American Parkour founder Mark Toorock was able to get in touch with old friend and Parkour founder David Belle to ask a few questions about Brick Mansions. Here are David’s answers as relayed by Florian Busi:
American Parkour: How did you convince them to let you add so much real parkour to the opening chase scene?
David Belle: I didn’t have to convince them, they knew why they wanted to engage me. The opening chase scene is a touch of Banlieue 13, the first movie.
APK: What was your favorite part of working on the movie?DB: Simple moments, including every single [minute] spent with Paul (Walker) full of complicity.
APK: How does this help your vision for spreading parkour?
DB: To be honest, nothing helped me to spread Parkour. But lots of people have been helped thanks to me… Lots of people and companies made and continue to make a lot of money with my work and with Parkour.
The facts are that today, Parkour have nothing (money) to spread itself. Things have to be changed, Parkour have to recover the full power to lead himself.
Note from M2 – About 7 years ago we were invited to participate in the US launch of District B13 in New York, it was an incredible honor then, and an honor now to go to the screening of Brick Mansions. David continues to be a big inspiration.Brick Mansions is in theaters now.
Patrick is a software engineer and consultant who's been doing parkour for a while now. Constantly trying to improve himself, at his peak, he lost 30 lbs because of parkour and martial arts. Currently on the mend, he's working every day to be strong to be useful.
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To start off 2023 APK is holding tryouts for our new Womens Chase Tag Team! 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 [email protected]
Submisions will open January 1st and close January 31st.
Also per World Chase Tag, 2023 will be the beginning of the Women's Season. Current Women athletes are not yet locked into a team for the WCT6 season.
Now Good Luck! And remember, Don't Get Caught!
#apkblue #apkgrey #apkwct @worldchasetag @worldchasetagemea @americanparkour @wctamericas @wct_memes_official #worldchasetag #dontgetcaught
Tune in tonight at 8pm on @espn to support @apkblue.wct and @apkgrey.wct in part 2 of the WCT6 USA Tournament!
#apkblue #apkgrey #apkwct @worldchasetag @worldchasetagemea @americanparkour @wct_memes_official #worldchasetag #dontgetcaught
Train to be your best in 2023!
Join the APK 365 Training Challenge for peer support and inspiration to stay motivated in 2023.
We've added 3 "Train Tracks" to suit your goals:
365 - Train Every Day
AMAP - Accumulate as many days as possible for the year
Weekly - Commit to training at least once per week
Join the group Here:
#apk3652023 #apk365 #apklife #traineveryday #parkour #freerunning
Watch the WCT6 US Championship on @espn 2 on tonight at 8pm - 12am ET! 🙌 A 4 hour special showing all the group stages back to back!
See our teams @apkblue.wct and @apkgrey.wct compete with the best in the US!
Keep an ear out for APK founder @toorockjumps as he kicks off each match with the iconic "Athletes Ready!".
See more about APK's involvement on americanparkour.com
Photo by @jesschan0
Buy your official WCT Athlete Jerseys at @e_vadr 👈
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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
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