Level 2 Parkour

The goal of Level 2 parkour classes is to develop more complex and dynamic movements and concepts and build the strength to train them.

  • Flow in movement
  • Improvisation
  • Finding/designing good challenges for self
  • How to teach yourself
  • Overcoming fear
  • Pull ups
  • Push up progression (planche, decline, etc)
  • One-leg squat variations
  • Gymnastics bodyweight training
    • handstands
    • tuck planche
    • front lever
    • skin the cat
    • l-sits
  • Climb up (strict)
  • Dynos
  • Dynamic jumps (plyos, strides)
  • High commitment vaults: kong, dash, speed, leaping/diving step outside leg lazy for distance, precision, GUP reverse
  • Wall pass
  • Vertical surface-focused tacs & pops
  • Lache
  • 180 cat
  • PK roll (flawless execution, from a drop, etc)

Students must demonstrate mastery of the parkour level 2 material before moving to parkour level 3 classes. In order to do so, they must take a standard parkour level 2 test. The test is pass/fail, and is scaled so that the most difficult movements on the test are first. Failure to complete any element of the test ends the test.

In order to qualify to take the test, students must demonstrate the following strength movements with perfect form:

  • Handstand on wall (nose to wall) 60 seconds
  • Tuck planche 10 seconds
  • Knees to elbows - 10 reps
  • 5 pull ups
  • 10 decline push ups with feet on knee-height obstacle
  • 5 one-leg (shrimp, first progression) squats each leg

Skills:

  • 180 cat between jugs at 1.5BL, climb up, top out, drop and roll. Repeat.
  • Wall pass 1.75x height, symmetrical climb up and top out. Repeat.
  • Lache to grab level bar at 1.25 BL. Repeat.
  • Plyo/stride: From standing start, 2 strides to precision for 4BL distance. Repeat.
  • Kong waist-high obstacle to cat on head height obstacle at 1BL. Repeat.
  • Speed/dash/hurdle over waist high obstacle, both sides.