Is Austin Mahone Charging Into The Parkour Scene?

"MMM Yeah" singer shows off some stunts online.

Parkour, freerunning, tricking… Call it what you want, it is freaking cool. If you haven’t heard of it, first watch this video:

OK, so maybe that’s a little on the advanced side of things.

Parkour, at heart, is a method of training to overcome obstacles in a path with the most efficiency, using natural movements. When you toss freerunning and tricking into the mix, you’re adding acrobatics and style to the movement solely for aesthetics.

Popstar Austin Mahone looks like he’s been hitting the streets with a pair of gymnasts to expand on his already-slick arsenal of dance moves.

The “MMM Yeah” singer posted a video last week (June 12) performing a lazy vault over the hood of a racecar. His technique is clean at the start, but finishes with a slide across the surface instead of clearing it.

But a couple of months ago he expertly cleared a ground sign on Instagram.

Since then, he’s been working on his back flip, and apparently, “It’s getting better!”

A few months back, Mahone was showing off his aerial ground flip, albeit with a little assistance. Traditionally the front aerial flip is performed without the hands touching the ground.

One thing is for sure, we’re looking forward to seeing this Texas-native work his new tricking skills into some exciting choreography. Or, better yet, hopefully that pro training pays off and he can become the next American Ninja Warrior.

You can learn more about the history, basic skills and movements of parkour here, here and here.