Growing Tricking in the Bay Area & Worldwide
Welcome to Loopkicks Tricking, the central hub for tricking in the Bay Area. We are proud to provide tricking classes and events for the entire family, regardless of age or experience level! We believe in the sport and art of tricking and the way it impacts lives. Whether you want to improve your mobility, fitness, or just want to look cool doing flips, we are here to help you! Loopkicks is THE oldest tricking organization still actively running, and we have years of experience with instructing tricking safely!
2790 El Camino real, santa clara, ca 95051
We are currently renting space from Cheer Perfection Studios in Santa Clara, CA. This spacious gym offers three full-sized springfloors, two trampolines and tumble tracks, as well as a variety of spotting equipment. CP is home to all our events – classes, workshops, and open gym sessions!
evolution of movement
Tricking is a new, acrobatic discipline. It borrows and incorporates kicks from martial arts, gymnastics flips and twists, and ground moves from breakdancing. These elements of kicks, flips, twists, and ground moves are fused together in creative, visually-pleasing combinations. It has been described the ultimate form of movement and expression.
Originating in the 1990s from martial artists trying to add more flare into their forms, tricking has grown past “extreme martial arts” into its own living, breathing movement art. More than the movement itself, being a tricker means being part of an international community of like-minded individuals who take joy and pride in throwing their body around and making unique shapes in the air.
Founded in 1999 by Isiah Flores in the Bay Area, Team Loopkicks began as a martial arts demonstration team who had just discovered the art and sport of tricking. Team Loopkicks has helped grow the tricking community for almost 15 years not just in the local area, but worldwide.
Every year we hold the longest-running Tricking camp and gathering with guests and friends from all over the world. As a team, we focus on growing the art and sport of tricking throughout the Bay Area through doing performances, teaching classes and workshops, hosting open sessions, and sharing our art through video.