Please be aware there will be no classes in Plymouth or Kingsbridge tomorrow due to the bank holiday Monday.
Street Motion Easter Gathering 2017 Date on the handout before the holiday was a misprint. New date will be Sunday 7th May. The Easter Gathering is back for the 3rd year and this time in addition to all the usual awesomeness you will have unlimited access to our new sprung floor for the duration of the event. Because we will not be able to use the additional hall space this year that is now occupied by iBounce, we will have to drastically reduce the number of tickets for this event to prevent it feeling overcrowded. To enable as many of you to attend as possible whilst still limiting numbers we are going to essentially run two Easter Gatherings back to back on the same day with a maximum of 25 participants in each. The early session will run from 11am to 3pm and the later session from 4pm to 8pm. Tickets are only valid for the time slot they have been booked for so be sure to book early if you want to get tickets to the same time as your friends have booked! Tickets only available on-line via our web shop here: https://www.streetmotion.co.uk/shop/19-events
Despite South Dartmoor Academy being closed until Friday, the Ashmoor Sports Centre which includes the shared sports hall and gymnasium will be open this evening so our Ashburton Street Motion Freerunning session will take place as usual in the gym at 15.45 -16.45.
Saturday Parkour & Freerunning Sessions Exeter It's an incredibly exciting time to be part of Street Motion right now; iBounce trampoline park have begun building next door to us (we cant wait for it to open!) and we've got a new slightly larger space because of this at the other end of the ESA sports hall. The days are getting longer and the evenings are getting lighter, spring is undeniably on it's way! However, there's no time to sit back and relax as we've been very busy preparing for the launch of our Saturday sessions. Our Saturday Parkour/Freerunning session timetable is distinct and separate to our weekday evening timetable and offers a number of new classes in Exeter which are available on a casual drop in basis and are not part of our membership plans. Freerunning 4-5 years | 12.45pm – 1.30pm | £8 Freerunning 6-9 years | 1.30pm – 2.30pm | £10 members // £12 Non-Members Family Class (Kids & Parents) 7+yrs | 2.30pm – 3.30pm | £5 per person (min. 2) - Members // £6 per person (min. 2) - non members Wildcard Session (Intermediate/Advanced) 12-24yrs | 4pm – 5pm | £8 members // £10 Non-Members Early Open Session (Unstructured/Advanced) Ages 9+ | 5pm – 6.30pm | £8 members // £10 Non-Members 3 Hour Open Session (Unstructured/Advanced) Ages 9+ | 5pm – 8.00pm | £14 members // £15 Non-Members Late Open Session (Unstructured/Advanced) Ages 9+ | 6.30pm – 8.00pm | £8 members // £10 Non-Members As you can see, there are some brand new classes which are all part of our ambition to make Parkour and Freerunning more inclusive. During the new Family Classes, parents are invited to train along with their kids [...]
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Often neglected in particular by younger practitioners, strength training in parkour is a tool which can unlock untapped potential not just for bigger jumps, faster climb-ups and higher flips, but also for all-round competence and speed. ‘Be strong to be useful’ was a term coined by Georges Herbert in the 1950s regarding efficiency on the battlefield during warfare, and though now considered more recreation than a necessity for survival, it has had a massive imprint on parkour – in the ethics followed by generations of practitioners and even in higher-end establishments in the scene such as etre forte. So why is training your body outside of usual practice often considered unnecessary by a large portion of the parkour scene, despite its endless benefits? Karol clearing a jump in Plymouth Though most would say training specific to parkour movements is all your body requires, it just isn’t plausible to reach the body’s full potential in terms of covering every significant muscle and giving growth for strength. As training methods in parkour are seemingly never completed using a methodical sets/reps system as workouts and gym structures follow, it is no guarantee that muscles will be used and strained enough for the significant strength gains required to increase size in jumps/climbs and therefore gains in competence. For example, if a practitioner trains jumps (precisions, plyometrics, cat grabs, flips) more often than climbs / climb-ups / dynamic plyometrics and vaults, there is going to be a less significant increase in the efficiency of the upper body movements than lower body ones. This is where, for a well-rounded practitioner, it may be a necessity to use a more structured routine in order to increase strength and maintain technique [...]