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Parkour and Freerunning Founder Sébastien Foucan talks about how he incorporates the philosophies of Bruce Lee into his art, why he respected the stunt crew and Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Casino Royale, what it was really like touring with Madonna, and why he dislikes the cliché that Parkour was born in an urban environment.
“There is no real name to what we do except just moving, but the French word for moving with obstacle is Parkour.” – Sébastien Foucan (01:12)
“Following Bruce Lee is his book he said a name is just a name, so what about ‘Freerunning’?” – Sébastien Foucan (02:36)
“You can’t think about what if, if you want to achieve it you have to be fully committed and go for it.” – Sébastien Foucan (07:23)
“Everything I do I do it on my own, I don’t have any wires.” – Sébastien Foucan (11:08)
“I arrived there really humble, because people have skill there, they are on the top of their game.” – Sébastien Foucan (14:16)
“I’ve seen kids 14 or 15 do stuff and I’m like ‘Wow'” – Sébastien Foucan (16:22)
“The cliché people think is that Parkour is born in an urban environment, it’s not.” – Sébastien Foucan (20:11)
“It can be in the jungle. Tarzan is a guy who does Parkour.” – Sébastien Foucan (20:26)
“I don’t believe in diet, it’s something we created.” – Sébastien Foucan (27:22)
“I don’t do pushups and pull-ups, I don’t so sit-ups, I hate that. I can’t do that.” – Sébastien Foucan (28:40)
“You don’t need energy drink. You’ve got energy, the sun is your energy, the air is your energy, the water is your energy.” – Sébastien Foucan (35:23)
“Why London? Because I love London and my heart for the moment is in London.” – Sébastien Foucan (40:52)
“Two things, the biggest things I’ve done is my life is James Bond and working with Madonna.” – Sébastien Foucan (56:47)