are excited to announce that Sebastien Foucan is willing
to answer your questions about his life, FreeRunning,
training, philosophy or anything else the community wants
SEBASTIEN FOUCAN, THE FOUNDER OF FREERUNNING, YOUR
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about Sebastien, please visit his website at:
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2008 Sebastien Foucan
Ten of the best questions will be selected and emailed
over to Sebastien to answer.
All you need to do to have your questions considered is
send us an email to the following address.
QUICK GUIDE TO SEBASTIEN FOUCAN
Foucan first rose to prominence in 2003 starring
in Mike Christies 'Jump London'. The film is widely
heralded as the catalyst for the modern parkour
and freerunning revolution.
CHRISTIE OF CARBON MEDIA
Director of Jump London and Jump Britain
of Mike Christie
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in Lisses, France in 1974 Sebastien was the co-founder
of parkour with David Belle in 1989.
He always encourages people to follow their own way,
and it is his intention to continue to do so through
a Freerunning academy and Freerunning Tour. Preparations
are now taking place.
2006 was a busy year including choreography and performance
on MADONNAs CONFESSION TOUR.
He showcased the art of FreeRunning in the JAMES BOND
film CASINO ROYALE alongside Daniel Craig in 2007
on the set and on the run!
courtesy of Ecranlarge
find our more about Casino Royale
EXTRACT COURTESY OF SEBASTIEN
"Freerunning has developed over a number of years
with many influences including the ways of indigenous
tribes, natural childplay, martial arts, and personal
1875-1957 French marine officer Georges Hebert developed
a form of training known as the Natural method
or Parcours. He was inspired by the ways of
indigenous tribes during the time he had spent in Africa.
This included movements such as climbing, balancing and
jumping, which were later incorporated into French Military
Sebastien Foucans own personal expression of Freerunning
has developed over many years.
In his youth Sebastien Foucan and his friends practiced
an extension of childplay in their town, they called it
Parkour with reference to Parcours du
combattant (Obstacle courses developed by French
Soon Sebastien felt limited and noticed weaknesses, so
started his own quest, reflecting on his practice and
feeling what was right for him.
He began to understand where the feeling of fear comes
from and how to control it. He drew inspiration from the
processes of Bruce Lee in his own practices.
Sebastien structured his Parkour discipline by naming
the different techniques and defining the fundamental
elements. He felt there was another dimension to his way,
a philosophy similar to Martial Arts and he began including
it naturally in his work".
OTHERS IN THEIR PRACTICE
AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS
POSITIVE AND LOOK FOR POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
FREE TO TRY OTHER DISCIPLINES
TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY
JOURNEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE GOAL
IS NO GOOD OR BAD, RIGHT OR WRONG BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT
IS WHAT YOU LEARN FROM EXPERIENCES THROUGH YOUR
IS NOT AN ELITE DISCIPLINE, BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE
AND CONTINUE TO MOVE
YOUR ENERGY IN A GOOD WAY, A WAY TO BE BETTER