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.

Cincinnati National Parkour Shenanigans

Back again and better than ever! Swift Movement will be hosting another round of National Parkour Shenanigans with the support from the rest of the Cincinnati Parkour Community. This year will also feature the Sketch-Tech Check Competition: a Skills comp like no other! Get ready to train at many of the cities best spots as well as Swift Movement Studio (an APK Affiliate). More info about Cincinnati National Parkour Shenanigans hereAnd about Sketch-tech Check – Skill Comp here

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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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