Escape danger, give chase or express yourself with ninja moves in parkour, free running, tricking and similar disciplines.

Sarutobi Sasuke & the Original Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

February 20, 2017 Valerie L. Taylor

Ninja Warrior and Sarutobi Sasuke. The first one's a popular obstacle course competition, while the latter is an insanely famous Japanese folklore character. What do they have in common? Ninja Warrior is Sasuke. What!? Known as SASUKE in Japan, the famous televised obstacle course was renamed Ninja Warrior in English-speaking countries. With its rising popularity, many…

How to Overcome 13 Common Obstacles on Race Day? – Obstacle Course Training

January 24, 2017 Logen Lanka

You dream about joining your first obstacle race but you doubt your ability. Sure, you probably have decent fitness. Yet, you aren't sure how to overcome the crazy obstacles. So, how do you even approach obstacle course training for your first race? Don't worry. In this article, you'll find out what are the thirteen obstacles found in a typical race (and…

8 Odd Habits That Will Make You Better at Movement (with MovNat & Parkour)

September 19, 2016 Logen Lanka

For years, I wanted to include parkour into my cross-training routine. Yet, my efforts had been half-hearted. That was until I attended a two-day MovNat movement training workshop in December (2014) by Human Naturally Singapore. While MovNat was hardly parkour, the workshop introduced the basics of natural movement and training concepts that were applicable to my life.…

Why just watch parkour when you can actually try it?

March 9, 2015 Logen Lanka

As you watch a traceur in action, adrenaline rushes through your veins. For that moment, through a movement athlete, you are scaling walls, vaulting over obstacles and jumping across buildings. Yet, when the day is over, you forget that vicarious thrill and are back to your mundane responsibilities. Be it parkour, freerunning, tricking or street…

Team Traceur – Way of the Ninja – Introduction

December 5, 2013 teamtraceur

Hello fellow Ninjas! We are Team Traceur, experts in the modern Ninja subcategory of Parkour and Freerunning. For those of you who are unaware of what Parkour and Freerunning is, it is the exploration of what the human body is capable of when trying to move efficiently through our environment. This can be interpreted as…

A Day in the Life: Ninja Training Regimen

September 15, 2012 dante

My name is Dante, and I currently use a simple, yet effective, training regime to keep in shape and to hone my ninja way. I train on days I don’t have to work; I work part time so sometimes I train half-days. My training schedule focuses a lot on sword skills and honing those skills.…

Precision Jumps by American Parkour

April 23, 2010 Logen Lanka

Here's an excellent tutorial on Precision Jumps, done by American Parkour. They are the ones behind The Tribe Parkour Tutorial Volume 1 for beginners. I recommend that you get the DVD tutorial so that you can get started on Parkour. Read WayOfNinja's review on The Tribe Parkour Tutorial Volume 1. [pro-player type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3P78gLXrmk[/pro-player] Logen L.

Ninja Parkour Tutorial for Complete Beginners

February 19, 2010 Logen Lanka

American Parkour has produced a video tutorial (American Parkour Presents: Parkour Tutorial Volume 1) that teaches complete beginners the most common basics in Parkour. This is a great starting point to train in foundational movements and commit them to muscle-memory. Without any conscious thought, you will be able to maneuver your body through obstacles and evolve…

How To Choose Ninja Parkour Shoes

December 31, 2009 Logen Lanka

Before getting started on Parkour training, it's advisable to have a good pair of shoes. The ideal Parkour shoes should be light in weight, durable, have adequate cushioning, and provide good traction on a variety of surfaces. The general rule to keep in mind is that the shoes should allow you to move as freely…

Parkour to Escape

October 19, 2008 Logen Lanka

Note: This post was first published in late 2008 and is pending update. For a starting guide to movement-based fitness and parkour, read these posts: 8 Odd Habits That Will Make You Better at Movement (with MovNat & Parkour) Why just watch parkour when you can actually try it? What is parkour Parkour is an…