You can get into tricking without doing it intentionally. When I discovered tricking, I didn’t think about getting into tricking, I just wanted the 540 kick so I could show it off in my Taekwondo group.
So I started working on the 540 kick in October 2000. I finally got it in March 2001. And when I got it, I was cool. But soon other people from my Taekwondo group were 540’ing, and I wasn’t as cool anymore. And some people were doing backflips! I was scared to go backwards so I was jealous.
To get ahead, I tried learning more tricks. I started working on aerials and double legs and other things. I spent many of my afternoons after school working on tricks in my backyard and in public parks. And that’s when I realized I was actually tricking.
So what about you? Maybe you don’t need to think about whether or not you should get into tricking. Maybe you could work toward only one trick or two tricks? That’s cool, and I’m your friend and I can help you! See if there are some tutorials on this website and tutorials on youtube that can help you. But be warned: If you learn just one trick, you might get hooked!