Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Next Phase in the Evolution of Martial Arts!” A stunning Fusion of Gymnastics, Acrobatics & Martial Arts, THEATRICKS is Mind Bending and Jaw Dropping! Come check out the First Extreme Martial Arts Theatrical Production with 5-time World Karate Champion.


THEATRICKS is a martial arts-based group that blends traditional martial arts such as Karate and Tae Kwon Do, with gymnastics and acrobatics, to create an extreme, high-flying display of talent, strength and stamina unlike anything else.

Five-time martial arts world champion Matthew Mullins initially created Sideswipe for team form demonstrations at karate tournaments, and later, corporate industrial shows. Just for fun, he entered the group in a talent search for FOX's short-lived show, "30 Seconds to Fame." Less than 24 hours after Sideswipe's winning performance aired, Matt and Sideswipe were booked on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period."

With the use of martial arts fight choreography in mainstream action-adventure films at an all-time high, martial arts choreography has become the main attraction. As THEATRICKS' lead choreographer, Mullins combines traditional forms with intense athleticism in each performance. "THEATRICKS is a collaboration of today's greatest young martial artists," said Mullins. "Each performer incorporates their passion for the art into the creative process, adding his unique attributes to each production."

Based in Los Angeles, California, THEATRICKS has been entertaining audiences across the country over the last five years, performing on television, stage, at sporting events, live action shows and karate tournaments. Noteworthy television appearances include "America's Got Talent," "Final Fu," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Steve Harvey Show," ESPN2's "Cold Pizza," "The Wayne Brady Show," and the Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA Telethon 2004. Sideswipe has also performed during halftime at the NBA's Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks games, and created live action shows for Casio Electronics, Diesel Clothing, Intel, Nike, the 10th Annual American Choreography Awards, and for Des Arts Martiaux in Bercy, France, among others.