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BApk Sunday basic training 12/14

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BApk Sunday basic training 12/14

Time: December 14, 2008 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: GWHS
Street: Anza @ 30th
City/Town: SF
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, BApk, Bay, Area
Organized By: SafeNSure
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2008

Event Description

For many the last Sunday training before the Holidays!

BApk t-shirts available at session!

Check here for RIDES.

Session description:
This training provides a healthy atmosphere for new practitioners to start parkour, and for everyone to advance in a safe way. This is achieved in several ways. Because safety is paramount, a positive example is set by the more experienced practitioners. This means you will always see warm ups, stretching, and slow progression of movement. It also means there will be no showing off, which leads to copy-cat behavior and subsequently injuries. Rather, people pass on knowledge humbly in a group effort to advance. While there may be several different skill levels represented at these sessions, everyone keeps a beginner mentality.

Another key aspect in this beginner atmosphere is the absence of media. There are no camera crews or reporters to get in the way or cause people to feel self-conscious. While individuals may bring cameras, they should politely ask before filming/shooting anyone other than themselves.

The perception that parkour practice is (and should be) fun, yet being "a discipline, not a game", is set from the beginning. While the atmosphere is relaxed and can be playful at times, horseplay is discouraged, and teasing, mocking, and cliquish behaviors are not tolerated...

Fall back location -for any events that forces us to leave the premises- remains West Sunset Community Center, a 5' drive away... but if you get there and can't see us, check the sport field and both of its sidestairs before making assumptions...

Basic/beginners training provided, but ALL LEVELS present and WELCOME!

Minors and Newcomers pls. check this frequently asked questions about liability. =)

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Comment by SafeNSure on December 14, 2008 at 11:23am
We'll be there, noonish, and assess the conditions.
Comment by hillexallen on December 14, 2008 at 10:26am
Wetness is good! That sounded slightly wrong lol

But anyway, we need to train with wet surfaces so we can be prepared for an emergency in the rain.
Comment by SafeNSure on December 14, 2008 at 10:00am
...even if probably wet.
Comment by hillexallen on December 14, 2008 at 9:44am
Nice small group today. Should be fun.
Comment by alex on December 13, 2008 at 9:57am
Sorry guys, finals and all. can't. :(
Comment by Kirill on December 12, 2008 at 10:32pm
maybe. Finals....I NEED to do well!
Comment by Seng on December 11, 2008 at 10:10pm
Haven't practiced in the rain much, should be interesting to see what technique adjustments need to be made.
Comment by Philosofist on December 11, 2008 at 8:02pm
I find myself practicing and then standing there watching people, I probably would do more if there was some thing where everyone had a partner and did like a one on one thing. Followed by like a run, pdq, with conditioning and all that. Just my opinion.
Comment by Iliketovaultthings on December 9, 2008 at 7:23pm
(groans) i might just go to capuchino........
Comment by kingtheking on December 9, 2008 at 7:05pm
i have finals the following week so...idk i might make it

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