APK Delivers another School Kit

This week we delivered fun, creativity, and a love for movement to students at Ida B Wells Middle School in Washington DC. Our parkour program is taught as one section of their Physical Education classes. According to several of their PE teachers, it is one of the most engaging units they do in their entire program. For the past few years, APK has been working closely with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), bringing parkour to over 30 middle schools in…

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The Michigan National Parkour Jam XII

For the twelfth year in a row, Parkour practitioners descended upon the mitten state for Michigan National Jam. Now co-hosted by the University of Michigan Parkour Club and APK Affiliate Phoenix Freerunning Academy, it remains as one of the longest running Parkour events in the US. The three-day event kicked off on Friday at Phoenix Freerunning Academy, moving to the legendary Flint Grand Fountain for Saturday, and finishing with casual training and swimming in Ann Arbor. With the Parkour culture…

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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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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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