics that can be used on social media. Send them messages, post them, and tag them. Wherever FIG will see it and wherever they will get tired of seeing it. We need them to understand these words and we can’t let them avoid the fact. Follow the procedures below and make sure to use the hashtags:
#fightthefig #parkourisours #wearenotgymnastics
- Facebook: Upload to FIG Facebook / upload to personal profile / send as message / post comments on their recent image. Tag David Belle, Charles Perriere, FIG, and Olympics and link to the petition at muvmag.com/fightthefig
- Instagram: Upload / Send DM. Tag @davidbelleofficialpage, @charlesperriere_official, @figymnastics, @olympics
- Upload it to FIG Facebook | Upload it to your Facebook and tag @FIG | Review FIG: rate them 1 star and let them know that “parkour is ours”
- Tweet the video to FIG | Tweet the video on your twitter and tag @gymnastics | Comment on tweets with #fightthefig #parkourisours #wearenotgymnastics
- Upload it to your Instagram and tag @figymnastics | Comment on their photos with #fightthefig #parkourisours #wearenotgymnastics
DONATE TO SUPPORT CAMPAIGN REACH
Your donation will ensure this petition and campaign reach as many people within and outside the parkour community as possible to help us fight the FIG and their encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour and Freerunning! Funds will go directly to support this petition’s social reach and other advertisements targeting FIG, their employees, and their audience.
SHARING IS FIGHTING
Sharing and spreading the word about this campaign is just as important. We are powerful together. Use the social share buttons directly on the petition or link to http://muvmag.com/fightthefig/
LINK TO CAMPAIGN
You can also support the campaign by linking to it via one of these snazzy yet powerful banners. Let the community and the world know that you are fighting for parkour and that FIG is not welcome here.
Download them directly or copy the HTML codes below:
Below we have provided links to various resources with more information:
Invasión y Apropiación Indebida del Parkour (Video en Español)
Everything evolves, even parkour. It has changed exponentially since it left the founders and made its way around the world via the internet. We believe in free and open parkour, but that parkour should always belong to the practitioner. While we respect and thank the founders for passing down their philosophies and ideals, they are no more owners of this movement than you and I.
And we will stand our ground for the thing that we worked so hard to develop. All of the people, companies, and organizations below are standing with us:
Tell the FIG that even though parkour is free and open to everyone, parkour is ours!
FIGHT THE FIG!Read or edit the petition
Your donation will ensure this petition and campaign reach as many people within and outside the parkour community as possible to help us fight the FIG and their encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour and Freerunning!