La La Land: Meet the skater, BMXer and freerunner featured in “Another Day of Sun”

February 15th, 2018|

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Among the six Academy awards won by the 2016 musical La La Land was one for Best Cinematography, and perhaps no scene exemplifies the […]

Jason Paul relies on parkour skills to evade angry samurai and ninjas in medieval Japan

January 27th, 2018|

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Jason Paul’s love for freerunning adventures has compelled him a become a frequent traveller to parts far and wide, but recently — with some […]

“Humanzee” Leo Urban brings high-flying, Tarzan-like parkour to beloved Pyrenees woodlands

January 19th, 2018|

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Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Tarzan of the Apes was published in 1912, fans of the orphaned wild man have have aspired to […]

Parkour gets animated every which way, from Minecraft to stop motion to flipbook

January 5th, 2018|

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Buoyed by the popularity of American Ninja Warrior and various other stunting and obstacle racing shows (e.g. Wipeout, Bullseye, Spartan), parkour continues to grow […]

Parkour passport: Freerunning with Jason Paul from Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo, Japan

December 26th, 2017|

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Jason Paul’s love affair with freerunning began in 2005 when his best friend introduced him to the sport via a parkour documentary. From that […]

Unleash the Beast: Race on the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course

December 4th, 2017|

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With the popularity of televised obstacle racing competitions like American Ninja Warrior, Wipeout and Spartan Race, it’s safe to say the sport is enjoying […]

Freerunning with Jason Paul from Santorini, Greece to Tel Aviv, Israel

November 18th, 2017|

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Jason Paul’s love affair with freerunning began in 2005 when his best friend introduced him to the sport via a parkour documentary. From that […]

Acroyoga is a family (and friends) affair for sea green-haired Charity LeBlanc and kids

November 17th, 2017|

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Describing Charity LeBlanc’s multitude of interests and roles would require a long hyphenated string of adjectives, but the one in particular, acroyoga practitioner, has […]

Yen Chen, Jake Murray, Neil Craver headline funniest ‘American Ninja Warrior’ submission videos

November 15th, 2017|

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Before they can star under the bright lights on American Ninja Warrior, contestants must send in submission videos to be taken under consideration by […]

Jukka Dudeson, Jesse La Flair play parkour-flavored ‘Hole in the Wall’ at Tempest Freerunning Academy

November 14th, 2017|

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What happens when YouTuber Jukka Dudeson and freerunner Jesse La Flair get a hold of large sheets of styrofoam and meet at a Tempest […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Parkour (and how Batman broke his leg)

October 30th, 2017|

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have been reviled by movie critics (it has a tepid 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but that […]

Wonder woman Jessie Graff makes obstacle-racing history on Japan’s ‘Sasuke’

October 27th, 2017|

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You would think between movie and television work as a stuntwoman, completing her fifth season on American Ninja Warrior, performing in a circus, and […]