About Parkour Theory

"The goal of Parkour is to create expression, so that things can flourish in openness."
- David Belle


This website is intended to help newcomers learn commonly used Parkour/Freerunning terminology. Typically, newcomers learn under a one-way function in which they can only search resources such as Youtube and Google for moves that they have heard about. However, there is no convenient way to independently discover or reference moves. This website presents all the moves in the database to users and provides search functionality to create a two-way function for learning. All moves are listed by their technical name and are annotated with their known aliases used around the world (e.g. Kong is referred to as Cat Pass in the UK). Each move has information on its prerequisites, subsequent progressions, type (vault, flip, wall, etc.), a concise description, and a short video. Currently, the database contains 947 moves. It is with hope that the database will continue to be developed collaboratively by the global community. Athletes worldwide are encouraged to contribute their knowledge of Parkour/Freerunning, so that it can be freely disseminated to others to further develop our theory of movement - Parkour Theory.


Special Acknowledgements

This section is dedicated to specially thank the following individuals and teams for giving permission to use their videos and for their generous consultation. Please check out their websites for more great Parkour and Freerunning content!

3run Aaron Hakala Adry Cemel Air Wipp Alec Shostek Aleksi Koivisto Alex Iannitelli Alexander Novikov Alexandr Zhurkov Alexey Kruk Alfred Scott Andrew Wise Apex Movement Art Bashlykov Art Rambo AZO Bart van der Linden Bjarke Hellden Bob Reese Boomtrickers Brandon McCuien Brian FitzgeraldBrian Ritenour Carlos Meyer Cato Aspmo Chris Gilman Cory DeMeyers Daelon Austin Daer Sánchez Daniel Arroyo Daniel Ilabaca Dante Grazioli Dimitris Dk' Kyrsanidis Delyan Dimitrov Denis Pichugov Devin Stavert Dmitry Politov Dodo Freerunning Dominic Di Tommaso Erica Madrid Ernest Lubonja Ethan Klickstein Evade City Farshad Mohammadian FlowPKFR Flying Frog Freerunning Garrett Moore Garrett Woll Guy Aridor Hub Freerunning Jacob Haigh Jānis Bečs Jannis Schauer Jeremy Marinas Jesse La Flair Jiří Cony Kornhäuser Joey Adrian Josh Dohy JUMP Freerun Kirya Kolesnikov Krap Kyle Hutson Kyle Mendoza Lucas Iannitelli Luci Romberg Mark Cloutier Mark Woodward Jr Marvin Ross Masa Suzuki Michael Clark Mon Henglin Moses Jackson Nick Provost Otto Vainio Pasha Katsuba Paul Ruf Paul Whitecotton Phil Doyle Remi Girard Ronnie Shalvis Ryan Ford Sam Sarmiento Sean Nobles Shawn Bautista Shoko Okabe SlimReaction Solomon Berg Stampede Freerunning Stanislav Lazdan Steve Jehu Taras Povoroznyk Team Focus Team Jiyo Tempest Freerunning Tim Shieff Travis Wong Trevor de Groot Valtteri Luoma-aho Vinnie Coryell Vlas Vladimirov West Coast Family Willie Forster Zach Berry Zezo Zoromba