What is Parkour Generations?
Parkour Generations is a multi-award winning global organisation that provides training, education, performance, facility design and consulting for the stunning movement discipline of parkour or freerunning. Since 2005 our singular purpose has been to transmit the incredibly strong benefits and positive effects of this amazing art form, to help people everywhere achieve the full potential of their body and mind through movement. Comprised of founders, pioneers and principal developers of the discipline from across all generations, Parkour Generations brings parkour to the world.
We build better people through the transformative movement discipline known as parkour or freerunning. We do this through teaching, performing, educating, designing, consulting and building incredible communities all around the world.
Parkour is the ultimate holistic discipline, a true transformative practice that requires absolute unity of body and mind to overcome the challenges and tasks in one’s path. We think this principle of the integrated whole individual can and should be applied across every aspect of one’s life, from training to work, relationships, strategies and much more. Parkour is as much about mastery of one’s own life as it is about mastery of one’s own movement.
Parkour is you, stripped down and exposed to challenges, tasks and, often, your own fears and failings. But it also provides you with the tools and means by which to meet and overcome these things. Parkour training brings about a deep sense of self-knowledge, as you learn who you really are and what you are really capable of – not merely what you may be capable of. There can be no self-deception in parkour, no delusions of grandeur or false bravado. Either you can do the task or you cannot – and this honesty is what makes parkour such an incredible tool for gaining true self-knowledge, and then for progressing from there.
Founder / PKGen London
PKGen South Korea
For the past 6 weeks I have been attending a beginner's course with Parkour Generations. I can not describe how different I feel having completed it. There has been a trickle effect into all my other training, I feel more motivated, focused and ready to take on any challenges presented to me. I want to say a huge thank you to all the instructors and students for being such an inspirational group to train with.
The classes offered at PKGen London are excellent. I generally keep fit with gym and running etc. but after taking a class I am sore for days showing how intense and deep the workout is. Not only do you learn practical skills of balance and physical confidence through staged, increased difficulty but it is a great complement to other physical exercise building core strength and stamina. The teachers are all very competent and helpful; pushing you hard while finding exercises within your ability.
Best indoor place in London. Always changing and innovating. Filled with the best parkour practitioners and coaches you can find out there.
I've trained with Parkour Generations at the Chainstore for just over a year now and have been impressed by everything on offer. The coaches have a forward thinking approach ensuring progress for everyone attending, I've particularly enjoyed the S&C classes. There's also a great community feel to training there - no complaints!
100% Recommended!!! It’s been a long time since I’ve entered an exercise facility and have been SO impressed with. The first thing to hit me was the welcoming nature of everyone and the complete lack of ego. It creates an environment where you feel free to share, express, be creative, learn and try. Which leads me to the next point. Competent staff and coaches. Passionate and well trained in their own abilities and to bring out the best in others. And with the range of activities, classes and workshops here, there is something for everyone... almost literally everyone, no matter age or ability.
Being used to the Parkours / Freerunning facilities in the Netherlands I was amazed how this institute was set up. Very professional coaching here and we felt welcome right away. Thanks for having us guys and all the luck in the future!
Everyone at The Chainstore was super friendly and helpful right from the moment we arrived. The workshop was really challenging in a positive way, whilst being totally in tune with all of the group’s individual abilities. We left feeling tired, but buzzing from a great experience. People from the group are already talking about coming back for more.
My main aim in parkour is to build my upper body strength, to be able to perform at my peak. It’s incredible how many muscles you use, that you didn’t even realise you had when training parkour. I used to think that my upper body strength was fairly good, but it’s really put into perspective when you’re trying to climb a rope, traverse a ledge or even pull yourself up and over a wall after landing a cat leap. I would definitely recommend these sessions to anybody who is serious about moving forward with their training journey.
The Parkour & Movement Camp by Parkour Generations is such an amazing way to get inspired and improve your overall ability as well as getting some vacationing done. Great coaches, great team spirit and amazing environment feels so more rewarding when it’s well earned and you pay it with your sweat.