Description of event
A call-out was posted on the site, telling everyone and anyone who wanted to learn a bit more about the history of Parkour, and about the training that it grew from, to come out. Given less than 3 weeks notice, over 50 people from the PKTO community gathered together at Humber Bay Park East on June 24th, 2007.
Below you will find some pictures and videos of the event, but they hardly emcompass all of the excitement that went on that day. The large group was first split into 3 different groups to train in different ways. After this, we had a nice BBQ together, where those 50 people somehow went through about 300 burgers and hotdogs! I guess the harder they work, the more they eat!
The 3 trainings included an intro to the Methode Naturelle, a lesson on Parkour conditioning, and a real world 'Capture the Flag'-type situation in a heavily shrubbed area with obstacles everywhere. For anyone wondering what the Methode Naturelle is, you can find more information by looking it up on the forum; but in short, it's a chained training that involves most capacities of the human body. Usually, a full Methode Naturelle training contains walking, running, balancing, jumping, climbing, lifting, throwing, quadrupedal motion, swimming and fighting, all linked together with no rest.
Big thanks to all the people who were vital in helping out and making the day happen. HUGE thanks goes out to Ricky's and Mika's parents for helping out so much that day. It wouldn't have been the same without them and they are invited back to cook (and eat) anytime!
Pictures from the day
Photos submitted by Silex
(Click thumbnails to view a larger size)
MN training pictures
Photos submitted by Lucas
A group shot taken by Lucas of the day can be found here