• JUMP SQUAD

    Australia's Premiere Parkour and Freerunning Team

About

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.

Jump Squad HQ was a custom built venue where we could teach the highest quality Parkour classes in the country. This little slice of paradise was built, by us, for everyone. The original Jump Squad HQ closed in 2013, after 2 awesome years servicing over 1000 members on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

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Mayor Michael Regan opening the venue with owner Djordje Djordjevic

Until we embark on the journey of our next venue, the Jump Squad legacy lives on within our students and through the amazing team that formed as a result. Jump Squad is a group of individuals who share a common passion for movement. The main arts of movement we practice together are Parkour and Freerunning, though we all have our own individual roots, motivations and styles.
While there is a core team who have been mates for years, every one who trains with us regularly at Jump Squad HQ and shares our passions is a part of Jump Squad. We are a big family of movers centered in Sydney and we are dedicated to spreading our passion for movement to as many people as possible, because we know it improves lives and makes our local community a funner, stronger, healthier and safer one.
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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.

  • Understand that this form of art has been created by few soldiers in Vietnam to escape or reach: and this is the spirit we’d like parkour to keep. You have to make the difference between what is useful and what is not in emergency situations. Then you’ll know what is parkour and what is not. So if you do acrobatics things on the street with no other goal than showing off, please don’t say it’s parkour. Acrobatics existed a long time ago before parkour.

    David Belle
  • 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.

  • Parkour is firstly about the useful side, to teach people how to trust themselves, to learn to be careful.

    David Belle
  • 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.

  • The philosophy [of Parkour] is always to advance, never to stop. If some time you have problems, like in life, if you have an obstacle you must always continue forward…Parkour begins when you find an obstacle in front of you and have to utilize your body to surpass it.

    David Belle
  • 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

    Services

    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!

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    OUR MISSION

    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)

    Shows

  • Totally stoked with you boys. Really great working with you and look forward to next time.

    Ben - Head of ExperientialMango (DDB)
  • It was fabulous to have you at the event, the crowd loved your squad and we’ve had great feedback about including you in our line-up, so thank you!

    Danni – Production CoordinatorWarringah Council Events
  • Wow! I watched this display with my kids and these guys are incredible.

    Freshwater Fitness
  • Nice one Jump Squad HQ!! thanks for coming to the 2012 Brookvale Show, the audience loved your Parkour!

    Warringah Council
  • Workshops

  • Thank you again for the excursion the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we will definitely be looking to incorporate this into our program again in the future.

    Russell Peake – Assistant Co-ordinatorOOSH, Pittwater Council
  • We have introduced Parkour as a way of allowing students to learn to express themselves creatively in a non-competitive sporting environment. Our students have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are keen to continue in future. The instructors have connected well with our students and have given clear instructions to help each students develop their skills.
    We will be utilising their services again.

    Craig Glassock - Director of Secondary SportNorthern Beaches Christian School
  • … In his explanation he told the children that safety and respect is very important. He was really clear about this. The kids understood that they cannot destroy property and they cannot jump of roofs.
    … It was fantastic to see, that this training became a mental thing as well.
    … I noticed that a child was a little bit upset about his jump, and that he couldn’t make it. Barnz told him that he had trouble with the activity in the beginning as well. The child felt much better and went on with what he was doing, but with more self confidence.
    … The kids had to put up fingers, one finger if you didn’t like it at all. And ten fingers if you thought it was awesome, and everything in between. All the kids put up ten fingers, so that was good. The kids had such a great time.

    What else was positive:
    * Very social person
    * Good with children
    * Everyone can practice on their own level
    * The activities were nice
    * Flexible in the days, also the activities and circumstances (it was raining)

    Melvin Klinkhamer - P.E. teacherKinma Primary School
  • Dear Djordje,
    “Wow, amazing, best party ever, awesome” were many of the words exploding from the boys mouths as they left last night.
    Thank you to you and Antek for your energy, enthusiasm and warm natures in guiding the 32 little boys through their first (for most) parkour experience.
    It was a dream come true for [] and I think his red parkour t-shirt that you gave him would go down as his favourite present of the day!!
    Please send me details of the indoor parkour weekend you are planning so I can spread the word.
    Once again, a million thanks for helping [] have the “best birthday ever”!

    Suzie
  • Jump squad is great!
    The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
    The children were thrilled with the skills that they learned and did not stop talking about Jump Squad for days.
    We thoroughly recommend this activity.
    Thanks very much!
    We will book again soon :)

    KateKids Cottage Middle Harbour
  • “THE CROWD LOVED YOUR PARKOUR”

    Danni – Warringah Council Events

    Classes

    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 are usually held weekly. Please check around midday the day of the class to see if it is still on, especially in the case of rain.
    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

    Trainers

    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.

    Contact

    Email Us

    contact@JumpSquadHQ.com

    Mobile

    +61 404 090 409

    Our Networks

    We are active on social networks. Follow us to stay up to date with the team’s activities!