Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

BApk Trainings and Jams

Training:
BApk trainings provide 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 daring, teasing, mocking, and cliquish behaviors are not tolerated...


Jam:
A jam session is less structured than a training session, yet there are still several things to keep in mind. As always, the safety of everyone comes first. We expect people to practice in a safe way. This means no excessive drops or other movements that are beyond your capabilities. While there may not be a structured warm up at these sessions, we ask that you keep your own health in mind and consider warm ups, stretching, and a cool down period.

Jams may be all inclusive or specified to a certain group designated by age, gender, skill level, etc. Please respect the parameters set up by the jam starter. While there may be several different skill levels represented at these sessions, everyone should keep a beginner mentality. Be open to offering and receiving advice, and as always Train Hard, Stay Humble.


Both:
These sessions are simply ad hoc meet-ups of anyone interested in Parkour, with no guarantee that anybody, (i.e. "of the coordinators", or "with first aid training", etc.), will be present. At jams it is indeed possible that no regular member will be present, or that anybody shows up at all.

To participate to any of the two, pls. review the mandatory reading "Frequentely Asked Questions about liability"

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