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A Guide To Minecraft Parkour: Detailed Guide On How To Overcome Any Parkour Course [Minetorials Contest Entry]

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2012CharlieG97 avatar 2012CharlieG97
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Hey guys. This is a complex guide to Parkour that is made for anyone to be able to easily understand. This is my competition entry to the 'Minetorials: Tutorials with a Minecraft Theme' so let me know what you think. Lets get straight to it :)

Parkour is one of the most popular events in Minecraft. Almost every server you go on will have a Parkour course, each being extremely different and unique. The jumps change, the setting changes and the style changes. I'm going to share some useful tips for when you're next trying out a Parkour course :)

The Types Of Jumps

There are many types of jumps in Parkour. Some you only have to jump 1 block, and others can make you jump 4 blocks. You need to assess how long the jump is before you attempt it. Bare in mind that:

> Without sprinting, your minecraft character can jump 2 blocks maximum.
> Whilst sprinting, your minecraft character can jump 4 blocks maximum.
> Note that if you have a Potion of Swiftness, you CANNOT jump further! It only increases walking speed.
> Remember, just because you don't HAVE to sprint, it can sometimes be a good idea to be sure :)

So if you can see that the jump is 2 blocks long and 1 block high, you have a 3 block jump, meaning you must sprint. Here's some examples:

This jump has a gap of 2 blocks, meaning that sprinting IS NOT required:


This jump has a gap of 1 block, but also rises 1 block, which makes it a 2 block jump, meaning that sprinting IS NOT required:


This jump only has a gap of 2 blocks, but also rises 1 block, which makes it a 3 block jump, meaning that sprinting IS required:


This jump doesn't rise up at all but has a gap of 4. This is a 4 block jump, the maximum in Minecraft, meaning that sprinting IS required:


This jump has a gap of 3 blocks and rises up 1 block. This is also a 4 block jump and sprinting IS required:


Ok so those are the 'basic' jumps. However, there are harder jumps out there. Lets take a look!

Diagonal Jumps

Diagonal jumps aren't as bad as they seem, but they are a bit different. The maximum diagonal jump possible is one that doesn't rise at all and has a gap of 3 blocks in a diagonal direction, like this one:


The math involved with diagonal jumps is hard to explain, so I will put up pictures and separately explain each of them so they are more understandable.

This jump IS possible:


This jump IS possible:


This jump IS NOT possible:


This jump IS possible:


This jump IS possible:


Now I'd like to share a little tip with you about jumps where there is a block above where you are jumping from. Here is an example:


With this jump, because of the block above you, you need to sprint (even though the jump has a 2 block gap) and you need to jump when you are at the very edge of the starting block. It is a VERY difficult jump, but just make sure you don't jump too early! Also on this particular jump is a block above the next block too. You must make yourself run into that block and keep holding down 'W' (or whatever key you use to make your character go forward) so that when you start falling and become in line with the 2 block gap between the 2 blocks, you will move into it. Be careful not to hold down 'W' too long and end up walking straight through and falling!

Ladder Jumps

Finally there are the 'Ladder' jumps. These are the ones where you must jump onto a ladder to reach the block. This can either be done as a sideways jump to add more challenge to the jump, or it can be done as a straight/diagonal jump to add more distance to the jump.

Here's an example of a 'Sideways Ladder Jump':


Here's an example of a 'Straight/Diagonal Ladder Jump':


Final Tips

>First of all, to get better, you have to practice. It can be stressful sometimes but you just have to stick it out to gett better! Remember, 'Practice makes Perfect'

> Sometimes there will be 4 iron bars or glass panes put together for a jump. Beware around these as you CAN fall through the hole in the middle. Always watch out for Iron Bar/Glass Pane jumps, they're usually there to try and catch you out!

> Remember to not rush! Judge the jump before you attempt it. You will get faster over time :)

> If you are getting annoyed by continual failing on Parkour, the worst thing to do is keep trying it. Parkour is meant to be fun! Take a break and come back to it later :)

> As frustrating as falling is, don't start cursing in chat. Let's keep Minecraft clean :)

If you have any questions or feel like I have missed out an essential part, please let me know in the comments section.

I'd also love to get some feedback on my Parkour guide, so don't be shy!

Thanks guys, and enjoy!

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Update #2 : 07/18/2012 8:50:44 amJul 18th, 2012


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11/07/2017 5:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
sean111204 avatar
you forgot, fences, soul sand, ice, neos, headhitters, slabs, stairs, you never mentioned 1.8/1.9 iron bar differences either
12/24/2017 3:41 am
Level 25 : Expert Button Pusher
BloxChief117 avatar
You're replying to a 5-year old tutorial. Fr?
11/07/2017 5:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
sean111204 avatar
its possible to do a 2 block, 1 up, jump without sprint, idk why you would though
10/10/2017 9:00 am
Level 31 : Artisan Cake
Chalcogen avatar
Huge mistake: You can jump 5 blocks if you have speed II, you need to time it right, with normal momentum.
You can also jump 5 blocks without speed if there is a block above your head, needs 2 or more blocks for momentum and press space quickly and you may do it. Also you should note neos, which are a big part of hard parkour, single, double and triple neos for example.
03/09/2020 2:14 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Don't forget that you can make a 5 block jump without those, you just need to time it perfectly, and it's a lot easier with a lot of jumps before hand.
03/11/2020 1:36 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Cake
Chalcogen avatar
that's not how it works, you can only jump 5 blocks without speed if you have ice. Or you must have an elevating setup where each jump is increased by +1.125 vertically (It only works with this, you cannot use perfect timing to beat a 5 block that has flat momentum)
07/10/2017 10:48 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
pasteIIy avatar
How do you make jumps with a whole row of blocks overhead, and one block continuing jumps?
03/10/2017 6:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Heedless avatar
This is outdated. 5 block jumps ARE possible. Please fix this :P
12/21/2016 1:01 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Skinner
Conflagrance avatar
Hmmm...Intresting. But it's outdated. Some of the 'impossible' jumps are possible, thanks to the sprint key, less lag, and speed/jump boost/levitation effects. I do a lot of parkour myself, and you forgot some of the worst jumps of all: Wraparounds.
01/25/2017 11:01 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Crafter
DYVU avatar
actually Wraparound jumps are really easy i figured it out how to get them all.
just shift on the side/edge of the block (ur standing on) and sprint and miliseconds after jump and turn left/right.
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