Parkour Generations

New London Parkour Academy Membership Scheme

Parkour Generations, has recently launched a new Annual Membership Scheme for those attending any Parkour Generations class, with membership automatically granting membership with Parkour UK.

The membership includes discounted rates for all London Parkour Academy classes, discounted entry to Parkour Generations events across the country, and many other perks such as discounts on their online store for Parkour clothing.

By becoming a member, practitioners will also receive automatic membership to Parkour UK which will grant them annual personal accident insurance to train with Parkour UK  qualified Coach, Teacher or Instructor anywhere in the UK.

Click here for more information on this ground-breaking scheme and to find out more about Parkour classes in London.

Spring Parkour Gathering – Spring Thing, May 25-26

This year’s inaugural Spring gathering event, by affiliate organisation Parkour Generations – Spring Thing – is just around the corner, happening on May 25-26 in the incredible Peak District.

The event is organised by Parkour Generations, Spring Thing is a combination of camping, climbing and Parkour training over two full days over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The event costs only £65, which includes the campsite fee, and will be coached by Parkour UK Qualified & Licensed Level 2 coaches from Parkour Generations and a fully qualified climbing instructor.

Click here for more details for an event we heartily recommend.

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.


Parkour Features in Scouting Magazine

Parkour UK Director, Dan Edwardes, was recently asked to write an article for the UK’s Scouting Magazine – and that article has now been published in the April/May issue.

Affiliate organisation Parkour Generations has done considerable work with the Scouts in the UK over the years, teaching regularly at their annual event and working with individual Scout groups to bring them the physical and mental benefits of parkour – ideally suited to the adventurous and exploratory spirit of the Scouting organisation.

Read the article here.

Documentary on Parkour: ‘Turning Point’

BYUtv series, ‘Turning Point’ is a series of documentary films that tell the stories of ordinary people who have done extra-ordinary things for the benefit of others. In this episode, they take a look at affiliate Parkour Generations and revisit a pivotal choice – their “turning point” – and explore how that choice changed them forever.

‘Turning Point’ is this decades Jump Westminster, the ground breaking documentary which documented Parkour Generations “turning point”.

The documentary not only follows Parkour Generations in the work and developments, but charts and details how they came about and the significant work they pioneered in partnership with the City of Westminster. In addition it showcases some individuals and young people that they have managed to impact through Parkour. A truly inspiring watch . . .



Parkour Generations on BBC’s The One Show

Tonight, Friday 22nd March, Affiliate and world leading professional parkour organisation Parkour Generations will appear on the BBC’s flagship The One Show.

The feature is a commemoration of the historic BBC Television Centre which closes this month as the BBC relocates to a new Regent Street site in central London. The TV Centre was the home of British TV for over 50 years, and was the location for many now-classic and timeless TV shows including Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses and of course the BBC News.

Parkour Generations choreographed and performed an action piece that will go out on The One Show, showing some of the UK-based team bringing parkour to the the entire grounds of TV Centre. The show airs at 7pm tonight on BBC One, so don’t miss it.

For more information on the Parkour Generations Academy and how to join any of their more than 20 regular weekly classes.