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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Evolution of the Human Species: Parkour

We as the human species are forever evolving.

I don't think we'll ever evolve into an X-Men so soon but it is a fact that atheletes have been pushing the physical boundaries of the human limits ever since the beginning of time.

One of the coolest physical activities to come out of this century would have to be this.





Impressed? You can pick up your jaw & your eyeballs off the floor now.

This is called Parkour. It's acually a very hippy hoppy trendy kinda urban activity that caught on in France during the late 90s.


It was all started by this David Belle guy.


It's also called free running & urban jumping, in case it comes out in your exam.

The history & the philosophy behind this whole thing is really interesting. You can read it here.

I don't think this sport ever caught on here in Malaysia. Cos I've been looking around at the kids in here, and all they ever do is this:

Skateboarding


And Camwhoring

I don't know these people seriously. I just grabbed this picture off some random blog.


And the closest thing that I could find to Parkour in Malaysia is this:

It's not very comforting to know that only monkeys do Parkour-ing.

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