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swing those arms!

If you've ever trained with me, you've heard me say over and over (other than lean forward) "SWING YOUR ARMS!" i have always been a fan of, and will every single time, tell you to use the full extension of your arm swing. swing both of your hands all the way (comfortably) behind you. as you swing your arms forward- don't bend at the elbows, keep them straight (other than the very slight natural bend that comes from remaining relaxed), don't tense up, and then reach out fully in front of you.…See More
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Basic Training 8/11 at Lowell HS

August 11, 2013 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Meeting at the main staircase. 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.…See More
Aug 7, 2013
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Basic Training 5/12 at GWHS

May 12, 2013 from 12pm to 3:30pm
After a long hiatus let's give again a try to the most classic Sunday session location ("est.d 2007"), and let's keep our fingers crossed. UNLESS THE GATE IS OPEN, we'll meet outside of it, thanks! 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…See More
May 12, 2013
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BApk Year-end Fundraiser Party! at Presidio Sports Basement

December 15, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
-SAVE THE DATE!- Come join your BApk training buddies and celebrate another great year of training, hard work and progression! For the 4th year, there will be free light snacks and beverages provided for all. Also, we'll be able to shop the store with a 10% discount!! (another 10% percent of our purchase value will go towards covering BApk yearly costs, courtesy of Sports Basement, so anyone can show his/her support by picking up some gear...).Finally, there's still a couple…See More
Dec 11, 2012
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Casting for Itzayana!

Hey Performers!  Here's an opportunity to be a part of a Petit Cirque du Soleil Production.  They are looking specifically for some traceurs and traceuses!  Check out the links below.  Good luck!Audition for ITZAYANAA Petit Cirque du Soleil Production featuring Carlos SantanaKrishna Alexander, Artistic DirectorAudition location: AcroSports, 639 Frederick Street, 94117Audition date 1 (auditions are closed): August 20, 5:00-10:00pm (callbacks August 21 and 23, time TBA) Audition date 2 (auditions…See More
Aug 16, 2012
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Basic Training 8/12 - East Bay at Laney College

August 12, 2012 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Head on over to the East side! That's right, East Bay this time, Oakland's Laney College to be more specific (meeting in front of the main building in the picture. Directly across from Lake Merritt BART station). Show up on time to get the most of it! 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…See More
Aug 6, 2012
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Basic Training 6/17 at CCSF

June 17, 2012 from 12pm to 3:30pm
MEETING POINT: behind Main Quad (map here!) SLIDESHOW Basic/beginners training provided, but ALL LEVELS present and WELCOME! Session description: This training provides a healthy atmosphere for new practitioners to start parkour,…See More
Jun 17, 2012
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Basic Training 5/20 (repeat!) at Christopher PG and Glen Canyon

May 20, 2012 from 12pm to 3:30pm
We'll be meeting at Noon - warm-up/stretch - at 12:30pm we'll move to the Canyon for some nature techniques in addition to climbing and precision work on the nearby rock formation - 1:30/45pm back for skills and technique…See More
May 18, 2012

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swing those arms!

If you've ever trained with me, you've heard me say over and over (other than lean forward) "SWING YOUR ARMS!" i have always been a fan of, and will every single time, tell you to use the full extension of your arm swing. swing both of your hands all the way (comfortably) behind you. as you swing your arms forward- don't bend at the elbows, keep them straight (other than the very slight natural bend that comes from remaining relaxed), don't tense up, and then reach out fully in front of… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Jamming in the Philippines

While on vacation, i was fortunate enough to jam with the guys and gals of the Philippine Parkour and FreeRunning Association. Raven, the organizer of the jam, invited me to come to Quezon City Circle, a national park for a jam on Monday 23 Feb 09 (an extended weekend for students). He, along with Sam, (who together introduced freerunning to the Philippines), picked me (+2) up at a meeting spot and took us to QC Circle. Everyone was very friendly! We started at about 8:30am when it was probably… Continue

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

i am officially asymmetrical

today i realized just how much i favor one side. well, i always knew that i did that but just thought-- it's just my good side, it's the way i'm comfortable, it's the way i "do it better," and it's more FUN doing the movements the way i know how to well. but today while working out and doing simple movements, i noticed physically that i am way weaker (strength, technique, flow) on my "bad" side. it's kind of detrimental by now!



i've been training parkour for over a year now and have… Continue

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 9:02pm — 7 Comments

alone at sloat

i practiced by myself today, amazingly had a bit of focus too, but i had a goal, and that was the double kong. i picked a small obstacle, so small you can just step over it (bottom part of a slide), but since it was so low i started (tried to start) low to begin with (not hard with my height). i regular konged it, hand-walk konged, then step double konged (??). tried to keep getting my ass higher and higher each time.



anyway, here's the progression of it:… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2008 at 11:16pm — 12 Comments

i'm back in the game

it happens- people plateauing, but happily mine was short lived... like a week (maybe 2)! ok, maybe it was just a confidence thing that week that i didn't necessarily do anything better than i was doing. i even briefly lost my my dash. but i've got it back and i'm learning and perfecting (trying to) more and more things. eternal and perpetual thanks of course to kaos who taught me everything from the very beginning and enforced safety, consistency, and progression (this concept is sounding like… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 8:39am — 4 Comments

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At 10:28pm on May 13, 2011, knownanonym said…

wow again. nvm, i just realized that "jo" wasnt jodie. aha.

 

At 10:23pm on May 13, 2011, knownanonym said…
wow, talk about late, but i just discovered the girlparkour website. aha.but i was reading through the articles & remembered i wanted to ask you about THE "med center wall". aha. where is this wall? in the city?
At 10:24pm on May 12, 2011, Ross said…
jodie, you attending basic training 5/15?
At 1:06am on May 11, 2011, Ross said…
yeah you guys were awesome. thanks for the warm welcome. i think i over did it though cause my whole body hurts but i took it as a good sign it only means it was effective. hope to see you guys soon! :)
At 10:36am on April 13, 2011, Margeaux Bucher said…
anyone ever go to do Parkour at the House of Air trampoline warehouse?
At 10:35am on March 29, 2011, Muhammad said…
thanks Jodie :)
At 11:46am on March 4, 2011, knownanonym said…
Jodie! It was great seeing you last thursday! Any chance of another run in this sunday? I have it off! Whootwhoot. Aha
At 11:09pm on January 27, 2011, Mackenzie said…

hey remember when I trained with you and a bunch of women in sf? I've just decided to get back into this, and was wondering if you were going to do another one of those.

 

btws you're awesome.

At 3:06pm on December 5, 2010, Just Steve said…
Yes. It will be great to see you again. Its been way too long! :)
At 12:44pm on September 28, 2010, Margeaux Bucher said…
jodie,

I absolutely can't find a button or link "to join" on this page. Does that mean I am already a member of the group?
 
 
 

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