Entries by eliot

Parkour before profits – our reaffirmation for community driven progress

There are so many wonderful opportunities for Parkour’s development – we have seen work by communities around Australia who are using parkour to help school children be fit and health, for people with disability to redefine what they are capable of, for marginalised communities to develop confidence, and many others. Parkour offers something uniquely valuable […]

Open Letter to the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique on the encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour

This letter was written in response to movements by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) to develop parkour-like activities as a FIG discipline with the view to claim representation of the Parkour community at the international level. For more information you can read about the events here To President Morinari Watanabe We are writing to […]

APA Blood Drive

We are coming up to the giving season and in true giving spirit, we are launching the APA Blood Drive! This is a campaign to encourage everyone in the parkour community (who can) to donate blood. According to the Red Cross, 1 in 3 Australians will need donated blood, but only 1 in 30 make […]

Do it in a dress: Global jam for change

Earlier this month, the world’s first Do it in a Dress: Global Parkour Jam for Change happened, led by Amy Han from Melbourne, who also happens to be our Vice Pres! Amy volunteers as an ambassador for One Girl, a charity on a mission to raise awareness and funds for girls in Africa to go […]

Happy 10th Birthday APA!

On Saturday, the Association celebrated its 10th birthday, surrounded by practitioners at the 2016 NatGat in Brisbane. There was BBQ, videos, training all weekend and cake! In 10 years we have seen parkour grow and grow in Australia, we have taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of instructors. The Association its self has had to grow […]

Perth NatGat 2015 a success and a gender equal committee!

  Tracuers all around Australia are still on the come-down from an awesome week of training in Perth for this year’s Annual National Gathering. Around 80 traceurs from all around the country (as well as a big group from Singapore and some special guests from the UK) converged on Perth city for about 4 days of […]