ome people who take up Parkour wish to start learning Freerunning or to move like the Yamakasi (L'Art du Deplacement). Or they just take a liking to other types of movement. The Australian Parkour Association doesn't teach flips and tricks, for one we are not qualified, and our insurance doesn't cover it. But we can provide you the details for locations to go learn them in a professional and safe environment. When learning movement arts like Freerunning and the L'Art du deplacement it is recommended you learn the spirit and principles of Parkour first or concurrently with your acrobatic training, as the spirit and principles are the same no matter how you move, just the end result is different.
If you are going to the gym to start learning Parkour it is recommended that you do not start in the gym. The reason for this is that many people who start in the gym, never leave the gym. Because they feel safe in a padded environment, people throw themselves around and usually get hurt. After this happens many people are too scared to go outside because they think that if it's so easy to hurt themselves in the gym it will be worse outside. Learn outside first. Learn to respect your environment. Should you go into the gym afterwards you will then know when you are doing things that you would never do outside, this will make your training in the gym more realistic as you have better perspective.
If you have any Locations to add for your area, be they in a city or a regional centre then feel free to send the details to be added to this page.
Oaklands Rd Gymnasium
Tuesdays 8.00 - 9.30pm
$60 per term (there is no signup fee, you just pay for the whole term)
Oaklands Rd, Morphettville (at the corner of Rosedale Ave)
The gym is accessed at the back of the carpark (not the Marion Leisure Centre)
Thursdays 7.30 - 9.00pm
Session is $8.
39 Smith Street, Walkerville
This is an adult gym class and people who join in are expected to be learning gymnastics.
Brisbane Grammar School Gym
Tuesday and Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm conditioning, 7.30 – 9.30pm open session.
$15 for the entire session.
Tuesday and Thursday 8 – 9.30.
Saturday 2 – 3.30.
Sessions are $10 each or ten for $80.
The School on Mulley St, Holder.
Ying Li International Gymnastic Academy
Wednesday 6 – 7.30pm, Saturday 11am – 12.30pm.
$12 for a class.
Pretty much every kind of training, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Tricking, Parkour, Break Dancing etc.
11 Pitt Way, Booragoon.
Wednesday 7 – 9pm
$10 a session.
Gymnastics, Parkour, Tricking, Stunts and Freerunning training.
Phone: 9204 3183.
U2/ 3 Collingwood St, Osborne Park.
Five Dock Leisure Centre Recreational Adult Gym
Tuesday 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Friday 7.00 – 9.00pm.
$15 a session.
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Cnr Queens Rd and William St, Five Dock.
Phone: 9744 2622 or 9744 2701.
Homebush Olympic Park
Monday 7.30 – 9.30pm.
$15 a session.
Go down stairs, follow the signs to the gymnasium, talk to Dimitri or Sacha to pay.
Phone: 9763 0111
Australia Ave, Homebush Bay.
Campbelltown Airds Indoor Sports Centre
Monday 6 – 8pm
Riverside Drive, Airds.