Free Running Academy UK
The founder of Freerunning, Sebastien Foucan, who is also famous for being part of the iconic opening scene in James Bond’s Casino Royale, has partnered with Oxygen Freejumping, the UK’s first chain of trampoline parks, to give children and adults the opportunity to experience freerunning ‘Foucan’ style.
A dedicated 3, 000 square foot obstacle course will be used by Foucan to offer the freerunning facilities alongside the 150 connected trampolines on the main floor. The first Foucan Freerunning Academy will be at Oxygen Freejumping in Acton, West London, when it opens to the public on July 20, 2015. All future Oxygen Freejumping parks across the UK will host Foucan Freerunning Academies.
Sebastien Foucan says: “I am very excited to be collaborating with Oxygen Freejumping to create a new experience of Freerunning. What I am passionate about is developing an environment where people can play with freedom because for me, Activity is Vitality.
“Oxygen Freejumping shares my vision and we are on a fantastic journey together.”
Oxygen Freejumping will be London’s first trampoline park, and, along with the massive freejumping area the venue will be also feature Dodgeball courts, a giant air bag, “walk the wall trampolines”, basketball hoops and tumble tracks. Regular sessions offered will include Family Bounce, Teen Takeovers, Little 0’s for toddlers, fitness sessions on the park and in a dedicated rebounding studio, a professional trampolining academy for aspiring gymnasts and holiday camps.
Oxygen Freejumping Founder, David Stalker, added: “We’re delighted to partner with Sebastien Foucan and Freerunning to offer nationwide Freerunning Academies across all of our Oxygen sites. We’re looking forward to introducing a new means of moving so adults and children will be able to enjoy the very best in bouncing, jumping and freerunning. Sebastien will be an integral part of the design team across all of our sites, ensuring we have the very best Freerunning facilities alongside all of our other activities.”
Freerunning classes are open to the public from July 20, 2015 at Oxygen Freejumping, West Acton.
ABOUT SEBASTIEN FOUCAN
Sébastien Foucan is the founder of Freerunning and pioneer of Parkour. Well known for being part of the iconic opening scene on top of a crane in James Bond’s Casino Royale, Sébastien is a global ambassador for the Freerunning discipline and has established his own Foucan Freerunning Academy to pass on his personal philosophy and skills.
Sébastien was part of a group of friends in Lisses, (France) in the 1980’s, who developed an obstacle led style of play which they named ‘parcours’ after the military training, ‘parcours du combattant’. In 2001, Sébastien choreographed, managed and performed his first Freerunning show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Sébastien came to prominence in the UK in 2003 with the Channel 4 documentary ‘Jump London’ which featured Sébastien and his friends Freerunning across the city’s famous landmarks. A subsequent documentary, ‘Jump Britain’ aired in 2005 and included Sébastien jumping the retractable roof of Cardiff’s Millennium stadium. Sébastien appeared in the music video for