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-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.
|Publisher:||Meyer & Meyer Sport|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
Jan Witfeld is a graduate in sports science and now works as a school teacher. 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 instructor. Ilona E. Gerling is a university lecturer at the German Sports University in Cologne and speaks at international gymnastics congresses and forums. She discovered Parkour for herself in 2003 and was the first university lecturer to teach it to sports students. Ilona introduced Parkour to the German Gymnastics Federation in 2005. Furthermore, she is an author of a number of books on gymnastics. Alexander Pach is a former German premier league gymnast and graduate in sports science. He is the founder and owner of the "Move Artistic Dome? (MAD) in Cologne/GER, Europes biggest Indoorgym (1000m2) for Parkour, Freerunning, Tricking und Slacklining.