We are trying a new format for newsletters to keep them short and sweet. Instead of giving you all the information at once we will give a summary and include a link if you are interested in learning more.
We feel that this is going to help get out relevant information to the ears and eyes of those that it is applicable to…
If you haven’t seen the corner of the gym in Beaverton lately, there is a pile of foam that keeps getting larger. We (Whitney & Matt) have been praying for the means for a foam pit and instead of money God made it rain…foam! We received a phone call about a donation of foam from Oregon Gymnastics Academy who were replacing their old foam and so we rented a uhaul and picked it up two weeks ago. Thanks OGA!
We are so blessed and are currently looking for a second home for Revolution Parkour in East Portland.
By Matt Antis, for RVPK
updated 11:30 PM PST, Mon April 29, 2013
We at Revolution Parkour would like to thank everyone who contributed, shared, liked, ‘google plus’ed, ‘redit’ed, ‘et cetera’ed the Indiegogo fundraiser that we held over the last 60 days with the purpose of building a new Portland location.
We are thankful! Because of you guys and gals, there are many more new people aware of parkour and what it is, –aware that parkour is for everyone. If we all moved more efficiently through our environment we would be better off because of it. We are gifted to adapt to our environment, so we add obstacles when things are easy and when things become difficult, and at unexpected times, we are prepared.
The East Portland gym is going to be so much fun but we have some obstacles to overcome first. We need additional funding, the location that we have lined up may not work out so we are looking at additional places that would allow us to build our obstacles… or we have the option to start off very small and when the East Portland community grows then we expand into a larger facility.
The public fundraising is over but we are continuing to move forward to the building of a wonderful facility where we can meet and learn and grow in our practice of parkour together. Please keep us in your hopes and prayers as we move forward.
The Upper Room at Revolution Parkour is for studying and socializing –at their respective times. At the bottom of the stairs there is a schedule of designated hours and rules that we would appreciate everyone reading on their way up.
Library Hours – Before 6pm
Social Hours – After 6pm
We are really excited about these times where students, and parents of students can use the area to get work done, using their library voices…and then have a time for hanging out, group games, book clubs, bible studies, movie marathons, etc.
The General Rules (simplified)
If you are 12 years old or younger you must be accompanied by an adult.
“RVPK staff is not responsible for…” I think you get where this one is going.
No parkour upstairs.
Towel off before sitting on the couch! And wear deodorant! (<smile> I added this one. It’s not really on there.)
The Upper Room is open now! We can’t wait to hang out with you all there!
By Matt Antis, for RVPK
updated 12:33 PM PST, Mon April 16, 2013
There is a new website out called JoeyAdrianTV that features instructor Joey Adrian traveling to different locations where he practices parkour, freerunning, tricking and whatever other style of movement he feels like training that day. There are a few reasons why we think this is genius!
1. Learn Subconsciously - Unlike the Truman Show, or reality tv, or whatever else comes to mind when you think of live tv you might actually learn something by watching JoeyAdrianTV. Now that might sound like a cold hard bash against reality tv, why yes…yes it was. A big part of Joey’s reasoning when asked why he was doing the show was to offer tutorials so that viewers could start to process techniques through observation [paraphrased of course].
2. Train Smart – When people see parkour on YouTube or Vimeo they see a 2 minute clip that was taken over a couple days and after months or years of practice…no warm up, no progression –just performance level movements and perfected techniques. How do I train for an hour or two when I am starting out? How do I train after I have drilled and understand the techniques? How do the professionals train? Joey answers these questions through demonstrating a training hour and through a moderator on his live tv channel. It’s live, so you can ask him questions as if you were training right there with him. We’ll admit after watching the last few live streams that it sometimes looks like social hour with all the people training with him but he is still training hard.
3. Fun Guests – Joey does a great job of sharing the air time with others by having guests on his show. By sharing the environment with others the show is never a dull moment because there is always someone working on something! This doesn’t mean that we haven’t seen downtime but that is usually when Joey is petting his dog in his back yard in between playing on his flow box.
We love to watch JoeyAdrianTV either live while we are resting, eating, or warming up. Plus there is the recording that is saved on his channel in the archive to get some pointers before going out and training. And yes, we are extremely biased! Go check out JoeyAdrianTV now!
By Matt Antis, for RVPK
updated 1:48 PM PST, Mon April 15, 2013
There is 7 hours left of the Indiegogo Fundraiser! You’re help and support have been amazing up until this point; we’d appreciate if you would share it one last time and help us bring you an amazing new and shiny gym. Share the fundraiser and help us make this a possibility.
10 Days left on the fundraiser! Time flies! So far we have had over 65 different people help us realize our dream…which blesses us so much! Here’s my deal for you:
If we get up to 100 different funders then I will take out a loan and we will get a foam pit no matter how much we raise! Also, the first 100 funders will get a t-shirt of instructor Rick parting a sea of foam blocks on top of whatever perk they have already received AND we will set a day for the first 100 to come and stop by* before we are officially open to enjoy the new foam pit!!
In order to make this happen we need you to donate if you haven’t yet but were planning on it, and share the fundraiser on: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Email, Write a blog about it
Thank you so much!
*We will have everyone sign up for different hours so there are only about 20 at the gym at a time.