Wing

Korea, South

Wing

B-Boy Wing is a Red Bull BC One All Star and the 2008 Red Bull BC One World Champion.

He has been dancing for nearly half of his life. His older brother, Skim, is his biggest influence. He watched Skim practice and was guided step-by-step through the foundations that made him the B-Boy he is today. For B-Boy Wing, family and crew go hand in hand. He is deeply appreciative that his family is so supportive of he and his brother's dedication to B-Boying. He and Skim are also members of Jinjo crew. "We are the best of partners and crew mates," he explains.

Born Kim Heon Woo, Wing first saw breaking on TV in Korea, where they are frequently featured nowadays. When he was 12 years-old, he started breaking with his older brother. Some of his favorite dancers include his fellow crewmembers, as well as B-Boy Vero, Hong10, K-Mel, Ronnie, Differ, Born, Cloud, Menno and Kid David.

Wing is a well-rounded B-Boy. He likes to create highly detailed patterns of movement and incorporates complex choreography and flow into his dance while including all the aspects of B-Boying from footwork, to freezes to power moves. He got the name Wing from one of his mentors, because of the lightness of his flight-like moves.

Wing lives and breathes B-Boying. Every aspect of his life revolves around it. While it's not an easy living, he's happy with what he does. He adds that the local scene works hard to ensure that the elders and the adults in Korean society always look favorably at B-Boying, by being proper role models and by sharing a sense of fraternity and mutual respect and love for each other. Of course not everyone sees eye to eye on this but most of the B-Boys in Korea are friends and are more about support than rivalry.

Many great B-Boys come from South Korea. Wing believes that scene, both globally and locally, is the truest representation of positive Hip Hop and positive youth culture. "I really believe that commercialism is killing Hip Hop, but I feel that the B-Boys here and all over the world are doing what they can to represent Hip Hop in the manner and the vibe and spirit that was intended," he says. "There is an innocence to Hip Hop here in Korea and especially in our community that I really appreciate."