Parkour Tutorial Sites – The Best Sites to Learn Parkour
Before We Begin
There are several things you need to be aware of. One of them is that not all parkour sites are equal. Some of them have some BS on them. Parkour is becoming popular so people are posting stupid tutorials, so you need to be aware of what is good material and what is bad.
But here I will provide you with a list of good parkour tutorial sites, along with how to identify scam sites.
What Is Happening
Parkour originated in France, and the person responsible for bringing popularity to parkour is David Belle. Parkour started popularizing in America around 2002, and ever since then a surge of people have been turning to it.
You may be walking down the street and see a group of people running past your, vaulting over benches, running up and walls and disappearing. And you are left to yourself thinking “Whoa! I want to learn that!”
Identifying Legit Parkour Sites
Like I said earlier. There a lot of scam sites out there. A lot of them are by kids just posting tutorial videos on youtube hoping to get views, and maybe make some money through the advertising.
I’m not saying that some kids don’t know what they are talking about. But I’m telling you, that you have to be smart about who you listen to.
Fore example, you’ll find some videos of ten year old kids teaching you the proper landing and the proper roll technique. Then they will show you the technique and say that if you do it just like them, that you will be able to safely jump off a 10 foot building.
Do you really want to listen to some kid jumping off a bench telling you jump off a 10 foot building? I didn’t think so.
Also parkour moves are difficult to explain. So any site that you visit, make sure they have videos. Parkour instructional videos are a must. It is much easier to learn from a video than from a text instruction. At least in parkour.
Parkour Instructional Videos
With all of that being said, there are several parkour tutorial sites that offer instruction. The following are my favorites that I turn to when I need help learning new moves.
- Tapp Brothers
- Laflair Parkour
These two are by far my favorite because of the ease and quality of instruction. The Tapp Brothers are a little bit more professional and serious, while the Laflair Parkour is more comedic like. But still, they offer quality information.