Parkour Freerunners for Beginners: A Exercise Class Taught by a Pro Spiderman Parkourist, Street Gymnastics
This class is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of parkour and street gymnastics and be taught by a professional Spiderman parkourist. The course will cover a variety of topics such as how to use your body to move efficiently and creatively, how to jump, vault, climb and roll safely, and how to use momentum and body control to overcome obstacles. The class will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice that will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to start practicing parkour.
-Introduce students to the basics of parkour movement and techniques
-Help students develop strength, flexibility, and coordination
-Provide students with a safe environment to learn and practice
-Give students the opportunity to learn from a professional Spiderman parkourist
-Develop a sense of creativity and problem-solving skills
Week 1 – Parkour: What is it?
● Foundation of our training as children.
● Where parkour came from.
● Why and where do we train?
● What do we wear?
● Core skills and health benefits.
● How to be a well-rounded athlete.
● DOs and DON’Ts.
● Warming up.
● Cooling down.
Week 2 – Jumping: Precision techniques. Rolling: Save your legs from impact.
● Different types of jump – precision, running precision, plyo, stride.
● Combining the jumps.
● How to stick a jump.
● Safety roll. Why do we do it?
● Combining a precision and safety roll.
● Hazards to look out for – e.g. ankle thing.
Week 3 – Vaults: A crash course.
● Most common vaults – speed step/vault, thief and lazy vault, dash, kong.
● Being ambidextrous (learning vaults on both sides).
● Explosive power.
● Hazards to look out for – e.g. wrist pain.
Week 4 – Flow: Combining everything you know.
● Combining precision with vaults – e.g. plyo to speed step.
● How to connect vaults in a line.
● The importance of steps.
● Creating a line.
● Speed and creativity.
Week 5 – Handstand techniques.
● Warming up the right parts of your body.
● Theory of balance.
● Against the wall.
● Tucked handstand.
● Straddle handstand.
● Full handstand demo.
Week 6 – Risk Assessment: Training in public.
● Why it can be dangerous to train in public.
● Private property and getting kicked off.
● Parkour parks.
● Indoor gyms.
● Checking your surfaces.
● Training responsibly.
Note: This class requires students to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for movement, and should be aware that this class may involve some risks inherent in physical activity and will take safety precautions accordingly.
No required experience or previous knowledge is needed by the learners
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For parents/families who feel their child would benefit from this course, but whose budget does not allow for it, I do offer a number of discounts for families of lower income. Please message me with the course, dates, and times you are interested in to learn more about the discounts I might be able to offer.