international event & Jam by Parkour Movement
>>> Check out the CHALLENGE HUNT we created for LEAP here <<<
Dear Parkour Community and Movement enthusiasts,
Take a LEAP with us: Parkour Movement’s yearly international event in Cologne takes place on the 10th and 11th of September ❣
Jam, Workshops and chilled vibes with special guests and international experts:
Aleksander ‚Sandi‘ Banovic
100% passion for Parkour.
50-80 Parkour & Movement enthusiasts gather in Cologne.
16 hours of Movement, Jam, training and exchange …
8 hours workshops with fresh material.
4 Coaches and international experts.
2 days packed with fine program.
✅ indoor homebase: places to eat, chill and sleep
✅ outdoor training: street spots and Parkour Parc
✅ Workshops, Jam and exchange with fine folks
✅ delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and a BBQ
✅ Specials like night missions, Challenge Hunt and much more!
JAM and CHALLENGE HUNT
The LEAP JAM is for free and will take place here at the Parkour Parc Gremberg (Parkour-Anlage). We will meet on saturday, 10th of september at 5pm and you will get the chance to expirience the Challenges Hunt for the first time:
-find a Team (3-5 people) and give yourself a name
-find the Challenges and „hunt them down“ by completing them in as little tries as possible (more points for less tries)!
-first team to complete all 10 Challenges gets to invent a new one (for all other teams to try)
-the team with the most points wins Parkour Movement T-Shirts
Details, questions and answers will be given at the event – better prepare and see you there!
Here you can see all Challenges the Parkour Community from Cologne came up with so far – now it is your turn:
PKMai is now LEAP
Impressions from our last international event in 2019:
Some impressions from our international event in 2019!
We invited international experts to bring fresh workshops for LEAP 2022:
As a linguist, puzzle aficionado, and parkour coach, I am introducing a fusion of all three components. Using movement (specifically parkour movement) as a coding language in order to communicate and get messages across. We will explore the different stages of learning and using a “language” or “code”, employing parkour movement as our building blocks, and we will play puzzle-riddle parkour games and missions based on that.
Natalia is a mover of a few disciplines, with parkour and climbing topping the list. In addition to coaching those two, she is also an experienced personal trainer, a certified medical interpreter, and a photographer. She has started her coaching career with Parkour Generations in Boston, USA (now working independently), and has since moved around the world attending various parkour and coaching events, both as a coach and a participant. Natalia’s looking forward to sharing her experiences and learning about yours!
PHRASING A LINE
This workshop is all about combining the realms of parkour and dance. You will learn to apply those movements and their concepts to obstacles in order to gain new perspectives on utilising your environment.
Besides moves like macaco, helicóptero and other inversions you will be confronted with the topic of breakfalling. All those learnings will lead us to beautiful improvisations and intricate parkour lines!
Ludwig is 26 years old and lives in Munich. He trains and teaches Parkour as a Coach for about nine years. Currently his research focuses on hand balancing, floor acrobatics and circus arts. In these fields he found various teachers and sources of inspirations in Nil Teisner, Emmet Louis, Kenan Dinkelmann, Tom Weksler, Marcello Palozzo and others. In his workshops Ludwig wants to share his knowledge and expirience in these disciplines to also get a fresh perspective on the Parkour practice.
Next to his practical research and training, he also studies the theoretical background of movement through the lense of sport science.
‘Funky techniques’ workshop aims to provide new tools and ideas. Focusing on experimenting with unusual movements, applying them in new areas and helping participants to find their own way of using them.
Matt was born and raised in Northern Ireland, but has spent the past 7 years moving around Europe working for circus and performance companies. After 13 years of parkour, he is currently specialising in the creative approach to movement.
Aleksander ‚Sandi‘ Banovic
In parkour world we like to practice in perfect conditions. Before training we put down our backpacks and excess clothing. We move in light sport clothes and shoes. We like to enjoy in sun and dry weather. But life is unexpected and chaotic and one might never know when he or she will use parkour for saving his/her (or others) life. In that case we don’t have time to put the things off or maybe we need the stuff we carry. What about injuries? Can you still move the same way with broken hand or foot? Can you save your friends and family from danger with parkour, even being injured? How well can you tolerate pressure and discomfort? Hopefully you will find out the answers and even more on forthcoming workshop.
Aleksandar ‘Sandi’ Banovic has been training for 13 years and started to coach around 8 years ago, all around Slovenia. He is a co-founder of Parkour Slovenija, a non profit organisation. And he is running the local non profit organisation ‚Sportno Drustvo Gibanje Postojna‘ located in his hometown Postojna. Last year Sandi wanted to level up his work and knowledge, so he accepted the invitation from Access Parkour and went there to work as full time Parkour coach. One of his training philosophies is to train with purpose, for life, with fun and not just for fun. As father of 5 children and 40 years old he also started to develop certain views: how to make parkour useful on different areas of life, how to help others and how to be more ready for chaotic circumstances of life.