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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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DC’s 2019 North American Women’s Parkour Gathering

Since 2010, the North American Women’s Parkour Gathering has brought practitioners together from across the globe to share their voices and their movement with one another. From teaching workshops and sessions to designing the shirts and posters, it is an event conceived, organized, and executed by women within the community every step of the way. This year, the DC Area Women’s Parkour community is thrilled to be hosting this gathering in the capital at the end of the month from…

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The Midwest Parkour League kicks off at Swift Movement

The Midwest Parkour League started its 2019 season strong with a rollercoaster of a competition hosted by Swift Movement Studio in Cincinnati on April 13. Sixteen competitors took to the floor to compete in Skill, Speed, and Style events. The Skill event was a single round skill jam with athletes striving to complete increasingly difficult challenges in different movement categories. The categories were Strides/Precisions, Vaults, Bar Work, and Wall / Cat Hang challenges. In the Men’s division, Ethan Guzman (Swift…

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Jesse Harrison Interview

Meet Jesse Harrison, co-owner of Phoenix Freerunning Academy in Livonia, Michigan, and APK’s newest Sponsored Athlete. We sat down with Jesse and asked him a few of questions to help you get to know him better. When did you start training? I have doing some form of parkour my entire life but I started training in 2010 when I was a junior in high school, so it’s been 9 years (and I’ve been seriously training for the past 7 years).…

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