You're not going to be good at Parkour and freerunning if you are wearing the wrong type of shoes. This sport depends totally on your feet, so make sure they are outfitted in the best soles possible. In this tutorial, learn how to choose your shoes so that you get the highest jumps, the slickest runs and the coolest tricks.
Sadly, you can't really slow down time and dodge bullets like Neo. But the wall flip is one "Matrix"-style parkour trick you can do in real life. All it takes is a lot of practice... And the willingness to risk slipping up and landing in the hospital with a busted skull.
This is a tutorial of the No Handed Kick (Kip) Up Trick. It is integral to breakdancing, capoeira, parkour and gymnastics. Get to your feet without hands. Some people do hand kip ups that have them roll on their neck and push up overhanded. That's lame. This no-handed version is rad.
This is a Tricking 540 kicking tutorial for parkour. Many people keep confusing the TKD 540 and the Tricking 540 with each other. Get tips from this how-to for distinguishing the two. So if you want to learn the 540 Kick and you're watching this tutorial, know this:
A multi-angle parkour / free running video showing you how to do a cat leap in both real time and slow motion.
This one is for the truly daring. A multi-angle parkour / free running video showing you how to do a double kong vault between two close ledges in both real time and slow motion.
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a double leg free-run trick. This trick is similar to the side flip, except the side flip needs the legs to be tucked in while the double flip needs the feet to be kept straight. The double leg is at a 90 degree angle in mid-air. Keep your legs together and knees locked. Land on the balls of your feet. Never land on the heels or flat footed. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in flexibility, aerobics and free-running, and w...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a Double Kong. Before attempting this technique, viewers should first be able to do a regular Kong vault. The Double Kong is basically the same as the regular Kong vault, except you leap over two objects in stead of one in a jump. They key to making it over to the second obstacle is to spring your legs up high on the first obstacle. When running, do not slow down. You need to keep the speed and momentum to be able to carry through the vault. Thi...
In this how-to video you will learn to do a backflip with the help of Epic. This is considerably harder then the front flip for most. Backflips can be very dangerous, so be careful when you attempt them.
This tutorial is assuming you already know how to do kongs. A traveling kong is used in parkour to leap over longer objects, in this case a picnic table.
A multi-angle parkour/free running video showing you the basics of executing a diving roll in both real time and slow motion.
Kudos to Chris P. for sending in pics that make lazy parkour look even lazier. (Did you guys even leave the room?)
New Zealand energy drink V creates a new imaginary sport coined Pomparkour to promote their product.
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...
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.
Epic from TRICKset breaking down how he does a RAIZ in HIS WORDS! This is a beginner's move in parkour.
Epic from TRICKset breaks down how HE DOES A WALLFLIP. This is a basic move in parkour or freerunning where you run up off a wall and rotate off the vertical surface.
Do the parkour move called the "monkey vault". Nevermind the Italian subtitles, you'll be able to watch and learn anyway.
A few drills that you can perform to improve your balance. Anyone interested in doing parkour or free running should have this level of balance.
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...
In this how-to you will learn to do a corkscrew. The corkscrew is a great trick to learn for Parkour. When learning this trick make sure to be safe and practice with a place you don't mind falling on.
A guide to becoming the next david belle -- This shows you how to find good spots and how to do the extreme tic tac.
A multi-angle parkour / free running video showing you how to do a turn vault in both real time and slow motion.
Epic from TRICKset breaking down how he pulls the parkour / freerunning trick Butterfly Twist. The B Twist is one of the coolest tricks. It's not native to gymnastics. He seemingly does a barrel roll in the air parallel to the ground.
A multi-angle parkour / free running video showing you how to perform a lache - a monkey swing between horizontal bars - in both real time and slow motion.
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!
A multi-angle parkour / free running video showing you how to perform a palm spin in both real time and slow motion.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to control fluidity with an intermediate combo. The combo used in this video as a cartwheel to a flash kick. When performing a combo and trying to achieve fluidity, users must have controlled and smooth movements. When you do the cartwheel, land the momentum with one foot over the other. Then as flip back into a flash kick, lift one leg up while the leg on the ground pushes. Users can also perform a back handspring, instead of a flash kick. This video...
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.
Adam gives a detailed explanation of all the parts of the Parkour roll that give traceurs problems. This is an excellent and important move that everyone should master. Be David Belle, today!
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the double leg. The key to this impressive looking trick is the spin once you lift off. Jogging to build up momentum is not necessary, but it helps.
This how-to video explains how to do a backflip. A backflip is very hard, and takes a lot of confidence so be careful and have fun. If you feel you need it, grab a friend as a spotter and just go try it.
Check out this detailed how-to video on kipping up off the ground just like what goes on in the martial arts movies. If you don't know what to do with your legs while doing a kip up, practice by swinging them.
Learn how to front flip for parkour. First make sure you practice in a gym, or at least somewhere safer than the streets.
Parkour is a constantly growing urban sport. Similar to the sports of free running and tricking, it can be seen being practiced on the urban terrain of many major cities. Here, Parkour athlete Blue of Urban Freeflow performs a Turn Vault. Do a turn vault.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a palm flip. Before attempting to do the palm flip, viewers should first perfect and control a back flip. Instead of using the hands to flip on the floor, users will press the hands against the wall to flip. Begin practicing this technique with a mat or some kind of support that will prevent you from landing on the ground. Users should get used to pushing off the wall and landing on the back. This video will benefit those viewers who are interes...
A performer from the UK street stunt team 3Run demonstrates the wall flip. It's a simple but always impressive parkour move. The performer vaults off the wall and goes spinning back over himself, landing on his feet. The performer offers a lot of advice for how to do the trick, making it (almost) look easy.
There's nothing natural about doing a parkour-style wall flip. The voice in your head telling you not to run at a wall and flip yourself away so you're spinning through the air high above the ground, that's your common sense talking. But like the old saying says, no guts, no glory. In this pretty thorough introduction to the basic wall flip, you'll learn how to do this trick like a pro.
We've seen lots of great parkour in the past - we learned how to front flip, we watched David Belle outrun bullets and bad guys, our jaws dropped at Cyril Rafaelli's amazing skills.