Swisstricks is a martial arts acrobatics showteam from Bern in Switzerland and consists of multiple award-winning martial artists and freestyle artists. The formation combines various styles and elements of martial arts / breakdancing with acrobatics. All wrapped up in an explosive, choreographed show, spiced with a touch of humor. Since 2003, they have thrilled audiences on small and large stages, in Switzerland and even abroad.
Whether commercials, guerrilla promotion, fair, stage show, gala performances, variety shows or corporate events, we have a wide repertoire and much knowhow in the field.
We implement your wishes and help making your event an unforgettable experience.
- Budo Gala Krems, Österreich 2011/13/17
- Firmenanlass für Allianz in München 2016
- Das Zelt «Varieté» – Tournee, div. Städte 2014-15
- TKD-Dreländerseminar, Show/Workshop 2013
- Tour de Suisse 2012, Shows for Würth, ganze Schweiz
- Die grössten Schweizer Talente 2012
- Canon, Shows und Shooting, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern
- Das Zelt «Rock Circus», Zürich 2012
- Magic Comedy Festival 2012, Baden, Zürich, St.Gallen
- Budo Gala 2007/08/10/11, div. Städte in Frankreich, Kroatien, Schweiz, Deutschland
- Sky Dance 2010/11, Hallenstadion Zürich, Arena Genève
- STV, Schweizer Turnverein, Show/Seminar 2011
- 3D-Shooting mit TPC 2010
- Redken Trendshow 2010
- Shooting mit Frame Eleven für AXA Winterthur Kampagne 2009
- Hockey WM 2009, Bern
- Lichterfest Stuttgart 2008
- Auto Basel 08, Promo für Ford
- Ford Fiesta Promoaktion in diversen Schweizer Städten 2008
- Blue Balls VIP – Eröffnung Luzern 2008
- Modeshow für Adidas in Bol (Kroatien) mit CAWI Company 2008
- Berner Kids Olympic 2008, Showact und Kurs für rund 1500Kinder
- Sportlerehrung an der BEA in Bern 2008
- Showact für “Wella” in der Miles Davis Hall in Montreux, Kongresshaus ZH 2008
- Schweizermeisterschaften, Latin & Standart, Wankdorf-Sporthalle 2008
- World Dance Event, Wankdorf-Sporthalle 2007
- Show an Eröffnung “Hotel Atlas Royal ***** “, Agadir (Marokko) 2007
- Swatch / O’Neill, Big Mountain Pro 2007, Riders Awards, Innsbruck (A)
- Sportler des Jahres 2006, Biel
- Burton European Open 2007, Laax
- Just Emotions – Abendfüllendes Tanzprogramm in diversen Schweizer Städten: 2005-2006
- X-Days Firmen Event für Orange, Microsoft und HP in Interlaken 2006
- Stille Kracht Weihnachtsspektakel im Casino Theater Winterthur 2005
- Swatch Instant Store Ladeneröffnungen in Berlin und Zürich 2005
During the TV broadcast of the “Festival des Arts Martiaux” of Paris-Bercy in 1997, an American show team (“West Coast Action Team” (WCAT)) showed its skills. With kicks, somersaults and twists, they thrilled the audience. Although the two founders of Swisstricks (Micha and Billy) have been training Taekwondo for several years, they got fascinated by the performance. The fast, acrobatic kicks and spectacular combinations (later known as “tricks”) astounded them.
This has awoken attention in this “new martial arts discipline” and first training attempts started. Videos documented the trainings as a diary and helped to analyze and understand the complicated movements.
Additional Peking Opera acrobatics lessons with Jing Lianzhen helped them to build a solid acrobatic basic knowledge. At the same time Billy programmed a fan page of the WCAT-crew.
From the WCAT website in early 2000, the site “bilang.com”, one of the first tricks sites on the Internet, has reached cult status worldwide. “The Mother of all Tricks Pages,” as she is affectionately known, was no longer dedicated to the team, but to the martial arts tricks in general.
The web site “swisstricks.com” served for the time being to document their own progress, but quickly reached a certain level of popularity thanks to word-of-mouth propaganda and growing interest in tricks. Swisstricks became the pioneer-crew of the local tricking scene.
Over time, the swiss tricking community grew. School mats and music were part of the training. People from taekwondo, wushu / kungfu, karate, capoeira, but also breakdancing and floor gymnastics met regularly to train together, practice new movements, combine and reinvent.
Through the diversity of know-how they support and benefit from each other. With their first show request, the appearance at the Budoshow Geneva in January 2003 was the debut of the Swisstricks crew.
The shows became more and more complex, better choreographed, but also: funnier. Despite all the precision, power and concentration that the movements and its choreographies require, it is this combination of art and comedy that has become Swisstricks’ recipe for success. Through the routine and the sophisticated concept, the group achieved success and won various talent competitions. Today more than 30 people train on a regular basis with Swisstricks, and there are more to come …
Having fun, passion and the love for what we do is of great importance and the reason why we still do shows and pass on our knowledge.
Surely you can tell when you meet us 😉
But it also requires a healthy amount of discipline, as the sometimes dangerous movements require concentration and precision.
Our goal is to make tricking known to a wider audience, as well as give all interested parties the opportunity to learn this dynamic and spectacular art of movement.