parkour is...Free-running, or le-Parkour as its French masters named it is the new sport/discipline created by Yann Hnautra and David Belle. Le-Parkour means, " the Obstacles" and from that arose the art of movment.This art is a new way of apprehending the environment which surrounds us with only the human body. To be able to face all of the obstacles which are presented to us, weather they are in a natural environment or urban structures. The Art demands speed, strength, balance, focus and above all flowfull movement. It is a battle against your inner-most fears. Parkour helps to enlighten the soul and build self-belief.Training in Parkour is physical but it also reflects a good moral philosophy with its own values. Parkour is more than a sport, it is an art, an everyday philosophy.

Monday, May 12, 2008