Extreme martial arts masters recently showed off their high-flying moves in South Korea for the annual Red Bull Kick-It event.
Billed as the "world's premiere 'freestyle kicking' competition," the festivities feature a mix of "extreme taekwondo" and "tricking" to see who's the globe's best kicker.
According to Red Bull sports director, Peter Yang, the event is "specifically designed for athletes" who have a more traditional and technical martial arts background.
“There’s a lot of flying, a lot of spectacular spinning movements, a lot of difficulty and style," he said. "And they’re landing like it’s in a video game or movie. They put their bodies at a lot of risk, and that’s what makes it so exciting.”
Kick-It was first introduced to South Korea in 2013 and began to grow, thanks to widespread interest in these amazing moves.
The competition consists of two rounds. The first is meant to showcase various tricking techniques, while the second is used to show off a competitor's board breaking abilities. Should there be a tie, a third round is used to crown the champion.
Check out a highlight reel from the 2016 Kick-It competition below.