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Parkour is more closely related to gymnastics and acrobatics than proper martial arts (even though one of the creator of modern gymnastic was Georges Hébert a French physical educator who invented "the natural method" which consists of basic conditioning and technical moves that is still used in a few countries for the military training, this method was ...


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Parkour is a style of free running based on the philosophy of Gymnastique Naturelle de Georges Hébert. It is centered around the efficient movement from one place to another regardless of impediment. Much of what you see is not martial arts, but a style of acrobatic performance art called XMA (eXtreme Martial Arts), spawned in gyms and dance studios. The ...


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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance,acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. I did this for a couple of months. There were some kicks, and a lot of acrobatics - flying kicks, back-flips, running against a wall.


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I suspect that you're facing one of two problems. Going into the roll straight When thinking of diving, the natural impulse is to dive straight forward, both arms outstretched, and execute a forward roll. This, naturally, draws you to roll across your spine, as it's the (literally) straightforward movement. To ensure rolling diagonally, you need to either ...


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In my old Aikido club we used to have people make a circle with their arms as if they were wrapping them around an exercise ball with the palms facing away. If you want to roll over right shoulder, you'd make the circle with your right elbow pointing up and right-hand fingers pointing down. If you want to roll over your left should, you'd make a circle with ...


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You need to go to the opposite hip from the shoulder you land on. This roll or break fall (ukemi) is known as Mae Chugeri. A very simple way to practice this is to take your lead arm, and make a 45 degree cutting movement down and across the front of your body; so if your left arm is forward then cut towards your right hip. Then allow your shoulder to ...


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What you are looking for is not a Martial Art. It is called Tricking, and it's a gymnastic sport. The goal in Tricking is to make the best, most and fastest aerial kicks, flips etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricking_(acrobatics) Wikipedia calls it a Martial Art, but it only uses moves from Martial Arts without the effectiveness. It simply uses the "...


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What's the name of these stuff? It's called "tricking"... wikipedia entry here. I don't think it really belongs on this website as IMHO it's not martial arts but acrobatics. I'm 26 years old, is it possible to learn this? How to start? if only you can give me the names of this so I can google and look for videos You'll find lots of youtube tutorial ...


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I'll first disagree with Wigwam about flips not being a part of any martial art. Capoeira and some forms of Wu Shu include acrobatic flips as part of their repertoire (primarily to show off and to intimidate opponents). There are Jujitsu and Aikido ukemi that involve flips to react to a throw or joint locks. And lastly, learning how to do flips improves your ...


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