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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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5 Reasons Bboys Get Bald Spots and Therefore Don't Have Girlfriends

Being someone that makes headspin beanies, means I've learned a few things about bald spots. One of the most knowledgeable about this was Flexum. Understandably, he has some of the best ideas about what makes a bald spot haha. Here are the things he said that we agree with: Spinning on the Wrong Floors – No matter how nice your beanie is or how good your headspins are, there are some floors that you should not headspin on! The most common is carpet. Why are you head spinning on carpet? You will stick. Not Using Padding or Helmet – Headspins take a lot of work. That means you are spending a lot of time on your head. It is important to first...

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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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