We realize that you may have some questions about parkour in advance, or now that you’ve started. Here are some additional resources that we recommend for starting your search for deeper knowledge.
Breaking the Jump - Julie Angel
The definitive history of parkour from the beginnings to recent history.
Parkour Roadmap - Max Henry
This traces the more recent history of parkour, picking up from Breaking the Jump and tracing the evolution through viral videos and social media.
Parkour & l'Art du Deplacement - Vincent Thibault
A unique perspective on the ADD side of training and philosophy.
The Parkour & Freerunning Handbook - Dan Edwardes
One of the first books ever written about parkour, and still a great resource for those starting out!
Parkour Strength Training - Ryan Ford
An extensive and detailed guide to using parkour training elements for strength & conditioning.
Cine Parkour - Julie Angel
The first detailed history of parkour written by a “neutral source” that talked with most of the parties involved.
Natural Born Heroes - Chris McDougall
Parkour within the context of our natural evolution and capabilities.
Born to Run - Chris McDougall
Closely related to parkour and the catalyst for the barefoot running movement.
District B13 - The first time parkour hits the big screen internationally.
Casino Royale - The first major blockbuster to spread parkour around the globe, often the (only) point of reference of parkour for people.
Yamakasi - The first time parkour hits the big screen in France.
Brick Mansions - The American adaptation of District B13… because Hollywood.