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Parkour Philosophy

  • 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.

  • What to wear for Parkour

    What to wear for Parkour

    A recurring question that pops up among Parkour and Free Running practitioners is what to wear for Parkour training. Parkour clothes are typically defined by loose fitting sports apparel (sweat pants, hooded sweatshirts, beanies, etc) of generic branding and low price or seemingly low price. These can be coupled with urban accessories like headphones or colorful sneakers. Usually, traceurs

  • Parkour vs. Freerunning

    Parkour vs. Freerunning

    One of the most recurring question I hear about this discipline is: “Are flips Parkour?”. Many practitioners are at a dilemma when it comes to the different concepts behind Parkour and Freerunning. But it is a legitimate question, that has started being asked a lot. Many people started answering with: “It’s all movement”. But, are

  • Documentary: Parkour Pilgrimage

    Documentary: Parkour Pilgrimage

    A Parkour documentary that shows the struggles of traceurs while searching for meaning in their trainings. It is about the journey a couple of practitioners take to Lisses, the city where Parkour started, to discover what this discipline is and to follow the footsteps of the Yamakasi. The maker is TK17, a traceur who broke both his

  • Exploring the urban enviroment

    How did you do today? Did you train yet? If you did, where did you go? If I’m right, you most probably went to one of the regular places with your friends (or alone) and ran through your Parkour routine. If you’re new, you have a lot to learn, no matter how many times you

  • How to achieve a state of Flow

    How to achieve a state of Flow

    Flow is one of the most important abilities one can own, not only in Parkour. Learning how to flow will make you faster, stronger and better. Think of tango and ballet shows. The precise and continuous gliding from one move to another still inspires and amazes people today. And that is what we will learn

  • What Parkour training should really mean

    What Parkour training should really mean

    To understand what Parkour really is, one must experience its philosophy for himself. One of the first practitioners said no one can be called a traceur until he has put his abilities in the service of usefulness. And I believe there is a lot to be learned from these words. Due to the way that

  • Mental state in Parkour training

    Mental state in Parkour training

    Parkour is free and boundless. Not so much in a physical manner as it is in a mental manner. When you go out and train in Parkour, you don’t go out to enclose your mind inside rules and other people’s advice. You have plenty of that in other sports. When you train, your body is

  • Unnatural naturalness

    Unnatural naturalness

    In Parkour, most rules and techniques are things you need to put aside. At least until you finish training. This is not because the discipline is rebellious by nature, but because only playing by the rules does not come from nature… your nature. If something were to happen to you unexpectedly, your response would not

  • Why I am training in Parkour

    There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who suffer from a lack of life, and those who suffer from an over-abundance of life. And I always wondered where I was in that prospect, a long time ago, before I started training and asking myself, why train in Parkour. This is the first