Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Event Details

Basic Training 9/18

Time: September 18, 2011 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Lower Presidio
Street: Lincoln Blvd. @ Funston Ave. (meet at Presidio YMCA main post parking lot)
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2011

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Event Description

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

This location can be a little out of way if unfamiliar with the Presidio, so consider RIDES!
Easy parking at our meeting point by the Presidio YMCA Main Post gym: right there...

Warm up (and latecomers meeting) 50 yds away at this WW2 battery:

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 September 18, 2011 at 6:23pm
I thought we had a decent turnout, given the first Summer (sic!) day in SF. Thanks to everyone who made it.

Good training, but -man!- did the heat and the sun take a piece of me!
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on September 15, 2011 at 6:07pm

...point taken, Julien, thanks!


This session is relocated at the Lower Presidio.

Please see the updated info in the description.

Comment by Nick Romero on September 15, 2011 at 5:31pm
Doing a First Aid/CPR certification this day, so I'll be extra prepared for the next session!
Comment by Julien on September 15, 2011 at 2:42pm
I looked at the map and drove by (I live in the Presidio), and yeah, Langdon Court is completely not accessible, along with the bunker in the middle (I guess Battery Cosby?).
Comment by Julien on September 14, 2011 at 8:08pm
If I remember well, the langdon court area is under a massive restoration, I think the session should be moved to the lower presidio area for instance...
Comment by Seng on September 14, 2011 at 1:35pm
So much good stuff here, perfect for follow-the-leader, too bad I'm outta town this weekend.

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