You must have heard of it or seen glimpses of it by now, but perhaps you didn't know that the art form of Parkour is more than young, athletic angst without a skateboard. Apparently, Parkour is more a philosophy of life than an afterschool calorie burner. David Belle, founder of the art form defends it from the critics who would call it "urban acrobatics." For him, Parkour is a way to overcome obstacles in life, not just jumping from building to building. Get a taste of belle at his best with this video. Finally, the French invent something we can all enjoy. = )

(And as an added treat, enjoy the comedic ravings of "parkour experts" Rabbit and Nimrod.)

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Blogger Freeheart said...

Good article, very well put!

8/3/07 13:41  
Blogger k_sra said...

Thanks, Freeheart. I like living vicariously. ; )

8/3/07 16:09  
Anonymous normzone said...

Reminds me of my man, Jackie Chan. Although the first thing he'd be telling these lads is that your schooling is more important, and no parkouring until your homework is done.

szomiddb: Somewhat less than formidable.

8/3/07 21:22  
Blogger El Duderino said...

There is an excellent chase in the (not so) new Bond Film Casino Royale using Parkour. If you haven't seen it, you should, especially if you're not a Bond film fan.

13/3/07 16:58  

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