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APK Supports Formation of United States Parkour Association

Recently, several groups from across the United States have come together to form an association that will represent organizations, leaders, & athletes from across the country by working together for the promotion, development, & growth of parkour. We are currently working to build a framework that supports open governance, good communication, and best practices. As such, we don’t have much to tell you in terms of specific goals, as our first goal is to make a foundation that works for…

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Kate Miller Interview

Kate Miller is a high school physics teacher in Arlington, VA. She has been with American Parkour for 6 years: for five of those she has helped run the DC Area Women’s Meet Ups which have inspired similar groups across the country to help make parkour more diverse and inviting. Before finding Parkour ,Kate did gymnastics for 20 years, 5 of which were Club Gymnastics at the University of Michigan, which coincidentally has one of the biggest and longest running…

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Timothy Chen Allen Interview

Timothy Chen Allen is a 53 year old APK Ambassador who lives in Washington DC and works for FEMA. He is currently working and training on assignment in Puerto Rico. Tim had his 50th birthday at APK Academy in DC and he and APK founder Mark Toorock have been close friends ever since. APK: How old are you? TCA: 53 Aren’t you too old for Parkour? Haha! Almost certainly. But I don’t feel 53… at least I don’t feel like…

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Parkour in the Insurance World

Last week, APK Ambassador Christina Caraballo went to Tennessee and had the privilege of speaking at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s HERe conference. The coolest part is that her presentation was centered around American Parkour! Christina shared how the parkour community, especially APK, has helped her to navigate the rapidly evolving health IT industry by moving outside of her comfort zone to help shape the future of healthcare through technology. In her presentation, Success is About Scaling the Wall in…

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Ambassador Spotlight Blake ‘Thor’ Barrett

APK Ambassador Blake “Thor” Barrett is a real-life superhero. He lives his life in a away that inspires and improves the lives of others, especially the children he interacts with on a daily and weekly basis. APK: We know you like to dress up like Spiderman, can you tell us a little more about that? As far as entertaining kids I got into it about ten years ago and I highly contribute it to my true start of training in…

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