The Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning Book shows the increasing number of followers of the two movement cultures Parkour and Freerunning, as well as the recent development of more diverse and demanding techniques, have given rise to the need for safe, methodical orientation, which the reader finds in this book. Parkour & Freerunning catches on more and more followers throughout the world.
This book contains precise illustrations of all basic techniques, easy to follow movement breakdowns and methodical tips for indoor and outdoor training. The Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning Book is a handy reference “bible” for all Parkour and Freerunning enthusiasts!
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. The Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning 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. Parkour & Freerunning enthusiast of all levels of PE teachers.
Jan Witfeld is a sports all-rounder and sports science graduate. Having grown up with soccer, tennis, basketball and aggressive inline skating, he discovered the “Move Artistic” platform in 2003, and, two years later, Parkour and Freerunning. He then went on to train as a Move Artistic coach.
Ilona E. Gerling has been a gymnastics, coordination training and adventure sports lecturer at the German Sports University in Cologne for many years. In 2003, she discovered Parkour for herself and was the first university lecturer to teach it to sports students. She introduced Parkour to the German Gymnastics Federation at the German Turnfest (gymnastics festival) in Berlin in 2005.
Alexander Pach is a former German premier league gymnast. After his career as an artistic gymnast and his studies at the German Sports University in Cologne, he went on to teach there as a visiting lecturer. He is the founder of Move Artistic. Current projects are Energetrix and Sportblox.Meyer & Meyer books are distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group