Parkour for Beginners
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Parkour for Beginners

Scale walls, leap over obstacles, and get fit and healthy for the real world
4.6 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
453 students enrolled
Created by Charlie Houpert
Last updated 11/2013
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To drastically improve your health and fitness without ever setting foot in a gym
  • To become an urban ninja, equipped with the skills to perform jumps, rolls, cat hangs, wall ups, wall runs, speed vaults, kongs, and more
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Requirements
  • A willingness to get outside and practice!
Description

What do James Bond, Spider-man, and Altair from Assassin's Creed have in common?

One, they are all objectively awesome.

And two, they are experts in parkour.

If you want to drastically improve your health and fitness in a fun way without the ridiculous cost of gyms, parkour is the asnwer.

If you're not familiar with parkour, this should get you up to speed.

With BC-X Parkour from Udemy you will learn to:

  • Improve your health and fitness using only body weight exercises
  • Develop practical, real world strength
  • Defy gravity, run vertically, and scale 10 foot walls
  • Dive and roll to avoid injuries like a stuntman
  • Transform the world into your personal gym and
    playground

Plus you DON'T need ridiculous athleticism or innate talent. You don't need to be a health and fitness nut. In fact, BC-X Parkour Training is designed to challenge newbies and fitness gurus alike. Our flexible "progression model" of teaching allows you to scale the exercises and technique training to the edge of YOUR current abilities so you learn as fast as possible.

Classes are taught by 8-year parkour veteran and expert trainer Mike "Pyro" Araujo of NYPK and international Team Sanjuu. He has starred in music videos, performed for thousands, and trained parkour with hundreds of students. His classes are geared to give you the skills, knowledge, and training you need to practice parkour TODAY.

Video instruction lasts approximately 40 minutes. An outdoor training guide is provided as well to ensure optimal practicing once outside as well as maximum health and fitness benefits.

Though parkour takes a lifetime to master, this course is designed to get you outside and practicing parkour WITHIN THE HOUR. Without professional training, there is no faster, more comprehensive way to start parkour.

Who is the target audience?
  • People of all health and fitness levels interested in learning parkour
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 39:09
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Intro to Parkour ans Safety
1 Lecture 02:56
Introduction to parkour moves and a discussion of general parkour safety
Preview 02:56
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Parkour Training
6 Lectures 33:49
The two most important basic skills, used in nearly every parkour move: landing and jumping.  You'll learn drill for appropriate landing that won't damage your joints as well as methods to jump higher, farther, and with proper technique to clear the largest obstacles.
Preview 09:41

The Roll: The quintessential parkour movement.  This will save your body a lot of damage and proper execution is a must to avoid injury while practicing parkour.
Rolls
04:26

Cat Techniques and Wall Runs turn you into Spiderman.  They are what allow you to scale walls seemingly effortlessly.  
Cat Techniques and Wall Runs
08:40

The most basic, no frills way to clear medium sized obstacles while maintaining great speed
Safety and Speed Vaults
03:12

A more impressive and technically complicated way to clear medium-sized obstacles
Lazy and Dash Vaults
03:48

The ultimate power move.  The kong is an excellent vault for clearing long obstacles.  Combined with cat techniques, mastering the kong will turn you into a parkour force to be reckoned with
Kongs
04:02
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Taking it Outside
2 Lectures 02:14
Proper training, both technique and strength is essential to becoming great at parkour.  A review and body weight only strength training regimen is the last piece you need before going out side and becoming a true traceur
Strength Training Tips and Adios
01:40

Conclusion
00:34
About the Instructor
Charlie Houpert
4.6 Average rating
13 Reviews
453 Students
1 Course

I'm Charlie.

I made BC-X Parkour in 2010 when he started to learn parkour and found I had 2 options: expensive gyms or dubious YouTube videos. I wanted a safe way to learn from expert traceurs at my own pace. There was none - so with the help of Mike "Pyro" Araujo, I created BC-X Parkour. Since then we have had hundreds of parkour students begin parkour using our program.