The Ultimate Parkour Freerunning Book

Author: Ilona E. Gerling
Editor: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1782550208
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The increasing number of followers of the two movement cultures, Parkour and Freerunning, has given rise to the need for safe, methodical orientation, which the reader will find in this book. Parkour, a new movement culture from France, is all about moving as efficiently as possible between points A and B by sprinting fluently over obstacles. The sport of Freerunning has developed from it, involving developing and showing off the most creative, extreme, flowing, acrobatic moves possible on obstacles. This book contains precise illustrations for the teaching of all basic techniques, easy-tofollow movement breakdowns and methodical tips for indoor and outdoor training. All the most common terms from the scene are listed for reference in English and French. History, philosophy, rules of behavior, training advice based on the latest sports science knowledge, interviews from the scene about motivations and trends, advice for schools and explanations of competitions and competition criteria are a few examples of the book’s contents.

Parkour And Freerunning

Author: Jan Witfeld
Editor: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263192
Size: 11,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the sport of parkour, or freerunning, which combines the core elements of running, jumping, climbing, and other physical movements with the goal of moving the body over and around obstacles in an urban environment without stopping.


Author: Joe Greek
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 149943555X
Size: 14,60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 176

Welcome to the exciting, dynamic world of parkour! This acrobatic and athletic discipline that makes ordinary—though highly coordinated and graceful—people appear to be superheroes has caused a sensation online, as videos of practitioners running up walls, vaulting over obstacles, leaping across the roofs of buildings, and generally treating urban areas as their own personal obstacle courses went viral. Readers will learn about parkour’s roots in France, as well as how the sport developed and spread worldwide. Safety is always emphasized in the text, as are “do not try this at home” cautions to the reader.

Intervening Spaces

Author: Nycole Prowse
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004365524
Size: 12,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Intervening Spaces examines interconnectedness between bodies, time and space. It explores the oscillating and at times political impact that occurs when bodies and space engage in non-conventional ways. Temporal and spatial dichotomies are disrupted—revealing new ways of inhabiting space.


Author: Books, LLC
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156559819
Size: 11,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Jump, Jump City: Seattle, Free running, Parkour in popular culture, District 13, Ultimate Parkour Challenge, David Belle, Vault, Worldwide jam, District 13: Ultimatum, Last Ones Standing, Urban Freeflow, Timeline of parkour, S bastien Foucan, Wallflip, Cyril Raffaelli, Damien Walters, Timothy Shieff, Yamakasi, Raymond Belle, Sanki King, Jump Britain, J r me Ben Aoues, Jump London, Jump Westminster. Excerpt: Parkour (sometimes abbreviated PK) is the non-competitive sport originating in France of traversing mainly urban landscapes by running, climbing and jumping. Participants run along a route, attempting to navigate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are employed. Parkour can be practiced anywhere, but areas dense with obstacles are preferable and it is most commonly practiced in urban areas. A practitioner of parkour is called a "traceur," which is most likely derived from Parisian slang "tracer" which means "to hurry" or "to move quickly." In proper French, traceur is an adjective qualifying something that leaves a trace or a trail behind it. In practice, a traceur may use several different names interchangeably for parkour, including "freerunning" or "l'art du d placement," even though these terms refer to distinct parts of the discipline. While parkour and l'art du d placement aim to enable the practitioner to move quickly and creatively past obstacles, freerunning includes the use of tricking moves such as aerial rotations and spins. (see below). A basic parkour moveTwo primary characteristics of parkour are efficiency and speed. Traceurs take the most direct path through an obstacle as rapidly as that route can be traversed safely. Developing one's level of spatial awareness is often used to aid development in these...

Free Running

Author: Zach Rucker
Editor: Gamma Mouse
Size: 20,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 597

Master the Art of Movement Most of us never truly get the chance to feel free in our environments, we never get to experience the amazing skill and abilities that our bodies inherently have. We don't often push our own limits. Free running changes all of this. Parkour is an art of movement that has its roots in France. It is a practice that demands a high level of discipline. Free running does not view objects in the urban environment as buildings, sidewalks, and railings; it views these objects as opportunities. In training in free running, one is able to increase their physical abilities dramatically, from flexibility to strength to agility. Free running is the ultimate exercise. And the best part is that doing it is incredibly fun. Noted free runner Zach Rucker guides you through the amazing world of free running, teaching you how to train to be a free runner as well as running through the basic moves and a few of the more advanced moves. Learning about the benefits of free running has never been easier!

Nano Contestant Episode 2

Author: Leif Sterling
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500959579
Size: 20,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will love the new Nano Contestant Series! NANO CONTESTANT SERIES: Episode 2 of 12 Serialized Episodes In 2114, Pinnacle Corporation, the world's largest tech company, hosts the Tech Games to showcase the world's latest technology. The contestants must battle it out in 11 brutal games to ultimately win a $100 million prize! These digital and hybrid athletes must use everything at their disposal in order to take that prize and all of its glory in the Tech Games. Hacking, firewalls and electronic countermeasures are all being used by each contestant while running and fighting at top speed. It's all on the line, because nothing is being left on the table! EPISODE 2 - Ultimate Endurance Extreme times call for extreme measures. Only 48 of the 1,000 entrants will be allowed to move forward into the Tech Games as a contestant. Becoming a contestant is Roland's only chance to get close enough to the Pinnacle Corporation to uncover the evidence needed to clear his father's name and save him from death by incineration. Roland has trained hard, but will it be enough? His resolve to become a Tech Games contestant is tested over a double marathon of the 5 most difficult terrains known to man. He must survive sheer rock cliffs, jumping off towering waterfalls, racing down an erupting volcano, fighting through blinding sandstorms and using parkour style freerunning to clear urban obstacles. More brutal than the terrain are other racers. Willing to kill to qualify, the other contestants use martial arts, grappling (or just plain murder) to gain a position during this 52.4 mile endurance run. Contestants will use every bit of their technology to gain an advantage. Android arms for strength, cyborg legs for speed and digitized DNA for healing apps. Roland must use his new nanotech to survive and compete for one of the coveted Tech Games positions. Will Roland's untested nanotech be enough to be one of the 48 that crosses the Tech Games finish line? He must push himself passed what he thought was possible for a chance to save his dad."