April 19, 2015
10am – 3pm
Cost – $40 Day-of Registration – $55
Early Bird – $30
Venue: Somerville High School
Register for the event here.
This marks the unveiling of a new series of workshops created to share the ethos and spirit of parkour training as practiced by the original French founders of the discipline. These individuals have been training for 20+ years and as they reach their early-mid 40’s they are continuing to push their bodies and minds in ways that most people would find impossible. This longevity is largely due to the intensive conditioning and technical workouts that they do on a regular basis. While most parkour practitioners don’t train at this intensity level regularly, these workshops are a way to do so in a positive atmosphere surrounded by friends and “family”- similar to the origins of parkour.
These workshops are designed to introduce participants to new ways of moving, thinking, and living- and to expose the parkour community to a wide variety of movement and training styles. Participants should expect to be pushed to their physical and mental limits over the course of the workshop, and thus are encouraged to pace themselves accordingly. In order to get the full benefit from the workshop, participants are encouraged to make sure that they can attend the entirety of the workshop.
Note: This workshop is open to participants of all fitness and ability levels. However, participants are forewarned that it will be made up of substantial amounts of physical and mental training and therefore is not for the faint of heart.
Dan Edwardes (Parkour Generations HQ, London, UK)
Dan is one of the founders of Parkour Generations and has been instrumental in the spread of parkour around the world since 2006. He has taught workshops, performed, and spoken at events in more than 30 countries across the globe and has trained and taught extensively alongside the original french founders. He is known among the PKG team for creating grueling yet effective workouts, distributing pearls of wisdom in an “enlightened” English accent, and a deep love of hot weather.
What to Bring:
– Weather-appropriate clothing (we’ll be outside regardless of the weather)
– Lots of water
– Small snacks to help keep energy levels up throughout the day (fruits, nuts, energy bars…)
– A spare shirt (recommended)
– Lots of energy!
This workshop will be held outside, regardless of the weather, so participants should make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Participants should plan to attend the whole workshop.
10:00 – 12:00 Session #1 (Intro, warm-up, mobility, strength & conditioning, technical elements, group challenge)
12:00 – 1:00 Break
1:00 – 3:00 Session #2 (Wake-up exercise, technical elements, route work, individual/group challenge, stretch/cool-down)