Teaching Parkour

Teaching Parkour

APRIL 17, 2016

Based in Huntington Beach Level 1: Basic Vaults, Precisions, Balance, Strength, Conditioning, Safety Level 2: Intermediate Vaults, Rail Precisions, Calisthenics, Safety, Explosiveness Level 3: Advance vaults (ie, triple kongs), Kong precisions, Freerunning, Long Strides, Expert Balance, Big Drops, Explosiveness, Elite Fitness…

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Parkour wristbands

Parkour wristbands

FEBRUARY 08, 2016

Green Wristband General requirements -Student has completed at least 3 months of training AND 30 white band parkour classes AND 10 Eat Your Veggies classes at a minimum before attempting the Green Band test. Please note, this does not necessarily mean you are ready to test after taking the minimum number of classes. It means…

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Parkour training NYC

Parkour training NYC

MAY 09, 2016

Parkour, the sport that treats features of the urban landscape like an obstacle course to be run over and around, is normally practiced outside. But 12-year-old Henry Friedman runs up walls, does backflips, swings from bars, and swan-dives off a 15-foot platform into a pit of foam — all from the comforts of indoors. At Bklyn…

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K-swiss Ariake Parkour shoes

K-swiss Ariake Parkour shoes

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

I recently got a pair of the new K-Swiss Ariakes, designed specifically for parkour. Of course, I took them out for a test run as soon as I could, to see how they would cope. Even before I took them out of the box, I noticed that the shoes are incredibly light. They only weigh 400g! This really helps with jumps, precisions…

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How to do a Swan Dive?

How to do a Swan Dive?

JUNE 13, 2016

Distance yourself. One step should do it. You need enough room to build up enough momentum, but if you run then you will probably slip. Check the depth of the pool. Only swan-dive in the deepest end reachable, as the swan-dive will take you very deep very quickly. Put your strongest leg forward. Your toes should be just hanging…

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Run the Parkour Freerunning

Run the Parkour Freerunning

APRIL 14, 2015

A Libyan youth displays his skills in parkour, an extreme sport, during a friendly competition in Tripoli on March 7, 2014. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images A Libyan youth displays his skills in parkour, an extreme sport, during a friendly competition in Tripoli on March…

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What is Parkour and Freerunning?

What is Parkour and Freerunning?

MARCH 21, 2015

Parkour is a french term for obstacle course training, and it has developed into a sport as well as a fitness discipline. Usually called “Freerunning” in the USA, the sport involves running, climbing, vaulting, jumping and speedy crawling. In our YMCA Parkour and Freerunning programs, we set up safe and exciting obstacle courses…

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Best Parkour and Freerunning 2014

Best Parkour and Freerunning 2014

JULY 23, 2016

By abulache1 created 01 May 2014 last updated - 20 Sep 2014 1. Banlieue 13 (2004) Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.) 2. Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (2009) Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the…

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Parkour Pronunciation

Parkour Pronunciation

JANUARY 09, 2016

A person who takes part in the activity of parkour or free running. ‘railings, walls, stairs, benches, bollards, and concrete structures are all there to be conquered, say the traceurs’ ‘He did gave a heads up on a open casting call for traceurs (practitioners of parkour) at his official blog site.’ ‘Sebastien was accompanied…

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