So I got hooked yesterday setting up a YouTube Channel and watching the Parkour people running around!

I think the best one I saw – more because it had a story with it was this Scottish one.

I just think it was a great idea – playing ‘it’ or ‘tag’ around Glasgow. Even the Beastie Boys’ ‘Body Movin‘ took on different meaning. These guys have the handles ‘Hedgehog’ and ‘Tictac’ but you don’t know who is who!

Of course, I’m interested in seeing what the girls are doing in this, but they seem few and far between. I found a newbie, Jemma, who put a video up after just two months training.

The only problem is this was in 2006 and at the time of writing that’s 21 months without an update! Hope she’s OK. The tune in the background of that one was ‘Deep Dish‘ (or was that the group?).

Still with all this body moving stuff going on it shows you that you have to start somewhere. Start where you are today!

One last video caught my eye – an Asian chap Xin Sarith Azuma Phan Wuku – ‘Ninja for Hire’ and this one show the traceur running outside, then in a mall, back on the street and then he does a somersault inside a gym. All to the tune of ‘Give It All‘, so I’m informed – a good rock / metal sound.

Nothing spectaular at first, then another somersault, and another, and another, on and on they go… almost in a never ending stream. The guy must have abs of springy steel!

After this he goes into some martial arts style punching and kicking – slowly you twig – this guys is also a performer! The stage shows, Thai boxing and finally a nice touch of humour at the end 🙂

I’ll get some designs up over the next couple of days, and for the Russian guys, I WILL see about translating – but it may be a machine that does it 😀

Thanks for the comment too ‘Totalrandom’ I wondered what you called someone who practiced Parkour – a Traceur (Traceuse? for the girls)



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