When and why you began Parkour: I found out about parkour after watching a documentary about it and finding some videos on YouTube. I began Parkour in 2014 at the Pavilion Dance sessions and wanted to get into it because I thought It looked cool and I wanted to do some of the things I had seen…
Luke is a Parkour enthusiast from Poole. Luke started training parkour back in 2012 when he saw Scott and some local athletes doing a performance in Bournemouth Square to advertise the newly-starting Pavilion Dance parkour sessions. Luke started attending the sessions and made friends with a lot of the other students. He started to practise…
Max is a Parkour enthusiast from Bournemouth. He started Parkour in 2012 after a friend took him to a coached Train Hard Parkour session in Bournemouth. Max absolutely loved that session and started going regularly. Soon, going to these sessions every Saturday for two hours wasn’t enough, so he began meeting up with people and…
When and why you began parkour: Liam first started parkour in 2005 after seeing the Channel 4 documentary Jump Britain. It immediately appealed to him (being a gymnast), since he was able to take the strength and acrobatic skill he’d gained in the gym and use it as the building blocks to a completely new…
When and why you began parkour: Alec began practicing parkour back in 2006 but didn’t think of it as anything more than just having fun and going on adventures with his friends. It all started by seeing Dan Pierce doing flips off of apparatus and benches in a park. Alec was instantly hooked and would train…
When and why did you begin parkour? Will began parkour some time in 2008 when he was 12 years old. It was purely as a fun activity to do with his friends. He started practicing parkour before he even knew what the term meant, as he and his friends would vault tables, fences and generally…
When and why you began parkour: David began parkour in 2006, just informally jumping around school with his friends. In 2007, David went to his first coached session at Dorchester YMCA. There isn’t much else to say aside from that… it was great and David hasn’t stopped since! David’s nystagmus (involuntary movement of the eye)…
When and why you began Parkour: Ollie began parkour in 2010. Before this, he played Tennis for 7 years and had been in competitions and really enjoyed it. At this time, he knew about Parkour as a few of his best friends had been doing it for a few years at Dorchester YMCA. Ollie decided…
When and why you began Parkour: Daniel started Parkour 2007 ago because of his older brother who introduced him to it. Daniel really enjoyed it and has been practicing it ever since. When and why you began coaching: Daniel was about 13 years old when he started coaching. He was offered a chance to coach…
When and why you began parkour: Alex discovered parkour back in 2009. He used to watch a lot of freerunners training at a local gymnastics centre after his gymnastics class. A year later, Alex began attending the sessions. It was here that Alex became inspired by the practice and began to regularly train outside as…
When and why you began parkour: Jack began Parkour around 2012 after originally seeing a few films and TV adverts with Parkour featured in them. Jack also came across several Parkour videos on YouTube and that’s what really motivated him to try it. When and why you began coaching: Jack began coaching because he enjoys…
When and why you began parkour: Leon first got involved with parkour back in 2010 after hearing about a club being run in his local town. This club was run by Train Hard in its earlier years and it is through this that Leon met Jackson Turner and became involved in the budding local parkour…
When and why you began Parkour: Fin began Parkour in 2011 at the Pavilion Dance South West classes run by Scott Jackson (which Fin now assists in running). Fin started looking for a sport or hobby which he could enjoy and hopefully become good at. After Fin read a description of Parkour, he instantly knew…
When and why you began parkour: Ellis started parkour in 2011, and has enjoyed his journey ever since! He began parkour when his friend (and now fellow Train Hard coach) introduced him to classes in Bournemouth run by Scott Jackson. Ellis found the first couple of classes he attended to be the most physically active…
When and why did you begin parkour?: Viv started parkour in 2011 when she first met Scott. She would join his classes at Pavilion Dance when she came to visit him in Bournemouth. After a few sessions, Viv realised how fun it was and found herself doing things to make herself stronger to become better…
When and why you began parkour: Back in 2009, Carly used to register and take payment for Train Hard’s sessions, whilst Jackson coached. Carly would then either sit and watch the session or go and fill the time elsewhere. After a few weeks of this she thought, “there’s no harm in joining in…”, and she…
When and why you began parkour: Danny started to train back in 2006/7. When he started he didn’t really know what he was training for, he just did it because he loved movement and wanted to challenge himself. While training, Danny bumped into Jackson Turner who then passed on more knowledge to him about what…
When and why you began parkour: Jackson began Parkour around 2004/2005; his initial foray into training involved a lot of somersaults and tricks. Back then it was difficult to find credible information about parkour and the most popular online forum at the time did not promote a healthy approach to training (either physically or mentally).…
When and why you began parkour: Scott began parkour back in 2006 after his brother introduced him to it for a school media project. At the time, Scott was a national-level trampolinist and was gradually losing the passion for the sport due to its competitive nature. After training with his brother for a couple of…
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