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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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Coming soon to DC… the North American Women’s Parkour Gathering

If you are a female—or male—in the DC area you should be excited for this summer! Beast Coast isn’t the only hot thing in town. On July 26-28 local traceuses are hosting THE North American Women’s Gathering right here in DC!  The event attracts women from the US and Canada as well as from other parts of the world. Why create/host/attend a women-only jam? The awesome people of course! Oftentimes parkour communities, while completely supportive of women, are male-dominated. It…

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