Tricking Instructor, Author of AeriformMAT

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My journey began just over 20 years ago with the martial arts. In that time I've gained the experience I needed to learn all my tricks on both sides, and become a full-time tricking instructor! I created AerformMAT with the hopes of adding structure and consistency to the discipline of martial arts tricking, and I am happy to share what I've learned with the global community.

Learn Tricking From Me
Dan X-Out

My standing X-out at Loopkicks Camp in 2006.

Dan CMA

Filming my Cinematic Martial Arts program in 2011

Dan teacher

Teaching at Joining All Movement in 2014

A brief description of

Martial Arts Tricking

The unique identity of tricking comprises the blend of two general categories of movement.

1

VERT KICKS

Tricks which stay upright and include a kicking technique derived from any style of the martial arts.

2

INVERTS

Tricks which rotate off-axis, horizontal or fully inverted as found in tumbling or freestyle acrobatics.

More Than Just Movement

Tricking is Expression

Tricking is very individualistic, both as a physical practice and as an art form. For some practitioners it's all about power, and for others it's about creativity & style. Some athletes train to compete, and some train for personal achievement. Tricking as a discipline then is a matter of self-expression through movement.

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A short trampoline tricking teaser

Vertical Kick Tricks

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Vert Kick Progression

Difficulty increases in 180° increments with each stance change.

  • 180°

    Basic

    A half spin in-air rotation

  • 360°

    Novice

    A full spin in-air rotation

  • 540°

    Advanced

    A spin & a half in-air rotation

  • 720°

    Double

    Two spins in-air rotation

  • 900°

    Master

    Two & a half spins in-air rotation

  • 1080°

    Triple

    Three spins in-air rotation

  • 1260°

    Record

    Three and a half spins in-air rotation (world record)

True Kick Terminology difficulty/rotation calculator

takeoff rotation landing

p1r : Basic

Attributes & Parameters of

Vert Kicks

Vert kicks are defined by their takeoff, rotation, and landing. The kick counts as the landing on a vert kick trick, with the "hyper" and "gyro" additions contributing to extra rotation. There are also variation with multiple kicks.

Make your selections using the buttons below to compare flips & twists from each stance/takeoff pair.

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Invert Tricks & Transitions

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Invert Categories

Inverts are defined by their takeoff & landing positions (stances), offset from one another by 90° intervals.

Backside

back flip, gainer/riser, & cork...

"Complete" landing

Inside

inside flip, GMS, & cart/wrap full...

"Hyper" landing

Frontside

front flip, axe/webster, & Btwist...

"Mega" landing

Outside

outside flip, MLS, & carry/raiz...

"Semi" landing

Invert rotation calculator

starting category difficulty modifier invert landing

raiz : 90°

Attributes & Parameters of

Inverts

Invert tricks are defined by their stance, takeoff, rotation, and landing. Twist tricks land Backside by default (known as "complete landing," though not usually mentioned by name). Based on rotation there are also Hyper, Mega, and Semi landings for any invert trick (each corresponding to a different stance or position).

Make your selections using the buttons below to compare flips & twists from each stance/takeoff pair.

Backside

Inside

Frontside

Outside

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back flip & back full

Standard

A jump from both legs together ("pop").

Sequential

A jump in sequence, one foot at a time.

Singular

A jump from one leg only.

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Celebrating more than a decade of

Teaching Tricking

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Want to learn tricking from me? Check Out:

Teach Me Tricking (for individuals)
Cinematic Martial Arts (for instructors)