Saturday 22 August 2009

India Monkey King Jyoti Raju

who taught himself rock climbing and acrobatics to escape poverty in India has become so accomplished at Parkour, and he’s been given the title “The Monkey King.”

Jyoti Raju here demonstrates his self-acquired skills to entertain visitors at the Chitradurga Fort in India's southern state of Karnataka.

According to Indian blogger Shrinidhi Hande; An over enthusiast guide was overheard explaining to his customers: “Sir it is a very expensive hobby sir, the powder he is using-it is imported one sir- costs Rs 500 per kg sir…” For the record, rock climbers use chalk powder (Commercially known as Calcium Carbonate, CaCO), to keep their hands dry.
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