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BASIC TRAINING 4/8 (repeat!)

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BASIC TRAINING 4/8 (repeat!)

Time: April 8, 2012 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: UC Berkeley
Street: 133 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA
City/Town: Berkeley
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2012

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Event Description

One of the finest institutions of higher learning in California also happens to also be a great place to train parkour. While the scale of the buildings may seem massive and intimidating at first, rest assured there are exercises for everyone from novice on up.

Meet on the steps of Doe Memorial Library overlooking the Memorial Glade to the north. Doe is just a few minutes walk from Downtown Berkeley BART; nearest parking is on the north side of campus.

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 April 8, 2012 at 10:32am

Alright, that's it: I'm gonna BART, bike annnnd pizza...



See you guys there.

Comment by Seng on April 8, 2012 at 1:04am

Hellz no! We're going to Gioia.

Comment by Benforcer on April 7, 2012 at 10:30pm

Would that pizza place be Zachary's

Comment by Seng on April 7, 2012 at 9:50pm

For those food-focused people, Will and I are planning to stop by a very good pizza-by-the-slice joint in North Berkeley afterward.

Comment by Seng on April 5, 2012 at 10:33pm

You guys are just trying to make me feel guilty about driving (albeit carpooling) from Oakland.

Comment by SafeNSure on April 5, 2012 at 9:23am

Ben, the three spots are in a car in which, "yes you can", take a ride in...


But if the weather is good it may be fun to bike&BART it, that was my point.

I'll decide Sunday AM (about 10:00am) and will post it.

Comment by Benforcer on April 4, 2012 at 4:15pm

I was either gonna bart or catch a ride with someone


Comment by SafeNSure on April 4, 2012 at 2:38pm

I'll be leaving from the Castro area around 11:00, and have 3 spots.

Or we could BART and bike...

Comment by Benforcer on April 4, 2012 at 12:10am

Can I carpool wit anyone??

Comment by Benforcer on March 26, 2012 at 6:51pm

Not missing the second time around...

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