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Parkour & freerunning

 

where bouncing off the walls is completely acceptable!

WHaT IS PaRKOUR? WHaT IS FREERUNNING?

 

PARKOUR IS A FRENCH DISCIPLINE DERIVED FROM MILITARY OBSTACLE COURSE TRAINING,

IT STARTED IN THE LATE 1980s IN FRANCE BY A GROUP CALLED THE YaMaKaSI.

 

DaVID BEllE IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE FOUNDER OF PARKOUR BY MANY, BUT EACH MEMBER OF THE YAMAKASI GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO ITS GROWTH, ITS STORY, & SPREADING THE DISCIPLINE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKOUR IS DESCRIBED AS A DISCIPLINE OR AN ART FORM THAT TAKES PHYSICAL ELEMENTS FROM GYMNASTICS, BREAKDANCE, TRICKING, CAPOEIRA, KUNG FU, & MORE! PARKOUR COMES FROM THE FRENCH TERM PARCOURS DU COMBATTANT, WHICH TRANSLATES TO MILITARY OBSTACLE COURSE.

SO...PLEASE EXCUSE OUR FRENCH...

THE "K" IN PARKOUR WAS ADDED TO HELP ENGLISH SPEAKING PRACTITIONERS PRONOUNCE THE WORD EASILY TO HELP THE SPREAD OF THE DISCIPLINE.

& YES... WE HAVE SEEN THAT EPISODE OF THE OFFICE... HARDCORE PARKOUR!

VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARKOUR & FREERUNNING, AS BOTH TERMS USED TO BE SEPARATE, WHAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC KNOWS AS PARKOUR WAS ONCE CALLED FREERUNNING.

 

THE TERM FREERUNNING WAS COINED BY SEBASTIEN FOUCAN WHO IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE MAIN CO-FOUNDERS OF PARKOUR., AND IS DESCRIBED AS SELF EXPRESSION THROUGH MOVEMENT, THAT INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: TRICKING, GYMNASTICS, BREAKDANCING, & CAPOEIRA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS REFERRED TO NOWADAYS AS "PURE PARKOUR" INCLUDES ONLY EFFICIENT MOVEMENTS & WAS CREATED TO TRAIN THE BODY/MIND FOR THE FLIGHT RESPONSE/REACTION, SO THAT ITS PRACTITIONERS CAN SAFELY PRACTICE TECHNIQUES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO REACH AREAS OF SAFETY OR ESCAPE FROM DANGER IN LIFE/DEATH SITUATIONS.

 

(LIKE BEING CHASED BY A ZOMBIE, OR A BEAR... OR EVEN WORSE... A ZOMBIE BEAR! AHH! JUST KIDDING)

PaRKOUR COaCHING & PaRKOUR PHIlOSOPHY

 

WE BELIEVE PARKOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST DISCIPLINES TO HELP YOU DEVELOP SELF CONFIDENCE, LEARN FULL BODY COORDINATION & AIR AWARENESS, & IMPROVE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MIND, BODY & SPIRIT.

 

PARKOUR IS A DISCIPLINE/ART FORM/MINDSET THAT WE APPLY TO OUR LIVES! YOU DO NOT ONLY TRAIN PARKOUR, YOU LIVE IT!

 

WE CAN ONLY SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THE PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES WITHIN PARKOUR TRAINING, IT IS UP TO YOU TO EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF PARKOUR & APPLY THE DISCIPLINE TO YOUR LIFE!

 

PARKOUR IS NOT FOR DAREDEVILS, YOU MUST EXPERIENCE PARKOUR TRAINING TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUE WISDOM THAT TRAINING PARKOUR HAS TO OFFER, PARKOUR IS SPIRITUAL & LIFE CHANGING, BUT ONLY IF YOU WANT IT TO BE!

 

PARKOUR IS FOR EVERYONE! MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS IS ONE OF THE FEW PARKOUR ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD THAT HAS TAUGHT PARKOUR TO THE ELDERLY AS A FORM OF FALL PREVENTION & INCREASING STRENGTH & MOBILITY IN ELDERLY PRACTITIONERS.

 

(WATCH THIS TO SEE THE FIRST COMPANY IN THE WORLD TO DO THIS! PK MOVE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTzgrMbKTgU )

 

THE MINDSET DEVELOPED THROUGH PARKOUR TRAINING HELPS ITS PRACTITIONERS (TRACEURS) BREAK DOWN THE OBSTACLES WE FACE WHILE TRAINING & IN LIFE, INTO SMALLER STEPS TO HELP US OVERCOME CHALLENGES THAT WE ONCE SAW AS TOO DAUNTING OR DIFFICULT!

EGO IS THE ENEMY OF PaRKOUR-DaVID Belle

 

[PaRKOUR ClaSSES aT MOVEMENT UNITED

 

OUR CURRICULUM IS DIVIDED INTO 4 AREAS OF FOCUS, BARS, FLOOR, VAULTS, WALLS. EACH CLASS WILL CONSIST OF 30-60 MINUTES IN 1-2 SECTIONS OF THE FACILITY.

 

OUR COACHES HELP MENTOR & ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO INSTILL THE MENTAL FORTITUDE & SELF-BELIEF THEY NEED TO HELP THEM OVERCOME ANY OBSTACLE THEY FACE IN/OUT OF THE GYM AND IN LIFE.

 

 

OUR CLASSES ARE 1 HOUR IN LENGTH & INCLUDE A 10-15 MINUTE WARM-UP & A 5 MINUTE COOLDOWN

 

COaCH TRaINING & EXPERIENCE

 

OUR COACH/MENTORS TRAIN 30+ HOURS UNDER COACH JEREMIAH BEFORE THEY GRADUATE THEIR TRAINING PROGRAM AT MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS . COACH JEREMIAH IS THE ONLY A.D.A.P.T. CERTIFIED COACH IN MICHIGAN.

 

THE A.D.A.P.T. CERTIFICATION IS THE ONLY INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PARKOUR COACHING CERTIFICATION IN THE WORLD. THE A.D.A.P.T. CERTIFICATION WAS CREATED BY ONE OF THE OLDEST PARKOUR ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD.

 

PARKOUR GENERATIONS HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE FOUNDERS OF PARKOUR, THE YAMAKASI. PARKOUR GENERATIONS HOSTS THE MOST AMAZING LIFE CHANGING PARKOUR EVENTS ACROSS THE WORLD SUCH AS THE AMERICAN RENDEZVOUS, OUTSIDE OF TRAINING AT MOVEMENT UNITED NEVER HAVE I EXPERIENCED THE LOVE & SPIRIT OF PARKOUR LIKE I HAVE TRAINING WITH PK GEN. IT MADE REMINISCENT OF THE OLD DAYS & FELT LIKE I WAS TRAINING WITH THE FOUNDERS THEMSELVES,

-COACH JEREMIAH BISHOP

tumbling

 

aRE YOU FlIPPING OUT YET?

 

TUMBLING CLASSES FOCUS ON TRAINING THE FLOOR MOVEMENT FROM GYMNASTICS WITHOUT THE ARTISTIC/DANCING ASPECTS. BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN TUMBLING IN & OF ITSELF IS NOT AN AMAZING ART FORM/DISCIPLINE.

THINK HANDSTANDS, CARTWHEELS, FORWARD ROLLS, FRONT FLIPS, BACKHANDSPRINGS, BACK TUCKS, ETC. TUMBLING IS THE PERFECT CLASS FOR FUTURE OR FORMER CHEERLEADERS, GYMNASTS, & ACROBATS. 

 

OUR TUMBlING ClaSSES

TUMBLING CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 6-7+, WE WELCOME & ACCEPT STUDENTS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. 

 

OUR COACHES HAVE PREVIOUSLY COACHED SOME OF THE BEST CHEER TEAMS IN THE STATE & HAVE COACHED TEAM GYMNASTICS, EXCEL, & RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING CLASSES TO HELP OUR STUDENTS PERFECT THE BASIC, INTERMEDIATE, & MORE ADVANCED COMPETITIVE SKILLS.

FOR BEGINNERS WITH LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE, OUR BEGINNER TUMBLING CLASSES, WILL ADD CONFIDENCE, STRENTGH & FLEXIBILITY THROUGH PRACTICE & CONDITIONING.

ONCE STUDENTS CAN PERFORM THEIR SKILLS WITH LITTLE ASSISTANCE OR SPOTTING, WE APPLY OUR MINDSET AS PARKOUR COACHES & TUMBLING ATHLETES TO GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE TO OVERCOME THE MENTAL BARRIERS THAT ALL STUDENTS FACE. 

TUMBlING FOR MIDDlE & HIGHSCHOOl CHEER

 

MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS OFFERS GROUP TUMBLING CLASSES AT OUR FACILITY & TUMBLING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TEAMS EITHER ON LOCATION OR AT THE GYM. 

OUR STAFF HAS PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TEAMS SUCH AS DIVINE CHILD, SOUTHGATE, CARLSON, LIVONIA STEVENSON, LIVONIA CHURCHILL, WATERFORD KETTERING, BERKLEY, ST. CATHERINES OF SIENA ACADEMY, WARREN WOODS TOWERS, CANTON, & MORE EITHER AS EMPLOYEES OF OTHER COMPANIES OR AS MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS.

 

aerial silks

 

READY TO RUN AWAY TO THE CIRCUS?

AERIAL SILKS CLASSES AT MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS ARE AN AMAZING & FUN NEW WAY TO EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH MOVEMENT, BUILD STRENGTH, ENDURANCE & FLEXIBILITY, & SELF CONFIDENCE & BODY AWARENESS WITH THE MOST POPULAR AERIAL APPARATUS IN THE WORLD OF CIRQUE, THE AERIAL SILKS.

 

"TRAINING SILKS WILL NOT ONLY LEAVE YOU FEELING AS GRACEFUL AS A BUTTERFLY WHO CAN STILL STING LIKE A BEE, BUT AERIAL SILKS TRAINING PROVIDES PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, SHAPES, SIZES, & BACKGROUNDS, WITH AN AMAZING CREATIVE OUTLET WHICH WILL CHALLENGE THEM BOTH PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY WHILE HAVING FUN & AT THEIR OWN PACE."

-COACH TONYA ROSS

OUR INSTRUCTORS WIll FIRST INTRODUCE YOU TO THE FUNDaMENTalS & BaSIC ElEMENTS OF aERIal SIlKS TRaINING, STaRTING FROM THE GROUND UP, THE SKY'S THE lIMIT!

YOU WILL LEARN BASIC INVERSIONS, SPINS, ASCENDING/DESCENDING, TRANSITIONS, POSES, & CREATING SEQUENCES, BEFORE MOVING ONTO DROPS & MORE ADVANCED MOVEMENTS. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON CORRECT FORM & ALIGNMENT, PROPER MUSCLE ENGAGEMENT, CORRECTING MUSCULAR IMBALANCES, INJURY PREVENTION/LONGEVITY FOR AERIALISTS, GRIP STRENGTH/GRIP ENDURANCE, AS WELL AS PRESSURE & ROTATIONAL TOLERANCE!

 

GOOD NEWS, DIZZINESS CaN BE UNTRaINED..SORTa!

OVERTIME STUDENTS WILL LEARN NEW WAYS TO CLIMB & ASCEND/DESCEND THE FABRIC, CONTROL THEIR SPIN, LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY USE FOOTLOCKS IN THE AIR WHICH CAN BE USED FOR REST DURING LONG SEQUENCES OR DURING A PERFORMANCE! & AS YOU CONTINUE TO PROGRESS YOU WILL LEARN NEW INVERSIONS, & SHORT CHOREOGRAPHED SEQUENCES FROM FOOT LOCKS & HIPKEYS, & GRAVITY DEFYING MOVES & DROPS!

RUN AWAY WITH US TO THE CIRCUS & MASTER YOUR MIND & BODY IN THE AIR WITH OUR AERIAL SILKS CLASSES!

 

(DISClaIMER: BEaRS IN CUTE HaTS & OBEDIaNT ElEPHaNTS NOT INClUDED!)

 

 

young heroes

 

AT MOVEMENT UNITED PARKOUR & ACROBATICS, OUR YOUNG HEROES HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS! NOT ONLY DO KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS, BUT THEY ALSO CONSTANTLY BOUNCE OF THE WALLS & JUMP OFF EVERY PIECE OF NICE FURNITURE THAT YOU OWN AT HOME WHILE PRETENDING THEY'RE A SUPER HERO! DID WE GET THAT SPOT ON?

 

WELL, MEET OUR YOUNG HEROES CLASS, A CLASS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS AGES 4-6 THAT COMBINES PARKOUR, GYMNASTICS & NINJA WARRIOR INTO ONE CLASS FOR YOUR LITTLE SUPER HERO, SO THEY DON'T ACT LIKE A SUPER VILLIAN! (YOUR COUCH IS MY PLAYGROUND!!! MWHAHAHA!)

THIS 45-MINUTE CLASS RUNS AT 4:45 & 6:45PM MONDAY-FRIDAY & SATURDAYS AT 11:15AM

 

THE YOUNG HEROES CURRICULUM TEACHES YOUR LITTLE ONE HOW TO BRIDGE, ROLL, JUMP, RUN & CRAWL LIKE THEIR FAVORITE SUPER HERO! GOING ON MISSIONS WITH THEIR COACH & TEAM OF HEROES! 

 

PARENTS LOVE THAT THEIR LITTLE ONES LEARN NEW SKILLS WHILE ALSO BURNING OFF THAT EXTRA ENERGY.  SO THEY AREN'T BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS BY THE TIME THEY GET HOME!

this video is not explicit, the tag shown is from the creator of the video. 

this video is a great example of pure parkour, although there are many instances in which the athlete featured isn't being efficient and is doing movements in situations that are technically unnecessary, but are performed to showcase different movements in different settings for his viewers.

This video from 2001 features the founders of parkour the yamakasi on ripley's believe it or not!

Empty your mind, be formless, Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. if You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash, Be water my friend.

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