Research

Making the Jump: Examining the Development of Parkour in New Zealand (expected to finish in 2019)

Brief: Making the Jump is the working title of my PhD thesis in the Sociology of Action Sport at the University of Waikato.

Parkour in Education – download article

Citation: Puddle, Damien. (2015). Parkour in education. New Zealand Physical Educator, 48(3), 12.

Brief: I talk about how parkour is making inroads into the New Zealand Physical Education Curriculum and provide a few insights as to why this seems to be the case.

 

Ground reaction forces and loading rates associated with parkour and traditional drop-landing techniques (Published in 2013) – view infographicdownload article

Citation: Damien L. Puddle, & Peter S. Maulder. (2013). Ground reaction forces and loading rates associated with parkour and traditional drop landing techniques. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12(1), 122-129.

Brief: Are parkour landings more valuable (i.e. safer) than traditional landing techniques for parkour practitioners? A sample of parkour practitioners used traditional and parkour (precision and roll) landing techniques from a fixed height to measure the differences in impact force, loading rate and time to peak force.

 

Ground reaction forces and loading rates associated with parkour drop-landing techniques from varying heights – download manuscript

Citation: Damien L. Puddle (2011). Ground reaction forces and loading rates associated with parkour drop-landing techniques from varying heights. Unpublished manuscript. Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Brief: A follow-up study (from the study above) investigating the same landing techniques but from varying heights that are more applicable to parkour training.