Greetings all! My name is Ken Fury, I’ve lived in NYC for the past 8 years, but I hail from Pueblo, Colorado. Self-taught, I’ve been breaking since I was 11 years old. When I turned 14, I began traveling and competing. Now, at 27, I’m still globe-trotting – teaching workshops, judging battles, and competing in some of the toughest prize money events. When I moved to New York, I had the opportunity to have some of the pioneers of breaking pass down their knowledge to me. They include Kwikstep (Full Circle / The Lordz of Finesse) and Wayne Blizz (The Executioners / The NYC Float Committee) just to name a couple. I represent all of them, along with “Supreme Beingz.”
My initial attraction to breaking stemmed from my martial arts background and my painting. Breaking gave me the channel to combine the two art forms. My dancing and art is a reflection of my outlook on life. Without limits, one is free to express oneself on planes which are totally unique and unknown. Without fear and with the strength of our will, we can truly find our path and contribute something to the world. And, breaking gives something positive to the viewer and the student alike, a positive energy which has the power to uplift lives.
In terms of my involvement in battling, I embrace every battle as a test of self. I am not really concerned with my opponent. I am concerned about creating this notion of how to push myself beyond what one would think is physically, mentally and spiritually possible. I admire the true aesthetic of how hip-hop was created. It was about experimentation, devoid of any images or filters of how one should look, act, or be. I feel that hip-hop has been saturated and, due to the current conditioning of how people are brought up to emulate what is “successful,” we are now amassed with the robotic behaviors which hip-hop originally had the formula to dissolve.
I spend my life in the pursuit of creative and spiritual freedom through the mediums of music, dance and jewelry. These are my professions and I define my job as a servant of the people of the world. With my art, I hope to give the people around me inspiration by uplifting and invoking a feeling that questions their current existence.
I am excited about the non-profit UDEF and the Pro Breaking Tour. UDEF and the Tour have the potential to bring people together in the celebration of the dance. UDEF is led by real dancers who are a part of our culture – this leadership provides us with a means to promote and protect our dance and ourselves from those who might desire to strip the core of what only we understand and value – real, original breaking.
In conclusion, I would like to give a shout out to all of the people in the world who embrace what their heart tells them. Keep listening and be strong!
Ken Fury, Supreme Beingz Crew
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