Parkour has reached Iraq and is growing in popularity, having a great effect on young people in general - as it does wherever it goes in the world. This is a great story, showing the positive benefits our amazing discipline can have. This is taken from Al Arabiya Online:

“Muhannad, a traceur (parkour practitioner) along with his friends, established an Iraqi Najaf Parkour team. The team leader, Muhannad told Al Arabiya group that “violence and fighting has spread throughout Iraqi society. We have abandoned violence and found freedom, flexibility, speed and strength in this sport which relieves us from stress and urges us to be violent and fight each other.”

Check out the video HERE.