Ultimate Parkour

Ultimate Parkour

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An illustrated history of parkour free-running, "Ultimate Parkour" is a stunning visual history of the people, places, moves and cultural references that define this most exciting urban movement. A collaborative project between photographic artists and Dan Edwardes, the co-founder of Parkour Generations, "Utlimate Parkour" gives us a birds-eye view of the phenomenal development and evolution of this new sport into what it has become: a way of life. Parkour and free-running combine the grace of a gymnast, the virtuosity of a skateboarder and the training of a martial artist. It is more than simply an elegant, non-competitive sport; it's an art form, a philosophy promoting fitness, imagination, community spirit and ethical, healthy living in our city environments. Full of action shots, including images from Tokyo to Toronto, as well as of the main figures within the sport and stills from various films featuring parkour, "Ultimate Parkour" explains the rise and internationally popular appeal of this innovative and artistic sporting movement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 190 x 241mm
  • Ebury Press
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753522322
  • 9780753522325
  • 2,124,129

About Dan Edwardes

Dan Edwardes is a co-founder and managing director of Parkour Generations. Since completing his postgraduate studies at Cambridge University, he has spent years training in parkour with the movement's French pioneers. Dan has written extensively on the subject worldwide, including the parkour entry for The Extreme Sports Encyclopaedia and in his most recent book, The Parkour & Freerunning Handbook. Parkour Generations is a leading association of parkour practitioners including Forrest, Stephane Vigroux and Sebastian Goudout as well as the world-famous Yamakasi. Its members have appeared in films by Luc Besson and documentaries broadcast internationally. Parkour Generations teaches school workshops, has academies and is currently developing a global certification program for practitioners everywhere (www.parkourgenerations.com).show more