Train Hard - Stay Humble
Time: September 26, 2010 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Presidio WW2 Bunkers
Street: Langdon Court
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Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2010
(This is NOT the lower Presidio training!)
- 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.-
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...