Art du Déplacement / Parkour
By MOVE Academy Singapore
Rediscover the joy of movementat MOVE Academy Singapore. Based on the roots of Art du Déplacement and Parkour, you will build a strong body, mind and spirit through movement.
Art du Déplacement (ADD) is French for "the art of movement". ADD was born in the suburbs of Paris during the late 1990s, amongst a group of young people connected by friendship and family. At first they played together with tests of their strength and agility. Over time, in a spirit of mutual encouragement and emulation to grow stronger and go further beyond their limits, they developed a rigorous training system of specific exercises and targeted techniques to prepare themselves for feats requiring increasingly higher levels of physical and mental mastery. As time went on, the group divided over different interests and three related threads of the discipline emerged — ADD, Freerunning, and Parkour.
MOVE Academy Singapore aims to make ADD accessible to everyone. The academy’s curriculum is based on an innovative training programme that uses body weight training for applications in movement — running, climbing, jumping and vaulting, among many other techniques adapted to all levels of fitness, regardless of background, age and gender.
In this trial, you'll be joining an existing class with 5-7 other older adults (in their 50s and 60s), to train with them and be inspired!
Date: 4 Dec 2018 (Tue)
Venue: Blk 204 Bishan St 23
Attire: Sports attire that allows full range of movement (no bodily restrictions)
Things to bring: Bottled water
Recommended items: Change of clothes and towel
Note: Minimum 5 pax to commence - you'll be notified 1 week prior to the event if the event is unable to proceed.
Optional: You have a choice to attend a second session on 6 Dec
Shie Boon, Head Coah and Director of Move Academy had been transformed for the better by Art du Déplacement and has a huge passion for coaching. He wishes to play a part in preserving and spreading the goodness of the discipline to people of all walks of life.
He has taught students of a wide spectrum in age ranging from preschool to seniors in the past 2 years, providing him with an understanding of different needs among the age groups.
He was featured in The Straits Times and Toggle for his initiative of helping seniors get active through Art du Déplacement / Parkour.
Some benefits of Art du Déplacement and Parkour:
- Full body workout
- Promotes quick-thinking skills
- Fosters creativity
- Boosts confidence
- Skill-related fitness
- Builds core strength
- Bone strength
- Cardiovascular endurance
RSVP soon to avoid dissappointment!