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modern street acrobacy

Parkours on a bike:


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Parkours
Art of movement in which the body and mind is trained to overcome obstacles, first developed by Georges Hébert , a French physical training officer before WW2, becoming part of the French system of military education, and now being incorporated into the mioitary training of other countries.

The word ‘parkcours’ comes from parcours, a route, in particular le parcours du combattant - an obstacle course.

One current expert is David Belle. Here is a video of his skills, set in an urban combat scenario:


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