Tuesday, March 25

Parkour and Free Running

I see more and more vids and films using Parkour and Free Running skills. Amazing and artful. Just speading the good word...

Parkour or l'art du d├ęplacement (English: the art of displacement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment — from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls — and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas.
Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.

One of the better vids I've found:

A clip from the movie, District 13 with David Belle (2006):

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