Female Parkour Artist Shows Off Incredible Acrobatic Skills

Published December 5, 2016 5,545 Views

Rumble Parkour was invented in France by Raymond Belle and further developed by his son David and his friends, the street styled Yamakasi in the late 1980s. This sports discipline was popularized in the 90’s and 00’s through many movies, documentaries and commercials including the Yamakasi. Take a look at this young lady mastering the parkour skills.

A fearless parkour athlete leaps off three-story buildings, flies over rooftops and jumps through scaffolding in amazing footage. Maria Raptaki, 29, is an actress and a filmmaker from Athens. She first started training in the sport when she was 22, at a time there were very few women in the parkour community. The Greek athlete is now one of the most sought-after <a href="https://rumble.com/v313rg-slide-tutorial-parkour-and-freerunning-how-to.html" target="_blank">parkour</a> artists in the world and stars in international commercials.
Maria has auditioned for principal roles in many famed American and English movies such as “The Avengers: Infinity War” , “Mamma Mia”, “Assassin’s Creed” and the “Arrow” television series. She is currently being considered to portray a major <a href="https://rumble.com/v2znf0-batman-v-superman-vs-suicide-squad-magic.html" target="_blank">superhero</a> role in Mindhadow Entertainment’s “We Are: Justice Nation”, a Canadian feature film series to be announced soon. She has also performed in many commercials or famous companies such as Ford, Cadbury and Vodafone.

Not many people knew if women were good in Parkour because there weren’t any women with the equal level and years of preparation as the men. Other sports and athletic disciplines gave examples of how high or far women could jump, how they could climb and overcome fear, and how they combined movements together in dance and gymnastics. There is something very original in how this outdoor body-centric discipline merged them all and only time would tell how other women would respond.