Mastering parkour a real balancing act

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Future X5 Academy stars Marrcus Sorfleet, 6, and Bohdi Schmidt, 9, get a lesson in balance from DMC's Jimmy James Pham.
Camera IconFuture X5 Academy stars Marrcus Sorfleet, 6, and Bohdi Schmidt, 9, get a lesson in balance from DMC's Jimmy James Pham. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Aspiring South West free runners were treated to a masterclass on Thursday when X5 Academy hosted Sydney-based group Dauntless Movement Crew at its Halifax gym.

The two groups came together for a special joint performance ahead of DMC’s Jump First, Ask Later performance at BREC on Friday night, a venture both groups were more than happy with.

“Our producers thought it would be a great idea for us to come down here and just collaborate and meet the local parkour crew,” DMC member Joseph Carbone said.

DMC was only in town until Saturday, but the crew’s presence in the region resonated strongly with locals, including X5’s own Marc Hay and BREC executive director Fiona de Garis.

“It’s been a good experience, once in a lifetime even,” Mr Hay said.

“It shows the kind of variety around of people around the world who train in parkour and free running.”

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