hey guys just had a random person give me a some info i think you might be intrested in. on saturday the 24th may there will be a free running work shop at eden court. it is designed for adults and will run from 14.00 - 17.00. it will be floowed up by a showing of the film district 13 in the cinima. the session costs £5 or if you want to see the film as well then it is £7.50.
it says that there will be a short introduction to the sport with safty tips and things lik that then we will be alowwed to use the gym there and around the building to do free running. im not sur if it just a case of the people calling parkour free running but might be worth a look.
I would emphasize everybody to go there, if they allow whatever they call adult? Because there is always something to learn from sharing with other traceur. In this case it will be run by Louis Marshall . We don't need to show off. I think it'll open a free publicity for us to promote our sport and ideals, a possible turning point.
I think its a good chance to get people to see us doing what we do. it might even stop some of the recent problems i have found were im being asked not to be around areas such as the castle and other places that we used alot last year.
At the very least we will be able to say that we have had some training from profesonals so people might not complain so much about our safety and the dangers within the sport. not just that but as it is open to people of all skills it could be a good way to meet people from inverness that are intrested in the sport but dont know how to start.
I think the best way to look at it is to see it as a chance to make new friends within the sport and maybe even learn some new things. even if the day isnt perfect of what we expect we can always just use it to get some exercise. I agree with trinacria, we should just go to represent parkour in inverness.
i went to edern court and asked about the freerunning day. its only open to people age 18 and over, which means that more than half of the tracers in inverness will not be able to attend.
i think this is stupid on behalf of edern court. when i think about it most of the people i have met that ar intrested in parkour ar young. i think that they will find it hard to find fill up there slot with them only allowing 18's and over.
Due the discrimination of our group i dont think i will attend. what i propose is that we set up our own training seshion on that date. i know that thomas may what to go to this freerunning day but i feel our time would be better spent working at our own levels as this freerunning day will probly be centred around rolls and flips. i would rather spend my time focusing on my flow and speed.
please will you guys give me some feedback as to what you think we should do. after all it us them that need us not us that need them. we have done well up until now and i dont think that there is much to b gained from attending. we have worked hard to make parkour in inverness what it is. I think that i would rather spend the day with my friends out on the streets of inverness doing what we do best. besides we have a gym for parkour all ready and its free so why pay for one for a single day. also i have looked into who will be teaching the class and it is just some dance teacher and a gymnast. both of which probly never did parkour outside. you cant learn parkour in a day or from someone that has never done it.
sorry for the post but i needed to vent some of my frustraion with the situation out and also make sur people ar aware of all the facts
You're quite Peave about the age group; and I may push Eden Court and the organiser to find a way for them to be protected as may be to sign a discharge from your relatives. But like you, I don't really expect a lot from this event to learn more; but to meet candidates who would start and would just need a follow up afterward: us in Inverness. So far, as usual, Inverness organisers didn't think about asking what do they have on their door-step, and they drag in people from far away. It is like for nearly everything in art and culture in this region: too posh to ask the locals...