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Your Turn to Judge: Taisuke vs Hong 10

Posted by on Dec. 22, 2016

Two weeks ago, our judges had the final word to crown to the Red Bull BC One 2016 World Champion in Nagoya, Japan. Now it’s your turn to be the judge! This game let’s you decide who makes the next round. Go ahead take the judges' board and make yourself heard! 

Watch again the epic battle in which Taisuke and Hong 10 faced each other and vote below!

 

Photos by Jason Halayko / Red Bull Content Pool

Your Turn to Judge: Kid Colombia vs Neguin

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2016

A week ago, our judges had the final word to crown to the Red Bull BC One 2016 World Champion in Nagoya, Japan. Now it’s your turn to be the judge! This game let’s you decide who makes the next round. Go ahead take the judges' board and make yourself heard! 

Let’s start off with Kid Colombia vs Neguin and vote below.

 

Photos by Romina Amato & Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool

Neguin on Red Bull BC One Japan World Final 2016

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2016

Brazilian B-Boy Neguin revealed his delight at returning to Red Bull BC One in Nagoya, Japan, even though he missed out on another world final win.

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Neguin, whose real name is Fabiano Lopez, lost out to Bruce Almighty in the quarter-finals this year with Japanese sensation Issei eventually getting the better of BC One legend Hong 10 in the dramatic final.

The 29-year-old, who won the world final back in 2010, has travelled the world as a dancer for artists like MadonnaJennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake.

He said, “I am part of Super Cr3w and we have our upcoming show with JLo in January and February. I do a lot of stuff with Cirque du Soleil too. It is important as a B-Boy that you be in the competition but you can also work your path in different ways.

“Besides dancing, I am an artist, I make music and a DJ. I do a lot of different stuff that keeps inspiring me.”

After missing the last two world finals in Paris and Rome, Neguin jumped at the chance to try and regain his old crown.

He revealed, “When I got invited originally, there were no Brazilians or South Americans (Leony joined the world final line-up later) so I had to represent my country and where I come from.

“I travel all over the world with different stuff, so it was good to come back and show I can do it.

“I was inspired to be battling Bruce Almighty, because we are good friends. It was a special battle. I thought I won for a second, but it was his night tonight.

“Maybe I’ll be back next year. I will think about it. I was really prepared to go to the final and deliver something, so maybe I save it for next year and incorporate it then.”

Photo by Dean Treml / Red Bull Content Pool

5 things to know about Red Bull BC One champ Issei

Posted by on Dec. 10, 2016

Following a heated battle in Nagoya, Japanese b-boy Issei Hori won the Red Bull BC One World Final, beating two-time winner Hong 10.

Following his remarkable win, which you can watch in the video above, we spoke to Issei and got a fistful of facts about the 19-year-old junior turned world champion.

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1. He got into breaking when he was just 6

Issei experienced breaking for the first time in his home town in Kyushu when he was only six. "I got inspired by friends and people around me that were breaking. In 2009, I saw Red Bull BC One for the first time and I instantly knew that I wanted to be part of that. I could imagine myself being on the stage."

Le vainqueur Issei Hori

2. Taisuke and Issei come from the same part of Japan 

Issei hails from the same part of Japan as Red Bull BC One legend Taisuke. Both come from Kyushu, the most southwestern of Japan's main islands. Issei has been following Taisuke's career since he was a kid and, even though he's now the new reigning Red Bull BC One world champion, he doesn't think that he is better than him.

3. He was under a lot of pressure

"To be honest, since the final was held in Japan, I was under a lot of pressure," said Issei. "But what really helped me was the cheers from the fans. That really helped me to push harder, go further and clinch the title."

4. Red Bull BC One is the grandest stage he’s been on

"This is by far the biggest show I've ever attended. I am very, very happy," said Issei. The final battle against Hong 10 was hard-fought and thrilling, but although Hong 10 has more than a decade of experience over Issei, the new champion said his most challenging rival was last year's winner, Victor.

5. Issei’s life isn’t all about breaking

Besides breaking, Issei loves playing video games, eating, resting and listening to music. To celebrate his victory, he would like to go to an onsen hot spring with his family and friends.

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Junior B-Boy Issei Beats 2x World Champion Hong 10

Posted by on Dec. 05, 2016

Aged 19, Issei triumphs at Red Bull BC One in Japan against Hong 10, 12 years his senior.

“12 years? That’s more than a decade of breaking experience that I don’t have!” Local B-Boy Issei Hori beams as he steps off the world final stage in Nagoya.

“That age difference means a lot,” he says, still sweating from his final one-on-one battle against Kim Hong-Yeol, a Korean B-Boy who goes by the name of Hong 10. “My motivation was only higher for it.”

 Issei Hori

Like Taisuke Nonaka, another local favourite, Issei comes from the Kyushu Island in southern Japan. And just like Taisuke, the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium crowd cheered for him through the night.

“It’s been amazing,” says Issei in fast paced Japanese. “People were so supportive, and this is by far the biggest show I’ve ever taken part in. I’m very, very happy.”

Hong 10, who won breakdancing’s biggest price in 2006 and 2013, felt quite differently about the night. “I’m sad,” he says humbly, seeing his third world title escape him.

Issei Hori face à Hong 10

“12 years? It gave me a shock. I’m getting old... B-boying is hard, we can use our experience of course, but we have to use our physical body. I have to find a way to improve myself.”

“Issei is a great B-Boy. He makes every battle a final. He’s got musicality; his energy is good. He’s kind of the best amongst the young guns... and even amongst the older ones.”

A total of 16 B-Boys coming from 12 countries gathered in Nagoya for the event, including three former champions.

Le jury de la finale

“I like the way BC One has grown,” comments Richard Colón, better known by his stage name Crazy Legs. At 50, he’s a breaking pioneer from the Bronx, NYC.

“The line-up blows my mind. Every single competitor in Saturday’s battle has the skills of a modern B- Boy, from power to blow-ups, to technical ability, to flavour, to foundation. The winner seriously deserves it.”

Le vainqueur Issei Hori

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