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A new acrobatic sport on its way to the mainstream

By: Jonathan Pang - Published: • References: stormtricks & trickstutorials
Originating from the competitive sport karate circuits of the early 90’s, forms competitors found ways to increase the wow factor of their katas by adding various jumping movements, called tricks. An entirely independent activity has since manifested, involving combinations of many gravity defying tricks smoothly leading from one to the next. This is tricking.

Tricking is the newest underground sport, that is slowly making its way into the mainstream of acrobatic stunt performances and action choreography. Movements in tricking consist of any aerial kick, flip, or twist, often resembling a mixture of gymnastics and various performance and acrobatic aspects of martial arts such as tae kwon do, capoeira, and wushu.

Its online community is considered similar to the bboy (aka breakdancing) community, but with much less of a competitive edge.There are battles, but the event is not celebrated by the winner, but by any and all who participated and were present to bear witness to these superhuman feats.

Every tricker is free to pursue their own way of progressing through individual research, experience, and training in various acrobatic arts. With disciplined training, tricking encourages a sense of coexistence, the ability to live in the moment, and teaches the value of physical conditioning, mental fortitude, intense focus, and determination. Stats for Martial Arts Tricks Trending: Older & Chilly
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