OUR TEAM

JP GAUNTLETT

OWNER/




















LEAD instructor

JP has been a traceur for 8 years, and teaches parkour, strength and self-defence classes at both Tempe and Chullora gyms. JP has developed the trademark AAPES curriculum and has been instrumental in developing the best athletes and best instructors Australia has to offer.

JP’s trademark move is falling off things, and his favourite movie is ‘the Raid’.

 

DOM TOMATO

instructor/




















sponsored athlete

 

Dom Tomato is one of the world’s most famous parkour athletes. Full-time traceur, and AAPES sponsored athlete, Dom has attended and been in the finals of every Red Bull Art of Motion event since 2014. 

When Dom’s not beasting up the world, you can find him teaching at our Tempe and Chullora gyms!

HEESOO CHUNG

SPONSORED ATHLETE/





















INSTRUCTOR

An internationally recognised athlete, Heesoo teaches “Techy Tuesday” night classes at Tempe. 

Known for his serious flow, Heesoo came second place in the 2016 Parkour&Freerunning challenge at Singapore’s annual LCG event. 

When he’s not flowing around the gym, Heesoo takes awesome photographs of Sydney’s best landmarks and landscapes. 

 

CLYDE VAUGHAN

instructor/






















sponsored athlete

AAPES’ youngest sponsored athlete, Clyde has travelled Australia and the world in pursuit of the biggest jumps. 

Rarely seen without a smile on his face, and known for his signature dash vaults and smooth lines, Clyde teaches freerunning and parkour classes at both Tempe and Chullora!

ZACH ATKINS

instructor

Zach has been with AAPES since the very beginning, and has levelled up hard in that time. Zach is most proud of conquering  the two biggest jump challenges at AAPES 2 – “That day was such a gnarly day, such a gee up“.

Zach teaches our kids classes at Tempe on weekends. 

SAM "PLUTO" SANGHA

INSTRUCTOR

Sam became AAPES’ youngest ever instructor at just 13 years old. 

Sam’s most proud of teaching himself double corks, and still lives in deep shame that he cannot win against JP in COD.

Sam teaches weekend classes at our Tempe gym.  

MICHAEL KHEDOORI

instructor

Michael’s been training with AAPES for 1 year. Some would say his exceptional skill is due to AAPES’ amazing curriculum, others would say “JP, stop talking up your business”. 

Michael is in the gym most days, working hard, training hard and helping others come up with gross lines in the open sessions. 

Michael teaches at our Tempe gym.

WINSTON LIU

INSTRUCTOR

Winston started parkour in 2013, training with school friends in abandoned carparks.

Winston says “the best thing about teaching is when a student finally breaks through their fear and smashes the move/technique we were working on.”

Winston is inspired by his students when they realise their crazy potential in parkour. 

Winston’s signature move is the Scorpion. You can find him teaching at our Tempe gym.

STEPH ZITIS

instructor

One of Australia’s most well-known traceuses, Steph has been training parkour for four years. In that time, she has  fallen so in love with parkour that she has travelled across Australia and the globe for her training, entering and placing in international freerunning and speed competitions.

Steph teaches women’s classes on Monday nights at Tempe.

MICHAELA SMITH

strength INSTRUCTOR

Known for her crazy pull-up strength, Michaela has been training parkour with AAPES for three years. 

Michaela is particularly passionate about functional fitness training, being upside down, and loves sharing these passions with others. 

Michaela teaches strength and conditioning on Monday nights at Tempe.

GOOD NICK

instructor

Good Nick started with AAPES in 2016, and by training hard has developed into a poweful traceur. 

Good Nick loves weird, techy movements focussing on precise foot placement. 

An avid gamer, Good Nick  recreates the fun style of movement in video games in his classes, emulating that style in his Friday night classes at Tempe.

BAD NICK

INSTRUCTOR

Bad Nick has trained with AAPES since the very beginning. Bad Nick got his name by being the biggest whinger JP had ever met. Nick works hard, has grown and matured, and since outgrown his nickname, but refuses to let anyone call him anything else. 

Nick is an accomplished freerunner and traceur, with an  exceptionally confident and safe skill base for someone so young.

WILL CRAIGEN

instructor

Will started at AAPES as a student in the very first “first timers” class ever held at AAPES Tempe!

Our friendly neighbourhood ginger, Will loves training parkour because of the self empowerment and self confidence that can be gained whilst having fun and growing as a person.  

Will’s signature move is the “finger guns”.

Will  teaches at our Chullora gym.

 

JACOB TRAD

INSTRUCTOR

Jacob has been training with AAPES for three years, and has been an AAPES instructor for 2 years. 

Jacob always trains hard, and pushes himself to reach new limits. He says about his parkour, “I’ve done some pretty big jumps and dive cats. I’m proud of that.”

When Jacob’s not training, he’s busy being a fitness model; you may have seen him  featured in advertisements for Anytime Fitness. 

Jacob teaches at our Tempe and Chullora gyms.

PRADEEP "PEANUT BUTTER" SUNDARAM

instructor

Pradeep joined AAPES 4 years ago, and after overcoming a freak knee injury has worked hard on rehabbing, and now boasts beasts plyos.

Pradeep is passionate about helping others achieve their parkour goals, and nothing makes him happier than when one of his students accomplish something they were scared of doing.

Pradeep teaches kids and adults at both our Tempe and Chullora gyms. 

CARL LUIKER

INSTRUCTOR

A veteran of parkour, Carl has been training since 2010. 

Carl started training with AAPES beasts Dom and Heesoo and fell in love with the way parkour allows you to challenge yourself and change your capabilities. 

 

Carl teaches at our Tempe gym on Thursday nights.

LIL KENNO

instructor

The last remaining fan of Avril Lavigne, Kenneth has been training parkour for so long he doesn’t even remember when he started. 

Kenneth’s favourite thing about being an instructor is watching his student’s thrive and grow, and then claiming their accomplishments as his own. 

His signature move is screaming “KNEES” from across the room when he sees people climb with their knees – underneath the sarcastic humour, he really does care.

Lil Kenno teaches kids and adults at our Chullora gym.

TYRONE TERREIRO

INSTRUCTOR

“Is it a cat? Is it a lanky beanstalk? ¿Porque no los dos?”

Tyrone began training at AAPES only a year and a half ago and with his disciplined nature and always with a smile on his face, his cat-dashes have become legendary.

Tyrone says, “the most rewarding thing about being an AAPES instructor is the look on a student’s face when they achieve a jump I helped them break.'”

Tyrone teaches kids and adults at both our Tempe and Chullora gyms.

JOIN US!

Are you passionate about parkour? 

Are you passionate about helping people become the best they can be? 

Have you always dreamed of donning the green shirt and being a part of the best parkour community in Australia? 

Contact us to find out more on how to become an AAPES instructor.

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