Laneia’s Team Pick: Parkour Stuff

So I was watching this video : Parkour Motion Reel, and I was like, “Hm? What is Parkour?” Then I looked it up and I think it’s when people run and jump and climb and miraculously avoid killing themselves? Like, for art? Or maybs just because they want to run. Idk WAT? SPIDERMAN? What’s going on here.

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7 Comments

  1. wow that video is amazing. FACT: a few years ago i became obsessed with parkour and watched every video i could find on it, and even now when i’m sitting in an outdoor space i silently plan exactly how i would escape in the fastest and most efficient way were i suddenly required to.

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  3. Parkour is started by David Belle, a former firefighter, if I’m not mistaken. He wanted to train people to be able to escape the complicating urban landscape we have today during an emergency. An awesome idea that Madonna featured in her MV ‘Jump’. Long live the material girl…

  4. I remember seeing this on MTV when I was like 8 or 9 yrs old. They called it Freestyle Walking. Me and my cousins ran around jumping off of stuff and hurting our ankles for weeks. Sadly, we never perfected it.

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