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BApk Sunday basic training

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BApk Sunday basic training

Time: July 26, 2009 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: GWHS
Street: Anza @ 30th
City/Town: SF
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay, area, san, francisco
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2009

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Event Description

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

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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...

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

Ha! And it's free, in case you were wondering...

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Comment by SafeNSure on July 27, 2009 at 9:45am
After all a not too bad session with a good dozen in attendance.
(I'm sorry if some are bored by GWHS, but it's by far the best place to teach beginners in town, AND the best placed to regain focus or train new stuff for the more intermediate of us -IMO-).

Also: thanks very much to everybody who volunteered and helped out with Jibril's documentary!
Hopefully it will help the propagation of a positive image of parkour.
I hope they will able to integrate it with some meaningful voice-over about the origins and philosophy background of the discipline.
Comment by bucketofsunshine on July 26, 2009 at 2:20pm
can't and didn't go. sorry. church took too long.
Comment by SafeNSure on July 26, 2009 at 10:56am
I'll be there for a couple of hours, even if I'm not feeling too well...
Might as well be useful for others.
Comment by Bonez415 on July 26, 2009 at 2:39am
aiint going imma watch the gold cup finals!!!
Comment by kingtheking on July 26, 2009 at 12:45am
if i show up and am only one there... i wont be happy panda lol
Comment by bucketofsunshine on July 25, 2009 at 3:50pm
i'ma be late if i come.
Comment by Iliketovaultthings on July 24, 2009 at 7:51pm
i'm pretty sick of this place to be honest
Comment by Seng on July 23, 2009 at 3:33pm
going camping this weekend, see y'all next week.

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