Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Event Details

Basic Training 2/20

Time: February 20, 2011 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Mountain Lake Park
Street: Lake St. @ 9th Avenue
City/Town: San Francisco
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay, area, san, francisco
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2011

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Event Description

MEETING AT THE TREES!

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

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...

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 Seng on February 21, 2011 at 2:33pm
Good session! Not a big turnout, but maybe that helped everyone keeping focused and working on stuff. Didn't have to move more than 100yds from the meeting point to have interesting challenges for 3hrs.
Comment by Ryan Fulmer on February 19, 2011 at 9:57am
I don't like to be cold or moist. Too many winters in sf spent on a scooter.
Comment by Seng on February 18, 2011 at 12:41pm
I'll be QMing and hot lava in the trees. Doesn't get much safer while still being immensely beneficial than that in the wet.
Comment by Ryan Fulmer on February 18, 2011 at 1:15am
unless it rains.

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