The Kong Vault is a great Parkour move, and weâ€™re lucky enough to have David â€œYoung Flipâ€ Rodriguez from G4â€™s Jump City show us exactly how to execute this maneuver. In our featured video Flip takes us through a step by step progression on learning the Kong Vault. He is a professional freerunner, member of Miami Freerunningâ€™s elite team and the perfect person for the job.
Parkour has made quite a presence in popular culture over the past few years, making its way into commercials, movies and television shows. Sure it looks cool, but our attention is focused on what an incredibly challenging workout this discipline can be. Whether theyâ€™re running, jumping, climbing or any other gravity defying moves, these urban athletes are building high performance bodies. Parkour was developed by the French as a way to move through space as efficiently as possible (and the closely related freerunning discipline adds in more cool tricks and flips). The Kong Vault maneuver in particular is used by parkour traceurs and freerunners to efficiently travel over an object.
I started adding some Parkour techniques into my own training about a year ago, but it was a few months ago that I met up with Miami Freerunningâ€™s team captain Adrian Gonzalez and started making parkour part of my lifestyle. Check out the video, then go take it to the streets!