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Watch: Delhi’s ‘Self-Trained’ Parkour Pioneers

Parkour, the French military regimen-inspired discipline, founded in the late 1980s, is quietly emerging as a street sport in cities around the world. Here we capture India’s first generation of ‘self-trained’ Parkour pioneers. The sport is bringing together people from various parts of Delhi, as youngsters from diverse backgrounds become a part of its growing circle of practitioners. They are often mocked and criticised for their actions, which include jumping, vaulting and swinging over obstacles, but they believe their sport will eventually be accepted.

This video features Mujahid Habib, a Red Bull Indus Trail Parkour champion and his teammates from Jamia Nagar and East Delhi. Some of these youngsters are going to participate in the international Ultimate Beast Master, being organised in Los Angeles later this year.