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Sébastien Foucan: A life in movement

From the origins of Parkour rooted in France, leaping over to the United Kingdom where he branched out and created Freerunning, Sébastien Foucan’s life has always been about movement and freedom of expression. He was there alongside David Belle and the other Yamakasi in the Parisian suburb of Lisses, where they adapted obstacle courses to urban environments, turning “parcours du combattant” into the discipline we now know as Parkour. After moving to London, Sébastien further developed the practice by imbuing…

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Renae Dambly at Beast Coast

APK is thrilled to announce a new arrival to our lineup of Beast Coast’s Special Guests: Renae Dambly will be joining us along with Dom Di Tommaso, Joe Scandrett, Calen Chan, Charlie Havill, and APK Sponsored Athletes Chad Zwadlo, Seth Ruji, and Luke Albrecht. Renae Dambly is a professional parkour performer and competitor from Denver, Colorado. She became the youngest coach at APEX Movement at the age of 16 years old. We reached her with a couple of questions in…

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DC Public Schools: One Year After Parkour is Introduced

February 12, 2018                                                                           For Immediate Release One Year in, D.C. Public Schools Parkour Program Has Kids Leaping with Confidence When Miriam Kenyon went looking for a new way to get DC’s public school kids active and engaged, she found parkour and DC’s American Parkour Academy (APK). Together, Kenyon and APK developed a curriculum that has been rolled out to 40 schools across DC and Maryland and is gaining national attention. Last year, Miriam Kenyon, Director of Health &…

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United States Parkour Association

Parkour is growing up, and along the way we’ve certainly had our share of growing pains. What we all share is a passion for moving, improving, and becoming stronger so that we can be useful to others. American Parkour is proud to be among the founding groups of a new US based governing body for Parkour, USPK.   Here is a governing body which is just getting started which is being founded on the principles of Good Governance, Plurality, and…

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American Parkour goes to SHAPE

We recently attended the SHAPE American Eastern District conference in Vermont. For those unfamiliar, SHAPE America is the Society of Health and Physical Educators – its members include a wide variety of people from Health and Physical Education: teachers, administrators and directors of health and physical education. We were fortunate for the opportunity to be part of DCPS’s Presentation Session “Por qué Parkour” in which their aim was to show why Parkour is a perfect fit for Physical Education classes in…

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