D&Sdocs: Parkour Vision

Stephen Leung is teaching the spirituality behind the highly physical discipline known as parkour.

A practice that has gained fame for its extreme nature, parkour has become a global phenomenon. Its practitioners run, jump, and flip through urban obstacle courses ranging from smooth sidewalks to complex buildings.

Despite its reputation as a wild sport, Leung insists that a calm spiritual connection is the foundation of parkour, along with the philosophy that mental discipline is the foundation of the physical action. 

“There is no competition in parkour,” Leung said. “The only competition is yourself.”

Leung’s mission is to bring his vision to the masses. The people who practice parkour come from different disciplines and are of all shapes and sizes. He believes that the betterment of the self is something that everyone can learn and benefit from—and he is here to show the way.