Mark Toorock

Mark Toorock

Child at heart. Founder of American Parkour. Champion of play. Runs the APK Academy and Primal Fitness in Washington, DC.

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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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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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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