Running Like a Monkey Is Serious Business

Japanese monkey aficionado Kenichi Ito’s affection for the animal made him develop a four-legged running style based on the African Patas monkey.

Running Like a Monkey Is Serious Business
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17 comments

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks.

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Suzanne Osborne
Suzanne Osborne5 years ago

Human see, human do.

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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago

interesting, but it cant be entirely good on back muscles? Also, we evolved into upright walking creatures for a reason... why revert back?

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Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

Huh? This guy doesn't look like a monkey. George Bush---now he kind of looks like a monkey...

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Heather Enid Wells
.5 years ago

I did this a lot as a child, I was always fascinated by the way four-legged animals move and just had to try it out. Got funny looks in the playground but the other kids soon got used to it. Yes, Sue H, I wasn't that bothered at being thought weird... Very hard on the quad muscles I can tell you. Probably was good preparation for my later success in cycle racing!

My gait was nowhere near as graceful as Ito's, despite I didn't run with my bottom up in the air like he does. I also used to gallop on all fours using short sticks in my hands to extend my front limbs. I've always felt I'd like to experiment further with that, as I think it's quite likely that someone who practised from childhood could run faster that way than on two legs... after all, who runs faster, you or your dog?

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Boubaker B.

good

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Ellyn V.
Ellyn V5 years ago

Well, everyone needs a hobby, I guess. If he's happy, why not.

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Christine C.
Christine C5 years ago

Thanks

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

great :-)

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