Parkour And The Art Du Déplacement: Strength, Dignity, Community by Vincent ThibaultParkour And The Art Du Déplacement: Strength, Dignity, Community by Vincent Thibault

Parkour And The Art Du Déplacement: Strength, Dignity, Community

byVincent ThibaultTranslated byCasey Roberts

Paperback | October 25, 2013

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Parkour, the art of displacement, or freerunning—whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. Not satisfied to suffer through urban life, these athletic artists or artistic athletes want to thrive in it, all the while earning dignity by daringly reappropriating three fundamental motor skills: running, jumping, and climbing. Vincent Thibault explores the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the art of movement and offers ideas on health, sports, urban living, and the relationship between the body and the environment. Reflecting on the culture of effort, he also avoids the misguided notion that depicts parkour as just another of those elitist extreme sports, instead providing a thoughtful, lyrical adventure into martial arts and chivalry in an urban setting.

Vincent Thibault is the cofounder of the Académie québécoise d'art du déplacement (Quebec Parkour Academy) and the first Quebecer to be a certified instructor in the discipline, for which he trained in France and the United States. He is in close contact with some of the world authorities in parkour, also called freerunning, and is the...
Title:Parkour And The Art Du Déplacement: Strength, Dignity, CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 6.5 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 25, 2013Publisher:Baraka BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926824911

ISBN - 13:9781926824918

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Editorial Reviews

“An affirming, positive and thoughtful read, which I now recommend. It would be a wonderful thing to share with younger people who are drawn to urban spaces and physical activity such as parkour . . . . There is a lot to think about in this book.” —Melwyk - Melanie,