Être fort pour être utile

or Be strong to be useful

was initially postulated by Georges Hébert when developing Méthode Naturelle.

This motto still remains the most famous quotation when talking about Parkour.

But what does it mean? How often does someone use his skills to help other people? Or are traceurs only here to damage rails, stain walls and occupy playgrounds? Enjoy this collection of videos from traceurs who made our world a little better.


We start with the Move for Japan - Worldwide Parkour Charity Traceurs for Japan 2011. After the earthquakes and tsunamis traceurs all over the world met up to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross. Vienna and Brusseles, Singapore and Lyon, Stuttgart and Belgrade, Cologne and London, and many others big and small cities all over the world took part. See the list of 31 cities in 15 countries.

This is how it looked in Munich

Northern Parkour crawls for the Downs Syndrome Association

Members of Northern Parkour got on all fours for a mile crawl around the city center to raise money for the Downs Syndrome Association

20,000 Push-ups for charity organizations in Cologne

Nino 3Run Family flips for a Russian orphanage

Backflips for charity

Levi Meeuwenberg does a backflip for every sms confirming a donation for parkour classes for at-risk youth.

Social commitment

Help Homeless

Traceur Johnny Budden and his friends help homeless people around Paris over one weekend. Something that wouldn't cost anything, with no registration or sign up, and that absolutely anyone could do

Parkour volunteers in penal colony for minors

Traceurs from Russian parkour federation "Parkour City" offer free weekly training for young criminals