Known as the 'Dark side' of Parkour
- it uses
free-flowing movement in which
mind and body
are unified to conquer the urban landscape.
Although the methods
are the same, the teachings are polar opposites. Darkour is practiced
at night, reason being it usually
involves illegal activity.
Unlike Traceur's, Shadeux's try to leave their marks through
acts of vandalism, graffiti, arson, mischief, trespassing
and even occasionally burglary, robbery and breaking & entering.
The thrill of the chase is what drives a Shadeux
to acquire such adrenaline rushes. Usually their acts result in Police & citizen pursuit in which
they use suburban
backyards & public
building roofs to safely get away.
Darkour originated in the Greater Toronto Area
back in 2006, more notably
due to their large amount of residential areas, weak/slow police
force and low security
public schools, building and parking lots.Devils night
(Oct 30) is considered the birthday of Darkour.
Shadeux: "Last night I broke into a school, pulled the fire
alarm and waited at the front door for the police."
Citizen: "Why in the name of God's tits would you do that?"
Shadeux: "So when
the cops arrived I could yell
"FUCK THA POLICE" and disappear into the night!"