For a Tricking athlete to succeed, they need a firm understanding of Tricking Terminology. This page is a resource for athletes to learn more about the language used in the sport of Tricking.

Like any language, the terminology used in your local Tricking community is based on the culture and can differ from group to group. Everyone must build their own personal Tricktionary and use it as a compass to guide their progression.

The Basics

Tricking athletes collect Tricks. By collecting tricks, an athlete is able to diversify their skill-set or work up a progression tree to access advanced skills. Tricking athletes then incorporate these tricks into different combinations to demonstrate their skills.

Scaling up

Every trick in Tricking can be scaled up into a harder, more difficult skill. Athletes are able to use their basic skills to develop their kinesthetic awareness and bodily control, then specialize their training in order to progress to advanced skills or complicated variations.


As a Tricking athlete progresses, they diversify their skill set and build a deeper understanding of Tricking terminology. one can group tricks based on their relative difficulty to one another and use that as a way to train more effectively. Also, the more tricks an athlete knows the more options they have when performing their combinations.

Additional Resources

The community has made a ton of great resources for learning and understanding Tricking terminology. These resources really helped me when I was first learning Tricking and I hope they can assist you as well.

Club 540 separates tricks into progressive skill levels and provides an excellent definition for each trick. The site contains mainstream terminology and is extremely user friendly.

The Loopkicks Tricktionary is the most detailed site when describing the various different landing positions and landing stances.

Tricktheory does a fantastic job of explaining True Kick Terminology and the various transitions available to Tricking athletes when performing combinations.