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Event Details

Basic Training 1/17

Time: January 17, 2010 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Presidio WW2 Bunkers
Street: Langdon Court
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: Jan 17, 2010

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Event Description

(This is NOT the lower Presidio training!)

If you gladly remember (or if you missed!) The Massive, back in May 2009, you should try to make this.

We will "re-enact" the first 2 stations of the MWCJ:
- warm up at the main bunker (Battery Godfrey)
- exploration run through the Northern batteries (closer to GGbridge)
- skill training
- transfer run through coast path to Battery Cosby)
- more skill training

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 SafeNSure on January 17, 2010 at 7:22pm
I too think today was pretty awesome; even without flash&glitz...
Never judge a day by the weather!
Comment by marisa on January 17, 2010 at 6:07pm
That. Was. So much. Fun.
Comment by Seng on January 17, 2010 at 9:06am
Can't make it today. Weather doesn't look too bad from this side of the Bay, though, wish I could be there.
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on January 16, 2010 at 8:59am
Supposedly it's gonna rain...
With a drizzle, or light- on/off rain, we will be there.

If it's pouring, this will be moved to the Lower Presidio "covered" location (follow this link for directions).

Comment by orem on January 16, 2010 at 3:29am
Hey Seng, if you go, ride?
Comment by Seng on January 15, 2010 at 12:17am
I might be shooting but I can move the schedule around to make this, I will be there and in the mood for some follow-the-leader.
Comment by Koalapuff on January 12, 2010 at 12:13pm
I should be able to attend this one. Looks like fun. I will come if I can!

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