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How to Win a B-Boy Battle

Learn how to win a b-boy battle in this Howcast breakdancing tutorial with choreographer Victor "Kid Glyde" Alicea.


Whassup, everybody. My name is Kid Glyde. I'm the leader of the Dynamic Rockers, pretty famous B-Boy. I travel around the world, I organize events. I've been dancing for 15 years. So I think I'm pretty credible to teach you. Be positive, be strong, let's do it.

It's not easy running a battle, but it can be done. It takes a lot. It definitely takes a lot. The number one thing that I've always realized is stamina. If you work on what you've got, over and over again, and work on your stamina, and how you breathe during the moves, you'll do fine. I've been in the finals plenty of times where I got tired and I wasn't able to win because I was tired. You know because when you're tired you're not going to be able to do your moves, you know. If you're not tired, you can do anything. You know, and even if it's a move that you can't, I mean, if it's a move that you got down pat, where, like, you can do it whenever, especially when you're tired, it's the best time to do it when you're tired. So if you got all these moves, and you practice them all the time when you're tired, you'll be able to do it. But as far as winning, you need strategy, you need a game plan, you need to know what you're going to do. You need to know what your opponent can do. You need to know your opponent's weaknesses. You also need to know about your weaknesses, so that you don't fall into that. Say, if you're battling somebody and they do something you can't do. If you can't do it better, don't do it, alright? Stick to what you've got, alright? Make the other person do that to you. You do something they can't do and make them do what you can do, alright? To win a battle, you have to have strategy. You've got to know what you're going to do. If you don't have a Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C, then, I don't know how you're going to win. You know, you have to have something ready on the...I mean if Plan A doesn't work, then you're, like, "Damn! What am I going to do now?" You have to have a Plan B! Plan B usually works. If not, Plan C will come into play, you know? And what's the worst that's going to happen? You're going to lose? You're going to lose anyway if you didn't have a plan. So, if you have a plan, you have a better chance of winning. Once again, stay focused, you know, be strong, and don't be discouraged when matter what, somebody's going to do something incredible in front of you. It's up to you to respond to that, and do something incredible as well too.

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