For the twelfth year in a row, Parkour practitioners descended upon the mitten state for Michigan National Jam. Now co-hosted by the University of Michigan Parkour Club and APK Affiliate Phoenix Freerunning Academy, it remains as one of the longest running Parkour events in the US.
The three-day event kicked off on Friday at Phoenix Freerunning Academy, moving to the legendary Flint Grand Fountain for Saturday, and finishing with casual training and swimming in Ann Arbor.
With the Parkour culture moves towards competitions as the core of gatherings, the Michigan Jam is one of the remaining events that can be considered an old-school jam. It captures the essence of what Parkour is all about: the choice to train or just hang out, and an opportunity to meet new people or reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while.
While we prep the video compilation from the Jam, take a Tour of Flint Grand Fountain, which many consider the world’s greatest Parkour spot. What would you do if you could train here?
Stay tuned for the upcoming Jam video and see you next year, Michigan!