Parkour With Abhishek

Parkour is the art of navigating effortlessly through obstacles. The aim is to get from one point to another in the most efficient manner. It is practised predominantly in an urban environment, providing a number of obstacles for a practitioner at almost any location.

At Delhi Rock we’ll break down Parkour into:

– Flexibility and balance

– Jumps (take offs and landings)

– Strength building and conditioning

– Obstacle assessment and navigation

Students will be taught to navigate through obstacles using moves like the wall-up, tic tac, the different variations of kongs, shoulder rolls, etc.

Practising Parkour enhances one’s agility, strength and the ability to make quick decisions while on the move. It takes some time to learn, but with regular training and conditioning – the world is our playground.

Since Parkour is intensely technical and physical, about 50% of the class will be focused on fitness and conditioning. So participants will get stronger and more flexible as they go, and be safely guided as they attempt more and more complex parkour moves.

Training safely is extremely important since the only equipment in Parkour is one’s own body. Students will be taught to assess obstacles, the environment and the moves they attempt in order to minimise the risk of injury. That being said, just as in any other sport like basketball or art like Karate, minor scrapes and bruises are inevitable.

We also anticipate doing a regular frequency of outdoor days, where participants will be able to practice their skills on new obstacles and terrains. Hopefully these will extend into parkour trips to  wonderful outdoor locations, seeding a great community of parkour enthusiasts based in Delhi.

ABOUT ABHISHEK

Abhishek has been practising and teaching parkour for six years. He is trained in karate (Okinawa Goju Ryu) and has learned yoga from Kaivalyadham in Mumbai.

He built a community of Parkour enthusiasts in Delhi and has been featured in ads and videos built around brilliant Parkour moves. He’s been written up by Red Bull, Men’s Health, Hindustan Times, and others!

If you’ve been looking for a completely different way to approach your body and our urban environment, in Abhishek you’ll find the perfect person to learn from! For more about him, check out:

YouTube, Instagram & Twitter: @highway247

SCHEDULE

SAT 11.30 – 1.00 PM

SUN 11.30 – 1.00 PM

If these timings do not suit you, please let us know! We are doing a small survey to figure out new mid-week timings, help us accommodate you by filling this out:

delhirock.com/pk

PRICING

Dropin fee
Rs 500

Monthly
Rs 2,500

Private session
Rs 1,800

For private sessions, please email us at team@delhirock.com to check for availability.

We accept cash at the gym, or you can pay us online.

NOTES

1) Your pass is valid for 1 calendar month from the date of purchase. They’re non-extendable, non-refundable and non-transferable.

2) Please inform us if you’re under 14 years of age. The class age section is ages 14+

3) If you are more than 10 minutes late for a class, you are not allowed to take it. This is for safety; warmups are important.

4) Attire is comfortable athletic clothing which permits arm and leg articulation. Sports shoes are a must. No zippers, jewellery or other things which can create injury. Nails must be trimmed close on hands and feet.

5) Please bring a water bottle for hydration. Each session is 90 minutes or more, so you should have eaten 1.5 to 2 hours earlier to have adequate energy for a good session.

6) If you have any cuts, wounds or blisters please wait for them to heal before taking a class.

CONTACT

EMAILteam@delhirock.com
TEL+91-11-46588444. Office hours are 3-9 pm every day.
ADDDelhi Rock, premises Nanaksar Gurudwara, opp res M-39 in GK2 (google maps)

14 thoughts on “Parkour With Abhishek”

  1. Commendable job by Anurag and his team,which puts even th e IMF into shame,who squeeze tons of govt grants for money spent by the coterie.
    Parkour is another feather in the cap of Delhi Rock.But incidentally why you term it as a country game.It is another name of Bouldering?
    Last month I had gone to Kila raipur(Ludhiana) to attend the Rural games,organised by an NGO (Grewal sports Society)for over 100 years.But with ban on cattle races,much of the fun has been cut.Wonder if the Delhi Rock could help in suggesting some events in the Rural Games,as the rural folks love to participate in games of strength and agility.The Delhi Tourism has also started Intl Kite Flying festival and now rural games like stappu,lattoo,kanche and tug of war.
    grat work Avinash and th team.
    Rgds
    Puri

  2. Thank you Capt Puri! So Parkour is a street sport which is not connected to climbing. Bouldering is something else altogether!

    Hmm… We’d love to be a part of suggesting activities for Rural Games, that sounds brilliant! Do let us know how we can help!

  3. Hello i want to join parkour but i am already 21 and never been into gym so not so fit. Can i join it now or should i hit gym first .

  4. Your age is not a problem; and the class includes a lot of conditioning. The best thing to do is to come in and try a class, talk to Abhi, and see how it goes!

  5. Unfortunately that’s too young! They can try climbing for kids though, if they like that, they could join our regular kids classes.

  6. Great, details on the class are above. You’re welcome to come by on Saturday at 11.15 AM to do a dropin (Rs 500) and see if you’d like to join the class regularly.

  7. I actually need to a learn a very specific trick concerned with parkour for a performance.Can I just take one or two classes for that?

  8. Hello,

    I’m 24 years old now and not very flexible, or fit for that matter. However, I am interested in Parkour as I have been informed that it increases focus, physical fitness and overall flexibility, along with being an exhilarating activity. Is there a minimum flexibility or fitness requirement to try it out? Very interested to know.

    Regards,

    Parth

  9. Hi Parth – great question. So yes, there is an important element of flexibility in parkour, both to avoid injury and to be able to do some of the basic moves. Agility and flexibility are super important.

    Do pop in on a Saturday or Sunday morning and try the class – 11.30 am at Delhi Rock, 500 rs drop-in fee.

    Anuraag

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