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Winter Training

Snow Muscle-upWinter is coming. Besides more videos of Russians doing triple backflips from the tops of five story buildings, what does this mean for you? It means cold, snow, slippery ice, and heavy coats instead of burning heat and tank tops.

But does this mean your skills have to regress since you can’t train? Of course not. There are plenty of ways to keep up your skills and make progress, even if you live someplace absurdly cold. Continue Reading →

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Beyond Belle

The time has come for the parkour community to admit something.

David Belle is not a god in human form. David Belle is not superhuman. Most importantly, David Belle is no longer the leader of the parkour community.

Why not?

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On Santorini 2012

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Undoubtedly the most-hyped freerunning event of the year, the Red Bull Art of Motion competition on the Greek island of Santorini showcased an amazing variety of talent from all around the globe. Twenty-one traceurs and traceuses descended upon the Santorini rooftops for several days of training, culminating in the actual two hour long event.

Note: From now on there will be spoilers. If you haven’t seen the event yet, go watch it here. It’s worth the run time. Continue Reading →

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How to Train When You Can’t Train

Picture these scenarios:

Crack. Suddenly, your ankle is in fiery pain. No training allowed while you recover.

Snap. Your knee shouldn’t be making that sound on landing. No training allowed while you recover.

Twist. Guess you won’t be using that shoulder for a few weeks. No training allowed while you recover.

Injuries, sickness, and general life often get in the way of proper training. But that’s no excuse for not getting better. Parkour has a huge mental component – and you don’t need to be physically active to train your mind. Continue Reading →

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Profiting From Parkour

Name one thing all of these companies have in common:

Urban Freeflow. American Parkour. The WFPF. Take Flight Apparel. Red Bull. 3Run. Team Tempest.

They all make money from parkour.

Name one thing all of these people have in common:

David Belle. Sébastien Foucan. Ryan Doyle. Daniel Ilabaca. Luci Romberg.

They all make money from parkour.

Profiting from parkour is not a bad thing. It is not against the tenets of parkour. It’s possible to make money from parkour without being unfaithful to its philosophy. Continue Reading →

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Traceuses You Must Know

Right now, there is no denying that parkour is a male dominated sport. This is changing, as more and more girls see that it’s okay to go train with guys. These 7 traceuses have risen to the top of the growing wave of girl parkour.

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