sport that combines elements from martial arts (kicks), gymnastics (flips and twists) and break dancing with the intent to exhibit flashy and complex movements.
Tricking is an abbreviation of 'martial arts tricking' and refers to a sport that combines movements from martial arts, gymnastics and break dancing with the goal to exhibit flashy and complex movements. Although there are no specific rules, many tricks mainly consists of flying kicks, jumps, flips and twists.
The sport became more popular in the early 2000s due to exposure via Internet movies. Tricking is often associated with free running or Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA). Some people consider XMA as the precursor of tricking.