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Thursday, August 29
Join us for an adventure on the natural side of parkour, we will be exploring the boulder, fallen logs, cliffs and pools of whatcom falls park, one of the world's foremost natural parkour locations. If you love not just parkour but adventure in nature, this is the event for you. Come vault over logs, wall run along rock faces, and dive off cliffs with us.
- 11am: Leave Seattle from Green Lake Park and Ride (rides available; see below)
- 1:30pm: Arrive at Whatcom Falls Park and begin training
- 6pm: Dinner nearby at Fiamma Burger
- If you would like a ride from Green Lake Park and Ride, contact Rafe (360-441-5092) to reserve a spot.
- If you need a ride to the Green Lake Park and Ride, meet at 10am at Old Rainier Brewery. Please contact Curt (206-861-9937) to reserve a spot.
- Event will include about 4 hours of hiking, swimming, cliff diving, and tree running.
- Please bring water, snacks, a swimsuit, and a towel. If you forget anything, there’s a grocery store near the park.
- This event is appropriate for ages 11+ (kids must have a parent with them).
Friday, August 30
Every Friday, the Seattle parkour community comes together for an open jam. This week, we will train at "Rail Mountain," a 4-block long hill climb next to a housing development. Please be respectful of the residents and the environment. At Friday Jumps events, we aim for a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
8pm: Meet & Greet at MoveFree Academy (Redmond, WA)
Come and get to know our community! Free to the public and all skill levels. All ages are invited; however, to participate in open gym students must be 12+ and have a waiver completed.
Click here to register for the Meet & Greet (pre-register to save time at the door!)
Saturday, August 31
9am: Warm up and Intro to Parkour workshop at Freeway Park (Seattle, WA)
Led by Curt from Kong Academy. Welcome everyone! We want to make sure you all stay safe for a full day and weekend of activity and adventure so a proper warm up is crucial, But that doesn't mean warm ups have to be boring. Come learn parkour basics, play games, and make new friends. Let’s get ready to move! Meet at the Lower Fountain.
10:30-noon: Workshops at Freeway Park (Seattle, WA)
Jumping & Landing... Safely: Taught by Curt from Kong Academy. This workshop will teach, guide, and refine different landing postures and jumping techniques to help keep our jumpers safe for a day at Freeway Park. All ages and abilities are welcome. Meet at Lower Fountain.
Cats, Climb-ups, and Top-outs: Taught by Adam from Dynasty Fitness. Learn the process for climbing up and over a wall with strength based drills to reinforce technique and build muscle memory for clean and smooth cats, climb-ups and top outs. Meet at the south side of the Lower Fountain.
Flowshop: Taught by Cordelia from Parkour Visions. Come play some movement improv games that help you get out of your analytical head and into your body! Play with rolling, kicking, cartwheels, and connective movements over and under obstacles.
Appropriate for absolute beginners who want something low impact and experienced practitioners who want to smooth out their transitions. Meet at the Lower Fountain and walk to the North Fountain for the workshop.
2-5pm: Warm up, open jam, women & NB meetup, and kids' class at Freeway Park (Seattle, WA)
2-5pm Open jam: Come together to train together! Freeway is awesome for parkour, but please be aware and respectful of people using the park for other reasons. Meet at lower fountain, but as the jam goes on, spread to other sections of the park. Meet back at lower fountain at 4:30pm if you need a ride to Dynasty Fitness.
2:15-3:15pm Women & NB meetup: Connect with other women and non-binary people in this partly guided, partly free-form hour. We’ll warm up, play around, and find challenges to work on together. If you’ve never tried parkour, we suggest taking the Intro to Parkour Workshop at 9am. Meet at the Lower Fountain.
2-3pm Gibbons and Chimpanzees! Kids' Class: Taught by Curt from Kong Academy. Open to kids age 3-10 of all abilities. Learn, practice, and refine parkour movements together. We will be vaulting, jumping and rolling all over the place. Come drop off you child and feel free to join another meetup group, just don't forget to come back please. Meet at Lower Fountain.
6pm: Dinner and Challenge Night at Dynasty Fitness (Issaquah, WA)
Food and challenges at Dynasty Fitness. (Please bring your own food if you have special dietary needs.) For attendees staying at the gym, bring your overnight essentials. Quiet hours will start at 11pm.
Sunday, September 1
9am: Warm up and Intro to Parkour workshop at Gas Works Park (Seattle, WA)
Led by Ian and Eric. In this beginner’s introduction to parkour we will teach you the basics of vaults, quadrupedal movement, and rolls. These skills will enable you to navigate your environment in new and exciting ways! Meet at the playground/rail ramp.
10:30-noon: Workshops at Gas Works Park (Seattle, WA)
Ukemi: Rolls, Bails, and Recoveries: Taught by Adam from Dynasty Fitness. Want to try some new skills but are afraid to fall? Let's work on falls, rolls, and bails to help you gain confidence in more technical challenges. We will work on how to fall and bail to maximize bio-mechanical efficiency and reduce injury. Meet at the grassy area between the playground at the water.
Alive Parkour: Taught by Rafe from Evolve Move Play. Can a parkour athlete also have the open skill abilities, reactivity, toughness, and hand eye coordination of team sport and combat sport athletes? How do we build effective progressions to create true adaptive movement capacity, by adding games of chase, evasion, catching, and throwing to our parkour practice? Meet in the trees behind the restrooms.
Building Comfort in Basics: Taught by Bergan and Rami from MoveFree Academy. A solid physical and mental foundation is necessary for building more proficiency in advanced movement and a comfort in improvisation. This workshop will identify areas in your own movement that either involve more effort than needed, or lack of speed (if that's a specific focus for you) as well as identifying and putting into action strategies to help improve movement fluidity and efficiency. Meet at the tables by the bathroom.
2-5pm: Warm up, open jam, and games at Gas Works Park (Seattle, WA)
2-5pm Open jam: Be respectful of each other and the environment! Stay safe!
2:15-4:30pm Angels of Retaliation: Game hosted by Kong Academy. The hidden 13th constellation Ophiuchus was keeping serpentarius from devouring the universe, but through deception his stars have been scattered across the 12 constellations and that giant star snake is on his way! Earn a star through trials of strength, wit, and determination from each constellation to rebuild Ophiuchus and bring back balance to the celestials before it’s too late. Also there's a giant slip and slide. Meet on Kite Hill.
Small groups required: no more than 6 per group (to play the adventure). 2 hours of gameplay to complete the adventure.
Feel free to engage at stations without completing the full quest but please yield for players who are trying to complete the mission to go first.
6pm: Dinner on the beach at Golden Gardens (Seattle, WA)
Join us on the beach after a long weekend of training. Play on slacklines, relax in hammocks, and stuff your face with food. (Snacks provied--please bring your own if you have special dietary needs.) We’ll also set up some bars to play on for those who aren’t tired yet. Meet in the trees north of the bathhouse, near the playground.