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Photo of Sebastien Foucan ASK SEBASTIEN FOUCAN, THE FOUNDER OF FREERUNNING, YOUR QUESTIONS

To find our more about Sebastien, please visit his website at:
www.foucan.com

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2008 Sebastien Foucan

Worldwide JAM 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 to ask?

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.

questions@worldwidejam.tv

A QUICK GUIDE TO SEBASTIEN FOUCAN

Photo of Jump London DVD Sebastien 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.

MIKE CHRISTIE OF CARBON MEDIA
Director of Jump London and Jump Britain
Pic courtesy of Mike Christie

To find our more about Jump London
Photo of Mike Christie

Born 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 MADONNA’s CONFESSION TOUR.

He showcased the art of FreeRunning in the JAMES BOND film CASINO ROYALE alongside Daniel Craig in 2007

Photo of Sebastien in 007 Casino Royale logo
Sebastien on the set and on the run!
Pic courtesy of Ecranlarge
To find our more about Casino Royale

 


COMING SOON TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU
The Tournament logo
You will soon be able to see Sebastien in Scott Mann's new film 'The Tournament' also starring Robert Carlyle.

To find our more about the film
Photo of Robert Carlyle
BACKGROUND TO FREERUNNING
EXTRACT COURTESY OF SEBASTIEN FOUCAN
www.foucan.com

"Freerunning has developed over a number of years with many influences including the ways of indigenous tribes, natural childplay, martial arts, and personal expression.

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 education.



Sebastien Foucan’s 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 military).

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".

FREERUNNING VALUES

FOLLOW YOUR WAY
ALWAYS PRACTICE
RESPECT OTHERS IN THEIR PRACTICE
BE AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS
BE POSITIVE AND LOOK FOR POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
RESPECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT
FEEL FREE TO TRY OTHER DISCIPLINES
DON'T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY
THE JOURNEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE GOAL
THERE IS NO GOOD OR BAD, RIGHT OR WRONG BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT YOU LEARN FROM EXPERIENCES THROUGH YOUR PRACTICE
FREERUNNING IS NOT AN ELITE DISCIPLINE, BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE AND CONTINUE TO MOVE
CHANNEL YOUR ENERGY IN A GOOD WAY, A WAY TO BE BETTER








 







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