that’sfit: What is Parkour?)

Awesome! Sounds like word about Parkour is making its way into the mainstream…

In the most recent James Bond film, Casino Royale, viewers are treated to an amazing demonstration of agility and physical prowess — and no, ladies, I’m not referring to actor Daniel Craig’s formidable physique. Rather, early in the film an extended, nail-biting action sequence takes place, showcasing the acrobatic and almost gravity-defying abilities possessed by practitioners of the physical art form known as Parkour.

Founded by David Belle in France, Parkour (which means “the art of displacement” in English) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, principally using the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help a person overcome obstacles found in their surrounding environment — from tree branches and large rocks to metal railings and concrete walls.

(via that’sfit: What is Parkour?)

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