Jump Squad is Australia's premiere Parkour and Freerunning team - the union of our country's most talented Freerunners and most experienced Parkour coaches. Welcome to our website, all the best on your journey.
Jump Squad HQ was Sydney’s original and best Parkour and Freerunning training facility.
Mayor Michael Regan opening the venue with owner Djordje Djordjevic
What is Parkour?
Parkour is a method of physical training that develops a person’s ability to overcome obstacles in their environment.
It was created by David Belle and his family in France and Vietnam. It has been likened to a martial art in it’s methodological approach and physical training methods, but it is important to note that in Parkour there are no competitions and no opponents. It is just the practitioner and their environment.
It has also been likened to an art form due to it’s often graceful movements and the inherent room for self expression. Again it is important to note that in Parkour usefulness comes before beauty, and utility before art.
Parkour is an extremely empowering activity to partake in, but it is also very tough. It is rapidly spreading around the world particularly among young people. Due to this rapid spread often the message of progress through hard work is lost and replaced by the desire to perform tricks as soon as possible.
There are many benefits to be gained from learning and training Parkour, such as strength, confidence, agility, discipline and freedom to name a few. These benefits apply not just to a practitioner’s physical performance, but also to their mental abilities. This is one reason why Parkour is being jumped on by youth workers and community groups around the world as the best way to develop a young person’s body and mind in a healthy, useful and empowering way.
Here’s a video of David Belle and the original tracers training in the mid 90’s.
What is Freerunning?
Freerunning started off as an English term for Parkour, but quickly changed into something else. Today, freerunning is the practice of interacting with obstacles in a way that is aesthetic and stylistic (as opposed to Parkour’s focus on efficiency and usefulness). Most people will associate “running up a wall and doing a backflip” with Parkour, but really this is freerunning.
The two disciplines are often confused by the public and media, largely because they are often practiced together by the same people at the same times. People who train Parkour enjoy using their body creatively and so will inevitably try some flips and spins – and mastering obstacles through Parkour is a foundation of freerunning.
Probably the clearest example of freerunning comes from world champion Pasha of Team Farang fame:
Are you still running Parkour classes on the Northern Beaches?
Yes! We are running classes at Little Manly Point. Book now on the “Classes” section of the website.
Are you still running classes in Cromer?
No. Sorry, our Cromer venue is closed indefinitely.
Will you be re-opening anywhere soon?
We hope so, but we don’t yet have another location in mind. If you know of a space feel free to contact us!
Do you offer personal training?
Yes. Our team are the most experienced traceurs, freerunners and coaches in the country. Check out our Trainer Network and contact us if you would like to organise outdoor personal training sessions – from one person through to large groups.
What should I bring to class?
A full bottle of water. A completed waiver form if it’s your first class. Comfortable shoes and clothes. A positive attitude.
How do I start?
Just do it. Alternatively head to a class.
Australia’s most exciting performance team
“Totally stoked with you boys. Really great working with you and look forward to next time.” Ben – DDB
Jump Squad are Australia's leading Parkour and Freerunning service providers. With the help of the amazing community that has become Jump Squad, we are elevating Parkour and Freerunning to the next level in Australia. This includes providing a professional level of service and support to our various clients, providing the public with access to the best coaches in the country, and representation and management for our highly skilled and in-demand performing athletes. Our most commonly requested services include Live Performances, Filming / TV, Parkour Workshops, Parkour Obstacle Design, and Personal Training. Whatever your needs, if your project or plans have a place for the most exciting physical activities of this millennium, you should contact us today!
Our primary goal is to make sure our valued clients get more than they expected, and to pair our world-class team with world-class opportunities.
As a business with roots in a one-of-a-kind self-built training venue in 2011, that has grown to take on the largest freerunning jobs in Australia, we understand the importance of solving problems rapidly and with clear communication to all stakeholders. We have never failed to find a solution that works for everyone – our valued clients and our wonderful team. No matter the particular needs or budget of your project, together we will overcome all obstacles.
Totally stoked with you boys. Really great working with you and look forward to next time.
Ben – Head of Experiential, Mango (DDB)
“THE CROWD LOVED YOUR PARKOUR”
Danni – Warringah Council Events
We are currently running outdoor classes in one of Sydney's most fantastic waterfront parks, Little Manly Point! Come along and join in, whatever your skill level, and afterwards have a swim in the beautiful beaches literally around the corner!
Classes will appear below:
Are you interested in some one-on-one time with a knowledgeable Parkour trainer? Check out our Trainer Network and find your closest specialist, or contact us for more information.
Safe and engaging Parkour classes
In the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Find a Trainer
Here is our network of Jump Squad trainers. This group represents the pinnacle of Parkour personal training in Australia. Each and every one of them can take you further than you ever imagined you would go.
Become a Trainer
There is a huge and growing demand for skilled Parkour and real-world inspired functional personal trainers in Australia. Are you a qualified PT and want to expand your knowledge, learn new skills and add value to your clients? We run accreditation workshops to become a Jump Squad trainer that will teach you the fundamentals of safely training, teaching and progressing with Parkour. If you complete the course, you will receive comprehensive support from the best coaches in the country and be added to our network of trainers, including a profile on our website.
More about this coming soon.. in the meantime contact us.
+61 404 090 409
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