The definition of Parkour (wikipedia):
"Parkour is said to be l'art du deplacement, or the art of moving (from A to B), consisting of uninterrupted forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and natural) in one's environment. Such movement may come in the form of running, jumping, climbing and other more complicated techniques. The goal of the practice of parkour is to be able to adapt one's movement to any given situation so that any obstacle can be overcome with the human body's abilities"
Yet another small quote from wikipedia:
"In 2001 French filmmaker Luc Besson made a feature film, Yamakasi - Les samourai des temps modernes (Yamakasi - the Samurai of our time), featuring members of the original Yamakasi. The film tells the (fictional) tale of a group of young thieves who use their parkour skills to evade capture, while stealing money to fund the healthcare of a child that was injured copying their parkour training. In 2004, Besson made Banlieue 13, another feature film involving parkour, starring David Belle."
So, here is a short parkour video (Dvinsk, Russia):
Friday, December 23, 2005 5:22 PM