Virtues & Teachings:

Always keep these two things in mind.

Why it is that you train.

And what your goal is.

This applies to life.

Why do you train? What is your goal?

There are two different types of training styles and techniques found within Parkour.  Both training styles are used with a different purpose in mind.

There are techniques which focus on Speed and Efficiency.  - Parkour Speed

and techniques which focus on artistic movement aka 'Free Running'. - Parkour Style

Speed moves and Art moves.

What are the two different styles found within Parkour?

1. We never say "I can't do it"

2. We never say "I'm tired"

3. We never speak negatively

Three things we never say while training:

The first opponent and obstacle that one faces while training is fear. "Preparation & Survival". To prepare you must learn. Research and learn about fear to be able to overcome it along with other obstacles in your life. Fear like faith is not based on facts. Fear is your imagination's way of stopping you from doing things that could be potentially dangerous. However sometimes fear arises in times where we must act, where we must push ourselves to grow beyond our current level (in emergencies, at job interviews, with school deadlines, and in training). Through understanding fear we can better understand ourselves and train more safely. Honesty, one of the five characteristics is important in regard to fear and ones own capabilities and limitations. First be honest with yourself, and then address your fear. Being honest with yourself keeps you safe! And just because you can, doesn't always mean that you should! Consider all of the ways that circumstances can play out. One way that I think of fear, is that fear is my imagination's way of showing me a story where I am the main character, and where I fail. In this story failure is certain; its absolutely unavoidable. But this story isn't based on evidence... So without the evidence of sure failure, why do I feel as if failure is certain? The feeling is powerful too!  When fear is the first obstacle before all physical obstacles, how do you overcome this? The answer is Repitition. Repition is the key; To overcoming your obstacle. As well as information retention (this applies to anything that you want to learn or memorize in life). You train to make your technique second nature. Once you have trained, and repeated your teachnique hundreds of times you begin to gain Faith.  Faith and fear go hand and hand. You overcome Fear with faith/confidence. As you train, drilling repititions of the same movement it becomes a part of your being; and your body begins to do it as if its natural. This is the blessing of repetition; Through repetition you can condition your mind, your body, and your spirit. When it comes to your training, each repitition strengthens your faith and confidence in yourself. Fear will always be present, but once you have trained enough you will be able to move past it with faith. FAITH OVER FEAR.  Understand your fear. Most fears come from a lack of knowledge. So simply educate yourself to over come your fear.


- Jay James

Fear. The first opponent, the first obstacle.

Rahyz Cary Fitness Article 1

1.       Who are you?


2.       What do you stand for?


3.       Where are you going?

Three questions that a Rahyz athlete must keep in mind.

Students should seek to understand themselves and be able to answer the following questions.



Humility, Honesty, Respect, Sacrifice, Hard-work





The FIVE key characteristics of a true Traceur/Traceuse

The Rahyz key characteristic is" Extraordinary Determination'.

The key Characteristic of a Rahyz Martial artist/Traceur

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. (Wikipedia)


Martial arts is a combination of skills that are used for survival; Fight and Flight.

Martial arts

What is Martial arts?

Parkour is a collection of movements, techniques, and philosophies that are used to overcome various physical and psychological obstacles. 


 Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle coursetraining. Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour's development from military training gives it some aspects of a non-combative martial art. - Wikipedia


There are two different mindsets found within the body of Parkour. The first mindset focuses on speed and efficiency in movement and in training, while the second focuses on creativity and flow in movement and in training. These two mindsets come together to form that which is known as Parkour. 


Within the discipline of Parkour you have two different types of athletes; You have the Traceurs that focus on speed and efficiency, and the Traceurs that focus on creativity and flow.  When one uses their movement for the purpose of creativity or flow it is called Free Running.


So there are two different styles found within Parkour. One style focuses on speed and efficiency, and the other focuses on creativity and flow. Both are Parkour. 


Key terms:


Founder of Parkour: David Belle

Founder of Free Running: Sebastien Foucan

Traceur: a male Parkour Practitioner

Traceuse: a female Parkour Practitioner


The Parkour community is a collection of the world's strongest human beings.


What is Parkour?

"You train not to express yourself and have a giant ego. But you train to preserve your own life, the ones that you love, and fight for a good cause. A true warrior wants peace and prepares for war."

                                                                                                                                     - Greg Park


"True skills cannot be hidden or escape the eyes of those who seek it."

                                                                                                              - Lee Seung K


"For one to assist or guide others one must bring a state of order and peace within one's self."

                                                                                                                - Lee Seung K


"For one's greatness to shine obstacles and challenges must be present."

                                                                                                                  - Lee Seung K



"Fight for what's right" 

                                        -Lee Seung K


"Be strong to be useful, to be and to last"

 "Être fort pour être utile"

                                   -Georges Hebert




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