Parkour teaches you to be sure of what you are able to do.— David Belle
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you don't need any [money] to do [Parkour], just a pair of good shoes and that's all.
When a young person asks me: 'Can you show me how to do this?' I simply answer: 'No, I am going to show you how to do it. But then, you'll have to learn with your own technique, your own way of moving, your style, your abilities and your limitations. You are going to learn to be yourself, not someone else.
Parkour does not have to be liked or disliked! Parkour is here and it will stay here forever! Because it was born from a pure heart and nourished from all the love that a son can give to his father!
So if you do acrobatics things on the street with no other goal than showing off, please don't say it's parkour. Acrobatics existed long time ago before parkour.
If you are in front of a wall that you cannot get past, would you just keep banging your head into the wall?... No, you would find a new wall.
Bare feet are the best shoes!
If someone puts you in front of a 30m high wall, tells you to get over it, and then comes back two years later and you're still there, you've made no progress. You should find another wall.
Parkour belongs to the ones who live it, not the ones who want to live thanks to it.
A lot of people in their mind think ‘If there is a problem this is what I would do, this is how I would do it.’ But the truth is they don’t really know. Parkour teaches you to be sure of what you are able to do.
First, do it. Second, do it well. Third, do it well and fast — that means you're a professional.
A little backflip (backflips), but it's not part of Parkour, but i like doing this since i did gym.
Train not to get something right, train so that you can never get it wrong
A good Traceur trains until he/she gets it right.
An excellent Traceur trains until he/she cannot get it wrong.
My thing from the beginning is to have it be useful, and be able to help others.
It's about being efficient and getting there as fast as you can. If people want to do it more artistically or in a freestyle way, I have absolutely no problem with it — that's the way it's going to evolve. It's not my style, but if it's other people's [style], that's perfect.
Understand that this art has been created by few soldiers in Vietnam to escape or reach: and this is the spirit I'd like parkour to keep. You have to make the difference between what is useful and what is not in emergency situations. Then you'll know what is parkour and what is not. So if you do acrobatics things on the street with no other goal than showing off, please don't say it's parkour. Acrobatics existed long time ago before parkour.
When you’re training Parkour with passion, if you’re good, people will notice you. Don’t go around saying, ‘Hey look at this new move I got.’ No. We used to say, ‘If it’s good we’ll tell you.’ Do it for yourself first.
Our aim is to take our art to the world and make people understand what it is to move.
There are no limits, only obstacles, and any obstacle can be overcome.
Obstacles are found everywhere, and in overcoming them we nourish ourselves.
Without training you will not grow wings.
Many people open their mind through different things like music and painting, as well as Parkour. How is not important. What is important is to open your mind because you gain some freedom through it.
There is no stronger or weaker…. You’re strong in the moment when you go right to the end for the cause you are defending.