Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

Progression Session

Event Details

Progression Session

Time: September 30, 2011 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Presdio YMCA proximity
Street: Lincoln Blvd. @ Funston Ave. (meet at Presidio YMCA main post parking lot)
City/Town: SF
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Event Type: progress, progression, parkour, conditioning, training, bapk, bay area, san francisco
Organized By: BApk
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2011

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Event Description

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...we'll be meeting exactly where described on the map above, and we'll be warming up at the nearby WW2 battery; where we'll spend most of the time; try to show up not later than 7:30.

Session description:

This training provides a healthy and motivated atmosphere for existing practitioners to progress their parkour, and to do this in a safe, peer-reviewed, no-BS and no-sitting around way. :)

The goal of these sessions is to enhance the effectiveness of our parkour practice, through advancements in precision, speed, control, power, stamina, resistance, determination and confidence. The mean to achieve this, will be perfecting short combinations of basic movements through intense repetitions in order to ultimately trigger instinctive reactions and reduce transition time.

The more experienced practitioners will set a positive example by focusing on a thorough warm up, dynamic stretching, cardio-vascular resistance and precise repetition of movement. There will be no showing off, rather humbly passing on of knowledge, in a group effort to keep up the pace of the drills and advance together. Also we will try to maintain our focus on uninterrupted motion from drill start to finish (A-to-B). All while keeping safety as paramount.

While there may be different physical or technical skill levels represented at these sessions, everyone will keep an eye out for anybody needing advice or encouragement. Absolute novices, with no previous experience in group training of parkour or other physical disciplines, are advised to consider first beginning with a Basic Training (Sundays).

The perception that parkour practice is fun, yet being "a discipline, not a game" will be tangible and is required.

Everybody pls. check this frequently asked questions about liability.

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Comment by SafeNSure on July 17, 2011 at 9:42am

I'm out of this unfortunately, but I encourage you to train no matter what...

I was feeling grouchy and under the weather the other night, after a long/tiring week, but I forced myself to train 45 packed minutes, go home, take a steaming shower and some Ibuprofen.The following day I was swimming in Carmel.

Not sure that I'd have been equally regenerated by a nap on the couch.


Comment by Julien on July 15, 2011 at 7:51am
I might come a bit earlier as I'll have to leave early...
Comment by SafeNSure on July 1, 2011 at 7:30pm
...if peeps think it's too hot to come out and train, just come over and take a dip. It's beautiful tonight.

People are splashing like in Copacabana...
Comment by NoHero on June 29, 2011 at 8:05pm
I missed an entire day today due to DMV. I can't take off early this Friday.
Comment by Keenan "Nomad" Manely on June 10, 2011 at 4:08pm
Schools almost over I'll be coming back to these this july for sure!
Comment by Fugginjo on June 10, 2011 at 2:37pm
Change of plans. Will be at sf art academy rooftop at 6. Holla
Comment by Fugginjo on June 10, 2011 at 11:05am
I'll be at sfsu around 630ish. Tryna get back on it...
Comment by Bay Area Parkour on June 10, 2011 at 9:54am
..since the "official" Friday session is taking a break, people training on Friday nights are encouraged (as always) to post on the Last Minute Training thread.
Comment by SafeNSure on June 3, 2011 at 12:39am

...might be a little late, but I'll definitely be there.

I suggest to warm up at the parking lot, and move then to the Administration building (along Holloway) to begin with.

Comment by Sherwin Yu on June 2, 2011 at 11:37pm
Haven't been here for a while, but I'm back this summer! Who's going tomm?

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