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

Coatbridge Parkour Secure £9000

Affiliate Coatbridge Parkour recently travelled to the BBC studios in Glasgow to accept a grant of £9,000 from Children in Need presented by Judith Ralston!

The grant will help Coatbridge Parkour expand into new areas, open new classes and deliver outdoor workshops, performances and events.  The funding is to be used to purchase some Freemove equipment and a demo kit, including – pop up banners, table, flyers & gazebo for getting out into the community and running outdoor events in partnership with the local council. In addition to expanding their provision out of Coatbridge and into new areas like Cumbernauld, Motherwell and Hamilton.

Coatbridge Parkour expressed their thanks to Children in Need staff for their support, especially Pudsey!

Roots of Movement 4

Roots of Movement 4 

The fourth annual, Scottish Parkour event will take place over the weekend of 28/29 September 2013. This year’s the event will be held in  Coatbridge with a new refreshed format.

Full details will be announced in July but for those of you keen to get tickets, Roots of Movement are currently offering ‘early bird’ rate for tickets booked in June for the weekend.

Weekend Tickets will be the reduced price of £31 for JUNE ONLY before changing to the full price of £40. As always your ticket gains you entry to the event and all of it’s sessions as well as the customary FREE T-SHIRT!

Check out the website for details and to buy tickets.

Sport England – Parkour Sportivate Shoot

Following the announcement by Sport England in April, that an extra £24 million would be invested to expand and extend its successful Sportivate programme, Parkour UK has been working on a photo shoot and video to promote the programme. 

Parkour is one of the most popular sports on the Sportivate programme, demonstrating the significant interest and impact Parkour has with young people aged 14-25. Here are some of the photos from a recent photo shoot we did with Sport England’s Sportivate team at LEAP Parkour Park, with the video featuring Comedy Dave & Parkour Generations, who deliver Parkour Sportivate projects in London, to be released shortly.

If you would like more information or support establishing a Parkour Sportivate session please contact us or your local County Sports Partnership.


Images courtesy of Richard Gray (@RugFoot)

Sport England gives £24 million boost to Sportivate

Hundreds of thousands more young people are to benefit from the sporting legacy after Sport England announced an extra £24 million to expand and extend its successful Sportivate programme.

The National Lottery funding means Sportivate can continue helping 14- to 25-year-olds to get involved in sports from judo and tennis to wakeboarding and parkour until 2017.

Sportivate gives participants aged between 14 and 25 the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. The programme is delivered through the network of 49 CSPs working with a range of local partners.

The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to participate in sport in their own time, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time, and will support them to continue playing sport in their community after the six weeks is up. During the six weeks a participant may work towards an event or personal challenge.

Sportivate will be fully inclusive and target participants across this group, including young people who have a disability, both males and females and participants from BME groups.

Parkour is one of the most popular sports on the Sportivate programme, demonstrating the significant interest and impact Parkour has with young people. If you would like more information or support establishing a Parkour Sportivate session please contact us or you local County Sports Partnership.

Spring Gathering Hits the Peak District

This year sees the first annual Spring Thing – a national 2-day training and camping event in the glorious Peak District on May 25/26, organised and run by  affiliate organisation Parkour Generations.

Parkour Generations presents two days of training amongst the incredible terrain of the Peak District National Park. Discover new textures, surfaces, angles and movements  – all under the expert supervision of experienced coaches.

Details you need to know:

When:  Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2013

Where: Stanage Edge, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

What: 2 days of training, workshops and fun

Cost:  2 days including tent pitch for Friday and Saturday nights – £65 1 day (no camping) –  £35

How to book: Go to the Event Page, and further details regarding the camp will be emailed to all participants closer to the event date.

The event will expose everyone to all the core elements of what is involved in Parkour training in nature and is both a great place for beginners to start as well as an excellent training experience for experienced practitioners.

The natural terrain of the Peak District National Park offers new challenges even to experienced practitioners; the lack of uniform edges and angles can often require a different, more measured, carefully focused approach. Distances can feel different and the varied surfaces and textures often require a greater understanding of the body in relation to its environment. A Spring Thing gives you the opportunity to explore and experiment with the natural surroundings under the supervision of an experienced coach who will guide your discovery and develop your potential, both physically and psychologically.

This event joins the existing annual Winter and Summer national events, Winterval and Rendezvous, also run by Parkour Generations.