Originally called the l’Art du Deplacement: ‘the Art of Displacement’. Parkour is an art of movement, a physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment. Parkour derives from the French word parcours meaning ‘route’ or ‘course’.
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Attire: T-shirt and sweatpants or shorts are all that is needed. Hair must be tied back and away from the face.
Level 1 – ages 7-10 & 10-17 – (1 hour class) In this class, students will learn the foundations of parkour: coordination, balance, and spatial awareness. All that is needed to participate in the beginner class is a positive mindset and a willingness to learn. All of our exercises and skills are scalable, so we can customize them and easily challenge people on an individual basis. Students will gain self confidence, discipline, and awareness all while having fun in a safe environment.
Level 2 – ages 10-17 – (1 hour class) (Instructor Permission Required) Students will continue their parkour training with emphasis on conditioning, advanced techniques, and circuits. The overall form of their movements will be critiqued and improved. Students will be able to create new movement, adapt to unique environments, and link together basic skills in longer runs. Finally, students will gain a better understanding of Parkour’s origins and philosophies.
Level 3 – ages 15-17 – (1 hour class) (Instructor Permission Required) Students at this level have mastered the foundational elements of Parkour. Focus at this level is directed towards combinations and application of the sport. Athletes will use their accomplishments in the basics to start developing their own personal style and flow. Multiple elements linked together will mimic and prepare the athlete for the urban Parkour landscape. This class is also designed to give our athletes the ability and knowledge to start combining acrobatic elements to their combinations.
Assessments / Level Requirements
If a student wishes to test onto the next level, he/she must request a testing time from the instructor. Students can test individually during open-gyms or in some cases after their given class. (request should be made a week in advance)
- Parents / students will receive copies of evaluations.
- All testing fees are included in your monthly tuition.
- Once a student passes a level, they will be able to enroll into the next level.
Parkour Class Requirements – (The requirements listed here are subject to change and will continue to evolve as our program and students improve.)
Level 1 – No Testing Required
All that is needed to participate in the beginner class is a positive mindset and a willingness to learn. All of our exercises and skills are scalable, meaning that we can customize them and easily challenge people on an individual basis.