Parkour is a sport that uses every part of the body, but especially
the hands. You use your hands to grab objects, support your body,
and break your falls. If you are like most people, it isn't going
to take long for you to develop calluses. Read More
You've mastered some vaults and you feel confident. Now it's
time to tackle flips. It might be too early but hey, we all need to
start somewhere. Besides you’re getting bored and they seem
so, so cool.
Falling is just a natural part of learning Parkour, and there
is no way around it. It is inevitable that you will bail, and
sometimes it will hurt. Those that can move past the fear and pain
go further than those who can’t.
With that said, you should always try to bail in the safest way
possible. There are several techniques you can use to protect
yourself when you mess up. Learning these techniques will help
prevent injury, as well as allow you to train longer because you
will spend less time on the sidelines.
All the top traceurs use techniques to protect themselves when they
bail. If you look at their histories, most of them have gone
without a serious injury in their careers. You will need to
be OK with bailing if you are going to get anywhere in this sport.
The point of that advice is Read More
Continual progression is a big part of the game, and that can
be gruelling if training is solely focused on drilling moves over
and over. Using games to help with your Parkour skills will add a
small boost to your mentality and allow you to grow as an
Games like these are a great way to switch up your training
routine, and have some fun while doing it. Some of these games can
be done by yourself or with a group, but the entire point of them
is to get better at Parkour without worrying about some of the
pitfalls. Get good at these games, and you'll raise your skill
level in no time flat. So here are some of the more interesting
games people have made up to help them train. Read
If you do Parkour you will need to learn how to land properly.
As you gain more experience, you will try to climb and jump off
higher and farther objects, and proper landings will become the
most important techniques to have mastered.
Learning proper form for a basic landing is essential for beginners
and experienced traceurs alike. You will use basic landing
technique in almost every movement you do. But, it is particularly
important to understand these principles when landing from heights.
You can get away with poor landing technique from a short distance,
but not from a high one. Bad technique from a high distance can
leave you with nagging aches and pains. Read
Fear is a large part of our lives, and sports are no different.
Every time you try something new, you are going to feel fear to
some degree. There is no reason to feel ashamed by this. It is just
a part of being a human being.
Fear plays a large role in sports. Any time there is a chance of
injury, a pesky voice in the back of your head will be telling you
to stop. Listening to this part of your brain is the only reason
you are alive right now. If you didn’t, you would do things
like walk out into traffic without thinking about it.
But there is a balance that you need to strike.Read More
Parkour is more popular now than ever before. One of the best
things about this sport is that anyone can take part. You do not
need to buy equipment and you don't need a team - all you need is
yourself. Dedication and effort are all that it takes to go far in
this game, and that is what makes the sport so beautiful.
Yet, a lot of people don't make it far. They burn out before
reaching a high level. They get injured, frustrated, or just lose
Having a long Parkour career is a skill in and of itself. The only
way you are going to achieve greatness in this sport is Read
It’s that time of year again. Winter is approaching and
the air is getting colder. Parkour is all fun and games in the
warmth of summer, but the colder months can stop your progress.
What is a traceur supposed to do?
If you are serious about your training, you can’t simply stop
for months on end. Ask any professional traceur and they will tell
you that they always train in the winter. It’s a must if you
want to build your skills to a professional level.
This article will give you some tips for wintertime training. There
is no excuse for stopping during this time of year. Let’s get
to it. Read More
Understanding the surfaces you are working with is one of the most
important skills in Parkour. Like many of the essentials, it isn't
flashy, and won't win you any YouTube followers. Yet, learning to
master your surface areas will take you one step closer to a
Your ability to do the movement you want depends a lot on the
surface you are doing them on. If you try a tic-tac, how do