Parkour Visions' academy programs are built on a cycle of progression and mastery that we believe is at the heart of parkour training. Progression is the intelligent ordering of challenge. It can mean scaling a challenge's difficulty or learning building-block skills in a particular order. Mastery is the ability to approach a particular challenge with confidence and perform it flawlessly.

Although there is a lot of technique overlap in parkour and freerunning, we've created two distinct class tracks in order to address the slightly different training focus required for developing more acrobatic skills. The parkour program focuses on problem-solving and speed. The freerunning program focuses on using parkour and acrobatic techniques as performance art. Students are welcome to take classes from both tracks. The goal of both programs is to teach skills and tools that can get you practicing within your ability level NOW, with more to look forward to in the future.

In order to advance to the next class level, students will need to demonstrate mastery of the material in their current class via standard level tests.

All students, no matter what their movement background, begin in Level 1, where they will learn basic movement patterns foundational for both parkour and freerunning.

In Level 2, parkour and freerunning programs begin to diverge. Both parkour and freerunning classes cover more dynamic, higher commitment movements. Students in Freerunning Level 2 will work on developing strength and air-awareness necessary for acrobatic techniques.

NOTE: Students and practitioners looking to take part in the PKV coach certification program must demonstrate mastery of all level 2 skills in parkour and freerunning.

In Level 3, parkour and freerunning programs diverge further. Students in parkour level 3 will work on honing skills and increasing strength, as well as applying technique in obstacle courses with time pressure, at height or in otherwise more risky environments, and other physical/mental challenges. Freerunning students will begin fully committing to acrobatic movements like flips.

The freerunning track addresses more complex acrobatic skills at Level 4.