Sébastien Foucan (Episode 5)

Sebastien is well known for the Jump London and Jump Britain documentaries, as well as working for Madonna and (of course) his performance in James Bond “Casino Royale”. He is one of the founder of the movement called Parkour, and also known as the founder of Freerunning, but despite all of that he sees himself as an explorer as his practice and his interest are in constant evolution. Sebastien lives in the UK and has his Academy there.

Alex May is a parkour practitioner and coach who lives in London. He is also a legal researcher and writer. He founded and grew the Oxford Parkour Community before moving to London, and now coaches for Foucan Freerunning Academy and Free Your Instinct, as well as still being involved with the Oxford Parkour Community and stuff not associated with a group.

The PKast (Parkour Podcast) is a mix of interview and conversation about Parkour. My name is Philipp Raasch and I am member of ParkourONE in Cologne. I have been teaching and practicing Parkour since 2003. During the past two years I have travelled a lot and had the opportunity to talk to many traceurs around the world. This is the second podcast from a series of 12 podcasts. In the future, there will be a real audio-podcast of this series.

Timestamps: 3:50 Sebastien, please introduce yourself. 10:20 Did you meet Raymond Belle and was the that incredible? 24:30 How do you see the word „freerunning“ if you look back in history? Can you still relate to it? 29:55 Yamakasi „We start together we finish together“. ‪How was that phrased in French language?‬‬ ‬30:00 You was a Yamakasi? And Seb tells why he left them. 32:29 Did Julie Angle talked to you for her book? 38:15 Which values did you learn through Parkour? What did you learn from Parkour? How did it change your life? 42:45 Did you do the manpower jump? 44:05 What about the HMS Belfast (ship) jump in „Jump London“? Equivalent to Man Power? 49:45 You never lost your integrity, right? (talking about RedBull) 52:00 Seb is talking about the phases of Parkour in your life (Honeymoon, Age of Fire, Age of water, Age of air/wind) 54:27 Did you ever lost your motivation? 57:00 How you do you feel physically after 26 years of jumping on concrete? 1:01:15 Was there a time when you stopped progressing because you are getting older? 1:02:45 Traceurs in their „fire phase“ are killing themselves. 1:05:55 I didn’t finish the question, but Seb answers to competition in Parkour. 😉 1:15:45 Seb talks about a graduation system

Links: http://www.foucan.com www.alexmay.co.uk Angry Chicken advertisement (2001/2002): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tlFVBA130

Book recommendations: Tim S. Grover – „Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable“

Host: Philipp Raasch Thank you for the Intro: Deniz Bozkurtan (composition of the audio), Julie Angel, Samson Saathoff & Stephane Vigroux (for the intro audio).