We strive in this class to teach the basics, from conditioning to techniques; from there we like to let our students strive to reach new goals. To each person Parkour/Freerunning can be completely different; we use this discipline as a way to express ourselves, therefore we can only take our students so far, it is up to them to push themselves.
We teach a wide variety of techniques:
Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination.
The easiest way to describe this is using natural movements to condition the body. These include the locomotive skills of walking, running, jumping, balancing, crawling, and climbing.
A form of acrobatics where practitioners focus mainly on linking together chains of acrobatic kicks, flips and twists in combinations, or combos.
We offer this class as a way to safely instruct people of all ages on how to condition and prepare for this discipline. Parkour and Freerunning are most efficiently used out in the environment, but without a solid foundation practicing can result in injuries or worse. We recommend that you never attempt any of the skills that we display without proper guidance or supervision.
Beginner Class provides the beginner student the opportunity to enhance his fitness level by participation in a variety of creative and entertaining fitness activities. The program emphasis is on skill awareness in all the Olympic events. The boys are introduced to skills on the rings, parallel bars, pommel horse, high bar, vaulting, tumbling, floor exercise, and trampoline.
Anthony Gomez, the founder of Sole Freerunning, brought us all together to build a foundation that can only push us further. Anthony's wide background in Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Breakdancing, and his knowledge of both Parkour and Freerunning has been very helpful in teaching new people how to really cart training, as well as teaching more advanced practitioners how to go beyond where they are.
Kyle Hodgson started in 2007 and has mainly focused on conditioning and park our. He has solid knowledge and insight into Parkour and has shared techniques to help ensure safety in the class. In the more recent years Kyle has branched out and has begun training more in Freerunning.
Art Du Deplacement, originated in France back in t1920's by Georges Hebert, but came into light by a man named David Belle in the 1980's. Art du Deplacement is best translated into English as art of movement and that is precisely what it is. The object of Parkour or Art Du Deplacement is to get from point A to point B as quickly, efficiently, and as safe as possible. Parkour uses a series of different techniques such as vaults, rolls, running, and jumps to provide a means to get through an environment.
Parkour in itself is not a sport, it is a discipline, you do not compete in Parkour rather just push yourself even if you're doing it because you saw someone else do it. Parkour pushes limits of not only your body but of your mind and can be used to conquer any obstacle physical or mental.
Freerunning was said to be originated by Sebastian Foucan who said it has always existed. Freerunning much like Parkour is used to get from Point A to Point B, however Freerunning does not use the same disciplines as Parkour. The sport of Freerunning is commonly referred to as urban gymnastics, in that it uses moves that are more aesthetics than effective moves. Freerunning is commonly used as a way to push your body to its limit, to add spins or flips instead of just jumping. Training in either of these disciplines is more than just going out and jumping off of things, both require hours of conditioning and training before even making the smallest of movements.