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Art of Retreat

American Parkour’s Mark Toorock recently had the opportunity to attend and present at Art of Retreat held this year in Seattle Washington. The Art of Retreat is a parkour leadership gathering held annually. This amazing event combines movement sessions, seminars, and talks with other activities to bring members of the community together to share ideas. For me, the event always leaves me feeling very nourished and energized, so many people make great contributions, and their energy helps drive everyone forward. This…

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Seth Ruji is Joining the US World Chase Tag Team

American Parkour’s Seth Ruji will be joining US team “The Boys” and 5 other teams from around the world to compete in World Chase Tag (WCT) 3! A new sport that originated in the UK where competitors utilize parkour to evade or tag the opposing player. The rest of “The Boys” representing the US are Davis Vasconcellos, Joey Adrian, Tavon McVey, and Frank Mejia. If you don’t know what World Chase Tag is check out some of the highlights of WCT 2! The first two seasons were viewed…

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Brad Phillippe APK 365

People make amazing progress when they commit to even a minimal amount of consistent training. Brad Phillippe is no exception, after training for 5 years, hes seen great progress this year by taking part in the APK 365 challenge. Join the facebook group so you can follow along or get ramped up to join next year! Here is a interview APK did with Brad about his training! 1. How long have you been training? I’ve trained consistently for right around…

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Seth Ruji Takes 3rd in Apex International Speed Competition

Seth Ruji American Parkour sponsored athlete traveled to Colorado to compete in the APEX International Speed and skill competitions finishing third overall in speed! Check out his runs below! I took 3rd place yesterday in the speed comp at #APEXINTL! Great job to all of my competitors, especially @charlespoujade and @joseph.hendo! … Sponsor: @americanparkour #skillspeedstyle #sportparkour #swiftmovement #parkour A post shared by Seth Rujiraviriyapinyo (@sethjumps) on Aug 6, 2018 at 7:18am PDT   Seth Ruji is a parkour practitioner and…

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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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