Just finished my third and final day of parkour with the Vancouver parkour group. As with the SF group, I get completely schooled.
Every session starts with an hour of conditioning. Parkour conditioning is broken down into its fundamentals - running, climbing, jumping, and quads (crawling). Typical workouts start with some group form of stretches, pushups, jump (tucks, or box), a long duck walk (400m), or crawl, and balance training. Then it's off to the different locations.
Their groups have also started to get too large as well (30 or so). One major difference is that they have 0 women. They blame the intensity of the training, on the other hand, it's supposed to prevent injury.
If anyone else heads up north, training is multiple days a week - Sundays @ 5 are free, the academy training is $15.
Their site is pkbc.com, or http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=4952&c=639. You can also google West Vancouver Parkour Academy.
Finally, the West Vancouver Parkour Academy is sanctioned by the city of Vancouver - they have full use of parks, and liability isn't an issue for them. Quite cool.
When I'm healed, either Monday or Tuesday, I'll be throwing together a conditioning training at SF State to spread the joy of what I've learned. Any takers?