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The Parkour Freerunning Handbook

Author : Dan Edwardes
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This is the activity in which the participant runs and jumps through and around spaces in the manner of one trying to escape or evade. With features on fitness and training, how to avoid mistakes and injuries, global cityscapes and tips for using the urban environment, this book provides special insight into the skill.

Parkour and Freerunning

Author : Jan Witfeld
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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.

The Ultimate Parkour Freerunning Book

Author : Ilona E. Gerling
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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.

Basic Parkour

Author : Sam Fury
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Teach Yourself Basic Parkour! Parkour is not as hard as it looks. All you need are a few beginner parkour exercises and practice. Inside this training manual you will discover all the basics you need. Start teaching yourself parkour today, because it is a fun way to keep fit while learning lifesaving skills! Get it now!

Teaching Parkour Sports in School Gymnastics

Author : Sascha Rochhausen
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Parkour Sports combines the trend sports of parkour, freerunning and parcouring. All of these disciplines are founded on moves derived from classic gymnastics skills, which makes them eminently suitable for school sports classes. The exercises are motivational and offer scope for spontaneous variation, while the moves themselves are creative and dynamic. Since parkour is gaining steadily in popularity outside the school arena, it is all the more important that schools provide pupils with a safe and methodical learning framework, to prepare them adequately for real-life urban conditions. This handbook has been conceived as a practical guide, for which reason, all the practice movements covered are illustrated with photo sequences. Sports teachers and trainers will find that the moves contained in this book are presented and explained in a clear and easy to understand manner and require a minimum of prior preparation.Over and above this, each move is introduced with the same systematic methodology, including warm-up exercises, a game segment, and a relaxation phase. The book contains a total of seventeen complete sample lessons, all of which have been tested in actual sports lessons. Additional materials are available from the Internet, at: www.parkoursport.com.17 sample lessons covering all moves encountered in the range of parkour disciplines458 illustrations33 sketches

Parkour

Author : Joe Greek
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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.

Extreme Parkour

Author : Monique Vescia
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Practitioners of the art of movement known as parkour display strength, skill, and grace as they climb and leap over every urban obstacle in their path. Parkour is a physically demanding discipline that almost anyone of any means can practice with proper instruction and when safety measures are taken. This riveting book examines the origins of parkour and its global appeal. An engrossing narrative and exciting pictures introduce the reader to basic parkour moves, equipment, and terminology. Dynamic sidebars in each chapter take a deeper dive, profiling famous athletes and the discipline's impact on popular culture.

Parkour and the City

Author : Jeffrey L. Kidder
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In the increasingly popular sport of parkour, athletes run, jump, climb, flip, and vault through city streetscapes, resembling urban gymnasts to passersby and awestruck spectators. In Parkour and the City, cultural sociologist Jeffrey L. Kidder examines the ways in which this sport involves a creative appropriation of urban spaces as well as a method of everyday risk-taking by a youth culture that valorizes individuals who successfully manage danger. Parkour’s modern development has been tied closely to the growth of the internet. The sport is inevitably a YouTube phenomenon, making it exemplary of new forms of globalized communication. Parkour’s dangerous stunts resonate, too, Kidder contends, with a neoliberal ideology that is ambivalent about risk. Moreover, as a male-dominated sport, parkour, with its glorification of strength and daring, reflects contemporary Western notions of masculinity. At the same time, Kidder writes, most athletes (known as “traceurs” or “freerunners”) reject a “daredevil” label, preferring a deliberate, reasoned hedging of bets with their own safety—rather than a “pushing the edge” ethos normally associated with extreme sports.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media

Author : Mona Baker
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This is the first authoritative reference work to map the multifaceted and vibrant site of citizen media research and practice, incorporating insights from across a wide range of scholarly areas. Citizen media is a fast-evolving terrain that cuts across a variety of disciplines. It explores the physical artefacts, digital content, performative interventions, practices and discursive expressions of affective sociality that ordinary citizens produce as they participate in public life to effect aesthetic or socio-political change. The seventy-seven entries featured in this pioneering resource provide a rigorous overview of extant scholarship, deliver a robust critique of key research themes and anticipate new directions for research on a variety of topics. Cross-references and recommended reading suggestions are included at the end of each entry to allow scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to identify relevant connections across diverse areas of citizen media scholarship and explore further avenues of research. Featuring contributions by leading scholars and supported by an international panel of consultant editors, the Encyclopedia is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in media studies, social movement studies, performance studies, political science and a variety of other disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. It will also be of interest to non-academics involved in activist movements and those working to effect change in various areas of social life.

Basic Parkour

Author : Sam Fury
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For the upgraded version of this training manual please search for: Essential Parkour Training by Sam Fury. Teach Yourself Basic Parkour! Parkour is not as hard as it looks. All you need to do is learn a few beginner parkour exercises and practice. Sam Fury's Basic Parkour will teach you all the basics you need to learn parkour. Discover how to teach yourself basic parkour, because it is a fun way to keep fit while learning lifesaving skills. Get it now. Parkour Made Easy * Learn the core skills needed for parkour training * Easy to follow step by step instructions that anyone can follow * No prior experience of parkour needed * Simple and clear pictures so you can see exactly how to do these basic parkour techniques Basic Parkour Lessons Include * How to gain superior balance * How to land with minimal impact on your body * Correct rolling techniques * Pinpoint jumping precision * The best ways get up, over, and between walls * Fundamental parkour techniques such as vaults, cat passes, and underbars ... and more! Limited Time Only... Get your copy of Basic Parkour today and you will also receive: * Free SF Nonfiction Books new releases * Exclusive discount offers * Downloadable sample chapters * Bonus content … and more! Start teaching yourself parkour today, because this no-nonsense training manual has all the moves you need. Get it now.