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Video: Jumpy, the Parkour Dog

We all think our dogs have superhero powers. Jumpy actually does. His human friend is not so bad, either.

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo; Photographs courtesy of Brett BeyerPhotographer Brett Beyer has documented everything from still lifes in tiny studios in Manhattan to landscapes in California. It should come as no surprise, then, that he jumped at the chance to photograph the emerging activity of urban free running, or parkour, as it is known in…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo; Photographs courtesy of Brett Beyer Photographer Brett Beyer has shot everything from still lifes in tiny studios in Manhattan to landscapes in California.  It should come as no surprise, then, that he jumped at the chance to photograph the emerging activity of urban free running, or parkour, as it is known…

Text by Andrea Minarcek, see more Top 10 lists After years on the fringes, parkour finally seems like it is breaking into the mainstream. Training camps and local groups are popping up all over the country, and suddenly the impossible—i.e. leaping across buildings in a single bound—seems possible. L’art du déplacement (the art of movement), as…

  Though the sport of parkour as we know it was just named in 1998 (read about the founder David Belle in a New Yorker profile), the act of bounding between rooftops, climbing up urban alley "slot canyons," and other gravity-defying endeavors goes way back. Check out this footage from the 1930s.