Under normal circumstances, we try to organise a range of sessions, providing an opportunity for
practitioners to train parkour in both a structured setting and organise additional informal sessions
to allow everyone time to focus on the aspects of training they care about.
However the current academic period contains turned out to be a lot more hectic than anticipated. It is
due to our unpredictable timetables, that we have focused on organising informal traning sessions. These
kinds of sessions are a melting pot of ideas, everyone is equal and can do whatever they want. These 'sessions'
aren't coached or structured, allowing for more self-discovery and creativity. There is usually someone
on hand to help people out with ideas and everyone is friendly! Training in a non-coached way is essential
for further development in parkour once you're passed the absolute novice stage.
Our primary goal is to build a thriving community of movers and fellow practitioners in Oxfordshire.
Feel free to use the Community Page to arrange your own
training sessions, meet other practitioners and ask any questions you may have!
As for cost - we run purely on donations, so there is no charge for joining or training! We do
need funds to go towards hosting and getting new members, so a small donation per session
(suggested: £2) goes a long way!
Final Note: None of our coaches are fully-qualified and are doing this as amateurs, falling somewhere above
moron but below expert. Participation and any advice from the coaches which you may take is entirely at your
own risk and you should manage the safety of everything you are doing yourself.
Introductory Beginner Coached Session
(age 14+, all comers)
Led throughout by one of our coaches, this session is designed for all abilities (we've had participants who are aged 49 and
overweight, so really anyone!) and covering the absolute basics of parkour. You'll get the
most out of it if you come each week as we build on what we learn, but still better to come irregularly than not at all!
Creative Outdoor Movement
(age 14+, Non Male)
Led by one of the coaches to take you from complete beginner to confident mover, this
session will introduce you to the basics of moving around an urban environment. Good
for you and your body, with reported benefits of getting stronger, burning calories,
becoming better at moving and improving your confidence. It will include jumping, vaulting,
balancing, climbing, and more. You'll get the most out of it if you come each week as we
build on what we learn, but still better to come irregularly than not at all!
There is no requirement of any physical ability - seriously! If you're scared of heights,
not very coordinated and can't do a press-up then that's fine, this is exactly what will
be worked upon.
Female and trans people welcome, the intention is to create a more comfortable environment
- more information here.
The coach will however be male as we do not yet have a female coach in Oxford.
(age 14+, all comers)
Led by one of the coaches, but not necessarily as structured as the introductory session, each session will be focussed on a particular
theme (-ish). This might be an attribute, like speed or silence; this might be a particular movement, like jumping/balancing/climbing;
this might be a style of session, like a conditioning or games or parkour nuit.
These sessions will be irregular as the time and location moves around depending on theme and coach's preference.
Turn up and move! This is a melting pot of ideas, everyone is equal and can do whatever they want. These 'sessions' aren't coached or
structured, allowing for more self-discovery and creativity. There is usually someone on hand to help people out with ideas and everyone
is friendly! Training in a non-coached way is essential for further development in parkour once you're passed the absolute novice stage.