Tricking

Tricking combines the kicks of martial arts and the flips of gymnastics with the expressive skills of break dancing to produce dynamic and acrobatic performances. While the sport has its origins in the United States, trickers now come from all around the world. Their diverse backgrounds often result in radically different tricking styles which can include anything from capoeira to taekwondo. We speak to three-time World Champion Iwamoto Shosei of Japan about his own journey with tricking, his technique and style, and his views on what makes this sport so special.