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Event Details

Basic Training 2/27

Time: February 27, 2011 from 12pm to 3pm
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: Feb 27, 2011

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Event Description

(This is NOT the lower Presidio training!

And we are changing the route from the last times there...)

- parking/meeting/starting at Langdon Court
- warm up run through coast path to Battery Cosby (South)
- back to main bunker (Battery Godfrey) for skill training
- more skill training at the Northern batteries (closer to GGbridge)


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 Ryan Fulmer on February 27, 2011 at 6:50pm

Got here at like 3pm.


Ryan Doyle, Nosole, Mr. Kong, and the extremely rare Minimoose + several others were in attendance.  It was an epic day.

Comment by Ryan Fulmer on February 25, 2011 at 11:42pm

pull a livewire and only use your hands.  For everything.


practice qm on rails.  Precision squats and rail walking.  Climbup progressions based off one foot.  30 muscleups for time.  

Comment by Garrett Smith on February 25, 2011 at 9:06pm

Due to an injury, I am limited in what I can do. I cannot fully extend my R leg, so that eliminates large jumps. I cannot do pivoting, twisting, or lateral stabilization, and that eliminates climbing and wall runs. 

I can do:

speed vaults (surprisingly)

kong vault progression/practice (but not full vault).

Drop landings. 

Small jumps that can be sprung from left foot.

Modified rolls (risky).

And ________ ?


I am looking for more stuff to do. I tent to like exercise that requires involves strength, speed, proprioception. Of course that's parkour!


I have had MRI and diagnosis for torn ACL and I need to find exercises that are safe, fun, and feel good. Because of insurance issues and because I need a custom brace, I am training without a knee brace.

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