I used to be the best tree climber in my neighborhood, arguably better than all of the boys. I’d climb the highest and then jump from unreasonable heights just to do it all over again. While in balconies, there are times when I still map out a trek for jumping from the ledge, hanging onto the chandelier, swinging over to the wall, and then tap off of the windowsill to the floor. Parkour is a unique art that started in France and includes running, climbing, and jumping. Although it has a major influence in Europe, there is a vibrant American community. I’m intrigued!
Below you’ll see a video demonstration from Parkour Generations. I’ve looked at the First Step video on Parkour US and I see that it’s not limited to men since women also practice the art. So who knows … it may not be too late for me. In the meantime, if you read my post from yesterday about my current walking style while I’m healing (combination of Fred Sanford and Captain Kirk in slow motion), you know that I’ll need a big blue avatar to get started with Parkour in the short-term.