I’ve recently been introduced to the powers of YouTube. Having this awesome video resource at my fingertips has really excited me. All the good music videos you can think of are there. The Big Brother 7 (UK) audition tapes are there.
I was going to blog about the Crazy Bike video, because of the amazing human skill. But then I saw Top Gear and I started to type Parkour in to the search. What I’ve found here is really amazing. Parkour or ‘Free Running’ as it’s known in England is a new sport which consists of running, jumping, back-flipping, wall-running, spinning and summersaulting from great heights, at speed, usually in urban areas.
I saw a show on UK TV about 3 years ago called Jump London which studied the activity. A little research led me to discover that its founders are Frenchmen Sébastien Foucan and his friend David Belle, who appear in the blockbusters Casino Royale and Luc Besson’s, District 13 respectively. So watch out for them in these.