Archive for the ‘ Competitions ’ Category

– Long time no post – I know, I know! –

I stumbled across this video the other day and thought it’d be good to share to not only my readers (if I have any >_>) but also for reference for myself, if I ever forget.

The part of interest is the info on freestyle battles. The freestyle battles where it really is “free” and all styles can take part. When performing on stage with my peers I always find it difficult since my style of popping is quite basic. I’m more into subtle movements and grooving – this makes it difficult to shine compared with others styles that are more dynamic and explosive: like locking and bboying etc.

Oh, that and the fact that I can be quite shy sometimes. =T Haha but anyway, good video for sure!

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– Updates –

Hey, long time no update! I’ve been pretty busy lately, however I took part in a competition recently. I did better than I did last time – made it through the preliminary rounds – but that’s as far as I got. I think I lost for the same reason as the last time I went to Huddersfield: not enough aggression or “throwdown”. But anyway, here’s a recent video of me just messing around in the ol’ backyard. The track’s called “Ain’t No Thang” by Ronald Jenkees. I really recommend buying his albums. A lot of good tunes and the guy’s passionate about what he does, which is always a good thing.

As you can see I’m trying to put more mime, animation and botting into my sets now (and even thinking about doing some tutting! this guy’s tutting’s gotten me inspired =O). I’ve written out this list of moves I need to work on, and really studying my old videos. Hopefully it’ll help me on my throwdowns, since I’m primarily a getdown kind of guy.

I watched this video the other day – and like you all know – I’m a big fan of AKA Kin, but the other guy Do Kyun is freaking SICK! Check him out:

Not only that, word’s out that Do Kyun has also JUST won R16!! This is the only footage I can find so far. It’s the semi finals: Popkun vs Do Kyun.

Enjoy! 😉

– Keep on Dancing 7 –


Keep On Dancing (KOD) is a dance competition held in China, and is one of the biggest inside Asia. It is organised by the place I trained at last summer – 舞佳舞/Wujiawu/5+5. One of my teachers is taking part. I’ve yet to hear from him to see how far he went, but I’m sure he did well. There are a few videos up on Youtube from the preliminary rounds. This is one of Popping J.

His legs and arms are long and really help to emphasise his boogaloo movements. I really like his style. Can’t wait to see more footage of him, Kite, Dino and my teacher – 飛龍. I also can’t wait to see the showcases by the judges. One of the popping judges this year is Seen from Japan. I had the pleasure of seeing him dance when I was in Beijing and  he was SICK –  and he was only grooving/messing around!!

KOD is one of my favourite competitions; not only because a lot of my favourite poppers are gathering into one spot to battle, but also because it marks the rise of hiphop culture in China. Just last year China took first place for the Locking division in Juste Debout. I can’t wait to see what the hiphop scene’s going to be like in 5-10 years time. I reckon China will definitely be a force to be reckoned with. 😀