Basics For Beginners!

Basic For Beginners!

Are you an absolute beginner with no background in martial arts, dance, or gymnastics? No problem. Here are some basic movements you need to know that are not technically tricks, but are vitally important to form a strong foundation for your tricking.

1. Round Kick

 

The round kick is arguably the most basic kick in any martial art, and forms the basis for half the vert kicks and multiple variations for other moves.
Ideally there should be a chamber > lockout > rechamber in every round kick, as well as hip-turnover and pointed toes.

 
 

2. Spin Hook Kick

 

The Shuriken and Illusion variations are very similar, mostly dependent on the axis and the landing leg. The Shuriken is an outside crescent kick that lands in complete and the kicking leg while maintaining some level of inversion, whereas the Illusion is an outside crescent kick that lands anywhere from hyper to complete on both legs (turbo).

Hand Stand

 

Similar to a gymnast's pike position, the Double Leg variation is based on the Double Leg (duh) and can be appended to the end of a move without changing the amount of in-air rotation and landing in complete.

Forwards Roll

 

Similar to a gymnast's straddle position or "split-kick", the Crowd Awakener variation can be appended to the end of a move without changing the amount of in-air rotation and landing in complete. The Crowd Awakener variation can be learned by mastering both the Round and Shuriken Variation, and doing them at the same time.

Backwards Roll

Feilong

The Feilong variation is an outside crescent kick (shuriken) subsequently followed by a round or front kick and can be appended to the end of a move without changing the amount of in-air rotation and landing in complete. The Feilong variation can be learned by mastering both the Round and Shuriken Variation, and doing them at the right after another.