Somatic Movement beginnings start back in Duncanville Texas in 2012. Our small group DVPK ( Duncanville Parkour ) began training at a local neighborhood park to advance our passion for movement and athletism through parkour. Little did we know word about us would spread across the town. Park goers, amazed by or level of advancement would join in wanting to learn the skills we mastered. As we began teaching the youth surrounding the area our little group turned into a huge community of over 20+ individuals training at the park daily. Quickly we began hosting events reaching out to other parkour participants in the DFW metroplex and with so much buzz the idea of starting a local team arose. We first took the most skilled athletes that showed leadership and drive and together we formed the team Somatic Movement. A team that strived to turn it career into a passion through coaching and performances. At first we performed at our local Duncanville Christmas parade. Over time we progressed into preforming in churches and video game design motion capture. As our endevors into performance grew so did the need to providing a local gym to teach. We decided to take on the giant that is business. Somatic Movement Parkour and Martial Arts Gym became the new goal for the team we started to chase in 2015. We found that through the discipline, resilience, community, and spirit we gained through parkour we could do anything we set our minds to.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
What We Do Best
Our gym is different because the coaches here are actual athletes. We teach the movements we can actually do ourselves and perform at a level of excellence that we drive our students to achieve also.
OUR GYM IS BETTER
Unlike most parkour facilities we've created obstacles that not only beginners can use but advance practitioners can utilize also. We realize that when choosing a gym an athlete progress is only limited by themselves and the level of obstacles a gym has. We tackle that problem by constantly creating a better facility that can meet our students needs as they get better.
Created for parkour athletes by athletes. We've put a lot of thought into our design. Each jump has been carefully constructed to be safe and packed with jumps no matter the skill level. We also make room to learn new skills with our foam pit and spring floor.