Shuriken is a Martial Arts Tricking class, known simply as tricking. The class combines martial arts, gymnastics, and other activities to create an aesthetic blend of flips, kicks, and twists.
The actual sport of tricking gained popularity in the early 2000s. Xtreme Martial Arts is thought to be a predecessor to the sport, displayed at various martial arts tournaments in the 90s and early 2000s
Tricking has no formal rules or regulations, it incorporates a variety of moves from different arts such as flips from gymnastics, 540 kick from Taekwondo, butterfly twist from Wushu and double leg from Capoeira and is recognizable by its flashy kicks, complex flips and twists, and its highly stylized movements which separate it from other arts.