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Parkour DXB Story

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. From kids parkour classes to adult one-on-one personal training and school programs, we aim to promote parkour across the UAE.

OUR TEAM

Chris Sotiriou

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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.

Stephane Vigroux

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.

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BARRY HAGGIs

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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.

Jereme Sanders

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.

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Hasan El Sayed

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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.

Mohamed El-Barbary

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.

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Reem El Taweel

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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.

Parkour DXB
15A Street
Al Qouz 1, Just off the Sheikh
Zayed Road Exit 43
Dubai, UAE

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