Lisses – The Birthplace of Parkour

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On a quiet suburb of Paris lies the small and unassuming town of Lisses. Today the area is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of Parkour, and of course the playground to the first highly renowned Parkour team the ‘Yamaksi’. Lisses is the location for many early Parkour viral videos which include some of the earliest pioneers of the Parkour and … Read More

Parkour for Everyone

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It can be easy for someone who is new to understanding the Free Running and Parkour Movement to overlook the practice to be just vaulting over obstacles or doing flips. However, over time it becomes evident to anyone who has trained Parkour that dedicating oneself to progressing in the discipline brings skills and benefits far beyond just this. Indeed, training … Read More

Mixing of Parkour with other Movement Disciplines

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At the heart of the principles behind Parkour and Free Running lies the idea of creativity and self-expression. Such ideas have lent themselves towards athletes approaching the discipline of Parkour and Free Running from various different avenues throughout the years. In this article we look at some of the most creative and unique cross-referencing of Parkour and Free Running with … Read More

Ninja Warrior and the Demand for Parkour Classes

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In 2009, American Ninja Warrior began as a spin off show to the popular Japanese TV series Sasuke. The format for the show included hundreds of competitors attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses that increase in difficulty at each stage. Since then numerous shows with a similar format have sprung up across the world. These shows have featured … Read More

3 Ways To Find An Excellent Parkour Trainer

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Parkour or Freerunning is a training discipline that emerged as a result of training methods inspired from military obstacle training in France. It has moved from a military inspired training discipline to an urban sport that has caught the attention of a lot of young people. Parkour involves seeing your environment in a new way and imagining how you can … Read More

Jump London

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Jump London In September 2003, Channel 4 broadcasted the now famous documentary, Jump London that helped ignite the Parkour and Free Running movement in the UK. The documentary directed by Mike Christie, showed the journey of three French Free Runners, as they swapped their typical training environment for some of the most famous landmarks in London such as Royal Albert … Read More

Types of Parkour Competition

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Types of Parkour Competition The definitions of Parkour and Free Running have been debated amongst the community since the earliest beginnings of the movement. Naturally this has also led to debates surrounding the way in which “Parkour competitions” should be judged, as the sport’s popularity continues to increase. However, we could argue that this debate brings huge benefits for the … Read More

Parkour – More than just a Sport

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Parkour – More Than Just a Sport. Ask someone whose experience and knowledge of Parkour is more limited and they may describe the movement as simply doing flips or jumping between buildings. For anyone more closely involved in the world of Parkour however, the values, principles and experiences that practicing the movement brings is so much more than just that. … Read More

TV Adverts and Parkour

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Awareness of Parkour is commonplace in the modern day. However, Parkour did not always enjoy the same level of exposure and awareness that it now has. Often the wider public has misunderstood Parkour to be acts such as trespassing and as mentioned in a previous article, Parkour sequences in movies played a major role in bringing legitimacy and recognition towards … Read More

Bodyweight Exercises for Intermediate Parkour Athletes

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Bodyweight Exercises for Intermediate Parkour Athletes In Parkour, athletes figure out how to transform the world into a play area. In any case, they ought to likewise figure out how to utilize regular items like trees, rails, seats, and dividers as exercise gear. Even though I prescribe some essential weightlifting for the middle of the road and advanced athletes, you … Read More