Urban longboard is starting October 2019 in yokohama. In november, it will be held in tokyo or yokohama.
What is Urban Longboard?
Urban longboard is an opportunity For parents and Their children To learn the basics of riding and the fundamentals of safety while riding on a longboard. LOngboarding is not a team sport per say, but ideally we’d like to introduce lesson 2 in about 6 months. Let’s grow as a team! Once i am confident in the progression, i will create an intermediate program.
What do I need?
to start the longboarding English club in japan, i will offer my own collection (seen abovE) As demo boards for People to try. We have a few extra helmets (mandatory) as well. once your child loves it, we can guide you and your family in the right DIRECTION to get your own board. we can help you find the right shop or online source in Japan.
Forewarning: if you’d rather not wait for a chance to borrow one of the UL boards that will be provided, then please come with your own gear.
Why are you doing this Dan?
I started skateboarding at the age oF 10. It changed my life by HelpIng me get the conFiDence i needed. It Boosted my skill in traditional team sports as well like football,soccer and baskeTball.
i have been riding weekly ever since i moved to japan. for the past 8 years of living (in yokohama), i’ve been researching the best ways on how to mentor youth on how to ride safely to help them in areas that i struggled wIth as a youngster. Combining that researcH With decades of experience back in canada, I’ve decided To implement these strategies this year. i’m happy to share thIs knowledge to help others discover the advantages Of knowing how to longboard saFely.
Where will it be?
i am very nostalgic. For that reason, I’ve decided to have our yokohama session in front of our 1st house in japan. it is where my own children learned to hone their riding confidence. at this park, there’s a big open area that is vehicles-free Along with a nice pathway beside the nearby cAnal. also, the pathway has no vehicles, and little to no foot traffic.
Who is supporting this event?