SEBASTIEN FOUCAN

sebastien foucan founder of london parkour academy for kids

Founder of Parkour, Sebastien Foucan created his London parkour Academy for kids & adults to share what he has learned over the years of training, exploration and research. Today he wants to help others flourish and live a balanced life.

A BIT OF HISTORY

ÊTRE ET DURER

Walking the walk 2021

CASINO ROYALE 2006

JUMP LONDON 2003
"Freerunning"

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sebastien foucan jump london

2000 Nike "Angry chicken"
"Parkour"

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1998 The founders
(L'art du déplacement)

1995 BSPP
Sauver ou Périr
Etre fort pour être utile

sebastien foucan founder of parkour

1989 Friendship
"Methode Naturelle"
"Parcours"

sebastien foucan founder of parkour

IT ALL STARTED IN FRANCE

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JUMP LONDON LEGACY

Bringing Parkour to the UK mainstream

Inspiring the first generation

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sebastien foucan jump london

PARKOUR TECHNIQUES & NAMES EXPLAINED

Freerunning, Tic-tac, Art du déplacement, Saut de chat, Passe-muraille, Speed Air Man

Where it all came from?

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TIC TAC

DID YOU KNOW? 

BASED ON THE SOUND AND MADE EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION.

SEBASTIEN IS STILL TEACHING  HIS WAY MAKING STUDENTS TO LISTEN THE  SOUND THEY MAKE WHEN THEY MOVE.

LE SAVIEZ VOUS?

LE NOM EST BASÉ SUR LE SON AFIN DE RENDRE LA COMPREHENSION DU SAUT SIMPLE.

SEBASTIEN ENSEIGNE TOUJOURS A SES ÉLÈVES D’ÉCOUTER LE SON OU LA MUSICALITÉ DE LEURS MOUVEMENTS. 

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SAUT DE CHAT

BECAUSE OF HIS ADMIRATION FOR FELINES AND THE WAY THEY MOVES, THIS IS THE DECLARATION OF LOVE. 

DID YOU KNOW? 

THERE WAS BROKEN LINK IN THE PASSING OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE PROCESS OF NAMING MOVES BASED ON FELINE ABILITIES; WHAT MANY NOW CALL “KONG” WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED “PANTHER” ACCORDING TO SEBASTIEN.

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sebastien foucan london parkour academy for kids saut de bras

SAUT DE BRAS

DID YOU KNOW?

ACCORDING TO SEBASTIEN NAMING THIS JUMP ESSENTIALLY ABOUT THE ARMS WAS A MISTAKE AS HE REALISE LATER THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FEET DURING THE LANDING.

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PASSE-MURAILLE

DID YOU KNOW WHY PASSE-MURAILLE?      the influence of art and marvel comics book e Passe-muraille in Montmartre (Influence Sebastien during his Paris Fire-fighter period in the 18eme arrondissement. 

sebastien foucan parkour passe muraille
sebastien foucan parkour passe muraille

SAUT DE FOND

Did you know? Is the short for “Saut en profondeur”

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Sebastien Foucan's method is all about finding your own way !

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAMES

PARKOUR

AROUND 2003  PARCOURS BECAME PAR”K”OUR 

FATHER OF ART DU DEPLACEMENT

IN 1998  WHEN THE FIRST EVER GROUP DECIDED TO CHOOSE THEIR NAME AROUND THE IDEA OF “STRONG SPIRIT AND STRONG MIND” AS AN ARTIST SEBASTIEN INSISTED TO ADD THE TERM “ART DU DEPLACEMENT”  TO NAME THE WAY THEY MOVE AS “PARCOURS” FROM PARCOURS DU COMBATTANT DIDN’T EMPHASIS ENOUGH THE NOTION OF ART.

FATHER OF FREERUNNING

IN 2003  THE IDEA TO CHANGE NAME CAME AFTER SEBASTIEN READ BRUCE LEE’S BOOK THE TAO OF JEET KUNE DO. IN THE QUEST OF FOLLOWING IS OWN WAY THE QUESTION SHOULD I KEEP USING PARKOUR OR SOMETHING ELSE ARISE. SEBASTIEN FOUND HIS ANSWER…

sebastien foucan freerunning
sebastien foucan bruce lee inspiration

THE FIRST EVER LOGO

In the world of Parkour almost every group has a logo
here is the one Sebastien made for the first ever group
YAMAKASI L'art du déplacement

in the 80’s the discipline was simply focused on going outside and practice. No camera, no social media,

Sebastien Foucan artistic side

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