This Guy Taught Himself to Backflip in 1 Week

Ever wanted to learn to backflip? It’s a pretty nice party trick (although perhaps best not to demonstrate if you are under the influence of alcohol). This guy (16 year old Kian Williams) taught himself the move in a week, simply by watching YouTube videos and trial and error. That was almost a year ago now and since then he’s immersed himself into the world of ‘tricking’; a training discipline that combines martial arts kicks with flips and twists from gymnastics, and aims to achieve an aesthetic display of different combinations of “tricks”.

We liked Kian, and his story, so much that we’ve chosen him to be our first guest on the Expert in a Year podcast. Ben will be interviewing him in a few days time and the podcast should be available in a week or two.