American Parkour goes to SHAPE

We recently attended the SHAPE American Eastern District conference in Vermont. For those unfamiliar, SHAPE America is the Society of Health and Physical Educators – its members include a wide variety of people from Health and Physical Education: teachers, administrators and directors of health and physical education. We were fortunate for the opportunity to be part of DCPS’s Presentation Session “Por qué Parkour” in which their aim was to show why Parkour is a perfect fit for Physical Education classes in…

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Parkour Over 40

Despite what a sampling of YouTube and “People are Awesome” videos might tell you, parkour is not just for ripped 18 year old boys doing double flips. In fact, while these spectacularly athletic and often courageous feats may get the spotlight, they are not the actual majority of parkour practice. Instead, it is a practice enjoyed by many people of both sexes across a broad spectrum of age, physical ability, and risk tolerance. Classes are available for children as young…

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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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