This program teaches the foundation of parkour movements and concepts, allowing children to contextualize moves and concepts at their own learning level.
Children learn basic movements from various categories including floor skills, vaults, wall movements, and movements on the bars/ropes. Floor skills include shoulder rolls, jumping at different elevations, precision jumps, rolling out of jumps, handstands, and cartwheels. Vaults include the safety vault, speed vault, kong vault, and more. Wall movements include wall runs, tic-tacs, wall pops, and cat climbs. Bars/ropes include laches, regrips, and rope climbs/swings.
Program is held at Green Mountain Training Center.
Children should dress in comfortable clothing to be active in.
A GMTC Digital Waiver must be filled out prior to the First class. (Link below)
Instructors: Green Mountain Training Center Staff
What is parkour?
Parkour is a training method designed to expand an individual’s vocabulary of movement, allowing a skilled practitioner to “flow” efficiently and creatively through any environment, “over, under, around or through” the obstacles in his or her path. Modern parkour has grown beyond the goal of simply finding the most efficient path and now embraces elements of more creative movement as well (freerunning). Though there are distinctive moves that still serve as the foundation of parkour—the kong and other vaults, tic-tac, lache, cat, precision and wall run to name a few—practitioners will also borrow elements from other disciplines such as capoeira, martial arts tricking and acrobatics to add flair to their “runs”, defining their unique personal ”lines” from point a to point b. For teaching purposes in a gym setting, WFPF certification and curriculum (the only Parkour certification and curriculum recognized by USAP) cover five categories of movement, floor skills, vaults, bar work, wall skills, and when available in a safe and supervised environment, trampoline to aid in the development of spatial awareness.