Give us a brief background about yourself and how you became involved in parkour.

I’ve always been a high energy individual, always loved to jump and play.  I started in martial arts, and built awareness and control through that.  When I found out about [Parkour] it was a perfect outlet for me and my type of energy.  When I started, there were no teachers, so I had to teach myself, and now I have been able to come as far as I have today.

How has parkour impacted your life? What are some of the positive benefits you have found from this sport?

Parkour has definitely taken me places.  I’ve been to trade shows and events with companies.  I’ve been able to become an ambassador for products in other companies.  I’ve made some amazing friends and trained with some fantastic athletes. It’s been a model for success.  I’ve been able to relate the way I train to how I approach every day life.  It’s been very fulfilling for me, especially the fact that I’ve been able to share what I’ve learned on YouTube.

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Your YouTube channel boast approximately 120,000 (subscribers). Can you tell me what motivated you to make so many detailed videos?

I’ve always had a passion for sharing knowledge.  When I was in martial arts I would always bring people in to my classes, just because I wanted to have them learn what i learned.

I wanted to give as many tips about a movement because when I started, there were no teachers.  So, I wanted to put all the knowledge out there for all the people who started like me, who,  where there is no gym;  they are not in a city where there is a big community.  So I wanted to put out all that information so that they had in one video, kind of like a free online class.  They won’t have to struggle with learning the way I did so they can progress faster, become better, and have more fun!

In addition to your YouTube channel you have been recognized as a community leader through teaching parkour classes, holding workshops and other special events. Why do you feel it’s so important to give back and to be involved in the parkour community?

If you’re holding back knowledge, you’re holding back progression and advancement.  The way I see it, what if you have a five year old who couldn’t say “mama”, or “dadda”? Something inside you tells you, “I want to help that person progress.” If you’re better than someone and you recognize that someone is struggling with something and you know how to help them, I feel like it would irresponsible to not take part and say, “look, let me help you out. This is a way I learned to overcome that.” The more we can share, the more we can become connected.  The community will grow and will be a lot stronger.

Throughout the years you’ve gained numerous sponsors and have had opportunities to travel all over, What was one of your favorite parkour experiences?

One that was memorable for me was placing third in the Red Bull Art of Motion in 2010, where Red Bull partnered with WFPF and sent some athletes down to Tampa.  I ended up being the highest scoring American.  There were a lot of people I looked up to, and I was not expecting to place at all.  I had not heard my name when they were calling the top 8. But sure enough I was third.  It was a nifty moment for me, because it was very unexpected.  

It was very reassuring for me in a way.  My favorite part about it was being with other athletes; literally other people who train, who love to do what you do 24/7, and get to do it 24/7.  I’ve been able to get some great friends out of that.

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If you had any advice for the next generation of athletes what would you tell them?

Definitely share what you’ve learn, because if you hold back knowledge, you’re holding back progression.  If somebody else is better than you, that means you can learn from them.  If somebody ends up better than you, whether it’s under your control or not, you would want them to help you.  Share what you know, and have as much fun learning as possible. Make a difference. If you get bored, help someone else.

Check out Kyle’s tutorials here. To get updates on what he’s doing follow him on facebook.  

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We'll help display careers related to:
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We'll have a fully interactive 20X20 Booth featuring our Middle School Parkour Kit, plus a Parkour Rig and other equipment on display in various stages of manufacture.

We'll also have videos showing our Parkour in Schools Program, some of the Television shows we've made and Performances from Madonna to Mercedes Benz, World Chase Tag, and Parkour Gyms.

We're grateful to Jenna French, TMP of Shenandoah County for this opportunity!

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We're very excited to announce that we will be presenting at the Worlds of Work Expo where over 3,000 kids from 7 counties in Virginia will get to learn about career choices. We'll help display careers related to: Health and Wellness - Coaching, Physical Education, Sports Physiotherapy Design and Manufacturing - CAD, CNC Work, Metal and Woodworking Professional Athletes - @worldchasetag and Parkour We'll have a fully interactive 20X20 Booth featuring our Middle School Parkour Kit, plus a Parkour Rig and other equipment on display in various stages of manufacture. We'll also have videos showing our Parkour in Schools Program, some of the Television shows we've made and Performances from Madonna to Mercedes Benz, World Chase Tag, and Parkour Gyms. We're grateful to Jenna French, TMP of Shenandoah County for this opportunity! Virginia Department of Education Virginia Economic Development Partnership #health #education #work #school #wellness #parkour
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Are you interested in playing Chase Tag Professionally? If so APK is hosting an online tryout for the 2022 @worldchasetag season! For More Details check out the LINK IN BIO! #dontgetcaught
In the meantime enjoy a great Chase with @ethantwistz hunting down @brother_pk
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Are you interested in playing Chase Tag Professionally? If so APK is hosting an online tryout for the 2022 @worldchasetag season! For More Details check out the LINK IN BIO! #dontgetcaught In the meantime enjoy a great Chase with @ethantwistz hunting down @brother_pk . #apkblue #apkgrey #apkwct #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks
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Good luck to all of the athletes competing in the WFPF USA Parkour Cup this weekend!

American Parkour is going to equalize the prize money for men and women. 

APK will award the winner of both Speed and Freestyle Women's division $200 each. No strings attached.

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Good luck to all of the athletes competing in the WFPF USA Parkour Cup this weekend!

American Parkour is going to equalize the prize money for men and women. 

APK will award the winner of both Speed and Freestyle Women's division $200 each. No strings attached.

#parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks
#sportswomen #sports #sport #womeninsports #athletes #fitness  #sportlife #gym #motivation #makeitright #integrity #equity #sportsequity
Good luck to all of the athletes competing in the WFPF USA Parkour Cup this weekend! American Parkour is going to equalize the prize money for men and women. APK will award the winner of both Speed and Freestyle Women's division $200 each. No strings attached. #parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks #sportswomen #sports #sport #womeninsports #athletes #fitness #sportlife #gym #motivation #makeitright #integrity #equity #sportsequity
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At APK we strive to support all Athletes, and so in honor of National Women in Sports day we have our own @mel2toes working hard in the gym as always 💪 . #parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks
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APK is holding tryouts for the 2022 WCT Season! If you're interested in trying out, you'll need to do the following.

Create a Tryout Video (Details for that are on our YouTube LINK IN BIO)

Upload that Video to Google Drive and Share that video/folder with apksubmission@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is the Ides of March (if you don't know when that is, better find out)

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This does NOT mean we are scrapping all our previous athletes, in fact you'll most likely see most of them again (because we have some BEASTS on our team) but we do want the best athletes for our teams (as the brothers say, they want to see the best people chase). So holding tryouts opens the doors for new athletes to enter the sport 

Now Good Luck! And remember, Don't Get Caught

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APK is holding tryouts for the 2022 WCT Season! If you're interested in trying out, you'll need to do the following. Create a Tryout Video (Details for that are on our YouTube LINK IN BIO) Upload that Video to Google Drive and Share that video/folder with apksubmission@gmail.com The deadline for submissions is the Ides of March (if you don't know when that is, better find out) QUICK CLARIFICATION FOR OUR APK FANS This does NOT mean we are scrapping all our previous athletes, in fact you'll most likely see most of them again (because we have some BEASTS on our team) but we do want the best athletes for our teams (as the brothers say, they want to see the best people chase). So holding tryouts opens the doors for new athletes to enter the sport Now Good Luck! And remember, Don't Get Caught #parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks @worldchasetag @wctfans
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Check out American Parkour Founder Mark Toorock's talk "Individual Together: Building Parkour and Movement Communities" as part of the Embodied Movement Summit. Please use APK's affiliate link (LINK IN BIO) to get your free ticket to this incredible event with over 27 expert presentations including Sebastien Foucan and Kelly Starrett
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Check out American Parkour Founder Mark Toorock's talk "Individual Together: Building Parkour and Movement Communities" as part of the Embodied Movement Summit. Please use APK's affiliate link (LINK IN BIO) to get your free ticket to this incredible event with over 27 expert presentations including Sebastien Foucan and Kelly Starrett . #parkour #freerunning #apklife #apkparkour #precisionsticks
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