Lil Zoo in Seoul | .Stance

One of the most notable features of a bboy is character and the subject of today’s video from .Stance is one of the more animated characters on the scene today.  Lil Zoo is a force to be reckoned in any arena, but win or lose, his energy will be remembered by those in attendance.  While in Korea, Doy of .Stance captured some of that character filming Lil Zoo on the streets of Seoul as bboys came from all over the world to compete in the R16 World Finals.

Check out the video from .Stance below.

WI Wars Finals

The WI Wars event, presented by Silverback Bboy events & sanctioned by UDEF took place at the MSOE Kern Center ARENA in Milwaukee, WI, on July 26th, 2014 as a part of the Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series. The event organized by Aleksey “Yosha” Antipov was the 3rd edition of a statewide tournament featuring a UDEF sanctioned 2vs2 battle for $2100 in cash prizes, as well as WI City vs City and WI Kids 1vs1 battles.

In the end the UDEF sanctioned 2vs2 battles came down to Crooks (J Funky & Black Attack) vs Motion Disorderz (Mijo & Alex) in a heated exchange with Crooks crew emerging victorious, taking home $1200, while Motion Disorderz went home with $500 for 2nd place.

In the city vs city battle, defending city champions Milwaukee took the win this year again against Green Bay. For the kids 1vs1 battle, BBoy Free Mason from Madison took 1st place, having previously competed at the Miami Pro-Am earlier this year.

Check out some of the pictures and videos below.

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Final: Crooks vs Motion Disorderz

Taisuke x Tatsuya in Tokyo | YAK Films

Hip-Hop is all about creating from one’s imagination, having fun, and building with community. YAK Films captured a wicked exchange of creative energy between BBoy Taisuke and Beatboxer Tatsuya in this collaboration video during their time in Tokyo. This type of project showcases the great results when talented individuals of different crafts take the time to get down together. Check out the video Taisuke for Team G-Shock in Tokyo below.

CultivatetheSpirit: FreestyleSession

Tone “Boogie” Anderson took some time to sit down with Cros1 of Freestyle Session and UDEF to get a look into the history of Freestyle Session and it’s future horizon as it relates to the body, mind, spirit and family. It’s been a long journey with great things still to come. See what Cros had to say in the video below.

Style Elements 20th Anniversary

The Style Elements 20th Anniversary event sponsored by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF, took place on July 19, 2014 at the Roosevelt Community Center in San Jose, CA. Organized by Darrick Fields, the event was part of the $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour’s Challenger Series, and featured a 3vs3 Freestyle Session Qualifier bboy battle judged by Machine (Style Elements/Killafornia), Ricky Stuntman RocAny (Style Elements/FSC), and Ruen (Style Elements/Killafornia).

Style Elements Crew is a staple name of modern breaking in the United States and the event was a great celebration of their 20 years of putting their blood, sweat, and tears into this culture, inspiring bboys and bgirls around the globe for two decades.  The battles were a great testament to the SEC legacy as crews from all over gave it their best to take the win.

Congratulations to Nasty Calamities (Nasty Ray, Eranetik & Lancer) for taking 1st place over Globe Trotters (Soulhouse, Nick Abat & Dev1naire) in the final battle.  Nasty Calamities went home with $1,500 for their win along with a trip to the Freestyle Session World Finals in San Diego, while Globetrotters took home $750 for 2nd place.
Congratulations as well to the semi-final crews, Fresh Descendants  (Thesis, Dapt and Nate the Killa Robot) and Underground Flow (M-Pact, Villn & Philithy) for their awesome performances throughout the event, taking home $450 each for 3rd/4th place.

Check out the final battle below and check back for more footage as it is released.

Final Battle: Nasty Calamities vs Globe Trotters

YAK Films x Silverback | Miami Pro-Am Recap

This year’s Pro Breaking Tour has been an exciting journey for many bboys in the scene and we are happy that there is a thriving video culture that is right there to catch all the great moments. YAK Films was at the Miami Pro-Am, Challenger Series event this year and they have put together a vivid look back at some of the best highlights of the weekend. If you missed it in person, here is a snapshot of the Pro-Am through the eye of the YAK. Check out the recap video below.

Break Free 2014

The Break Free 2014, Pro Breaking Tour, Challenger Series event sponsored by Silverback Bboy Events and sanctioned by UDEF was held on July 11th-13th, 2014 at the Break Free Community Center in Houston, Texas. The event organized by Moy Rivas and Adrian Flores featured a 3vs3 Freestyle Session Qualifier battle, a invitational 7 to Smoke battle and a New Blood battle for the up and coming young bboys and bgirls. The Texan bboy culture was well alive throughout the weekend as some serious competition went down in the Freestyle Session Qualifiers. Nobody had it easy as it came down to HaviKoro and the Monster BBoys in the final battle. With a 2-0-1 decision it was Havikoro that took home the 1st place win and a trip to the Freestyle Session World Finals in November.
The 7 to Smoke battle was intense to say the least with BBoy Lil John of HaviKoro taking home a back to back win in 2013 and 2014!
Check out some of the action below along with some flicks from the weekend.

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Final 3v3 Battle: Monster BBoys vs HaviKoro

One of the dopest elimination battles of the night: Top 8 Monster BBoys vs RAD

7 to Smoke Parts 1 & 2

Top16 – Final

Freestyle Session: Chicago

The Freestyle Session: Chicago event took place on July 6th, 2014 at the Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois and featured a Freestyle Session Qualifier 3vs3 bboy crew battle for $3,150 in cash prizes. The event was co-organized by RekSick & CROS1, sponsored by Silverback Bboy Events & sanctioned by UDEF as a part of the Pro Breaking Tour, Challenger Series.

Congratulations to the Crooks (JFunky, CJ & Twigg Fresh) who took 1st place and $1,500, winning over Motion Disorders (Mijo, Man of God & Alex) who took 2nd place and went home with $750.

It’s Anyone’s Battle – UDEFtour.org x Mason Rose

UDEF’s $250,000 Pro Breaking Tour is in full effect as we have now completed 21 events in the 2014 Challenger Series, making our way toward the two $50,000 Champions Series events, The Silverback Open Championships, October 11th & 12th, in Philadelphia, PA and the Freestyle Session World Finals, November 8th & 9th, in San Diego, CA.

To mark the completion of roughly half the Challenger Series events and in anticipation of the Champions Series right around the corner, check out the new UDEF video by Mason Rose: “It’s Anyone’s Battle” featuring music by Jungle.

It’s Anyone’s Battle | UDEF x Mason Rose | UDEFtour.org | Jungle – The Heat from Pro Breaking Tour on Vimeo.

UDEF (Urban Dance & Educational Foundation) is non-profit organization supporting and promoting bboy culture worldwide. In addition to prize money events, UDEF also supports over 50 charity events per year.

Be prepared for the battle, register today as a UDEF ‘tour competitor’ to be eligible to compete in Pro Breaking Tour Challenger Series and Champions Series events.