The Mobius Collective is a group of experienced Parkour practitioners who have come together to share their knowledge and training tools and to help others connect more deeply with their training.
- Self-exploration and self-awareness
- Wellness and health
“What impressed me most about his training is his capacity to make exercise a rewarding and enjoyable experience regardless of one’s background. The diverse, often creative, training methods that he employs test your limits, encouraging you to improve, whilst still being fun… The result is a functional, useful strength that leads to a physical self-assurance applicable to any situation. You will receive no barked orders from Tony, only quiet support, a repertoire of tools that will lead to lifelong health and well-being, and a deep sense of personal satisfaction after every session.”
Dr Markus Kerr, long term student.
After much dabbling in Martial Arts, receiving a 1st Dan black belt in Taekwondo, playing capoeira for a number of years and experimenting with various other styles, Tony discovered Parkour while living in London in 2006. Since then he has dedicated himself to his own training and training others, founding a Parkour training school in Brisbane in 2008 and working with the Australian Parkour Association to develop Parkour as a discipline in Australia.
Tony has traveled to both London and Denmark to further his training and deepen his understanding of the practice and philosophies of Parkour. He is passionate about teaching and the promotion of holistic health and wellness through movement. As well as teaching public classes, Tony now delivers a Parkour-based youth development program, takes on private clients as a personal trainer, and is working with councils and architects to explore the use and design of urban spaces for play and movement. As the vice president of the Australian Parkour Association he is also leading the development of a qualification standard for Parkour instructors in Australia.
Tony’s teaching style is gentle and considered, and favours awareness and exploration over performance and emulation. His approach is focused on helping people discover their movement and how they can use it to achieve functional fitness, flexibility, mobility and strength in mind and body.
With an extensive background developing and facilitating award-winning, innovative, adventure-based development programs, primarily for young people, David is passionate about utilising physical activity as a conduit for personal learning. This passion fits well with his love of Parkour, its challenges, philosophies and practicality and his role as an Australian Parkour Association Instructor.
David is particularly excited by the outcomes of development programs he works with, both short and long term. Few things give him greater satisfaction than a client who shares their personal experience of a session and the positive influence it has had on them. Experience coaching a wide range of clients from highly disengaged young people through to corporate events has given David the ability to share knowledge in a manner that keeps him approachable while still being firm and in control. Having spent several years specifically working with young people with challenging behaviours has also developed David’s risk managment skills, keeping clients challenged but safe.
Truly enjoying your work is a rarity that David feels privileged to have found. The only thing he enjoys more than his work is spending time with his wonderful family, his wife and two (soon to be three) children and their very close extended family. When he’s not working David loves to go on new adventures with his family.
When he gets the opportunity David also loves to participate in a range of activities including board sports, basketball, soccer and exploring places that few, if any, have been.
Steve started his journey to the Health and Fitness world by joining the Army in his late teens. After a few years of training as an Infantry soldier and receiving the “Champion Soldier” award for his unit in 2004, Steve was accepted into the training courses to become an Army Physical Training Instructor. From there the responsibility of keeping the Army’s soldiers in top condition is the PTI’s sole responsibility and gained extensive experience in physical training and more importantly imparting this knowledge to others in a manner they can understand, break down, and quickly learn from.
During this time Steve was also involved casually with some gymnastics and teaching kid’s acrobatics at a local Academy of Performing Arts, culminating in an end of year performance. His easy going, laid back and fun attitude made classes an enjoyable experience from kids to high level soldiers alike.
It was here that Steve found his true passion in Health, which was in the science of nutrition and its effect on health and well-being. After starting a young family, Steve left the Army to commence full time study and become a Nutritionist now operating his own personal consultation business. Steve has consulted and guided around 100 people back to health with his unique take on nutrition and metabolism that includes research into many traditional cultures around the world, herbal medicine and modern biochemistry. Many gyms from Townsville down to Brisbane, as well as corporate health initiatives have also requested he speak to their client’s in order to improve their knowledge of how the body works and the best diet to suit them.
Nothing drives Steve more than seeing his clients consistently showing improvements in conditions they where desperate to resolve. Removal of thyroid medications, control of diabetes and reduced dependence on its medications, resolving skin conditions, Irritable Bowel disorders and allergies are all a part of the results seen by patients under Steve’s careful guidance.
Discovering Parkour during this time in Townsville also quickly fitted in with his beliefs and values of what the human body and mind are capable of and quickly adapted his physical and training experience to become the Australian Parkour Association representative for Townsville.
Nipon’s journey first began 5 years ago when he accidentally discovered the physical discipline of Parkour on a short Tv segment. From his first Parkour class with the Australian Parkour Association to now being a senior instructor, his passion for the discipline has sent him all over Australia to share his knowledge and make many great friends along the way. Now an avid runner and barefoot running enthusiast, his interests have also branched to other disciplines such as, jujitsu, yoga, massage and free-diving.
Having gone through a tremendous amount of personal growth in the past year, in both his training and personal life, he has come to understand the importance of not resisting change and growths through holding on to our fears. To go with the current so to speak, and accept all facets of ourselves without resisting allows us to unlock another part of who we are as we continue on our journey through life.
With a left field and sometimes comical approach to teaching, Nipon is a strong believer in helping individuals finding and walking their own paths, in their own way, and essentially be true to themselves regardless of the activity being undertaken. Always with a smile on his face and the enthusiasm to match Nipon is drawn to those who, like himself, are on a journey of continuous self-discovery and growth because he knows that it is important to not go through it alone.
“What is little known about Brett Anderson is that he is a Master Martial Artist. He has more Black belts than I do canvas belts to hold up my pants”
Joel Roberts, creator of the: (Language of Impact) & (Impact Squad, the Advanced Course)
Brett has been engaged in the learning and practice of not only Martial Arts and Movement but also Communication styles for most of his life.
He began his journey into Parkour in 2010 integrating his lexicon into training sessions and camps bringing a new approach that is fun, relaxed, energetic and inspiring. Since doing this, injuries to practitioners have reduced to levels nearing zero.
“If you’re tired, sore or just run down from the traditional ‘Personal Trainer’ coaching method that leaves you feeling like you’re never doing enough and heading for the wall. Then it’s time to leave the hamster wheel, the rush to nowhere and begin the path of a sustainable, pleasurable, self-exploration, for life.”
Brett began his training at age 4 and has excelled in Martial Arts and sports playing for state and country. He’s won numerous awards including ‘The young achiever of the year award’ from the Rotary club. More than 8 premiership wins under his belt as a player/coach and even more as head coach to teams he’s never played for. He has a long track record as a teacher and coach of individuals and teams and has created leagues and leadership groups that span the sporting world.
Versed and fluent in 9 styles of Martial Arts, he has now left behind traditional systems and is forging a path into the unknown.
The thing about Brett is that he has no one thing. His calm relaxed state is intoxicating. He seems to have an intuition when working with people at their levels, that at times crosses over into the sublime.
His understanding about how the body and mind operates, personality styles and human behavior, leaves you changed for the better, stripped of the unnecessary, energized and freed up to
embody the power that lies within us all. He does this so subtly, wrapped up in play, in a way that is relaxed, enjoyable and always moving towards effortlessness. It’s not until you’ve reflected on the experience, that you realize how effective and powerful his teaching style really is. It kind of leaves you with a smile on your face, wondering “How come I haven’t been doing this the whole time? It just makes total sense.”
Those who have had the benefit of working with him often speak of having profound shifts in their lives, “spiritual awakenings,” a deeper connection with who they really are and a heightened sense of peace.
“For me, training is not about the techniques anymore, although they’re still important. It’s not about hitting goals, receiving awards or recognition. It’s about the essence, that connection to something else, something deeper. That something that is ineffable. It’s hard to describe but when you’re in it, sharing it, you just know.”
Benjamin discovered Parkour 5 years ago with the Australian Parkour Association in Melbourne. He started-out just like a normal student and trained himself to become a top instructor and a recognized traceur. Benjamin has trained with some of the best traceurs and martial artists in the world.
What makes Benjamin unique, apart from his awesome French-accent, is that he’s excellent at troubleshooting where people are at and what’s holding them back from achieving their objectives. He gets people to improve very quickly in a manner that is safe, fun and low-pressure.
Benjamin has developed his own authentic way of practicing Parkour based on everything he’s learned from his years of training Parkour and martial arts. Those teachings encompass areas such as: advanced recovery and relaxation techniques, how to use Parkour in real emergency situations, and mindset training.
People who train with Benjamin always receive the best advice to get from where they are to where they want to be as fast as possible for them. Often, at the end of a class, his students think back on the goals they had set themselves to achieve during the session realising that Benjamin had taken them well beyond what they thought themselves capable of doing. That experience can then be transferred into all the other areas of their lives.
Professionally, Benjamin is the Director of an IT-security consultancy.