Sebastien Foucan Biography
Sébastien Foucan is the founder and global ambassador for Freerunning. An inspiring and motivational speaker, Sébastien is an international personality. He also starred in Dancing on Ice on ITV.
Background and career
The discipline of Freerunning originated in Lisses, France, when a young Sébastien and a small group of friends developed the concept of combining movement with their urban environment in a unique, challenging and aesthetically beautiful way. Influenced by martial arts, the philosophy behind Freerunning is to unify body, spirit and environment. Freerunning’s origins come from the natural methods of Georges Herbert (a French marine officer) which is where the relationship with Parkour also stems from.
A deeply personal discipline, Sébastien has developed a philosophy behind the sport, encouraging participants to challenge themselves, as opposed to focussing on competition against others.
Sébastien came to prominence outside his native France after the showing of Mike Christie's ‘Jump London’ documentary in the UK on Channel 4 in September 2003, and the subsequent documentary ‘Jump Britain’. In addition to these factual programmes, Sébastien has added prestigious acting credits to his CV, and appears as “Mollaka”, in the 21st James Bond film, ‘Casino Royale’. Sébastien has also toured with Madonna as a performer in her show, ‘Confessions on a Dance floor’. The tour ran for 109 days and was sold out at all 55 venues across 8 countries. The James Bond film and the Madonna tour have given Sébastien a global following and will allow him to further develop Freerunning.
Sebastien practices yoga and is also an artist, he has produced a number of oil paintings he intends to share and display one day.
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19th May 2011
With breathtaking views of London’s skyline as a backdrop, the Southbank Centre is the perfect venue for the UK's first ever stage show featuring the explosive sport of free running (parkour). Sébastien Foucan is the founder and global ambassador for Freerunning. An inspiring and motivational speaker, Sébastien’s sport will set alight the walkway along the Thames, where tourists and fans will discover and enjoy the visually thrilling spectacle.
7th March 2011
Sebastien Foucan has accepted the 1,000th Inspire mark for ‘Jump London’ from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Projects awarded the Inspire mark are able to use the special London 2012 Inspire logo to promote their project and show that they are part of the 2012 Olympics.
31st March 2008
Perfect Fools, an international digital agency has created an interactive viral website for the launch of the new K-Swiss ‘Free Running’ sneaker, called Ariake, which was co-designed by the sport’s founding father, Sébastien Foucan
5th February 2013
Motivational speaker and awe-inspiring sportswoman Debra Searle has announced plan to take a group of mums trekking to the South Pole.
1st February 2013
Inspirational yachtswoman Dee Caffari has taken her success to the Middle East in the impressive position of coach and skipper of the Women's Sailing Team in Oman.
19th June 2012
TV adventurer Ben Fogle is taking on his most punishing challenge yet - by swimming to Cornwall across the Atlantic Ocean.
9th April 2012
Gold Medalist Amanda Beard shares her story about growing up in the Olympic spotlight in her brand new memoir, In the Water They Can't See You Cry.
29th September 2011
Dee Caffari, motivational speaker and inspirational keynote speaker, has been nominated for the coveted ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.
27th January 2011
Inspirational Olympic sportsman James Cracknell introduces a new film about Captain Scott’s ill-fated Expedition to the Antarctic of 1910, which ended with the death of Scott and four other crew members.
24th November 2010
Richard Noble has confirmed that the project to develop the fastest car powered by a jet engine and rocket is on track. Work will start on the rear of the car in January next year, the world record breaking attempt due to be scheduled for some time in 2012 on a dried up lake bed in Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
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Sebastien made quite impression and you can take back nothing but good feedback! Were going to do a proper thank you note next week, but please pass on everyone appreciation to him.
They are hard-to reach youngsters who dont want to interact with the police. We have never seen this group stand still before but they did for Sebastien. It very hard to find a role model or someone who theyll be in awe of.
Sebastian truly did inspire Vodafone & got some great feedback Friday night. Exceptional was the word used by the manager of Marketing Services Purchasing. I think Sebastien also enjoyed it as well. I feel this passion module could be rolled out to other internal clients so Ill bring it up next week.
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