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February 2009

FREE Winter Warmer Class Week 9

Winter Class this week will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 13 Feburary. Class will be hosted by Chris - the weather is looking to be clear and cold so get out and train!
No Booking - Simply turn up.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.

January 2009

FREE Winter Warmer Class Week 7

Winter Class this week will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 30 January. Class will be hosted by the latest addition to GPC - Scott Houston.
No Booking - Simply turn up.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.





Winter Class this week will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 23 January. Class will be hosted by Zeno.
No Booking - Simply turn up.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.





GPC Free Winter Class Week 5!

Winter Class starts back this weeks will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 16 January. Class will be hosted by Chris.
No Booking - Simply turn up.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.






Happy New Year!

We hope you had a good festive season and have enjoyed a few training sessions in the snow.
The Glasgow Parkour Community prospered in 2009 and we hope for another busy year with plenty of new traceurs joining the new community.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching has had some additions to the group and is gearing up for another busy year of classes. Head over to the coaching site to find out more.

Snow Training

The adverse weather has been a good challenge for training, please check out this video by Chris and Scott if you are needing some motivation! -

Free Saturday Class

The winter Warmer class will restart on Saturday 16th January - Details and location coming soon.

December 2009

GPC Free Winter Class Week 4! - Saturday 19 December

ThisWeek's will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 19 December.Class will be hosted by Chris.
No Booking - Simply turn up.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.




Online Store NOW OPEN!

You can now purchase the Glasgow Parkour T-shirts from the Online Store which appears in the main menu.

The store will be expanding with new designs and clothing in the New Year - in the meantime why not treat yourself to a wee christmas present!

GPC Free Winter Class Week 3! - Saturday 12 December

ThisWeek's will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 12 December. Class will be hosted by Omercan.
No Booking - Simply turn up.









November2009

GPC Free Winter Class Week 2!

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's first free 'Winter Warmer' class this morning was a great success. A real mix of practitioners turned up for some fun and challenging training.

Next Week's will meet at 11am sharp at St Enoch Underground on Saturday 5 December. No Booking - Simply turn up.

GPC Free Winter Class

Glasgow Parkour Coaching's free 'Winter Warmer' class to encourage members of the community to continue their training over the cold and wet winter months launches next week. Class is open to anyone of any level and if you feel you may struggle to stay motivated over winter this is the perfect opportunity to continue your training.

First class will meet at 11am at St Enoch Underground on 28 November. No Booking - Simply turn up

The class will have a relaxed (but still challenging!) atmosphere and will focus on movement-based fitness work and games.The aim is to provide a different style of training in new and different locations to keep training fresh and motivated over the winter.
Class will run till 1pm to allow time to catch up with the usual Saturday Jam afterwards.
Head over to Glasgow Parkour Coaching to check out the details.

October 2009

Glasgow Parkour T-Shirts

The first line of t-shirts featuring two different designs are now in and will be ready for sale shortly - a mock-up can be seen below.

Watch this space for the online store coming very soon.

Merchant City Playground Success!


Thanks to all who turned out for the Merchant City workshops, the event was a great success!
There was a real sense of community and good fun among existing and new practitioners and every person left with big smiles and tired muscles!
Special thanks go out to Blane and all the coaches for making this event a special one!

September 2009

Merchant City Playground Approaches

TheThe Merchant City Playground(see below) workshops on the 26th and 27th of September are fast approaching - please dont forget to get your place booked before it fills up!

Details are Here.

Blane from Parkour Generations is joining us for what is looking to be a very exciting community event. The Coaching team is anticipating a very busy weekend!
As mentioned previously our the Saturday 26th sessions will run in conjuction with the One Giant Leap Jam Against Climate Change organised by Sandbag.org and Parkour Generations .

Also at the Merchant city Festival the first Glasgow Parkour Tshirts will be going on sale - designs and prices coming very soon.

Glasgow Parkour Coaching builds...

Glasgow Parkour Coaching has another busy season ahead with the Youth Academy starting back along with some new school and community projects in the coming month.
Keep an eye on glasgowparkourcoaching.com for details coming soon.
To cope with demand the coaching team has been expanding and developing over the summer - again more details to follow on the coaching site.

August 2009

One Giant Leap Jam against Climate Change

At The Merchant City Playground(see below) our Saturday Open session will run conjuction with the Global Jam Against Climate Change organised by Sandbag.org and Parkour Generations .

To a traceur, the environment is everything, on a local and a global scale.

There will be reps from Sandbag there on the day promoting the issue and with Parkour Communities worldwide hosting their own events on the day we hope that this raises awareness of this serious issue and that the Glasgow Parkour Community can contribute something positive to this cause.

With summer drawing to a close, there are some exciting new projects in the pipeline for Autumn.

Merchant City Festival with Blane and GPC

On 26th/27th of September Glasgow Parkour Coaching will be running Parkour workshops and open sessions at The Merchant City Festival on a purpose built structure.

Chris has been quietly working away at organising this event and we can now announce that as well as the GPC coaches we will be joined by Chris 'Blane' Rowat of Parkour Generations for the weekend.

We are hoping the event will bring together the community with a mix of open jam sessions and beginners workshops on the structure(which is looking HUGE.)
Details of booking etc. can be found at glasgowparkourcoaching.com

Tramway Youth Academy

Although no date is set - our regular weekly Youth Academy at the tramway will be starting again sometime in september - please watch out on glasgowparkourcoaching.com for details.

Summer Wraps Up!

With one of the hottest summers on record it's been great to see so many traceurs, old and new attending the regular jams. Please try to keep up this level of training ion the winter when the weather becomes a real test of discipline for any traceur.

Good Luck and Safe Training.

Chris Grant The Glasgow Parkour Coaching Team.

April 2009

Spring Gathering a Success


Saturday's Spring Gathering saw almost 70 traceurs, old and new, brave the rain to attend a fantastic day of training, fun and cameraderie.

The community spirit and sense of fun and hard work on show was incredible and the day was enjoyed by all. It was great to see such a mix of practitioners band together to exchange and learn.

Special shout out to the guys from Belfast,Newcastle,Edinburgh and The Borders who made the long trip to Glasgow for the day. We hope to see you again for the next gathering! Thanks to all the coaches and runners for taking their time out of their own training to help the day run smoothly.
Photoset to follow soon.


The SPRING GATHERING 09' takes place tomorrow starting at Rottenrow Gardens at 11am sharp.
With practitioners coming from all over Scotland, the North of England and Ireland the day is looking to be a busy one.
We hope to see you all there for some fun,safe training and look forward to making this event special for everyone involved.
The Glasgow Parkour Coaching Team.

March 2009


On Saturday April 4th we will be having a mass gathering and jam.
The Glasgow Parkour Coaches will host a mass warm up and then serve as runners to take smaller groups around some of the best spots of the city.

This is designed for anyone and any level of practitioner and we hope to make it the biggest community gathering in SCotland.
Please come along to exchange and share ideas and spread the word!

Information is on this page -
SPRING GATHERING 09'


January 2009

Happy New Year.

From all at Glasgow Parkour we would like to welcome in what is shaping up to be an exciting year for our community.
08 has seen the Glasgow community prosper and progress and has seen Parkour find its way into mainstream education through Glasgow Parkour Coaching in Glasgow as well as the guys in Coatbridge and many organisations further afield doing their work to teach and spread the word in a more formal capacity.

At this time of year it's important to look to the year ahead with an open mind, and a strong spirit.
Parkour as an established sport is progressing very rapidly and with the strength and integrity of the worldwide community as well as our smaller local communities we hope that true spirit and training of Parkour can be spread.
On a more individual level, we wish everyone safe and prosperous training this year.


December 2008

Christmas Approaches

We're only a few weeks away from the end of the year, and it's been an amazing year for the Glasgow Parkour Community with workshops, countless busy jams and visits from loads of traceurs from all over the country and further afield.
This year the community has started to get the recognition it deserves. we hope to keep up the great attitude and training in the new year.
As the cold sets in we would encourage you to keep training and not have too many mince pies over the holidays!
Have a great Christmas!

New Videos

Some new videos have been added to the site from Chris,BJ and Zeno. Check out the media section.

Parkour Generations Workshop in Glasgow

The Parkour Generations Workshop in November went exeptionally well with a grea turn out from the commnuity and some new practitioners emerging.

Glasgow Parkour would like to extend their thanks on behalf of the community to Johann,Stephane,Thomas,Chris and Andy for making the trip up and sharing their knowledge.


November 2008

Parkour Generations Workshop in Glasgow

This Wednesday 19th November a group of coaches from Parkour Generations will be running a workshop in promotion of Mirror's Edge , a new game which heavily features Parkour.
The workshop will be held at Bellahouston Leisure Centre from 6pm till 9pm.

To try to make it as easy as possible for everyone to attend, Glasgow Parkour are arranging a mass meet up at Ibrox Underground Station at 515pm before the event - we will run from the station to Bellahouston at 530pm.

You can find out more on the forums in this thread.

Parkour Generations are the foremost teaching organisation in the world, and have been responsible for much of Chris, Zeno and BJ's training which is at the core of Glasgow Parkour Coaching's workshops and classes.

This is a great opportunity and experience for our community and we hope you can all attend!


September/October 2008

Permanent Youth Workshops at the Tramway

With the success of the summer workshops, a permanent parkour class for young people is starting at The Tramway this week, with two sessions:
Tuesday 14th at 3.30 -5pm and Sunday 19th 3-4.30.
The sessions will then continue weekly on Sundays from 3-4.30 until mid December and then pick up again in the New Year.

To book, please contact the Tramway box office on 08453303501
Classes are first come first served, so please book in early!

These workshops are great progress for the Scottish Parkour community, as it is one of the first permanent youth classes in the country.


Gravity Style/Prodigal Theatre visit

The Prodigal Theatre show and workshops at Merchant City Festival were a great success. Our thanks go out to The Urban Playground team for sharing their knowledge and creating a new and positive awareness for our community.
The Glasgow Parkour community thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and many new people were introduced to Parkour over the weekend. We are extremely grateful for UPG's time.

If you have found your way here as a result of these shows, feel free to browse around and check out the forums if you would like to meet up with like minded people.

If you are interested in learning Parkour please go to glasgowparkourcoaching.com.

Glasgow Parkour Youth Academy

As a result of the workshops for young people in The Tramway over the summer, a permanent weekly youth academy is in the process of being set up and will hopefully be up and running by the end of October. A weekly class for young people will hopefully bring some new members to the community and allow them to learn in the correct manner.

Keep an eye on this site for details - as soon as the class is ready to launch it will be announced here.

August/September 2008

Gravity Style/Prodigal Theatre visits Glasgow

As part of the Merchant City Festival on September 27 and 28 Prodigal Theatre and Gravity Style will be bringing their show 'The Urban Playground' to Merchant Square in Glasgow, as well as running workshops and open sessions for the public and the Glasgow Parkour community.
Gravity Style is the organisation ran by Malik Diouf and Charles Perriere, who were part of the original Yamakasi group.
This is a good opportunity for recognition of our community and a chance to train with some of the orginators.
Visit TheUrbanPlayground.co.uk for more information.
Chris Grant and BJ recently took part in a promotional shoot for the show, which featured in the Scotsman, The Evening Times and on the BBC website. A short video promo for the Merchant City Festival can be seen here featuring footage from the shoot.

Summer comes to an end....

As summertime closes its doors, we encourage every member of the community to keep up their training and progress which has been exceptional over the last few months. Some real good progress has been made, new areas discovered and some great footage has emerged - check out the new videos which have been added to the 'media' section of the site.
There's also couple of new articles that have been written over the summer by Mick McKeen and BJ Lang. Good reading for late winter nights!
Check out the articles page
As the winter kicks in, we're in for another season of testing discipline in training, and working hard in the harsh weather. Good Luck and Safe Training!

Glasgow Parkour Coaching

Glasgow Parkour Coaching have had a good season with various youth projects taking place in the Tramway, Balloch and around various areas outside of Glasgow.
The Tramway project in particular was a great success with numbers doubling in the classes in the space of 4 weeks and there are now wheels in motion to set up a permanent weekly youth class.

The adult classes are also now in full swing, with a good bunch of regulars progressing extremely well.
Check out the coaching site for more.

July 2008

Parkour Workshops at the Tramway

For the next 4 weeks(starting July 22nd) Glasgow Parkour Coaching will be hosting a series of workshops in the Tramway on the southside of Glasgow. Chris will be heading up the coaching.
Workshops are free for young people and are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm and the adult class is on Thursdays 7pm-9pm.
A small scaffolding structure is being built for the classes which should lead to some interesting movement work.
The Tramway are dealing with bookings for the class, and details can be found here.

June 2008

Summer Training in full swing

The last few weeks have seen the community in Glasgow absolutely thriving and it's great to see a massive amount of people out training every week and exchanging ideas.
There seems to be a real sense of progression among the Glasgow traceurs and the last few weeks have seen everyone really stepping it up.
Enjoy the sun while it lasts, and don't forget to try and hold that same motivation when the Scottish weather returns to rain and wind.

At the coaching end, there has been growing interest from various communites and local authorities and Glasgow Parkour Coaching looks set to be spreading the word throughout the summer to places and people that can't be reached by the main community of traceurs.
It's great to see insitutions and organisations recognising the potential of Parkour and the Glasgow community.

More news on late summer events to follow.......
Chris Grant

April 2008

Scotland-Wide Workshop Day a Success


About 45 traceurs turned out in force last saturday for what was possibly the biggest gathering ever in Scotland.
The workshop went really well, with everyone pushing themselves really hard and the coaches doing a great job communicating and exchanging ideas.

Two rough video edits from Zeno and Chris Grant's footage can be seen here andhere.
There was some professional filming done on the day and a 'proper' edit will be released soon.

Thanks to all who came along, it was a great day and great to see the Scottish community training together.

March 2008

Scotland-Wide Workshop Day

We've decided to organise a workshop day in Glasgow using all of the Glasgow Parkour coaches to allow us to share our knowledge with communities from all over Scotland.

The workshop will be open to anyone of any level - come along wether it's you're first day or you have been training for years. We will be designing a training programme to cater for everyone.

For full details click here and please read the information carefully!

To discuss or find out more also check out this thread on the forums.

Borne Magazine

The Glasgow Parkour coaches recently took part in an article for Borne Magazine which has been published this month.

The article can be viewed here and the whole issue can be seen at bornemagazine.com which also has a list of stockists if you want to pick up a free copy.







National Theatre of Scotland Project comes to an end.

This week Chris Grant completed the project with the NTS in Port Glasgow.
The shows were met with an overwhelming response by the people of Port Glasgow and the wider Inverclyde community. Local community education officers and The minister for Culture were present at the shows.

The presence of Parkour within a high profile theatre company really gave our art some recognition and broke the misconceptions among the arts community.
This project has hopefully opened the flood gates to bring in more parkour into commmunity education and the arts sector.

Chris Grant would personally like to express his thanks to all the pupils involved. They have really matured and developed some life skills through this work, and he is extremely proud of every individual involved.

Mick McKeen added to the Glasgow Parkour Representatives

Mick is an old school member of the community with a martial arts background who has really stood out over the past couple of years with his enthusiasm for exchanging parkour with new practitioners.
Since joining the Glasgow Parkour Coaching apprentice class his skills have really started to shine through and it is with pleasure that he becomes an official representative of our community.

February 2008

glasgowparkour.co.uk revamp!

As you can see the site has had a revamp, to coincide with the look of the newly launched glasgowparkourcoaching.com.

Along with the new look,a new articles and a new 'what is Parkour?' have been added to the site. The new 'definition' of Parkour is we feel what best represents the open views of the Glasgow Parkour Representatives and hopefully the community as a whole.
Glasgow Parkour t-shirts will also be going on sale in the next few weeks featuring the new graphics - you can see a preview of the tees here
The launch co-incides with the 3rd birthday of this site - Glasgow has had a strong community for a number of years and I hope the website remains a good resource.

Chris Grant

glasgowparkourcoaching.com launches

Glasgow Parkour Coaching is an established group of glasgow traceurs who provide services to teach and display the true discipline of Parkour.

As the demand for coaching around Glasgow and Scotland grows, glasgowparkourcoaching will be present to deal with the demand in an official capacity.

Please check out glasgowparkourcoaching.com.