It almost always comes to us in a YouTube video. Fit men and women taking on the streets in ways that seem to go against the laws of physics. Jumps, flips, heights, and amazing feats of balance. The problem is that most of what we see in those videos is not real parkour. In fact, real parkourists think it’s crazy to jump from precarious heights.
Since its ancient beginnings, parkour has been used to help people hunt effectively. It wasn’t until recently that we decided to put a name to it. Now it’s quickly becoming a popular urban sport.