• Elderly citizens learn Parkour in the UK

    Elderly citizens learn Parkour in the UK

    George Jackson, 85, an army veteran and former boxer swings on monkey bars as he participates at a parkour class for elderly people at a park in south London. ‘I really enjoy it and wish I could do more, said Jackson, the class’ oldest participant. The London parkour class of about a dozen students is taught by two instructors who

  • How to train Parkour long-term

    How to train Parkour long-term

    When I was younger, Bruce Lee’s representation was my definition of efficiency. I thought that the way he trained would also work for me and would motivate me past any level of pain and blast through repetitions of lactic-acid-inducing torture. Yet what I found out was that these transformations always had another side to them. This other side not usually

  • Adidas Energy Boost Parkour shoes

    Adidas Energy Boost Parkour shoes

    I got a pair of Adidas Energy Boost Parkour shoes Sunday to review them. Adidas is not the first shoe manufacturer you think of when you think Parkour or Free running. But its new Energy Boost shoes are getting a lot of hype. “Energy return,” they say. Jumping is important in Parkour, so I wanted to see how that energy

  • Letter from Sébastien Foucan

    Letter from Sébastien Foucan

    Sebastien Foucan, regarded in the community as one of the fathers of Parkour, is sounding the alarm about the recent evolution of Parkour / Freerunning at the expense of their original values. At the request of the French Parkour Federation, he wrote a message to the French community, that went international. The letter is quite direct and is addressing a

  • Dunlop Volley Parkour shoes

    Dunlop Volley Parkour shoes

    After reviewing many running and Parkour/Free running shoes with soft and advanced soles, I decided to give non-padded sneakers a try, that is the Dunlop Volley Parkour shoes. I am big fan of training with limited or no support, because I have seen the benefits of training barefoot and then moving on to padded shoes. Incredible! You jumps and landings

  • Parkour Journal #4: About giving up

    Parkour Journal #4: About giving up

    Giving up is one of the most popular impulses a beginning traceur can have when it comes to obstacles in their training, or life for that matter. In my last journal post I talked about training alone, and it appears that nobody is treasuring this type of training. Everyone wants to train with their friends, or in large groups. Giving

  • Make your own Parkour obstacles

    Make your own Parkour obstacles

    You don’t have time to go out and train? Are the Parkour obstacles you love too far away and can’t reach them that easily? Why don’t you cut your work in half and build a Parkour park in your own home. It’s actually not that hard and it can be a great experience working on such a project. Plus, you

  • How to build confidence in participants

    How to build confidence in participants

    There are a lot of tips and tricks to build up your own confidence when preparing for a jump or a complex free running movement. But what do you do when you are the Parkour coach? You need to make your participants feel secure enough to go through the training and feel a sense of accomplishment. I have a few

 

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/ July 23, 2014 8:34 am

Interview with Free running founder, Sebastien Foucan

Another video with free running founder, Sebastien Foucan has emerged on the internet, on the Flow channel. A great insight into the history of Parkour and Free running, as well as a glimpse into the early ages of Parkour training from the eyes of the co-founder of the discipline. A great view, if you have the time to go through

/ July 10, 2014 1:45 pm

Elderly citizens learn Parkour in the UK

George Jackson, 85, an army veteran and former boxer swings on monkey bars as he participates at a parkour class for elderly people at a park in south London. ‘I really enjoy it and wish I could do more, said Jackson, the class’ oldest participant. The London parkour class of about a dozen students is taught by two instructors who

/ January 13, 2014 12:45 pm

How to train Parkour long-term

When I was younger, Bruce Lee’s representation was my definition of efficiency. I thought that the way he trained would also work for me and would motivate me past any level of pain and blast through repetitions of lactic-acid-inducing torture. Yet what I found out was that these transformations always had another side to them. This other side not usually

/ October 7, 2013 4:50 pm

Adidas Energy Boost Parkour shoes

I got a pair of Adidas Energy Boost Parkour shoes Sunday to review them. Adidas is not the first shoe manufacturer you think of when you think Parkour or Free running. But its new Energy Boost shoes are getting a lot of hype. “Energy return,” they say. Jumping is important in Parkour, so I wanted to see how that energy

/ October 2, 2013 12:12 pm

Letter from Sébastien Foucan

Sebastien Foucan, regarded in the community as one of the fathers of Parkour, is sounding the alarm about the recent evolution of Parkour / Freerunning at the expense of their original values. At the request of the French Parkour Federation, he wrote a message to the French community, that went international. The letter is quite direct and is addressing a

/ October 1, 2013 2:08 pm

Dunlop Volley Parkour shoes

After reviewing many running and Parkour/Free running shoes with soft and advanced soles, I decided to give non-padded sneakers a try, that is the Dunlop Volley Parkour shoes. I am big fan of training with limited or no support, because I have seen the benefits of training barefoot and then moving on to padded shoes. Incredible! You jumps and landings

/ August 7, 2013 12:56 pm

Free running games

The best way to experience the free run movement style is through free running games. I have put together a list of free running games you can play anytime whether you’re a beginner or an advanced free runner. The reason for compiling it is because training the same moves can become monotonous really quickly, so games introduce a great way

/ July 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Parkour Journal #4: About giving up

Giving up is one of the most popular impulses a beginning traceur can have when it comes to obstacles in their training, or life for that matter. In my last journal post I talked about training alone, and it appears that nobody is treasuring this type of training. Everyone wants to train with their friends, or in large groups. Giving

/ July 22, 2013 2:46 pm

47 year old Free runner never gives up

Tim Shieff aka Livewire, meets and trains with Beau Kendall, a 47 year old free runner from the UK. This video is an amazing insight in the world of a man who still feels young and actually looks and moves like that. He is performing some mind-blowing moves and handles drops like a champ. After seeing this clip you can

/ June 2, 2013 6:46 pm

Make your own Parkour obstacles

You don’t have time to go out and train? Are the Parkour obstacles you love too far away and can’t reach them that easily? Why don’t you cut your work in half and build a Parkour park in your own home. It’s actually not that hard and it can be a great experience working on such a project. Plus, you