My method of teaching the Parkour Roll.
If you want to learn how to land safely when jumping from a height or being thrown, check out my Parkour Roll & Judo Breakfall tutorial below!
The main things to keep in mind for your roll is to try to make everything one fluid motion. Don’t be afraid to really roll up the length of your front arm, it’s there to protect you! The best parkour roll is one which feels smooth and doesn’t hurt a bit even if done without a shirt on hard ground.
If it helps, you can even start out slightly more sideways than I show in the video, by exaggerating the diagonal line which goes from your shoulder to your hip.
The “secret drill” in the video can be practiced many ways. I was just trying to encourage you to play around with the movement by rolling back and forth, around. The best way to get comfortable doing the parkour roll, as with any move, is to really get used to being in the movement. Rolling around on the ground will help!
Check out some more of my how-to videos and tutorials:
– Front Handspring
– Kip Up (Jump to Feet)
– The Handstand
– Step Vault (Parkour)
– Fast 5 Minute Warmup for Tricking, Stunts, and Martial Arts
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Hope you enjoyed my Parkour Roll tutorial, have fun, and safe training!