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PROGRAM MANAGER: Cyrus Cross, 2nd Degree Black Belt
REQUIREMENTS: Ages 8+
DEGREE OFFERED: No
If breakdancing were invented by ninjas, it would have looked like tricking! Tricking is a mix of martial arts, gymnastics, and breakdancing. Students learn techniques from Taekwondo, gymnastics, capoeira, breakdancing, wushu, and more!
Teacher Cyrus got his start at Aim High in 2005 when Dan Sikkens (our Executive Director) met Teacher John and him practicing tricking at OGA, and offered them free martial arts lessons in exchange for teaching his students tricks. This was only a few months after they had started, so it took a while to get the program up and running, but it blossomed into a relationship that has now culminated in an 11 year career for John and Cyrus. They both still trick, and Cyrus has been teaching tricking since then, attending various gatherings and trying to be as active in the community as possible. He also looks like Sonic the Hedgehog.
Teacher Erick started gymnastics and ballet at 2, martial arts at 5, and continued for nearly a decade with ballet, more than a decade with gymnastics, and is still practicing martial arts to this day...which is exactly why he fit in so well with the tricking program. Within only a couple short years he became the assistant instructor, and now teaches his own tricking classes on Fridays. He also bears a striking similarity to Owen Wilson.
Teacher John started tricking around the same time as Teacher Cyrus, and, in fact, is how they met. Along with their good friend, and final person completing the original triumvirate known as Greater Than Gravity, they started training together regularly around August of 2005. John doesn't teach any tricking classes, but will jump in for assistance when needed, and loves tricking as much as he loves cheese. Maybe more. He also looks like Ricky Schroder mixed with Jason Statham.
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN CLASS
- Ages 8+
- Instructor approval
GEAR / EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Comfortable workout clothes....shorts and t-shirt are acceptable.
COST / TUITION