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Basic Training 10/16

Time: October 16, 2011 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Lowell HS
Street: 1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
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: Oct 16, 2011

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Event Description

Meeting at the main staircase.


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...

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

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 Jason on October 15, 2011 at 10:50am
Sounds good, man.
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on October 14, 2011 at 10:00pm
...we were just saying that the existing spot rotation for Sundays feels a little repetitive, even if we have about 10 spots on the calendar only in SF

We might bring new locations on board soon, and suggestions are welcome.

There's a good general consensus among the training organizers though that Sunday's basic, "beginners" sessions are not the ones where new locations should be tested. It's preferable to have a slightly 'boring' spot (for the experienced practitioners) but guarantee a predictable outcome to beginners and newcomers. Also when something goes wrong ("firebreak" last week, i.e.) we may know better how to handle it.

We might start testing new spots soon on Friday nights, but schools would probably not work that time of the day in Fall/Winter...
Comment by Jason on October 14, 2011 at 8:42pm
Just curious, has anyone been to Abraham Lincoln HS lately? I know they were doing some renovating a while back.  Maybe we could check that place out instead?

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