Parkour Club hosts safety instructor after accident

by Zayn Roohi

Sun Star Photo Editor

02/03/2015

Late October 2014, ASUAF approved safety training funding for the UAF Parkour Club, after a student shattered a bone in his arm two years after club formation.

Parkour is the sport of getting from point A to point B in the least possible time, according to the club’s leader Michael Saccone.

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Club leader Michael Saccone shows off an especially difficult jump during the club’s meeting Saturday morning. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

Pro materials instructor Tucker Smith helps to teach the 10 active parkour members.

“I was originally a parkour instructor down in the Wasilla and Palmer area, the old president of the club called me and asked me if I would like to do materials instruction here,” Smith said.

Smith also said his favorite thing about the club was the students, and their creativity.

Many agreed with him.

“It’s a great group of people, they’re always encouraging. I don’t think I’ve seen any negativity yet,” said club member Jackues Neptune.

“Really, it’s the people that keep me coming back,” student Lydia Weiss said.

According to Weiss, the club Skyped with a different parkour group that’s located on the East Coast, and found the people were just as laid back and friendly.

The club has many plans for the future, most notably they want to hold a fundraiser for muscular dystrophy, where their sponsors will donate money every time a club member does a special trick.

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