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    Quirkiest campus clubs

    People are going to tell you that you need to “”get to know people”” and “”get involved”” on campus. They will tell you that there is a club for everyone — and it turns out there really is, even for the quirkiest among us.

    UA Tricks

    For: People who like to pretend they’re ninjas

    Look for these guys on YouTube and Facebook. Basically, UA Tricks does flips. But the flips are ones where you throw yourself at a wall and not get injured. Club members meet at Tumbleweeds Gym regularly to practice tumbling, free-running and, of course, flipping.

    Arizona Swing Cats

    For: People who are nostalgic for an era that ended before they were born

    Beginners and advanced dancers alike are welcome for lessons in the Lindy Hop, Balboa and Charleston. The club also gets together on weekends for open dancing, available to all levels. The Swing Cats are resting their feet over the summer, but will return Aug. 24 for another semester of swing dancing.

    Capoeira Club of the UA

    For: People who imagine their lives are martial arts movies, soundtrack included

    Capoeira combines music, dance and martial arts to create an Afro-Brazilian art form. The Capoeira Club works with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson to encourage physical improvement and cultural development in students.


    For: People whose favorite movie is “”The Goonies””

    There is no typo. The CatCachers are devoted to geocaching, which can only be described as high-tech treasure hunting. Instead of a map, adventurers are given coordinates that can be plugged into a GPS device. Using the coordinates, the goal is to find hidden containers (caches) and share the experience online with other geocachers. You can also hide a cache for others to find.

    Ryuseiken Batto-Do

    For: People who like to pretend they’re ninjas with swords

    Ryuseiken Batto-Do practices Japanese sword-fighting by learning different fighting forms, sparring with padded swords and test-cutting targets with swords. Put that on your resume.

    This is just a sample of the clubs you’ll be able to join. If you’re not into starring in your own martial arts musical adventure movie, you can find the full list of recognized clubs at

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