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Red Bull Art of Motion 2019

Red Bull Art of Motion (AoM) is an event where elegance and spectacle are at the forefront. After last year’s hiatus, AoM will return this year in a new location: Matera (in Basilicata, Southern Italy), the picturesque European Capital of Culture 2019 and one of the most fascinating and unique places in the world. Matera is the perfect theater to show off an equally unique competition. The best freerunners in the world will compete on the roofs of the city,…

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Getting to the finals of the World Chase Tag Championship 2019

World Chase Tag is a new sport based around the childhood game of tag, but with parkour based obstacles, timers, teams, and a whole lot more intensity. The court is 40ft x 40ft consisting of platforms, bars, and a slanted barrier around the perimeter. Athletes must try to evade for 20 seconds to score a point. Catch last year’s event on YouTube and stay tuned for this year’s final event where the American Team GNF (Going Nowhere Fast) makes it…

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Parkour at the NRV Juvenile Detention Center.

By Elijah Bowen APK Ambassador and owner of affiliated gym Blue Ridge Motion July 2019, I was given an opportunity to spend 3 hours in our local juvenile detention center in Christiansburg, Virginia, teaching Parkour and leading a discussion on fairness (a topic the center assigned me), for character development. This is part of a program they host called “Character counts”. It was a small group of young guys between the ages of 13 and 17. None of them looked…

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2019 North American Parkour Championship (NAPC7)

The 2019 North American Parkour Championship (NAPC7) garnered the highest level of competition in the world with bringing out top skill, speed, and style athletes in their respective specialties. With more than double the number of qualified athletes, we saw a much larger array of competition and many new faces in the sport parkour scene. In both the men’s and women’s divisions we saw an incredible display of talent with a couple athletes taking podium spots in multiple categories.  In…

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Art of Retreat 2019

The Art of Retreat is an idea-exchange platform supporting education, development, and leadership within Parkour. We come together twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall, to exchange new ideas and information across a wide array of subjects including coaching methods, education theory, best business practices, scientific research, architectural and urban design, global trends, and local community building. Come join us for the 5th Art of Retreat! We will be returning to Lake Wenatchee (Leavenworth, WA) for another year…

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