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Style is like a Fingerprint

A breaker is great, not because of his moves, but because of his ability to understand various ambiguous and complex concepts, which allow them to move to the music.The individual's style of a breaking is like a fingerprint, unique to them alone. As a breaker understands the importance of originality, they will constantly see how valuable it is to be creative in all walks of life. To be a great breaker, one has to understand that it's not about moves, but movement. Movement is everything in between the moves and the complexities of flow of the dance. When a breaking comprehends that they have to have a attention to detail, that sensory acuity can help in all walks of life....

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10 Year Anniversary - 10 things about life and breaking

For our 10 year anniversary, we’d like to share some things we’ve learned about how breaking makes life seem easier and how life and breaking are similar.  1.) Breaking makes life seam easier We have all heard that “breaking ain't easy”, and that's because it is not! Not at all! Breaking is the hardest thing I've done. It makes everything else EASY.  I've worked my whole life at it (14 years) and I still wouldn't consider myself a great bboy. It is a life long learning process. I know that if I keep pushing, keep focusing, keep having fun, keep training day after day, keep going to workshops and linking up with great bboys and picking their brain, and continuing...

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Spin Life

“Spin-life” is a fancy term I made up to describe the useful life of a headspin beanie. We have tested all the major brands on the market and have found that, of course, ours are by far outlast the competition. (Yes, I have actually tested the spin life of Generation BBOY headspin beanies compared to others and we ROCK!) For a headspin beanie to “last” it cannot unravel; have loose threads; or have any tears or holes in the mesh. ALL beanies will shrink a little and lose their elasticity due to washing and just general wear and tear, which we also have a solution for with our Quick Strap. I can tell you that one of our beanies will...

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Why do we keep doing something that is so hard to become "great" at?

Why do we continuously pursue something that seems ridiculous? After all, sometimes it will take a year to see progress. Sometimes you will have an off training day and you cannot make any of your sets work. It gets frustrating. Here at Generation BBoy, each of us train. We know what success and what failure feels like. We push our community to grow though events like the Rocky Mountain Breaking League.  With this in mind, it is a big deal to succeed at a difficult move. It is rewarding to do something so unique and hard. Something that makes people stop walking on the street and gasp in awe. Just like any other hobby, competing (battling), is rewarding within itself....

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Need Help Coming Up With a Crew Name?

This crew name generator is the (hilarious) inspiration for this post (go check it out): http://morethanastance.com/features/sf/2008/12/crew-name-generator/ Now that you've had a good laugh. What makes this so funny? Because it's real. I’'ve heard so many crew names that sound just like these. But breaking is about being ORIGINAL. Be yourself. Draw inspiration from other sources. It's what you've been taught in breaking all along. Here are some common themes to be aware of (and maybe avoid) when it comes to creating your own crew or bboy name: Alliterations – This is identified by a repeated sound of the first part in a series of words. Here are some examples: Funky Fresh, Solid Soul, Super Sayians! One of my favorite crew...

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