Parkour: from street to classroom
Free-running is exploding in Kent. Requiring no equipment, the sport turns streets into playgrounds. Watch our videos of one young group of Parkour practitioners from Dartford.
Coming to a town centre near you, it's boom-time for Parkour in the county.
From L to R: what?; Marcus; how? and ?*!
Parwhat? Parkour - or free-running - is the sport that requires no equipment, just the desire to get from A to B as quickly and as stylishly as possible. Oh, and the space between A and B just happens to be strewn with obstacles - walls, railings, buildings, whatever.
Back to school
One group of young Parkour practitioners who call themselves 'Ultimate Freedom', have decided to take their jumps, leaps and vaults from the streets and back into their school, where they're now running an after-hours PE class.
Watch our report about the boys who are bringing free-running into the classroom:
If you liked some of the moves you saw in that video, take a look at the following clip - more moves and also Marcus' dad tells us what he thinks of his son's antics:
Want to have a go at some of the moves yourself? In the video below, Marcus takes us through some of the more basic moves - the precision jump, the cat leap, the 'kong vault' and the 'lazy vault':
last updated: 01/05/2008 at 14:47