There was a mix of kung fu kicks and back flips at the Powerhouse Elite Cheerleading gym in Newark .
The non profit competition team, the Wildcats held their one year anniversary open house to showcase their newly learned skills to family and friends.
"It’s amazing because a lot of the kids that tumbled today have never tumbled or done anything before so they picked up their skills within three months, " said Owner, Beth Rine.
During the open house, children received awards, there was an auction and even a karate demonstration given by Rine’s close friends at the Annarino’s martial arts school. Karate expert, Larry Dupler says the two sports have several commonalities.
"It’s a lot of dedication in both sports. You have to be dedicated and put the time in, there’s a lot of effort. It really gets the kids off of the street and into something constructive, " said Dupler.
If you would like to know more about either organization or are interested in signing your child up for classes you can contact them both at the bottom of your screen.