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How to Parkour like David Belle

Learn how to parkour like David Belle in this Howcast parkour video with expert Ann Kaczka.

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My name is Ann Kaczka, I've been practicing Parkour since 2007. My first day training was with David Belle at the New Yorker festival. And since then I've trained solo in Thailand, climbing trees on the streets of London and Paris. And now I'm back in New York City. And today I'm here to talk to you about Parkour.

How do you Parkour like David Belle? Maybe the first question that pops into your head is "Who is David Belle?" David Belle is one of the pioneers and is a very important figure in the history of Parkour. And my answers to how to train or how to be like David Belle is don't because, you won't. Just like you won't be like me or you won't be like your training partners. Parkour is very distinct, it's something thats very personalized and I feel like if you try and train to be like someone else, your never going to achieve that goal. So the best thing is, do as much research as you can about the history of Parkour, how to train correctly, I say completely yeah; reach out to other people in your area, reach out to people online, reach out to you know, You Tube videos and watch as much as you can and then completely forget it all. Forget every other figure you've seen and just discover your own movement at your own pace, in your own way because, if you always have that picture of David Belle in your head as thats who you wanna strive and attain to, then your never going to reach that goal and all of your training is going to be in vain. And like I said, one of the number one things about Parkour is that we train to be strong and to be useful and if your training to be like somebody else, then thats not useful at all.

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