Senin, 05 April 2010

How to become and learn Parkour?

Parkour is, in a sense, the art of using your environment as an obstacle course. It's not all jumping off of walls and scaling buildings. Follow these steps to safely learn Parkour, and overcome obstacles by applying it to your life!

Learn how to do a shoulder roll/judo roll (ex. roll from right shoulder to left hip or left shoulder to right hip) (not a somersault). This is the most important move in Parkour, as it is essential for landing jumps while preserving your forward momentum, allowing you to continue running. There are a few variations to the roll, such as the dive roll, but remember, Parkour is not as easy as it looks. A roll in Parkour is meant to 'flow', allowing you to preserve your forward momentum and continue running. While you may think you have 'mastered' the roll, remember to keep practicing the basics, even once you have gone far beyond them

1. Find other Traceurs or Traceuses in your area, and attend a jam session to learn
from them before attempting anything big. If you are just beginning with
Parkour, this is one of the best ways to go, because learning straight from
others is much better than watching videos on YouTube.
2. Practice, practice, practice! There's no such thing as practicing too much.
3. Condition! Parkour, while a great work out in itself, is not enough to keep
going, if you want to get better, you need to condition your body. Go for runs,
go to the gym, et cetera. Also, your body, namely your knees, take a lot of
impact. You want to condition them to be able to take the abuse.
4. While practicing in a controlled environment to get the moves down is good,
parkour is spontaneous, and once you get the general feel of the moves, go for a
run, and learn to apply Parkour in any
5. Parkour is also about knowing your limits, if you don't think you can do
something, practice small, and
work your way up to it!

• Remember that Parkour is the art of free movement, so don't be afraid of any
obstacles: Climb, Vault, Precision jump or Leap the obstacle (only if you feel
comfortable enough to attempt it.)
• If you don't feel 100% confident with a new move practice it more on grass or mats
until your comfortable. Remember, Parkour is NOT about jumping off tall objects.
That just causes a lot of injuries.
• KNOW YOUR LIMITS! Dont try and show off in front of your friends and do the most
dumbest thing you can think of.
• You can also go on and other websites to learn new moves.
• To begin, practice at your home, schools or even your backyard, these are nice
spots to learn movements.
• Dont be afraid to try new movement. Failure leads to success!
• Freerunning is a little different from Parkour because Freerunning involves more
aesthetic moves, where as Parkour is based solely around moving between points

• Parkour is dangerous if practiced recklessly, and safety should always be a
concern. Having friends around to watch your back isn't a bad thing.
• Start slow, and build up
• Sometimes, law enforcement and property owners won't let you practice in certain
areas because of
liability. Respect this and find a new training ground.
• It is better to have less, more balanced muscle than massive amounts of muscle
that do not help in Parkour.
• Be careful of which friends you choose to do Parkour with since most of them will
not be loyal and stick
with you through the hard times especially when you get injured.
• Don't use parkour to do anything illegal. Apply it usefully to real life
situations such as getting somewhere on time or getting away from an attacker.

Things You'll Need
• Determination.
• Good Judgment.
• Good Parkour.
• An area to train.
• Comfy clothing.

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