I really hate my schols head of sport education because for the last month I have using the school gym to train in and now they said I can't train there because parkour is too dangerous and they don't want to be sued. sheesh Its not like I have hurt myself and I put all the equipment back better than the way it was left I know this is a rant but has anyone else had this problem???
Its not as dangerous as rugby and we use the crash mats, even when we aren't 'tricking' - so how can they say its tooo dangerous?
Hi - I can't say I've had a similar problem related to parkour, having only just started, but it sounds all too familiar. You can't really blame them for protecting their asses, however annoying, frustrating and unnecessary it is - the real problem is the litigation culture we seem to be inheriting from America. I'm sure you're NOT the kind of person who'd sue if you injured yourself doing something you chose to do anyway, but there are people like that out there. Unfortunately these days it sometimes feels as if those in authority will only be happy when everyone is spending all their time safely sitting at home watching TV and rotting their brains - anything even remotely risky is frowned upon...I think we almost have a moral duty to get out there and do, if not dangerous things, then at least things that push ourselves a bit and maybe make others think...
That's my 2p anyway And it gets my post count off 1..
NOTE - I've just made a rather important edit to this post - I missed out a vital "NOT" that kind of changes the whole tone of the post - apologies for any confusion or offence I might have caused - I'll try to check my posts more carefully in future
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2008 12:07:55 GMT by cybergeist
Post by shad0wrunner001 on Oct 19, 2008 19:29:34 GMT
hmm... i have been thinking about asking my pe head to let me train but never get around doing itso as hes a bit of a git. I migh do some time then i'll get to improve my precisions safely until im really confident and also train the rest of the skils.
Lol I wouldn't sue and agree they want people at home being morons so they can complain that people are not fit and need to get out more, then complain that when we do its too dangerous.
Yeah school gyms are great for practicing skills in a really safe enviroment, pity that school doesnt see it as a way we get fit. (It might of helped if when I was younger if I took part in PE, but being the girl I was I didnt)
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ive been looking for a gym to train in, i thought about asking the school but knew that health and safety(although alot of the teachers disaagree with it) would mean they would say no. i dont think anyone who was truly practicing parkour in a gym and injured themselvles would sue, in fact, most would walk it off or carry on with the injury unless it was serious, and you're right about the rugby and football being more dangerous, at my school we learn hockey, with wooden sticks but we get in serious trouble for a not particularly hard punch.(thats almost a greeting at my school.)
i train weekly at a sports centre and on several occasions some of the staff have not let us get the vault horse and mats out as they have seen it an inconvenience to them, as in they don't want to have to put it away. We did offer to put the equipment away after but he insisted that he must do it for health and safety reasons. So it seems that every other week this memeber of staff refuses to let us use the equipment whereas the other guy lets us use it. This guy just thinks well your not paying to use it anyway so why should i let you use it.. i feel like going up to him and saying well would you rather us doing parkour on your roof where we could sue you for injurys caused on your premesis or would you prefer us to do it safley inside with mats .