Our zealousness at Take Flight for the true history of Parkour by David Belle has struck multiple cords in the Parkour community. Some have used it to brand us as one of the only international “true 2 Parkour” organizations. Others have not interpreted our message correctly, and it has sparked a bit of conversation that has been less than unifying.
With some of the confusion in mind we thought we’d try to make things absolutely clear by stating our stance as simply as possible. Our main two standing points are:
#1. David Belle is the founder of Parkour.
#2. The meme below.*
*Truth be told, we have a slightly stronger affinity for Parkour lol! But that’s just our way, and we think Parkour and Freerunning and both amazing (!!!) and deserve equal respect just as Good Guy Greg and The Flight Man believe. And that’s the point of this meme :-)
In addition to these two things we strive for unity, support, and togetherness from the Parkour community and Traceurs worldwide. Because most important in all of this, if you disagree with our view on things that’s ok too! We have a big voice in the Parkour world, and a big influence, but we’re not here to try to force our views on anyone. We’re here encourage you to stand for your views just like we are going to stand for ours, even, even if they are different than us. Because when you break it down, that’s what the ideas of “Taking Flight” and “Jump. Fly. Dream.” are all about and have stood for from day one.