Two things that PKPH : Parkour Philippines takes seriously, 1) our good reputation in society and the PK community, and 2) training. For quite some time, we've opened our Sunday training (#PKPHBansay) to the public for FREE, without strings attached, in hopes of sharing what Parkour is and eventually helping start local PK communities. As such, from the multitudes of training hours we've put into this discipline, we're strictly enforcing these rules to maintain our training sessions' standards:
- NO LATE POLICY - training sessions are planned for by Session Leads. Session Leads make sure that all training attendees won't waste their time coming along. As such, Session Leads expect that attendees won't waste their time either. Thus, for regulars, we expect you guys to be on time - for #PKPHBansay, we want you at the meeting locations at exactly 8am. If by some reason, you come later than 8:10am, we'll require you to take part in the 'Coin of Doom' activity. We won't further elaborate on this post what it is. You'll find out what it is when you come past 8:10am. For newcomers, cut-off time will be 8:45am. Come later than 8:45am and we're sorry, we won't be able to accommodate you anymore. We're there to train as well, so please don't be the reason to disrupt our own personal progressions.
- FOLLOW THE LEAD & SUPPORT LEADS - Safety is of our utmost concern. We hate breaking up a good Sunday morning training to attend to the injury or wound of someone who has taken the activity into his or her own discretion. PKPH will provide the necessary individuals to help everyone execute tasks properly and safely, all we ask is for every attendee to listen.
- LEAVE NO TRACE - we mostly train in public spaces for FREE. We don't get charged a fee, and are generally left alone to do what we want. The least we can do is be respectful of their space. Hence, we expect every attendee to first, not vandalize/destroy any part of property. You accidentally step on a plant, you'll alone be liable and of which you'll need to fix appropriately. If you don't fix the issue with the proper authorities, we won't allow you to continue on training with PKPH. Second, pick-up and dispose of your trash properly. If it happens that there is trash around you that you are not responsible for, it doesn't matter, pick it up and dispose of it properly. The authorities of the spots do not care if you explain that it's not yours. To them, you were there and thus it was yours. And if authorities think it's yours, it's considered ours, PKPH's. If your name is tarnished, so will the entire PKPH community's. So please, don't be an ass. Pick-up that trash and throw it away properly.
- RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY - sometimes, we won't be welcomed in the spots we're supposed to train at. And that's fine. It's their property, their rules. We expect every attendee to be respectful of the territory's authority - guards, administrators, etc. It's PKPH's goal to improve Parkour's reputation in the Philippines, and having a fight with guardians will simply take us further away from that direction. So before you say the F word, shut up, calm down, both apologize and thank the said authority and simply walk away, preferably with a smile.
- BRING YOUR OWN GEAR - Make sure to bring ALL of the following:
- Your workout gear - extra shirt, shorts or pants, and a pair of sneakers/trainers/rubber shoes.
- Don't forget to bring LOTS of water. For most, the session will be intense, so again, PLEASE BRING LOTS OF WATER. We recommend AT LEAST TWO (2) LITERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
- Sunblock during the Summer season. We advise a high SPF variant.
- First Aid Kit. Gashes and wounds will be unavoidable from the occasional mishaps. Therefore, please bring your own FIRST AID KIT. Here's a good guide as to what to include in your personal FIRST AID KIT.
PKPH reserves the right to accept or deny any person who wishes to join the training sessions, especially if the said person disregards the stated Rules and Regulations. The PKPH community has a goal – to get strong and skilled as ONE. So please, let's make every #PKPHBansay, or any PKPH training session the best it can be for everyone's benefit.