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- Me, Myself, and I
- Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) (English: the art of displacement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body.[It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment — from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls — and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs, or traceuses for females.
Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency. It may also be a form of entertainment or pastime.
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"At the physical end, Parkour is getting over all the obstacles in your path as you would in an emergency situation. You want to move in such a way, with any movement, that will help you gain the most ground on someone/something as if escaping from someone/something or chasing toward someone/something. Also, wherever you go, you must be able to get back. If you go from A to B, you need to be able to get back from B to A. You don't need to do the same "move," but just get back."
"It's about what you can do at that particular moment. If someone is stuck in a fire and you say, "Well, two years ago I could have done something that would have saved you" then you are useless. Parkour is not what you could have done for whatever excuse. If you aren't able to help someone, what use are you?"
"My thing from the beginning is to have it be useful, and be able to help others. It's about being efficient and getting there as fast as you can. If people want to do it more artistically or in a freestyle way, I have absolutely no problem with it — that's the way it's going to evolve. It's not my style, but if it's other people's [style], that's perfect."
"All these people here, they come and they want me to do big things, expect me to do big drops so they can sell pictures, put it on their websites, whatever. But what is my motivation then? I could do this jump once and maybe get hurt, but even if I dont get hurt what is the point right here, right now? To make these people happy? If my family was over there and needed me, I wouldn't even hesitate. I would do it for them and thats who I train and do these things for. I'm not a monkey, I can't be treated like one. I don't understand how people want to put themselves into great risk for money. I've trained so long and hard for myself, to save people, to protect my family... People get into Parkour now just train in order to do risks for media, I just can't understand why they would do so. That was never the goal of Parkour. Money changes people, but that money cannot change my goal, my motivation or why I do this. I'm on tour now for you, I'm here talking to you so you can help others and thats how things work, never think its the other way around. Im doing this for you guys, to inspire you, thats it."
"Parkour belongs to the ones who live it"
"If someone puts you in front of a 30m high wall, tells you to get over it, and then comes back two years later and you're still there, you've made no progress. You should find another wall.”
"If you are in front of a wall that you cannot get passed, would you just keep banging your head into the wall?... No, you would find a new wall."
"Obstacles are found everywhere, and in overcoming them we nourish ourselves."
"Down there we know, the streets we know, but up here( on a roof 6 stories up), Nobody's been here."
"Stop talking and Move"
"No violence, No competition, No Groups, No Chiefs.”
"Nobody ever invents anything You're inspired and sometimes you can improve.”
"Without philosophy, action has no meaning.”
"No, big is not important!”
"Parkour was never invented by anyone, it's always been here.”
"I don't like caricature. I don't like extreme, I don't like that.”
"Everything was invented when somebody was alone.”
"Practice with the obstacle, always with the obstacle, and seek combinations.”
"The way of the parkour is to continue, not to stay here.”
"You can find the way by yourself naturally, you just need a guide to tell you to be careful, to not do this to impress people, just follow your instincts."
"In life there is from 'A' to 'B' to 'C'. In parkour there is no 'B'"
"While you rest, others are out training."
"You see a car, I see Parkour, you see a bench, some stairs, I see Parkour”
"Everything you do affects you physically and mentally
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