Inaugural ADAPT Conference – 15th & 16th March, London

The inaugural ADAPT Conference – a gathering of coaches and instructors – gives coaches, students, fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, qualified professionals and any interested individuals the latest thinking on coaching, teaching and practising the arts of movement. Speakers from the world’s most inspirational coaches, including Parkour UK Ambassador Sebastien Foucan and Governor Chau Belle, as well as Parkour UK Chief Executive Eugene Minogue, Parkour UK Scotland Representative Chris Grant alongside international coaches Mikkel Thiesen & Martin Kallesoe from Denmark. Additionally, world-renowned filmaker Julie Angel and elite parkour photographer Andy ‘Kiell’ Day will also be giving talks.

The convention for parkour / freerunning coaches kicks off in an exciting new venue in the Chainstore – London Academy of Parkour / Freerunning. To join us at the ADAPT Conference on 15-16 March to meet, train and learn!

You will be exposed to the latest theories, methods and concepts for teaching and practising the arts of displacement; engage in practical sessions giving an insight into innovative and effective training approaches; exchange ideas and knowledge with experienced coaches from around the world and get time to socialise with like-minded practitioners and get face-to-face with these renowned experts who’ll answer all your parkour / freerunning or coaching questions.

Whether you’re a coach or instructor looking for inspiration or ways to take your coaching to the next level, or a practitioner aspiring to get into coaching, or just a fitness fanatic who wants to explore new ways to work out, you don’t want to miss the ADAPT Conference.


Conference Details

Date: March 15th and 16th, 2014

Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm each day

Venue: The Chainstore London Parkour Academy, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY (map)

Prices: ADAPT Qualified Coaches Entry – £30, Standard Entry – £40

Click here to book your place

Roots of Movement Secure £9,480 funding

Lottery funding for next generation of Scottish Parkour Coaches 

Roots of Movement has announced that they has secured £9,480 funding from Awards for All Scotland in order to train the next generation of Parkour Coaches in Scotland!

The project, titled ‘Parkour Coaching for all’ will train a minimum fourteen new learners to become Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) qualified coaches. The learners will be from nearly every Parkour community in Scotland. In addition at least five learners will undertake the Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) qualification. These learners are to cover some of Scotland’s bigger communities, to lead and supervise the Level 1 coaches.

This will set up an infrastructure of qualified Parkour coaches placed around Scotland to allow provision for regular Parkour classes, courses and events anywhere in the country, meeting the current demand from young people and community groups and encouraging access to Parkour training, growing the communities.

The Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) course will run Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th August in Glasgow 

The Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) course will run Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th August with the assessments taking place later in the year.

For more information about booking please contact Roots of Movement  

Special Visitors to Level 1 Course

Last week (9th – 12th April 2013) saw a fully booked Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Parkour / Freerunning (QCF) course taking place. This course had two special visitors . . . none other than two of the founders of the sport/discipline in Sebastien Foucan & Chau Belle, who are also Parkour UK’s Ambassador & Governor.

Sebastien Foucan, who has previously completed the Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 1 Award & Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) courses, was attending the course to support the latest cohort of learners & his long time friend Jérôme Ben Aoues, who starred alongside Seb in Jump London & Jump Britain, who was undertaking his Level 1 Award so that he can support Seb in his newly launched, Parkour UK affiliated academy class.

Chau Belle and three senior coaches from the ADD Academy attended the course as part of the regular quality control of the ADAPT qualifications, ADAPT coach educator training process and to see the course run as they look to begin delivery of the ADAPT certification courses in France, birthplace of the sport/discipline.

Many of the learners on this course were overwhelmed by the experience of the course and also meeting two of the founders in the process. The course was run by Chris ‘Blane’ Rowat and Francois ‘Forrest’ Mahop of Parkour Generations, the world’s premier coaching organisation and delivery body for the ADAPT certifications.

If you would like to become a Parkour UK ADAPT 1st4sport Level 1 Award or Level 2 certificate in Coaching Parkour / Freerunning (QCF) qualified coach, then please do contact us for information, dates, & fees.