Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Event Details

Basic Training 7/18

Time: July 18, 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: Jul 18, 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 Seng on July 18, 2010 at 8:36pm
Great representation today- must have been 15-20 people and it seemed like everyone was motivated and working on something for a good couple hours.
Comment by Elf on July 18, 2010 at 7:27pm
Behold! Here by popular demand is a montage of the better video clips we filmed today: http://baparkour.ning.com/video/bunker-wallruns
(It ends a little suddenly, but I did what I could.)
There are also a couple of amusing action shots in the photo section: http://baparkour.ning.com/photo
Comment by Elf on July 18, 2010 at 12:29am
Just found out that I do indeed have the day free, and I'm glad I checked here! This looks awesome. I'll be there with water, husband, and enthusiasm! :D
Comment by SafeNSure on July 16, 2010 at 2:01pm
"Exactly approximately"...
:)

That is, if you're not late.
We'll warm up there, and after move first North (along the bunkers, towards the GG bridge). Later we'll move back there, before we'll run to the last battery...
Comment by Atsushi on July 16, 2010 at 12:41pm
So exactly where is the meeting spot? Exactly where it's marked on google maps?
Comment by monk on July 16, 2010 at 11:53am
:( forgot i won't be able to make it, I'll be out of town on biz
Comment by kingtheking on July 13, 2010 at 12:14am
might try to carpool some Marin people into the city :)

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