Our mission is to improve your life through movement by providing you with an authentic experience of the disciplines of Parkour (also known as Freerunning) and Art du Déplacement.
We are the only organization in the Chicagoland area with connections to the Yamakasi (the founders of these disciplines) and the only organization in this area striving to keep the original values in the practice.
Check our website for group class times or to schedule your private session. Please email us with any questions you might have.
Established in 2011.
Parkour Ways & Art du Déplacement Chicago started with just one instructor, Kurt Gowan, and has grown to now include 5 other certified instructors. We are the only organization in Illinois to keep connections with the original founders of this discipline (Yamakasi) and we teach with their original values and spirit.
Meet the Business Owner
Kurt Gowan is an A.D.A.P.T. certified parkour instructor. The A.D.A.P.T. Parkour coaching certification program was developed by Parkour Generations and the Yamakasi Founders, Majestic Force, and is the only certification of its kind in the world - it is the only certification program sanctioned by the founders. Kurt has been teaching Parkour since September of 2010, and has since made this his life - to help others become stronger, better people through Parkour.