Generation Yamakasi

A 1 hr 11 min long documentary about the members of the Yamakasi called Generation Yamakasi. The Yamakasi were one of the first parkour groups ever. The video shows deep into their views on parkour and their way of thinking. The video shows several interviews with members of the Yamakasi and also shots of them actually parkouring.More about generation Yamakasi, click here

It is well worth watching to help you understand the philosophy of the Yamakasi traceurs. And also the parkour in this video is amazingly fluent and a perfect example of the art. It is amazing how these men love parkour so much that they teach others because they could not stand to see parkour die.

This is not the only video that has been in the public eye. In 2001 they stared in their own movie entitled "Yamâkasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes" it was French movie and was written by Luc Besson. It shows off the skills of the Yamakasi, who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in order to pay off medical bills for a person injured trying to imitate their techniques.