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Unformatted text preview: www.parkour.asn.au www.parkourpedia.com TECHNIQUE & MOVEMENT TUTORIALS www.parkour.asn.au | www.parkourpedia.com Quadrupedal Movement Running General Landings Basic Balance Rolling Climbing Climb Up 1 Climb Up 2 Passement – Speed Vault Passement – Lazy Vault Passement – Dash Vault Precision Jump Suat de Bras – Arm Jump Pass Muraille – Wall Run Saut de Chat – Cat Pass Demi Tour – Turn Vault Franchissemet – Underbar Tic Tac 1 3 5 8 10 13 15 17 20 23 26 29 34 38 42 46 51 56 INDEX www.parkour.asn.au | www.parkourpedia.com Parkour is not a set of moves or tricks, there are base techniques that are used regularly but are not the “moves of Parkour”. They can be varied and changed to suit a particular situation or environment. These are designed to give you the building blocks to go out and innovate and find your own way of doing things. As long as the application of speed and efficiency are observed, you are applying the principles of Parkour. Remember, Parkour is more than just the movement, it’s the philosophy that makes it unique. IMPORTANT! www.parkour.asn.au | PAGE 1 www.parkourpedia.com PURPOSE As well as being excellent for building strength, endurance and coordination, the ability to move around effectively on all four limbs can be quite useful. METHOD > The base technique to quadrupedal movement should have you assuming a position where: > Your hands are placed shoulder width apart directly underneath your shoulders. > Your back should be parallel to the ground > Your shins parallel to the ground. > Knee’s off the ground, toes in contact with the ground. > Next you should start to move forward! > When moving you should move alternate arms and legs. > When the right hand goes forward the left leg should move forward at the same time. > When the left hand moves forward the right leg should move as well. > Keep the knees at approximately the same distance from the ground at all times, keep the back parallel with the ground. QUADRUPEDAL MOVEMENT Try not to stretch your self out too far, crowd yourself by bringing the knees in too close to the body or stick your backside into the air. Avoid resting the knees on the ground, if you wish to rest then assume a crouched position or stick your backside in the air. The reason for this particular movement pattern is that it forces the mind to coordinate the body in such a way that it increases your overall body control and awareness; it is also more balanced in a physiological sense. www.parkour.asn.au | PAGE 2 www.parkourpedia.com PROGRESSION Once you have a firm grounding in the base technique of quadrupedal start to experiment with making it more difficult. Varying the shape and alignment of the body when doing it. Move up and down stairs, on rails, sideways, backwards, get down really low to the ground, do it on your elbows and knees like soldiers under barbed wire, use your imagination. There are many different ways to move on all fours. This is an opportunity to do some of the things that initially should be avoided; sticking the backside in the air,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course MGF 3620 taught by Professor Branson during the Fall '07 term at FIU.

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