Subculture, global movement or complete and utter insanity?
Parkour is the practise of moving quickly and efficiently through their environment using only their bodies and their surroundings to propel themselves, negotiating obstacles in between. They try to maintain as much momentum as possible without being unsafe.
Yes, this is a horribly academic description of an amazing global movement that has taken the world by storm! Their level of insanity is only eclipsed by the beauty and ease of their movements. As a sport Parkour has always fascinated me, the fact that the dreary wrestling is an Olympic sport and Parkour isn’t, is a travesty!
The only thing better than watching Parkour done well? Is watching Parkour done badly! A quick YouTube search of Parkour fails, will supply hours of rip-roaring laughter and entertainment.