“HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL 2011 SATURDAY JULY 30TH!!!”
So its that time again time to go back to being amazing LOL jk…..but on the real its been a while since my last battle and im ready to go at it again this weekend im going to be busting my ass trying to take two events the 3on3 bboy battle anf the 1on1 all stylez battle now im not saying i can do it but…..im not saying i can’t either hehe, I aint going to lie im really reeeeally excited about competing at this years HHI, its not only my first but its in VEGAS and i have never competed in VEGAS i hear a lot of good things about this city and i know the talent that comes out of there not to mention this is a WORLD WIDE event so there are going to be people from all over the gawt damn world! how exciting or is it just me?, i mean think about it im going to get to meet people from all over, dance with and against people from all over the world not like i dont do that now but all under one roof this will be a first, cant wait to share my love with others (no not in that way) im talking ABOOT dance! hehe true self expression isnt the easiest thing in the world but………once you get the hang of it it is…….inspire to be inspired yo! :)
Well i cant lie about it so lets just be real, i normally would have been in the lab everyday, putting in work, trianing for hours upon hours upon hours, but this month has been really crazy for me in so many ways and although i have come up with a lot of new material to use during battle, i still have not put in nearly half as much work as i usually do but never the less im not making any excuses im confident in where i am at and i know its more then enough to stand a fighting chance at WINNING this shiet! RaWRRrrrR
I will be in las vegas JULY 28th-AUGUST 2nd.
KEEPING IT SHORT AND SWEET, SEE YALL WHEN I GET BACK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
“NEVER WRITE OFF THOSE THAT ARE INSPIRED BY YOU, LOOK UP TO YOU, OR ARE FANS OF YOUR WORK, FOR YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY WILL BECOME….IM LIVING PROOF OF THIS MISTAKE”
before i start this blog post id like to give a special thanks to one of my inspirations in bboying inspiring me to be humble and hungry always and inspiring me to write about “INSPIRATION” a young bboy from Hawaii (cheeeeeeeeee hoooooooo) on the rise learning, living, experiencing, performing, battling, paying dues, inspiring, and growing to be a REAL BBOY. his name is Jeff Wong AKA BBOY ARK 20/21yrs old and a part of an amazing crew and family 808 Breakers. he recently messaged me sharing with me his new trailer this is what he wrote:
“Hey man, I just wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration to me – please check this out and let me know what you think (I apologize ahead of time for the shitty editing). Peace! -Ark”
First off id like to say Ark if your reading peep it, Ark is inspiration to me, its because of people like him that i continue to do what i do, there is nothing more beautiful then to hear about how you inspire someone else to share this with someone is a blessing and i will always be thankful, and i would like to say you too inspire me, that to me is the bigger picture, inspiring and being inspired, recycling that love and energy…is important…….keep it up, keep rocking and i hope YOU/He does the same for others
Everywhere I’ve been the past 2years or every “house scene” i always hear this shit “how long have you been house dancing and do you teach classes?” thats from dancers and just regular people we call you civilians lol, then you got some real house dancers that tell me “you should learn foundation, you would be a lot better”, being in my position what do you say to something like that? To be honest IM NOT A HOUSE DANCER NOR DO I CLAIM TO BE NOR DO I EVER WANT TO BE……….i simply just dance to house music i understand the dance so i understand how it should look and how you apply your body movements to the music, basically i have my own lil way of dancing to house music and i guess it looks like its house dancing? who knows cuz i dont? lol i mean honestly ive never had anyone teach me a single step ive just kinda seen what others do and just did my own lil thing im inspired by the movements but i know im no pro and i probably dont even do them right………heres some facts for yall house music is therapy to me yeah thats right THERAPY, meaning its what gets my mind off of all the bullshit i go thru in bboying, for example when i dance to house music i dont care if im good or not i dont care if my technique is good or not i dont care if you like it or not or if i even get love for it and thats where people get it twisted, some people think im all about it or like i live it everyday, or i try and make a name for myself or whatever, truth is i dont i dont practice i dont even think about it more then the weekend, house dancing is something i like to WATCH, and seeing others do it inspires me to move in different ways, i simply just absorb what i see and flip it into my own steez, that means everyone is my inspiration and ill always admit that so if your thinking other like i think im the shit or whatever then (more…)
So recently Ive been partying quite hard and honestly i didnt know why considering i had made up my mind and set goals to quit drinking, train hard, and what not. FAIL lol……i was on that path, but something happened….i woke up one day and I was not even sure how i was feeling……i had all the motivation in the world but it didnt matter i still just didnt want to practice, train or do shit having to do with reaching that next level. I have been going out everyday the past few weekends, and partying hard then i wake up the next day feeling shitty and not cuz of the hangover because i dont get those but something else, so again i would just make plans go out ignore it and party til the early pm then sleep all day wake up feel like shit and repeat steps 1 thru 3 hahaha finally i think it was yesterday i finally just sat down for a minute and analyzed myself alone away from anyone, basically just thought of everything thats going on in my life positive or negative, and i went through it all one by one, the problem i have is that im really good at hiding my feelings even from myself…..weird i know but basically i guess i just hide how im truly feeling so i dont have to deal with it, that and its just been something ive done all my life, its what can make me a cold son of a bitch, i guess you could say i do it to protect myself from getting hurt, betrayed or even caring in the first place…..robot status. Anyways moving forward i figured it out, it was MY DAUGHTER, i havent seen her in months and its always hurting me and bugging me im just good at hiding it, but truth is ill go out and dance and what not put on a show keeping the persona people know alive and kicking but inside im hurting and dancing isnt helping me in fact its making it worst, how? because to me dancing gave me everything, my name, my lil fame if you even can call it fame haha i keep it real, my NEW friends not the niggas i grew up with but everyone i met through dancing and my daughter i mean if it wasnt for dancing i would have never met B-Mama and had our baby girl TRUTH!
so lately I’ve been busting my ass getting my training schedule locked and ready i got one month til this event and not one day is going to waste! Im trying to win this shit so on JULY 30TH there is going to be HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL IN LAS VEGAS……..the competitions im trying to enter is BOTH the 1on1 all stylez bboy competition and the 3on3 bboy battle which im doing with my homies SHAWN AKA IRON MONKEY and RAYMOND AKA NASTY RAY!
Im doing both competitions although i feel im ready i dont believe my body is quite there yet so its time to push myself beyond my own limits and see what im really made of, i got a month and to me thats plenty of time to lock down some new ideas and prep for this battle, health wise.
as for the ALL STYLES BATTLE no prep work needed that shit is just my true self expression and my soul shining in the moment i dont practice other styles i just do it im not claiming to be a house dancer a popper a locker a hiphop dancer etc. etc. simply just doing whatever i can my body does and lets me do in the monment let the music inslave my body and do what it do with it!
damn anyways keeping this short jsut some quick thoughts and a heads up if anyone is trying to go GO!!!!!!! this shit is gunna be hyped!
So recently i watched some of the battles of the R16 Finals in Korea which just passed, there was one battle in particular that stood out not only to me but others in the bboy community, now i will say this, my opinion is only my opinion and so i cant speak for everyone when i say this is a BUUUUUUUULLLLLLLL SHIIIIIIIIIIIT judging system. LOL
Moving forward i watched the Thesis vs. Mounir battle today and i didn’t read the description at first i just watched and when i saw that THESIS lost i seriously was beyond shock i mean seriously wtf? he clearly WON 2-1! FUCKEN A MAN to travel all the way from the USA to Korea to get robbed like that OUCH i feel bad for my homie real talk………BUT then i read the description did a little research only to discover that they had this system of judging like if this was gymnastics or some shit, ok lets be real here does this system actually work, wtf is the idea behind this? “fairness”?…..i think not! to be real…below (AFTER MY OPINION LOL) is the battle clip, the system of judging that i laughed at for a good 20mins, the score cards & the explanations behind Thesis losing this battle.ENJOY!
This doesn’t work. i mean what if a guy does some dynamic moves but doesnt execute them well looks like hes getting 5 points for doing the dynamic stuff and having it, and what if the other kid doesnt have dynamic shit bc thats not his style, who are we to tell him he has to do dynamic shit or well the system your going to lose points if you DONT do it? i mean does he have to now compromise what he does and who he is just to cater to the judging system so he has a chance to win? geez i dont even think i can get my point accross haha i mean i thinK honestly it should always be ROUND FOR ROUND, i mean you can have hella original shit, foundation, and dynamic moves. BUT if your not consistent, your off beat, don’t dance even just a little to the beat or at all, and then you dont execute your moves and your flopping?!?!?! then im sorry but straight up your going to lose PERIOD.
when i judge i keep it simple and fair.
1.LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
2.DANCE(REMEMBER BEFORE ALL THAT DYNAMIC FLYING IN THE AIR SHIT CAME AROUND THIS WAS AND STILL IS A DANCE)
2.DONT REPEAT! YOUR ROUNDS/SETS/SIGNATURES…..ETC., GET IT?
3.DONT BITE SHIT THAT AINT YOURS (EVEN WORST WITHOUT EVEN AT LEAST ATTEMPTING TO FLIP IT)
4.EXECUTE AKA DONT FLOP
SIMPLE RIGHT?….BUT DOESNT MEAN YOU WON JUST YET CUZ IF THEY DO ALL OF THE ABOVE AND YOU DO TO ITS GOING TO COME DOWN TO WHO IS BETTER AND IT WILL SHOW WE DONT NEED TO COUNT OUR TOES AND FINGERS AND ADD UP POINTS….WE AINT STUPID IF WE JUDGING ITS FOR GOOD REASON (UNLESS ITS BC THE PROMOTER IS TOO CHEAP OF A BASTARD TO PAY FOR REAL JUDGES WHICH HAPPENS ALOT TOO BTW)……LOL
I mean wtf just cuz you got some dope shit and some really original moves if you go out there and do all that and eat shit and a guy comes out after you hella smooth keeps it clean but brings it then he WON im not gunna be like well he did do something crazy and original thats 10points hahahaha fuck that! anyways heres the battle and the score cards and the explanations.
YOU DECIDE IM DONE HAHAHA
ROUND1: Thesis was winning 3 to 1 categories
Thesis: Originality, Dynamics and Execution
(Foundation was tied)
ROUND2: It was tied 2 to 2
Thesis: Orignality and Execution
Mounir: Foundation and Battle
(Dynamics was tied)
FINAL ROUND3: Mounir won 3 to 1 categories
Mounir: Foundation, Dynamics and Battle
(Execution was tied)
P.S. THESIS IS MY BOY BUT HIS STYLE IS NOT MY FAVORITE NOR A STYLE I WISH I HAD OR WANT……ITS HIS WAY OF DOING IT AND I RESPECT IT, HES MAD ORIGINAL, CREATIVE AND EXPLOSIVE…AND HE LISTENS TO THE BEAT OTHER THEN THAT, I DONT D*CK RIDE IT OR JOCK THE DUDE IN ANYWAYS SO THIS IS A STRAIGHT UP OPINION IF HE WINS THEN HE WINS PERIOD! NOTHING AGAINST MOUNIR OR ANY OTHER BBOY SO DONT THINK IM HATING ON MOUNIR OR YOUR GOING TO MISS THE BIGGER PICTURE HERE……LOL (THESIS WRECKED HIM THO) >;-P