With Fugitive, adults learn to use fundamental patterns of moving to navigate real environments and situations, while continually growing within a community of hard working, fun loving people.
In weekly classes, we teach basic movement patterns involved in parkour, including running, jumping, rolling, swinging, and vaulting. Each week our classes focus on movements within one of these five categories, rotating through the categories every five weeks. There are multiple movements to be learned within each of the categories. Accordingly, while the category is the same for all classes held during a particular week, the drills, skills, locations, and techniques emphasized are different from class to class. Students may begin the rotation at any time.
It usually takes hours and hours of training, both in and outside of class, for a student to gain the requisite strength and control to be considered proficient at the entry level. We expect that students will be able to continue their training outside of our classes, by practicing at home, at meet ups, or with fellow classmates.
Equal in importance to skills and techniques are the core values we seek to instill: Respect, Commitment, Discipline, Responsibility, and Leadership. At the beginning of each class, we discuss how one of these values applies to the lesson that week. Without embracing these values, students will find that the skills are difficult to attain and are of little use once attained. We also want our students not only to look for ways to improve themselves, but also to look for ways to improve their communities. Each student therefore must volunteer for one of our service projects to become eligible for promotion.
When a student demonstrates, by the student’s performance, attitude, and conduct, that he or she has a solid grasp of the essential skills and embodies the core Fugitive values, the student will be invited into Level 2.
Students who have been promoted to Level 2 become eligible for additional classes, meet ups, and workshops. Those classes instruct and train students on more advanced movements and combinations of movements. Level 2 students also are eligible to take part in special events exclusive to the upper echelons. Advanced camps, field trips, nature training, parkour paintball, and night missions are just a few of the exciting things to look forward to as an advanced student.
Our program depends upon all of our students having a common understanding of terminology, philosophy, and values. That understanding is assured when students consistently attend classes and meet ups.
*The subject matter of class can consist of adult themes and adult language, and as such are not appropriate for children, easily offended, or sensitive people.