Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Supporting San Francisco Bay Area Traceurs and Parkour groups by providing free education, resources, mentoring and training since 2007.




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"Good teachers create more teachers, not more students."



WHY BAparkour? Maybe to promote "the hard work of slow progression"?

Boys&Girls, Young Guns and juveniles (all a.k.a. "minors") please make sure your "caretakers" (parents, tutors, Uncle, judge...) read this. Thanks!
Also: some additional insight from a real case scenario...

<-- YOUR OWN ICON HERE!         As a brand new member, you may think that the "old lady" icon is fun... but it only means that you haven't figured out how to add an image to your profile, giving everybody the chance of spotting you right away... yet.

How to Practice Parkour: Starter Kit for those about to take the first step...
Brand new beginners (...actually: "everybody!") GO CHECK IT OUT!

BRAND NEW? Tell us about you first experience on the Beginners Group!...

Kaos Progression videos to learn safe approach to new techniques.

Training, practicing, tracing... all you want is go "do parkour"?!? Check random, last minute sessions, groups specific activity, as well as scheduled pk events...

PK SPOTS MAP! Check it out here and contribute to its growth (direct link)

This site is currently "dormient" and used mainly as PK related information repository.


Community Announcements

"Parkour", "Freerunning" and "ADD": an update.

BApk Sunday Basic Training scheduling.           GWHS news and update.

Conversation about "Keeping Traceurs and Parkour as safe as possible"!

Coverage of AmericanRendezvous and AR2 featuring Yamakasi members.

"Jump City" and "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" viewers welcome and follow up...

Training not recommended at Commodore Sloat elementary school: be aware of this episode there (also: other experience and related recommendations, and a direct testimonial here).


*We are not associated with any organization bearing our same name, but not centered, represented or endorsed on this online forum of volunteer practitioners and mentors.*

Check out...

...the difference between attending a "training" or a "jam". to get stronger "the traceur way".

...all the previously  featured videos. Mostly "must see".

Kaos Progression videos to learn safe approach to new techniques.

...the very rich resources section explaining the origins of this community, describing the founders program, and answering doubts on liability, Parkour definition and locations.

...past events, which are not deleted, but archived in the previous calendar months, with all the comments and infos uploaded.



possible new spot in SSF 1 Reply

Started by Bay Area Parkour in "Spots". Last reply by Derek Magsanay Jan 6, 2019.

Tea with Teresa 8 Replies

Started by Seng in Media and Articles. Last reply by Bay Area Parkour Oct 29, 2017.

San Francisco School of the Arts - SOTA 1 Reply

Started by Bay Area Parkour in "Spots". Last reply by ApricotJam Oct 14, 2016.


Started by donovan in (Slightly) Off Topic Sep 10, 2016.

Community Member Nils for Congress 2 Replies

Started by Nick Romero in (Slightly) Off Topic. Last reply by Kirill Jun 2, 2016.

Parkour Gear

Started by Rocket in General Parkour Talk Mar 26, 2016.

San Francisco visit 4 Replies

Started by Manuel Kubicka in Training Sessions. Last reply by Manuel Kubicka Dec 14, 2015.

BApk shirts/jerseys - version 3.0 7 Replies

Started by Bay Area Parkour in BApk organization and administration. Last reply by Bay Area Parkour Nov 14, 2015.

Parkour Spots 1 Reply

Started by Omar Gomez in Training Sessions. Last reply by Bay Area Parkour Sep 14, 2015.


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Blog Posts

Enjoy your Parkour spots until you can...

Posted by SafeNSure on July 7, 2013 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

swing those arms!

Posted by monk on September 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Status Update

Posted by Bay Area Parkour on February 7, 2014 at 1:38am — 2 Comments

Parkour Generations' Stephane Vigroux "awakening"

Posted by SafeNSure on December 15, 2013 at 10:00am

Celebrate Parkour Community Diversity

Posted by Chris on September 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

Fear as an Obstacle

Posted by puck on November 30, 2009 at 8:30pm — 11 Comments

2 Tips on How to Enhance your Jump

Posted by SafeNSure on April 22, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

PKC at American Rendezvous 2

Posted by marisa on June 1, 2011 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Microsurgery (and parkour) changes lives

Posted by Bay Area Parkour on May 28, 2011 at 6:30pm

everyday parkour fail

Posted by Seng on April 20, 2011 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Bay Area People Should Check Out Seattle

Posted by Chris on February 22, 2011 at 5:56pm — 3 Comments

"Run" screening online

Posted by Seng on January 14, 2011 at 7:17pm — 3 Comments

Cramping: a how-to guide

Posted by Gabriel on April 2, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

BApk Trainings and Jams

BApk trainings provide a healthy atmosphere for new practitioners to start parkour, and for everyone to advance in a safe way. This is achieved in several ways... read more>>

A jam session is less structured than a training session, yet there are still several things to keep in mind. As always, the safety of everyone comes first... read more>>


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