JAM PARKOUR WORKSHOP
Coaches: Prozac, Ash, Teige
JAM kicked off its 2008 Parkour Workshop Program with
a 'SOLD OUT' event at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure
SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
Parkour workshops form the backbone of Worldwide JAMs
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
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.
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.
GREAT ARTICLES YOU SHOULD READ
it was on to the fun stuff!
drills the basics of balance and precisions
HEADS OF SPORT IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
If you want to build parkour into your student's
activities either during the day or as an after
school club. GET IN TOUCH
find out more about our workshops
us an email to:
FROM SESSION 2
download a larger version of this photo, CLICK
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.
Its great to see sports centres like Guildford
Spectrum getting behind the workshops and the young
people in the region.
his ever fluid, vaulting and roll technique.
it was up to his students to replicate.
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.