The sport of parkour (aka free running or freerunning) has been around for a while, but I only learned about it a few years ago. My first major exposure was about two years ago when I rented District B13, French action movie that features one of the originators of Parkour, David Belle.
For those who don’t know, Parkour also known as free running is an activity where participants navigate obstacles, typically in an urban setting. The skills involved are based on gymnastics, rock climbing, jumping, and martial arts.
I always enjoy watching free running or related videos on YouTube and elsewhere. Unless you know what you are doing, please don’t try any of the stunts in these videos. Here are a few of my favorites.
Highlights from District B13
No_Limit Parkour Compilation
Best Of Parkour / Flips / Tricks
Please don’t try any of these stunts, even the pros get hurt doing these big jumps.
Currently Tim “Livewire” Shieff is my favorite. He won the 2009 Barclaycard World Freerunning Championship