APK Blue Needs Your Support
American Parkour
by M2
4M ago
Support Team APK Blue’s Journey to the World Chase Tag Championships in France One of APK’s World Chase Tag team qualified for a spot in the World Championships. Team APK Blue, is a group of talented and dedicated athletes,and they are gearing up to represent our community at the prestigious World Chase Tag Championships in ..read more
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Xero Shoes Parkour Article
American Parkour
by M2
4M ago
Xero Shoes just released a great article about parkour. It covers parkour and safety for kids, parkour as a fun way to exercise for adults, and contains wisdom from Steve Zavitz of The Movement Creative, Travis Graves of American Parkour, and Sean Hannah of MonkeyDo Movement and Apex School of Movement. Main image credit: The Movement ..read more
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FIG Announces Parkour World Cup May 2024
American Parkour
by M2
5M ago
APK does not recognize FIG as a governing or controlling body in Parkour. That being said, we do want to alert all parkour athletes of potential opportunities. Here is the latest announcement from Mary McDaniel, Director of Olympic and Program Relations for USA Gymnastics. Hello Parkour Community, The FIG will be hosting a Parkour World ..read more
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MrBeast’s Crazy World Chase Tag Challenge
American Parkour
by M2
5M ago
In a recent video, the ever-creative and adventurous YouTuber, MrBeast, brought in World Chase Tag athletes for an exhilarating game of tag. If you thought tag was just a simple game from your childhood, think again. When played by professional athletes Kyle Soderman @minnesoderman and Roland Hannigan @roland.hannigan, it becomes a high-stakes, high-energy chase that keeps you on the edge of ..read more
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New Sébastien Foucan Documentary
American Parkour
by M2
8M ago
I remember sitting in the train station in Évry, Sébastien “sitting” while holding himself up, arms posted by his sides, rotating his mass in slow circles in each direction. He was helping me address my deep-rooted fears of falling. “If I got the power to fly right now, would I go so high up in ..read more
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Lighting the Path
American Parkour
by M2
10M ago
American Parkour founder Mark Toorock was honored to be able to give a spark talk at the Art of Retreat parkour gathering. Mark Says: “My premise is that we can help spread parkour by “Lighting the Path” for the general public. People see incredible athletes doing incredible feats and this is their image of parkour, and they don’t inherently know that there are “white belts” in parkour. There are parkour classes that start at the beginning, with basic movements that ..read more
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Why I got Spot Parkour Insurance Through USPK – And why I think you should too
American Parkour
by M2
10M ago
USPK has been hard at work getting insurance for Parkour Athletes. In the past few years, they have made great progress in this area, and they now have an insurance offering through Spot. The insurance is known as “Accident Medical Expense Coverage”, and there are two offerings, one with $10,000 coverage and a $1,000 deductible, and one with $25,000 coverage and no deductible. My understanding is that this is primary insurance, which is a critical distinction, primary means that this ..read more
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Is Jackie Chan the REAL founder of Parkour?
American Parkour
by M2
11M ago
Jackie Chan is well known for doing his own stunts, often without any wires or safety protection. He has been doing movements used in Parkour since the 1980’s, including vaults, flips between obstacles, and even descents down the faces of buildings! So is he the real founder of Parkour? We’d say No. What he was doing was parkour, but Jackie didn’t specifically set out to make a training method that others could follow. Actually, the founders didn’t either, at least ..read more
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MVMNTM Hosts World Chase Tag Chase Off
American Parkour
by M2
11M ago
MVMNTM Gym in Concord, California is hosting a World Chase Tag event on Sept 29-Oct 1. Friday evening will be an Open Gym session from 7:30 to 10:30PM. Saturday matches begin at 12:15 with Check-In for Athletes and Teams at 11:00am. World Chase Tag is the first and only global league for competitive tag. Two players compete head to head on the official course, The Quad™. Each Chase is 20 seconds long with one Chaser and one Evader. There is ..read more
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Gatecrasher – An all-women Parkour Action film
American Parkour
by M2
1y ago
“This film is all about highlighting high-class Parkour athletes pushing their boundaries and the boundaries of the sport. “Gatecrashers” will follow 8 female Parkour athletes as they travel through three European cities over the course of three weeks, training, exploring and having a great time.” – Renae Dambly Please help support this film by donating to the Kickstarter here: Gatecrasher Film This film is providing positive role models for women and girls in parkour and also sets the standard for ..read more
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