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    Quote Originally Posted by diego View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELqdv...eature=related

    almost looks CLF just his musculature

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUd0J...eature=related

    west coast funk dance stytles can't just be black and latino...there is something dragon style kung fu about them...chameleon like!.

    I'm sure there is a cool history of the chinese community teaching gung fu to slaves and native reserves
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=txxwIN3tS88&feature=related

    So Breakdance> Shaolin Do

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iOUhqSRO56U

    It's a trip how these black and latino kids from the bronx plus a couple whiteboys and asians created a new form of motion and spread that **** worldwide...must be one million breakers worldwide...some styles of martial arts don't have that membership. Kung Fu's influence on Hip Hop is the fact that bboys all walk like Bruce Lee ENTER THE DRAGON with the hunched coil

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    Karate rejected for Paris 2024 Olympics

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    ‘It’s not just doing the worm’: breakdancing could become Olympic sport in 2024
    • IOC to make decision for Paris 2024 by December 2020
    • Karate, squash, billiard sports and chess rejected
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    Thu 21 Feb 2019 07.36 EST Last modified on Thu 21 Feb 2019 11.31 EST


    The head of the Paris 2024 organising committee said breakdancing would make the Olympics ‘more urban’ and ‘more artistic’. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

    Breakdancing pioneer Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, who as leader of the US hip-hop group Rock Steady Crew is widely credited with turning the craze into a global phenomenon, has hailed its prospective inclusion in the Olympic Games.

    Breakdancing has been confirmed as one of four sports, along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will be put forward to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games.

    It follows the successful introduction of breakdancing at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year, for which Colon, a 53-year-old from The Bronx in New York, was invited to be a part of the judging panel.

    Colon said: “This is about two worlds coming together. They each have their own history and I think that we can carefully do this in a manner that is respectful to the essence of both. The dance represents many people who come from struggle and have nothing, and now that has translated into an opportunity to see the world, to compete and, most importantly, to build bridges between cultures and break down stereotypes.”

    Colon was a founding member of the Rock Steady Crew in 1977 and helped it develop from what was initially a New York sub-culture into a style which was recognised and copied around the world.

    The group’s major UK hit, ‘(Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew’ reached number six in the charts in October 1983.

    “I was brought in as one of the judges in Argentina and as you are watching the kids getting their medals, you kind of start to feel a little bit emotional,” added Colon.

    Paco Boxy, director of the British Breaking League which organises competitions across the UK,added: “I think it’s fantastic news, not only for the young generation but also for the credibility of breakdancing to be classed as a sport.

    “A lot of people will look at breakdancing as just spinning on your head or doing the worm, but the people that I know train like athletes. They go to the gym swimming, train every day. It will always be a dance first and foremost, but it has turned into a sport.

    The selection of the four sports by the Paris organising committee brings bad news for squash and karate, the latter of which will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo next year.

    A statement from World Karate Federation president Antonio Espinos read: “Our sport has grown exponentially over the last years and we still haven’t had the chance to prove our value as an Olympic sport since we will be making our debut as an Olympic discipline in Tokyo 2020.

    “Over the last months we have worked relentlessly, together with the French Federation, to achieve our goal of being included in Paris 2024. We believed that we had met all the requirements and that we had the perfect conditions to be added to the sports programme. However, we have learned today that our dream will not be coming true.”

    In a joint statement, the World Squash Federation and PSA World Tour said: “The proposed list of four sports only, of which three sports are already confirmed by the IOC on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme, leads to a belief that Paris 2024 and the IOC favoured sports already in the Olympic programme, leaving practically no opportunity for other sports.

    “The unity that our sport enjoys globally is exceptional and is getting stronger by the day. WSF and PSA are supported by the entire squash community and, with our athletes at the forefront, have run a strong campaign that respected the timeline and the criteria set by Paris 2024 and the IOC.”
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    Breakdancing provisionally approved

    Breakdancing provisionally approved as an Olympic sport in 2024 ... no, seriously
    Chris Cwik Yahoo Sports Jun 25, 2019, 12:16 PM


    Breakdancing is coming to the Olympics. (AP)

    Dust off your old breakdancing mats now because your country might need you. Breakdancing has been provisionally approved for the 2024 Olympics, according to Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal.

    There were rumblings this was going to happen. In March, the International Olympics Committee recommended breakdancing — along with a couple other sports — for consideration at the 2024 games.

    Fischer cleared up why other sports — such as lacrosse or cricket — weren’t in the conversation for the Olympics. The committee believes breakdancing will bring in a younger audience.

    Ben Fischer

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    · Jun 25, 2019
    News: IOC provisionally approves breakdancing as a new medal event at 2024 Paris Olympics, a first in the Games. Three other sports also approved: skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Those are also new, but will debut next year in Tokyo.

    Ben Fischer

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    Some context on what's driving Olympics' thinking on new sports: New additions need to be 1.) youth-oriented 2.) small footprint (they don't want the total no. of athletes to grow much, so team sports are v. hard) and 3.) have broad appeal, interest across many countries

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    Before you write off breakdancing as a sport, consider some of the other events in the Olympics. Many require skill, athleticism and hours of practice to reach perfection.

    If breakdancing can do that and provide viewers with entertaining and moving performances, is it really any different than some of the events millions of people tune in to the Olympics to watch now?

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    I would watch Olympic Breakdancing competition.

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    I would watch Olympic Breakdancing competition.
    So would I.
    I'm pretty sure the only thing tongs do nowadays is make sure Chinese restaurants don't pay out tips to their waiters. - Pazman[/B]

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    I saw a recent Wudang Temple showcasing elements of what may be called Parkour i.e jumping up and over walls, negotiaitiong narrow passage on top of steep cliffs.
    Real Kungfu (its essential meaning as opposed to the external martial arts naming convention)

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    hiphop and gungfu will forever go hand n hand. its only right!

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