The time has come, Red Bull BC One 10 year anniversary is going down November 30th. It has been a busy year filled with great memories and some major steps in my life as well. To finish it off it is time to battle at the champions edition of the Red Bull BC One. What a great way to celebrate 10 years. It is an honor to be a part of one of the 8 returning champs. You can’t forget the winners of this years qualifiers either, each one of them worked their way to this position. That’s whats going to make this event such a big accomplishment for the winner. Honestly, I would love to go home champion once again but it will all come down to that day and who is on. I’m definitely trying to be on that day and will give it 110% to make history.
Last year was a big learning experience for myself. Being a champion and traveling to 25 countries that year was plenty. There was not enough time to prepare, and at the same time riding the high of winning. This feeling can definitely soften the hunger mentality a bit. Especially the battle approach. Going into it with a few back injuries and just too many distractions, it was all too much. It kept me from bringing the best one could bring. This is where passing up a battle could of benefited me more, but the fighter in me told me different.
This year was very similar to last year. The difference this time is no back injuries. Manage to change some bad habits i.e. not stretching, dehydration, and dieting. Still though, as a bboy you always have some kind of pain somewhere. So don’t think any one of us is walking in 100%. I’m sure we all suffer from minor to major pains. My approach this year to the battle was to take it back to what was done in 2011. Not exactly the same, of course some minor tweaks to it but it has been a good week of 100 rounds. To be honest about it, it is still a work in progress. Something that will continue, even after BC One. I’m going in there hungry, I am as ready as I can be now. 18 years of experience so it’s time to let loose!
Tune in next week November 30th on the live stream at www.redbullbcone.com
For all my west coast peoples! its going to start at 2am on the 30th! Korea is about 15-16 hours ahead.