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Parkour Landing Research #2

Parkour Landing Research #2 The results of our initial research project showed that traceurs should continue to employ parkour style landing landing strategies (precision landings and rolls) rather than traditional toe-heel landings. We then wanted to find out what the differences were between traceurs and non-traceurs and do some preliminary investigation into the relationship between landing […]

What is true safety?

The difference between policy and education* The Health and Safety Reform Bill is currently before parliament (see more here and here). This reform to the current health and safety in employment act is taking place in an attempt to reduce workplace injury and death by 25% by 2020. That’s a worthy goal, a goal that everyone should support. […]

Parkour Landing Research

Parkour Landing Research In 2013, our CEO’s first research paper – Ground reaction forces and loading rates associated with parkour and traditional drop landing techniques – was published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. The inspiration for this research project was the experience of parkour practitioners in NZ and around the world; traceurs whose stories all […]

Parkour Injury Research

NZ Parkour Injury Research Injuries occur in all physical pursuits, especially those that are more dynamic, like parkour. However, the public often assume that parkour is very dangerous. The NZ Parkour teams personal experiences are not completely injury free, but we’ve not sustained the quantity or intensity of injuries that people presume we’ve had. We wanted […]

Review: Orange Mud Hydraquiver

Expanding on our shoe reviews we’re looking at some specialty items that may or may not be suitable for use in Parkour. In this review we put an Orange Mud Hydraquiver to the test to see if it is adaptable to our style of training. It was designed for trail and endurance runners as an alternative […]

NZ Parkour Let’s Play

We’re starting a new video series on our YouTube channel called Let’s Play. There are so many different ways to train parkour, and every time we train with a different group of people or train in a new city our eyes are opened afresh to new ways (or old ways we’ve forgotten) of training our bodies and […]

New Website!

We have a brand-spanking new website! And not only that, but we’ve also got: New services… New ways of getting involved… New events calendar… New team members… New apparel store… And more! Have a good look through the new site and get yourselves familiar with all the new features. We want to give a massive […]

New NZ Parkour Youtube

Yes, that’s right! We now have a new YouTube channel. The old one just wasn’t doing it for us, so we’ve gone and given it a makeover and a new name. We’ve re-uploaded some of our classic vids and put up a few new ones too. We have a bunch of new playlists and content […]

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