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Title: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on April 09, 2009, 07:59:08 PM
I need to up my training a knot and address my weaknesses.  So I am going to do a daily jam/training starting next Monday April 13.  The time is from 7 pm-9:00 pm.  I hope you guys can join me.  So here is the schedule:

Tuesdays- Gateway park (Rosslyn) - more of a gauntlet - http://tinyurl.com/GatewayPark
Wednesdays - light jam - Courtyard at 17 & G st NW
Thursdays - GWU (Foggy Bottom) - jam - http://tinyurl.com/univYard (meeting on the side of the Law Library on the left)


Other spots we go to often:
Gallaudet University - meeting point - Elstad Auditorium - on the right of the entrance gate (800 Florida Ave NE)
Bancroft Elementary School - 1755 Newton St NW - http://tinyurl.com/l3t5tt - meet at the playground in the back
16th & P st playground, NW - rail/balance/vault training - small place - http://tinyurl.com/17thP
L'Enfant Plaza - jam - meeting at the corner of 9th & D http://tinyurl.com/lenfant
Meridian Hill (Columbia Heights) - meeting at the fountain near 16th & Florida http://tinyurl.com/MeridianPark

We almost always have a jam in the weekend so I want to keep the schedule open.

Beginners are encouraged to come since I am somewhat a beginner myself.  It would be nice to know a head of time who's coming.  So email me johnny@learn2bme.com.  If you decide to come at the last minute, text me 202-557-4668 if you can't find us.

I'll have a status update below to indicate whether the jam/training on that day or not, especially if it's raining or cold. 


Jam Status for:
Tuesday, October 06 ON - Gateway @ 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 17 ON - GWU @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 15 ON - Gateway @ 6:30 pm
Monday, September 14 OFF - work late *sad*
Thursday, September 10 ON - GWU @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 08 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm (rain location: Ballston metro entrance)
Tuesday, September 01 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Friday, August 28 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 27 OFF - Primal @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26 ON - 17 & G st NW @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 11 ON - 17 & G st NW @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 5 ON - GWU @ 7:00 pm
Monday, July 27 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 22 ON - GWU @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 21 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Monday, July 20 OFF -going to see Hump Day :-)
Thursday, July 16 ON - 1700 G st NW @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 15 ON - GWU @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 14 ON - Exploring the surrounding of Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Monday, July 13 ON - Gateway @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 09 ON - GWU @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 08 OFF - not feeling well
Tuesday, July 07 OFF - not feeling well
Monday, July 06 OFF - not feeling well
Wednesday, July 01 ON - Gateway @ 7 pm
Tuesday, June 30 ON - Gallaudet @ 7 pm
Monday, June 29 OFF - not feeling well
Thursday, June 25 OFF
Wednesday, June 24 ON  - GWU @ 6 pm
Tuesday, June 16-Tuesday, June 23 OFF
Monday, June 15 ON - Gateway Park @ 7 pm
Thursday, June 11 OFF
Tuesday, June 9 OFF - decided to go to get drunk instead :-)
Monday, June 8 ON - Gateway Park @ 6 pm
Wednesday, June 3 OFF
Tuesday, June 2 ON - Meridian Hill  @ 7 pm
Monday, June 1 ON - Bancroft (Mount Pleasant) School  @ 7 pm http://tinyurl.com/l3t5tt
Thursday, May 28 is ON - Gateway Park @ 7 pm
Wednesday, May 27 is OFF
Tuesday, May 26 is OFF
Tuesday, May 19 is OFF
Monday, May 18 is ON - Gateway Park @6:45 pm
Thursday, May 14 is ON - 16th & P st Playground @6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 13 is ON - GWU/University yard @6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 12 is ON - Gateway Park/Rosslyn @6:00 pm
Monday, May 11 is ON - Gateway Park/Rosslyn @6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 6 is OFF
Tuesday, May 5 is OFF
Monday, May 4 is OFF
Friday, May 1 is ON - King St metro station @ 6pm
Thursday, April 30 is ON - GWU @ 6pm
Wednesday, April 29 is OFF
Tuesday, April 28 is ON - Meridian @ 6pm - focusing running precision
Monday, April 27 is ON - Gateway @ 6pm - focusing on arm strength
Thursday, April 23 is ON - GWU @ 6pm - will be a DCmPK jam
Wednesday, April 22 is OFF - rain again
Tuesday, April 21 is ON
Monday, April 20 is OFF - I ain't playing around with thunder storms :-)
Friday, April 17 is OFF Xtreme Acro gym in Rockville - no staff available to keep the gym open
Thursday, April 16 is ON - GWU @ 6pm
Wednesday, April 15 is OFF - stupid rain
Tuesday, April 14 is OFF due to continuous rain in the forecast.
Monday, April 13 is ON.
Friday, April 10 is ON - Gateway Park at 6:30pm.
Title: Re: Daily Jam/training session starting 4/13
Post by: Pilou on April 10, 2009, 04:23:57 AM
Johnny, this is a great idea :)

Can you register with DCmPK (aka send me an e-mail) ? From there you can edit the DCmPK calendar of events, etc. I usually do it for jams and stuff, but for a daily activity you should do it. May I recommend L'Enfant Plaza as the fourth spot? there's a lot to do down there, and it's still central DC.
Title: Re: Daily Jam/training session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on April 10, 2009, 05:23:36 AM
Yah, L'Enfant Plaza would be great since it's only one stop from my work but I don't know if we are allowed to play on any of the spots.  We did it once in the weekend but during the week we've probably got yelled at? Have anyone tried during the week?

I noticed that you have a jam today in Bethesda.  Is that still on?  It seems to be in the calendar but isn't publicized anywhere else.

I'll send you an email later.
Title: Re: Daily Jam/training session starting 4/13
Post by: Pilou on April 10, 2009, 05:37:09 AM
It's not a jam, it's a video session - there's a few differences - and you're (all) welcome to join in!

I try to make the DCMPK calendar the central place for regular activities, so you don't have to make a new announcement every week, or update three forum threads, a wiki page and two Facebook invitations.

So everyone reading this, check the DCmPK calendar for what's going on, and if you know something there is /not/ happening, let me know (I did put a few recurring events from VAPK and Frederick when they started, but didn't check after that).
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: Radio Flyer on April 16, 2009, 06:44:59 AM
It's beautiful out today, so let's do this.  I might not be able to get there until closer to 6:30 rather than 6. 

Also, this may be the last weekend before they turn the fountain back on in Meridian Hill Park.  I have a conflict Sunday afternoon, but I may just have to go run around in the fountain one last time on Saturday. 

That should probably be in its own thread, but anyway.  Just saying. 
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: Radio Flyer on April 16, 2009, 06:46:02 AM
Or here's an idea.  Since Tuesday at Meridian Hill got rained out, we could meet there this afternoon instead of Foggy Bottom.

Doing my best to make life more complicated for everyone,
Ari
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on April 16, 2009, 09:53:23 AM
How's about Sunday morning?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: Radio Flyer on April 16, 2009, 10:47:47 AM
Alas, I'm booked Sunday.  And double alas, news is breaking so now I'll probably have to stay at the office this evening rather than run around GWU with you.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on April 27, 2009, 03:54:49 AM
The weather is supposed to be pretty nice today.  Hope you guys come out to train. Gateway park - Rosslyn station (Orange line) @6pm.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on May 12, 2009, 08:28:24 AM
Please note the location change for tonight.  It will be at Gateway park at 6 pm.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on June 16, 2009, 09:07:05 AM
Just a note that there will be no daily training from today, Tuesday 6/16 to next Tuesday 6/23.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: Cameron Scott on June 30, 2009, 08:10:53 AM
Is this on for tonight at Meridian Hill?  7pm?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on June 30, 2009, 08:39:07 AM
Let's do Gallaudet. If you want, I can pick you up around 6:30 pm.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: Cameron Scott on June 30, 2009, 08:53:02 AM
Galludet sounds good, especially with a ride!  I'll be ready by 6:30, give a call when you head over.  Thanks!
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13
Post by: johnny04 on July 01, 2009, 08:09:28 AM
Today, Wednesday July 1st, we'll meet at Gateway @ 7 pm.  My number is 202-557-4668 - text me if you can't me.  Salil will be joining us today.  We will do warm up and play around a bit, then we'll head over Georgetown around 8 pm.  We may attemp the exorcist steps - will see how everyone feels.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: Cameron Scott on July 06, 2009, 08:09:14 AM
I know Johnny isn't going to make it today (I hope you feel better Johnny), but I'll be working late tonight in Rosslyn and I think this would be a great break in the evening.  So if anyone would still like to meet up in Gateway Park at 6 let me know! 
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on July 06, 2009, 08:17:38 AM
This is awesome, Cameron. I'll email a few guys who may not check the forums often and see. So it's 6 pm? I think most people often arrive around 6:30 or so.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: Cameron Scott on July 06, 2009, 08:42:39 AM
6:30 is fine.  I'll be there at 6:30 and probably leaving around 8.  Hope to see some others out there!  If someone needs to reach me my cell is 7 zero 3 eight 99 zero 45 two.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on July 14, 2009, 07:13:46 AM
Today 7/14 we won't have an actual training or jam session but we will explore the surrounding area of gateway park.  Since we kinda exhaust all the possiblities we can do at gateway and frankly everywhere else.  So we feel the need to explore some additional spots.  We will meet at Gatway at 7pm and go from there.  Let us know ahead of time if you're going to join us so we will wait for you.

Johnny
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on July 16, 2009, 06:44:20 AM
Today (7/16) we will meet at the court yard of 1700 G st NW.  It is a new spot David and I found yesterday.  It doesn't have a lot of stuff here, but there are a few things I couldn't do yesterday so I want to try again.  It's a good place to practice underbar and rail flow.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on July 27, 2009, 05:55:00 AM
Weather.com is called for thunderstorms this afternoon so I'll keep you updated whether we will have training today or not.  Right now I would say it's still on, and I'm actually planning to have two sessions.  One is at 5 pm and one at 7 pm.  The 5pm is for some of my coworkers who want to try out so it's a beginner session.  You're welcome to join us throughout between 5-8 pm.  My number is 202-557-4668.  We will move around the park so text or call if you can't find me.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on August 11, 2009, 12:37:08 PM
Just a reminder that today (Tuesday, August 11) training is at 17 & G st NW @ 7:00 pm.  We already have 5 people confirmed coming.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: KyleWP on August 11, 2009, 12:40:07 PM
I'll start coming to these once I move into my GW dorm. =)
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: Cameron Scott on August 11, 2009, 12:50:42 PM
I'll start making these more consistently in two weeks.  This is the last week of boot camp and I'm taking next week off to let my tired old body heal up some from 3 straight months of training. 
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on August 11, 2009, 01:09:31 PM
Looking forward to train with you, Traceur West. We often train at GW on Wed, and 17 & G on Tues or Thurs.  So it would be super convenient for you :-)

Cameron, I'm taking next week off too.  I'm actually taking 9 days off.  I'm a bit concerned for taking such a long extended period off.  It may take me a couple of weeks to be able to train every day again. 

I hope some of you will continue to hold daily training while I'm off.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on August 28, 2009, 05:58:15 AM
I'll be at Gateway tonight (Friday) at 7pm if it's not raining. Come if you can.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: up is down on August 28, 2009, 07:26:20 AM
I'll try to make it!

Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: Cameron Scott on September 01, 2009, 06:21:10 AM
Gateway Park tonight at 7pm.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on September 01, 2009, 07:58:54 AM
Traceur West, are you settling in? Can you come tonight (9/1) at Gateway at 7pm? 8-9 people are coming tonight.


I'll start coming to these once I move into my GW dorm. =)
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 7 pm
Post by: johnny04 on September 08, 2009, 10:36:31 AM
Today (Tuesday 09/08) we will meet at Gateway at usual at 7pm.  However, there is a chance of rain.  If it rains HARD/POURING at 6:45pm, we will meet at Ballston metro entrance and play around inside the mall.

The tough call here is what if it's pouring at 6:45 pm but completely stop by 7:05 pm, I'm sure some are going to show up at Gateway and some show up at Ballston.  So my phone is 202-557-4668.  Please text to get the latest update.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on September 09, 2009, 06:42:40 PM
It's getting dark a little bit early these days.  So please note that our training starts at 6:30 pm from now on.  We'll meet at GWU (20th & H st) tomorrow (Thursday).
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Michael Loria on November 21, 2009, 08:33:19 PM
Are these still happening?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on November 21, 2009, 09:52:47 PM
Hi MJGIBBON,
Yes, it's still happening but now it's just two days: Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Tuesday is at gateway park and is on every week.  Thursday is at GWU and it has less participants.  So sometimes it's off.  Email me and I'll add you to the email list of regulars.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Michael Loria on November 22, 2009, 05:45:16 AM
Sweet! Hopefully I'll be able to come this Tuesday.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Michael Loria on November 22, 2009, 03:18:11 PM
Right so it will be starting at 6:30 right? Also how long does it usually run for and last question does anyone have any idea how long it would take to take the metro from west falls church to rosslyn? Its 6 stops, without switching lines.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: KyleWP on November 23, 2009, 06:24:20 AM
I would attend the Thursday meets (G-Dub student here) but I'm taking a Taekwondo class this semester then, so it'll have to wait 'till next semester.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Worm on November 23, 2009, 01:02:27 PM
metro from west falls church to rosslyn
15 minutes.  And yeah, these sessions have been starting at 6:30 pm.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Michael Loria on November 23, 2009, 01:14:28 PM
Alright thanks.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Michael Loria on December 01, 2009, 07:52:30 PM
Is this Thursday on?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Chad Johnson on December 14, 2009, 04:42:05 PM
Hey all I'm a new traceur (pronounced tracer?) and I'm trying to find a group to train with. So is this in DC?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Phytolith on December 17, 2009, 11:29:47 AM
Hey Chad!
The weekly jam is actually in Rosslyn, VA, just across the river from DC.  There's a bunch of us in the area, so if you can't make it on Tuesdays, we often have jams on the weekends, too.
-Amanda
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Chad Johnson on December 17, 2009, 12:18:27 PM
crud that's even further than DC is from where I live which is Prince George's county. Is this connected with Primal Fitness because i would really like to go there but my dad is all spastic about the neighborhood.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Phytolith on December 21, 2009, 06:38:14 AM
The weekly training sessions are not connected with Primal, they are organized by the local community.  We have jams in other areas that might be easier for you to get to: there is one in Silver Spring this Wednesday at 2pm.

If your dad would like to talk with someone about the neighborhood around Primal, please give him my email address: amanda@primal-fitness.com. I regularly walk and bike in the area and have never felt threatened.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: SimianAlligator on December 21, 2009, 08:02:26 PM
Hahaha. So many people are really cautious about that neighborhood. That's where I live, and I haven't been stabbed yet. The DCmetro site says there's a thing going on in Malcom X Park Tuesday (tomorrow). Is that still on? I'm a total beginner and would really like to start as soon as I can, and that park's really easy to get to.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Phytolith on December 22, 2009, 04:45:25 AM
Hey Simian-

I'm not sure where you saw something about Meridian Hill today (Tuesday), I couldn't find it. You might PM Johnny to find out if there's something in Rosslyn today. I'm guessing with the snow there may not be a jam, but who knows.

-A
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on December 27, 2009, 02:07:43 PM
Thank you, Amanda, for responding a lot lately.  Not sure why I no longer received notification when someone posts.
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: SoulFire9513 on December 27, 2009, 07:01:56 PM
When and where are the jams for these next two weeks (Dec 28- Jan 9)?  This forum confuses me with it's layout...
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on December 27, 2009, 07:04:13 PM
Tomorrow, we will train at Bancroft at 2pm
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,23158.0.html
Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: SoulFire9513 on December 27, 2009, 07:29:27 PM
I wont be able to go to that :(
Is the jam at Gateway this tuesday (dec 29) at 19:00 still on?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: Chad Johnson on December 28, 2009, 10:13:54 AM
i've been a bit busy, is there anything happening soon?
Title: Re: DCmPK Daily Jam/Training Session starting 4/13 @ 6:30 pm
Post by: johnny04 on March 14, 2010, 02:56:00 PM
Our Gateway training is resumed this Tuesday March 16 at 6:30 pm.
When  you get out of the Rosslyn metro station (blue & orange lines), just walk downhill, and the park is on the other side of Lee Highway.
If you have any questions, let me know.
Hope to see you then!

Johnny