I had the great pleasure of interviewing Michael "Frosti" Zernow (Ubisoft's Chief Parkour Officer) at the Assassin's Creed Experience at ComicCon2014.
Michael's background includes the fact that he was the youngest person to ever be a competitor on CBS's "Surviver" series and the fact that he is one of the longest practicing parkour athletes in the world. His bio does not include the fact that he is also an uber-nice guy who wants to help people get more physically fit.
Micheal is a member of my favorite Freerunning team - Team Tempest!! You can learn lots more about Frosti, his team and the schools where you can train to do all the awesome stuff that they do in Assassin's Creed and in the movies at TempestFreerunning.com.
What's the difference between Freerunning and Parkour? "Parkour is the practice of moving quickly and efficiently throughout the environment. Freerunning is essentially tis, but with flips and tricks." (from Assassin's Creed Unity forums)
Thanks to the oh-so-awesome Gabe "Jaywalker" Nunez (Taylor Lautner's handsome stunt double) for making this interview happen. YOU ROCK!!