How To: Do a Macaco parkour, Capoeira or freerunning trick

Epic from TRICKset breaks down how to do a Macaco... Portuguese for monkey, this was made famous in Capoeira! This is a super cool trick for flat land gymnastics. He talks about the preparation you need to undertake before trying it out. He shows the step by step from the squat to the hand position and the Macaco execution. Capoeira is a form of martial arts and dance that originated in Brasil.

How To: Perform the butterfly kick and twist

You've seen the butterfly kick in various martial arts movies. This impressive looking technique is actually fairly simple to do. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the butterfly kick as well as the other variation of the kick, the butterfly twist. All it requires for you do is to build up your momentum steps, dip, butterfly kick, and spin.

How To: Do a standing back flip

In this tutorial, a young Englishman demonstrates how to do a backflip from a standing position (and on hard ground). As he explains, you want to resist the impulse to throw your head back. You keep your head and torso straight as you jump, curling your legs up to provide the momentum that will send you spinning.

How To: Do a perfect 360 butterfly twist

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the perfect 360 butterfly twist. In order to do this, first prepare your momentum steps. Keep your feet in front of you and your arms behind ready swing. Then jump and start spinning by twisting your arms around your chest. Finish your movement with a nice kick to land smoothly.

How To: Do a cheat gainer for parkour

Here is a cheat gainer freerunning tutorial video. First, take a little run. This is the starting position of your kicking legs and arms. Kick your kicking leg high as possible. Swing up you both arms and jump off. Turn sideways and spot the ground. Pull down the kicked leg and land on it. Use this back flip move for stunts, parkour, freerunning or dance. Awesome stunt that takes some practice. Hope this tutorial helps.

How To: Do a "Touchdown Raiz" freerun trick

In this video, we learn how to do a touchdown raiz freerun trick. First, you will start off by running into a raiz move. This move is where you will lean onto one arm and then come down onto it and swing your feet around in front of you. This will look like a one handed cartwheel where you twist while you are in the air. Practice doing this at different angles to help better prepare yourself for doing this trick. When you have it mastered, you will be ready to do these more often and work out...

How To: Use advanced roll techniques in parkour or free runnin

Levi Meeuwenberg demonstrates how to do a parkour roll. First, practice the takeoff leap. Use forward momentum to jump out. Enter the landing leaning forward with the weight in front of your feat so you fall into the roll. Be physically and mentally tense and prepared when coming into the landing. Land with your feet parallel and square in the direction where you're heading. Keep your feet a bit less than shoulder width apart. Use a bend at the hips to complete the shoulder roll. Push against...

How To: Do a standing full (backflip 360) freerun trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a standing full (360 back-flip). Before attempting this trick, it is highly recommended that users have mastered a back-flip. Make sure that you can see he ground in mid-air. Bring your feet together and bend the arms back. Bend your knees and push up with your arms raised up. Then leap up high and twist you body in mid-air. Users may also start twisting the body as they leave the ground. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested ...

How To: Jump off high places & roll for parkour

Learn how to jump off high places and roll without hurting yourself in simple steps. 1. First when you jump off, you have to land by placing one of your legs to the front and the other a bit back. 2. Now you have to bend your legs after placing them correctly when you land. 3. Now place your right elbow on the ground and roll over with its support without hurting your shoulders. 4. Practice the roll first on the ground, then try to jump and roll from a very low height. 5. Move on to higher pl...

How To: Do a parkour rail balance

This is how you can learn how to easily accomplish a parkour rail balance. When you first start out, use a rail that is close to the ground; you will probably fall several times while practicing. As you get more used to it you can use rails that are higher. Start out by walking across the rail slowly; keep your feet forward or curved, whichever you prefer. Eventually you will get faster and be able to jump from rail to rail. Just keep practicing and you will get the hang of it quickly.

News: How Santa Claus Does Parkour

Santa Claus has to visit a lot of houses in very little time. When the reindeers are on break (Rudolph really likes his "egg nog", Santa sometimes needs to do a little traveling on his own. In a city or crowded neighborhood parkour can actually be pretty useful and obviously pretty bad ass.

How To: Perform a basic parkour roll

In this video, we learn how to do parkour rolls. You will first drop to your right knee then reach your left arm through the right leg. Make sure you are tucking in and you're in a rolling position while you're doing this. Make sure you practice it from different heights so you don't get injured. Also make sure you are wearing supportive shoes and you are on grass so your joints don't get injured. If this starts to hurt your knees or back, it's not recommended to do this at all. Once you've g...

How To: Do a parkour palm spin

In this video, we learn how to do a parkour palm spin. Start off running and when you reach the table, place your left hand under and your right hand on top. Push your hands down and twist your body when you run to the table. To practice, jump on the table pushing down with your hands and spinning around the table. After you do this and are successful in going around the table, try doing this running first. After you practice this enough times, you will get the hang of it. Make sure to be car...

How To: Execute parkour style precision jumps

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform parkour precision jumps. Commonly, precision jumping involves jumping from a rail or ledge onto another rail or ledge. To execute this maneuver, users need to stand with their weight on the balls of their feet and stare precisely at the landing spot. As you jump, you fully lock out your knees and hips, so that you are fully extended and open to jump. When in midair, tuck in your arms and legs and land on the rear balls of your feet. This vi...

How To: Weightlessly walk on water (a parkour-style illusion)

This trick is super cool and looks a lot like those found in popular video games. In this tutorial, get a step by step on a jumping illusion that looks like you weighlessly propelled yourself using only water. This trick will take a lot of practice but once you've mastered it, you will draw crowds with this incredible ability. Just be prepared to get soaked while you are still learning! Have fun!

How To: Do a Pop Tornado freerun trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a pop tornado free-run trick. The pop tornado is the same as a tornado kick except he pop tornado does not have that extra step. Because there is no step, this move is more difficult to perform. Users should learn how to do the tornado kick before attempting this move. Start with a wide leg stance and turn the body. Then do a hook kick and set the feet down. Now quickly jump as you pull your arms in and spin the body. Lift the knee up. This vide...

How To: Do a palm-spin gainer in parkour or free running

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a palm spin gainer. This is useful if you enjoy free running and want to learn an awesome trick. First, place your right hand on the wall. Drive up your right leg up, as this will give you the rotation you need. The other leg is used for take off. Your hand will spin while you do this trick. Look over your shoulder to wear you are going to land. Make sure your legs are split while you perform this. This video gives you the proper tips and kn...

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