Hot Parkour & Freerunning How-Tos

How To: Do a front flip

In this video, one of the gentlemen from the London stunt team 3Run shows us how to do a front flip. This is a very impressive trick that sends the performer spinning forward over the ground. Common sense would lead you to think that this trick requires a lot of strong, fast movements, but as the performer demonstrates, it's all about a light, delicate touch.

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 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: 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 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: Perform an impressive wall flip

Want to perform a wall flip? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to do a wall flip. It would help if you knew how to back flip already, but that's not a prerequisite. To perform this you'll want to run at the wall in a normal running speed. Then jump and place your foot high. Afterwards, you have to rotate. To achieve rotation you must kick up with your other leg that was not planted on the wall and swing back by leaning your head backwards.

How To: Do a slant gainer/cheat gainer

In this video tutorial the performer demonstrates the slant gainer, also known as the cheat gainer. Basically, it involves hurling yourself away from the ground, spinning in the air for a while and then trying to land without busting your ankles and/or head. If accomplished successfully, it looks extremely cool. If it ends in failure, at least you might get a hit YouTube clip out of it.

How To: Do the 'wall flip' parkour move

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.

How To: Do the three step tic tac

The three step tic tac is the same as a one step, but obviously with a couple of extra steps. A tic tac is used to clear high objects that the athlete does not wish to touch, but has a wall near by which can be kicked off in order to clear the object in question. The three step tic tac provides lots of height so it is possible to clear much taller objects. Do the three step tic tac.

How To: Do a cartwheel sideflip freerun trick

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a cartwheel side flip. First, make sure you can do both a cartwheel and side flip. If you can do these tricks from a standing position, you have more control over the flips. Try to land on the balls of your feet with your legs somewhat apart. Now, come off the balls of your feet and do the side flip. Make sure that you then turn and tuck to perform this correctly. Notice that your arms add momentum as you go through the cartwheel and into the sid...

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 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 roundoff backhand spring

In this two-part video tutorial, you'll learn how to do a roundoff backhand spring. This is a crazy-looking move that will send you spinning end over end like an acrobat at the circus. We don't suggest you try this one on hard asphalt, you're bound to fall on your head a few times.

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.

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 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: 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...

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