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How To: Do a parkour wall flip

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.

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: 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 "Palm Flip" freerun trick

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...

How To: Do a wall flip

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.

How To: Do a crane jump

The crane jump involves standing on a wall or an object and jumping to another one. If the distance is a bit to far to perform a precision jump, the athlete instead performs a crane, landing with one foot, leaving the other trailing down the wall, before climbing up and over. Do a crane jump.

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 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...

How To: Control freerun fluidity with an intermediate combo

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...

How To: Do the Double Kong freerun trick

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...

How To: Do a speed vault

A member of the London stunt team 3Run demonstrates the speed vault. The speed vault is one of the more basic parkour moves, but in this case basic doesn't mean easy. The speed vault sends you hurtling over a wall at great speed, and it takes practice to do this right. It only looks easy here because the performer really knows what he's doing.

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 sideflip to a cartwheel

Interested in Parkour? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform a sideflip after a cartwheel. The sideflip after a cartwheel requires a technique quite different from the normal sideflip. It requires flexibility, height, lightness, and good air awareness.