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New Zealand's Second Annual Parkour Competition Incoming

New Zealand's Second Annual Parkour Competition Incoming

JAMZAC, New Zealand's annual Sport Parkour event and competition hosted over ANZAC weekend returns to competition hosts Flow Academy of Motion in Auckland, Albany. The event will run from April 27th-29th. JAMZAC 2018 will comprise of the main competition portion, community jam opportunities at Flow and in Auckland City, and short workshops on parkour related topics by parkour community figureheads. The competition portion of the event is held on Saturday and Sunday, consisting of qualifiers (open entry), heats (top 16 participants from qualifiers) and finals (top 8 participants from heats). The competition will be split into youth (10-16) and adult (17+) sections for speed and style categories, and skill will be open to both (these categories cater to three common methods of training in parkour and freerunning; speed, skill, and style). The winners of the youth and adult online style qualifiers have been announced (Skill, speed, and further style qualifying will be held at Flow on the 28th):

Youth - Eliot Luna, Ziggi Kaitai-Martin (Dunedin), Sebastian Williams, Tom Mitchem (Hamilton)

Adult - Denzil Hogan, Reece Poko (Auckland), Louis Gower (Tauranga), Cody Veenvliet (Dunedin)

Parkour is traditionally non-competitive, however, competitive (i.e. Sport Parkour) opportunities are evolving. Sport Parkour encompasses competitive formats based on specific parkour and freerunning training styles – small snapshots of what takes place in wider parkour and freerunning training.

Parkour NZ: "JAMZAC is an event that represents a fusion of competitive parkour formats with traditional parkour spirit and Kiwi ideas. We're excited to build on the success of JAMZAC 2017 and think JAMZAC 2018 will be a real kicker."

People interested in competing are encouraged to register online at Spectators are welcome (see link for cover charge)! Visit the JAMZAC webpage and Facebook event for more details.


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