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Mark Toorock

American Parkour Company

www.americanparkour.com  

American Parkour is the hub that connects the many parkour communities across America into one; for exchanging ideas and disseminating accurate information about the disciplines of Parkour and Freerunning. It was founded and is run by Mark Toorock with the help of many community leaders throughout the country.

Parkour

This video series will show how to do parkour. Mark Toorock will demonstrate how to learn the basics of parkour, including exercises and techniques designed to get you immersed in this sport.

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Mark Toorock: Hi, I am Mark Toorock from American Parkour. Today we are showing you how to do Parkour. It's important to realize that Parkour is more than just a sum of a bunch of movements. Parkour is a practice and a discipline that is good for both your mind and your body. But to begin to learn Parkour, you need to master some of the basic techniques. So we are going to show you some of these techniques today.

The techniques we are going to show you start with landing and rolling which are really safety items. You need to be able to land well to do Parkour and transfer your momentum well to land safely. Then we are going to move on to precision jumps. We are going to do vaults of three different kinds. We are going to do a basic Two-handed vault, a Speed vault and a Monkey vault. We are also going to do tic- tacs, wall runs and cat leaps.

One of the great things about Parkour is that it really requires very little or no equipment. The only thing that will really help is a good pair of shoes. A good pair of usually light-weight running shoes especially with good traction. K-Swiss are some excellent pair of shoes that are made specifically for Parkour and they have really great traction.

Aside from that, there is nothing you need, except to go out and start training. Safety is absolutely crucial in Parkour. Parkour is a physical discipline. So there is some chance for injury and specially if you rush into it without learning the basic movements first. That's why we show you landing and rolling first. It's very important to be very comfortable with where you are and only increase in very small increments. This is one of the mantras of Parkour is increasing but slowly. Slowly building your boundaries and building what you are capable of doing.

There is some misleading information out there in the form of videos where people are jumping even between two buildings. But these videos don't have labels on them. So you don't know if either the person is going to get hurt because they haven't practiced enough or maybe this is a practitioner who has done this for ten years and is very comfortable with what they are doing. In any case, don't try to imitate others. Working your own pace and keep safety first when doing Parkour.

I started practicing Parkour in London about six years ago. Since then I have been part of some of the world's largest organizations based around Parkour. Currently, I run the americanparkour website, with help from the guides on the tribe and also a team called the APK Alliance. Together these guys put together a great information about Parkour. There are tutorials, articles, so whether you are just getting started or you have been practicing for a long time, there is great information here. It's also a large community with a forum so that you can meet and train with other people around you.

The important thing about Parkour is that you only get the benefits of it by actually training. So let's get started.

It could be better by thestormariss at 06/25/11 07:04PM Flag

Well.It could be better. That DID help a lot. But,I wasn't totally complete.

heat1 by heat1 at 09/18/10 05:47PM Flag

thats awsome

K-Swiss by bignphatken at 08/01/10 03:19AM Flag

How much to those shoes costs and is there any place i could bye them cheap thats what i need to know

by kakarot1234 at 06/21/10 10:36PM Flag

what is the type of shoe Ex. runnin, trail, walking...

by luigi003 at 05/31/10 06:43PM Flag

wtf

someone pls help by parkourman15 at 05/31/10 03:55AM Flag

i dont think i am doing the roll right or maybe i am just not used to it yet, but when i roll my soulder hurts for a minute or two. someone tell me what i am doing wrong!!!!

by Hop827 at 04/04/10 12:13AM Flag

What type of k-Swiss sneakers

where is the video? by LA95 at 02/23/10 10:19AM Flag

i can't see the video, its just a text! it is just standing "monkeysee" do anyone have the same problem?

question. by zayn at 02/08/10 04:44PM Flag

thanks for the vids, ive been doing this for a while and have a question. do you have turtorials about large gaps and how to clear them? again good vids and stay safe

thanks by SevenAnts at 12/13/09 07:05AM Flag

thanks for the help now i can finally learn parkour

Hey by vampbloodraven at 08/26/09 02:49PM Flag

Hey great training videos it help me alot looking forward to do alot more parkour training...

Thank a lot bro by silent666men at 08/12/09 09:34AM Flag

TQ for this video i was very happy because i was so long search for learn PARKOUR.TQ.

pisstpix by pisstpix at 04/30/09 09:10PM Flag

nice. vid rox.

shoes by Danparkour at 03/09/09 09:17PM Flag

what are the k swiss parkour trainers called

by DKTravers at 02/04/09 08:21PM Flag

Thnx for all the vids! It was a great help!

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