Bay Area Parkour

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Basic Training 3/6 -relocated-

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Basic Training 3/6 -relocated-

Time: March 6, 2011 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: SFSU Hensill Hall
Street: 19th Ave.
City/Town: SF
Website or Map:…
Event Type: basic, parkour, beginners, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco, starting, beginning, coaching, free
Organized By: Bay Area Parkour
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2011

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Event Description


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 SafeNSure on March 6, 2011 at 11:30pm

I thought that today, given the constrains of weather and limited space, and the significant turnout (I think I counted 20 heads at some point, 7 ladies = 35%...), we had a terrific session.


Thanks to everybody who helped out organizing the 'traffic', with a special shout-out to Jodie and Ryan; also thanks to the South Bay crowd for showing up in mass.


Ha! And sorry for loosing my cool at one point (or two), but I had a sore throat and was having a hard time hearing my own voice. :)

Also, last (2!) times practitioners got a bit overjoyed training here, this happened, and as you all know we are really working hard on trying to prevent any preventable accident. So, thanks for your understanding.

Comment by Ryan Fulmer on March 6, 2011 at 10:45am
The mall next door has some nice covered spots too if we get bored.
Comment by JonnymanSF on March 6, 2011 at 9:48am
Chill, glad i checked the site one more time lol
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on March 6, 2011 at 9:26am
We are relocating this session to SFState University Hensill Hall, which can sustain pouring rain, and has never created problems with the authorities, differently from Sloat.

Meeting point mapped.

Hensill Hall (as visible from 19th Avenue)
Comment by JonnymanSF on March 5, 2011 at 2:55pm

Nvm did some lookin into your old posts >./p>

So we should meet at sloat elementary ?

Comment by JonnymanSF on March 5, 2011 at 2:49pm
Comment by SafeNSure on March 5, 2011 at 1:08am
Welcome Gordon!

But you did train with the Northern population from the foggy regions a time or two, no?
Comment by puck on March 5, 2011 at 1:01am
I just moved to SF. I'm looking forward to training with the people up here. <3
Comment by Ryan Fulmer on March 4, 2011 at 10:02pm

in case of rain we should meet at sloat down the street.

You can run an entire beginners session in just the covered areas. The covered spaces are pretty decent with walls, vaults, rails. You also do not get wet or slip too much.


But then again I want to go to sloat even if its sunny :)

Comment by JonnymanSF on March 4, 2011 at 8:58pm
Dope stuff, right next to mi casa!!!

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