I Am Impress: Assassin's Creed Parkour In Real Life

September 4, 2012

Haha -- even assassins forget what floor they parked on sometimes!

This is a video of parkour pro Ronnie Shalvis dressed as Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad from the Assassin's Creed series climbing up walls and jumping off buildings and doing flips and all kinda stuff that probably keeps his mom up at night worried sick about him. The video is actually pretty good though, and it's at least worth skipping around in HD. God, if I were him do you know how many times I would have rolled my ankles? Once -- at same time I broke both legs on the first jump.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Miles, who makes parkour look easy because he has rocketboots that look just like regular boots.

  • Jadis

    the flips are cool, however some are unnecessary. Either way I think this and actual parkour are super cool and for some reason sexy. :P

  • ZomBBombeR

    The mid air flips are unneccessary but rolling after you hit the ground is how you don't break your bones everytime you drop. I'm no parkour expert but I can do simple moves to traverse quickly over rough terrain and that just one of the things I've learned.

  • JJtoob

    That wasn't particularly amazing. With that said, I'm too scared to skip a step going down a flight of stairs.

  • Prometheus

    It was neat, too bad it was bullshit. Half of this shit the guy did with a green screen!!

  • The only reason I would ever want to live in an urban environment is to travel like this guy

  • Recognized most of the locations in the video. This was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. :-)

  • that guy is going to have so many stress fractures. I don't care what is said, landing on your feet after jumping from a 2 story height is going to cause some damage.
    At least he looked really awesome getting them.

  • Saying "I don't care what is said," would invalidate any argument ever if saying it made your viewpoint factual. Below is a segment from National Geographic's "Fight Science," where they did an episode about parkour. It details some of the physics behind the movement, including the parkour roll.
    There are countless other articles on the web about why the parkour roll works. Learn about the discipline, learn about the movement, and then you can make a point more effectively than, "I don't care what is said."

  • Guest

    This guy is crazy, he makes monkeys look lazy.

  • Harriszilla

    I do this everyday...it's called running from the psych ward...

  • MaximumTWANG

    that was kinda cool. also really gay

  • Matty Spinny

    that was fucking awesome

  • That looks 'shopped Nothing is true...

  • Utaaaahhhh! My home!

  • Hunter Owens

    OWENS- So Mr. Parke...we meet again!

    This entire thing was done in Downtown SLC,UT
    alot of the scenes were City Creek shopping center,the SLC Library and U of U.

  • PunkJr

    I saw this video at the Assassin's Creed 3 panel at PAX, and at the end the dude from the video ran down the aisle, jumped up onto the stage & did a bunch of flips up there. It was really cool!

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  • SolidICE

    that's not parkour, that's free running. Parkour is about moving through the city quickly and efficiently. Not doing unnecessary flips and jumps.

  • Always Maddoc

    Took me about 10 seconds to find out this was in Utah. I mean, I've been to all of these places before. Many times.

  • enigmaDAEDAL

    This is free running, not parkour. He wouldn't be doing all the stupid flips if it was parkour.


    If you think flips are stupid, chances are you're on the wrong side of the argument.

  • WhiteEagle2

    The internets say freerunning is the one with all the show-off moves.

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