PARKOUR

PARKOUR HISTORY GREAT FOR FRENCH JOKES

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Parkour -- the style of movement seen in chase scenes Casino Royale, The Incredible Hulk, and Live Free or Die Hard -- officially got its start by David Belle in the mid-90s, with inspiration from French military and rescue training.

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FRENCH PEOPLE GET PARKOUR-Y AGAIN

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One could be forgiven for thinking Parkour is some gay French nonsense where people run up some stairs and call it a sport.

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DAMIEN WALTERS IS FLIPPY

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If the guys at Fan IQ know what they're talking about -- and it's possible they do -- then Damien Walters, the guy in this video, is a British gymnast.

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PARKOUR IS GREAT FOR AMATEURS

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I'm an unabashed fan of parkour (which I still prefer to call "free running" because it sounds less French).

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FREE RUNNING IS EXTREME

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I freely admit that I'm a fan of parkour, also known as free running.

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NEW FAVORITE SPORT: FREE RUNNING

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If you saw Casino Royale, you know that the best part of the movie besides the extremely sexy Daniel Craig Judi Dench Caterina Murino was the opening chase sequence where the bomb maker dude does all sorts of crazy shit to run away from Bond.


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