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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

Added by monk on September 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Hansen's photo contest

PLEASE vote for us!

Jodie, Niko, Natasha & I were conditioning on Saturday, and after a death defying hike through Mile Rock Beach, we came across a Hansen's Soda Truck. They're giving away $500 a week to the best photo showing off SF, so we'd greatly appreciate it if you voted for our photo. The setup is by the ramp at the Ocean Beach Seawall, and while Jodie & Niko are… Continue

Added by technique on September 8, 2009 at 11:54am — 7 Comments

Quitting Soda

Since 7th grade i've been addicted to one of the most unhealthy beverages known to mankind, soda. For

some reason it took me till now to realize how much better shape I could be in if I just stopped. Starting

today I'm going to try my best to drink water instead of soda, and hopefully lose some monumental

poundage. Not sure why but I felt like writing this made it more official... like a pledge or something, idk.

Added by kingtheking on August 19, 2009 at 3:12am — 17 Comments

Women's Jam This Past Sunday

This past Sunday, I finally met up with the women of PK. It was great and everyone was super nice. I really have to move to SF to enjoy the full benefits of hanging out with the SF Pk-ers. Jodie was really encouraging and I did a lot more QM exercises than I would have done by myself.

We started off along the Embarcadero, by the Ferry building, doing warmups and whatnot. Then, we moved to this rooftop garden which was beautiful and peaceful. Here, we could do a lot more since there… Continue

Added by June Huang on July 28, 2009 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

How to Treat a Bad Ankle

Thought you'd all like this one.

Added by technique on July 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Im bAcK

hey! so i haven't been able to train as much if at all in the city latley. I've been really busy with summer school and everything else going on. hopefully ill break the trend and start coming to the jams more often! oh and im trying to learn how to do a turn vault without landing on a ledge. so... like turn vault into a cat position... any advice?

Added by kingtheking on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Training Log 1

Hello everyone!

It's about time I get around to this...I was supposed to start making “progress posts” throughout the year, but school took up a LOT of my time. But now that summer is finally here, I have much more time to practice what I love most - Parkour, Freerunning, and Tricking. I only had time to practice for maybe 1 or 2 hours every 3 days or so during the school months, but I have created a schedule for this summer that consists of 6 days of practice from afternoon till… Continue

Added by Haku on June 20, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

ProParkour Against Competition SHIRTS!

I just got the shirts I ordered and they look good! The design works (omgnoway!) and I'm satisfied with the printing.

You can now get your own in a variety of styles/colors here.

If you would like to make a bulk run or if you have access to your own screen printing, let me know and I will send you the file.

The text in the background is the Run… Continue

Added by marisa on June 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Washington Parkour

Hey BApk.. Just got back from an awesome session at NWCrossfit in Seattle. Led by Rafe, an undoubtedly experienced and progression-minded traceur, we trained rail balances and precisions, rolls, and worked on flow through an obstacle course. We did some conditioning and weight training as well, working deadlifts, ring dips and muscle ups. I'm beat!

Best of all it was FREE (for first timers). A must attend for anyone in the… Continue

Added by Nick Romero on June 10, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

SoCal Group Session no. 1 (jUiCyLA)

June 6

Heck of a session today, Socal really started the summer off right. We held our first Monthly jam of the season and it was just as crazy a time as the ones from last year :)

Never got an official head count, but I'd say upwards of 40 traceurs and traceuses made it out to UCLA to hit up the usual favorite areas and enjoy the sunny weather (it was supposed to be cloudy but it wasn't, HA). Spirit was high and we all seemed to have a good time playing and sweating… Continue

Added by orem on June 7, 2009 at 2:16am — 8 Comments


Hello All! Summer is upon us and I will be in Paris until July 1st, so I won't be able to attend any jams or sessions for June. I do want to get better and I think I've achieved most of the goals I wanted for Spring 2009 so I can't wait to come back and improve with you guys in San Jose, San Francisco, and especially the girls of BAPK.

Hope you won't miss me too much and I will you see soon. Cheers!

Added by June Huang on June 5, 2009 at 8:46am — 7 Comments

I'm coming to SF June 2 - 12

Hello friends, I'll be in town for bit at the start of June!
I'm heading down to Yosemite from Sunday - Tuesday, so will miss Sunday jam and Monday conditioning :(
Are you guys still training on Friday nights?

Looking forward to seeing the BAPK crew again soon!

Added by Xavier Shay on May 27, 2009 at 11:14am — 4 Comments

Had a great time at the West Coast Jam !!

Hi guys - me (Jen) and Youssif want to say thank you to everyone who organized the jam and the barbecue !! Youssif had a great time and learned some new stuff. Thanks to everyone who gave him pointers & guidance, as always !! I had a great time too, it's always fun hanging out with you guys. =)

Added by Youssif on May 25, 2009 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Thank you Bapk!

I would like to say thank you to all of Bapk. I started school last August (at USF), and was interested in trying out Parkour, which I had learned about from the pkcali link. At first I was nervous that the members would not accept me or that it would be hard being a beginner. I was very wrong.

From that beginning day, Bapk members have been nothing but helpful, kind, instructive and motivating (not to mention they design cool looking t-shirts). When I had a question or concern,… Continue

Added by Pyromatic on May 23, 2009 at 1:49am — 1 Comment

saw this on Bart's twitter:

saw this on Bart's twitter: Continue

Added by Mackenzie on May 20, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

the power withen

hi my name is kyle i love parkour and even started my own group in napa but it seems there is a lot of drama that comes with running a group. you have to plan and call and run after people . some thime it simple . i have noticed that the more simple it is the more fun people . reallly with this blog im just telling you my likes and dislikes about running a group. dont get me rong it's a blast but it tacks a lot.first you got the people who try to destroy your group just because their jellous.… Continue

Added by kyle on May 12, 2009 at 7:49pm — 2 Comments

Couple Freerunning Sightings

If anyone's flying Virgin America, you'll see NoSole in the intro video looking for Pringles at SFO's gate A20.

Added by technique on May 12, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

I... Am...So Pissed Off Right Now (Jumpers Knee!)

so I've diagnosed myself with Jumpers Knee. According to the internet its like a slight form of tendonitus you get on the bottom of your kneecap where your shin connects. I noticed an amount of pain in that area after i trained for a couple weeks and had forgot to ice it every night after training =(. Eventually the pain started firing up without me training... NOT GOOD. So I've decided not to train until the West Coast Jam on May 23, that will be my first day back =). In the mean time i intend… Continue

Added by kingtheking on May 10, 2009 at 5:16pm — 3 Comments

What should I do?

So far this year, I consider myself to have regressed, lacking the patience and ultimately courtesy I had 2 years ago. I'm not as confident, maybe not as eager, but I am still motivated to change this decline. I've read on societies that I admire, learned about Spartans (although disagreeing with many of their philosophies), Zulu's, Shaolin Monks (highly agreeing with all of their philosophies), Ninja and it all seems that they gather strength most from a kinship, training alongside one… Continue

Added by Philosofist on May 5, 2009 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

I haven't been going to Parkour.

I think I have too many hobbies, and this is one that doesn't seem to fit me very well. I just don't really like jumping.

Added by Mackenzie on May 4, 2009 at 3:32pm — 4 Comments

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