Jump, duck and roll: mentorship through parkour

by Max Wasserman

From an outside view, Bryan Riggins’ job is about flirting with danger.

As a parkour athlete, he’s often jumping across buildings, hurling himself down stairwells, and balancing on the handrails many of us use to steady ourselves on flat ground.

If that sounds scary, that’s because it is.

Fear is a constant in parkour. And after ten years of experience, Riggins now uses the mental challenge of parkour to help kids overcome their fears inside and outside of the sport.

Max Wasserman is a student at the University of Washington’s School of Journalism


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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Mr. Wasserman should offer free “parkour” lessons to O’Brien, Sawant, Durkan and the rest of the Clown College. Take them up to the Columbia Tower and have a go jumping between ledges. I will even Go Fund this!

Gordito
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Gordito

Please go away.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Please stop enabling our insane and corrupt City Council. Thanks

Gordito
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Gordito

Please go away.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Troll

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Hey, you can join the class too. I will pay!

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Oh look, Uncle Buck is now getting away with encouraging murder through his posts. Troll.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

No, I’m encouraging you to get woke to parkour.