Spring has arrived and the sun has started to show its face… that makes for a perfect opportunity to get outside and get involved in Parkour.
For you newbies the goal of Parkour is to move from one place to another as quickly as possible while jumping, running, leaping over obstacles. You can see Parkour everywhere, YouTube tutorials, people down the park, special groups and meets, and even in James Bond Casino Royal…
At ground level with obstacles such as railings, low walls, and short buildings
Yourself…. One of the best things about parkour and freerunning is that there is no required equipment, a pair of gloves or sweatbands are sometimes used, but its all down to the individual. The founder David Belle once said “bare feet are the best shoes”
‘A precision’ is a useful parkour move that requires power and balance. The movement generally involves jumping from one narrow platform, such as the top of a wall, to another.
Put your hands on the ground and roll your body over one shoulder and across the diagonal of the back while being sure not to hit your head on the ground it allows you to get up quickly and move smoothly into the next motion.
Involves running up to a wall, placing your hands on the wall, and performing a flip while still in contact with the wall
Jumping sideways and righting the body by pushing off of the obstacle, is a quick way to get past low walls and railings.
Involves diving forward horizontally and pushing off with the hands to return to a vertical position,
Simply swinging under a bar or railing