Whether you actively participate in the art of running around, climbing walls, flipping and jumping over obstacles, or just admire Parkour and Free Running from the sidelines, there’s no denying that these sports are impressive. We’ve put together a list of some of the best Parkour and Free Running videos on YouTube. Some of them are silly or creative, and others showcase the mad skills of free runners and traceurs from all over the world. So jump over your chair, take a seat and get ready for some serious Parkour action.
Tempest Freerunning Academy – Gym Video
Here’s the video that inspired our list—a new one from the Tempest Freerunning Academy that showcases their brand new indoor training facility. I thought this video was amazing and inspirational. Am I too old to decide that I want to start learning how to do flips off of walls?
FND Films – Parkour Kids!
Here’s a silly short that illustrates some of the common misconceptions about Parkour. A lot of people think that freerunning is as simple as jumping onto and off of a bench, doing a little somersault on the ground and jogging around. I think the freerunners in the Tempest video above proved that isn’t quite the case.
One day One place
The guy in the following video was featured in YouTube’s awesome ‘Life In A Day’ documentary, which premiered at Sundance and on YouTube in January and will hit theaters this summer. Click here to see the original footage that he submitted for Life In A Day. This guy is awesome and the video is shot and edited together superbly.
Parkour Flipbook Animation
Here’s an amazing flipbook animation, inspired by Parkour. Parkour is awesome. Flipbook animation is awesome. So this video must be…double awesome.
Evolution – Le Parkour
And now prepare yourself for six straight minutes of sheer awesomeness. The guys in this video jump from rooftop to rooftop, flip off of high ledges, climb walls and more. All I can say is, “Wow.”
Le Parkour Kai
This little 3-year old, inspired by watching Parkour videos, decided to go out and do a little bit of freerunning of his own. He’s been viewed nearly 2 million times. The video was uploaded back in 2005. I wonder what this little guy’s Parkour skills look like today!
Parkour and FreeRunning
This is one of the most popular Parkour and Freerunning videos on YouTube with over 24 million views. Check it out and you’ll have no question in your mind about why so many people have watched. These guys rock.
Damien Walters 2010
Damien Walters is one of the most well known professional freerunners and gymnasts. He climbs walls, jumps over cars, into trucks, and even flips into his clothes. Talk about hardcore.
More amazing free running skills for you to feast your eyes on.
Finally, Parkour isn’t only for people. Cats can be traceurs too, climbing walls, jumping over obstacles and being generally awesome. Meow.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.