Posted by: captainmoondog | December 15, 2008

Parkour: can anything be more awesome to watch?

Thanks to chippa20, we have this clip.

Of course, more amazing shit like this can be found all over youtube (be warned you’ll be caught in an endless cycle of “related videos” for hours if not careful, but hey, it’s worth it…).

And if you didn’t know what the heck this was like I didn’t, don”t feel bad. Wikipedia is here to help explain it all.

Parkour (sometimes also abbreviated to PK) or l’art du déplacement (English: the art of movement) 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. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs, or traceuses for females. Founded by David Belle and a group of friends in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one’s body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.”

Also, they forgot to mention, it’s AWESOME.


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