Unfortunately not. The tricks show up faithfully (some of them... sometimes) but they're never explained and never announced, and to a layman (or a 5-10 year old) it looks like the kids are throwing their yo-yos randomly and haphazardly and things just kinda happen, which don't help the honestly mediocre action scenes. There's one episode in particular, where Parker and Wilson are backed up against a backyard fence against a small gang of teens. For an egregiously long time, the kids swing their yo-yos in an arc, the teens are knocked over by energy blasts, they get back up, try to approach them again, and Parker and Wilson repeat their move... and this loops for at least four or five times before the other kids FINALLY save them. How I described it doesn't do it justice - it was laughable. The yo-yos don't exist to teach the audience moves and tricks they can do - it's solely an instrument used for Yo Kwon Do. The "competition" angle doesn't appear again after Episode 1 (and I've watched all the way through 10) so I don't get the point.