It’s hard to define a sport such as Parkour. Some argue it is not at all a sport. Some say it’s meant to be an experience, not discussed or categorized.Regardless, to expose Parkour to others and teach others we must use terminology. Here is the glossary of Parkour movements and terms.
The brain is a wonderful thing, and no matter what occupation or challenge you have, the adage of try and try until you succeed comes to mind.
If you are going to the gym for the first time or are trying out something new, you will find it hard. It is tough trying to pick up weights for the first time or starting a jogging program. But over time those same exercises get easier. That is because of your body’s natural ability to remember movements or actions and turn them into reflexes.
How good are you at running? Do you know good running technique when you see it? If you can’t answer either of those questions, you are not getting the most out of your movement – and it’s hurting your Parkour skills.
A while ago, we brought you the highlights of a Reddit AMA with Rilla Hops. Today, we are continuing that article series with another AMA, this time with with Rafe Kelley done around the same time. Keep in mind these are not direct quotes and are edited for readability.
Parkour is a sport that uses every part of the body, but especially the hands. You use your hands to grab objects, support your body, and break your falls. If you are like most people, it isn't going to take long for you to develop calluses.
There are a lot of people who start out Parkour without any foundation in other sports. Starting without a solid foundation works fine, but it leads to a longer “break-in” period. But, what if you're coming from a base such as gymnastics?
One of the most common questions when starting Parkour is: what shoes should I buy? This is especially common from parents enrolling their children in a Parkour program.
Shoes are thought to protect our feet from the outside world. With a sport that relies so heavily on the feet, shoes seem like an essential tool. But are they?
Breathe Parkour is Canada's leading parkour facility with 3 locations spanning all of Southern Alberta.