The Chicago Pull Up Park Jam Mantra:
Integrity of Calisthenics
PROPER JUDGING IS PARAMOUNT TO THE HEALTHY CULTURE OF CALISTHENICS.
The word integrity requires honesty. Honesty on behalf of the judges to fairly assess every athlete, and honesty on behalf
of the competitors to rep full range of motion with proper form. We are proud of the virtues of our competitors -- in past competitions competitors have "no repped" themselves when they knew they fell short of hitting full range of motion on a rep. This is the type of culture we have cultivated at the Chicago Pull Up Park Jam - a culture where athletes deduct their own reps before the judge needs to tell them. A culture where spectators and fellow competitors feel love and mutual respect seeing their comrades compete, rather than frustration at the poor quality of reps being counted. It is up to us, each of us, to establish a quality to the sport we love that cannot be tarnished. At the Chicago Pull Up Park Jam our ambition is create a caliber of athleticism, integrity, honor, and sportsmanship that is untouchable.
THE SAME STANDARDS ARE IN PLACE FOR ALL COMPETITORS.
We hold everyone, from beginner to legend, to the same standard of form. We do not go easier on new athletes that
are first-time participants. Some athletes may be entering a calisthenics competition for the first time, making it even more important to set the bar for ideal form and never waiver so that they develop great habits and training standards from the beginning. Some athletes have competed around the world for years and won numerous competitions, but are not allowed to slack in form because of their prior results. Some athletes are highly regarded icons of calisthenics, but they are not given more lenient judging because of their reputation.
YOUR FORM DEMONSTRATES HOW MUCH RESPECT YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF
AND HOW MUCH RESPECT YOU HAVE FOR ALL OF US.
We define our sport and own our sport to be respected. It is up to all of us to ensure every video posted from the
Chicago Pull Up Park Jam is seen as a premiere example of true, honest, strength with reps and form that are respected by calisthenics athletes around the world. As a competitor you show us who you truly are inside, and what our community means to you, with every rep you do. Your effort to improve shows us how much you matter to yourself, and how much we matter to you. The way that you rep, clean reps or poor reps, shows us how much respect you have for yourself and how much respect you have for our calisthenics community. Whether you rep alone, with a crew, or in competition
we see into you - your inner core and your soul - through your reps .
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.
We are not here to inflate egos or impress with high rep numbers. We’d rather see top competitors hit low numbers of
clean pull-ups to win the competition, than a huge number of questionable pull-ups that no one respects. The same goes for
every event. The top 3 athletes set the example and standard, even if their rep count is lower than the numbers seen in other competitions, our Chicago Pull Up Park Jam winners all have clean reps. All athletes and spectators need to see that
in Chicago we respect form over quantity.
WE EXTEND THE FUTURE OF CALISTHENICS WHILE STAYING TRUE TO ITS ORIGINS.
The word calisthenics originates from ancient Greek. Kallos meaning beauty and sthénos meaning strength.
The Chicago Pull Up Park Jam gives every participant the stage and forum to display the beautiful beasts they are -
displaying reps that are beautiful and beasty.
BECOME A JUDGE
To train to become an official judge contact Omari Jinaki by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful completion of judging training is mandatory for all Chicago Pull Up Park Jam officials prior to each year's event. Former judges must attend the training every year to maintain official status.