I heard about Yamakasi a few years ago and I was just reminded of the sport’s existence when I saw the beginning of the new 007 movie, Casino Royale (I give the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars, by the way) . In a scene in the movie, a man jumps around from high above the ground as if he were a character in a video game. He leaps from ledge to ledge and other dangerous places too. What he is doing is a real urban sport from France called Yamakasi. The video that introduced me to the sport a few years ago follows:
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