How to Parkour

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    Apr 23, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    NYT: Parkour, or free-running, is a discipline based on military obstacle-course training, and it requires the athlete to negotiate seemingly insurmountable obstacles by running, jumping and climbing. Parkour was started by a band of resistance fighters and their feats of extreme endurance and derring-do on the mountainous island of Crete during World War II.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/parkour-for-beginners/?
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 23, 2015 3:56 AM GMT
    I love parkour. There was a cable show for a while showing the best. Now there's American Ninja but it doesn't involve the instantaneous problem solving of good, fast Parkour. I'd love to try it but prob don't have the flexibility. I may try a tame version. Still more interesting than jogging.
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    Apr 23, 2015 1:16 PM GMT
  • mmmship

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    Apr 23, 2015 5:23 PM GMT
    I do this. Not a great traceur but it's so much, so much fun! Makes me feel young.
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    Apr 23, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    I want to do this!... but the thing it requires the most is. That DARE factor.

    I would do flips and cartwheels in indoors and I would feel like a ninja. But jumping of roofs!? hmmmm.... really wishing that dare factor would come to me.. One day
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 24, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm also in the 'would love to try this' camp...
  • mmmship

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    Apr 24, 2015 11:49 AM GMT
    No dare factor if u don't know the basics. You've got to master the QMs, vaults and kongs, handstands, cat hangs, etc... You must improve your overall flow of movement. It's about knowing how to move smoothly and connecting each motion most effortlessly.

    Learning how to run up a wall and just hang properly is simply not easy.
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    Apr 24, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
    mmmship saidNo dare factor if u don't know the basics. You've got to master the QMs, vaults and kongs, handstands, cat hangs, etc... You must improve your overall flow of movement. It's about knowing how to move smoothly and connecting each motion most effortlessly.

    Learning how to run up a wall and just hang properly is simply not easy.


    WHAT!?icon_biggrin.gif My man, I'm having a hard time to believe that I'll magically dare to jump of something with great height even if I know the techniques. But out of curiosity I'm going to look some stuff up on the net
  • mmmship

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    Apr 24, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
    JudasOfCrossfit said
    mmmship saidNo dare factor if u don't know the basics. You've got to master the QMs, vaults and kongs, handstands, cat hangs, etc... You must improve your overall flow of movement. It's about knowing how to move smoothly and connecting each motion most effortlessly.

    Learning how to run up a wall and just hang properly is simply not easy.


    WHAT!?icon_biggrin.gif My man, I'm having a hard time to believe that I'll magically dare to jump of something with great height even if I know the techniques. But out of curiosity I'm going to look some stuff up on the net


    OK. Let's set this straight. You seem to correlate stunts with parkour. It's two different things. Just don't.

    And you shouldn't think that you have to jump from building to building to show that you are doing parkour. Look up parkour bar flow, ground or QM flow, and precision jumping. It's got nothing about jumping off buildings.