Bay Area Parkour

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Basic Training 5/15

Time: May 15, 2011 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: SFState - Hensill Hall
Street: 19th Ave, betwen Stonestown and Holloway Ave.
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: May 15, 2011

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Event Description

Training relocated to SFState Hensill Hall.


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 Julien on May 15, 2011 at 8:23pm
Ach, traffic was too crazy, I trained by myself at Lake Park...
Comment by SafeNSure on May 15, 2011 at 5:08pm

I really liked this one...

Also, good job everybody!

:)

Comment by Julien on May 15, 2011 at 9:30am

No problem, if I remember well, as it starts early, it clears up early, as long as you avoid ocean beach...

http://zazzlebaytobreakers.com/index.php?page=street-closures

most streets are planned to reopen after 11.30am.

Comment by Bay Area Parkour on May 15, 2011 at 9:18am
...unless necessary, try to stay off 19th Ave. (only open access through GG park), and to roads leading to it.
Consider organizing an impromptu training in the North part of town.

Sorry for any inconvenience!
Comment by Julien on May 15, 2011 at 8:57am

Mmh, now I am on the wrong side of the city! :(

Might be late then, to wait for the craziness to clear up a bit, and be able to drive there.

Comment by Bay Area Parkour on May 15, 2011 at 12:38am

Due to a combination of wet conditions at Mountain Lake Park and the Bay to Breakers splitting town in two, this training is reschudeled at SFState Hensill Hall (click for map).

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