Bay Area Parkour

Train Hard - Stay Humble

  • 42, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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RealLife First Name: (if differing from screenname, otherwise put "same")
Time Training:
Multiple Years
How did you find us?
SFPK link
Can you support the group with transportation? # of seats?
Nope, no wheels.
About Me:
I like to think I practice Kung Fu more than anything else. All of the names that people might have for the things that I do are just specifics, areas of my kung fu that I am working on. Parkour fits into my training mindset as it is about moving without being about fighting.

I heard about buildering when I was about 16 and I wanted in right away. I was nowhere near in good enough condition to join in the fun, so I played around at buildering while I got in shape.

I first heard about free running when I was 24. After that I started testing myself to see how far I could jump, how many push ups... I wanted to see how able I was so I could judge my progress.

I didn't feel like I could keep up with people in a gym, and I didn't like the idea of running on a treadmill. So I started working out in ways that engaged me with my surroundings. As I move forward with my training I have been learning ways to improve my training.

Something that I have found in Parkour is a way to train my fear and trust in myself. Previously I was limited to confronting my fear of heights by simply being in high places. Now I can work toward confronting that fear by moving around in high places... I think I'll start by practicing my balance on the curb ;~P
Other Physical Disciplines:
For a while all I was doing to train was sprinting up hills in my neighborhood (Noe Vally back then). That was fun, but I never made it to the top of Twin Peaks, which was my lone shot goal.

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At 8:33pm on February 3, 2009, hillexallen said…
Ok, I definitely will. What time do you usually accept phone calls at? I have had several awkward experiences with waking people
At 7:54pm on January 23, 2009, hillexallen said…
Ok, I'l come to Upper Noe at 11:30. See you there!

When are you going to GWHS?
At 11:07am on January 16, 2009, hillexallen said…
It's at Sanchez and Day Streets
At 11:06am on January 16, 2009, hillexallen said…
Yeah, come out for Noe Valley training just like Deejay said beneath me.
At 11:03am on January 15, 2009, Deejay said…
Up for training at 4:30 or 5pm at Upper Noe Valley Playground tomorrow Friday?
Also, sign up for the 'Noe Valley group'
At 11:13am on December 12, 2008, Mackenzie said…
Hello Pidgeon. I like that your name is Pidgeon.
At 10:48am on November 29, 2008, Sin said…
sorry man, i am still a bit injured so i am taking it easy this week. but i will make sure to check in with you the next sun that i head out. take care man
At 12:42am on November 26, 2008, SafeNSure said…
Hey Pigeon, welcome!

Glad seeing you're ready to join us outdoor!
It may be interesting to take a look at this guide, in order to start off on the right foot...

But, other than that, come out soon!

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