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

The Art of Filming in Creating Engaging Content

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The Art of Filming in Creating Engaging Content It would be easy to assume that the most talented athletes in Parkour correspondingly attract the biggest following. However, the modern way in which Parkour is usually shared to audiences through social media means that, although ability is certainly a contributing factor, it is not the “be all and end all” in … Read More

Follow your passion for Parkour!

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Why there is no better time than now to follow your passion for Parkour?  The year is 1980. You have a passion for an unnamed acrobatic movement that is starting to be labelled as Parkour/Freerunning. You dream of traveling the world, inspiring others through movement. But the path to sharing that passion with the world is tricky. Finding people that … Read More

Parkour Academy, a ‘Business-In-A-Box’

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Easy and effective for busy gym owners:  The WFPF Parkour Academy is quite literally a ‘Business-In-A-Box. “The next best thing to bring to your gym”. Whether you own a gym that already runs Parkour classes, or perhaps currently just Gymnastics classes and are considering options of Ninja or Parkour. Perhaps you don’t currently own a gym but have aspirations of … Read More