Martial Arts Tricking
Otherwise simply known as Tricking, is a modern martial art that combines acrobatic movements from several traditional sports and martial arts: Karate, Capoeira, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Gymnastics, Cheer, and Break dancing. The aim of the sport is to create an “aesthetic blend of kicks, flips, and twists.”
We break our students into colored Ranks, similar to the colored belt system of martial arts. Signified by a wristband or hero shirt.
Safety & Foundation
Flow & Application
Adv. Skill & Technique
The foundation of our tricking workout can be subdivided into four main areas of focus: kicking, flipping, twisting, and style.
Kicking – The foundation of tricking is learning how to balance one leg and make as many hip adjustments as possible. As a tricker (a practitioner of tricking) progresses, aerial kicks become simpler to execute and make it easier for the tricker to string together combinations of movements.
Flipping – Flipping augments the tricker’s kicking repertoire. Combining kicks with inverted aerial control allows for a completely new perspective on the movement. Traditional tumbling fundamentals help add to the foundation of flashier kicks, making each combination flourish beautifully. Plus, everyone loves to see a good flip.
Twisting – This is where timing, flexibility, strength, and control intersect in this acrobatic art. Twists are generally taken from tumbling in arts like breakdancing and gymnastics and add the final touch to a gorgeous combination.
Style – The way in which you string together different maneuvers in your repertoire is your signature in the tricking world. Your body language and the stage presence you create for yourself determine how the audiences perceive your personality in your movement. Above all, the methods in which you transition from trick to trick will serve you well for gorgeous-looking combos.
We finish EVERY tricking class with an open tricking session where each student is encouraged to collaborate and create innovative new tricks and combinations and get a sense of their own personal style. This is the best opportunity to combine your personal fitness background and integrate it with new concepts learned in class.
Our professional coaches have developed our curriculum to ensure you progress through learning as quickly and safely as possible.
The Firestorm Family believes that through hard work, perseverance, and seeing obstacles as challenges to help you grow, each and every student can shape themselves into the Hero of their dreams.
We are trained to teach people of all ages and fitness levels to learn this exciting new movement and art form.