What Does It Take To Become A B-Boy?

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  1. edlexis

    edlexis New Member

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    Im Askin Because I Just Started.
  2. chris051991

    chris051991 New Member

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    The same thing it takes to achieve anything, dedication and time. Plus a bunch of other corny things :)
    A bboy needs to understand music since after all it is a dance.
  3. A-16

    A-16 *BR*

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    Word.

    A bboy should also learn their knowledge about Hip Hop and the culture. Always give thanks to and remember the Originalz cause if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be here. It would also mean that you will have to really understand that you need foundation first before you go on to the powermoves.

    Knowledge is key. Remember that.
  4. tr1c

    tr1c tr1c

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    I would say three words; passion, dedication, and commitment.
  5. Coolguy

    Coolguy BBoy Autonom

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    Don't forget tolerance for pain, big ballz, and patience.

    Pain tolerance for pain when you accidentally hyperextending your thumb before going to the club (like I did on Saturday), still throwing down sets, and accidentally doing it again later (It still hurts like hell today but it was worth it).

    Balls to throw down in a cypher even when you suck because you can't be an e-boy forever and rocking a circle is the best part of bboying.

    And patience for when you fall on your head out of exhaustion practicing a 90 for the thousandth time. It's better to not get pissed when you can't get a move because if you get mad you'll end up either trying to throw it hard and hurt yourself, or giving up like a pussy.

    The more you are mentally/physically strong and confident the less time you'll spend fighting yourself and the quicker you'll get better.
  6. k1ng

    k1ng Dallas, Texas

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    the last sentence of A-16 and the first sentence of Coolguy sum up what it takes to become a b-boy: knowledge and the will.

    a b-boy's knowledge is more than just historical facts and the moves he employs. it is the understanding of who he is and where his identity begins to derive from. a fuller knowledge of b-boying and dance in general increases this understanding and arguably, without limit.

    a b-boy's will is more than just wanting to be a good powerhead or a big name.
    it is the force that seeks to know who you truly are. virtues like perseverance, dedication, and desire are all symptoms of a strong will.

    here is a simple but purposeful analogy:
    your will is like a seed in fertile soil which is b-boying. then knowledge is like the sunlight that makes it possible for you to use the nourishment that the soil offers. how can you effectively or at all become a plant (a better, stronger, more virtuous person) if you don't have the seed or the light?
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  7. Backfire

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    K1ng dropping some knowledge. Word^
  8. NiSenNen

    NiSenNen Practicehead

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    I don't think the noob knows what u guys are talking about yet.
  9. xks671x

    xks671x bboy dogbite

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    when you become a bboy you have to be a boy
  10. chris051991

    chris051991 New Member

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    Knowledge is power :p
  11. Demex

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    ummm i with u on that 1 ninsennen im new and well i have good style but thats it and i wanna know what i have to do like push ups how many times should i work out
    that kinda stuff
  12. Zulu Chibi

    Zulu Chibi Toprock is NOT a move

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    Dedication, Respect, Discipline
  13. Demex

    Demex New Member

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    thanks for the help Zulu Chibki.....
  14. KidSpike

    KidSpike BBoy Kid Spike .

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    Also Patience and Practice, If your stressed out cus of one power move , Practice is good
  15. sunnydhelight

    sunnydhelight sunnydhelight

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    History is always neccessary to understand what you're getting urself into. NOt just the history of hip hop and breakin, but also ur own history(culture/ who u are) because that application of personality is what sets apart a breakdancer from a bboy.
  16. flappinwang

    flappinwang Banned

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    You will also be frustrated
  17. KRizza2

    KRizza2 Surrender to the Floor

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    You gatta know the history, before you grab the name (bboy).
    Know who started it, where it came from, and what it means to be one.
    And bboy/ bgirl is a being dedicated to hip hop.
  18. k4y05

    k4y05 Kave Boi

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    u must not forget to have fun with it otherwise u cant feel the emotions u are letting out through dance, without it bboying wouldnt mean nothing
  19. Fitwee

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    Dedication, arguably more than anything else
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    If u want to battle !
    u must to respect!

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