Ultimate Parkour and Freerunning Book

ISBN-10: 1782550208
ISBN-13: 9781782550204
Edition: 2nd 2013
Description: The increasing number of followers of the two movement cultures, Parkour and Free-running, 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  More...
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Limited
Publication Date: 9/26/2013
Pages: 327
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The increasing number of followers of the two movement cultures, Parkour and Free-running, 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 Free-running 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-to-follow 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. Book jacket.

Foreword
About this Book
Theory
The Historical Development of Parkour and Freerunning
Georges H�bert and His M�thode naturelle
Educational Progressivism at the Start of the 20th Century and Natural Gymnastics
Raymond Belle
David Belle
L'art du d�placement (The Art of Displacement)
Naming of the Movement Art of Parkour
S�bastien Foucan - From Parkour to Freerunning
Definition of Parkour and Freerunning
Further Development of Freerunning
Outlook - Current Trends and Developments
Parkour and Freerunning as Recreational, Mass and School Sports
Safety and Responsibility in PK and FR
Belle's and Foucan's Philosophies
General Behaviors in PK and FR
Safety Measures and Training Rules
Clothing, Shoes and More
Training in PK and FR
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Body Structure
Nutrition and Energy Supply
Physical Adaptation Processes
Training Theory-Training Science
Coordination and Technique Training
Endurance
Strength
Speed
Flexibility
Training Session Organization
Warm-up
Training Emphasis
Cool Down
Example Exercises for Core and Supplementary Training
Practice
PK & FR - Basic Moves
Balancing - �quilibre
Balance Basics
Balancing on the Feet
Cat Balance (Balancing on All Fours)
Handstand (Balancing on the Hands)
Running - Courir
Jumps � des Sauts
Take-off Techniques for Support Jumps
Tic-Tac - Stepping Movements
Precision jumps - des Sauts de Pr�cision
One-foot Precision
Two-foot Precision
Running Precision
Drops - Sauts de Fond
Landing Basics - R�ception
One-footed Landings
Landing in the Lunge Position
Crane
Two-foot Landings on the Same Level and for Drops
Eccentric Silent Landing
Landing Using the Hands with Devation to Forward Movement ("Landing and Diverting")
Landing and Continuing onto a Lower Level
Landing with Roll ("PK roll"/roulade)
Vaults - Passement/Passe Barri�re
Step Vault
Speed (Vault) - Passement Rapide
Lazy (Vault) � Passement
Kong (Vault) "Monkey" - Saut de Chat
Dash (Vault) - Passement Assis
Kash (Vault)
Reverse (Vault) - Passement Arri�re
Turn (Vault) - Demi-tour
Palm Spin
Climbing � Grimper
Wall Run/Wall-up - Passe Muraille
Cat Leap/Arm Jump - Saut de Bras
Muscle-up/Climb-up - Planche
Wall Dismount
Hanging and swinging � L�ch�
Underbar - Franchissement
Feet First Underbar
Spiral Underbar
Freerunning - Advanced Moves
Loops - Culbuter
Aerial
Side Flip
Wall Tricks
Wall Spin
Wall Flip
Scene and Outlook
Interviews with Some of the World's Best Freerunners at The Art of Motion in Sweden
The Scene
Groups
Workshops
Training and Further Education
Competitions
Clothing and Shoes
Miscellaneous
Parkour and Freerunning in Schools
Pedagogical Aims and Rationales for Parkour in Schools
Contents and Activities
Basic Principles of Curriculum Structure
Safety
Lesson Plans
Basic Structures
Six simplified example lesson plans
The PK/FR Lexicon
Standing Positions Relative to the Obstacle
Axes of Rotation
Support and Hang Grips
Support Grips
Hang Grips
Glossary of Parkour and Freerunning Techniques
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
Photo Credits

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