Hot Parkour & Freerunning Posts

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: Perform the Parkour cat balance

A cat balance involves being on all fours and crawling along either a railing or a wall in a cat like motion much as the name suggests. This is used to get from one place to the other, and keeping the body close to the object makes it much safer to manoeuvre. Perform the Parkour cat balance.

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: 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: Perform a front flip

Are you into parkour? This video will show you how to do one of the many tricks that are used by athletes - the front flip. Demonstrated via stick figure drawings, you are shown how to get speed and rotate properly. This type of trick can be used with freerunning, but be sure to perform a PK roll after landing to mitigate the force of your landing.

How To: Do a Parkour wall spin

The wall spin is similar to a palm spin, but is done on the flat side of a wall rather than the top. The athlete approaches the object, takes off with both feet, places both hands on the wall, and rotates around them. This can be used to get over the likes of rails and walls, and also to just add a bit of flair to the run. Do a Parkour wall spin.

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 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: Do an inward wallflip freerun trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do an inward wall-flip. Before attempting this trick, users should be able to do controlled side flips and kick high off the wall. Run to the wall with momentum. When you push your feet off the wall, push upwards and out. Push the hips out as you tuck your arms in and kick the legs upward. Keep the legs together. Before you do the trick, look at the floor to see where you will land. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in aerobi...

How To: Perform a frontflip

Want to learn how to frontflip? Well, you've come to the right place. This video tutorial will show you how to accurately perform a frontflip for any of your needs: gymnastics, parkour, freerunning, or just plain old fashioned fun. It's easy to front flip, it just takes practice... and guts.

How To: Do the flag

The flag move in Parkour is performed on lamp posts and sign posts, with one hand above the other. By pushing with the bottom hand and pulling with the top, it is possible to hold the body outright or with the legs pointing up to resemble a flag. This move is particularly hard as it requires a lot of upper body strength. Do the flag.

How To: Kong to precision

A Kong to precision is used when it is necessary to vault an object, but to then also land on a very precise point on the other side. The Kong vault is perfect for this as it provides enough air and forward momentum to bring you to the exact point you must land on with fluidity. Kong to precision.

How To: Do a Parkour tic tac

A tic tac is basically just a kick off a wall to provide some height before landing on two feet. This is used to get over various objects that the athlete doesn't want to (or can't) touch. If the object is near a wall, it provides the perfect opportunity to propel themselves over and past the object with a quick kick. Do a Parkour tic tac.

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: 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...