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Aladdin Meets Parkour in Real Life – Uzbekistan

by Bill
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Aladdin meets Parkour! Filmed in the country of Uzbekistan, in 8K.

We had the opportunity of a lifetime to film in the country of Uzbekistan, which is in Central Asia 🙂 The two locations we filmed in were Bukhara and Khiva. Everything looked straight out of a movie, but it was all real. The people were incredibly friendly, the food was incredible, and the buildings and history were phenomenal!

Parkour (French: [paʁkuʁ]) is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour includes running, freerunning, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, plyometrics, rolling, quadrupedal movement (crawling) and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour’s development from military training gives it some aspects of a non-combative martial art.

Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others and is usually carried out in urban spaces, though it can be done anywhere. Parkour involves seeing one’s environment in a new way, and imagining the potential for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.

Parkour was developed in France, primarily by Raymond Belle, and further by his son David and the latter’s group of friends, the self-styled Yamakasi, during the late 1980s. The discipline was popularised in the late 1990s and 2000s through films, documentaries, video games and advertisements featuring the Yamakasi.

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