Hot Parkour & Freerunning How-Tos

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 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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...

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 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 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 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...

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