New NZ Parkour Youtube

Yes, that’s right! We now have a new YouTube channel. The old one just wasn’t doing it for us, so we’ve gone and given it a makeover and a new name. We’ve re-uploaded some of our classic vids and put up a few new ones too. We have a bunch of new playlists and content […]

Taumarunui Youth Expo

On Saturday we were in Taumarunui for their local Youth Expo. We contributed to the event alongside the local council, St. Johns, a dance workshop and a sword fighting workshop. Free food, music, fun and games along with the other workshops and topping it off with a movie on the big screen = a good […]

NatGat 2014 Dunedin: Great Success!

The first national gathering in Dunedin and the 6th annual NatGat in New Zealand was held over ANZAC weekend and if Borat was there he would have said “great success!”. There were practitioners from all over New Zealand, from Auckland to Invercargill. There were even practitioners from Australia and Germany joining up with the locals […]

Review: Bare XF-210 from Inov-8

In this, our third shoe review, we explore the capabilities of the Bare XF-210 from Inov8. The Bare XF-210 is a “functional fitness” shoe, meaning that it was designed for Crossfit- with special reinforcing on the side for climbing ropes- yet I have found it to be a useful shoe for light parkour training and […]

Review: Feelmax Osma 3

For our second shoe review we bring you all the way from Finland, the Feelmax Osma 3. “Feelmax’s updated barefoot running shoe, perfect for all indoor and outdoor activities. Exceptionally lightweight, with a more breathable and water repellent upper. The Osma 3 features our new NatuRun Minimo™ outsole and an improved quick-lace system.” This brief […]

Safety Park 2 – Risk

This post is Part 2 in a series examining the safety of parkour. For links to the rest of the series, see the end of this post. A pastor and mentor of mine likes to say: “Faith is spelled R I S K” There is always risk in every activity that we pursue and this […]

Review: New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail

To kick off our shoe reviews we’re reviewing the Minimus 10v2 Trail from New Balance (NB). The 10v2 Trail is a trail running shoe and here’s what NB has to say about it: “With a natural foot position, a lightweight, flexible upper, and a rugged Vibram outsole, the 10 Trail is designed to endure the demands of the […]

Safety Part 1 – Is parkour safe?

We’re running a series of posts on the safety of parkour. This is Part 1 to begin the series. Recently our Managing Director Damien Puddle was on the Radio New Zealand Afternoon Show with Jim Mora talking about ACC and injury in parkour. Take a listen… While the interview was relatively short, we thought we could […]