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BApk official resources
(featured permanently, rotating)

Pilgrimage - a Parkour Project
A full-length documentary about Lisses - the birthplace of parkour - and about parkour itself. Shown to David Belle for approval before release, by Duncan Germain (aka TK17)
(featured April 29, 2008)

Obstacles and Opportunities
TK17's description of the basics of parkour, taken from the documentary "Pilgrimage".
(featured May 9, 2008)

No Tricks
Parkour isn't about flash but progression and hard work.
(featured May 17, 2008)

Motion analysis from ParkourVienna
300 to 600 frames per second against the 30 of my flip camcorder... look at the details!
(featured August 31, 2008)

Go! - TK17
Considered one of the best (if not THE best) parkour "sampler" on YouTube (in terms of techniques and mentality), it's also pk philosophy, and well, yes... Art.
(featured September 20, 2008)

Parkour homework
Rain should just be another obstacle... but why not going "around it", instead of "in it"?!
(featured October 3, 2008)

Original Traceurs
David (Belle, credited Parkour founder), Sebastien (Foucan, credited Freerunning founder), Stephane (Vigroux, PK Generations founder), and at least Kazuma (but if you spot more people, post it...) all together in this video.
(featured October 12, 2008)

office parkour
Don't do that at work! :)
(featured November 14, 2008)

From Sweden, with "Impedimentum"
(featured November 24, 2008)

Douglas Fairbanks in "Zorro", and
30s Movement
Old timey 1920's/30's videos appropriate to show people that we are not really doing anything new.
(featured December 13, 2008)

Mental Block
Ali, a young freerunner in London, discovers that the hardest obstacles to overcome are the ones in his mind.
(featured 12/28/08-03/06/09)

First Year Training Parkour
How Ann's first day of training parkour with David Belle factored into starting the first ladies' jam in New York.
(featured 1/13/09-03/06/09)

DUSK.....
Just simple movement with some editing....
(featured 01/15/09-03/10/09)

Jo vs The Med Center Wall
NEVER give up!
(featured 02/11/09-03/16/09)

A Day of Few Spoken Words
A day with PKTK (Parkour Tokyo)
(featured 01/31/09-03/26/09)

Yamakazi in "Ensemble" by Apollo J
PK/music video with really positive vibes and emphasis on a caring, helpful community.
(featured 03/05/09-03/29/09)

Trace Elements Hanging Rock
Mountain Goating, or Trail Running on steroids? Anyway, get ready for some nature parkour...
(featured 02/24/09-04/29/09)

David Belle!!!
Old but 'gold' David's interview, substituted by this new one among the featured videos...
(featured 03/29/09-05/07/09)

E.S.T - What Though The Way May Be Long
Art... Motion. Parkour.
(featured 03/10/09-05/18/09)

PKNL - Community 2009
See Youtube for more information ;)
(featured 03/24/09-05/22/09)

Worldwide Traceuse Project 2009
Girls Training Parkour around the World.
(featured 03/15/09-06/18/09)

David Belle interview April 2009
A recent interview.
(featured 05/07/09-07/21/09)

Parkour Gym Class
PK gym classes from BApk, since 2007.
(featured 05/18/09-07/21/09)

Naïm - 'Tomber' or not 'tomber'
That is the question!
(featured 04/29/09-09/04/09)

PK-Granny
It's a good thing Granny knows Parkour!
(featured 06/18/09-09/18/09)

Parkour.it: Parkour for the Children
charity event organized by the APKI, PARKOUR.IT, PKGen, MajesticForce and the Province of Rome.
(featured 05/22/09-11/15/09)

Links - Sk8PrO 2009 vid
An inspiring lesson from a "non-pro" (<- lol!)
(featured 09/18/09-01/14/10)

Duperhero PK Video
"thanks bapk and all the people here for teaching me all i know;
shout out to Kaos for getting me started and teaching me the most"

(featured 07/14/09-02/20/10)

True Story
Russian Parkour. Amazing locations
(featured 09/08/09-03/18/10)

Keep on Running!
...it's never too late. It's never too soon.
(featured 01/12/10-04/11/10)

David Belle - Je Saute De Toit En Toit
w/ English subtitles
(featured 07/24/09-04/18/10)

Parkour outdoor training
School project for a news class.
(featured 03/16/10-05/16/10)

My Playground
A documentary film by Kaspar Astrup Schröder about movement in urban space.
(featured 02/21/10-05/21/10)

Outmaneuver the Motion
Jereme Sanders' 6 year anniversary video.
(featured 04/18/10-05/25/10)

Parkour in Union Square
"I couldn't find anything challenging enough in the area to really enjoy it, but still found it useful to force myself to explore beyond the depth that I usually would."
(featured 11/15/09-06/15/10)

Parkour Literally
"Efficiency, which includes effectiveness, speed and energy saving, is sought, not the 'out of the ordinary'."
(featured 05/24/10-08/08/10)

Life on the Edge: 6/5/10
"I've only recently started pushing my dynamics over static precisions, and am still searching for the limits of how far I can get."
(featured 06/15/10-09/09/10)

Parkour Literally2
"The object of parkour is to get from one place to another in the most efficient way possible using only the human body and the objects in the environment"(wikipedia)
(featured 08/07/10-10/08/10)

Sarcelles
Training with Parkour Generations, the Yamakasi founders and Majestic Force in the forrest at Sarcelles
(featured 04/11/10-11/02/10)

Parkour Video Magazine Episode One
Good representation of parkour with in depth interviews and some extremely slick professional footage.
(featured 05/21/10-1/07/11)

PK Leap Frog
Check out the new Parkour Shenanigans that's sweeping the nations. PK Leap Frog! Nothing to vault on? Just use your friends!
(featured 05/11/10-1/16/11)

Parkour West Coast Jam
Short Documentary
(featured 09/04/10-3/23/11)

Ann Grjukach 2009
Ukrainian intense traceuse
(featured 02/09/10-5/20/11)

There ain't no place to train no parkour
Just a video to show how much you can do with a simple bench table.
(featured 11/23/09-7/28/11)

Come out of winter stronger
Glasgow Parkour: Snow Training.
(featured 1/7/10-8/7/11)

So Cal Parkour Culture: A Video Ethnography
Anthropological Analysis of the Parkour Culture [inSouthern California].
(featured 3/24/11-9/9/11)

Ilabaca @ Team Jivo Park
If this isn't inspiring, what is it? Full thread on "Parkour Parks" here.
(featured 11/2/10-10/13/11)

QM demo teaser
Just a couple clips of Jackal's quadrupedal movement training!
(featured 11/2/10-10/13/11)

Parkour, Literally Part 3
3rd part of arguably the finest parkour video series on Youtube.
(featured 10/5/10-12/13/11)

David Belle | The Origin
"Merci a tous pour tout que vous faites pour le Parkour. Suivez vos reves et ne les abandonnez jamais." David Belle [uploaded by him on YouTube]
(featured 10/13/11-1/17/12)

The Path of Least Resistance - Parkour
"This video provides an insight into some of the parkour training which we have been up to over the past few months." Daniel Ilabaca
(featured 5/18/11-2/26/12)

Parkour - Mad World
beautiful
(featured 9/14/10-10/30/12)

One
This video was created using a single take from a single attempt. The original run was approximately nine minutes long
(featured 8/7/10-12/8/12)

Laborday Weekend 2011 SF
South Bay meets North Bay
(featured 9/8/11-3/10/13)

La Voix de la Forêt
As we walk on our journey, it is important not to lose touch with the natural environment.
(featured 12/3/12-5/11/13)

Run Hard - 2011
Some of the runs I already had in mind or done previously, some were invented at the spot.
(featured 1/1712-5/18/13)

La Voix de la Forêt
As we walk on our journey, it is important not to lose touch with the natural environment.
(featured 12/3/12-5/11/13)

PARKOUR KIDS
"Learn to run, before learning to fly..."
(featured 11/20/11-7/9/13)

Parkour Soul
"A revealing inside look at parkour's positive impact on the 'personal lives' of young traceurs."
(featured 1/23/12-9/21/13)

Tango With Obstacles by Andrey Pfening
"Just a tango with obstacles."
(featured 7/28/12-7/30/14)


PARKOUR DU COMBATTANT? LE SPOT D'ORIGINE? :)
"Video produced alone [in Switzerland]."
(featured 5/11/13-9/10/14)


OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FEAR
: SEBASTIEN FOUCAN AT TEDXEALING
(featured 5/3/13-10/19/14)

Parkour One Hand - adaptation
"the very definition of being-fast-on-your-feet"
(featured 6/27/13-4/12/15)

Police Parkour
"...and a sneaky thief too."
(featured 9/9/14-10/11/15)

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