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Basic Training 4/5 (featured spot)

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Basic Training 4/5 (featured spot)

Time: April 5, 2015 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: SFSU Hensill Hall
Street: 19th Ave.
City/Town: SF
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco, starting, beginning, coaching, free
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2015

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Event Description

MEETING POINT: map here!

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

Program:

- meeting at Noon; thorough warm-up (beginners and newcomers please show up on time)

- technical progression training

- conditioning skill training

- exploration of Hensill Hall surroundings


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 Eliot Gillum on April 5, 2015 at 10:15pm

Today was great, I had so much fun!  Giorgio was awesome--thank you!!!  Shout out to Ian, Leela, Benny, Will, Donovan, Vince, and Serena!

Comment by Bay Area Parkour on April 5, 2015 at 8:40am
Perfect dry spot to get a bit of training in this rare rainy day.
Comment by Seng on April 5, 2015 at 12:46am

Family in town, sorry I won't make it this week.

Comment by Chris on April 4, 2015 at 12:53pm

It's been a while since I took my parkour outside! I blame SFSU for taking all my free time haha. I'll RSPV maybe right now, but I will know later today if I can swing by.

Comment by Bay Area Parkour on March 25, 2015 at 9:17pm

After our successful, recent one-two combination, we want to give this spot a final strike before laying it to rest for a bit. This place is just too good, and there's so much we will miss this time also. 

But we'll keep trying... :)

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