Meet the

Coaches

All our coaches are friendly, experienced and

qualified through the two major parkour providers PKUK and ADAPT

First aid trained and personally selected and approved by Access Parkour's high standard of teaching.

 

Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to know more about a specific coach or who will be taking a class.

Gordon Tsang

Director

Parkour Outreach Expert

Pet Lawyer

 

Gordon has been training Parkour since late 2005 and is now a full time Solicitor at a global commercial law firm. Gordon is one of our most experienced coaches and organises the CIC Parkour Outreach. He no longer takes any regular classes but he dedicates his free time to training our new coaches, as well as developing the wider Parkour scene.

John 'Hedge' Hall

Managing Director

Founder 

Adorable Hedgehog

John Hall or 'Hedge' discovered Parkour in late 2004 after watching a Parkour video in school. After a short career in academia, he founded Access Parkour in 2013.

Hedge delivers most of our conditioning and movement programs taking a special interest in creating spaces that build better people both mentally and physically. He splits his time between managing the company, teaching as much as he can and researching Parkour. 

Adam Romaine

Director

Workshop Manager

Neverland Native

Adam is a full time coach and occasional circus performer with a degree in Physics. He loves all sorts of physical skills and runs many of our most fun classes for children. He has an almost Peter Pan quality with children, and is one of our most popular coaches. His classes are known to be physical yet fun - applying many circus skills and games to his teaching style.

David Bharrat

Performance Manager

Annoyingly Talented

David is a founding member of Access Parkour and one of our lead coaches. Presently on hiatus in Tokyo, David is an impressive Athlete and his dedication and focus come out in his coaching style. David's Sunday U18s class is a great class for improvers and he's sought out by more advanced practitioners for ideas and advice on the more complex techniques.

Aleksandar Banovic

Not As Scary As He Looks

Slovenian Native

 

A parkour practitioner from Slovenia, Sandi has been training for 12 years and runs the non profit Parkour Slovenia with others from all over His country as well as his local group: Športno Društvo Gibanje Postojna .
He will be with us for the next 3 months learning the Access coaching style and sharing his own practice with you all.

Nina Ballantyne

Parkour Grandma

 

Nina started parkour back in 2006 as an over enthusiastic teenager, making her one of the first women to start training in Scotland. More than a decade later, she still loves sharing her enthusiasm for Parkour at every opportunity. Nina strives to create a supportive environment in her classes, using a mix of silly games and satisfying challenges to bring students together and facilitate progression. She is proud to be Access Parkour’s token Glaswegian.

Luke Aquilina

Performing Monkey

Luke grew up in Shetland and discovered Parkour in 2007. Since then has aspired to be a Parkour coach and an actor. Now living the dream in Edinburgh, Luke brings a lot of energy to every class - his unique and engaging style makes every class he teaches great fun. Luke has a wide range of skills in Martial arts and Circus and has a wealth of experience in teaching acrobatic movements.

Rory Ferguson

Old School Cool

American Refugee

 

Rory spent a long time travelling the world before finally finding a home in Edinburgh with Access Parkour. A hard working and committed member of the team he is an active member of the local jamming community.  Rory cares about the discipline of Parkour and strives to teach it in all it's glory - bringing many people deeper into the discipline.

Seb Koci

Southern Gentleman 

Man of Brewing

Seb has been travelling the world doing Parkour for the past few years but jumped at the chance to come and visit Access Parkour in order to develop his coaching abilities. An accomplished acrobat and mover, Seb leads our Acrobatic classes and many of our kids classes. Keep an eye out for him as he'll be tearing up the local spots in no time.

Sonia Marshall

Wearer of Shiny leggings

Sonia really likes Parkour. Like, really really really really loves Parkour. She also likes programming things and is studying Computer Science at Edinburgh University. Sonia teaches U12 Girls Class and assists at many other classes. In her spare time she runs the University Parkour Society. Which isn't a big deal it's just the LARGEST IN THE UK. She also regularly attends adult classes. So you'll almost certainly bump into her.

Donald Dalziel

Guy designing this website.

Donald was chained to a desk by Hedge on the 2nd of July 2018 and if you are reading this is still there. Eating honey and peanut butter to survive.

Donald is a Scotland based Videographer and Photographer who works closely with Access Parkour to manage our media.

Chris Martin

Spiderman's Little Brother

King of Beards

Chris bumped into Access Parkour entirely by accident and was immediately hooked. Now a fully qualified coach and student on his way to a degree in sports coaching, Chris maintains a fondness for Broomhouse, where he grew up and wants to help develop the local parkour scene to help at-risk youths in the local area.​

Kirsten Altenbach

World Champion Giggler

Secretly in Charge

Kirsten organises more things than we can count, mobilising vast numbers of children to do Parkour, petitions people, nudges people, boosts numbers at every single class and is everywhere at the same time. She is kept busy raising two Parkour mad sons who live in their very own bouncy world full of Parkour classes and jumping.

Daniel Lumsden

Tech master

Daniel is an aspiring actor and Parkour coach. Known mostly as a technical mover,  Daniel likes to lead an ethical and responsible life as a conscientious Vegan and advocate of health. Presently on an exodus to Australia, Daniel's coaching style dips into his inventive interaction with the environment - his knowledge of some of the more technically challenging movements is unmatched.

Mel Aghanya

Magic Admin Lady

 

Mel is the Access Parkour secret weapon. She handles all of the administration and back-end running of Access Parkour and Room to Move and is the glue that keeps the company together. Impressive for a Luddite who hates computers. A Mother of a vast brood of amazingly talented children, when not solving crazy admin problems, she is looking after her children/cats/ husband/anything else lying around in her house.

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