Parkour: That's Agility

You saw it last in Casino Royale. Parkour or the Art of Displacement is a physical art of French origin, the aim of which is to move from point A to point B as efficiently and quickly as possible using nothing but your legs.

According to the founder of this activity, David Belle, the spirit of parkour is guided in part by the notions of 'escape' and 'reach', that is, the idea of using physical agility and quick thinking to get out of difficult situations, and to be able to go anywhere that one desires. Quite useful, if you'd ask me. Now, why would I like to call this the slithery sport? Never mind.

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2 comments:

Yeshwant said...

Doodie,

just checked out the link on you-tube. Its quiet cool. By the way, is there a way we could learn this in India.

Instinctive Traveller said...

doodie! there's no way that i know of. but i suppose some of our politicians practive a watered down version during sessions of the various legislative houses.