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Guildford Spectrum
March 8th
Coaches: Prozac, Ash, Teige

Worldwide JAM kicked off its 2008 Parkour Workshop Program with a 'SOLD OUT' event at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex.

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Parkour workshops form the backbone of Worldwide JAM’s ongoing education strategy teaching the principles and fundamentals of the discipline to a rapidly growing global community now estimated at over 10 million.

Supported by local schools and colleges the workshop, which was the second to be staged in Guildford (the first being at the University of Surrey), attracted 90+ students over two, two hour sessions.

With 73% of the students being beginners, coaches Prozac, Ash and local traceur Teige were able to tailor the training accordingly. It was also refreshing to see so many younger students in attendance and a higher than normal turnout from female participants.

In the days leading up to the workshop, Spectrum management had received concerns from local businesses who had become zero tolerant to parkour due to the antics of a few local rogues.


Above: Prozac offers advice on how to prevent and overcome anti-parkour attitudes.

Subsequently Prozac kicked off proceedings with a quick talk about the need for traceurs to work more closely with the local residents and business communities.

And then it was onto the training. Teige got the blood flowing and muscles limbered with a 5 minute warm-up session which, by the looks on their faces, seemed to surprise many of the students.

As many who have attended Worldwide JAM Parkour Workshops in the past will know, our sessions do not concentrate on technique alone. We are also committed to getting people to understand how their bodies work and just how important physical fitness contributes to developing parkour skills. Increasing fitness and strength can also help reduce the chances of physical injury.

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....Then it was on to the fun stuff!


Above: Teige drills the basics of balance and precisions


TO HEADS OF SPORT IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
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Pic of students in the Guildford Spectrum Parkour Workshop
STUDENTS FROM SESSION 2
(To download a larger version of this photo, CLICK HERE)

Although not present at the event, Street Team's Brad Wendes is full of praise for Rob Mitchell of Guildford Spectrum for making a commitment to parkour. “In essence parkour can be seen as a fitness regime designed for young people by young people. Every month the global parkour population is growing by 10% and having safe places to train and teach parkour is absolutely crucial. It’s great to see sports centres like Guildford Spectrum getting behind the workshops and the young people in the region”.


Above: Prozac demonstrates his ever fluid, vaulting and roll technique.
Below: And then it was up to his students to replicate.




Above: Ash leads another set of students through the vault which also included a wall run.

In conclusion the workshop was a fantastic success. So much so that Rob Mitchell from Guildford Spectrum offered us a return visit as soon as it can be arranged.

Keep watching the Worldwide JAM website for further news about Guildford Spectrum 2.








 





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