Parkour is an urban sport and was developed and practiced in the trees and forests of France just as much as in the cities. Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others and is usually carried out in urban spaces. Parkour involves seeing one's environment in a new way, and imagining the potential for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.
The philosophy of Parkour
Overcoming obstacles as quickly and efficiently as possible, using only the abilities of the human body, with the intent to escape and reach.
At Jump Up Gym we use progression in our teaching. Progression is building from a safe foundation until you are able to progressively move on to harder and more challenging skills. You learn to look before you leap, know your limits and know the risks. You will learn through controlled progression, based on your own individual abilities and comfort level to avoid injuries.
In Parkour, you are controlling your own body movements, and refining them to be more efficient.
All our Parkour is done in our indoor facility. Most surfaces are padded to insure safety for all students.
- Precision jumps (jump from one point to another)
- Break rolls to safely jump from heights
- Vaults (at first, mostly trying to leap on the obstacle and later on, over it)
- Overcome obstacles (small walls, etc.) and down again in a safe way
- Flips (front, back, side and twists)
- Combination of the techniques above with the focus on fluent movement
- Connecting movements together aka "flow". Individual movements are building blocks to build overall flow