shecanTRACE is a Parkour Generations initiative to raise awareness about the vibrant, active female parkour and movement community. Fear of judgement or of failure can stop many women from taking part confidently in physical activities, fitness and movement training – but the powerful female parkour community shows that this doesn’t have to be the case. The initiative aims to inspire more women to get moving and explore their potential, and to shine a light on the existing strong, dedicated female parkour community.
Overcome is our outreach and social responsibility initiative that utilises the incredibly powerful vehicle of parkour movement training to help people overcome obstacles in their lives, be they physical, mental, social or indeed anything that hinders or impedes a full life for that individual. The philosophy of parkour is to see obstacles as opportunities for adaptation and improvement, to find a way through any terrain, and to embrace adversity as the vital catalyst for our own growth and self-mastery. Overcome is the application of that ultimately practical philosophy to any difficult, challenging or potentially adverse scenario in order to find a way forwards to reach a positive outcome for all involved. The obstacle truly IS the way.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is our environmental initiative, aimed at cleaning up our urban playgrounds as we move through, over and around these shared spaces. We collaborate with Planet Patrol to run jams and gatherings around the world to de-litter and raise awareness about recycling.
I have been impressed by not only their professionalism and dedication but also their ability to engage with the young people regardless of ability or background. The young people have each time commented on how much they have enjoyed the sessions and also on what they have learnt in such a short space of time. Also there is always a clear explanation of what parkour is about and the time and commitment needed to reach a high level. I would fully recommend using Parkour Generations as I am confident that their dedication and knowledge of parkour as well as their energy in the sessions provides a first class experience for young people.
The work that Parkour Generations did with the Key Stage 2 children on the workshop has inspired them in PE and across the curriculum. We have far more children with the appropriate PE kit now and even reluctant children are enthusiastic about parkour. The children were all engaged throughout the sessions and both coaches had a brilliant manner with them!