Hot Parkour & Freerunning How-Tos

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: Perform a sideflip

This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to perform a sideflip. When doing a sideflip, it's important to practice on a gym mat to avoid injury. Sideflips are a great skill to have if you decide to do parkour. Imagine being able to run around and do a sideways flip!

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: 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 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: 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 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.

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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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: Do a double leg freerun trick

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...

How To: Perform the cartwheel Arabian trick

A 3RUN tutorial for the Cartwheel Arabian move. This trick tutorial is performed by Chase Armitage and produced by 3RUN Media. You need to be able to do a roundoff backflip. This is a roundoff backflip with a 90 degree turn. This is a parkour, freerunning or gymnastics technique. It is in slow motion for extra help.

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 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 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 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.

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