Coaches

Melissa Basch

Melissa@trickdynamix.com

At age 2, Basch was enrolled in her first dance class, and it has been an important part of her life ever since. She studied dance electively in college and gained experience competing at the national level with a first year collegiate dance team. She began her teaching career with the same studio where she first discovered her love for the art, and still takes master classes and workshops as often as possible. After being introduced to tricking in 2011, it quickly became a passion as well. She is currently enrolled in a degree program in health and exercise science, and enjoys supplementing her training with yoga, partner acrobatics, and various other athletic arts. 

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Justin first began his journey in movement with Martial Arts in 1993, inspired by Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. In 1998 he began competing in Martial Arts and incorporating flips and "tricks" into his routines.  Justin met Jaime Colon in 2002 and joined Team Furious Force (one of the first tricking teams including Jujimufu) the following year.  After years of growing up in this new emerging sport of tricking, Justin partnered with Melissa Basch to begin providing "trick class" for Hartford County in 2012.  Justin has goals to build a healthy tricking community in the USA, work as a stunt performer, and build an athletic beach resort.

Justin believes that getting good at something as hard as tricking will gain anybody confidence in other facets of their lives. 

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Tricia Carney

Tricia@trickdynamix.com

Tricia came from the world of playing various sports every season, from childhood to well past her college years. Her acrobatic journey started with kung fu in 2005, where she met friends that started dabbling in the sport of Martial Arts Tricking. After a childhood full of Power Rangers, Xena Warrior Princess, Batman and other various superhero shows, it was the perfect mix of everything she had always wished she could do.

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Rhys Moore

Rhys@trickdynamix.com

In his early teenage years living in the UK, Rhys really struggled to find a sport to stick with. Bouncing around from football (soccer to US) to Ju-jJtsu to rugby and more. But never really sticking with anything for more than 6 or so months and went through a period of being quite inactive and somewhat unfulfilled. That is until around 15 years old, he started practicing parkour and freerunning, then discovering this unique, underground, and underrated sport of Martial-Arts Tricking. It was everything he loved about movement.

 

The next few years would involve attending Tricking gatherings across the UK and Europe, taking part in battles, meeting life-long friends, travelling and having unique experiences that he would not have had without Tricking.

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Kevin Grassie

Kevin@trickdynamix.com

Kevin has his roots in American Isshinryu karate and has been training since 2002. After earning a black belt in 2010, he began independently teaching classes, running events, and helping to structure his school’s curriculum. In 2012, two disconnected events exposed him to Martial Arts Tricking: high school friends who did parkour at a local gymnastics gym, and Hyper videos shown to him by his Sensei. Although he had no prior experience in any acrobatics and virtually no exposure to high-level jump-kicks through karate, he was instantly addicted to Tricking and poured through early YouTube samplers and tutorial forums to start learning. He saw Tricking as his niche in martial arts and movement sports; the pinnacle of his athletic potential and a way to combine fitness, personal growth and challenge, a sense of community, and most of all, fun.

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Diego Pichay

Diego@trickdynamix.com

Diego Pichay started his free movement journey at a very young age with breaking, urban dance, and martial arts. His father exposed him to the world of bboying months after he was born and he started kung fu classes a few years after he was able to walk. As Diego began to train in dance and martial arts more, he discovered a passion for free movement. Upon finding this passion, Diego set out on a lifelong journey to improve his free movement skills and strengthen the connection between him and his craft. This journey eventually lead him to Trick Dynamix and the world of tricking. 

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Noah Pichay

noah@trickdynamix.com

Noah has been into movement since a young age.  He, like his brother Diego, were both raised learning martial arts and break dancing from their father.  Noah performs for the CT dance group, Kursive, combining elements from both his martial arts and tricking training to add more dynamism to the group.  

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