Hello, Bonjour, Marhaba!! (English, French, Arabic!)
My name is Yassir Achak and I’m a freerunner and from Tangier, Morocco and I’m 19 years old. I also love the Circus Arts and would love to do that professionally! I have been an athlete pretty much my entire life and have done sports ranging from football, basketball, swimming and running. I have always been committed to not only learning a sport, but becoming competent enough to the point where I can excel at it. This makes me know new friends, new things in life. I speak 3 languages: Arabic, English, and French as most of us do in Morocco. I participated in the biggest show in Morocco “Cop22” with company Herve Koubi. In Moroccan parkour competitions, I won 2 times the first place, and one time 3rd place. My Parkour journey began when I was 12 years old when I started to learn backflips and side flips on the beach. I am proud to be part of the WFPF, and told WFPF co-founder David Thompson so! I had met him when he was here in 2013 for the ESPN/WFPF/Samsung project. When I won third prize at the Meknes, Parkour competition this September 2017, he presented me with the trophy, and later asked me to be a WFPF sponsored athlete representing Morocco! I told him it was my dream come true. I am excited for what the future holds! Parkour/Freerunning changed my life, now i definitely cannot say that life is boring or something cause everyday is a new adventure for me . Thank you WFPF for caring about Morocco and about me!
The top three at the Meknes, Morocco Parkour Day Championship right before I became a WFPF sponsored athlete. Left to right, Sahli Bilal (2nd place) Ahmed El Gazzar (1st place), and me (!) Yassir Achak (3rd place)
At the Parkour Day Meknes competition with my friend Hamza- Meknes, Morocco- 2017