A gym fit for a hero
HEART IN MISSION
Our Team strives to create a Culture of Inclusion. We accept all ages, sizes, and body types. If you come with a passion to improve yourself, learn new skills, and have fun, you will fit right in. We are all about: Community, Improvement, Passion and Play!
SPIRIT IN STAFF
The Firestorm Team is made up of passionate Athletes and Coaches with unique and varying backgrounds: Gymnastics, Ninja Warrior, Parkour, Martial Arts, Acrobatics, and more. Each of our Coaches unique backgrounds in training allows new ways to understand, explain, and teach skills. We believe there are many different ways to teach skills, as well as learn them. Empowering each student to have fun, make the world their playground, and find their personal style of movement is our Mission.
SOUL IN CULTURE
We are the Big Kids who never truly grew up. We are the Gamers who decided we could become our own favorite characters and heroes in real life. Our firm belief is that through hard work and perseverance, coupled with knowledgeable, encouraging Coaches, everyone can shape themselves into their own Hero. Every person is filled with unlimited potential just waiting to be tapped. Join us and unleash the hidden talents inside yourself.
I take both my boys here. They love it. The coaches are amazing!!! They are real into safety and make sure all the kids get plenty of water. My oldest has asthma and his coach makes sure he’s good at all times!
My son had the most fun birthday party here. And I had a great time in one of the Ninja Warrior classes learning how freakishly hard all those obstacles are that I’ve seen on TV. The staff are friendly but firm with the kids, ensuring that they enjoy themselves while staying safe. And they are very encouraging.
I brought my almost 5 year old son to parkour class today and he loved it. Coach Gabe is great with the kids and continued to correct their form and tell them they were doing a great job. I love that he would push them to try harder. We are now members.
I’ve been here for half a year now. It’s like an adult Chuck E Cheese. If you want to train like the superheros and move like Assassin’s Creed and do cool flips and s**** then I would come train here.
This is a passionate group of people. I didn’t get a sense of “ego” in this environment, but make no mistake, these are talented people. The feeling of personal growth is strong here. Everyone from parents dropping off their kids to Cirque du Soleil performers can be found here.
At Firestorm you can "Become a Hero". In that process, everyone will need to know how far along you are on your journey up the Ranks. In order to make sure you’re getting the proper training for your skill level and experience, we need the coaches to be able to safely, and clearly see what you’re ready to learn.
We break our students into colored Ranks, similar to the colored belt system of martial arts. Instead of colored belts, we use colored silicone wrist bands and Hero Shirts. Each new student starts off as a white band/shirt. As your skills and abilities continue to grow they will be tested to see if you are ready to move on to more advanced skills and new areas of the gym.
Below you will find details about each Rank as they pertain to our Parkour classes. However, each class has their own unique set of skills required to level up.
WHITE/Trainee: This Rank focuses on the natural human movements needed to overcome small obstacles in a quick and efficient manner. White Rank teaches the foundational skills and body positions to create long term safe movement, protecting the face, joints, and organs.
ORANGE/student: Foundational White rank skills are built upon to create a well rounded, safe and capable Tracer (practitioner of Parkour). Parkour skills are taken from a low to the ground setting and raised to teach students to overcome obstacles taller than themselves. This Rank finishes the foundation of basic Parkour.
GREEN/apprentice: This Rank is the introduction to Freerunning skills. This is where students begin to develop their own personal style of movement, introducing front and back flips, spins, and flashy moves into their training. Vault training begins to string multiple vaults in sequences as Walls training adds flash in overcoming larger obstacles. Swinging and release moves from Bars training begins.
BLUE/Agent: At this point, students begin to lean speed and efficiency with their movement. The concept of "Flow" is introduced, the ability to connect movements without loss of speed or inertia. Beginner flips are now preformed by students on their own. More advanced swings and dismounts from bars and rails are taught.
PURPLE/Sidekick: At this Rank, students have the control and power to begin learning double and trick vaults over objects. Flip training progresses to wall flips and spins. We begin to mix all of our basic areas of training into one, allowing movement to cross over from bars, vaults, tumbling, and wall flips into one continuous movement.
RED/hero: Now students begin the big tricks. The concept of spinning while flipping is introduced, leading to high level slips and acrobatics. A focus on razor sharp precision with larger jumps and vaults is needed. Skills from Tricking, Tumbling, Breakdance, and Calisthenics are introduced and mixed with Parkour skills to create new Freerunning movements.
BLACK/pro hero: To achieve the Black Rank a student must utilize their Parkour and Freerunning skills in a professional setting. Black Ranks must be brave in the face of fear and be capable of performing their skills in any situation. Black Ranks focus on mastering additional class types, such as Tricking, Tumbling, Calisthenics, and Breakdance to continue to build upon their parkour and Freerunning training.
WEST COAST PARKOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
WHAT ARE THE WCPKC'S?
The West Coast Parkour Championships is an annual series of Parkour Competitions with one competition held each month at a different Parkour Gym.
Each competition host three events (Freestyle, Speed, and Skills) Each competitor competes with other Freerunners in their age bracket (7-12 yrs, 13-17 yrs, or 18+)
With each featuring unique equipment, layouts, and their own styles of each event, no two competitions will ever the same.