Parkour the Urban Freeflow

For years, I dreamt about situations in which I could freely and effortlessly jump around buildings and parking lots. These dreams were so vivid, they felt real. i remember feeling the adrenaline rush even deeply asleep, and the great positive effect the skill had on me.

Parkour #02

Seems I was not the only one and people started something that will become known as parkour.  "Parkour 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".

This video just gave me free-movement rush again, and the urge to write this. Anyone practicing parkour over thirty? :)

Yes there is - David Belle the founder of parkour. He is 36. Have a look.

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  1. Jan 18th, 2012 9:29 PM

    Hi. Glad to read there are people over 30 doing parkour. Ever since I was a kid I dreamt of doing this kind of stuff, and that was the main reason I loved--still love--martial arts/kung fu films. My favourite are Bruce Lee's films like Enter the Dragon, among others. I am 38 now and approaching the best physical condition of my life and suddenly have a renewed interest in street workouts, parkour and rock climbing. I was hoping for people who are at least over 30 doing this sort of thing, which led me to this post.

  2. Dec 22nd, 2008 9:29 PM

    Hi Vlad,

    I just noticed I can't view your YouTube videos inside IE7, nor can I on my own site - which is using the Amazing Grace theme, too. But I *can* view them on YouTube... ?!? Though you might want to know.

    Any idea why?

  3. Dec 16th, 2008 7:11 PM

    Wow! I like it!

  4. Dec 16th, 2008 1:06 AM

    Some of these guys also call themselves "urban ninjas". There's lots of great videos on YouTube if you search for that.

  5. Silja
    Dec 12th, 2008 9:27 PM

    I laugh at the face of danger!

  6. Nov 29th, 2008 7:17 PM

    Yes I remember the scene from casino royale. It's what gave the movie 'the rush'.

    Thanks for sharing the info!

  7. Nov 29th, 2008 7:11 PM

    You may have noticed Parkour in Casino Royale. Sébastien Foucan played the bomb maker in the opening scene, he created Parkour along with David Belle.

    The first Free Running championships were held 3rd September 2008.

    You'll also find David Belle as the lead role in Banlieue 13.

  8. Nov 27th, 2008 10:12 PM

    That's great information, I added a David's video to the post.

  9. Tyson
    Nov 27th, 2008 9:30 PM

    Plenty of people over 30 are training right now, David Belle is 36 I believe. Check it out, you'd love it!