Revolution Parkour (RVPK) Tualatin is dedicated to teaching parkour. While demonstrating respect and knowledge the RVPK instructors balance the teaching of proper parkour technique along with its philosophy and purpose, with training the physical condition comprised of strength, range of motion, aerobic endurance, bone density, joint alignment, and structural efficiency. Whether learning, training, or performing, parkour is first and foremost always safe, and keeping our students injury free through proper training and instruction is our number one priority.
RVPK was started in 2008 as one of the largest and longest established parkour gyms in the United States. In 2015 the RVPK Tualatin team began to look for a new location, a place where students needed a parkour gym. In 2016 RVPK Tualatin found that location and began classes later that year in June.
What is parkour?
Parkour is the art of getting from one place to another using your body as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible.
Jevin Dulak - OWNER, MANAGEr, & Head Instructor
Jevin first heard about parkour in 2006 after watching the youtube video Urban Ninja, he was immediately interested in learning how to train. It wasn’t until 2009 that he stumbled upon classes in Beaverton under the name Revolution Parkour. After his first lesson, he was hooked. While training, he pursued a degree in Business and graduated in 2011. Combining his business knowledge and experience with his passion for parkour sparked the idea to start a gym of his own. With movement being an important part of life, Jevin enjoys not only to push and challenge himself but also loves to challenge others to better themselves through training.
Doug Oliver - INSTRUCTOR
Doug first heard of parkour in 2012 from a friend in college. He watched some videos on YouTube and thought it would be a good way to get extra training for outdoor obstacle races. When he graduated college in 2013 with his Masters in Electrical Engineering, he finally started going to classes at Revolution Parkour Beaverton with his three sons. The parkour gym quickly became his favorite place to be. He was hooked not only on the training, but on the positive atmosphere provided by the staff at the gym. When Doug accepted as an instructor at Revolution Parkour Tualatin, he was excited to expand his knowledge of parkour through teaching others.
Alex Threet - INSTRUCTOR
Alex first found his love for movement at the age of seven, when he started taking gymnastics lessons at a small gym in Tulsa Oklahoma. After seven years of training and many competitions, he and his parent moved to Oregon, which changed his life. The move made continuing his career as a gymnast difficult. In 2013, he began attending lessons at Revolution Parkour Beaverton, and quickly realized it was where he wanted to be. Training in parkour allowed him to continue honing his skills in a way that never would have been possible otherwise, and has been a major part of his life ever since.
Josh Hanlon - Instructor
Josh first heard about parkour back in 2008 when a friend showed him an app about it. They took what they saw and tried to copy the moves on the app the best they could. It became one of his favorite hobbies to do aside from his self taught gymnastics. He trained outside until a teacher from his highschool told him about Revolution Parkour in his senior year in 2013. Training at the gym for about 2 years did he finally decide that he wanted to teach his passion to other enthusiastic traceurs.
Jonathan Martin - Instructor
Jonathan, like most kids, was apt to jumping, climbing, and throwing his body off of structures parents would generally deem reckless. It was not until he was 11 that he discovered that there was a word for what he was doing. Parkour became a huge interest for Jonathan. After extensive research on YouTube, he took what he learned in videos to the gymnastics gym where he was already training. When Jonathan was 16, his local gym in Newbury Park, CA offered him a job as their parkour instructor. For the next two years he coached children from ages 5 – 16 in parkour and gymnastics. After graduating from a music production school in 2016, he moved to Portland and immediately started his search for a new gym where he could train. Jonathan discovered Revolution Parkour Tualatin and fell in love with its friendly and challenging atmosphere. After a few classes, he decided he wanted to become a part Revolution Parkour’s legendary team of traceurs and express his passion for working with the youth.
ABOUT PARKOUR + DAVID BELLE
“Parkour is a method of training which allows us to overcome obstacles, both in the urban and natural environments. It’s a weapon in disguise. We train… and when one day we encounter a problem, we know that we are able to use it. It can be the art of flight, of the chase, of helping someone with a problem, something ordinary.” – David Belle
David Belle (born 29 April 1973) is well known as the founder of parkour. Belle founded parkour based on his training and the teachings from his father Raymond Belle. The discipline has since spread around the world and now has adherents in virtually every country. Belle is also an actor and choreographer, and he is well known for his work incorporating parkour into films such as in Brick Mansions, District B13, Babylon A.D., and Prince of Persia.
Revolution Parkour gives respect to David Belle as the founder of parkour and they listen to what he says about the discipline. “If we don’t demonstrate respect where it is due then how can we expect our students to respect us? If there is no respect then you can’t have Parkour, because without respecting each other or your surroundings there would be no environment to train in.” –Matt Antis
Q. Are you open today?
If you ever need to know if we're open or closed for a day (due to holidays or inclement weather), please look at our online schedule! The online schedule will change to reflect any closed business days (or canceled classes).
Q. I missed a class last week, can I make it up this week?
Yes. Our weekly class schedule is Monday - Sunday. Members are able to make-up classes up to one week after. You may also make up your classes the week prior of you have a scheduled absent for the following week. Members must meet in person, call, or e-mail to sign up for make-up classes (make-up classes cannot be signed up online).
Q. Are the instructors trained in CPR?
Revolution Parkour is dedicated to creating and fostering a safe environment in which to learn parkour. Our instructors are CPR and First-Aid certified.
Q. What are the age limits/restrictions?
Students range from 8-76 yrs old. For our younger students we expect them to show discipline and be able to take instruction and follow the rules. If your son or daughter is unable to follow the rules they may be asked to leave.
Q. My child is 5-7 years old, do you have classes for them?
We do offer 10-week series for students between the ages of 5 and 7! Look at our online schedule and click the "Jr. Parkour" tab to find out when they are available. We do also allow private lessons at age 7 to allow new students the ability to get used to the gym and learn basics in a one-on-one setting. Private lesson times are available by appointment and are either 30 or 60 minutes. Call the front desk for availability.
Q. What should I wear to class?
Loose fitting clothing. Shoes with good arch support. Please do not wear basketball shoes as they restrict proper landing form. You are more than welcome to go barefoot but we encourage you to bring shoes so that you are prepared for a day of wall runs if your toes aren't ready for the force and friction of our parkubes.
Q. Should I bring my own water?
We have sink available for use. Please bring your own water container. We have cups available but you may be required to "pay" for the cup with push-ups, squats or the workout of the day.
Q. Do I need to/have to sign up for classes ahead of time?
No, but our classes do have a max capacity. Signing up ahead of time insures that you get into class.
Q. What if I'm interested in bartering for classes with a skill or service that I can provide?
Please let us know by requesting a scholarship trade application (opportunities are subject to availability) or contact us for more information.