Freerunning: The Urban Landscape is Your Playground

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Ulysses Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 126 pages
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The author performed parkour in the opening sequence of the James Bond film Casino Royale
Contains 100 fantastic full-color photographs of the author in action

Parkour is the art of movement and action. Its cofounder, S bastien Foucan, has performed it in movies, commercials, and the music video for Madonna’s song "Jump." In this book, Foucan displays his gravity-defying moves while sharing the inspirational philosophy of free running. With electrifying photos of Foucan in action, the book offers a new approach to how one moves through the urban landscape and the velocity at which one lives. The author codeveloped parkour in Paris and has popularized and promoted it around the world. Similar to skateboarding, parkour is more than just wonderful exercise: it is a whole new perspective on how to conquer the obstacles in the city -- walls are for vaulting, rails are for riding, and steps are for jumping.

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About the author (2009)

Sébastien Foucan is the founder of Freerunning and co-founder of Parkour. He was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and brought up with his 4 brothers and 1 sister. His freerunning is the result of 18 years of practice and thinking. Sébastien developed his skills though childhood play. The origins of the practice can be traced back to Georges Hebert, a French marine officer who created the ?Natural Method' and who was influenced by African indigenous tribes.

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