VIDEO: What The Hell Is Parkour, Anyway?

This Thursday at 10:30/9:30c, a brand spankin' new series is hitting your boob tube -- "MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge" -- and up until a few minutes ago, we had simply no clue what to expect.

Thankfully, production put together a video guide so we could get up to speed on this popular niche sport. In the Intro to Parkour package below, the pros explain the game as "the art of finding the fastest way from Point A to Point B, using only the human body." (The quickest movement between two rooftops might shock you!) Some of these athletes are bound to take some wild risks, so before tuning in Thursday for the premiere, prepare yourself with a little 101: