Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Eco-friendly transport

If the gas (petrol) prices are getting you down
, check out parkour. It might just be the alternative mode of transport you've been looking for!

I don't remember the first time I saw parkour, but the majority of Britons were introduced to it through a BBC1 TV ident featuring one of its creators, David Belle. Parkour is now considered a sport with its system of leaps, vaults, rolls, and landings that are combined to help an (athletic) person get around town.

"David Belle moved to Lisses, a suburb of Paris, at the age of fourteen. Inspired by his father, an acrobat and fireman, and by the French sports theorist Georges Hébert, he began performing stunts on a nearby climbing wall. Through online videos, his sport, whose name he coined, caught on internationally."

Mais oui Since Belle lives in Paris as does parkour's co-founder, Sebastian Foucan, it's no surprise the most inspiring films are from zee French who've embraced it! (Don't front...our own 007 featured Foucan too in the last Bond film.)

These films will give you vertigo! Seriously. Hold onto your armchairs!

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