Parkour/Free-running Statement of Work
In the first few sessions, the tutor intends to introduce the students to the fundamentals of Parkour, touching on the main areas through discussion and demonstration. He will then allow the students to try these movements for themselves at their own pace whilst keeping to the schedule of the class. Tuition will be offered as a group in a fun, friendly environment whilst maintaining supervision over the entire class.
– The philosophy of parkour: Overcoming obstacles as quickly and efficiently as possible, using only the abilities of the human body.
– Safety first! Look before you leap, know your limits and know the risks. Learn through controlled progression, based on your own individual abilities, comfort level, and pace.
– In parkour, you are controlling your own body movements, and refining them to be more efficient.
– Leave No Trace! Respect the environment, don’t trespass (leave when asked), don’t vandalize etc.
My intention is not for the students to learn every movement to perfection but to find movements that suit them, thus giving them a sense of achievement and hopefully starting a “hunger” to learn more.
- Warm Up- roughly 20 minutes.
- Jumping and Landings -Soft and silent landings.
- SPLIT INTO GROUPS, ROTATE THROUGH Obstacles
- Basic Vaults and Movements
1) Monkey (and Kong) Vault.
2) Speed Vault.
3) Lazy Vault.
4) Parkour Roll (remind beginners they should not be doing big drops yet).
- Precision JumpsWORK AS A BIG GROUP (OR 2 MEDIUM GROUPS)Putting it All Together
– Connecting movements together aka “flow” Individual movements are building blocks to build overall flow.
- Cool down.
As the week progresses the aforementioned techniques and others will be improved on, practised and taught to the level that they will be able to do a series of different and complete free runs as individuals and in groups.