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WDSF Reinforces Breaking event management team

17 Nov 2022 08:20

With qualifying for Breaking at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 now under way, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has significantly strengthened its Breaking event management team with a number of strategic appointments confirmed.

The new members report directly to team leader B-boy Bojin (Bojin Chen), the famed Breaker and activist from Chinese Taipei and WDSF Presidium Member with full voting rights.

The complete list of all appointments to date include a diverse and international group of Breakers with decades of experience organising battles around the world. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Katsu (Japan) as WDSF Breaking OQS (Olympic Qualifier System) Advisor;
  • Kid Glyde (USA) as WDSF Head of Breaking Judges Performance Evaluation Team;
  • Max (Portugal) as WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist;
  • MG (Slovakia) as WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist; and
  • Skim (Republic of Korea) as WDSF Breaking Competition System Specialist;

The appointees are already fulfilling their mandates.

Further appointments are expected to be made in the lead-up to the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) for Paris 2024, a new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series for Breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and sport climbing set to take place from March-June 2024.

“With the first qualifying event [WDSF Breaking For Gold Challenge Series] for Paris 2024 having taken place in Montreal in September 2022 and with the WDSF World Breaking Championship 2022 having taken place in October 2022 in Seoul, things are really heating up on the road to the Olympic Games,”

said Bojin, who began his competitive Breaking career in 1997.

“This is why it is so important that we bring in specialists from around the world with the skills, knowledge, experience and passion to ensure that each of our events is expertly organized and authentic.”

Following the successful staging of the WDSF World Breaking Championship 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 21-22 October, and the WDSF European Breaking Championship 2022 set for 5-6 November in Manchester, England the next event in the calendar will be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 19th 2022. 

Find out more on the qualification system for Breaking at Paris 2024.

Background information on the new appointees follows.

Katsu

Katsu (JAP) - WDSF Breaking OQS Advisor - katsu_men@hotmail.com

  • BATTLE OF THE YEAR World Final 2010, 2015, 2021 Judge
  • Red Bull BC One Asia Final Judge 2014
  • Red Bull BC One World Final Judge 2009
  • Organizer of “SUPER BREAK” in Kawasaki, Japan since 2018 and more than 10 years of experience organizing Breaking events.
Kid Glyde

Kid Glyde (USA) - WDSF Head of Breaking Judges Performance Evaluation Team - Kidglyde@gmail.com

  • ESPN Pro Breaking Tour Invitational judge
  • Red Bull BC One World Final Judge 2022
  • Leader of the legendary b-boy crew “Dynamic Rockers”
  • IBE Return of the B-boy 2012 Winner
Max

Max (POR) - WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist - maxoliveira@mxmartcenter.com

  • Marseille Battle Pro World Final 2016 Winner
  • 3-time winner of IBE: 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The producer of “WorldBattle” (as well as Eurobattle, Breaking Gala, Betclic Breaking Battle, Red Bull BC One and Dance Your Style Portugal)
MG

MG (SVK) - WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist - martin.gilian@thelegits.com

  • Organizer of the world famous competition “The Legits Blast.”
  • Leader of the Hip Hop organization “The Legits”
  • Organized 50+ events on 3 continents
  • Hosted and performed as MC at 40+ events on 4 continents
  • Judged 50+ events on 4 continents, including:
    • BBIC 2021, 2022
    • Taipei Bboy City 2019
    • Porto World Battle 2018, 2019
Skim

Skim (KOR) - WDSF Breaking Competition System Specialist - kimbboy@hanmail.net

  • Leader of the JinJo Crew, the b-boy crew with the most World Championships in Breaking history
  • Silverback Open 2018 Judge
  • Organizer of “BBIC KOREA,” one of the biggest Breaking events in Asia
Bojin

Bojin (TPE) - Head of WDSF Breaking Division - Bojin@wdsf.org

  • Undisputed Masters World Final 2018 Judge
  • Judged at more than 300 events, including Battle Pro, Freestyle Session, BBIC, Hip Opsession, Floorwars, Hustle & Freeze, Bomb Jam, Super Break, WorldBattle, etc.
  • BIS World Final 2016 Champion
  • Organizer of ”Taipei Bboy City” and over 100 other major Breaking events
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