Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

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Basic Training 4/25

Time: April 25, 2010 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Presidio WW2 Bunkers
Street: Langdon Court
City/Town: SF
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 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:
- parking/meeting/starting at Langdon Court
- 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

-THERE IS NO WATER AT THIS LOCATION! PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND BRING YOUR OWN, THANKS.-

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 marisa on April 25, 2010 at 5:53pm
"What ever happened to 'the hard work of slow progression?"
"The progression is slow, the movement should be quick!"

Well, I thought it was funny.
Comment by SafeNSure on April 25, 2010 at 5:30pm
I just wanna say that I'm beaten!
:P
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on April 25, 2010 at 9:24am
Anybody getting there late can check out the route we plan to follow here: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3654870
(going North from the starting point, and crossing back to get to the running part at about 1:45/2:00PM)
Comment by Seng on April 25, 2010 at 4:23am
I'll probably be late, but plan on getting to Crosby at least.
Comment by Koalapuff on April 25, 2010 at 12:26am
This looks great. I'll be there, but will have to come a bit late since I have something to do at noon.
Comment by SafeNSure on April 24, 2010 at 11:19pm
I guess I'd try anything once...
Comment by b2c on April 24, 2010 at 6:06pm
are you guys willing to try a "game" i've invented at this jam?
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on April 23, 2010 at 12:21am
BApk has had a basic/beginners training session every Sunday at noon for the past 3 years; pretty much with the only exception of Christmas and New Year's Day.
:)

Location varies... for more insight about the reasons and opinions please read here.
Comment by peter adams on April 22, 2010 at 8:59pm
is this always sundays? i wanna get started this summer but we need to know what day theyre on way in advance

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