22 May 2018 17:52
It was a site to behold, when the representatives of the mass media made a mad dash to the press conference room immediately after the awards presentation. And it gave this World Youth Breaking in Kawasaki, JPN, a very special "Champions League" feeling, with a record number of journalists lining up to ask the two newly crowend Champions, B-Boy Shigekix and B-Girl Ram, their questions - one after the other.
JDSF Breaking Organiser Katsu estimated that there were nearly twice as many media present in Kawasaki as at the RB BC One Final in Nagoya, two years ago.
We recorded some of the press conference ourselves and will edit it as part of a piece that we assigned the working title "BBC | B-Boy Communicating." Stay tuned! For the time being, qwe remind everybody that we have a comprehensive media gallery with 72 videos and 154 photos available at worlddancesport.org!
More will get added over the coming days!
21 May 2018 07:00
B-Boy Crazy Legs is one of the founding fathers of this culture, art and sport called breaking. Attending the World Championships as what he is, a living legend of Rock Steady Crew fame, he participated in the workshop that preceded the competition.
After taking a good look at everything in Kawasaki, he pronounced himself on Olympic breaking and the future of the dance.
21 May 2018 06:35
B-Boy Katsu was chiefly responsible that the inaugural edition of the WDSF World Youth Breaking Championships will go down in history as an unqualified success.
Born, raised and still living in Kawasaki, he brought the event to his home town and that is from where he bids farewell to everyone ...Win or lose!
We say "domo arigato" to Katsu and look forward to come back to his city of dance.
20 May 2018 13:11
The men's final pit one Japanese b-boy against one Russian b-boy. Shigekix kept the upper hand over Bumblebee in all four rounds and claimed the second gold medal for Japan in these first ever WDSF World Youth Breaking Championships.
But don't count Bumblebee out for Buenos Aires. Tired as he was after battling almost twenty rounds today, he already starts planning the training for the next few weeks. Just like Marina, he wants to be ready for the next battle with his rival of today.
Here are the 12 b-boys who have qualified for the YOG. Because all continents need to be represented in the contingent, B-Boy Jordan from South Africa qualified over another b-boy who placed considerably higher in the final standing.
20 May 2018 13:10
In the B-Girl final it was a 4:0 decision in favour of Ram that swept the capacity crowd of about 2,000 pspectators off their seats and had them cheering their hearts out at the Culttz. Even the runner-up, B-Girl Matina, was happy with the outcome. She vouched to step up her training between now and the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and to be ready for the next battle for gold.
The official results will be available from both website (worlddancesport.org and breakingforgold.com) shortly. Here are the 12 b-girls who have qualified for the YOG. Now it is up to their National Olympic Committees to sanction the participation.