After a 3 week tour from Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand I am back and ready for another journey.
Here are some showcases I did while traveling. Showcases are never really my thing and hard to take serious. Usually it’s like lights are on, go!! There is no time to build up your vibe and get loose. Here are 2 videos of 2 different type of showcases. One straight to the point, and the other getting down with people. It’s funny because I prefer to get down in the dark circles where there are no lights shining. The lights shining on you and everyone starring is just a weird feeling. The expectations are for you to blow it up. Not my style! Peep the clips
Here is an article that Red Bull Malaysia did for the BC One Cypher that happened last weekend! For all you up and coming kids here are some pointers for you!
Photo By Mark Teo
Roxrite shares 5 tips Malaysian breakers should take seriously.
Internationally-renown B-Boy, Omar Delgado or better known to the world as ROXRITE is currently down in Malaysia to judge the one-on-one 2013 Red Bull BC One Malaysia Cypher. Amidst Roxrite’s tight schedule, we manage to catch the multiple-title winning B-Boy (82 titles to be exact) and have him spill the beans on what makes a true champion in the Red Bull BC One arena. Being a Red Bull BC One 2011 World Champion, Roxrite gives us the heads up on what you should focus on.
1. EXECUTION IS KEY
Know your moves and keep your moves tight. You can’t afford to mess up! ‘Nuff said.
2. BATTLE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
You need to truly understand the art of battling to win a battle. This comes with practice and experience.
…we usually battle until someone quits.
Battle more outside of competitions where you’re free from pre-set up rules and time limits – that’s the best way to practice. When we do it in the streets or clubs, we usually battle until someone quits. It helps.
3. BE ONE WITH THE MUSIC
Hit the music correctly, don’t sway and go out of beat. Stick with the rhythm, groove with the music’s energy. You don’t have to compromise on speed but you MUST stay on beat.
Photo By Gee Chee Minh
4. HAVE A DOPE & ORIGINAL STYLE
Develop your own power /signature moves, something you can call your own. In the bigger picture of things, you need to leave a mark in breaking, even if it’s one little move. Don’t do what everyone else is doing.
5. BE ON TOP OF YOUR GAME
I understand that the Red Bull BC One consists of 9 rounds per battle, but you must be able to do at least 20 good rounds on any good day, effortlessly. If you can’t, you need to practice.
Use your biggest moves; don’t keep it for last – that’s how you lose.
Red Bull BC One is looking for the best talent in the world. If you make it through the Malaysian qualifiers, you’ll be up against Asia’s best where you’ll be forced to go hard. Use your biggest moves; don’t keep it for last – that’s how you lose. Use your power moves and down the line, have new stuff, new content. Control your moment and make sure you wow every chance you get.
Photo by Gee Chee Minh
Article written by Red Bull Malaysia. www.redbull.my
After a busy month on the go and living out of my luggage. I was able to sit down and edit a new clip from my month long journey. 4 weeks 5 countries, battles, workshops, judging, photoshoots, video shoots the list goes on. The one thing that makes this all worth it is the inspiration you get from meeting people and experiencing these new places.
The clip is made up of Austria, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Jordan. In Austria I got to partner with Kid David for the 2 on 2 Circle Industry and the rest of the Squadron members for the Checkmate crew battle. It is always inspiring and moving to get down with the guys. From there I went on a 3 week tour to the middle east where I got to see some amazing places and along the way get down with some locals. This vid is just a re-cap of all of that.
Camera man for the event was Nasty Ray, MK, MG and for the non event shots myself. haha
Music: School- Masta Kills, Time is Now- BBoy Wicket, One Man Army – BBoy Wicket
Been busy on the go this last month. I am currently on the last day of the tour! Time to get back home and reset my life.
At the start of the tour I was in Austria for a week teaching and judging. The main event of the trip was to battle at Circle industry and Checkmate. After not battling together for a few years as Squadron we decided it was time to get back together and do what we do best. Battling under the rules at Checkmate makes you think harder and strategize. Its not easy but it takes you back to the basics of a battle. Understanding your members strengths and weaknesses. Everyone has to play their role and come out and do their part. You also have to take risks. It reminded me of the way I battled with my first crew back when I first started. Overall it was a fun experience and enjoyed the concept for the battles.
Heres the video from last night at Show Me Stylez in St Louis. After the final battle we got called out by the crew we voted against. It has been a long time since this has happened but in the way it went down I gotta say it was a lot of fun. It started heated but as it went on, the point proven by both sides was that we let our dancing do the talking. It’s ok to disagree and sometimes you prove your point through battling. It is the natural way of our dance. Enjoy the battle and I gotta give a shout out to Moy and Waka for being in this too.
It was funny because Moy and myself have been in this situation before. 10 years ago hahaha always dope and good moments. Shit got me motivated!
There was a battle held in Los Angeles called BBoyz N the Hood. Having planned on entering it with Kid David, he was not able to make it out. After arriving I ran into Mike the Cure form Knuckleheadz Cali. He asked me if I was down to enter. After thinking about it, i said fuck it lets jump in it.
It had been nearly 4 months since I had competed in a battle. The BC one was the last time I battled in a competition. After Brazil I had planned to take a month off breaking to let my back heal. After the month was up, it was time to start training physically and working on my core. For about a month I hit the gym and worked out. From cardio to weights, nothing to crazy just enough to build my back, back up and strengthen my weaknesses. Then came the breaking, it always comes down to doing what you actually do.
Here are photos and videos from the battles that happened at BBoyz N the Hood last weekend.
Shout out to Mike the Cure for entering with me.
A glimpse into the recent trip I had to Russia. It was my first time back since the 2011 Red Bull BC one finals. This was my first trip overseas since December. Having had a good break to rest up and heal my injuries. I went to Russia feeling better. During the tour I definitely got down a bunch and had some good times. It was good to be back in Russia and meet up with all the Russian bboys alongside Lilou.
This week after arriving from Costa Rica. BBoy Lancer from The Calamities asked if i would be down to do an interview for his webisodes The Calamity Corner. His approach on these interviews is to get deep into the bboy style and our personal approach. We had a long conversation about many things and issues as well. Feel free to check it out and share it.
While touring Russia I had the chance to catch up with a lot bboys and people. Some good memories and thanks for the support everyone showed!
I also had a chance to stop by where Yan from All the Most teaches. I got to interview him and ask him a few questions. Thanks for the time Yan and hope everyone enjoys it.
This is my second interview, I think its important to hear some of these bboys’ stories and get an idea from different aspects of this world wide community.
Excuse the length but its valuable to let each individual speak with out a cut off.
Here is a clip of Lilou and myself messing around for a few hours. It was good to get a session in between all the stuff we have scheduled. Good times for sure enjoy the clip and thanks to Malice from Ill Flow for shooting it.