Guy : And why is the beauty of the movement not as important as the movement itself? David Belle : I think the beauty of the movement reflects the love you put in to the utility sport. It's an expression. You don't have to make sure the movement is beautiful. The more comfortable you are with the movement, the more beautiful it gets; just like when you see a monkey or a puma getting through a river you say "Woah it's beautiful". But when one moves through that river, he doesn't want to look good; he wants to get through this river, being in agreement (at oneness or in synergy per se) with his own physical abilities and the surrounding environment. I think that with time - body movements begin to stand out, but you have to train on the useful part from the beginning.
that is basically, what parkour is. looking good from practice. hence how you can make the simplest of movements look lovely, and not try to show off.
and btw, i have arguments with everyone online, but we get on fine in person.[/center]
I think threads like this really show up the dichotomy between 'parkour' and 'freerunning'.
I got into 'parkour' because it emphasized efficiency of movement, fluidity, and the total embodiment of the 'point A to point B' principle. I didn't get into it to show off and pull stunts for 'my crew' on youtube, although I am keen to challenge myself and push myself physically.
I predict that as time goes on the 2 camps will divide even further, and Belle and Foucan will one day lead vast opposing armies of dedicated warriors to a heavy metal soundtrack on a 'Pay Per View' MTV title fight