Parkour began in France, and involves skillful gymnastics-type movements over, under and through city buildings. Experts in this activity are called Traceurs, and to see them in action is poetry in motion. They aim to move from one point to another as smoothly, efficiently and quickly as possible. Parkour’s unofficial motto is ‘‘to be and to last’’, partly relating to the aim to avoid injury as you jump from building to building and fall from a height. As with many sports, a very high level of athleticism is need to participate in Parkour, though competition is against its philosophy. Parkour has appeared in a few movies, such as Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum, which has helped to demonstrate this unusual pastime to the world.