Lion City Parkour Classes
What is the minimum age for kids to participate in Lion City Parkour Classes?

Our Parkour Kids’ Classes are for kids from 7 to 12 years old. The kids will be guided by experienced Parkour Coaches and they will be taught according to their maturity and ability, in order to provide them a safe learning experience.

Lion City Parkour also conducts Holiday Parkour and Freerunning Camps For Kids, where they will experience a challenging and full of fun 5-day holiday camp that helps your child develop their character.

I'm a lady who is interested in learning Parkour. Is there a Women's Class?

Yes we do offer Parkour Classes for Women! It is crucial to keep in mind that parkour is not just a male type of hobby With many more female parkour practitioners pushing the envelope and exhibiting tremendous skill and inventiveness, women have been making their mark with Parkour.

Our Women’s classes will be lead by a female coach. You can find out more information about Lion City Parkour Coaches

Where will I be training? Is it outdoor or indoor environment?

We have various Training Locations Across Singapore which are very ideal to learn the skills of parkour – most of it would be outdoors.

If the weather isn’t very suitable for safe training (i.e If it rains) we would switch to an indoor training plan to ensure that the training goes on and your skills continue to grow regardless of the weather conditions.

Do I need to be fit before attending Parkour Classes?

“Parkour seems to be a very physically demanding sport.” Did this came across your mind?

Actually, you can start right now and start developing your athletic capabilities from zero. Start your parkour training right away if you’re interested. No certain level of fitness is necessary.

Whether you haven’t worked out in 2 years or only jog 3 times a week, you may begin training at any fitness level. This is because Our Parkour Coaches have already guided students with no fitness level at all to grow into someone who is considered fit.

Of course, the more coordinated, physically fit, and powerful you are, the easier it will be to take up.

What do i wear to Parkour Classes?

Wear anything that is loose, stretchable and doesn’t restrict your movements! Sweatpants give a lot of mobility, range of motion and protection against minor scratches, so many of our students choose to wear them over time.

Leggings or shorts are acceptable as long as they are comfortable for you.

For shoes, a pair of comfortable sports shoes. Although some practitioners prefer to train without shoes, it is typically not advised for beginners.

If you would like to find out more, check out our blog article on What Clothing You Should Wear For Parkour

Do i need safety equipment (e.g padding, knee guards) when attending Classes?

Parkour is usually practised without any padding or joint protectors. These equipments restrict the range of motion needed for jumps and you can’t move through obstacles easily with them. We promote parkour as a practice that, if necessary, can be incorporated into daily life.

While there are specific parkour-specific shoes available. The most important features to look for in a shoe that is suitable for parkour are grippy soles and just the right amount of cushioning to prevent you from feeling the ground. Additionally, it’s crucial that the shoes fit perfectly and aren’t too loose.

General Questions
Why should I learn Parkour?

First off, parkour and freerunning offer a fantastic all-around exercise. All of the body’s primary muscular groups, including the legs, core, and upper body, must be used throughout these activities. The training enhances power, stamina, and general fitness. Being active and healthy may be enjoyable and thrilling.

Second, parkour is great for improving body awareness and control. You learn how to manoeuvre your body in space and get past barriers by using your physical prowess. Your balance, coordination, and proprioception are improved as a result. As a result, you move with greater assurance and become more conscious of your surroundings.

Next, parkour gives people the chance to advance themselves. They call for focus, mental toughness, and self-control. Building resilience and cultivating a growth attitude are two benefits of parkour and freerunning training. It is a fantastic method to test your boundaries and push yourself.

Finally, Parkour is a lot of fun. They offer a platform for self-expression and creativity. They provide an enjoyment and sense of independence that are difficult to find in other pursuits. Additionally, they foster a strong sense of belonging and togetherness. Making new acquaintances and connecting with like-minded people can happen when you practice parkour and freerunning with other people.

Is Parkour a dangerous sport?

Is Parkour a risky sport?

First of all, it’s crucial to remember that all physical exercise carries a certain amount of risk. The same is true with parkour. When undertaking any physical exercise, there is always a possibility of getting hurt, especially if the right safety measures are not performed. A person’s chance of getting hurt rises if they practice parkour improperly.

However, the risks connected with parkour can be greatly diminished with appropriate training and safety measures. Before attempting more difficult moves, parkour practitioners should frequently spend a lot of time training in a progressive method. To lessen the possibility of slipping or falling, they frequently wear proper clothing as well, like shoes with strong grip.

Why is it called "Parkour" and not "Freerunning" ?

There are several significant differences between parkour and freerunning, despite the fact that they are two closely related physical disciplines that are frequently used interchangeably.

In the discipline of parkour, you use your body to move through an urban or natural setting while conquering obstacles as quickly as you can. Utilizing strategies including vaulting, running, climbing, and jumping, the objective is to get from point A to point B as rapidly and effectively as feasible. Parkour, which emphasizes movement, effectiveness, and practicality, is frequently utilized in emergency services training and in the military.

On the other side, freerunning is a more expressive and creative style of movement. Flips, spins, and other acrobatic maneuvers are incorporated into the more useful parkour methods. For artistic expression and physical challenge, freerunners use their surroundings as a playground. It is frequently regarded as a kind of athletics, creativity, and self-expression.

Can I learn Parkour all by myself by watching Youtube videos?

Although many people are interested in parkour, they are unsure of how to begin. Many people ask if they can learn parkour by viewing YouTube videos alone because the site has become a major source of parkour tutorials in recent years.

Parkour can be a physically difficult sport that calls for strength, agility, and coordination, which is the first thing to keep in mind. While watching YouTube videos might give you a general concept of how to do some motions, it cannot take the place of the physical preparation required to carry them out effectively and securely. Without the right instruction and supervision, you might run the risk of gravely hurting yourself.

It’s important to proceed with caution while using YouTube instructions and we recommend to get professional training and direction instead.

Another vital point to remember is how difficult it may be to learn parkour on your own, both psychologically and physically. When you train in a group or in a class, you can take advantage of the support, inspiration, and criticism provided. Parkour instruction on your own can be lonely and demotivating. Without an expert to point you out or provide feedback, you can also be unaware of harmful habits or forms that could endanger yourself.

Is Parkour illegal in Singapore?

Practicing Parkour is NOT illegal in Singapore.

It is important to note however that the public might complain and call the police to come down and approach Parkour practitioners in Singapore because it might be perceived as an act of nuisance to people, or it might be perceived as unsafe to do.

With official parkour academies and schools being established like Lion City Parkour, we hope to educate the public that parkour is just like any other sport out there and can be practiced by anyone and that it is not illegal.