Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Free Flow Academy Class Description - PARKOUR/FREERUNNING

Parkour - Parkour is a movement discipline that involves running, jumping, climbing, vaulting, and acrobatics.  Parkour was developed by a group of 9 athletes in France called the Yamakasi.  They revolutionized the way many people and fitness professionals view the human body; what it is capable of doing and becoming.  Parkour could be seen as a crossbreed between rock climbing, gymnastics, and martial arts, and is considered a functional fitness modality.  The purpose of Parkour is to overcome any obstacle in your path as efficiently as possible.  Parkour is used extensively in films/movies and stunt work, however it is highly useful in survival scenarios.  Fire brigades, military, and law enforcement agencies have incorporated Parkour programming into their training as a way to raise the bar in overall fitness, and utility in the field.  Parkour is also an organized sport in some countries, and is rapidly growing as a worldwide recognized sport.  Sporting events are similar to track meets, in that challenges range in a variety of "events" that are specific to jumping, vaulting, bar work, or speed courses.  Other competitions resemble "American Ninja Warrior" type events. Spartan/Tough Mudder racers, and fans of American Ninja Warrior often train in Parkour to get the edge on their competition.



Freerunning - An offshoot of Parkour, Freerunning is a movement discipline developed by Sebastian Foucan.  Freerunning is a crossbreed of Parkour, Gymnastics, and Tricking.  Freerunning emphasizes more self expression, rather than efficient movement.  Freerunning is gaining popularity as a sport, which involves flow work and more extreme style stunts and tricks.




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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Summer Camp Itinerary

Free Flow Academy Camp Rules
Know Before You Come!
All students are “Challenged by Choice” and will have the option of participating or sitting out.  If they choose to not participate in an exercise due to fatigue or injury, they can sit out of the exercise, or call their parents to be picked up.  We allow certain times for open gym, and students not participating in the exercises will not be eligible for open gym privilege.  Camps are designed for practicing and fine tuning the fundamentals, as well as allowing plenty of time for students to play and connect with each other.  Please have your child dressed in proper work out attire (comfort fitted shorts or pants, low soled shoes, and comfort fit tee or tank).  Please pack high calorie nutritiously dense snacks and/or lunch.  Students will train at a steady pace throughout the day.  It is not our goal to send them home considerably exhausted or fatigued, unable to come back the next day.  They will have vigorous training, as well as steady low impact training, creating a good balance that should be able to sustain them throughout the entire day, as well as the week.  Considering students are at varying fitness levels, we ask the students to pay heed to their own bodies signals, and to work at a challenging but sustainable pace.  If a student feels fatigued, they should not attempt new movements.  Proper hydration and caloric intake is a must throughout the day.  All other gym rules apply during camps.  Those rules can be found at the following link: http://freeflowacademy.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-member-rulessafety-orientation.html


Camp Itinerary

6/12-6/16, 7/24 – 7/28 – Parkour & Freerunning (Half Day/Full Day Schedule)
8am – Half Day (HD) Campers Arrive/Warm up/Game/Open Gym
9am – Full Day (FD) Campers Arrive/Half Day Campers take Break
9:15am – Skill Building Game
9:40am – Break
9:45am – Parkour Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions)
10:45am – Snack/Break/Open Gym
11:00am – Freerunning Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions)
12:00pm – HD Campers go home/FD campers take lunch break
12:30pm – Parkour & Freerunning Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions)
1:30pm – 2pm – Open Gym
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Game
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Conditioning & Flexibility

6/19 – 6/23 – Parkour & Tumbling (Half Day/Full Day Schedule)
8am – Half Day (HD) Campers Arrive/Warm up/Game/Open Gym
9am – Full Day (FD) Campers Arrive/Half Day Campers take Break
9:15am – Skill Building Game
9:40am – Break
9:45am – Parkour Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions)
10:45am – Snack/Break/Open Gym
11:00am – Tumbling Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Rolls, Cartwheels & Roundoffs, Front/Back Walkovers & Kickovers, Handsprings, Front/Back Tucks, Hand Balancing)
12:00pm – HD Campers go home/FD campers take lunch break
12:30pm – Parkour/Tumbling Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions, Rolls, Cartwheels & Roundoffs, Front/Back Walkovers & Kickovers, Handsprings, Front/Back Tucks, Hand Balancing)
1:30pm – 2pm – Open Gym
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Game
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Conditioning & Flexibility

7/17 – 7/21 – Parkour & Martial Arts/Self Defense (Half Day/Full Day Schedule)
8am – Half Day (HD) Campers Arrive/Warm up/Game/Open Gym
9am – Full Day (FD) Campers Arrive/Half Day Campers take Break
9:15am – Skill Building Game
9:40am – Break
9:45am – Parkour Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions)
10:45am – Snack/Break/Open Gym
11:00am – Martial Arts Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Threat Analysis, Conflict Diffusion, Straight Strikes, Hooking Strikes, Straight Blocks, Hooking Blocks, Standup Defense, Ground Defense, Hard & Soft Weapons)
12:00pm – HD Campers go home/FD campers take lunch break
12:30pm – Parkour/Martial Arts Skill Building (Stations will include any/either of the following skill sets:  Vaults, Bars, Acrobatics, Precisions, Threat Analysis, Conflict Diffusion, Straight Strikes, Hooking Strikes, Straight Blocks, Hooking Blocks, Standup Defense, Ground Defense, Hard & Soft Weapons, Tactical Escape)
1:30pm – 2pm – Open Gym
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Game
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Conditioning & Flexibility


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Free Flow Media Academy - Stunt Program Itinerary

This is a partial itinerary of our upcoming Spring Film & Stunt Program.  The full 12 week itinerary is provided to students signed up for the program. 










Tuesday, January 3, 2017