Jack Yabsley

Date: 7th March 2015

Episode: 5

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If you’ve seen the action and chase scenes in James Bond Casino Royale then you’ve seen Parkour in action. You could be vaulting, jumping, leaping and climbing just like the movies with the guys at Australian Academy of Parkour, Exercise and Self Defence (AAPES). This is where military- type training combines with gymnastic techniques to get you through obstacle courses as fast as possible. It’s all about overcoming physical and mental obstacles in any environment with speed and efficiency. Head down to Tempe or Pyrmont for a class led by Australia’s best instructors or “traceurs”. You can join in on a series of parkour, free running and self-defence courses starting from just $10.

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Australian Academy of Parkour, Exercise and Self Defence

3/3 Wood St, Tempe 2044

Ph: 8033 5091

‘First Time Parkour’ classes from $10     

Prices correct as at 07/03/15


Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.

We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.