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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Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago


Suzanne Osborne
Suzanne Osborne6 years ago

Human see, human do.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson6 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?

Ron B.
Ron B6 years ago

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

Heather Enid Wells
.6 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?

Boubaker B.


Ellyn V.
Ellyn V6 years ago

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

Christine C.
Chandra C6 years ago


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

great :-)