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Apr 13, 2009

Chapel Hill Parkour

Check out this video from TK17, son of my friend Christian:

For those who don't already know but want to: parkour and freerunning are different. Per Wikipedia:

The term freerunning was coined during the filming of Jump London, as a way to present parkour to the English-speaking world. However, freerunning and parkour are separate, distinct concepts—a distinction which is often missed due to the aesthetic similarities. Parkour as a discipline comprises efficiency, whilst freerunning embodies complete freedom of movement—and often includes many acrobatic maneuvers. Although often the two are physically similar, the mindsets of each are vastly different. Foucan defines freerunning as a discipline to self-development, following your own way. While traceurs and traceuses practice parkour in order to improve their ability to overcome obstacles faster and in the most efficient manner, freerunners practice and employ a broader array of movements that are not always necessary in order to overcome obstacles.

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Update: RTParkour Meetup

10:10 PM in Misc. 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Wait - after watching this, I re-read your title... Was this recorded locally?
This is awesome.

Posted by: ACW | Apr 14, 2009 6:59:38 AM

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

Posted by: etselec | Apr 14, 2009 12:58:20 PM

Suddenly chase scenes in action movies seem a lot more realistic...

Posted by: Lenore | Apr 14, 2009 5:59:39 PM

Remember the chase thru the construction site in Casino Royale? The guy being chased was a founder of this type of stuff. There is a mini doc on it on the CR DVD.

Posted by: Don | Apr 16, 2009 12:33:24 AM

I would ge in shape just to learn parkour. If you know of anyone that knows the basic skills, please pass it along!

Posted by: cris | Apr 20, 2009 3:10:35 PM

@Chris: here's your group! http://www.meetup.com/triangle-parkour-meetup/

Their next meet up is April 26.

Posted by: Phil | Apr 20, 2009 4:03:44 PM

Wow. Linked to you, Phil. That's my second astonishing video for today. Wow.

Posted by: Doc | Apr 20, 2009 11:27:06 PM