About the Parkour
This section deals with what Parkour is, its history, definition and other arts related to or mistaken for Parkour
What is Parkour?
Brief description of Parkour followed by some of the myths and mis-conceptions surrounding Parkour. Also contains a more in depth description of parkour, detailing it’s history and development.
Parkour is a method of physical training that develops one’s ability to overcome obstacles (both physical and mental).It involves movement that will help if one is in a reach or escape emergency situation.Underpinning this is a philosophy of altruism and useful strength, longevity, self-improvement and self-understanding.
Interviews and Articles of interest
Contains many interviews from David Belle and other traceurs from France and abroad.
This page contains links to interviews with David Belle and any other articles that are related to Parkour that are of interest to a someone wanting to research and understand Parkour.
David Belle: Parkour (BOOK).
David Belle: Precise
David Belle – A Warrior’s Journey
Short video interview with David Belle. Video is in French, translations are provided
Video interview with David Belle – Je saute de toit en toit. Video is in French, translations are provided
Video interview with David Belle – “The Way”. Video is in French, translations are provided
Conversations held between Stephane Vigroux and Trevor Kjeldal
Stephane Vigroux talking about what Parkour is and what he doesn’t want it to become.
Interview between Sebastian Foucan and UF. One of the first ones.
Who is who? Information about people commonly associated with parkour
Biographies and general information about people that are commonly associated with Parkour.
George Hébert – Considered by some to be a forefather of Parkour
Raymond Belle – David Belle’s father and inspiration for the creation of Parkour
David Belle – The creator of Parkour
Sebastien Foucan – Early friend of David Belle, credited as the founder of Freerunning
The Yamakasi (Yann Hnautra, Châu Belle Dinh, Laurent Piemontesi, Williams Belle) – Early associates of David Belle, later went on to re-form the group, Yamakasi, without David Belle. Practictioners of L’art Du Deplacement
Cyril Raffaelli – Stuntman, actor, acrobat and friend of David Belle.