Parkour Classes

Spring 2018


Parkour classes start this Monday outside in Port Moody.

Here is their write up.

Homeschool Parkour with Journey Parkour

Increase your athleticism, create new friendships!

Journey Parkour offers specialized parkour programming designed to meet the schedules and needs of homeschool students.
Whether you need to satisfy your child’s physical education needs or just want to let them blow off some steam and excess energy, our homeschool programs are the perfect choice. Not only will your children grow in their athleticism, but they will also form new friendships in a healthy and encouraging environment.

Parkour is all about alternative fitness and bringing play and fun back into exercise! Kids already love to climb and play on everything, Parkour is a natural progression to that where students will safely learn how to jump, vault, climb, and fall to adapt and play in their environment. In our program we focus on safe progressions so that students build confidence and risk assessment to progress their movement skills to the next level!

Our outdoor homeschool classes are run by our head coach, Niklas, who has been running the program for 4 years, has been involved in the parkour community for the last 8 years, and studied parkour and movement instruction in multiple cities across north america learning as much as he could so he can pass it on to the next generation. He has competed 3 times in the North American Parkour Championships, and podiumed with a third place speed finish in 2015.

Classes are a monthly sign up, and run on monday mornings for homeschool students, or on monday afternoons for a mix of homeschool and after school kids.
More information and sign up can be found on their website, journeyparkour.ca

In addition Journey Parkour is running classes in conjunction with the City of North Vancouver, The city of Langley, and The city of Surrey the information and sign up can all be found on their website!  https://journeyparkour.ca/

Journey Parkour is the Parkour community for Surrey and Langley BC. We teach, coach and instruct parkour and freerunning classes through parkour parks and future Parkour gym facility.
journeyparkour.ca
 

My name is David and I have been involved in parkour for over 8 years, I have been coaching for 3 and together with my friend and other coach Nik we are setting up our next round of classes.

If you are not familiar with parkour, you can check out Nik’s demo video from a few years ago! He’s even better now and actually is fresh of a 3rd place finish at the North American Parkour Championships (NAPC). Seeing is the best way to understand what is involved in parkour, and can definitely help both your and your child’s decision making process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVMrmWoGf8

(Please note we do NOT teach flips outside)

Parkour at its essence is about moving from point A to point B in a fast and efficient manner, they say the spirit of parkour is in “escape” and “reach”.  To escape harm and pursuit and to reach one’s goal or others in need. The philosophy of parkour was founded on the idea “to be strong, to be useful”.

As much “hype” as parkour has in videos and in media, most of parkour is done at ground level, not giant movements at heights. We practice diligently to develop our bodies and minds through smaller movements and techniques to prepare us for more challenging ones. Safety and progressing in a safe manner is extremely important in parkour and to us, just as if you walked into a gym you need to be able to lift 10lb before you can lift 100, before you can lift 500. Parkour is a lot like this. 

Parkour also helps stimulate the mind, engaging our problems solving abilities. Focus, confidence, spatial awareness, risk assessment, belief in oneself and the ability to overcome fear, are all things I have personally witnessed students achieve.

Class times and sign up is all found here

If interested: Please contact me by email and include the name and age of your child(ren), if they are home learners or public school attendees, and your contact number. I will forward our class info and locations for the month.

We operate in Port Moody and Coquitlam only right now, exclusively on Mondays.

Please contact me by email and include the name and age of your child(ren) if they are home learners or not, and your phone number.

Please contact us ASAP, we cap our classes to ensure good coach to student ratios.

$11 per class.

 Feel free to forward this invite to friends and family!

 Look forward to hearing from you.

 David Baxter

Tri-cities parkour

Kame House Parkour

PKBC / VanPK

604 897 0547

dbaxter604@gmail.com