JAMZAC is New Zealand's National Parkour Competition, running since 2017.
Date: April 21st - 23rd, 2023
Location: Flow Academy of Motion
Download full event schedule.
The competition categories take inspiration from those developed by Sport Parkour League. These categories cater to three common methods of training in parkour (skill, speed, style) and participants can choose to compete in one or more categories. See more below.
A series of short time-trials over various pre-determined courses. Participants will have a limited number of attempts to record their fastest time for each course.
Tip: We recommend training your creativity, precision, and agility in addition to speed.
A series of pre-determined challenges involving one or more specific movements that require confidence and precision. Participants will have a limited number of attempts to complete the challenges. Achieving each movement with precision within a single attempt will be rewarded with maximum points, each attempt after dropping in points.
Tip: This is all about performing fundamental parkour skills, so make sure you've honed all the practical movements. Additionally, practice transitioning from skill to skill fluidly, and of course, stick your landings.
A series of self-choreographed lines performed within a semi-confined environment. Participants will have up to 1 minute to make their way through the course, attempting to perform any number of fundamental and acrobatic skills in a single run. Participants are scored on flow, difficulty, execution, and overall impression. There is also a “Big Trick” prize.
Tip: The best runs involve a seamless flow of creative movement that focuses on one or two more difficult movements.
In addition to on-site qualifiers for the Style category, all participants are invited to submit a video for our online qualifiers.
Videos will be judged using the same criteria as the on-site qualifiers: Flow, difficulty, execution, and overall impression.
The top 4 submissions in each age category (4 adults and 4 youth) will be automatically entered into the competition heats.
Everyone at the open jam session at Flow Albany on Friday night will get the opportunity to help with course setup, however, the specific zones, courses, or challenges will not be specifically identified until the Saturday.
Yes, there will be designated warm-up/preparation periods for the various participants before each section of the competition. Please be aware that certain parts of the gym may be off limits at different times.
Yes! There is an open jam session ($18) at Flow on Friday night and we’ve structured the rest of the event to allow the opportunity for training in town.
If you need help with accommodation contact us and we’ll hook you up with a free place to stay. Just send us a message through the Facebook event page or email us at email@example.com.
Parkour NZ does not provide transport to or from the venue. If you need help with transport, try asking the Auckland community via the local or national Facebook group. Visit https://at.govt.nz/ for public transport options throughout Auckland.
JAMZAC is not a catered event. Flow Albany is located within walking distance of Pak’n’Sav and Westfield Albany (cafes and food court).
Parkour NZ is aligned with Sport NZ's Balance is Better approach to youth participation.
We integrate and follow the guidance of Good Sports resources including the Good Sports Spine, focusing on the Climate of Development.
This is especially the case in our competitive events, which we only make available to teenagers and adults. All parkour participants, especially those under the age of 13 are encouraged to focus on having fun, training with friends, attending jams, and not focusing on competition.
Anyone under the age of 13 is encouraged to come and watch and participate in the non-competitive portions of JAMZAC.
Phone: +64 27 747 8426 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri)
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