Patrick Witbrod

Patrick Witbrod

Patrick is a software engineer and consultant who's been doing parkour for a while now. Constantly trying to improve himself, at his peak, he lost 30 lbs because of parkour and martial arts. Currently on the mend, he's working every day to be strong to be useful.

Overcoming Fear – Ronnie Shalvis

Ronnie Shalvis the the mind behind some of the most recognizable parkour videos on youtube sent us an article outlining his steps to overcome fear in Parkour and life. It’s definitely worth a read! Overcoming Fear A question I often get asked, is how to overcome fear. Whether it’s a fear of heights, a fear of flipping or even just trying something new. I’m going to explain how we can come to understand our fears, and the steps you can…

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Recommended Equipment for Parkour

Parkour requires nothing. However, to get the best training experience, we have compiled a list of recommended items that help you with training and recovery. Clothing Pants that allow full range of motion also offer some abrasion protection, or athletic shorts that don’t restrict movement. TheAPK Store carries a variety of sweatpants, tough-wearing cargos, and shorts that we find work best. We don’t recommend the use of gloves because they may hamper your grip. Shoes and footwear The most important factor…

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Fear in Parkour

Parkour is often associated with fear and for good reason. Fear affects many aspects of parkour. It can keep you safe but it can also keep you from improving or even getting started. The first kind of fear is the protective fear. This is the fear that keeps you from making that jump beyond your abilities and stops you from trying that kong gainer. This is the most useful fear. It’s the guardian angel that, when listened too, can help…

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Être Fort Pour Être Utile

Usefulness. Everyone wants to be useful don’t they? A fairer statement may be that no one wants to be useless. What is useful? Different people have different definitions of the word useful. A traceur should have one definition, helpful in any situation that requires physical stamina, strength, balance, or agility. Our whole discipline evolved from a desire: Etre fort pour etre utile.  “Be strong to be useful.” In parkour we train to overcome obstacles. We train to make the 10…

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Setting Goals

It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year when everyone wants to be a better person than they were last year. If that’s you GREAT. Any reason to start is a great reason. I’m happy that you want to be better. Check out this helpful guide on setting goals.

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What better way to start your week then some beautiful movement from @bringeroflight5853
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Professional basketball player @michaelbizoukas understands the value of training natural movements using balance and your whole body
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@jayjamesrahyz dialing in new skills!
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@jayjamesrahyz dialing in new skills!
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Have you seen L’1nconsolable’s latest video Forêveur? If not, seat yourself somewhere comfortable and take three minutes to enjoy this thoughtful piece of poetry in movement!
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Have you seen L’1nconsolable’s latest video Forêveur? If not, seat yourself somewhere comfortable and take three minutes to enjoy this thoughtful piece of poetry in movement!
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#parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks

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@d3fythenorm constantly working and improving!
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@d3fythenorm constantly working and improving!
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Another fast, efficient, and smooth line from @bringeroflight5853 
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Another fast, efficient, and smooth line from @bringeroflight5853
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