APEX Band Challenges
APEX Fort Collins utilizes a progressive band system to monitor student abilities and guide students along an optimal training path by unlocking new classes and obstacles. Both of our parkour programs (Obstacle and Acro) have a band system that students work their way through; each successive band requiring higher level skills and dedication to complete.
HERE'S OUR TENTATIVE BAND CHALLENGE SCHEDULE FOR 2018 (DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Emails will be sent prior to date of test.
January 20th - Lunar / Nova (Ages 8+)
February 3rd - Cloud (Teen) / Tree (Ages 8+)
February 24th - Earth (Ages 6+)
March 10th - Water (Ages 8+)
March 31st - Comet (Ages 8+) / Nova (8+)
April 14th - Tree (Ages 8+)
April 28th - Earth (Ages 6+)
May 19th - Lunar (Ages 8+) / Comet (Ages 8+)
June 23rd - Earth (Ages 8+)
June 30th - Tree (Ages 8+)
July - Water / Comet
August - Fire / Earth
September - Tree / Lunar
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES? FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US HERE.
Parkour Obstacle Band Challenges:
Comet Band Challenge
Comet is the first band of our Acro program. Students in our Acro program are looking to express their style and individual strengths through kicking, flipping and twisting.
In the challenge students will demo their Acro skills and combinations. These combinations will show off their strengths and style.
Comet challenge will include combos of basics such as:
Cartwheels, Cartkicks and Scoots
Roundhouse, Hook, Tornado and Butterfly Kicks
Forward and Backward Sweeps
Dive Rolls and 360 Broad Jumps
Palm Spins and Box Cartwheels
Lunar Band Challenge
Lunar Challenge will build upon the students fundamentals in Comet by adding more inversions and rotations into their tricks.
Students will need to demonstrate more advanced kicking techniques, complex transitions and flips off of the Airtrack.
Narabong (Tornado - Hook)
Butterknife (Butterfly w/ Hook)
Pop 180 Crescent
Master Scoot (Two Handed Scoot)
Tsunami (Step over Hook)
Palm Spin (Slanted Wall)
Front Flip off AirTrick (8” Mat)
Side Flip off of AirTrick (Over blue spotting block with 8” Mat)
Dive Roll Over Vault (8” Mat)
Nova Band Challenge
Nova band is where our Acro students start to show flare in their abilities.
Combinations and skills deal with full inversions and complete twists. Landing techniques with solid footing and the ability to continue into more powerful and explosive moves is necessary!
Kick the Moon/Gainer Flash
Raiz or Variation
One Full Twisting Power Move
Scoot > Pop / Swing (Flip)
Punch Front and Side Flip off of Circle / Plyo
Wall Flip off of Slant Wall (Padded)
Backflip or variation
Webster off box