APK Instructor Certification Course
$600•Purchase required to enroll
Benefits of holding the APK Certified Instructor certificate:
- Official recognition of the American Parkour teaching curriculum for parkour instructors looking to teach in an official capacity such as gyms, college clubs and other scenarios that requre certification. This also includes personal trainers and other fitness professionals looking to add something unique and fun to their arsenal.
- Learn the fundamentals of parkour movement and how to efficiently and safely teach others.
- Understand the kinesthetics of parkour and how to properly apply parkour techniques to multiple levels of athleticism and ability.
- Learn how to design and instruct parkour classes for a wide variety of situations.
- Your name and information on APK's list of Certified Trainers.
- Fuel your fire in parkour with new training knowledge, drills, and mindset to take back to your local parkour community.
- A direct line of communication with APK Academy HQ, including a certified instructor's forum, training resources for on-going classes and drills, and assistance in training matters such as building attendence and gym management.
- Familiarity with basic parkour techniques equivalent to one year of consistant, dedicated training. Video demonstration of skills will be considered as substitute for training time at the discretion of certification administrators.
- Some coaching experience in a movement discipline, parkour or otherwise, is recommended.
What to expect:
- Hands-on learning that includes lots of movement to demonstrate proper form and corrections, and co-instructing classes held at APK Academy DC.
- "Classroom" learning including basics of anatomy and biomechanics relating to training, principles of exercise science and programming, how to spot and treat injuries and physical inefficiencies, parkour history and philosophies, and much more.
- A physical movement and written exam to test candidates in their understanding and mastery of the material. Attendance of the program does not guarantee certification, but all aspects of the exam may be made up at no charge if the initial exam is failed.