I apologize for the double post. This should be the official PKUSA thread (admins)Who-
Texas Parkour will officially be holding PKUSA. With the help of originators of the Jam. E.X.O and other Northern Traceurs.When-
Starting June 25th
and ending June 28th.What-
4 days of training. Starting June 25th with night check in. 26th will be a day filled with workshops, classes and games. 27th will begin with a warm-up, rules, and a release to enjoy the Texas landscape. The 28th will begin with much of the same, concluding with a TEXAS STYLE cook-out and party to enjoy each others philosophies, ideas and companyWhere-
San Antonio, Texas (new info)HOUSING
Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th housing will be in a GYMNASTICS FACILITY. From about 9pm each night we are having gym sleep overs, we will be leaving the gym at 9am each morning. PRICE for housing will be $30 for two days and $15 for one day. Free housing will also be available. To anyone. (new info)17 or YOUNGER
must have a waiver signed in order to step foot onto the gymnastics floor. No waiver will be required for the jam itself. We will try and get these available online as soon as possible (not in my hands)
Break Break Down-June 25th
Large gathering this night in San Antonio Texas 8pm. If you are coming in this day you will need to get a hold of us and rsvp your stay with us in San Antonio Texas. We will have rides mid day taking people to Austin and back to San Antonio. Workshops and fun in Austin will start at 11am. This day is impromptu most stuff will be in Austin. Let us know more about what we can do to accommodate you on this day. Anyone that flies into Austin Texas will receive a ride to San Antonio for all weekend facilities.June 26th
Workshops will start at 10am in San Antonio. This day we will set out and be everywhere in San Antonio. There will be lots of moving and we are going to be taking you to small hotspots all around the day. This day will end in the Gymnastics gym that holds our parkour classes around 8pm. If you plan on staying in the gym it will be $15 a night. The easiest way for us to track is if your in the gym, your gonna pay. Whether your choosing the free housing route (we offer free housing as well) or not, you will need to pay the $15 fee if you choose to use the gym.June 27th
We will be out of the gym by 9am that morning. We will caravaan to downtown San Antonio where we will have paired jamming along with workshops the first half of the day. Afterwards we will eat, and do more jamming down town. We end at the Gym again that night around 8pm.June 28th
In the morning we will caravaan to Texas State. We will jam the university then move to one of the best playgrounds you will ever see in your life. After this, we plan on having a good old style Texas Bar-B-Que.
We are more then willing for ANYONE to come in early for PKUSA and leaving Late. Make sure to RSVP all with us and we will work it out.
*WHAT kind of information are you guys looking for? Is there more info that you guys need for the event?*Why-
PKUSA was created for people to get together and train with others from all over the United States and even the world. PKUSA's last year of existence was in the process of becoming picked up by different communities each year. After the major flub and increase of some very amazing and great National Jams around the US, PKUSA is back.
PKUSA was not
brought back to trump other jams. PKUSA was brought back to help those with low income and a relative low amount of information about ever parkour scene in the US. PKUSA this year will be created so that those trying to figure, out of the very many national jams that are held in the US, which to come to if you only have one chance to meet the most influential as possible. Our goal was to bring as many traceurs from everywhere to meet at a common place without the wars between "factions" and to go out and train with everyone. We hope that everyone will be created equal and that we may all train under one roof with little misconceptions and possible RECONNECTION!
Hear what others are saying about the jam. The good, the bad and the ugly. http://parkournorthamerica.com/plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?9690.lasthttp://nyparkour.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3255A word from E.X.O
Earlier this Year I reached out Matthew L.W. of TXPK and told him about my Idea to Bring PKUSA back, and He shared my enthusiasm over the project. Over the last two or so years since the last one allot of regional "National" Jams have popped up. But the amount of them occurring every year, not to mention the ones in planing, and the typical traceurs budget don't add up, forcing people to make a choice, which Jam can they afford this year, if any? which have turned these regional "National" Jams into "State" jams. and it seems like the original point of having a national Jam is being lost, which was to have one central place were you could reunite with all of your traceur friends at least once a year to learn, socialize and grow. Now I'm not putting down State jams. quite the contrary, I think they have there purpose, and those that can afford to go to them should continue, but I'd like to bring back the old feeling of having one Central Jam, were if you could only save up enough money for one a year, like alot of us! that jam would be it without question! the one were you could see the most of your traceur friends and learn the most on a limited dime
So the idea is to Bring back the PKUSA, many traceurs first Jam, But to not pigeon hold it to just New York like the originals. I'd like it to be a rotating Jam that highlights a different scene every year, starting with Texas this year in June. It also shouldn't just be another mass gathering also. Since The Original PKUSA's basically set the Big Jam model in America,that others have built upon We aim for the New ones to redefine them, with actual workshops in different area's of PK designed to enhance your knowledge and improve your personal performance level. round table discussion of this years topics of interest as well as how to Improve the state of PK in the US or weather it even needs improvement, ( at night when were done training of course) Free instruction on the best ways to get started for those who feel they need it ( cause there's always allot of first timers at these events, and they should be encouraged) Injury management and prevention Sessions, possibly overseas guests (in the future that is, lol) food, Games (uh... but not competitive games right!, lol) and of course, JAMING!!!!!
This is the Overall Idea or goal we've been toying with for the last couple of months and plan on expanding, and I'd like to open it up to the community at large to get your opinion and see if it's something that were all interested in having, or should we just stick to the ever multiplying State jams?