Parkour is a sport consisting of creatively and/or efficiently moving through obstacles without equipment. Despite what movies might have you think people usually train parkour for fun, not for use as an escape technique.
What to expect
▪️Professional outdoor coaching every week during term time.
▪️Indoor crash mat sessions to learn flips every week during term time.
▪️The opportunity for casual training (Jams) both inside and outside of york.
▪️Organisation of trips to nearby parkour events throughout the year.
▪️Various socials such as streaming live pk events, watching feature-length parkour films and the odd casual drink too! Competition isn't integral to parkour however due to increasing popularity we would at least like to host a small, casual competition in york for our members this year. If there's demand we will also see if we can get included in Roses (York's annual sports competition against Lancaster University)
Meeting times during the term
Crash Mat (indoor flips training): Derwent Performance Studio - SQ/001 (Currently unavailable due to COVID-19).
Outdoor parkour session with a coach: Tuesday and Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Greggs place in front of V-bar.
Jam (outdoor training): weekends | Location tbc (informal training at spots on campus, in town or in another city. Members will post when/where they are planning on training - feel free to join.)
At the beginning of the term, we'll be running a few one-off taster sessions which are the best way to try parkour. If you miss these leave a post on our Facebook group, DM on our Instagram profile, drop us an email ([email protected]) or lookout for a Give It A Go session.
Generally, a basic level of fitness is required for training parkour. However, since parkour is about how YOU want to move it is still practiced by many groups such as elderly people and those with physical disabilities. Our coach is very good at taking a movement and scaling its difficulty depending on the participant - you'll always be able to learn something!