WE ARE TRACEURISTS IN THE MAKING
Parkour (often abbreviated PK) is a physical discipline of French origin in which the participant â€” called a traceur â€” attempts to pass obstacles in the fastest and most direct manner possible, using skills such as jumping, vaulting and climbing, or the more specific parkour moves. The obstacles can be anything in the environment, so parkour is often practiced in urban areas because of many suitable public structures, such as buildings, rails, and walls.
SÃ©bastien Foucan (featured in photo above) developed the discipline of Parkour with his childhood friend David Belle, who practiced the ‘Natural Method’ of Parkour, influenced by his miltary father, also a great sportsman.
Together SÃ©bastien and David played and put in place a way of being – A Lifestyle – that lasted for more than ten years.
Heavily influenced by asian philosophy, SÃ©bastian decided to immerse himself fully in his art in order to combat negative energy and becoming ‘fluid like water’. Becoming aware of the failings of art without context, he later chose to create his own path by developing the philosophy – his own method of learning based on autonomy, play and positive energy. Conveying to others his messages and philosophy has become SÃ©bastien’s quest. SÃ©bastien has become a global ambassador of the Parkour / Free-Running discipline.
According to SÃ©bastien: "Nobody ever invents anything – You’re inspired and sometimes you can improve!"
Check him out in the new Bond flick, Casino Royale…
"Read Jesse Woody’s "Parkour Basics" in the CrossFit Journal:
American Parkour (a CrossFit Affiliate):
…and if that wasn’t enough, check out the Wikipedia post: