Parkour

Parkour is a training methodology which focuses on movement in both natural and urban environments. A good traceur (one who does parkour) can move over, under, around, and through obstacles elegantly and with efficiency.

 

Watch: An Official History of Parkour in 60(ish) Seconds

 

Intro to Parkour
The Adult Intro to Parkour and the Kids’ Intro to Parkour classes cover the essentials, such as:

  • body-weight conditioning
  • jumping and landing with precision
  • developing safe rolling habits
  • techniques for vaulting over obstacles

Once you’re familiar with the basics, you can run the UE obstacle course and put your new skills to the test. After you complete Intro to Parkour, you will receive a white wristband and can join our White Band classes. Learn more about wristbands.

 

White Band Parkour Classes for Beginners
Once you have earned your white wristband, you can take more UE classes to develop your technique. White Band Parkour includes:

  • Kids Classes (ages 9 – 14)
  • Adult Classes (ages 15+)
  • Rolling three-week curriculum (rails, vaults, walls). Check the skills calendar.
  • No beginning or end—there’s always a new setup!
  • Specific moves to help you LevelUp to the next wristband:

 

White Band Supervised Open Gym:
White Bands of all ages can use this time to work on techniques outside of class. Coaches are on hand to help keep an eye on things, provide assistance, and set up movement challenges.

 

What to Wear
Wear loose-fitting clothes that are appropriate to work out in. You will need comfortable sneakers that can take some abuse while providing decent support and cushioning—we jump around a lot!

 

Is Parkour the same as Freerunning?
Close, but not quite. Freerunning is a sister discipline to parkour. See more about Freerunning.

 

Ready to Rock?
Excellent! Register for Intro to Parkour.

If you have any questions, check our FAQ page or contact info@urbanevo.com.