Parkour DXB is the emergence of a 20 year journey full of stories, obstacles, dreams, passion, achievements and amazing people.
The discipline of parkour has always been, since day one, a quest for identity. Parkour DXB is the result of a way of thinking and living. Hungry to grow, learn and thrive we see potential to improve ourselves through overcoming obstacles one after the other.
We believe in a practice at the service of your well-being and promoting a better life. We are not here to jump, we are here to live and hopefully a happy and meaningful life. Moving with purpose.
Our logo is the symbol of movement, complementarity, and the connection between the Earth and the Air. It’s about moving, body and mind developments and personal growth.
We aim to make the original spirit of Parkour available to whoever wants to move, think and live differently. We encourage movement as a mean to grow and evolve.
STEPHANE IS ONE OF THE FEW IN THE WORLD WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THE ORIGINS OF PARKOUR IN THE LATE 90’S. HE IS MOST WELL KNOWN FOR HIS DISTINCT FLOW AND SOFT TOUCH, AS WELL AS PIONEERING MANY OF THE MODERN DAY PARKOUR MOVES LIKE THE “KONG”.
HE ALSO PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN CHOREOGRAPHING THE AWARD DOCUMENTARY “JUMP LONDON” IN 2004 - WHICH POPULARISED PARKOUR GLOBALLY.
STEPHANE’S JOURNEY ACROSS THE WORLD HAS SEEN HIM PERFORM AND EDUCATE MANY ON THE DISCIPLINE OF PARKOUR ALL OVER EUROPE, BRAZIL, US, AUSTRALIA, ASIA; AND NOW IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
CHRIS HAS A BACKGROUND IN FITNESS. A NATURAL BORN COMMUNICATOR; CHRIS’S CONTAGIOUS SMILE, POSITIVE ENERGY, AND MOTIVATION HAS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES GRAVITATING TOWARDS HIM.
CHRIS DISCOVERED PARKOUR IN 2009, WHEN HE MET STEPHANE IN THAILAND WHO INITIATED HIM INTO THE DISCIPLINE. AFTER A FEW YEARS TRAINING UNDER STEPHANE AND JOHANN VIGROUX, CHRIS WAS ABLE TO COMBINE HIS COACHING SKILLS AND PARKOUR ABILITIES.
CHRIS WAS A KEY LINK IN INTRODUCING PARKOUR TO THE WIDER FITNESS INDUSTRY, AND CREATED A PLATFORM FOR THE DISCIPLINE ACROSS ASIA. AFTER HELPING SETTING UP PK GENERATIONS ASIA, CHRIS DECIDED TO MOVE TO THE UAE TO SHARE HIS PASSION FOR PARKOUR AND FITNESS.
Jereme started Parkour in his hometown San Antonio, TX in 2003 after seeing an episode of "Ripley's Believe It or Not" that featured the Yamakasi (the original group of Parkour practitioners from Lisses, France) With a background in Jujitsu, Capoeria, Rock Climbing and AcroYoga Jereme started training outdoors, when there was no gyms or other practitioners and he was one of the leaders in his community that developed over the years. Jereme's Specialty is rhythm and conservation of momentum in technically difficult movements and utilizing his skills in various environments.
Barry has a background in skateboarding and climbing and he started practising Parkour in late 2005 after watching the BBC’s Jump london documentary about Parkour. Being a skateboarder Barry was comfortable with training outside on the streets in his hometown Chelmsford, UK. There was no training facilities at that time but the urban architecture provided everything he needed. His specialty is commitment to whatever move he is performing and having an acute sense of his abilities and trust. Hesitation is not in his formula.
Pedro started parkour in 2005 when he was 13 years old in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He used the natural environment his hometown had to offer from trails and rocks around mountains to beaches. He started to learn some movements through youtube tutorials and meeting more people interested in the discipline and with different backgrounds, everyone had different skills, so they started to help each other. Before Parkour Pedro was Motocross and Supercross national champion in Brazil, which helped him develop his coordination skills and mindset to understand himself and training. His specialty is moving with flow and speed and his favorite movements are Cat Passes and Swings also known as “Laches”.
Hasan found out about Parkour when he watched the movie “B13” featuring the founder on the discipline David Belle, He started practising Parkour in the summer of 2012 after finding some traceurs in his town Al Ain, UAE. With a background in Football and Volleyball and no facilities to train in he started watching youtube tutorials and training outdoors and using nature’s crash mat aka desert dunes to practise some acrobatics. His specialty is adding 360 spins to movement and contemporary floor work to his runs, his favourite move is the running jump.
Mohammed started Parkour in late 2011 in his hometown Cairo, Egypt. With Jackie Chan as his inspiration he decided to join his friends when they started training and with no background in sports Mohamed has pushed himself physically and mentally and became on of the well respected athletes in Cairo. His specialty is power jumps and flips.
Reem started practising Parkour in 2012 as one if the first females in Cairo Egypt, with Egyflow team with no background in any other sport she was challenged physically but she recognised her passion to this discipline that helped her become more fearless. Her specialty is connecting movement in her own style.
Mohammed aka Poki from Morocco has been practising Parkour since 2010 after seeing the Yamakasi film. He started by copying moves from one of the early David Belle’s videos on youtube. He is the cofounder of his hometown team Jlafet Blog. Poki has a martial arts background he trained Quempo and Taekwando
which helped him develop a strong foundation for his acrobatics skills. His specialty is creative floor work and combining flips in one run.