The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide

By Ziveeman

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide

Table of Contents
Title Introduction FAQS Author Ziveeman Ziveeman Page 4 5

The Basics
Title Where Do I Start? Newbies and Powermoves: What You Should Know Toprock Author STIFF_UK Redeyedol AlphaTrion Page 6 8 16

Footwork
Title 6-Step 2-Step 3-Step Helicopter/Coffee Grinder 12-Step Author Moochy – Mania bboyarfen B-boy Jp Maximum NRAdam Page 21 22 23 25 27

Drops
Title Coin Drop Suicides Author BreakuRspinE Goose Page 32 35

Freezes
Title Foundational Freezes Airchair Adding to your Airchair One-Handed Airbaby L-Kick/Nike Kick Transitions Author mr. Boogie bboyCliche BboyStylistics Bboyhops66 Sum1datbboys D.n.A Page 39 44 52 54 56 60

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Powermoves
Title Windmill Compilation of Milling Notes Tips on Perfecting Windmills Learning Windmills: Common Pitfalls and Solutions Windmill Variations Flares Flares Flare Problems + Answers The Truth About Flares Good Flare Practice Tips Hopping Flares/King Flares Circles One-legged Swipes Turtles Turtles Crickets/Jackhammers Darkhammers/Hydraulics UFOs UFOs UFOs Headspins Handglide Handhops/Solar Eclipses Halos/Tracks Halos/Tracks Airflares from Standing Front Handspring/Front Tuck Backflip Spinning Flag Author Bboy Drizzt Do Urden jleefl1202 Bboy Crescent Mistah P Swiper Anubis2002 Unknown Ek0 Bboy Angel nidimin Sekto|Z, -SektorMarsio Bboy Crescent Bboy Drizzt Do Urden President ManHy xD and Bboy Du X-Bobby Bboy Drizzle Do Urden Anubis2002 Anubis2002 D.n.A -SektorAnubis2002 Kujo Anubis2002 Mali-bootay Hiddin Image GrandMoren Page 64 66 69 71 76 79 81 86 88 91 94 102 111 112 114 116 120 123 124 126 128 131 134 143 146 148 151 156 158

Other Moves
Title Broncos/Donkeys Kip-up/Chinese Get-Up Handstands Author ManHy xD Break Master A ManHy xD Page 162 168 171

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Just impossible.org . However. so watch those as well. It’s also convenient if you don’t have Internet. This is my compilation of all possible stickied text guides on www. they probably practice at a gym or some sort of place like that.org forums or bboyzone. don’t just use text guides! When you’re done practicing and relaxing at home on the computer.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Introduction Hey there Bboys and new bboys. Innovate! Come up with your own variations after you’ve gotten these moves down! Watch other people’s videos to get ideas (but don’t bite). which is a problem because if you miss a word or two. match these guides to the video guides on the internet and see how they look. you can just put it on a flash drive and take it anywhere. No longer will you have to keep on going back to the computer if you’re at your house practicing. please contact me on the bboy. The problem with text guides is that you don’t actually see what the move does. I know how hard it is to watch a video guide or read a text guide and remember how to do it when you go to practice the next day. I compiled these guides so you can bring them around. editing people’s writing is just like trying to teach a Bushman how to fly an airplane. etc) or if it mentions something that you don’t know. such as the knee drop. If you are willing to write a guide. or found a text guide. Haha. and for good reason) I figure that most bboys don’t practice near their computer. your entire image of the move may be skewed. as a solution.bboy. you can just look at this guide. I swear. so you can read it at school or work if you’re bored =D (just don’t practice there).com forums at Ziveeman. something that is a given when these guide writers have not collaborated together. rather the author is attempting to recreate the image in your head. I’ve also removed all sentences relating to “the forum” or something outside of the guide itself or pictures that I believe aren’t necessary. videos are a much better way of guiding you than text. Thanks for downloading. I have not edited these guides extensively and you may find some inconsistencies. In addition. Some guides I got very lazy and decided not to edit too much.j-network. Ziveeman 4 www. I am aware I am missing several guides that are essential. Also. so you’ll have to figure that out yourself unfortunately. do not take these guides exactly as they say. I’ve edited these guides for grammar so you don’t have to wade through text like ‘u’. it’ll seem like a regular book. That’s why I’ve compiled these guides into one.org (with the exception of a couple. Also. such as “from the 2nd step of the 6-step” (which it does not specify from where you started. So.

You can’t have a video guide on paper (if you can.org community. 5 www. it’s basically a Game Boy version of bboy. stickied on bboy. All in all. Don’t keep this all to yourself! =D Disclaimer In no way. Do these moves at your own risk. the onehanded airbaby guide is an exception because it’s a popular. This signifies that a guide is qualified enough to teach. Got it? Good. PM me. here were the rules for picking the guides. although it can be used as a centralized version of the text guides so you don’t have to fumble through all the forums to find a guide you need. but used as a booster. of course. Any guide that’s dependant on other guide as a prerequisite is eliminated (however. if not essential. Then you can use a three-hole puncher and make a binder for this…that’d be cool not to mention efficient for everyone at your bboy practice to use. It doesn’t have everything the bigger version has. Why wasn’t so-and-so’s guide chosen? Well. Also.org. hehe.org.j-network.org . However. for the most part. or form are the authors of these guides or me liable for any injuries or damages you or another being or object may incur. Why were these guides chosen? Because they were. freeze). No video guides. any text guide that’s dependant on video as well was eliminated. What use does this book have? It was mainly for people to have a printer friendly version of these guides so they can take it to their practice place. That’s a given. I know this is a long book so use a library or school printer to print it out. I’m interested).The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FAQS Who created these guides? Various members of the bboy. take note that some of these guides do have video accompaniments that aren’t required to understand. shape. but it’s good enough to bring around.

down into your footwork. The kneedrop. The basics of bboying are very important and really shouldn't be glossed over or skipped. The dance is actually called BBOYING. BBoying = the dance BBoy = Break Boy (a boy who dances to the break) BGirl = Break Girl (a girl who dances to the break) Where did bboying come from? BBoying was created in the Bronx in New York sometime around 1973. The name breakdancing was actually dreamed up by some reporter who confused the idea of dancing to the break (where a funk track is all drum) with the name of the dance hence "breakdancing". 6 www.Popmaster Fabel (Rock Steady Crew) DROPS . "If you don't toprock before you go down and do footwork." . The corkscrew. Very important.j-network. The four basic drops are: The sweep. This is where you can really let loose and enjoy yourself. TOPROCK . What do I learn first? Okay . So you may be surprised to hear. The dance is called bboying whether you are a boy or a girl.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Where Do I Start? By STIFF_UK Breakdancing Okay . you're not really bboying.This gets you from your toprock. Most of the world know this dance as breakdancing. Start off with this stuff.org . It's this part of the dance that you can play with the music a lot. and you can become a better dancer quicker than you could by going straight to the harder and more impressive moves. The back sweep.here's where you should start.listen up. that that isn't the name of the dance.The stand-up part of the dance.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FOOTWORK . Turtle freeze. Then when you have perfected them. As a starter.This is the traditional way to finish your throwdown (a throwdown is what we call it when you visit the floor to take your turn) The basic freezes to learn are: Chair freeze. Baby freeze. These are the most fundamental freezes and it is very important that you learn them early on as a lot of other moves build on them.This is what most people know bboying as.org . you should learn 6-step and 3-step (learn them BOTH ways). FREEZES . This is probably the most creative part of the dance. When you are down on the floor (usually on hands and feet) doing a lot of complex looking steps.j-network. start to move onto more technical stuff. 7 www.

If you're gonna walk in a circle cruising like a pimp. Power is NOT gonna win you a battle against a good stylehead. no matter how hard your powermoves and combos are. sometimes tend to kind of hop around. otherwise you're gonna have your ass spanked in a Bboy battle and called a boring gymnast or another Mike Garcia. and sometimes tend to pull up their pants as if they were gonna fall off (I do this ). It's very useful.org . Alright. THAT is practically the most basic a toprock can get while being a toprock. this you NEED. Once you can do something THAT simple (trust me. and find out what direction you can do it the best in. You WILL get respect. If you're clockwise. chances are you're gonna be bitchslapped like a hoe. And vice versa for counterclockwise. If you do it better counterclockwise. tend to minimize a lot of their arm and leg movements. Not only because it is a HUGE fundamental of bboying. Change your feet and leg positions. as they're probably gonna drive-by shoot you if you do and give you a bad name in the Bboying world. If you do it better clockwise. you're probably not gonna feel comfortable with it as it's something that probably won't come naturally to you. Now just make sure that you have fun when you toprock. to all you new Bboys and Bgirls who really want to do certain powermoves or even be a powerhead. etc.j-network. FINDING OUT WHAT DIRECTION/SIDE TO DO YOUR MOVES IN. and 8 www. you better read on if you want to head anywhere. first thing is first. Learn 6-step first. Note that if you ever try to bite someone's style. start to move with the beat and other components of the music. you should stab with your right hand. TOPROCK Learn how to toprock. After this. Learn those basic toprocks. and if you only plan to rely on power without having any style or even being able to toprock. and you think it looks fine in your own opinion (don't give a fuck what others say about your style). then you're a clockwise person. Powerheads actually do have style. then you're counterclockwise person. Observe videos and other bboys/bgirls JUST before they do a powermove. but for one other part. you better join a gymnastics team and stay there. even make gestures if you feel COMFORTABLE with it. you don't feel like you're gonna trip over yourself. move on to the next part. coffee grinders/helicopter. Now learn other basic footwork moves such as pompo/sideshuffles. knee spins. They often slow down a lot. even a poser could do it). First Part: Learn the BASIC shit of Bboying. You should start off with that instead of biting off someone else's toprock completely. FOOTWORK Alright.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Newbies and Powermoves: What you Should Know By redeyedol Alright. it's NOT one bit hard. hand and arm positions. but chances are you won't win. they mix in something unique in their powermoves or combos.

HANDSTAND .this is VERY useful for moves that require you to be in such a position. It is used in between powermoves. Once you can do this. Start off with slower songs and them move your way up to faster ones. you're gain strength and endurance while practicing. every Bboy/Bgirls needs at least some freezes. sit-ups. and handstand pushups (against a wall or free).The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide other stuff. Arm strength is an extra benefit. and strength to a certain degree. Abs are probably the muscles that will be needed the most in a lot of moves. one major benefit for the handglide is wrist strength and endurance. and even footwork. neck strength. can be used in combination with powermoves. Helps very much on balance.some moves will rely on you being in such a position. If you're a little overweight. try learning your footwork the other way. freezes. and you need to be well conditioned for this kind of activity. endurance. and it will help you as said above for HANDSTAND.for some of those moves that require A LOT of endurance and some considerable strength. PLANCHEZ (optional) . and is very useful for moves that require you to use the headstand position. 9 www. builds up forearm strength a little bit. and just do the moves easier. and have certain muscles and areas of your body built. this will be of great benefit. and I'll also tell you why. HEADSTAND . try to do your footwork with the beat/music. barely any strength at all. HANDGLIDE . ONE-HANDED HANDSTAND . Also.Aight. You'll gain strength and tons of endurance for moves such as UFOs. don't worry too much. Very useful to use in between moves and whatever. and then even make your own variations of footwork. like in your toprock.helps for balance. BE AS FIT AS POSSIBLE . Now.Alright. if you plan to ever do power.j-network. but you should be healthy. ect. The handglide position is a very commonly used move. And memorizing the handglide will help you switch in between certain moves easily. and once you're good with them. and some. Now learn to mix up moves together. where your body weight is placed on only a few muscles and balance is dependant on how well your muscles can hold in that position. Now let's move on: WHAT YOU NEED: Alright. balance. you should learn these.org . Having them strong can help you control your movement. and also helps with some ab strength. it helps build up balance to a certain degree.helps with balance. KIP-UPS AND RUBBER BANDS . FREEZES . Do pushups.helps build up quick reflexes. as a lot of moves will put A LOT of strain on your wrists. Just try to get in as best as shape as possible. most powermoves don't require shitloads of strength. You really need to build up your wrists.

or VERY fast. also known as airswipes. Start by learning them 2-legged. It's all about technique. but really. And don't give up. You should have the handglide position down before you move onto this move. I'd recommend this to newbies who want to learn powermoves which can have A LOT of power in them. this move is all about practice and getting the technique down. SWIPES: Easy. could fall on face.j-network. ass. Girls have heavier lower bodies. This move is a very popular move. RISKS: Sore wrists. often thought as VERY hard and in need of great arm strength. RISKS: This move really isn't THAT dangerous. UNDERSTAND HOW THE MOVE WORKS before you try to get VERY into it. These ones are less likely to happen. dislocated or break an arm. and try out the moves slowly. sore knees. Get to know how the motions and positions work. then superman-style (your arms open as if you were flying like superman in the air). and you're ready to take on these whipping bitches. Really. and also helps you learn how to control momentum. the famous windmill. They require a lot of practice. and in VERY rare cases. isn't that hard compared to some others.org . Also. simple. Windmills can be slow. bruising of the hips. I don't mean to lower your self esteem or anything. Practice a lot with the turtle position. but it WILL be harder for girls. you've worked on what I've mentioned earlier on. Some people might get sore hips. COURAGE. though. NOTE: Powermoves aren't something you're gonna learn in a day. Baby swipes are a more closed in variation. you won't hurt your self much or anything at all when trying this. All swipe 10 www. so just practice and you'll get it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide And now we move onto the POWERMOVES!!! Hopefully. TURTLE: Turtles. yes. and for some. and fun to do. wrist pain. But in extreme cases. sore ankle and sore elbow/forearm will be the only things you will encounter. =P The Easy Powermoves: WINDMILL: Ah. Really. But every powermove has its potential dangers. fracturing of the knee. Elbow swipes are also nice to do. you could break your wrists. not strength. Then learn them from standing position. and hanglide position with both hands. depending on how much power you put into it. and less strength than guys (although if you PRACTICE. shoulders. not as bad as thought. In severe cases. Some people might even smash their face against the floor. patience. But girls can achieve what we guys do. then 1-legged. used with footwork. breast pain (for girls). scraped/bruised knee. In most cases. and even dislocating part of your arm could happen. this won't be anything of a problem). for you Bgirls who want to learn powermoves.

Part of learning the coindrop is technique. Backspins are really easy to pull off. Jackhammers will be almost instantly gained in your arsenal if you've mastered crickets as I've mentioned. as that will help prevent injury. such as grass or carpet. pretty much whatever lands wrong and hits the ground. windmills can be helpful for this. you'll probably land VERY wrong and fracture something. ankle. BACKSPINS: You should be able to learn how to generate momentum. not a game of Twister. RISKS: I dunno. another part is confidence and courage. RISKS: Bruising of legs. More of a learn to cope with some pains in the process of learning than worrying about potential injuries. especially along the spine. then don't try out backspins. back. then learn crickets. sore hips from stabbing. arms. legs wide. then learn how spin in the hanglide. COINDROP: Very good way to generate momentum and drop into moves such as windmills and backspins. You must be a real idiot to dislocate your arm or something while trying swipes. RISKS: Sore wrists. as you'll probably get a feeling that you might hurt yourself somehow. even your hand if you REALLY fuck up. Best to wear something thick such as a thick sweater or something when practicing this.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide variations look impressive if done smoothly. RISKS: Bruising your shoulders. If you know no damn clue about how to generate momentum. bruising of the knees. shoulders. In extreme cases. Also good to practicing falling down on something soft. The Advanced Powermoves: CRICKETS AND JACKHAMMER: Another impressive yet relatively simple powermove. you're gonna look like a poser when you only get about 2 spins at the most. Not a very dangerous move in general. sore arms and back. and not losing balance. Once you've mastered crickets. if you can generate momentum. But I'd still suggest learning them. sore elbows if you fall on them. You should master the handglide position first. fast. as can flares (later on in this) and other moves that generate a lot of speed in a spinning motion. 11 www. Really impressive move to the ladies. and especially if in a tight circle. and in EXTREME cases. you could break your wrist or dislocate your arm. that is. somehow falling on your ass and laughing at yourself? This move is EXTREMELY low risk. as it gives the impression of super strength. as in being able to do them in practically whatever direction you want. move onto jackhammers. as they can look nice once you're good with controlling and generating momentum.org . These are swipes.

legs. Not as dangerous of a move as believed. like grass or a gym mat. fast and smooth mills to move onto these ones. since you'll be falling from a high position while momentum is moving you. and holding the balance. and can even resemble airflares to a certain extent. RISKS: Falling down and brusing yourself. HEADSPIN: Yet another famous move. 1990s AND 2000s: These require a mix of balance and use of momentum very much like in headspins. This also ensures that your neck muscles are conditioned enough for this move. for this one you need to be able to hold headstands for a long time (at least 2 minutes if you plan to do long headspins) without wobbling or falling over. Pretty much the only way you could break your neck is if you fall on your head while it's slanted at a 45 degree angle or something. though. incase you were wondering. NOTE: These can ONLY be done on a nice smooth surface. which is VERY unlikely to happen. I didn't put these with swipes is because these ones need A LOT more technique and more power than those other swipe variations. handsprings. the technique for tapping whenever you need to. backflips. All you have to know is how to generate some momentum for headspins. Good move to learn. If you have these two down. Not 12 www. MASTER SWIPES: Ok. side. then they shouldn't be too hard to learn. and are higher and wider than other swipes.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FOREARM AND SUPERMAN WINDMILL: Really not much different from windmills except you'll find that you can go faster rolling on your forearms or stomach than the stabbing method. or wherever you fall on.org . In extreme cases. You need to have airswipes. A good move to learn if you're dedicated enough. Still not very dangerous or anything. RISKS: Falling down and bruising wherever you land on is pretty much the only big risk in this. A lot of people have this paranoia that you'll break your neck if you do headspins. not strength. Master swipes combine those parts all into one pretty much. RISKS: Neck a little sore. Headspins are all about technique. Must have nice.j-network. but your neck is much stronger than that. RISKS: See WINDMILL. frontflips. it's all about TECHNIQUE and CONFIDENCE. FLIPS (gainers. falling down really hard and severely injuring wherever you fall on. 1-legged and 2-legged and superman-style swipes down before you even think of these. ect): These really aren't as hard as thought to be. bruising of arms. Safer to practice these on something soft.

or somehow do something VERY wrong and slam oneself hard against the ground. but actually.j-network. the effect is even better that way. injuring wrists. Takes a lot of practice and patience. you could even break your neck. And especially confusions are dangerous. It really doesn't need much strength. Having headspins and windmills down will help a lot in halos. And bruised/sore shoulders will probably be often encountered in learning these. They are one of the most impressive looking moves.org . one could lose balance and fall on his/her face. FLARES: Amazing move taken from gymnastics. especially if your legs are extended fully. too. ect): For these. as you hop from shoulder to shoulder while rotating. falling on face. RISKS: Sore elbows. RISKS: All of windmills and more. Takes some time to get down. UFOs: If you've mastered turtles and got planchez down. I might even go as far as recommending 1990s to fairly new bboys/bgirls. and a lot of technique. this move is a total bitch to learn and even more of a bitch to master completely. though. Practice with caution and take it one step at a time. usually at the most. Should have handstands and one-handed handstands down. some strength. Takes a while to learn. as you'll be moving very very fast. falling on legs. otherwise you're going to have a VERY VERY hard time trying to get these down. and technique would make a HUGE impact in how well these moves are performed. especially windmills. you MUST have masted the windmill. You could REALLY slam a part of your body hard against the surface you're on. though. wrists. require very good control of momentum. eggbeaters/barrelmills. Also in extreme cases. then you're ready to move onto this one. RISKS: Pretty much what turtles can do. NO-HANDED WINDMILLS (nutcrackers. The Hard Powermoves: HALOS: These require a mix of balance. chance of fracturing neck. In very unusual cases. Not too much of a chance of hurting yourself badly. this move really isn't that capable of causing much damange/injury. confusions. They're very fast. though. as this move has very similar physics to both moves. because if your hand presses hard against the side of your head and the ground. just enough to hold yourself up on your hands with your legs forward for about a second or two. Dangerous move if not careful with and if technique is very sloppy. But it needs 13 www. bruising yourself.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide very hard to learn. and other windmill-like injuries. This move takes a lot of technique and a lot of endurance. RISKS: falling down and hurting yourself.

hitting your leg hard against the floor. the worst you could probably do to yourself is make your wrist really sore and bruise your leg a little. RISKS: Sore wrists. sometimes more. Not a very good move for newbies to learn. bruising forearms. But airflares are all about having almost perfect form. BABYMILLS/MUNCHMILLS: These are very hard. AIRFLARES/AIRTRACKS: These don't use too much balance. spraining wrists. Can take anywhere from 4 months to up to a YEAR to learn. you could fracture a part of your leg or foot or whatever slams onto the floor REALLY hard. carpet. Elbow airflares are an easier variation of airflares. as they have similar physics. Having windmills down could help in learning flares. and it's always best to know how to generate a lot of momentum. but hitting multiple airflares often the hardest part by far. very good control of momentum and motion. Best to practice on grass. brusing your sides. and very good control of momentum. as these require VERY well performed technique. and also tricky to continue. hitting your head hard against the floor. also many people encounter MANY problems with flares. Having nohanded windmills help. Best to learn on Grass or a gym mat. but having some balance down does help a little bit. and a lot of effort to do (mostly for multiple flares. good form. Not a good choice for beginners. These are also another of those moves that are mostly technique-based and not constant effort in doing the move.j-network. though). you could even fall hard on your stomach or face. you must've mastered windmills before you move onto these ones. If you lose total control of your momentum. These will take long while to learn. VIRGIN FLARES/CIRCLES: A variation of flares that's easier for some. RISKS: Falling down and slamming oneself against the floor. depending on the person. In extreme cases. as are flares.org . RISKS: hitting your face hard against the floor. These can take less time to learn than flares.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide a lot of practice. though). or a gym mat. in VERY EXTREME cases you could fall on your head or neck and even cripple oneself. RISKS: not nearly as dangerous as regular flares. They're harder to gain momentum in due to the fact that your legs are closed together instead of open wide. spraining wrists. and often the number of circles done continuously is considerably less than regular flares. They're often tricky to start up. sore wrists. as they both have similar motions. slamming your leg(s) hard against the floor. Having flares down helps. and they can take a while to correct. harder for others. falling on your ass (usually not much of a problem. as you must have very good form to continue going. and will take horrendously long if you don't have regular windmills down well. 14 www. shoulders and back. bruising whatever part of your body that falls on the floor if momentum is strong enough. Safest to do with a beanie/winter cap on.

this move requires perfect technique to be done. can do your powermoves very fast and smooth. and have perfect form.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide TOMBSTONE MILLS: One of the hardest. if not the hardest. 15 www. be very very good with momentum. Your legs are closed up together like in virgin flares and you're hopping around like in babymills.org . powermoves that exist. You MUST have babymills down. RISKS: same as BABYMILLS/MUNCHMILLS.

everything. bass. So what were people doing? Toprocking. Your toprock needs to be able to adapt and you need to be able to constantly move therefore its important to stay on the balls of your feet so you can keep everything bouncy and ready to change to variations in the music." You've got to remember that b-boying had already been around for a few years before the first b-boys (The Nigga Twins are usually given credit for that) ever went down to the floor.j-network. Rocking the beat basically means expressing the music through your dance. Try and get used to staying on your toes as much as possible. that does not mean toprock is without its difficulties. Drums. horns. However. lyrics. for those just starting out. Toprock is really the only surefire way to show that you know how to dance and how to rock a beat. One tip that will help is that before you start practicing your toprock. If you don't know how to dance there's a good chance you'll never get too far in b-boying. and everything else. I doesn't just mean the drums but every single aspect. For example. That's just the basic aspect of it. It doesn't really require any major straining on the muscles or any sort of complex momentum to figure like in power moves. Toprock is also a lot more than just "making room for you moves. Basically what this means is that no discussion of the foundation of b-boying should ever be without Toprock.. It's how most people judge whether or not someone is "on beat.." Once you become more advanced you can then try to rock the horns.. Song Structure – Almost all songs that we dance to in the west are made using a 4/4 pattern. Sure you can have shitty toprock and a good blow-up. bass. 16 www. Toprock ConditioningThere's really no conditioning required for Toprock.It needs to be acknowledged that b-boying is first and foremost a DANCE.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Toprock By AlphaTrion The Importance of Toprock – First off. Toprocking with flat feet will make look slow and make it look like you're trying too hard. In a set you want to show that you have everything so to be complete you NEED toprock. A Note on Rocking the Beat Rocking the beat is more than just stepping out on the snare. bounce from side to side on the balls of your feet like a boxer. It also helps you have smoother transitions into your footwork. That's the only thing that matters when you're first learning. freezes.org ..just worry about the snare drum.. Its also the beginnning of any throwdown that you do so for most people its the first impression they'll have of you. lyrics. However. or whatever you want to do from your toprock. flips.but why would you want to do that? Grab the cypher or your opponent's attention right from the start. What this means is that there are 4 beats per measure (therefore 1 measure=4 beats)..

I know this all sounds very complicated but to be honest. You shouldn't be trying them until you think you've got the most basic techniques down. Then maybe do a skip step for the cowbells and act out or lipsync the vocals as they start.. Open arms out. ignore the fact the advanced tips are even there.org . Indian step AKA Cross Step AKA Front step – I consider this to be THE most important toprock style and my personal favorite Why? Because it's very easy to do and very easy to keep on beat.j-network. Return to step 1. Listen to the song and nod your head. After a while you won't need to count and you'll just "feel" when a change in the song is going to occur. step foward with left foot slithgtly in front of right and a little turned out.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide let's take the song "Dance to the Drummer's Beat' by Herman Kelly and Life. BIP = snare). the measurement that determines how "fast" a song is). Ok now. it is also has a wide range of modifications you can do to personalize it and make it truly "your" cross step. Now as you're counting notice that the piano comes in at 32 measures. Now if you were dancing to this. Now what do you think will happen in another 32 measures? Yup. 16 measure after that the bass riff changes and 16 measure after that the cowbell comes in. Advanced: try adding in some hops before doing steps 3 and 4. Open arms out. small fills occur after 8-12 measure and bigger changes occur after 16-32.and we know have all the instruments playing. Remember how I said changes occur on multiples of four? Typically. Knowing when to change up your style when you've never even heard the song. Typically changes occur at multiples of four measures. Beginners: you should be hitting the snare on 2 and 4. hop on the "BOOM's" 17 www..the vocals start. Stand with feet together (But not touching) and hands together in front of you. 4. Learn to understand music and when changes occur. Beginners. 3. If you study songs and not just listen to them in your free time it will be possible to gain the "Sixth Sense" of toprock. If hearing the beat right you'll notice that you're nodding in time with the hi-hat of the drum... this is important because it will allow you to anticipate changes in a song even if you've never heard the song before. after the first horn blast begin counting out every beat.. Step forward with right foot slightly in front of left and a litte turned out. 5 return to step one. The drum pattern repeats every measure and goes BOOM---BIP-BOOM-BOOM-BIP (BOOM = bass drum.you would start with basic toprock. if you have a BOOM-BOOM-SNARE beat. I'm really just telling you this to know what to listen for when you're just hearing a song and not dancing to it. For example.. Now. listen to "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" from the beginning. 1. 2... it's been 32 measures since the piano started. I'll give tips to beginners and advanced toprockers. It's also adaptable to a wide range of BPMs (Beats Per Minute.change it up after about 32 measures and add in some more intricate hand motions to match the piano.

Hop and kick your legs out and point your toes to the right side.j-network. Skip Step AKA Hopskotch: Both of these names are ones that me and my crew use and I don't know what anyone else calls or if anyone has even given it a name.Exactly the same as cross step. Pointing your toes to one side isn't necessary. step in front of Left foot with right foot. These are some of the more basic and common modifications to the cross step. dropping lower to the ground. instead of landing on both feet try landing on just one. 1. Just think of someone playing hop scotch. stand with feet together (but not touching). You could just as easily keep your toes forward. Charlie Rock AKA Charleston Rock – Developed from a popular dance in the 1920s called the Charleston. 4.org .do a hopscotch motion. or try leaning to the side when you land one foot. except step back instead of forward. 5.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Also try coming out farther with your foot on 3 and 4. To do the Charlie rock: 1. Your left foot should be on the balls of your foot and your right foot should be on the heel with the toes pointing up. step in front of Right foot with Left foot 4. 3. Advanced: Rember how I said this was called hop scotch? Well. return to step 2 Beginners: This can be done repeatedly but most of the time it's done just once. Your right foot should be on the balls of your foot and your left foot should be on the heel with the toes pointing up. Advanced: can't think of anything right now. Step behind left foot with Right foot. maybe even touching it. Step behind left foot with Right foot 6. This is also a good toprock to experiment with your hand motions since your feet aren't doing anything to exciting. You should be trying to hit the snare on 4 and 7. Back step . Stand with your feet together (but not touching) 2. Foot placement can also be a little to the side if the song is a bit to fast but you should still be doing the basic forward and backwards movement.. 2. With your arms just hold them in front of you on 1 and 3 and hold them out on 2 and 4. 18 www.. Step behind Right foot with left foot 7. Beginners: This is a very quick toprock so in a song with a 4/4 pattern you jump out on 2 and 4 (usually the bass and the snare). For Your Arms: just swing them as if you were walking. On 1 and 3. step in front of Left foot with right foot 3. Hop and go back to position one. Hop and kick your legs out and point your toes to the left side.

this is another one that I'm not sure of the name.j-network.your just going from the ball of your foot to the heel. 2. When your right touchs.. 5.Do a small hop off of your right foot do another small kick again with right foot (not high) and put your heel down. not sure why.. stand with feet together (but not touching). 2. kick your right foot out.. 3. When you kick you don't want to kick real high or hard or anything just give a small kick straight out. Bring your right foot back and stand on the ball of your foot while kicking out with your left foot. Put your right foot down and at the same time lift your left foot off the ground.org . Similar to Indian step but turn your torso a little more and step a little farther to the side. Now bring the ball of your right foot back down to the ground and hop and end up in position 2 of the skip step.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Latin Rock: I'm pretty sure this gets its name from the latin dances that inspired a lot of the early uprockers and toprockers. 3. 4. repeat. This is just what I call it. Bring your left foot around so it steps down to the right of your right foot and turn your torso to your right side. stand with feet together (but not touching). Advanced: Try to alternate between this and the skip step. It's barely even a kick. 1. I think I heard someone a long time ago call it this. This is a pretty difficult step so I wouldn't recommend trying it until you've gotten the others down pretty well. It's essentially just a variation on the indian step. AT THE SAME TIME 19 www. Stand with your feet together (but not touching) 2.. Outlaw: Sort of a cross between the latin rock and the backstep. 3. Apache: Again. 5. Bring your right foot across and step down in front and to the side of your left. Bring the ball of your left foot back down to the ground and hop and end up in position 4 of the Skip step. 1. your left foot is going to come of the ground a little. Bring your left foot back to center and kick out. 1. Bring your right foot back to center and kick out (same kick from the Latin step). This is where it's gonna get complicated. Beginners: The kick from steps 2 and 4 should be on the 1st beat of a pattern (usually the bass) and you should end up in the heel-toe position of steps 3 and 5 be on the snare. Kick out with your right foot and then put the toe of your foot on the ground. and it just stuck. 4. 6. If anyone knows another name let me know.

again. just putting your heel on the ground. Rock to the toe of the left foot and kick your right foot behind. rock back onto the ball of your right foot and kick out with your left foot. slide the right foot back to the center position while moving the left foot forward and kicking out. 4. Now. 6. Now. Rock back onto the toe of the left foot and step back on your right foot (step 3 but on the opposite side) 20 www. 4. This is just what I call it. Basically when the ball of your foot touches down behind the other foot (the backstep). (repeating steps 2-4 but on the opposite side). 5. 2. When the toe of your foot is on the ground do a small hop and kick your left foot back and tap the ground with your left toe while hopping a couple of inches to the side and forward with your right foot. Rock from the heel of your left foot. 1.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide your left foot goes behind your right foot just like in the back step. Now steps 3 and 6 should go by very quickly. Kick your right foot out and then rock back onto the toe (similar to what you did in the outlaw) 3.org . House Step: Loosely inspired by house dancing. 5.j-network. At this point most of your weight should be on the right foot. You should be hitting the beat on steps 3 and 6. not high. stand with feet together (but not touching).

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 6-Step By Moochy . Step your right leg parallel to the left and put your left hand down so that you are in a crab position facing up to the ceiling.left leg crosses over the right. 2. then step your right foot in front of that so that your left knee bends . 6. Then cross your left foot behind your right foot (so that your shins are making sort of an x) . 3.j-network. Then do exactly the same thing going around to the back . lifting up your right arm 5. legs in the wide V where you started. Put your right hand on the floor a couple of feet in front of you. 21 www. Right foot steps back. 4.Mania Start standing with your legs apart some (same as step 6) 1.org . Left foot steps sideways to get your legs parallel to each other and now you are facing down to the floor.

Keep trying until you can go in continuous circles. After the second step you should be back in the same position you started in then just get your balance and kick again. You have to use your hips and twist. onceyouget that down its easy to work on going faster.org . 2) You can go from a six step right into a 2 step from the 4th step.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2-Step By bboyarfen -----. -----Problems------When I first learned a 2 step I would push off the ground with my right foot after i kicked it towards my left.j-network. 2) Kick your right leg towards your left while throwing your left hand to the ground on the right side of your body. Make sure you keep it smooth and kick your leg parallel to the ground.Way #1 -----I think this is the easier way but its kind of hard to explain . Its kind of hard to explain but your really gonna do a sort of swipe move. You can't just kick your legs and expect to end up back in the starting position. 22 www. first step get into the starting position for a six step (all fours facing towards the floor). It might seem weird the first couple times you try. 1) Ok. Bring your left hand up like off the ground and put all your weight on the right. YOU CAN ALSO START FROM A CRAB POSITION 1) For CCW.(I try sweep my leg a little when I 6 step) 3) Instead of just sweeping your leg kick hard so that both your feet get into the air. Get in a crab position and stick your right leg out while keeping your left bent. Make sure your right leg is in a position where you can easily kick it to your left leg. Its the one where your right leg hits/sweeps around your left leg if your going CCW and the opposite if your going CW.

it's the back of the knuckles (not sure what the correct term is). From there you raise your right hand. just transfer your weight from one leg to the other or simply just switch legs. So for example if your left leg is bend your arm goes over and touches the other side of the floor. Example you start with left leg bend and do your 3 step. Then try doing it normal speed. Again go over it very slowly and try to do whatever your trying to do. Step 2 – Now get into a push up position. So if youre left leg is bend it goes straight and other way around. well every bboy should do this. EDIT . then increase the tempo by a little bit every time.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3-Step By B-boy Jp Step 1 – From a sitting position on the floor. and put your left leg where your right hand was. 23 www. (thanks to semo for clearing this up) + To get faster try the 3 step very slowly. Bend one leg and keep the other straight. All you have to do now is switch the bend and straight leg order. If this happens then do something what i call a momentum jump.I had 2 posts where people got confused with the switching legs in step 3. meaning your palm is perpendicular to the ground while your fingers are flat and parallel to the ground. It is not exactly the fingers all the weight is shifted on.j-network.org . Step 3 – Drop your bum down (put the right leg next to your left leg) and you should be in the position you started with. Okay when you have done one occasion of a 3 step you maybe end up with the wrong leg bend when you are finished. When you are finished you have the right leg bend. + To add style and make them look better in general. TIPS + Some professional B-boys shift their weight from the palm of their hand to their fingers. Depending on what leg you bend that sides arm goes over. Then you start from step 1 again. Try it out if it works for you. If you never had any problems like this then ignore it otherwise you will be confused.

I know you’re sick of hearing this but to get better: practice.j-network. + This could be classified as a quick 2 step tutorial: see the guy youngbboy14 the one that steps before the you got served film clip ? I not too sure but I think that’s a 2 step. And don’t try to make it look to mechanical the way I showed you in the video is how to do it. But you have to make your own style into it. 24 www. This will help getting faster into the move and making more turns. practice. All it basically is is adding one more step from the leg that isnt used. floats (handglides) and therefore even windmill.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide + If you re wasting too much energy doing this move just a couple of times try working out. To do this once you get your 3 steps down at an acceptable speed. practice. This works especially well with backspins. + If you want to learn powermoves but it seems like your not getting enough momentum. Try 3 stepping and then going into the move. Hope this guide helped and I will try to get a video soon of the sliding thing and not making it too mechanical. Being able to get down the 3 step no problem will make it much easier. Try not too touch the floor with your feet when your in the Push Up Position and get straight back to like you where in step 1. a little exercise on your legs and arms maybe (I had to do this so don’t panic that your overweight or something) + If you want to learn the 6 step. Like I did (or tried) when it says this is how it will look like. + Once you get that down and don’t know what to do next try learning the 6 step or if you already got that down try swipes. + This is a little hard to explain but try to slide your leg under the other one when going into push up position with a little hop.org .

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Helicopter/Coffee Grinder
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Helicopter Guide (Clockwise) "Helicopter" (also known as "Coffee Grinder", "Ball & Chain" and "Clock") Reverse all RIGHT to LEFT and Vice-versa for CCW This is the helicopter guide I promised; I'll include a written guide, a bitmap image of the starting position and a video (which is not mine since I don’t have a camera) This move is easy, it shouldn’t take long and the only difficult thing to explain is the starting position. 1. Starting Position: Sitting on the floor, only toes touching the ground. Knees fully bent and ass not touching the ground. Stick out LEFT leg so that its straight and pointed North-West from you. Put LEFT hand directly in front of you, on the floor, between your legs. Put RIGHT hand on the floor on the RIGHT side of your RIGHT leg. You’re now in the starting position 2. Begin moving your LEFT leg in a clockwise circle around u, when it reaches your LEFT hand, pick your hand up and place it on the other side of your LEFT leg as your leg slides by 3. Now your LEFT leg should reach your RIGHT hand. Again, pick your RIGHT hand up slide your LEFT leg under and put your hand back down 4. Your LEFT leg should now be on the RIGHT side of u. Keep moving your LEFT leg. When it comes to your RIGHT leg, hop with the RIGHT leg and quickly slide your LEFT leg under. 5. Continue Sliding your LEFT leg around u. It should now be almost behind u- While it is behindyouit should be bent at 90-140 degrees. 6. Move your LEFT leg aroundyouuntil its in the starting position once more. Now those were the steps, here are the tips 1. your leg should be straight while its in front ofyouand bent while its in back of u 2. In an Ideal Helicopter, your moving leg NEVER touches the ground 3. This is a footwork move,youcan use it in your 6step, and it will be easier to understand the 4 and 3 steps knowing the Helicopter 25
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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 4. I don’t advise having more than 2 or 3 helicopters in-a-row in your combo's 5. Progress to 1-handed and no-handed helicopters 6. You can try a backwards helicopter (no not CCW, I MEAN BACKWARDS) its a little more difficult but think of the combos you could make… 7. Good Luck (Not that you’ll need any as this move is pretty easy) […] 9. IT’S EASIEST TO LEARN THE MOVE IN SOCKS ON A MARBLE, LINO OR POLISHED WOODEN FLOOR 10. Practice people practice

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12-Step
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12 Step - An official guide for bboys 12 Step are not hard as what you guys will think when you see a video of it. Actually it is the easiest footwork available (I guess so). The 12 Step involves you rotating around yourself taking 12 step in the process. In this guide all the 12 Step are explained individually and it is also explained from the push-up position because it cannot be done in the crab position. Any suggestions and queries could be reported. Hope this will help ya guys out there! Art Of 12 Steps : Prerequisites: None, maybe knowing other footwork may help a bit. Fact: This guide is for counter-clockwise(CCW) bboys. Clock-wise(CW) bboys will have to change the left and rights. The 12 step - A detailed guide for newbies Starting Position: The starting position of 12 step is also known as the the push-up position or invert bridge position. Basically, you will have to stand on all fours(2 legs and 2 hands) and you should be facing the ground. When in this position you'll be able to see nothing but the ground, got it. This position is same as the second step of the 4 step. Step 1: From the push-up position, Place your left leg to the right side of your right leg. Oh shit, this may get confusing!! This move is same as the 'first step' of the 6 step in the push-up position but here, you will not have to place it too much in front of you like in the 6 step. Step 2: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it.Now you'll be in a push up position.

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Now you'll be in a push up position. Step9: Place your left leg to the right of your right leg. Step10: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it. This time move it over the right leg. If you had noticed.j-network. This time move it over the right leg. Step8: Move your right leg under the left leg and come back to a push up position. In the Step 1 you did the same move but your left leg traveled under the right leg. 28 www. Step7: Now raise your left leg and move it 'over' the right leg and place it to the right of it.Now you'll be in a push up position. Step11: Follow Step7 or Step3. This move is same as the Step 4. Step 4: Move your right leg under the left leg and come back to a push up position. Step12: Follow Step8 or Step4. This move is same as Step 1.org . In the Step 1 you did the same move but your left leg traveled under the right leg. this move is same as the Step2. Step6: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it. This move is same as Step 1 and step 5. You will have to move your left leg under your right leg.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide shit). You will have to move your left leg under your right leg. Step5: Place your left leg to the right of your right leg. This move is same as the Step2 and Step6. This move is same as the Step3.

8AM. (At 60 degree) Step3: Move right leg to your right over your left leg. (At 120 degree) Step5: Repeat Step1 29 www. you should complete one circle after completing all twelve steps. Starting Position: Start in a push-up position (At 0 degree) Step1: Move left leg to your right under your right leg. that is. This means that your third push up position should be opposite your first push up position. That means that if you started doing six steps from '12AM' of a clock. Step2: Move right leg so as to come back to the push up position.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I know that all you guys out there are confused. 4AM. 10AM and 12 AM. Even i got confused on reading my guide! The most important part is that after covering twelve steps you should be back on your initial position.j-network.org . Step4: Move left leg so as to come back to a push up position. A nondetailed guides for referrers is also provided. Angle measurements are used taking 360 degree as one circulation. 6AM. The 12 step . you will have to go to a push up position at 2AM.A non detailed guide for referrers.

. Further comments. 30 www. suggestions and queries are to be reported. This will create better fluidity as we are supposed to rotate around like a stick with your hands as the pivot while doing this move. I hope you understood my guide.j-network. criticism. TIPS: 1 Move your hips towards the sides while doing steps.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step6: Repeat Step2 (At 180 degree) Step7: Repeat Step3 Step8: Repeat Step4 (At 240 degree) Step9: Repeat Step1 Step10: Repeat Step2 (At 300 degree) Step11: Repeat Step3 Step12: Repeat Step4 (Back in 0 degree) Continue..

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but in order for it to be useful at least have a backspin down.None really . some say less. this means that the top of your head should be facing a bit to your left (Or North-East. I’ve seen peeps do it from almost normal standing. spread your arms apart. If you have seen any breaking videos it is the way you start a windmill from standing. Oryoucan jump up to your legs (if you can) after yo drop (But not exactly in a kipup style). Keep The leg STRAIGHT.!! Bend slightly forward.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Coin Drop Guide By BreakuRspinE 1. 3.How To :.j-network. body about 45 32 www. but before your RIGHT Hand touches the ground. "wind up" by throwing your arms to your RIGHT (Twist your upper body right too) Now BEND. both back and up. 2-Prerequisite :. 2Look at the ground. it’s good form above all. 3Here's a VERY IMPORTANT POINT. now you don’t have to kick the RIGHT Leg up as much as your LEFT Leg . it’s called a COIN drop because if you actually watch a coin drop it mostly spins around then lands with no "impact". ifyouunderstand bearings…lol) 4You have to jump with your RIGHT Leg as soon as your LEFT Leg leaves the ground.org . but the smoothest and best looking is from double shoulder width apart.to your back.(This Goes Counter Clock-Wise) 1Stand legs apart in any comfortable position (Some say double shoulder width. kick (Or jump with) your LEFT Leg.What’s a Coindrop :It’s a "safe" spinning drop of the body onto the ground. just enough to make it travel into the spinning motion itself. twisting your upper body back to the left and throwing your RIGHT arm in front of your LEFT leg. and slightly to your right in a SMOOTH circular motion. I’d say anything over or equal to your shoulder width apart is ok) YOU and only YOU should decide which position you start from. notice that you just TWISTED your body.Right hand on the ground. The spin actually diminishes the impact. 5So now you should be in this position :..

.j-network.!! ]] Oh and your body should almost face your left (the ground on your left. HARDCORE!!! NOW MILL !!!!! 33 www. then collapsing to your LEFT shoulder. this is where all the learning takes place. But you'll have to depend on your RIGHT triceps to loweryoudown slowly enough not to get hurt. R is your right]] Or you can be HARDCORE and tuck your LEFT arm in (You'll do that anyways later) without making your left hand touch. 7.a . preparing for the collapse on to your shoulder. Bringing your RIGHT leg slightly higher than your LEFT) -Tuck in your LEFT ELBOW. you can either PLACE Your LEFT hand down to your RIGHT hand's Right side (Confusing . Also. haha). a good alternative would be to place the side of your hand on the ground without actually placing any pressure on it. You Tucked in your left arm from the beginnin' ) Its Almost the same as doing it in "7-a" . left arm God knows where (see Note No.e. I personally HATE the time I learned the collapse. 1) and legs in a V-shape with the LEFT Leg higher than the RIGHT Leg. Now Do All this simultaneously:-Lower your upper body towards the ground by bending both elbows (But the LEFT elbow should be bent more so you'd lean to the left and forward) -Slightly Lift your right leg . if you make people notice your left arm isn’t being used by waving it and tucking it in before you even start. keeping your Legs apart.e. THE COLLAPSE!!! The Shoulder Killer. then roll (Or collapse) to your shoulder and Voila.IF YOU PLACED YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN Place it down but don't shift your body weight to it. yeah right.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide degrees.e. you'll notice that (If you did it right) you have a bit of spinning momentum. isn't it?) [[ This Means like "L R" where L is your left hand. By now none of your legs should be lower than your shoulders.IF YOU'RE HARDCORE!!!! (i.. Anyways just collapse to the back of your LEFT shoulder and roll to your back. keep your elbow bent as much as you can (i. DON’T lock your arm) this will stop you from shifting weight to it naturally and ruining the entire move. -Now THE most important part.. Here is where most peoplel differ in style.lol. IF YOU'RE NOT IN THIS POSITION THEN SCREAM GODDAMIT!!!! YOU'RE GONNA CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [[This position is briefly described as a 45 degrees one-handed handstand -Brief. you look like a Pro! Esp. 6Now EAT SHIT. if you don’t want to hurt your shoulder read the collapse miniguide down here otherwise if you have enough shoulder protection (or are HARDCORE and can take the pain) keep trying to smooth it out. 7-b.org . twisting your Lower body to the RIGHT (i. it hurt my shoulder like hell.

.If your shoulder hurts. here's a helpful thing to do. backspin or spring up to your legs. however.. 2. coindrops and downrocks. 9. so its all up to you.Dropping straight down. And once your on the ground look at the space between your legs. and your head looks to the left then UP to the ceiling (or Sky!). 34 www. there is no such term. right . I can’t stress how much form is important in breakdance moves.Keep your legs STRAIGHT ALL ALONG.j-network. the manner and sequence in which you kick your legs (i. Keep your legs straight ! 3.. a "Clean" move may be a common term in tricking and gymnastics. front and back (a Square room is a good example) now you want to drop down so that your legs go (for CCW) from back to right to front. or just twisted around and faced your back. So Stick to GOOD FORM. your either a. but for moves like mills. or even Both at the same time) Depends on wether your gonna mill. it may cause you a lil trouble putting it down in the right time. you should practice mills.You got a coindrop!!!! Now go find someone to battle.Now kick both your legs towards your face (Yeah another U-shape!) .. you finished facing your right. then you've done it right if you see anything that was to your left.org .e RIGHT or LEFT first. its either "RIGHT MOVE" or "WRONG MOVE". because that’s even better (because that'd meanyougot good spinning momentum) IF . RE-READ the guide. in which case you need to focus on the circular motion involved. you’re screwed. :P Notes :1..What doyoudo with your left arm from the beginning? Its optimal use is for the wind up (More momentum) If you keep it high and stretched out. stand in a place where you can mark your left. if you see the wall (or whatever) you started facing . but it also would emphasize your motion.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 8.

don't get hurt. =PART I: STRETCHING= First you'd want to make sure your body is very loose and relaxed. Like Hell. If you cant use a mattress. But be warned." quite frankly doesn't cut it. Once you have finished stretching. if you could do it on grass. =PART II: MENTAL PREPARATION= You are about to do a flip (front. then 35 www. straighten your arms. Take a short break. Therefore. and smack the ground with your whole arm. I'm going to try to keep this as concise as possible without sacrificing information. For those who don't quite know what a suicide is. on your school's wrestling mat. too. Do all the stretches known to man. this guide couldn't possibly be very short because "do a frontflip and land on your back. This guide is designed to address the common problems one may encounter while attempting suicides. and make sure you are RELAXED.org . Do it enough times so that you are comfortable. you could do it on cement. go on the grass. trampoline. it does. wherever there isn't a danger of breaking your tailbone. it is a dramatic form of drop that gives the viewers the impression that you have just killed yourself. go find someplace soft. So. It looks like it hurts. so this is definitely one of the longer guides. put it on the floor. here we go. RIGHT WHEN you hit the ground. Your palms should get red and uncomfortable by doing this.. =PART III: PHYSICAL PREPARATION= While you are practicing on grass. whatever). Any sore muscles would really do a number on your body.j-network. I recommend practicing these on the grass with a blanket (unless you like chlororphyll stains). as you flip or fall sideways and land flat on your back or stomach.. Next comes the actual suicide moves. and practice front flips if you know you have problems following through with a flip. back. Make sure you aren't going to chicken out at the last second. Go find your mattress. Not just your hand. there are many factors and moves in a suicide.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Suicides By Goose Because suicides are drops. there are a few things to keep in mind: 1. and if done incorrectly. I am talking about the whole shoulder-to-fingertips arm hitting the ground at the same time. Stretch your arms and upper body extensively. Tell yourself. therefore minimizing the risk of very painful or even serious injury. keep the hands palms-down.. Note: for all y'all who hate long-ass guides. and I am trying to be as complete as possible.. for these muscles will play a very important role. or your forearm.

3. A good place to start is to bend your knees slightly (while keeping your back and hips straight just before you land). then your hands hit and hurt like hell. therefore the force would be spread out across the whole surface. =PART IV: THE ACTUAL MOVES= Remember.j-network. Anytime sooner. which really kills your toprock. It's safer to have your feet land first. This is very important. straighten your back and hips. please comment. Your legs also hit the ground at the same time as your arms. Note: this could also be performed by simply falling backwards. breath OUT. you hardly feel a thing as others gasp just watching you.Everyone knows how to front flip. ass first sucks. 2. the less your body would hurt. You pretty much want your whole body to hit simultaneously. TENSE. Doing it wrong might not cause permanent damage. your force would go straight into the ground and not back up at you. which pushes against the diaphragm and internal organs. as you begin to get familiar with the force your body endures. Gradually extend your legs over time.. for obvious reasons. For starters.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide keep practicing this again. 4. Remember. People have broken their os coccae by doing it wrong on hard floor. Anytime later. TENSE your arms. you won't bounce. the whole rest of your body could remain relaxed. Upon landing.. Try to get ALL OF THE AIR out of you as fast as possible before you hit the ground. so that your head doesn't pound against the floor). your body then hits and hurts like hell. As you hit the ground. and emit a sudden and powerful breath of air once you hit. if anyone does. and over time. These are only a few of the many suicides there are out there. you'd want to keep your arms out at about a 90 degree angle from each other. 36 www. so your feet hit the ground right when your arms do. The less air you have in your lungs. for example). as long as you eventually get it synchronized with your fall. When you come around. Your arms are supposed to act as shock absorbers by "hitting back" at the ground THE INSTANT your back touches. and keep your head down (as in keep facing your feet the whole way. Your arms hit the ground the same time your body does. you have to get the motions PERFECT before even attempting to go on a harder surface. palms down. giving you that extremely uncomfortable feeling of getting the wind knocked out of you. and not in one isolated area (like your ass. SMACK the floor with those arms the instant your body hits. then the rest of your body hit.org . Note: I don't know the official name for them. keep your mouth open and keep breathing out as you jump and approach the ground. therefore. but with your arms tensed. thanx! Suicide 1: Frontflip suicide/flatout . but it sure hurts like hell for a few days. Not everyone likes to do it on a wooden floor. on a trampoline. just before you hit the floor. your feet hit simultaneously with your back/ass. The only thing to keep in mind is: (once you have the guts to follow through with the move). then you get the wind knocked out of you. Just keep that back straight and butt tucked in. This makes it so that suicides are much more bearable. Keeping air in your body during a move like this causes your lungs to expand laterally. and bend your knees slightly (for beginners).

. use your whole forearm to stop your fall. because of. giving the impression that some JuJitsu man threw me over his shoulder.now these are dangerous. and your hands land on each side of your head.. Backflip suicide . Breathing out is the same. for support. Your left arm will also be straight and tense (palm down. As for the face thing. Bgirls must be careful with this. i usually just fold it over my chest. while doing this move. and not just float down. I kick my right leg out to the side. Note.I am going to describe this suicide for right-handed people.From standing (easier if your legs are spread WIDE). For both Boys and girls. and that is exactly what you will do. you will kick one leg out to the side. it does it so fast that you actually have to FALL to the ground. 3. This is one of the easiest "suicides" (it probably really isnt a suicide) but it still looks pretty cool with the right toprock. Note: this move doesn't look that great from standing. so be prepared: straighten you left leg (i mean. eventually you could have both your arms outstretched above you so that only your arms and chest hit. From standing.. For lefties: just reverse left and right. as you keep your right arm relaxed. so my thigh and calves supports my chest. During the flip. but don’t hit your face! Keep on your toes!! This is especially important for guys with important packages south of the border. though ! Again. Suicide 3: Face Falls . ALWAYS TURN YOUR HEAD TO ONE SIDE unless you really want an excuse for expensive nose surgery. so that your face comes only inches of hitting the floor (turn head to one side. 2. Even better.j-network. its better if you jump very high in the air. So. while the other completely bends BENEATH you. and your left arm smacks the ground beside you. In all cases.Oh god i don't know. It's the same thing. When I mean bend it. As you practice. but not the whole body landing simultaneously.notice this is different from the knee drop. i can't even do a 37 www. you will take your right arm and swing it from slightly above the right side of your head. Due to this. your WHOLE BODY acts as a shock absorber.org . Turn your head to one side. Your right arm does whatever the hell it wants. Practice first by stopping your fall usng your hands. Remember. and turns slightly to the right. sometimes I like to keep my right arm straight and in the air.. again). at the same time. you could allow your face you get closer and closer to the ground. Here. try this from the air. 1. That's a good trick to play in team battles. The knee should be a few inches DIRECTLY below your chin. From standing.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Suicide 2: Front-side flip . as the whole of your left leg hits at once. one would have to use either arms or legs to protect these vital body parts.. Front Fall . and not your face. Stay on your toes. bend it as far as it could go. Remember to breathe out.. simply fall forward onto your face. to below your left hip as hard as you can. your body will spin towards your left side. as my left leg bends. land straight into this. everything lands at once. extending anatomy. You should feel yourself wanting to flip over and spin in midair. Knee fall . your right foot lands right behind it. a slightly different approach has to be used. YOU WILL LAND ON YOUR LEFT SIDE. again). Make sure that when you leg bends beneath you. Good luck with this one. LOCK YOUR KNEE and stiffen the muscles) while keeping your right leg bent.

arms smack the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide valdez. your body is a shock absorber. Just be careful. This is just a basic guide for those who want to learn and make up their own moves.Breathe out. Make sure to have the proper form: Landing on your back . please share the wealth.j-network. They could be performed from any moves. you could do anything crazy . 38 www.Breathe out. For suicides. Landing on your stomach . I might get on to more specific suicides and how to do them.org . at any time.Suicides are up to you. arms and legs protect your body parts. If anyone knows anything on this move. if I figure them out myself . turn face to the side.

hope it'll help you guys out.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Foundational Freezes By mr. That is for every aspect of the dance.j-network. you should have the foundation down. It's my first one. to teach you the foundational freezes so you can advance to a higher level. That’s why I made this guide for all the newcomers to the dance. here's my attempt to write a good guide.org . Boogie INTRODUCTION Okay. also for freezes. This guide exists from the following freezes: * Turtle Freeze * Handglide Freeze * Baby Freeze 39 www. Before growing big.

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* Combining I'm sorry for the quality of the images, but it's just to give you an idea of what it looks like. Warm-up Before you start practising any of these freezes make sure you are warmed up and do some stretches. For freezes you have to use your wrists a lot, so your wrists are most important to warm up and stretch. Start with a little jumping/running around to get warmed up, swing your arms around and do some wrist rolls. Now that you're warmed up go on with some stretches. At least make sure you're shoulders, arms and wrists are warmed up and stretched. For stretches I recommend you to take a look at bboy Mystic Monkey's guide: click here

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Turtle Freeze
This freeze is one of the easiest existing freezes, in the beginning it can feel a little unnatural to you, but with good practise you'll get it in no time. If you don't know 40
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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide what a turtle freeze is, take a look at the pictures which I linked to at the top of this page. Okay, first I'll explain it in little steps and then there's a vid to visualize it. Step 1: Sit down with your knees bend, top of your feets flat on the ground. When you sit down you should rest on your legs. Maybe there are more ways to start this freeze, but this is the way I learned it. Step 2: Place both arms between your legs, bend at the elbows and hands pointing outwards. Step 3: Now you should put both elbows in your stomach and lean to the front. Step 4: Bring your legs to the back, but they should stay bend. Step 5: Now bring your legs up by pushing them outwards and at the same time bring your head to the floor (it shouldn't touch it). Step 6: Now try to find some balance in this freeze until you can stay comfortable in this position and breath at the same time.

Handglide Freeze
The handglide freeze is the same as the turtle freeze, but on one hand. I call it a handglide freeze because this is the beginning position for a handglide, but it’s also called a one-handed turtle. For this freeze you do exactly the same as with the turtle freeze, except the use of only one hand. The free hand is placed at shoulder width in front of you.

Baby Freeze
This freeze is a bit difficult to explain in words, but I'll try to do my best. Step 1: Go sit in a squat position. Step 2: Both your arms should be on the right side of your legs. So place your left arm to the right of your legs. Your fingers should be pointing to the front and your hand should be placed slightly before your legs. Your elbow (still left) will be touching the outside of your right knee. Your hand has to be flat on the ground. Step 3: Now for your right hand. Point your fingers to the back (so opposite to your left, which is pointing to the front) and your hand should be flat. Place it at the same line as your heels are. Step 4: In this step you leave everything in the SAME POSITION except from your right feet. Slide it to the front of you, the side of your body should fall and rest on your right elbow now. As you slide your right feet to the front your ass can rest on your left heel. Step 5: The only thing you have to do now, is falling to the side (right side) with both your elbows still supporting your body. So your left elbow touches the side of your right knee and your right elbow touches the right side of your body. You can place the right side of your head on the ground and just stay poised in this position. Once you are comfortable with it, try to raise your head slightly above the ground and stay balanced.

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Chair Freeze
If you don't know what the Chair Freeze looks like, take a look at the picture that I linked to at the top of this page. There are 2 different ways to get into a Chair Freeze, the first one is from Baby Freeze and the second one is from the ground, going into it at once. It's easier if you do it from Baby Freeze, but better if you can do it right away. So take a look at both, maybe you can start out with doing it from the Baby Freeze to get used to it and then practise doing it the second way. From Baby Freeze: Step 1: Get into the Baby Freeze. Step 2: Place your right foot on your left knee. Step 3: Place your left foot on the ground. Step 4: Now place your left arm in your side. Straight away: You can do this by getting in a handglide position and immediately go into it, I don't know any steps to explain this […] TIP: The further you arch your back, the more balance you get.

Combining
Once you master all of these freezes, you can start combining them. I don't have an explanation for this, but these combinations just make common sense if you already master all freezes.

FAQ
Here are just some questions that people asked me, not all of them, but only the most important ones. If you have a question not mentioned in this FAQ feel free to ask me or someone else in this thread! Q: If you're doing the turtle freeze, should my toes touch each other like in the image, or apart like in the video? A: Remember this... bboying is a danceform wherein you can put all your creativity. My guide is just to illustrate how a basic freeze is done. Put your own creativity in it and develop your own style. Do it the way you think it looks best or you feel most comfortable with. This is for all freezes. Q: How long should it take me to learn each of these freezes now? A: You'll probably get them in a couple of days if you practise hard, maybe even in one day, or even some minutes. But don't be discouraged if you don't get them so 42
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just do so and when practising keep stretching now and then.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide quick. but don't let it stop you from dancing. continue practising later. just stretch them and take a rest. In that case. just practise hard and you'll be able to hit them soon. Q: Am I too tall/fat to dance? A: You never are! It will probably be easier if you're not very tall and if you're not overweight.j-network. In the other case. you practised the freeze over and over again. 43 www.org . just work hard! Q: My wrists hurt! What am I doing wrong?! A: You probably didn't warm up and stretch them.

If you don't know what it looks like: One thing you should know is that the airchair is mainly about balance and flexibility. shoulder. Piking is bringing your legs (legs have to be straight) close to your body.j-network. So if you're the type that doesn't dedicate himself/herself to what he/she is doing it will take you enormous amounts of time to be able to stay poised in this freeze. sweat and tears to learn. And flexibility. Stretches: Hamstring Flexibility: Hamstring flexibility allows you to pike your legs. one of the most stunning freezes out there. Balance is gained by executing it with the correct technique (which you gain through practice). mainly back. Airchairs. and hamstring flexibility.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Airchair By bboyCliche First of all remember that this freeze takes blood (literally). Piked Airchair: 44 www.org .

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Unpiked Airchair Static Stretches: Toe Touches: Static Stretch 1: 1: Sit down with your back perpendicular to the ground. 3: Remember to keep your back straight and parallel to the wall. If you start to feel a burning sensation on a muscle beside your knee. try to put your head to your knees or shin.j-network.org . so drop your leg straight away once you begin to feel it. if you can try to put your head to your knees or shin. 4: Repeat stretch for your left leg. Shoulder Flexibility: Without shoulder flexibility you won’t be able to stab an airchair. but its probably the best stretch there is for piking airchairs. do 1 set of 10 seconds before practice and 2 sets of 10 seconds after practice. Just ignore the pain. If you tear a muscle it grows back stronger. 45 www. legs straight and back perpendicular to the ground. If you can. Keep it straight. so before practice do only one set of 10 seconds. That’s a good thing. 3: Now reach for your toes. 3: Repeat stretch for your left leg. right leg straight and left leg bent at the knee with the foot beside your right legs thigh. Legs and back straight. parallel to the wall. 1: Sit down with you back to a wall. Try to touch your head to your knee. Static Stretch 2: 1: Lie down on the ground. 2: Lift up your right leg. Active Stretch: This stretch can really hurt. Do 2 sets of 10 seconds after practice. If you are the flexible type then do 2 sets of 20 seconds. But usually this ‘burning sensation’ is really painful. As I stated earlier this stretch is really painful. 2: Reach for your right legs toes. that means you tore a muscle. If you’ve just started working on these and they are hurting you a bit. 2: Get your back perpendicular to the ground. If you can put your head to your knees or shin then increase the time to 20 seconds.

You can do these basically anywhere. you can watch TV in them. 3: Pick your self up a little with your free hand and your left leg. you can play Game Boy in them etc. and your right leg is bent at the knees but the foot is placed on your left legs knee.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Shoulder Stretch 1: The Chair freeze. as it also gets you used to the airchair position. With the aid of your free hand stay balanced. Just enjoy yourself! Back Flexibility: Back flexibility is mainly so you don’t hurt your back with your stabbed hands elbow. Use your free hand to stay balanced if you are having trouble to without it. so your left leg is bent at the knees and the foot is on the ground. Remember that where you stabbed on the chair freeze is where you shall stab for your airchair. To develop shoulder flexibility just sit in your chair (pardon the pun). as this is the airchair position. Stay poised in your chair freeze for maybe 30 seconds at a time. Stay in this position maybe 30-40 seconds. 1: Stab your elbow into your sweet spot on your back. Just do these a lot. 46 www. 3: Lift your free hand off of the ground and balance solely on your stabbed hand. 2: Shift your legs over. Chair Freeze Ok this freeze is really easy you can get it within a day or two if you put your mind to it. 5: Lift up your free hand. It’s not very hard to hold because of your legs on the couch. so you can play Gameboy. 4: Quickly stab your right hand onto your back. Shoulder Stretch 2: I find this stretch a much better stretch than the chair freeze. Just like the chair freeze you have a free hand. this is basically an airchair with your head and feet on the ground. maybe 1. watch TV etc.org . 1: Go into a baby freeze. This is for a chair on your right hand.5 feet off the ground. This might take some getting used too.j-network. as all of your body’s weight will be on it. 2: Lift your legs onto a couch.

Lean back and put your hand on the ground. if you can to try and practice this everyday. For maybe 20-30 minutes. If you can do it in front of a mirror. But remember not to lean forward to do that.Shoot your legs up straight.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Forearm Hollows: Just jump into this position for a while.Crouch down with your knees bent and your thighs resting on your calves. the airchair. Trust me on this one. Instead bring your legs closer to your hands. Try to end each practice with you feeling a feeling of accomplishment.j-network. Don’t worry these are so much easier to hold than normal hollows. Do 1 set before practice and 2 sets after practice. Stop once you are feeling you have done something well i. or better yet record yourself. 4.e. 47 www. Hold these for like 15-20 seconds. 3. If you still don’t know where your sweet spot is click here . don’t stop because you’re tired. instead of bringing your hand closer to your legs. it REALLY helps. The Actual Airchair Guide: Ok I would advise you. this might help a little.org . 2. you can try to grab your toes if you want. to see how you’re doing.Place your elbow in your sweet spot. Airchair from squatting: 1. slide your legs forward so you aren’t compact. otherwise you’ll fall forward.

If you aren't going to pike then change step 4 to: 4.Try to fall back down the same way you came up. practice and you will find your equilibrium. the leaned forward way seems easier. But it’s much harder to hold than the leaned back. begin working on variations: 48 www. and slowly lift your legs shifting weight to your stabbed hand. Practice. but if you are planning on piking your airchair then place it lower on your back. practice.j-network. Make your torso parallel to the ground. If you are planning to do it this way then remember to place your elbow in the middle of your back. record yourself to see your mistakes or just session somewhere where there are lots of mirrors that you can see your 'whole body' in. you can jump out of airchairs by shooting out your legs and moving them in an arc towards the ground. These type of airchairs are much much easier to hold than piked airchairs.org . You don't have to pike your airchair if you wish. Soon enough you will have some sexy airchairs! Once you're comfortable with the normal piked airchair.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Leaned Forward Airchair: Leaned back Airchair: 5. You can choose to do either the leaned back or leaned forward way.

not your head to your legs. Instead. When bringing your legs up and grabbing your toes take it a step further and wrap your arm around one of your legs. this assures balance.j-network. 4. Bring your legs to your head. 49 www. Hamstring flexibility is the main factor. you'll look like a retarded turtle and you'll fall forward. Basic tips needed for this skill are: 1. keep it back. Again. trust me.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Cross-Legged Airchair: Airchair Double Variation: Unstabbed Airchair: *Gasp* But how? It's not that hard guys. Push up and back at the same time. tape it if you can. 2. If you can kick yourself in the head then it won't be a problem. flexibility. Haha. The one that is on the same side as your stabbed hand is best. Get flexible. It'll look better like this. but go ahead. Mostly flexibility. When you have grabbed your leg PUSH UP! I can't tell you how important this is. That's not reccommended though. 3. Try not to bring your head forward. Not flexible? Stick to the stabbed.

org . what can I do? Airchairs are all about balance and being able to find your equilibrium. You'll have to find it on your own. In the first month I got used to that position and then I got around to actually holding something. if you're falling forwards then you should stab more into the front. 50 www. It might look better transitioning into opposite arms. If you're falling backwards then you should stab back more. it's being held up right in the center. but then again. help? Okay. of course you can.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Unstabbed Airchair: FAQ If I got CCW can I do the airchair with my right hand? Yes. I can't find my sweet spot. Imagine yourself as a see-saw. How long did it take you to have consistent airchairs? If by consistent you mean being able to hold for a while then I would say around 3-4 months. if you were going CCW and decided to do it on your left it would be significantly easier. Now. If you're doing a flare going CCW and then you want to transition into an airchair onto your right hand it would be pretty dang hard. Just like this you need to evenly balance your weight out. what can I do? I keep falling forwards when I try to go into an airchair. It's not something I can magically point out to you. not everyone is a Baek. It should help you. It's all about balance.j-network. I have included a video of VP holding an unpiked airchair for a while from different angles. first you need to realize that it's YOUR sweet spot. I'm no leprechaun. when nobody is on it then it will balance perfectly. if someone went on one side then it would fall on that side. I keep falling backwards when I try to go into an airchair. But it all comes down to difficulty.

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place your elbow lower. When you are feeling pretty damn good about yourself. you're pretty damn ready you cocky bastards.j-network. so your hands are touching it. I use these in battles sometimes so just to boost your morality rate. adjust yourself and find the equilibrium. back something else. then you're pretty much gravy baby. (with a middle finger. Pull your arms back against the wall.org . place your elbow in the middle of your back. and slide your ass down so you feel the stretch on your shoulder. towards your ass more. 5) Now you are ready to pop up and show me that beautiful airchair. (I'll talk about that later) 3) When you are twisting your body. Punch out your arm behind your head. 52 www. keep your head on the floor and place your freehand to the side of your head as in a half bridge. To practice balance. Trust me on this. If you are planning to pike. Grab with that freehand and adjust your head in the direction of your opponent. When you can hold this position for at least a good 4 seconds. You can do this on the floor as well. it's more about flexibility and balance. 4) From here. Kick up hard. but I just want to add to what he said he couldn’t do and give some touch-ups to his guide. The placing of the elbow is crucial at this point. push with your freehand and lift your upper body so you can gain strength and flexibility. the placement of the elbow is very important for the different variations of your leg glamorization. the Airchair is a move not based around strength. you should position yourself into the handspin position and lift you free hand up. this will help you a lot when you try roll back airchairs. 1) Get into the handspin position with your head on the floor like a normal chair. because your legs will carry more dead weight when you are in the position.) 2) Twist your body over until your elbow is placed on your hip. To stretch for this beautiful pose. but at the same time lift you upper body as high as possible. From here newbies. find a wall or a structured surface. If you are planning to lay out. and from here you must learn to balance with out your free hand. (hence the name "air"chair. I've seen some bboys go straight down to the floor the freaks.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Adding to your Airchair By BboyStylistics Mad compliments to Soviet for his guide to airchairs.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide a thumbs up, point, peace sign, I'm versatile ) and lift your legs. If you have a dance room with mirrors, or any type of way to see yourself, use it to find your equilibrium. Most likely, the most difficult way to variate on your airchairs, is the threading process. You will have to learn to balance with your stabbed arm, your head, and one foot. you may want to begin with your threading leg on the bottom, the other crossed on top. with your free hand, grab the top foot, balance, and thread your legs like there is no friggin tomorrow! Balance remember, this DOES NOT require strength. 6) The falling process is the probably the easiest part for me . You can fall both ways, just be sure to not hyperextend any muscles. So when you get down this basic, part. You can literally squat and fallback in the airchair position. you don't even have to place your head on the floor this way. You can just go straight into with speed and grace. Good luck! Stay True! I might add to this if you keep me up at night you marauding whores. Keep bboying fosho!

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One-Handed Airbaby
By Bboyhops66
Editor’s Note: This guide refers to his own 2-handed airbaby guide often, however I cannot locate this guide. If you can find a text guide or have Bboyhops66’s 2-Handed Airbaby Guide saved, please contact me, but in the meanwhile, you’ll have to manage =(. I apologize.

This guide is for one-handed airbabies on your right arm. If you are doing them on your left, simply switch the lefts and rights 1) Begin by getting into a two-handed air baby (refer to my previous guide for instructions). 2) Lean your body to the right onto your right arm but try not to move your right elbow or your right knee at all in any way. This will take some practice but is necessary to learning the proper way to open your body up 3) As most of your weight is on the right, it is natural that you should pick up your left hand. However, do NOT whip it up because you will be thrown off balance 4) Point your left arm upward towards the ceiling or in the direction your right arm points. Left arm placement is not essential but i find it helps in balance. *Remember that when you pick your left hand up, you will lose your balance. The important thing here is to anticipate the off of balance before you take your hand away 5) As you pick your left hand up, your left leg will drift right. This is usually an involuntary action and should be because it's really fucking hard to control the little motion I'm talking about 6) As your left leg drifts right, try your best to lean backwards because if your leg drifts too far, it won't have any room to go right and will go the only way it can: up. You will then topple head-first into a somersault. This will happen plenty while you learn this move so relax and be patient *The cure for the somersaulting is to lean backwards, as stated above. By leaning backwards, you move your leg downwards, instead of upwards, meaning you have more control of your balance THE NEXT TWO STEPS ARE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO COMBO YOUR AIRBABYS INTO FOOTWORK SO READ THEM ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO DO SO BECAUSE THEY CONFLICT WITH WHAT YOU LEARNED IN MY 54
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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide TWO-HANDED GUIDE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ THE NEXT TWO STEPS, YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR AIRBABYS! 7) Once you stop drifting right and you have your left arm in a comfortable position, you've almost finished your airbaby. The last and perhaps most difficult part is closing your body up. this happens at relatively the same time as your leg drifting and your body leaning back: you must close your body up slightly. 8) The point of slightly closing your body up is that you are in a position close enough to a six-step position that you can drop backwards off your elbow and into footwork smoothly. If you try doing this with your body open, you will most certainly roll over right instead of left and end up flat on your back which is not where you do footwork from, usually. WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT!! REMEMBER ABOVE ALL THAT I STATED IN MY GUIDE THAT THIS FREEZE TAKES PATIENCE AND BALANCE. YOU WILL NOT GET THIS FREEZE IF YOU GET ANGRY, FRUSTRATED, OR IMPATIENT!

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.j-network..org . 56 www. let’s get started... First of all. It just takes practice to hold them.2 seconds. I’ve noticed that a lot of beginners want to learn L kicks or nike kicks. Ok this is my first ever guide.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide L-Kick/Nike Kick By Sum1datbboys Editor’s Note: These are two separate moves covered in one guide. 2) Step back with your left foot. (This is with your left hand) 1) Look at the ground where you’re gonna put your hand. Well guess what? You don’t. I can't even do 1 handed handstands but I have decent nikes. People say that you need to have really good 1 handed handstands to do these. You only need to hold them for about 1 .so I made this. Ok then. L kicks aren't that hard.

org .. you gotta turn you hips slightly up towards the sky so you can kick up (Kick towards your face) (Look to the front as well) 57 www..j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3) Swing your right foot up as you put your hand on the ground (Keep looking at the ground – it sorta helps you balance) 4) Now this is the part where most people stuff up.

you could try to pull your leg in towards your body.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5) Now straighten your legs out.org . Grab your kicking leg to help you balance. It makes it easier to hold. If you are flexible enough. Now nikes are the same except that you bend you other leg as you’re swinging your right leg up. 58 www.

org . Remember. the better it looks. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT 59 www. (not too hard that you fall over) >TURN YOUR HIPS > The closer your legs are to your face.. It's easier to balance as well. Ok hope that helped..j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Stuff to remember ----------------------> Swing you legs hard to get up higher.

but needs practice in the beginning. to your feet. Once you ‘master’ this one you want to be able to do handglide freeze --> baby freeze. away from your feet. Baby freeze Prerequisite: Baby freeze to handglide freeze can be very helpful. This is how you do it: Get into a baby freeze like this: put your arms on the side of your legs and just lean to that side. Don’t get lazy. Read what I said in the baby freeze part (lower body) and you’ll know how to do this one. second and third step. raise 60 www. you put your right hand down with your fingers pointing to the BACK. your fingers will be pointing to the left. When you switch arms (you always switch arms in the 6 step when you do the forth step). which means when you look at your right hand. as you do the forth step. You’ll be in a baby freeze instantly. your upper body must turn to the right. because of the momentum and speed you already got from the 6 step. check out Mr. kick hard!! Well.j-network. so your face turns 90 degrees. Now that you have put your right hand down you want to put your left hand down also. Upper body: From the 6 step. Now kick back with your left leg. It’s simple. You now already have turned your upper body and have put both your hands down. your fingers will be pointing to the right. Lower body: This is the next step. This is a CCW guide. You also have made your forth step (from the 6 step). now you’re in the handglide freeze. Your left hand’s fingers will be pointing to the front.n. plus if you do it from footwork it’ll be easier. but you turn your upper body.A The freezes are going to be: Baby freeze Chairfreeze Shoulderfreeze If you don't know how to do the first two freezes. just look up at the beginning of the freeze section in this guide. Now. When you put your left hand down you must already stab with your same left elbow.org . This time. And now. so when you switch from left arm to right arm.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Transitions By D. Boogie's Foundational Freezes Guide. but you have turned your upper body so when you look at your left hand. do the first. but isn’t actually necessary. you don’t put your right hand down like you usually do.

Ok this might be the hardest one. Now you must put your right foot on the ground. congratulations. 61 www. Here’s the video: 6 Step to Chairfreeze Shoulderfreeze.org . Congratulations. But don’t stop. Then do the same thing you did in the baby freeze --> chairfreeze part. And good understanding of the upper body movement in the 2 other transitions. But once you have done that you must arch your back and your head should not be in the same place as you would have it in the Baby Freeze. Lower body: Same as Baby Freeze until the part that you throw both your legs up. As you do this your legs will follow and the best thing to do is putting the right hand ‘above’ your head. To do this you must first get into the Baby Freeze. Prerequisite: Again this is not necessary. When you have done that you must put your left foot on your right knee. Now try to kick your RIGHT shoulder with your LEFT KNEE. it all has to be done in one fluid motion. but it sure will help: baby freeze to chairfreeze. While you raise your left foot (and leg). Tadáaaa you’ve done the 6 step --> chairfreeze. Prerequisite: None. Give it a push and then also raise your right leg. Boogie for making the guide that taught me. Explanation isn’t really needed. just practice and watch the vid. Now as you have done this you’re kind of in the handglide freeze.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide your left foot (and leg). Here’s how it works: you must arch your back and move your head to the back. Upper body: Same as Baby Freeze in the beginning. Big shout out to Mr. you have to kick with your right foot. you just have done the 6 step to the baby freeze. Once you have done that. The next thing to do is you have to put your left foot on your right knee. so your body is successfully turned now. Chairfreeze. Simply kick hard!! Once you’ve done this your left knee should be on top of your right elbow. the hard part comes.j-network. except for shoulder freeze of course.

You have turned your body. So just go up and get ready for the awesome Nike sign you’re going to make with your legs. Anyway. this is good. I can’t do anything on my left arm. like handstand to shoulderfreeze. you just did the hardest transition of this super important list.j-network. when you have put your forearm and head down. 5. Chairfreeze 1. from the forth step turn your upper body. Quick thingy: Baby freeze 1. 4. 6.-‘. Make a CLOCKWISE CIRCULAR MOTION with your left forearm. Place your head on the ground. Instead of that you get on your forearm. Kick up with right foot. Congrats. you just have to make a CLOCKWISE circular motion (try it. so that SUCKS like hell. 4. Put left foot on right knee. Put right hand down. Shoulderfreeze 1. I assume you already know how to do this. 4. As you get into the forearm/head position your legs will almost automatically raise.) Anyway. KICK YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER WITH YOUR LEFT KNEE (key part!!). Put left forearm down and at the same time kick with right foot. so what you will see is your forearm pointing to the front. after the forth step. it makes so much sense) with your forearm to drop into the shoulder freeze with your ear on the ground. Kick up with right foot. (I was so stupid to do dangerous transitions.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Upper body: Again. Once you have put your forearm down put your head down. just make your forearm point to the right. 2. No explanation needed. but you don’t ‘switch legs’. 3. You just kick up with your right foot. Put left hand down and at the same time stab with it. 3. Put left hand down and at the same time stab with it. Put right hand down. Put right foot down and put your right hand ‘above your head’. 2. When you drop you have it. Lower body: Exact same as chairfreeze/baby freeze in the beginning. Now I’ve got a tear in my key bone or something. 3. you don’t place your left hand down. when you already have placed your right hand down. so both your legs are in the air. 2. Arch your back (!!). Your right hand is still in it’s place. 62 www. the turning -. and btw it’s easy. this will make it A LOT easier and is a lot less dangerous. Put right hand down.org .

This guide was a PAIN in the @SS to make. so lay off the hating. Make the freeze look cool. because of my key bone. And the vids aren’t super good. but I just can’t sit my lazy @ss down here and not do anything. I’m actually not allowed to break.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5. spoiled brats. 63 www.j-network. the only one now is: PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! PS. Tips might be added later on.

this post hopefully will help with all the problems you have and for all that have other tips and guides of windmill. To do this you must perform the most important 2 kicks of the windmill.org . 2. (doesn’t have to be straight out. (Experts have told me its easier to start in a kneeling position than that of putting a lot of weight on your arm in the handglide position. post them here or site references of other sites that have good guides. 3 punch. Here’s my NEW complete Guide. or that high) followed by swinging your right leg directly up and to your right side.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Windmill By Bboy Drizzt Do Urden Alright. and you should now be on your UPPER back with your legs wide open in a V-Shape. Take right hand and place near where your head would be if you leaned over your left arm.j-network. while swinging your right leg low under your left almost near the floor. Some steps are still the same:: (Counter Clockwise) ___STEP 1___ Get in a kneeling position and place left hand on ground in front of you with fingers facing back towards you or to your left. When you reach the V-Shape position on your back you are going to roll over your right arm to get to your front side. The less weight you put on your left arm the easier it is and faster you will start the mill. Pretty much this is like rolling off your arm and onto your upper back. ___STEP 3___ .) ___STEP 2___ . (You also want to push up with your right arm as you roll over it 64 www. and you'll be able to learn faster from it. Keep your legs open wide ALL THE TIME.The Initial Kick This is initiated by 1st picking your left leg up. Since all ya peeps be asking bout the windmill. ___STEP 4___ This is the part where you get your legs up behind you while facing down. fast and smooth to gain momentum onto your backside. This action of left up right up and out and left under should be like a boxers 1. This SHOULD now pull your left leg towards and below your right leg. Also. Now swing your left leg hard and low under your right leg in a wide arc like your drawing out a circle with your foot. push off with your right hand to gain speed. try to get it up high and directly to your right side of your body.The Collapse While you are kicking your right leg up and sweeping your left under it you are going to "collapse" literally your left arm so that you roll to your left upper shoulder to your back. just so your hips are off the ground. The 1st kick is initiated by kicking your left leg high up while rolling over to your frontside. Not too high or low on your back. and hold that leg up. I've resurrected my famous guide and added on details to it so its easier to understand.

Your forehead should also come within 3 to 4 inches from the floor. (This will be very difficult at 1st but once you get the feel of it from practicing lots you'll find its what keeps the momentum and form of the windmill. ___STEP 5___ The Final Kick . I would suggest learning stabbed 1st however. and study them to see exactly how your going to move your legs. Preview a lot of videos on windmills.LINKING Alright. if you are able to get your hips off the ground and your legs up while facing down you are ready to initiate the final kick with your left leg. when your right leg is passing directly below the left leg kick it hard directly up behind you.) IMMEDIATELY. faster and better you'll get the windmill.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide and keep the left arm curled or stabbed in your gut depending on learning stabbing mills or no stabbing mills. and you should have it done! Remember. Remember to collapse your arm the same way and to roll onto your upper back again. keeping your legs in that open V-position behind you.j-network. Hope this guide helped. The better kicks you get.org . That way you'll be able to keep going. Watch your wrist to make sure you take it away before you roll down off of it and twist it the wrong way. and its done by multiple kicks/swinging of your legs. the windmill is not a spin. almost exactly like starting the mill. This kick is done by holding your right up in the air while swinging your left leg low and under your right. its a roll. 65 www. keep your legs out straight and open WIDE! I cant say how much this helps your windmills look. Remember. Concentrate while your doing the move to make sure each part of your body is doing what it should be doing. Keep your momentum going so you'll be able to make the next face down part of the mill. lol.) Try to keep your legs straight and catch yourself with your left arm so your legs don’t fall. and how easy it is to keep going once you learn them the right way without sloppiness.

if you have your right leg bent over left. So. Just so you get a little idea of me. but a good strength/size ratio (as in i can lift myself up.j-network. and by that I mean I couldn't touch my toes without farting ): == Leg stretches == * Wide leg stretch (just go straight down. just bend one knee and stretch the other one straight and switch) * Sit split (do the splits while sitting down and lean forward) * Sit stretch (bend one leg and extend other and lean into the stretched leg. i. Stretching exercises (it DEFINITELY helped with mills.org . a muscle movement which involves stretching Active: Holding a stretch Static: Holding your leg out and holding it (like some van damm move) ** You should do dynamic stretches BEFORE milling and do active and static stretches after ** You can pull muscles if you do too much active stretching before any exercise ** Hold stretches for approximately 15-20 seconds each and it should sting a little otherwise you're probably not stretching ** Try to stretch everyday a little before and more after ** These are made-up names for stretches by me 66 www.e. kinda messy but I'll try to organize it as much as possible. remember I was inflexible. then switch) * Stand up stretch (touch toes first then try to bring head to knees) == Back stretches == * Cat back (kneel and put hands right in front of knees and bend back into a circle as if you're trying to touch the ceiling with your back) * Back stretch (lay down face flat and lock arms out to stretch your back backwards) * Back twist (put one bent leg over the other and twist in opposite directions. sidesplit) * Front leg stretch (both legs. cut to the chase. I started not flexible AT ALL. etc) Anyways. no real previous breaking experience.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Compilation of Milling Notes By jleefl1202 The following is compilation is not composed of all my own personal notes. I'll just cut and paste.. Some notes are revised or copied from guides and posts/reposts from this forum but have helped me personally get through the learning curves. do a lot of pull ups. I'm no pro and not a genius by all means but what's helpful to me might be helpful to others too. twist to the right) A helpful note on stretching is that there's 3 main types of stretches: Dynamic: Like kicking up as high as you can..

j-network. (in relation to the ground it'll be to the side or up or whatever you need) i found the forward and back to be less important to me than left and right. feels like one smooth motion later but i was watching a mill clip in super slo-mo and it seems like a logical explanation) * Pull FORWARD with free arm to turn your body when in stab * hold right leg up These 3 stars stuff was what got me through some mental roadblocks: *** Stab hard. what i mean is..org . if anything think about not letting your body touch your stab *** LOOK WHERE YOU'RE GOING. don't fall on the stab. don't try to just bring right leg up. it was probably messing things up: * High on shoulders * Torque hips 67 www. not necessarily up and down. my wrist got sore but this helped balance and wrist strength a ton) Starting the collapse: * Lock right leg out when starting * Stay low to the ground and keep momentum parallel to the ground * Turn and lean towards your left to bring right leg up. and stab early.. it can't happen * Swing left leg under as hard as you can towards your right arm and then hold high to keep rolling on upper shoulders * Spread legs out far as possible LOCKED OUT * Roll hard as you swing left leg under (which is why you see some people bounce) * push with your offhand To the stab: * LOOK where you're stabbing. just swing hard. LEFT is LEFT. YOU CANNOT TURN YOUR HIPS AND EVERYTHING WITHOUT YOUR HEAD LEADING YOU *** Kick left leg toward YOUR LEFT and some forward and right leg toward YOUR RIGHT and some back (in general). keep head down and hips HIGH * When you get towards your front for the stab. stay HIGH on the right shoulder while stabbing with your left and pushing with right forearm * Push with your free hand when re-stabbing to roll over the stab arm * Kicking mistaken for swinging. if i wasn't thinking or doing one of 'em. kicking is related to bending your knee and you want to keep them locked * Kick your legs as soon as your stabbing hand touches the ground (wasn't completely sure on this. and RIGHT is RIGHT not in relation to ANYTHING but your own body.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide First couple days: * Learn hand glide (I did some cricket practicing. which is why i capitalized *** Think about not letting your hips touch ground (its like overcompensation so that when you're actually doing it. your hips will have enough room for error) Random notes to help clean up my mills and checklist myself.

Last note to people like me who have/had temptations to give up (in anything.Joe 68 www. look up (look where you're GOING. you might find it handy and help you past some blocks to your motivation and improvement. and just plain out banged up) .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide * Keep hips HIGH * Keep legs straight and locked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * Push HARD * Stab EARLY * Torque more with your hips. not just millin of course): 10% inspiration. and cuts.j-network. LEGS FIRST out of stab.. 90% perspiration (and bruises. easier to lock legs * Don’t look down. I think that if you can checklist your way through. not behind you or you'll slow down) * 2 swings occur: the swing with left leg forward and under and then the right leg backwards and up Hope this helps..org . go faster * UPPER BODY first into stab. That's windmill right there Pommy or someone (sorry if I misquote) * Rotate on shoulder blades to get the right leg under clean while split * Left leg towards LEFT and UP on the first rotation and every rotation to get right leg under * Pull toes up.

. don't point your toes outward.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Tips on Perfecting Windmills By Bboy Crescent This is my first guide so let me know what ya think =) First of all. Make sure you know how you want your mills to look.. your left hand should be placed about 0. In my opinion it just looks weird when your toes are pointed outward.j-network. One last thing. If you just can't seem to open you legs up any wider when your back is straight. not rotation of your body). This should be natural when you lock your knees. pushing off of your right shoulder (CCW) will give you more elevation.. As you roll onto your hands. You need to stretch out your front leg muscles located on your thigh by straightening (or even bending backwards) your back as you do your split stretch. then close up your legs a little as you're rolling from shoulder to shoulder on your back. To perfect your leg movements however. not down by your gut like in stabbed mills.5 . Opening and closing your legs will eat up a lot of your momentum. Just remember to keep them straight and try locking your knees. Both your hands should be placed somewhere on the ground right under your neck. Also pushing your body off to the side with your hands will help with speed (speed with respect to the ground as in bird's-eye-view.. What I mean by more rotation of the body is that it may take you 2-3 windmills just to get a 360 spin from a bird's eye view.. most people kick their right leg upwards (CCW) when they're linking windmills (facing the ground) and that's what gets them more body rotations.1.0 ft away from your right hand (CCW). you need to condition yourself. Other people like to rotate their body around more than they spin on the ground. Most people can do wider splits when they're bent down than if their back is straight. if you spin on the ground more it may only take you 1. Don't use your hands to push off to get more height. The Legs: I'm assuming you can do mills now so I don't need to explain the movement of your legs. stabbing windmills aren't the best looking mills around. The key is to keep your split constant .2 mills.. These mills are generally more elevated and easier to do no-handers with. These type of mills generally have straighter legs and look smoother.. Some people spin on the ground more than they turn their bodies.. your legs look extra long and your feet look extra small. Your arms should be in a position like halfway 69 www.org .it helps your windmills look smoother. The Arms: (only if you use them) As you all know. In this case you need to know how to whip your hips around kinda like when you're doing a flare (Easier than it sounds). Only use them for a little push off to the side so your body keeps a good spin on the ground (if you have to).5 . When you roll off your shoulder to turn onto your hands. In these mills.. This leaves less work to be done by your hands.. bend your heel/ankle.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide through a push-up with elbows pointing out and backwards. Well now you can do them so force yourself to stop.. Don't go into a "kung-fu" windmill by kicking into it. (It will look really flat on the ground and have a big "bouncy" motion to it) Most people will try this when they're learning since doing the kip up motion helps. standing.org . Now when you're on your back rolling from shoulder to shoulder. Don't make it look like you're hurting by gritting your teeth. Also try to keep a calm expression on your face when you do your mills. never bend your back backwards! That loses a ton of momentum and makes your mills look whack. Other Tips: Keep your hips elevated! That way you don't have make your split crooked to avoid hitting the ground. There are key elements in those methods so try them out and you might learn something. make sure your waist doesn't bend forward any more than 90 .. The Waist: The bending of your waist is very important to the perfection of your windmills.j-network.. or transition from flare. frowning or holding your breath etc. When you're facing the ground your waist should be almost straight but still bent forward a tiny bit. 70 www. start it from other positions such as handspin. It will make your mills look a lot more circular.100 degrees or your mills will look ugly. Collapse your left arm by pointing your left elbow toward your right elbow and rolling over it. especially if you use your head to do no-handers.

I've been meaning to write a guide for our crew's site for quite some time.and experienced myself as well . however. I'm bored.during the windmill learning process. but if you misinterpret it.geocities.. so I'll do it =P This reference covers the most common pitfalls I've seen bboys come across .j-network. have a pretty complete understanding of the mechanics and physics of mills. I do. why'd you click on this? That being said.now. you might get hurt. problems you'd come across early in your learning process are listed first. implied. or are having very redundant problems amongst themselves. CHECK THE OTHER THREADS IN THIS FORUM. followed by later problems. but never got around to it -. I AM GOING TO ASSUME THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR MIND AN IDEA OF HOW WINDMILLS WORK -.com/breakafolife/windmill.org . and so on.THIS IS NOT A WINDMILL GUIDE. or very similar questions. IF YOU WANT A WINDMILL GUIDE. and need something to do. It covers only the *learning* of basic windmills -. The guide is organized in chronological order of problems you're likely to come across -that is. however.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Learning Windmills: Common Pitfalls and Solutions By Mistah P Preface/Notes I've been reading through the mills forum and it seems to me like 95% of the people are asking the same. barrels). PLEASE NOTE that my mills are in NO WAY perfect (or even great. You don't have to take my advice if you don't want it. What's suggested shouldn't cause injury. I'm not responsible if you hurt yourself trying anything suggested. but then. nor how to perfect your mills (Crescent already has an excellent guide on that).html . for that matter) . ========================================= 71 www. OR READ SPARKZ' GUIDE (Editor’s Note: http://www.not variations (IE: nutcrackers. or for that matter related to windmills at all from here. Amazing Guide) OR ANOTHER SIMILAR GUIDE. THIS IS A WINDMILL PROBLEMS GUIDE.

This problem is very often attributed to a bad start: WHEN YOU START. ALSO: YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HIPS OFF THE GROUND. CIRCULAR. Again . Secondly. and slam into the ground** 2. 3. Learn the concept of the stab and collapse by starting from handglide. one of several things may stop you from being able to link mills: 1. [example: for CWers. This is the somewhat the same problem as 1). KEEP SWINGING AND MOVING. rotate your HIPS. **Also note the reminder at the end of this guide about sitting up** 72 www. You start from handglide. (I recommend you study windmill clips and read guides in order to improve this understanding) As a result. 4. you should imagine rotating your HIPS on an AXIS to your torso. The problem that most people come across during this phase is not having a full understanding of the windmill motion and technique. not FORWARDS or SIDEWAYS or BACKWARDS for BOTH LEGS . This'll just cause them to drive straight into the ground! 2. Don't start from backspin.. YOU NEED TO COLLAPSE ONTO YOUR SHOULDER and roll smoothly across your UPPER BACK. make sure you are KEEPING YOUR LEGS AS OPEN AND STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE. In general. try to kick the area above your ear on your head with your sweeping (2nd) leg. turn over. This will help you time your swings and turns of your torso. the slamming legs problem can be attributed to having the wrong mentality for leg movements. You start from handglide. 3. lose coordination. You start from handglide. turn over to your front. your right leg]. Keep your legs as widespread and stiff as possible (even if it feels like your sweeping one will hit the ground) and focus on continuing. keep your legs open and swing them the way described above.j-network. however. the starting phase of learning a move can be the most difficult. Turn over and remember. Don't ever get lazy and rely on "momentum".The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Part I: Just starting out Often.. your legs close up/scrape the ground and you can't get cleanly back into the start position 5.org . There's no remedy here but practicing and getting a feel for it. You shouldn't be on your lower back at all -. You can't collapse and fall off your arm **This is probably the most common problem for beginners who are not well acquainted with mill schematics Suggested solutions for aforementioned problems: 1. You start from backspin. go onto your back.you stay on your upper back and shoulders through the whole rotation. like real windmills do on their towers -. kick your legs around. First off. and just flop down to the ground 4. and stop. get to your back.NOT "kicking" your legs forward or backwards.

causing you to have to "start" again (it's as if you're doing individual mills over and over.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5. you want to have your stab down as soon as you're 3/4 of the way done turning to your frontside. 73 www.instead. You can cleanly get onto your stab and collapse cleanly again .two real motions). but you get stuck there -. Also.as in. Check the bottom for the video counterpart. then you turn over. you could be waiting too long to stab (see below) 2. but you can't keep them from dragging. here comes the stab. your legs droop and your feet touch the ground. or keep going for that matter. but you look like a dumbass because it's in a one-two motion and you pause and lose all your momentum when on your stab. thus causing you to go on your back. then this. 4. not your shoulders. I just can't do it!" You get how everything works but you can't do it. The collapse has a lot of stuff that I won't go into -." and it doesn't even cross your mind what to do next until AFTER you feel that elbow drop in your gut -.as in. You need to push forward with your fingers facing up and roll onto your shoulder. your'e thinking as you're turning over "ok.read A GUIDE. when you face up.. You don't SLAM.j-network.. their solutions: 1. why not look at your own clips and compare them with good clips.. You still aren't moving your legs in a circular fashion. 2. Most likely. it's too late.you can't seem to collapse again. You fall off your stab as you go for your second round (related to above problem). The windmill needs to flow -. you "bounce" directly up. It's ok to bounce up a little. You're getting close to getting them. here comes the stab. the problem is that you're going up and down -. but not quite. and see where you're going wrong?] ========================================= Part II: "I understand it. This is closely tied in with stabbing late. and/or your leg(s)/ass to hit the ground. You can get to your stab and all just fine. Several likely scenarios: 1.it's not "oh I do this first. which illustrates some of these problems. The problem? You're still thinking of the mill in steps.org . and guess what? You come directly down. [Sorry. It's all really one motion (at most . When you come to your stab. but don't jump up ten friggin thousand feet (especially for stabbed mills). Make sure your fingers are pointing UP. (This is noted by Mothergoose as the flailing legs syndrome) 3. Read collapse guides. You're mentally waiting for the stab -. it's down -.but by then. then this". rather than "linked" ones) And.

it helps.not be "omg i have to do this then this then this" 4. and focus on swinging more. windmills are not to be learned in a day.org . You're stabbing wrong or late (see above two problems).this can also lead to the getting stuck on stab problem (aforementioned) ROLL. don't BE LAZY. and going faster. learn from handglide. Some people are better at them. WHEN GOING TO YOUR FRONT.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. It took me 4 months of screwing around and trying them every 3 or 4 weeks to get the motions. I can't stress how important this is. Try not to stab for more than 1/4 of a second once you understand and have the motion . When you stab. You really need to try to turn on one spot and not slide/spin on your back or wait or sit up when you go to restab. We learn at different paces.. or you're trying to go too fast. you're only swinging once. When going over to your frontside. Remember. and push forward and try to roll onto your shoulder as soon as your hand touches the ground. you don't have the collapse down. not slam your legs into the ground). Most of all. DO NOT SIT UP OR TRY TO ROLL FORWARDS RELATIVE TO YOUR HEAD. Most likely. you really aren't far . one month of steady practicing to actually get them. Trust me. but this is probably the most annoying problem I've seen amongst my friends.have your arm at a little LESS than a 45 degree angle. ROLL. NOT SPIN. All this should happen AT THE SAME TIME. ROLL. you'll have a lot of problems getting your mills smooth and keeping momentum up -. You should actively swing twice during the mill . windmills should FLOW -. at most 1/2 a second.once when facing down going to facing up. and once when facing up and going to facing down. [This is STILL the most common problem I've seen.] If you can get through windmills (that is. some are worse. or even a week or two (although some people who UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT AND THE MECHANICS get them in very short periods of time). ROLL. otherwise. and about 2 weeks of practicing every other day or so to "perfect" them. keeping on your upper back/shoulders. not step by step. Since you have the motion down. I didn't mention it above.just make sure you have the stab and collapse smoothly.j-network. don't stab at a 90 degree angle to the ground -. do at least 3 every time you practice. Take a break between practice sessions. Like I said. 74 www. TRY LOOKING AT YOUR SHOULDER OR YOUR BICEP. REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR LEGS UP AND CONTINUE ROTATING THEM ON THEIR AXIS. ========================================= Part III: General reminders Some things to keep in mind: • • • • • • • If you're just starting. This'll help you get down the motions in "muscle memory" quicker and will improve your form in coming time.

Thanks. and peace.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide This took way too long to write. hope it helps. haha. so you better be grateful.j-network. Pommy from sorc [Editor’s Note: Now Mistah P] 75 www.org .

nutcrackers and barrels. Stabbed VS forearms: Everyone knows that forearm mills are lower and prettier then stabbed. You must focus on keeping a constant spread with straight legs. Windmill varitaions not only look cool. Being low makes it hard to "skip" the front side of the mill.j-network. Most people think variations are hard. The speed: Nothin much to say here. which is not true. By delayed I mean that when you 76 www. How to get power in your mills: The spread: When milling you must focus on your spread. but this is wrong! They go one at a time. So remember LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT! The Height: In order to get some variations down you will need to be high on your shoulders. You want your mills clean and quick to be able to do variations.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Windmill Variations By Swiper Hello and welcome to my guide on windmill variations.org . This guide teaches 3 different variations. Alot of people will tell you to try to turn them both at the same time. Swing your legs harder if you want more speed. This is because stabbed mills are generally higher and they give you a feeling of "delayed" power. They are actually quite easy once you have powerful mills. BUT I would recommend using stabbed mills for variations. they are fun to learn. All of these look good and can be acheived easily with some thought and practice. The Swing: Definately the most important part of gaining power. By your spread I mean the V-shape your legs make. You must swing your legs ONE at a time. Try to swing your legs instead of kicking them. Try to be up high. LETS GET CRACKING: Step 1) Powerful mills: By powerful I mean that you can do fast and controlled mills. They are eggbeaters.

BARRELS: Undoubtedly my favorite windmill. When you go to the front side. you feel a large speed boost. Ok once you feel your mills are powerful enough then move on to your variation . 2) When barreling.j-network. Hopping barrels are like MIKE GARCIA and are gay. They are fast and tend to roll more then a regular mill. Lets talk barrels. 2) Don. just keep going fast and they will be easy. shrug your shoulders. barrels can replace your mills as your regular mill ( I did this). keep those legs swinging.t recommend trying to hop your nutcrackers. use your forehead and the front of your arms for height. this greatly increases smoothness which helps nutcrackers. DON’T forget about your legs. 77 www. try to twist your hips a lot when going over to front side.org . 3) YOU MUST USE YOUR HEAD. This is a MINIMUM amount of mills to a 360. In my clip you will se that I do 2-3 barrels to every 360 degrees from a birds eye view. Also try to use your head. NUTCRACKERS: Nutcrackers are windmills with hands on your man-organs. This makes you roll more and the untwist gives lots of power.t bend your legs at any time. The pro barrel windmillers do 6 mills to a 360. This decreases the gap that you have to skip. The tricks to nutcrackers are as follows.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide stop stabbing. 1) When you put your hands on your groin. The hard part about variations is getting your windmills good. 1) Barrels need you to roll more then you spin. Barrels are mills with your arms out like your holding a barrel. 4) I wouldn. don’t try to let momentum keep you going. 3) When you put your hands on your groin. If you want.

2) When you are doing eggbeaters you must keep the pace going. I hope the links work. Good luck. Well that’s it for variations. These variations are very similar. You need the pace to be constant and fast or else you will crash and burn. 4)The way I do my eggbeaters is with raw speed. Eggbeaters are windmills with your hands on your thighs. In order to hop you must push of with your right shoulder for ccw and left for cw. But this is not for everybody.j-network. 78 www. have fun and crack those nuts! SWIPER. This gives you less space to skip when on your front side. The speed of my eggbeaters makes me automatically skip the front side.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide EGGBEATERS: Eggbeaters seem to be the favorite windmill variation of most bboys.org . 3) Get high on your shoulders. 5) You can try to hop your eggbeaters if you cant do them the speed way. This is because they are harder then nutcrackers and look damn nice. You must also swing your left leg up high when pushing off(ccw) and right(cw). 1) You probably would like to have nutcrackers down.

First off. you want to be comfortable. your hips should be out and your ass lifted with arms locked! If your butts not up and your hips aren’t swinging around you'll have a hard time making it past this front part.) Remember your flare goes circular!! So when you kick you want to go AROUND.. something about the kick since a lot of people can understand how to do it but not understand what makes it work for some people and not for others. When you first start off to kick. I mean you need to SWING it. I’ve said this time and time again to people.. You want this to be comfortable.. Now.. there is NO set way area but its more or less what is comfortable. you want to lean to the right and put your right arm 79 www. Bend your left leg if you need to.. Just as your about to come very close to your right leg you want to lift the right leg out of the way(try to kick your face.org . basically if your facing front and you go to swing you want to kick your leg as if your going to kick out the right one with the left.. you want to swing around. and sweep it all the way to the left side. 2b) As your hand comes down you are going to swing your left foot around back. when your legs get in front of you.think of them as OUT and AROUND! 1) Step back with your left foot. remember flares don’t go up and down.you want to USE your hips. you want to go out just like your hips and left leg will do. or the general area. preferable to the side of you. KICK it hard! Don’t get lazy and try to just swing it.. but a warning. This is for CCW. don’t just kick your legs and expect to go anywhere but up and straight down. Don’t just kick up or out. Okay. so not to far back but you do want to try and have it more then shoulder with apart. Remember its YOUR flare. ***This happens at same time** 2a)Take your left hand and swing it down to where your left foot WAS. reverse left and rights to make it cw. I prefer to give you one on one answers but here’s your guide.and for those of you who don’t know. You need to use your hips and lift your ass!! Lock your arms and legs. if anything they go side to side. you want to go OUT and AROUND!! **Again same time* 3a) When you get both your legs in front of you..j-network.. I’ll revise it later if need be. do NOT! go straight up. you should be swinging around. do NOT get lazy!! When you go to kick.. but keep right straight.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Flares By Anubis2002 Aiight I haven’t had much sleep but here it goes. not right in back of you. even to the front if need be. I'll to make it as helpful as possible.so kick as if your going straight and then around. don’t step to the side but go back and diagonal to the left side a little.

the guide is simple. they go circular. Don’t be afraid to fall. flares are circular!) as you kick the left leg up. you want to continue the swinging movement.if you keep your legs straight you can almost bet your gonna have more power. trust me on this....think of the swing for keeping them going. you wont kill yourself.. You now can do one flare…I'm going to give you all the hints right now. turn your hips to the left. and your legs go up in back you want to use your hips now. let me know what you think and I'll make the changes.. you want to START your circle!! D. I like to work off people. LIFT with your ass and MOVE your hips! 4) By now your momentum should be carrying you in a circle but it is YOUR job to keep it going!! When your legs come behind u(make sure to keep your ass and hips lifting) your hands should both be down in front of you for a split second.you need to use them.sweep your left leg under your right and move your right leg high up like your gonna kick your face. 80 www. right before you kick your left leg for the initial kick.. especially your legs. keep it locked! 3b)Ss you are coming onto your right arm. C. Lock your arms and legs..remember when you kick you want to not kick straight up or out but to kick around. more twist and your going to go a lot farther E. Also. if you don’t lift your hips your legs will be VERY low. but you need to remember your legs will almost never go straight up!!! You want to go as if your lifting to kick your face.org .. you get bent in the back and you have a hard time carrying them from flare to flare...transfer weight to the left hand again. try to kick your face but do NOT go straight up. I say kick your face. meaning high but at all times you should be thinking out and around! B.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide down to the side of you. 4)As your hands come down. don’t expect to keep your body like your sitting and have your legs go around you. sweep the right under it. F. A. Not just spell it out for them. if you can do windmills. Another hip trick.. Your hips are probably one of the most important parts of your flare. its the SAME thing for flares except you pause on your hands and not on the ground with your chest or back. as does lifting your ass and hips!! I know the guide is vague but it gives you the idea which you need.j-network.. Okay a few key points. Locked elbows give more height.. you want to kick your left leg up(same as before. your hips need to be doing a lot of work..

right and center splits every day/night. Left splits are where you have your left leg in front of you and your right leg behind you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Flares Author Unknown. Try to relax your leg muscles and let gravity push you down. Hold this position until you get tired. Now place your hands on the floor behind you and lean back on your hands and straighten your body so that you are now facing the ceiling with your hands on the ground and your legs are on the chair. The faster you go the less strength it will take but it will still take a fair bit of strength. NEVER bounce to go further down because you will just tense up the muscles because the muscle cells think that your legs are in harm so they counteract with the force and tighten the groin muscles and we want them to be as relaxed as possible. The most important muscles used are your triceps and your shoulders. It is still a good idea to build your ab muscles by doing upper and lower ab exercises. Posted by Azr4el Original Breakstylz. What momentum will take care of is you abs. Do splits everyday and you should notice a difference in just a week. It is because you are only in the position for a couple brief seconds. If you slow it down the gymnasts do during floor routines then you have to use a lot more strength to pull off a slow flare. Right splits are the exact opposite of left splits. Well that is kind of true. Now for your shoulder muscles. To build your tricep muscles get a chair and prop your legs up on to it. do left. When you are doing the splits.com Flare Guide ~ Author Unknown 1) Developing Active Flexibility Flexibility is a very important aspect of the flare. Active flexibility just means being able to hold a stretching position by using your muscles to hold that position. It will hurt for about a week or so but after that your body will release endomorphines which will counteract with the pain and it will actually start to feel good. the better. The farther you can spread your legs. giving you a little more time to place that hand down. Try to bounce back and forth a bit on each arm to give it a little workout. 2) Developing Upper Body Strength Your muscles play a very important role in the flare. the power and momentum from your legs will keep you hips up and you won’t have to use your abs 100%. Now most people will tell you that the flare doesn’t take much strength cause you can rely on speed and momentum. To develop flexibility. all you are going to do is 81 www. Another good way to do center splits is to face the floor and do the splits on a wall behind you and use your hands to push yourself back. Sorry to disappoint you guys but it isn’t the most important set of muscles used in the flare.org . When you do center splits do them slowly so you don’t tear a muscle.j-network. You should feel your leg muscles tighten and when you reach a certain point you should feel a bit of relief. Most people think that the most important muscles in the flare are your abs. It helps you maintain a well balanced equilibrium and it will help you slow down your flares. You will have to have a fair bit of strength.

this is when you place your right hand down. 3) Performing the flare (CC) Now you are ready to start the flare.org . Your legs should be spread in front of your in a v shape. This is a bird’s eye view of what the flare is based upon. Continue to draw the imaginary circle with your left foot and when it passes the blue line in section 2. Just practicing the flare will build muscle. The girls love it. keep it high! Part 2.j-network. After a month or so of practicing you should notice some changes in your abs.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide turn over and face the ground so that your legs are still on the chair and you are now supporting yourself on your hands while you are facing the ground. Now when your left leg is directly in front of you or in other words when your leg hits the yellow line in section 3 then your left it up high and try to kick your left ear with it. Your right leg should be bent and just in front of the blue line in section 3. The whole time this is happening your right arm will still be in the air. The yellow lines are your exchange lines where your legs change positions and the blue lines are where your hand placement occurs. Now swing your left leg around so that you are trying to draw the red circle with your foot. The triangle symbolizes you. Now you are going to slide your left leg back and a bit off to the left so you are kind of doing the splits. Now if you have done the above correctly your left leg should be straight and close to the blue line in section 1. Keep it on the ground for a little longer. Part 1. Remember to keep your left leg straight and continue to draw the circle. You want to keep your left leg straight the whole time. Look at the above diagram. Now your have the start down. Hold this until you get tired. Practice these everyday to help develop strength. Now you are going to kick your right leg down straight and continue the imaginary circle from where you left off. You 82 www. Now you are going to bring your left arm down and put it on the blue line just in front of your left leg so it kind of knocks your left leg away. What you have to do is start in a standing position. Now once your left leg reaches the blue line in section 2 then you are going to kick your right leg up towards your face. Now a common mistake is to lift the left leg too. Your right leg should be bent and just in front of you. They will appear and you may even get a nice ripped six pack.

Your right leg will be close to the ground. it will be dragging above it. The circle is perfectly round and I expect you to draw a pretty good circle.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide are going to continue the circle from the yellow line in section 4. I can get my legs in front of me but then when I kick my right leg behind me I smash it into the ground. Don’t kick your leg backwards. 5) Keep your legs straight at all times. You won’t believe how much this affects your flare.org . Make sure you kick it up high. Once it has past your right hand place it on the floor behind you and wait until your left leg is directly in front of you. You are lifting your left leg too early! When you swing your left leg around kick your right leg up as usual but don’t lift your left leg up yet. Move them hands before they get burnt! 7) Practice. It will come with time. Q: Okay. Try to kick your left ear. Tips: 1) Keep your legs spread at all times! 2) Try to picture the circle when flaring and when your legs reach the target points they switch positions.j-network. practice. Just continue from there. practice. What the frick am I doing wrong? 83 www. it hurts! A: The reason your body comes crashing down is because you have too much vertical momentum. When I see bboys do a flare and bend their legs when they are behind it looks totally whack! Don’t do it. Meaning the one in the air will come down and the one that was previously scraping the ground will go airborne. Lean forward so that your legs get high in the back. When it reaches the yellow line in section 1 you are going to place your left hand back on the ground but make sure it is on the blue line so you don’t begin to turn and at the same you are going to bring your right leg up high and you are going to bring your left leg down low to continue the circle until it arrives in front of your again. The right leg can bend a bit but try to keep that circle as smooth as possible. you are going to left your left hand and reach over your left leg to allow your right leg to pass by. Pretend that you are doing your flares on a stove and your hands are getting hot. If you do your flares like this do yourself a favor and don’t do them because you will get yelled at by a lot of good bboys. but make sure it doesn’t touch the floor. 3) Point your toes. 6) Have fast hands. Point your toes so it is easier to get your legs behind you. Keep your toes pointed when you do this. 4) When you are kicking your right leg behind you make sure you kick hard and keep the left leg high. Keep your legs spread at all times!!! Remember when your leg reaches a yellow line then it will be going into the air while the other comes down low to continue the circle and circle and when that leg reaches the next yellow line they will switch again. My body comes crashing down and I land on my ass! How do I transfer my weight to that hand without landing on my ass. then lift. 8) When your legs are behind you lean forward! Common Questions: Q: I can get my legs in front of me but when I go to put my right hand down. Now when your right leg reaches the blue line in section 4. make sure you continue to swing it around in a circle.

This is also a common problem for going too low in the back because people start to Czech by reaching too far over their left leg and when they place their left hand back down it is too far over and it is just too hard to lean forward in time to get those legs up. What’s up with this? A: All you have to do is kick you right leg back harder and lean forward. Sometimes my left leg comes smashing down too and it hurts. Help me! A: This is a very simple fix. Remember to have fast hands too. This should elevate your hips high enough to let your right leg pass under.j-network. immediately lift your left hand and “REACH” over your right leg and place your hand on the ground. Now for the bending part. Now to get in this position.org . Point your toes when kicking your right leg behind. What the hell am I doing wrong? A: You are right. Q: Okay! I am fed up with hearing all of this stuff about learning forward and sticking your butt up in the air to get your legs up higher when they are behind you. When your right leg is kicking under your left leg and your are lifting your hand. In basic English this means that your body starts to turn the opposite way your legs are flaring. But there is a way to get your butt higher to get your legs nice and high. Q: I can get my legs behind me but my right leg bends and it hits the ground. it is a natural reaction because your body fears hitting the ground so it brings your right leg in so you don’t land on your (at least for bboys). And when they actually end up leaning forward they end up landing on their face. You will notice after pointing your toes you can pull a full rotation now but your legs are bent. Try to kick the back of your head with your right leg to elevate the hips. Stick your butt in the air. Try to fix it! Do not learn with bent legs or you will waste a perfectly good flare and if I see you doing it with bent legs behind you I will personally slap you. This 84 www. most people have trouble because they start to Czech their flare. It will fell just like you are in a half handstand. don’t lift it over too hard. You have to re-program yourself and just force yourself to keep this leg straight. this is easier said then done. I know this is a bit long but to fix this problem you will have to left and place your left hand down in good timing. It will give you a fraction of a inch of more room to let your leg fly back and up. What it will fell like is a half handstand. You’ll be surprised what this does. Q: I can do everything but when my legs are behind me they are too low. Try to focus and work on lifting your hand up THEN STRAIGHT BACK DOWN so that it is in line with your other hand. Like gimme a break. The solution. What you have to do is when you kick your right leg down. For example. if you are facing a wall when you start and then start turn and being to face another wall then you are starting to Czech your flare. Make sure to draw a circle and not kick it straight back. It is very bad form and looks pretty whacked. So spread your legs and jump up a bit to see what it will fell like. it is a lot easier said than done.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide A: You are probably not elevating your hips enough which will cause you to smash into the ground. Make sure you kick your left leg high enough as well and try to hold it there while kicking your right leg under.

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Okay, flares... people are still having lots of questions about em, ill try to think of all the problems I can and post them with answers. Before I start... Flares are purely about the correct motions in which you do the flare. Someone who magically has the correct motions for flares will do them much better than someone who has the feel for them and has been trying for months.. Why? This is because flares are all about momentum and your hips. To do a flare you must control your momentum to its fullest, its what keeps you off the ground and going around, that’s why if you kick wrong or in the wrong motion, your flare is a complete failure. Flares are AROUND, not up and down. Terms...(Just so no one gets confused) Kicking Leg (initial leg) - Which ever leg you are starting your flares with. (the leg the sweeps under the other) 2nd Leg - The leg that you kick up whenever you sweep the Kicking leg under. 1st hand - hand you start with on the ground when you flare. 2nd hand - hand you put down as you flare. 1.) Land on your butt after you sweep under. -Personally I never had this problem, but there are many reasons for this to occur. a.) You may just be kicking your non swinging leg not hard enough so you don’t lift your hips up. Try to kick your face with that leg, and keep your hips up. b.) You could be swinging your initial kicking leg at a wrong angle and losing your momentum for the flare. You must kick low, almost at the ankle of your foot that jumps and sweep around and up, if you don’t, your kicking leg will send its momentum straight up, and you will come straight back down. c.) You may not be placing your 2nd hand down fast enough, you want to put it down quite fast, right after your kicking leg sweeps under your jumping foot. 2.) Your 2nd leg drags when you sweep it under. -This is probably the biggest problem everyone has. a.) You are not kicking your left leg high enough. If you don’t kick high enough with your initial kicking leg, and don’t hold it. Your flares are gonna end because if you don’t kick high enough, you're losing all your momentum. If you cant hold it, you're not correctly doing your flare. When you reach the V in front of you in your flare, your right leg should start its sweep under as the left is going up because if not yes, your leg will strain and you wont be able to lift it up and you will lose all your momentum. What does losing your momentum mean? it means your flare ends. -Start your sweep with your 2nd leg while your 1st leg is kicking up. -Lean to the side of your 2nd hand 86
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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide b.)You may be lifting your 1st hand too quickly and losing some height that you needed. What happens is if you haven’t shifted most of your weight to your 2nd hand and pull out your first, you are going to lose some height and lean to the side that you're trying to get your 2nd leg under and drag your leg. -Keep your hand down. 3.) cant keep your flares going... -Practice... Practice... practice... and remember, kick the right way to keep all your power. ALSO, THIS IS FOR NUMBER 2 AND 3. KEEP YOUR HIPS UP AND USE THEM! HIPS AND KICKING CORRECTLY ARE WHAT FLARES ARE ALL ABOUT. PLEASE REMEBER THIS! KICKING CORRECTLY GIVES YOU POWER/MOMENTUM AND MAKES FLARES POSSIBLE! Good Luck, hope this helps.

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and "all your need are good and fast kicks" well it isn’t true!!! even for the fastest and wide open flares you can do. Abs n Hips : This is very important for flares!! * 10 Straight Hanging Legs Lifts(see in the pics 88 www.j-network. ass high as your shoulders. you need a lot of strength not only in your upper body. after you gain control of this freeze your can do Advanced Tucked Planches which is the same freeze but with your hips and ass higher . i know Kujo says 30 but it just not enough!) * Freezes : 35-50 seconds Tucked Planche (seat on your knees and but your arms on your sides and just lift yourself . and you all say "I WANNA BE HIGH AT THE BACK" well it's STRENGTH!! I'm gonna give you a list of main muscles that i think that you must have them strong for flares (maybe there are more): Deltoids(shoulders) + Triceps(back of the upper arm): * Handstand Pushups(15-20 slowly and full are enough) * Dips(about 80-90. but your must have strength.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The Truth About Flares By Bboy Angel Power Vs Momentum: I hear all this shit like "flares are pure momentum.org . keep your hands straight).

Gymnastics starts from a pushup position with wide spread legs.org .j-network. if you kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). you can start it with legs bent until you gain enough strength) and try to do 60 seconds of the same freeze but with on hand between your legs try to do 60 secondss with both of you hands between your legs like in a boomerang which is a very good exercise for hips strength. Key Points(for people who knows a little basic flare or 2 at least: * the best advice i can give you is move your hands F-A-S-T-!-!-! very fast!! as fast as your can! * hold your right leg as high as your can and as long as you can in the transition from to back! this is important!!! if you kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). Point and Straight your legs! all the time!! * Train to do as much as you can even if you touch the floor and bend your knees try to continue as much as you can this will give you strength . * In the Transition to the Back kick your left heel to the back left upper corner and hold it there. Gymnastics start: For people who kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). There more active muscles like the Latissimus Dorsi(Wings) and a lot more in flares but the best way to train them for flares is by practicing flares. try it sometimes. * Open. go for the amount not the quality until you got 8 and more. they hit the floor with the left hand for a second and then start their flares it puts your shoulders in the right place this is important for tech but not for momentum. * Don't listen to all the people here and in your practice that give you advice without having perfect flares. trust people like me who spent years mastering flares and teaching bboying. 89 www. left leg on heel edge and right on toes. they just don't know and in flares not everything seems logic. don't to just one and stop because you touched the floor a little.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ) * 60 secondss of L-Seat(seat on your ass between your hands with legs closed and straight in front of you and lift your ass and legs with straight hand.

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after that its just practice. is due to a natural sense that they're not going to make it all around. hard to correct. So that means. I still have trouble remember to keep my legs straight as possible. People fail at the back because they're really not swinging that second leg under at all. The swings are the same as a windmills. it means you're swinging that leg under. you'll feel that torque people are talking about and realize how a flare is really suppose to be done. practice. its when you get tired that the bad forms kick in. try to change it as soon as you're realizing you're doing it… It's better to not finish one complete flare than be practicing ugly flares forever. Bad habit. focus on holding the other leg up until it becomes 2nd nature to.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Good Flare Practice Tips By nidimin LEARNERS NEED TO REMEMBER ON TOP OF HAVING PERFECT FORM: Practicing flares is like lifting weights. your legs lock up and your flare ends. For that reason. Make sure you rest well between each practice flare. one leg at a time. that made my flare about 100% better. If you're practicing flares.org . and end up stronger. 91 www. Experimented with various practicing methods and training techniques until I realized what people have been advising in the forums is 100% true. so swing that leg. After u get use to the swing of your 2nd leg so that its 2nd nature. ~~~~~The Difference Between this Guide and the Rest. is what happens when the second leg goes under. I've been practicing flares for more than 3 months now. when you sweep that 2nd leg under. when you're tired of practicing your flare. I found out the hard way and realized I was getting no where. it means you're getting there. that's a good thing. Instead of someone who has mastered flares teaching someone how to do flares. You want that. The main reason people bring their legs in at the back. and think that if only you made it once all the way around with bad form. Don't give in.~~~~ This guide was created while in the process of learning flares. you should do it more just to take those muscles to fatigue so they can heal. once you get past that.j-network. But one thing that they did not put enough emphasis on (for practicing flares). you'll notice sometimes. I believe I have some suggestions that maybe more helpful to people learning flares. You need to continuously workout all the muscles that are required in the movement. practice.

If your hand is slamming. that moment when the flares don't feel heavy. the other hand should be coming down to catch you. you should not be feeling any stress besides the stress u feel while walking on your hands. People have the tendency to lie to themselves. Again. you're weight never shifted at any point in time to one arm. The first question I'd ask is if it TRULY is a full rotation. it means two things. and thus never get flares down in good time. that's when you know you're well on your way to continuing flares. ***Feeling a pull to the left? 92 www. *****Continuation So. but its important to realize the reasons behind each problem in order to better focus on correcting them. and not just a crappy version of one that you say to make yourself feel better. Anyhow. This is what you must focus on: When all your weight is balance one hand. for continuation.org . maybe the importance of it has not been driving in.j-network. Let me know if these tips help.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I'll post up more practice tips once I figure them out and have mastered continuous flares. When you're shifting weight properly. it has already been mentioned that you should put your hand down fast. That means you should not be slamming your hand down on the ground and your arms should be locked. you're able to do one rotation. Not only does this cause your weight to shift due to the extra force of the arm coming down. ***Shifting Weight Shifting weight Although. So when you have one rotation. you start feeling that continuation when you feel a significant lift in ur body when one leg kicks up. If your hand slams on the ground its a sign you're not shifting your weight properly. the speed of your hand placement and bringing them down quickly is very important if you want continuations. but it allows you to easily catch yourself because your hand is already near the ground when it hits. They certainly helped me. and you feel that lift. focus on putting your hand down fast and finding that feel for the lift in that leg and your body. when your right leg kicks up. or you hand is just not coming down fast enough. Sounds repetitive. Flaring clockwise.

Maybe I wouldn't have had to waste so much time fixing my problems. don't let those legs bend. *****Something is better than nothing? In my opinion. SO THERE IS HOPE! Once you hit continuous flares. but your feet should be sweeping wide and circular. If you feel you're good at breaking out of bad habits then go for it. Anyways. REMEMBER REMEMBER. and it isn't suppose to feel like hard work. which would mean you also need to allow them to heal and build up.j-network. don't let them start close in. then just go for ugly flares. but never quite get over fixing their mistakes. its up to you. Keep On Flaring Hope this helps. Vertical as each leg lifts to allow the other to pass under.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide You should not be feeling any significant pulls in either horizontal direction. I've gone from one to continuous flares.org . The only significant pull you should feel is vertical. 93 www. A lot of being able to do a flare is training your muscles. They got the continuation down. Above is just the way I wish I could have learned it. if you're the type that needs some kind of motivation to keep you going. But I've seen people who have supposedly "mastered" flares do just horrendous looking flares. Since I created this guide. I think that's of the up most importance if you want to get better and better at that point. you should significantly feel that pull. You'll feel good about yourself.

It's all psychology This is for CW ones... that's all you need. you're czechin it if you're turning to face your left a bit more at every round. It does look hard.you pike your legs and kick them out to gain enough height.for those who don't know. when I had never seen them yet. NOTE. GO! PREREQUISITES Hopping flares are very similar to flares and involve czechin in some way. The difference is about the same there is between learning hopping mills by piking or by plain momentum. I first went ahead on them thinking at a nice flare variation.org . The czech motion isn't that important. and I got them around my second try. but don't be discouraged by the appearance and you'll get this in no time. that can only be some good-form flares. THE TWO WAYS TO LEARN Although it doesn't look like it there are two ways to learn hopping flares. at least for the most common method -see below. but if you want to learn these I recommend gettin some nice. To do this you need to bring your body to closer to vertical. The most common way is to learn them by piking.. And no.are hopping mills. clean flares down.j-network. the term czech means the movement that makes you turn in the opposite way you're going during the flare. They make you understand how important piking and kicking out is. And not only for THIS move either. if you're flaring CW. that's simply because this move is easier to explain. For example. the 94 www. INTRO Back with a hopping flares/ king flares guide! This probably won't be as long as the other ones. and so I had never heard about how hard they were supposed to be. so if you go CCW reverse all the lefts with the rights. so if you want to have something to help you. I have no idea where the name came from =]P Another thing that should help.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Hopping Flares/King Flares By Sekto|Z. and also to learn in my opinion.. and how much height it can give you.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide more they're vertical the more height the kick out will give you. if you learnt mills by piking you will go by the same way here. while if you haven't used it to learn mills you won't use it here neither. However. By this I don't mean you have to throw your legs straight vertical. STEP-BY-STEP As I said. you'd do everything you can to keep your feet low to the ground (as opposed to your waist.so I'm going to explain the whole thing assuming you have good flares and know how to do them. 95 www. either for mills and hopping flares.Now. just with your lower body a bit higher than usual. what you've got to do is quite the opposite. which stays high). preparing to go. take a bit away from the horizontal swing and put it into height. Just like a normal flare. the idea is STILL to get a mainly circular movement (which is why you start flares swinging low in the first place). though. this is a bit lighter since you're on your hands and so you have more margin between you and the ground. this is where you feel the first differences. On a Flare. "YOU" know how it's got to be in order to be comfortable for you. try both ways and see which one you like best. This is the most instinctive method. Here instead. The main disadvantage of this is. Take the usual step to the right with your right foot.org . you have NO height this way! All you can do is to be fast enough to replace height with momentum. In other words. but to me it's not the best one. Chances are. but a few go by momentum. Then there's some people who prefer learning without the piking motion.Ok. The majority finds it easier to learn mills piking. 2. I think flares are a prerequisite for this move. 1. You're standing here. In the case of hopping flares.j-network.

find a way betwen these two and you'll get the idea of a nice angle.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The idea behind this is. while you'd swing your leg totally horizontal if you were going to flare. Again. You can choose not to do this and to go with the second way to learn the move (in fact the use or not of this movement is the difference between the two methods) but if your flares are clean enough this won't be much of a problem.the higher you are. the more height the kick will give you BUT . it's something you don't notice unless you're the one who is doing it. So. So that you have an idea of the proportions.This is a disadvantage for the flare in itself.org .the higher you are.j-network. To have an idea of the angle. 3. just think at two things: .your legs are piked and ready to kick out and you're at a relatively high angle with your lower body. the harder you'll have to fight aginst the force of gravity right after every round. 96 www. but makes the hop easier.Now you have reached the front. what you want to do here is to make your legs reach the front of it piked and a bit higher than usual. This is meant to give you a higher angle in order to take the best from the kick out. we're talking about an "angle" you don't even notice if you're looking at the move from outside. So.

place your hands in order to form a square or a rectangle. just kick out your legs to start the hop as your right hand starts getting off the ground due to the flare rotation. 97 www.org .. you’ll have to follow a precise hand positioning.. in order to form a square/rectangle plant. the front of a flare. like you'd do with a flare. Turning 180° may be a nice add-on to your king flares. Ever done skyscrapers? They're basically walking around in circles into a handstand. personally I don’t like it because it looks too regular and foreseeable to me.. Remember to pike back your legs while you don't need them and your hands are doing most of the work. catch the ground with your right hand and make your left follow in order to get back to the position you started with.j-network. throw it around over your front. towards the ground. but you'll see it from the clip and the pics.that's the catching phase. 5.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 4. It's a bit complicated to explain. Try and do that. That will make you turn a nice. clean 180 degrees at every round. But it’s up to you to decide.After your left hand following your right and a brief airborne phase.The kick out! Not much to say here. A little note about hands positioning there: if you want to turn 180 degrees at every round. Instead of keeping the hand up there and waiting for the time to put it down again. but there's a precise way to do it.. you turn 90° before putting it back down. Every time you lift one hand up. kind of gymnast-style.

and there ya go. and if you fail to do that your right foot tends to hit the ground. 98 www. not that much of a problem. mainly because you have all the momentum from the previous round to help you. That's because every time you catch you have to keep the "high" angle in order to go for the next round. pike out again and make it travel in front of you. pretty much like the previous round. However..j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 6.This is a little disadvantage of the piking method: it makes single rounds easier. when the rotation makes your right hand leave.org . Aid with some abs work. but sticking them together may give some problems..

8. so that you have the most ‘volubile’ form of it...j-network. Depending on how much you have turned it may be hard not to crash your foot.... In my opinion the best is to first learn a move raw. help with abs work and if you’ve managed to save enough momentum you’ll be fine. TIPS . IF you can then this move can be no pain for you. I’ve found the more you turn the harder it is to keep it up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 7.. dum de dum dum. second round done! You’ve just linked hopping flares.Don’t try and get momentum from some flares first.. and that’s pretty much the only thing I like better about 180° turns I like challenges. I did say this move is overrated to me.First of all I’ll say it one more time: your flares have to be CLEAN! All the stuff you’re gonna do requires pretty comfortable and clean flares.. that isn’t always the 99 www.. and my opinion is still the same.. . just go for it.There ya go.org . and then work on the connections starting from that. but it comes from the presupposition you could flare on your pinky fingers. else I strongly suggest you to go back working on your pinky flares. don’t make it hit the ground! Like the previous round. Sure.Catch with your right hand again… focus on your right foot.

. keeping them straight all the way.. either wtith a small or wide angle. and of hopping flares as well if you chose to go that way. flare-started ones doesn’t help with standing ones as much as standing ones help with flare-started ones. That's at the base of hopping mills. almost like a crunch.j-network. right? Nice strong abs can do miracles! Since here you want them to keep your legs up.. Try slowing down a bit.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide best way. from flares for example. Start from small angles and get it wider with time. I can get one round but as I go linking with the second one my foot hits the ground. 100 www. Besides. I've completely skipped the problems about flares and only counted hopping flare related ones. you'll get more results and less frustration. Now kick your legs out (by bringing them back in-line with your body) and if you do that hard enough you'll notice you get a little hop off your back. then pike them and bring your back more or less vertical. do you think I’d make you workout your abs just for a single move? You need abs for anything! QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Again.org . Trust me. starting from a less wide angle and gradually getting up to your 180s. The mechanism is the EXACT same thing. If your foot just can’t help but slam on the ground after every round (and you probably don’t go past the first one that way) then your trouble is right there. ARGH! I don't get the whole piking thing! What the hell are you talking about?? Lie on your back and get your legs straight and open. some moves like airflares have quicker ways to learn. I do mine touching my wrists with my feet. . What's up with that? As I said in the tips section. you may be going to have some trouble. that's why I haven't written much about it. but here the difference is minimal. but it's really instinctive. Let’s suppose you want the half-turn ones. The best workout in this case would probably be the ‘classic’ one. I don't even think you'd need a guide if you could learn fine that way. where you turn 180° degrees each round. If you're trying to cover a whole 180° and have no experience with the move yet. and it’s worth to think at it in those cases..Abs are your friends! Earlier I told you about using your abs to prevent crashes. I can't tell much about the non-piking way because I've learnt with the piking way.. and the only ‘big’ difference you’ll notice if you learn king flares from flares will be that you still won’t be able to do them from standing.Maybe rushing to 180° turns isn’t a good idea. where you hang on a or anything similar and lift your legs up into an L or at a closer angle. with the only difference you can gain experience and muscle memory with smaller ones first. if you get problems with the linking part you could also go working your abs out a bit. it's probably got to do with the wideness of the angle you're trying to turn.

you get to link to the second round with your body closed up and that doesn't let you get as much momentum as you could. Hope this helps.j-network. If you pike when you're still in the airborne phase. Apart from practicing more (duh) you may be piking too soon. Try and delay that a bit.. but my legs are low during the second round.. Peace 101 www...The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I can link it.org .

Here we go. becomes the more comfortable way right after you learned the Handglide one.j-network. Leaning more to the sides. Now let's get into Circles: First of all. using shoulders more than in Flares. This is just a small section for those who doesn't know how the New Yorker Start works. which first felt harder. which seems easier at first. there are two main starts for this move: the New Yorker Style start. Also remember Circles are a bit harder than Flares just cause here you have closed legs. But after you learned to pull some of them with the easier way. then nothing is fundamental. --NEW YORKER STYLE START-As I said. move to New Yorker Style and you'll see it feels easier.. you should learn Circles with the gymnast start first. It may make your job easier. most of all. if you want to learn em CCW just reverse lefts with rights. Al ot more. it is easier at first.. which is the most used by bboys. you want to move to this start.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Circles By –SektorThis is for CW ones. but nothin more.org . the main keys are a good start and. now can't be used. 102 www. but that's not NEEDED. The New Yorker Style is a start that's good only after you learned Circles with the other one. So it works just like with Mill starts: the standing start. which was by swinging your open legs. and so the main way of getting momentum in Flares. Once you got this move with the gymnast start. --GENERAL INFO-Ok now. remember it HELPS to have Flares before attemptin Circles. and the gymnastics start. unless it's a part of the move you want to learn. See it this way. For replacing this lack of speed.

just do what you'd do for a 90: from the standing position. look at the pic. and at the same time or right after your hand swung towards the ground. Kinda hard to explain if you've never seen it. 103 www.Throw your left hand to the inside of your right foot.j-network. you have to find which is the more comfortable length for you.Since this is the same start of a 90/Airflare.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 1.org . 2. swing your right foot off the ground in a circular motion (as low as you can) and try to follow its movement with your whole body by turnin to your right. take a step behind you and to your right with your right foot. Not too huge and not too little.

and have your shoulders leanin forward to keep the balance. So it's in the Circle position. Now you are in a position similar to a planche. Place your right hand on the ground.org . still swingin.. and are about to lift your left hand to make your legs pass under. This is what you should do and learn in the first place. Here we go. before movin to New Yorker Style Circles. 4-Just leave the ground with the left foot and make it do the motion of your right one. 104 www.j-network. from now on just continue from Step 5 of the real guide! --CIRCLES GUIDE-Ok. When you have done about half a twist to the right. This is the New Yorker Style start. here starts the proper Circles/Virgin Flares Guide.The gymnast start is the one that feels easier in the first place.. From now on your legs will always stay closed together. so learn like this first. the left hand which you placed to your right now is to your left.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3-Now you have your left hand on the ground and the leg is still straight behind you. right under your left shoulder. 1.

Like with the New Yorker Style start. 105 www. 2.bent.j-network.it somehow helps. keep it low to the ground.org . Do NOT stick your butt up high in the air. it's up to you to decide which width is more comfortable for you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Start in a push-up position.Take a big step with your right foot and raise your left hand at the same time. Have your right leg -the one that you took the step with. your left leg still straight as in the beginnin. If you don't you're gonna crash on the ground right after you started.

There it comes. This will affect your whole Circles. lean right with your shoulders. The trick for Circles is to lean further than with a Flare.Until now your left leg didn't do anything. From now on.If you didn't raise your left hand yet. do it now to allow your legs to pass under it. and start the rotation. place your left hand back down on the ground for a second.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. As soon as the right leg comes to it.org . As soon as you raise your hand and your legs come under your left arm.Swing your right leg back HARD. if you swing it high you'll fall right after you got in the front. still keepin both of them low and straight. cause there you have your legs 106 www.j-network. but trust me. cause from there to a millisecond you'll be forced to lift it again to continue the Circle. they'll always stay straight and closed together. it works. 4. While you do this. It's just a personal preference to make it sooner. 5. or later. when the kick was about to end. I know this is contradictory. Be sure to swing your leg as low as you can too. so be sure you execute this step smoothly and fastly. make it leave the ground.

It depends on how much momentum you have. keep it open and your legs straight. 6. it may be necessary to put your shoulders a bit back. cause as I said before. Put your left hand back on the ground as soon as you can. 107 www. So. the more momentum you have. This means do not make your feet go before the rest of your body keepin it bent in an L position.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide closed. While puttin your hand on the ground. the more speed you have (so the harder you swing in the beginnin) the less you have to lean with your shoulders.Do NOT enter the front of the Circle with your feet. shift your weight from the right side back to the centre.org . but with your groin/belly. since you are on both your hands again. even with a standard amount of speed that shouldn't be necessary. However. and vice-versa.you'll need it very soon. not at the centre. now that you are in the front of the Circle and your body is nice and straight. the less you'll need to shift weight. Also remember.j-network. so a longer corpse to counter-balance.

At this time you should already have an idea of how it works. always keepin it straight. it's pretty much the same thing as bendin legs in Flares. so not with your body bent into an L shape again.j-network. you have to exit it with your heels. by goin forward with your shoulders.You're almost done with the first round now! Once you are in the back of the Circle don't stick your butt up tryin to gain height.org . you'll know at this point you have to lean further than you ever did durin all the round. If you can already do Flares. there's one important thing to remember: as you have to enter the front of the Circle with your groin. 108 www. That kills alot of momentum.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 7. What you want to do is tryin to lift your whole body. NOT with your butt. This is NOT like the other leanin parts. Lean left with your shoulders to shift weight and counter-balance of course. 8.As you lift your right hand to make legs pass under it. that's not the right method.

9. in the end. To understand what I'm sayin get into the turtle position. put your hand down again. So. yes. though it's the hardest part of the move. since the back of the Circle is the part where both your hands are down for the longest time. the moment you are on both hands move them like you want to make them draw a CCW circle. This is because in this position your hands point the same way you'll be leanin into. it's not as hard as it seems. pass legs under.Now. but they'll make your whole body move faster. CCW! Since they're on the ground they won't move at all. Now do what you already did on the first steps. Both arms stabbed.j-network.org . Helpin the rotation with this trick you should have enough momentum to lean on your right as you lift your left hand. Now try to move em in a CCW circle and you'll notice your whole body rotates CW. 109 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide You're a bit helped in this by the fact that you can prevent yourself from fallin on your face by usin your wrists. I'll tell you a very useful trick I found out when learnin Flares: To gain more momentum.

... but it's up to you to keep it durin the move by keepin your body open and swingin it all HARD.Practice like crazy.j-network. .The main shoulder movement is from side to side.The more speed you have.The more you lean with shoulders. but it isn't needed.Learnin on mushroom first helps. but it isn't needed.Havin Flares helps. . . Now go practicin! --TIPS-.. . . 110 www.though it makes you lose alot in the form.Unlike Flares. here bendin legs makes the work easier. the less speed you need. that won't be a problem.org . . With this trick. the less you need to lean with shoulders.A strong initial kick is fundamental to have speed. THEN there is the forwards leanin while you are in the back part. . ..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Connectin Circles/Flares is hard cause many times you don't have enough momentum to stay up in the back.

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Keep practicing on this and build up speed. You need to learn how to wag your butt around and toss your head/upper torso in the direction of your spin.. you will be pulling them in when you start the spin to gain more speed. But if you wanna learn how to really toss your weight around you can go even further. Remember to DO NOT LET YOUR ELBOWS LEAVE YOUR HIPS! You need to keep your height with your arms or else you will lose your balance or your arms will simply collapse and you'll just go flat on the ground into a bellyspin.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Turtles By Bboy Crescent Okay david_hsingyu here's your step-by-step guide for turtles (CCW).) Now try start walking in circles slowly. Your waist will be bending from left to right (vice versa) every time you place your hand on the ground..) Once you start your spin. I'll post this as a separate thread so others can read it too. make sure your arms remain UNDER your body. Otherwise you can still start from your float and build up speed. When you're spinning don't hold your breath either. 3. If you're tipping over on your face. Before you start learning the turtle. that will give you a good height. If you want good speed right away. Watch the guy with yellow pants. remember to breath when you're in a float position. When you're learning to walk.org .. start your turtles from handspin position or from standing. not outwards or you will fall.j-network. pull your legs in immediately to get your momentum going. First hand placed on the ground is the right hand pointing forward (your left hand should already be on the ground from starting position and should now be pointing left). just get efficient enough to be able to maintain your balance. you probably wanna be able to stay in that floating position for as long as you want. Find an equilibrium. At this point you're pretty much just perfecting your turtles. Forearms should be vertical and perpendicular to the ground. FLEX your ab muscles a little to prevent face from turning red or running out of breath.) If you have really good speed on that last step (possible) and good balance you can probably stop there if you're happy with your turtles. When you're walking in circles.. Now I'm going to be describing everything in CCW. Turn you hips in the direction you wanna spin. Remember don't shift your weight too much that your tip over on the arm that's bearing your weight. Look to your left and SPREAD your legs apart behind you. Pictures probably won't help much for this move so you'll want to watch some videos and look at how the guys toss their weight around. you will wanna wind up your body. If your feet keep touching the ground. shift your weight to the hand that's holding you up and lift your other hand off the ground. it depends on how you place your arms. Just place your hands where it'll continue the spin.) First off.Breakin It Down" is a good one. 1. which is to your right if you're going CCW. bring feet farther away from your ass. Turtles don't last very long if you don't. "Flying Steps . close in your legs (bring feet closer to your ass). From the handspin position. As soon 112 www. 4. you probably won't get too fast so don't worry too much about it. 5.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide as your right hand is placed on the ground. Turtle is all about transferring weight from arm to arm and whipping your hips and torso so concentrate on learning that.. you left hand should be down on the ground somewhere close to your right hand facing backwards. It helps with your balance.. Your weight should be resting on JUST your right arm now. When you're whipping your waist and torso (in step 5). trust me it saves you a LOT of pain and gives you more height. focus on whipping harder every turn and getting as much speed as you can. ~Bboy Crescent 113 www.. Lift your right hand (from down there by your right hip) and place it on the ground under your right shoulder with fingers pointing forward. Now your upper torso should feel like it wants to be tossed to your left. you wanna bend your waist to the right so your body goes into an "L" shape. So lift up your left hand and throw your upper torso to your left while KEEPING YOUR LEGS WHERE THEY ARE. (Looking to your left can help with speed) After you finish drawing the "rainbow". Your left hand should now be pointing to your left..j-network.so go back to the 3rd sentence of this paragraph and repeat the process... This motion should look like you're trying to draw a rainbow (starting from the right) with the top of your head. Other tips: Look DOWN when you're learning.. Your waist should be bent to the left if you kept your legs where they were and your body should look like a backwards "L". AS SOON AS your left hand hits the ground. Good luck. Be careful not to twist your wrists here. Now your hips are ready to be tossed to the right again. Keep elbows tucked in.. You don't need to worry much about balance like you did before because your head and feet will be going up and down from the "rainbow" motion and your momentum should keep you on your hands.. your body weight should now be on JUST your left arm..org . This is the part of the turtle where you can hop off the ground really high and get a TON of speed.

it will just be harder. forwards. There are many exercises you can do to build wrist strength. The other hand is by your head used just to balance yourself. switching off arms) Building balance is done by putting both arms under your body and holding yourself off the ground with both of them. you can begin to learn how to WALK backwards. etc. this is the turtle help post. Try to get as much weight as you can off one arm and still stay balanced. and your right fingers right. perpendicular with it. Your body should fairly horizontal.org . just practice your hand movements and swinging arcs of your body without all your weight on your arms) It should just be like putting your weight on one arm. feet and head are still off the ground during this point. a few are . strength. and give you the feel for moving each arm while distributing weight to the other. with your arm straight down to the floor. Then leaning over your left hand put your right hand LESS than a foot from your left hand straight out from your body and parrallel with your left hand. and in a circle. finger FACING left of you.Start Position . and moving the hand that has the weight off of it forward or backward in that split second. Do this alot. This will build intense balance. with your head 2 to 4 inches off the ground. Heres my guide and tips: 1st. Walking backwards and forwards is done by shifting your balance to one arm while in the turtle position. It should be much like the hanglide position. Step 3 . Pull your legs in like a frog would and put all your weight on that arm under you. move your left towards your body and under you by your left hip to catch yourself from falling off your right.The two main keys you need to turtle are balance and wrist strength.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Turtles By Bboy Drizzt Do Urden Alright. moving the other and putting your weight on that arm. When you transfer all your weight to your right arm. Your left hands fingers pointing left of you. like the left hand. You then slowly rock (switch weight) from one arm the the other. Dont leave your hands facing forwards or backwards to balance.hand stand pushups against the wall.The First Swing Putting your bodyweight on your left arm like the handglide position swing your body in an arc (feet off the ground) and land on your right elbow in your right side gut. moving the other. and the handglide position (where you put one elbow into your gut right above your hip bone. Fingers pointing to the LEFT.Catching yourself 114 www. or dont have the balance yet. Now the turtle spin: Step 1 .(Counter Clockwise) Start in the kneeling position and put your left hand on the ground.j-network. After building balance and wrist strength. Step 2. Give details on your problem and we'll do our best to solve them. (if you fall alot. and feet like a frog tucked in.

Last Step Remember. You have to learn how to walk in a circle before you can run. And give details about what your problem is with it. Since this explaination is really long and complicated. DONT RUN. because your left arm cant get under you far enough in time to catch your body from falling because of all that momentum you gained from swinging your legs. so try hard to improve and dont get dissapointed. switching your weight off each arm while your legs are in a continous swinging arch behind your body. Step 4 . its got to be a continuous movement. just keeping building strength and the rocking balance. and try hard. like the first step. just keep going. Then you just keep continuing that movement and you'll find your body going in a small circle or even a figure 8. and feet tucked in to get better balance. Remember. In the last step. your alot better off and will learn alot faster. Pay attention to your direction of your fingers so that you dont swing your body weight onto a hand and have it twist too far the wrong way. you just re-balance your weight on that left arm that came back under your body and bring your right out in front again. and its due to how your place your hands. if your touching your face down and not your feet. The key to not falling is bringing your face closer to the ground and your arm a bit back further in your gut almost on your hipbone to catch yourself. Sometimes this results in hitting your face down. However. WALK! Dont go into the turtle really fast thinking you can make it around. if you cant keep balanced and you keep touching the ground with your feet or head.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now that both arms are under you for support it should be easier to hold yourself up. So. balance and wrist strength are crucial to learning the turtle. Go slowly. It took me about 3 months to get turtles down. but let me tell you. Dont worry if you touch down though. dont just hang there on both and then start the movements again. that you'll only be on both arms for just a split second. feel free to ask for any help or clarification on what I was saying on the move. Peace! BBoy Drizzt 115 www. This happens ALOT in turtle. Keep your head about 4 inches or less from the ground. this is the hardest part to not touch the ground on with your feet.j-network. Hope it helped.

read it multiple times if you have to. you’re ready for jackhammers. so don’t expect to have mastered crickets within a week. you’ll be using it a lot.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Cricket/Jackhammers By President Editor’s Note: Crickets and Jackhammers are two different moves contained in this guide. and that’s what I like about it. And since the move is so similar to crickets. but in reality. Try maybe a month if you’re lucky. I’ll include a cricket guide too. The hard part about learning jackhammers is mastering crickets. you probably shouldn’t try it. Now bend your left elbow and lean your body forward so that your elbow is stabbed into your gut. jackhammers are probably one of the best power moves out there. Get on your knees and put your left palm on the ground in front of your left knee. The move itself is simple. If you don’t know what I mean by MASTERing crickets. Read it slowly. If you don’t know what jackhammers are. you’ll probably get some jackhammers within 5 minutes of practice AFTER you master crickets. Get VERY comfortable with this position. this looks impossible. That’s a simple one. To most nonbreakers. Prerequisite: To start off. you first have to master the handglide position. you need to have your crickets down like cake. do not move to another. crickets forward and backward. to be able to do jackhammers. Think of it like a see-saw and you need equal weight on both sides of your stabbed elbow. that way 116 www. Now that you’re balanced. You should be able to hold the handglide position for 20+ seconds with ease before you start on those crickets. Jackhammers Intro: I would first off like to say that you cannot rush through this guide. Trying to learn it too fast WILL hinder your ability to learn it. bend your knees accordingly to balance yourself. crickets sideways. It’s fun to look at and it gives the illusion of strength. lean forward some more and get your knees off the ground. Do not forget to breathe when you’re in this position.j-network. and just being able to screw around while in handglide position. the only thing supporting you is your arms (left arm under your gut and right arm outside your gut to balance).org . because once you can do crickets with lots of ease. You’re probably gonna have more of your weight above your elbow. but read it by sections. Learning moves takes time. there is not much strength involved. I mean being able to do normal crickets. Since the fundamentals of crickets are so important to learning jackhammers. so put your right hand down wherever comfortable to balance yourself. Point your fingers back toward your left knee. CCW Handglide position first: To learn crickets. Also. just hopping and rotating your body on only one stabbed arm. At this point. If you haven’t mastered one section. Alright.

Start out slow if you’ve never done these before. Do NOT swing at all until you are ready for the speed. do not arch it. You cannot do jackhammers with an arched back. The position. then you messed up. Your left arm is always stabbed. CCW Crickets: Now that you’ve mastered handglide position. To hop. Do not forget to breathe. Probably 1-2 seconds balancing like this is all you need. Crickets are like handglide position except your body hops and rotates around both your hands.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you will not turn red and pasty. If this isn’t so. your right hand must sweep against the ground to propel your body counter-clockwise. Start out in handglide position.org . it’s just to get used to the feeling. VERY IMPORTANT: keep your back straight. Don’t read ANY further until you have handglide position down. 117 www. To get the circular motion. Your feet should be off the ground and your body is supported only by your arms. That way. it’s a good time for crickets.j-network. you won’t try anything that you’re not ready for. and your right arm is never under your gut. you must pump your left hand. You don’t need to balance for long. 1. and your crickets will be fugly. you must swing your legs to the right after your left hand pumps. Just keep lifting your right hand up and down without touching your knees to the ground. To get momentum. Start practicing by getting in handglide position and try to lift your right arm and balance only on your left.

you can straighten your right arm a bit to TAP AGAIN and continue your crickets. The fingers on your left hand started out pointing at your knees. but after your body turns from the tap. Tap your right hand like you did in step 2. Then you can put your feet down and re-cock your left hand and do it again. your fingers should be facing up toward your face. 3. 118 www. You don’t need to pump HARD. The tap. give a little pump with your left hand (this is done by straightening your left arm a LITTLE bit). Be sure to practice step 2 before you move on to step 3. Pump it before your left hand comes down. If they aren’t. If your legs didn’t hit the ground. Try keeping them bent. If your legs DID hit the ground. After you pump your left hand. 4. Right hand comes down. Now.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2. While your left hand is in the air. Continuous crickets.j-network. The force that your right hand exerts on the ground is exerted back at you equally and oppositely. but enough to get your hand 1-2 inches off the ground. turn your left wrist back like it was in handglide position. it taps IMMEDIATELY. Use your right hand to give the ground a little tap. you just did 1 cricket. You should put it down under the right side of your head so that your arm is bent. get into handglide position and get ready for step 3. Step 4 shouldn’t be too hard if you can do step 3 easily. Once your right hand comes down. this means your body should be pivoting on your left arm. left hand comes down. You should now take note of where your right hand lands when it comes down after tapping. then you messed up. The pump. Be sure you can do step 3 with ease before you move on to step 4. Pump with your left.org . Your left hand should come down shortly after your right hand does. The purpose of the pump is so your left hand can re-cock itself while it is in the air. As your body starts to turn. Just practice tapping and letting your body pivot. This way. fingers toward your left knee. do this enough and you will gain speed. then good job. The point to step 4 is to keep your momentum. You should already know by now the step that comes after you tap. you should bring your right hand down. then you messed up.

you could seriously damage your wrist. The video should explain it for you. Don’t think of it as a step-by-step move. All you need to do is lift up your right elbow while doing crickets. A common problem that I had and some others who have asked me for advice have also had is that after they pump with their left. And remember to keep practicing until you can do crickets like it’s nothing. your legs should follow. CCW Jackhammers Once you perfect crickets. That means: legs are bent. Remember that you’re supposed to keep your body as compact as possible. right arm is in. Remember that this move is based a lot on momentum. you have to pump higher and faster so that you have more time to re-cock your wrist. The hard part about learning jackhammers is getting your crickets smooth enough. but in one fluid motion. right hand down. You should spend as little time on your left hand as possible. and pump it quickly. and body is leaning to the left. Pumping higher means more impact on your wrist and you’ll get tired faster. Remember to keep pumping and use your hips to conserve your momentum. tap and left hand down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Be sure you can do a clean 5 rounds (NOT PUMPS) of crickets without your knees banging the ground and without any fidgety halting motion before you proceed onto step 5. Any questions just ask.j-network. It doesn't take much wrist strength to do jackhammers. pump and swing hips. they forget to re-cock it. Perfection. And if you can only get a couple pumps on jackhammers. All you gotta do is remember to keep going. Try to turn it back some more before you put it back down. Do NOT swing your legs upward. because you don’t have your right arm to tap and make your body turn. jackhammers should be a breeze. just go back into crickets. fluidity and speed. Practice makes perfect. 5. which should be easy because those are mastered. This step comes right after your left hand pumps. If you want more speed. swing your hips CCW as you pump with your left hand.org . That will give you too much height and you wouldn’t turn sideways. repeat) FLUIDLY. Make sure to do all the steps (tap. which means you need speed. If you happen to lose momentum. This keeps you from turning on your hand too much. and keep your legs bent. you're probably not re-cocking your left hand enough. I hope I didn’t miss any main points or leave out any details. you’d hop up too high. Don’t try to do anything special with your head or eyes. pump and swing hips. just turn your head to the left a bit. If you pump and don't re-cock. that means keep your hips high/elevated. Now your hips have to turn your body for you. 119 www. if your hand turns a lot. When you swing your hips. Keep your right arm close to the side of your body. keep your body in. but it does help to have wrist strength when you mess up.

but it helps. stab your elbows into your obloquies or ab area.j-network. but that? them. hydros. pick up one hand and step in circles. and at least a lil bit of muscle strength so you can easily do at least 4 or 5 hops. By the way the pictures you see isn? me doing this. here? a little guide. then on your knees. To balance most Bboys or Bgirls bend their feet toward their ass.org .) UFO? I think would be needed for an extra step. never really stab into your stomach. thought I?l write a Dark Hammers. But if you to dam lazy to click it. and im assuming you know how. or w/e you call it guide since there isn? one. unless its hard. you alternate between hands. So here I begin my first guide written by a newb. and you don? start out in da handglide position.?Then lunch your self up by kicking feet up into air. Picture 120 www. Always look at the floor if you want to. I don? have a camera to take pictures of me doing it so I improvised and used a video I found on dis site. not me fault you were to lazy to click Bboy Crescent? turtle guide. Prerequisites Good Balance in the turtle position. but instead of hopping on one hand. a good cricket. For all of you who don? know what this move is. or maybe I cant find it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Darkhammers/Hydraulics By Manhy xD and Bboy Du Its late at night im bored. OK Step #1 ) OK get down on your knees and get into the turtle position. but don? over do it or your face will be going there. cuz it hurts sometimes. just skip the bolded paragraph. do what ever feels good. well im just giving him props if he sees this. to spin. Fire Crackers. sort of like a jack hammer but switching arms. cause it helps you balance better (well for me). I think the person doing it is BBOY DU. Drunken Turtles. its practically a turtle combined with a cricket. (no need for you to know how to do a jack hammer. just enough that your balancing on your hands/elbows. Well that? the turtle freeze. but I dunno. Don't flair on me if you don? understand the turtle guide I wrote. since I did post da ?ow to do turtles?link. or if you do know how.

.at first i would just hop from handglide with left arm stabbed. you can just lean on one side and pick of the other hand....to handglide with right arm stabbed.org . The Pumping Action. i would hav nva thought of learning it from da handglide position which is easier to learn from. Once in the turtle position you need to push up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step #2) Ok here? where I consider the start of the move. just enough so you can lean on one elbow (which ever side you pick) You don? really need to pushup. if your lean on your left arm and you pump. Theres also BboY Du's way of going into the move "first. Not too hard.) When your pumping on the leaning arm your leaning on you need to push off diagonally to your other arm. Picture Step #3) Time to add what we learned from Crickets or Jack Hammers. Pictures 121 www. once you lean on the arm you want and lift up the opposite arm off the ground. For example.. As I said in the 2nd step.. PUMP! The arm your leaning on.once i got that good i started lifting my non stabbed arms" This is pretty helpful too. but the way I said adds a little bit of flare and lets you throw out your legs better if you ever consider stretching them out.. you pump diagonally to your right side so you can restab and lean on you right elbow so you can throw your left arm up. (And again if you were too lazy too click the first link too learn Crickets/Jack Hammers.try to build up your handglide position with your other arm.. you can just go screw yourself.j-network. Well thats how i do it..

but Jack Hammers are too complicated too learn for most people. can’t help you there buddy Re-read this whole guide before you ask a question! chances are da answeres are in here some where. so I dunno. remember I cant spin.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step #4) Now for the extra step. If you watch BBOY DU? video you see him throw his legs a little bit to the left (If your watching it. A: Go back to the top of this page and click the links to the guides I have presented you. So im guessing that? how you spin. balance and skill would benefit greatly to you learning this move and probably will let you get it on your first try. etc. Q: I think I’m gay. 122 www. what do I do? A: Your problem. You never know. then spinning around. it looks like he going to the right. so if you just learn to do crickets you still be able to do Dark Hammers.) And as he plants his hand down he turns a bit to the left. Q and A Q: I don’t know how to pump. and don’t come back till you can do them decently. crickets. which are above. turtle. Q: So do I really need Jack Hammers for this? A: Yes and no.org . The strength. Editor’s Note: The links are just links to turtles. This would be much easier if you have decent speed when spinning in a regular turtle or If you know how to do Turtle UFO? it would be great I guess.j-network. ?pinning?you can choose to this or not. Plus learning Dark Hammers first could help you learn how to do Jack Hammers. doing this in one spot is much easier. or spin help me. but from his perspective its left. Personally I cant spin but I got the jist of it. If you don? click the link at the top of the page to learn it.

.I do it like this...which was under your abs.the lower part of your body moved to the left....!!!! This is it people...(sound weird...the next moment u lift the right leg of the ground(more like it lifts itself )and in a circular motion to the right ass well.legs spread.....then the left leg goes left ass well...keep your palms close to each other for speed....knees bent (it's easier at first).........and help yourself with the right arm for the wid-up!!!.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By X-Bobby Ok everybody..ends up in front of your face!!!! 4) now u should pull the left leg to the right........hit me and let me know what u think!!! 123 www..also.you’ll get ‘em!!!! This is for Counter-Clockwise..the legs should be behind u and spread..notice that the left palm should be more like under your abs..lol.so now u can step to the left(left hand stays down).............or at least I can do them pretty decent...u should be in the exact same position like in the beginning.......but not too fast though'..but with a lot of practice....not in front of your face!!!! 2) The weight should be pretty much on the left straight arm...when u do this movement..BUT..keep 'em both straight(keep your whole body taut)..u should go a lil' backwards.j-network....so I thought I post a guide in here for the ones that were asking' "how to do it.knees bent a lil' ....right leg first.it should come near your left one..the weight is on both arms now!!!! 5) keep walkin' around in circles as long as u can...so that the left palm..ever since I saw Storm doing it!!!! 1) Place your left palm on the ground....and while u do this the right arm must go down next to the left one..again notice that the left palm does not leave the ground!!! 3) You should do the movement of the legs fast.head and chest up!!!! ...I finally got UFO's....shifting the weight from one hand to another really fast.so you're comfortable on the starting position.Air Turtles are really tough if you don't have a well build upper body........or what is it" UFO's..org .......right arm in the air.just a lil' ....butt up in the air(not to high at first…or you'll land on your face ).but trust me!!! ).

j-network. its going to be alot of thinking ahead of yourself. 2nd. These tips and stuff come straight from Kujo himself btw. The way you keep your body moving and keep off the ground is by doing the steps you learn ahead of what your body does. work on planches as much as you can by kneeling down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By Bboy Drizzle Do Urden Sup. This strength exercise should be done often. lol. Try crossing your legs and pulling them through to the front and extending until your legs are straight. Kujo keeps telling me its really important. UFO's really can be done with legs open wide. but feet touching. learning the movements and techniques can help u to get them much faster than you normally would. pull em forward through and extend as much as possible. this time walking it through with your arms straight out in the UFO position. Basically planche. Even though UFO's require a lot of strength to keep them going. 1st. Go through those UFO movements so much u get sick of it. If ya dont know what buddhas are. so you can catch and push through before you touch down. U'll begin to get it further and further each couple of days while your body and u begin to catch on. You want to be looking out. work your hand placements with turtle over again. You'll begin to see how u have to swing your arms around and body following. lol. not down. You should have no problem rotating forever if you know turtles well. much like doing a flare from turtle. your basically just going to attempt to push up into straight armed turtles. Attempt to extend your legs uncrossed straight out in back of you. try to get them up towards your face as well. and pick your body off the ground with both arms. and locking them. and begin turtling. pull em back through and extend. 2nd way to work em is start from standing position and work buddhas. I've found u really have pull hard into it when u push up. rotating fast in a small circle 124 www. cross your legs at the ankles. flare well enough. putting your hands at your sides. 3rd. and so forth. now realize. I didn't see and guides for UFO so I thought I'd do a short one with a few tips for more advanced breakers that might like to learn it. they look like UFO's with legs tucked in. This will really strengthen your abs and arms. Then cross em again. you should practice as well cause it really helps. You’re going to need prerequisites to get this move down. so u should be able to turtle. 1st. 1st way to work UFO's: Start in turtle position. while extending your legs in the back into a straight. Then when you have enough control and speed.org . so gain some speed. legs out straight. which BTW. or into an V. and have started working on planches. or closed straight since basically they are both the same type of float. or slightly curled V shape. in order to keep this move going.

so don’t get bummed out. if you have use of a "mushroom" gymnast thing. Try also doing flares to UFOs. Flares are the same kind of strength so having them will help you too. This naturally happens while you do any powermove. that can help u out too. that’s it. because your body has gotten used to your arm moving here. although they are tough moves themselves. Well. lol. move ahead. I got maybe 1 crappy fast rotation the 1st time I tried it. this move is definitely one of the hardest. and you'll start to catch on. but on this move. concentrating on those steps are essential. or just ask any questions you have or problems you have with it and I'll do my best to help. you NEED to move ahead of it. I have yet to find a more complicated thinking move. Careful also your wrists turning. Peace out ya'll. Get your arm around ahead of you while your rotating to catch that balance and strength point of the UFO before you reach that point. and keep those legs locked hard from touching the ground. The hardest is hand placements to balance your movements so work on placements to keep yourself going.j-network. Its just too damn hard to say where u place your hands without showing someone next to them. U have to have flares well to do that one though. And lastly. is just to start straight armed UFO's or buddhas from kneeling or footwork and use those other exercises of walking the UFO to help you out. I'll try to ask Kujo for a few more little tips I might have missed. or flare to buddha by entering your first or second flare's backside by turning into that turtle/UFO turning movement. 3rd way to work em. but planches can get them accelerated so you learn it very fast. cause much like jackhammer and turtles u need to pick your wrist up before you move too far over it and twist it. so experiment.org . UFO's are extremely hard. think ahead. Oh also. and LEARN THOSE FETCHING UFO'S!!! 125 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide using both hands. your leg swinging there. And if you have circles on the floor it definitely helps you out. In order to keep your body from falling. ya know. Buddhas will give you that circular movement.

now this is important! **UFOs use cross hand positions. it what gives your more height and makes this a lot easier..org . NOT normal turtle ones) 5)As your right hand comes down your right leg will be swinging around you too Okay. I know this sounds weird for a turtle type move but still. I know that was confusing so let me do some explaining for you lol. now that you have how to start it. to keep them going there are a few steps 1) KEEP UR DAMN HANDS CROSSING!! if you just do turtle style your gonna lose speed and it will be harder to keep elbows locked and even stay up. I said inside of the left foot because you want to be under u. trust me! 2) Same as turtles. you swing down and want to be going circular.think about 126 www. a)Those steps should almost if not be down at the SAME time.j-network. as u transfer weight from one hand to the other u want to swing your hips to the hand your weight is one 3) Unlike turtles though.. around and under you(the UFO position if u needed a picture) c)You need to have your elbows LOCKED! d)Lean foward onto your arms. your hands will stay right under you and you do NOT under ANY circumstances want to remove them from your center of gravity. not the damn merry go round spins.. and not to mention it KILLS your wrists.. this is for CCW You want to start off like your gonna do a flare. e)I cant stress this enough.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By Anubis2002 Aiight. it helps for speed. u need to swing your legs but right afterwards u need to bring them UNDER u!! Okay. 1) Step back as u would for a flare 2) Instead of doing a 90 type thing and reaching with your right hand your going to swing to your left and put your left hand down on the inside of your left foot * This means. something you want and NEED to keep. here we go. b)Your legs are going to swing around but as they go around you want to bring them in. these are for the UFOs that double as airturtles. not on the outside 3) As u swing down your going to kick your left leg low and swing it around you 4) As you do that your right hand will come down.

they need to be directly UNDER you.org . not just turtle them. f) It helps to swing around then bring your legs under but not needed(I’m trying to give u something with momentum first. You don’t need to but it helps more then i can explain d) Its not exactly like a turtle.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide what’s holding you up people! *some things to remember a) It helps to be able to do turtles b) You need to keep your elbows LOCKED c)You cross your hands. only some properties e) Your hands are holding u up. 127 www.j-network.

its easier when your good to catch and keep going but learning it makes things VERY hard c) Your back. make sure your on the correct point of your head *Once you are in this position u have multiple options. this is for CCW. b) Your legs can NOT drop below your hips!! if they do your going to go off balance. 128 www. or an L. if your back isn’t straight your either going to fall back off balance or forward off balance. but make sure once u have them in a position you like.org . 1) Get on your knees. have your hands by the side of your head *Remember u shouldn’t be on your forehead or way in back of your head or the side. if u want CW.j-network. that’s NORMALLY where you want to be on your head too but its what is comfortable and works for YOUR head. u should be somewhere in the middle. and id LOVE to see someone balance without hands for 5 minutes. you can use a 4. Have fun First off. a) Your legs don’t need to be in any set position. mix the left and rights. here’s a Headspin Guide because I see a ton of threads about this move. aiight? This isn’t for dropping into them. if your neck isn’t stiff your not gonna do well and could hurt yourself. u see where it gets flat. LOCK them. yes your knees! It is an easier place to start! 2) Lean forward and get your head on the ground. neck and body should be STIFF and straight. but remember each position has pros and cons. you do NOT need to sit on your head for any amount of time to "warm up" And you wanna know why. Aiight. it wont make u comfortable spinning and it doesn’t help you learn. first off.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Headspins By Anubis2002 Aiight. but a little closer to the back. or a V. its for starting the newbie way. or any number of positions comfortable to YOU. Not to mention the point of headspins is to get no handed. some of them are choices some of them you NEED to do. d) You can adjust your hips as u see fit. Standing there has NOTHING to do with spinning. Look at a helmet. 3) Kick your feet up so you are now balancing with your hands on your head.

tap. be comfortable! here we go 4) Do NOT kick or swing at this point. push off a lil then catch and do it again and again slowly. These next things are for the more advanced headspinner. as you tap kick your legs to catch up to your body. catch. reach ahead of your body and tap.org . tap again. stop *this is beginner tapping. now when u travel a lil bit. finger tips are easiest b) You are going circular. do NOT push straight up or off. *Make sure you have tapping DOWN. stop. but push your hands off in a circular motion. not kick or swing but TAP! tapping is a crucial step to headspins and anyone who says your not headspinning because your tapping is an idiot! Okay. catch. say you tap once ever 1/8 of a turn. instead of locking your hips and not kicking. *You’re going to notice your tapping A LOT if you do it like this. I’m quite aware that when tiu get more advanced tiu do other things like reaching d) Remember tiur learning u can tap as much as you want to. ur first object is to learn to tap. WHO CARES! your learning 6) Once u learn to tap a lot and often.. it helps! The point of tapping is to be on your head. then you learn to tap every 1/4 then every 1/2 then every turn then every other turn. * you want to practice tapping. you can tap less and less. Until you learn how Okay I need to discuss tapping because I can hear the questions already a) Doesn’t matter if u use whole hand or finger tips. when you go to tap. because it throws you off c) Do not CATCH the ground and THROW. Soon you learn how to do rotations between taps. and to have momentum to let go. and then catch. 5) Once u learn to tap and catch(if u do that step) your going to continue tapping. the best way to do that is to keep your body stiff. once you get the basics you can spice it up a lil. the only time you catch is when your practicing by tap.. Lock your body and tap in a circular motion. its a VERY CRUCIAL step.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now that u have the position you want. Each time you tap you 129 www. I used to doggy paddle my headspins to learn them. get use to it.j-network. You know what.

org . a good rule of thumb is when you cant feel your legs anymore. you don’t NEED to be going fast but it makes it harder. 130 www. let go. let alone KICKIN to do it. ***Important. *The reason you cant do this starting out is your not comfortable with going.j-network. when you let go LOCK UR DAMN HIPS!! otherwise you’re gonna sway and rock and it throws you off. When you want to let you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide can twist your legs/swing hips to get more speed.

now you do the freeze by only using 1 arm..n. lean to the left just a little bit and remove/lift your right hand and put it down next to you. cuz it looks damn hard. 131 www. if you want to make some speed! Now do the freeze. put your hands on the ground and have your LEFT hand’s fingers face LEFT and your RIGHT hand’s fingers face RIGHT! So left-left and right-right. maybe a little bit on the side.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handglide By D. try to lift your right hand and lean a little bit more to the left. You will notice that your wrist is going to hurt at some point.org . you’ll see cuz if you do you can’t freeze. and it’s hella long! Well.. let’s start off. put 1 hand down (left) and lay the other hand down next to you for support (right).. but isn’t .. but you only use 1 hand to freeze and your other hand supports. Step 2: Handglide freeze The handglide freeze is the same as the turtle freeze.. this is easier to me: instead of putting 2 hands down.... Also don’t do it too high! I don’t have to explain when it’s too high. but DON’T put them too low (the bones) or you won’t be able to hold it for that long. Try to lift your legs. For CW just switch right and left .. just rotate back: wave to the left.. just accept it lol The Handglide/Handspin is a VERY easy move! Believe me.j-network. Or you could just go right into it.. keep your back straight and do NOT arch your back. There are 2 ways to do it: You could do a turtle freeze. but instead of putting your right and supporting hand next to you put it in front of you! This is very important for later. When you’re in the freeze.] It’s my first guide.. do the handglide freeze..]! Here we go Step 1: Turtle freeze If you don’t know how to do this freeze you won’t get far. I really love the move. Now just lower yourself.. and wave to the right to get a circular motion. Just put your elbows against your abs. it’s even easier than the backspin... Why? Just ask your physics teacher =P Step 3: Rotation Now. THIS GUIDE IS FOR CCW. SEE THIS: You don’t have to be able to hold this freeze for a long time! Spinning is easier .A Ok...

. build up some damn wrist flexibility lol . this will help you to gain speed and balance. bend a leg somehow.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 4: First circle Now go get a glove... but I practiced stuff like jackhammers so I usually bend my legs slightly.While you're spinning. And besides: Handglides with straight legs look a LOT better! A lot of people. South-West and Right. You almost don’t have to lift your legs.DON’T (!!!) arch your back!!! . which means don't rotate the most important part (apart from the stabbing spot).org . it's just which one you practise harder. also for some speed lol. . After you’ve done your first rotation just repeat and practice! Step 5 (Final step): Result..If you spin on your LEFT hand. .If your wrist hurts. Some tips: .. tuck your legs in. but don’t let your rotate on your left hand! Right before you do it wave to the left a little bit to do a mini reverse handglide. Yay! You got handglides. now you have to do them fast! Just wave fast and remember to put your hand in front of you! If you want to. So keep your hips locked or you will flip and fall!! 132 www. which includes me. .REMEMBER TO BREATHE!!!! IF YOU DON'T YOU AREN'T ABLE TO DO A LONG HANDGLIDE!!! . your fingers should point to the SOUTH-EAST So it's: Left.Lay your free hand down IN FRONT OF YOU to gain speed.. South-East . your hips.. your fingers should point to the SOUTH-WEST If you spin on your RIGHT hand. I recommend tucking your legs in.If you want to spin without using your supporting hand lean forward a little bit more (lower your head)..You don't actually have to lift your legs. but.. I can now straighten both legs. hat. they automatically will as you gain speed. sweater or anything else that’s good to spin on! Now do step 3. But I have to say: It’s harder! Well actually. If you move on to crickets..Right before you spin rotate a little bit in the opposite direction to get a swing effect. try to lock your whole body. because if you spin faster they will automatically lift (momentum n stuff). just practice and it’ll go.j-network. .

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so in my opinion the only thing you need for this is HANDSTANDS. That's wrong actually. Having both ones help lol.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handhops/Solar Eclipses By –Sektor-GENERAL INFOAight first of all. and if you have any other balance moves or work a lot on freezes you know that balance moves are the kind of moves that need practice the most. This move doesn't go in circles. you've got to find it out with practice. That's not true.. but balance moves are royal bitches to learn. Just remember the golden rule lol. On special cases you may hit Mills. so if you want one handed Solar Eclipses. Another 'myth' is that you NEED one handed handstands to learn this move. I know this sounds like BS lol..It's good to attempt learning one handed Solar Eclipses only if you've got good handstands because they're the 'basis' of the move. neither this one or every other you'll find around the net. because it's mostly a matter of balance. I started tryin this move when my handstands already were at a decent level and that made me learn it in a short 134 www. and many times one comes with the other. Halos. So DON'T expect to know all you need for this one from guides. cause no one can teach you how or how much you have to lean and balance on a 90. Then. Anyways. the more experienced you are. of course having strength still isn't a 'bad' thing for this lol. just enough to hold a one handed handstand.org . I can try to get you an idea of it.. if you want this move I recommend you to try it when you already are at a pretty good level. but usually CW bboys hop on their right hand and CCW ones hop on their left. Headspin. Backflips and a lot other moves at your first try or in a very short time. L-Kick and any other move or freeze that's mostly balance. -PREREQUISITES.it's all up to practice.j-network. you don't need an extreme bunch. cause for some aspects of it this is easier than one handed handstands if you do it right. but take a look at the tips section and you'll know why. one handed Solar Eclipses are a balance move most of all.?I always say something is a prerequisite to another move only if it's a part of it. it's easy to look at the move and think you need lots of strength. For strength. you must either have very comfortable handstands or a natural sense of balance. the less time it takes to get moves. like with 90's it's a personal matter.. but you have to learn how much exactly by yourself. And don't get me wrong. another advantage of going CW Though I've seen some people doing the opposite sometimes.

if you've got a damn hurry to learn one handed Solar Eclipses. So if you're patient enough you'd better practice other inverted powermoves. 135 www. not to arch your back..j-network. so I'll get in a couple lines on how to practice it in a good way. more or less parallel to the ground. left one for CCW.I recently found out that many powermoves help one with the other. you should also work on ONE HANDED HANDSTANDS.. 1. but someone does the opposite for a preference matter. Doin it slowly is the key to hold it comfortably and for a long time because it doesn't make you rush and lose balance. as you gain confidence with them you'll learn doin it quickly. So the better your handstands are. your hand has got to be right under your center of balance. 2. Beware. doin this. 3. so to practice it you'll do something like the starting of a Solar Eclipse.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide time. cause they're the most helpful.. the easier it will be to get this... Gettin into a one handed handstand is more or less the first step to pull out a one handed Solar Eclipse -that's why it helps so much to have it down good-. Two handed ones don't help much with one handed I reckon. So. but it still helps a GREAT bunch. especially one handed ones. I still recommend you to practice at least handstands both with two hands and one. Make sure you can at least hold a handstand for a good time with straight. my 90's got damn better.org .and start takin your other hand off. stop your arm straight out to your side.. cause you usually don't..As you lift your non-supportin hand up. If you're lazy and don't want to spend too much time on prerequisites and helping stuff. For example. -ONE HANDED HANDSTANDSAs I said above. when you feel ready. Think of doin it in slow motion lol. you don't need to be able to hold a one handed handstand -I'll explain why later lol-. over your back (this time. closed legs and WITHOUT movin your hands..it should stay straight in order to make your legs kick out vertical when you kick them for Solar Eclipses. as SOON as I started practicin one handed Solar Eclipses. Then. Trust me. SLOWLY shift your weight on your supportin hand -right one if you generally go CW.Get into a handstand as you'd usually do. however... if you want to make your way to it some more easy. but this time let your legs hang in front of you. they'll make your work a LOT easier if you work on them a bit. OTHER INVERTED POWERMOVES.Now hold the handstand for a lil bit. one handed handstands are the only thing you must practice -except handstands of course lol. This helps with balance and I find it prevents your body a bit from leanin sideways. RIGHT?? ).I dunno if putting it as a prerequisite or not haha.

always keep your back straight. So bent legs. -STEP BY STEP. or else when you kick your legs to hop the kick will get more horizontal than vertical -dependin on how much you arched.finally [1] Basically now you have to do what you did durin the one handed handstand trainin: you get into a handstand with your legs bent and 'hanging' over your back.j-network. but some people prefer to get into a stable handstand and then make their legs hang. completely still.. Practice holdin this position for as long as you can WITHOUT swayin and doin weird movements with your body to keep the balance. but straight back. You have to practice holdin it without movin. legs bent and ready to kick out and straight back.org . 136 www. When you can hold that for some seconds -not many.and it will result in a loss of momentum and you'll hop lower. now you're in the standard one handed Solar Eclipse position. I bend my legs from the startin of the handstand.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Aight. Don't keep it arched. but feelin the balance.. from there you can make up your own stuff after you learnt them from this position.move to hopping. Balancin on one hand. other arm straight out to the side. Startin from now. even just 4 or 5. To me it's less comfortable tho.

[3] Now you're balancin on your right hand only. That will save your balance. SLOWLY! You'll work on makin it faster once you got comfortable hops from a slow start. 137 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide [2] When you have a good balanced handstand and you feel the balance. be horizontal.org . it will drudge much less... and plus it will become faster by itself with practice. slowly begin takin the weight off your left hand and leanin more on your right.j-network. Make your left arm. the one you put off. Keep your arm straight.

that helps much.. a medium kick will still do the thing. As your hand comes back to the floor.org . or you may get off-focused and lose balance.kick both your legs up vertical and straight. and there are many ways to do it. as you don't really need them for the move in itself. bend back your legs and maybe bend your arm A BIT too. but it isn't needed as the other one and I recommend 138 www. don't worry if it's a low hop or if it doesn't even completely lift off.from a high point is one of the best ways to crack your knees) and landing without bendin your legs...The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide [4] At this point you're ready for the hop. just make sure you're havin the hopping feeling. There aren't many pointers to give on this part. you've got to kick harder. Think at a jump. Your hand should lift off a bit from the ground. Don't think too much about kickin hard too. Now imagine doin it on your arm Would hurt. though I'll put them here cause this is gonna be a lil long. What do your legs do when you land? They bend! They do it automatically to absorb the landing shock. but there are lots of things to make it more comfortable. You have to do this also because if you don't and keep your legs straight. wouldn't it? Even if that legs movement in the jump landind resembles more the movement of your arm -bendin just a BIT. Of course if you want higher hops after learnin with normal ones. remember?-. Now try doin a jump (not from a high point. but there's time for that [5] Landing here. These probably should go in the tips section. Do you feel a light pain in your knees? That's because you didn't absorb the shock with anything and so you have to handle more pressure. Keep them completely straight. the main thing to absorb the shock is to bend your legs back to their startin position as your hand gets back on the ground.j-network. they won't be able to kick up again for the next hop. Bendin your arm. The most important thing when landing is to absorb the shock. just from standin.that's not that important at all. especially off a wall or any other high point..

. I've also seen some people not even usin the non-supportin hand. simple as that once you've got enough experience with it. Practice will make you improve your hops record. If you did all the stuff I said you're in the exact landing position and. 139 www. Still have your other arm horizontal for balance. try to take your max number and you'll see it improves in no time if you practice it regularly. liftin one hand and start hoppin on the other one. but not always.j-network. maybe. just practice. [6] Aight. On the first try you usually get 2 or 3 hops. quick start. Well people. this one doesn't have particular tricks to get it continuous -as I said you usually get a couple hops on the first time-. so. The problem is. it's nothing more than this start done fast! They just do it quicker so that it doesn't look the same. just goin into a one handed handstand and startin to hop. Unlike most of the moves...org . SO TO MAKE IT SHORT: As you land on your hand. if you bend with a weak arm it may sometimes cave in and make your teeth meet the ground So do this if your arm is strong enough. bend it a bit. Not Hulk muscles ya know. if you've got a strong enough arm. bend your legs back to their startin position and. but personally I think it's just harder and not as smooth. with enough balance to go for a second hop. though well. you've seen people do that nice.. right? Haha. you just did one hop. This is a guide for the easier but less good lookin start. for that it may take some more time.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you to do this only if you have a strong arm. but just decently strong. so with practice you'll simply learn to take less time and just go into a handstand.

Vice versa. then ten minutes of Solar Eclipses. didn't I. you can still include one handed handstands in your practice.First and most important.. you warm up...j-network. ONE HANDED HANDSTANDS HELP A GIGANTIC BUNCH WITH THE MOVE. So the move in itself is technically easier than one handed handtands. so I suggest gettin them down for some time. sometimes less evident. work five minutes on one handed handstands. so probably who can do Jackhammers feels what I mean. Kinda hard to explain lol.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide -THE MASTER TIP!Aight. when you land from a hop place your hand where you feel it helps to regain it. you place your hand on a more forwards spot. if you're leanin too forward. you don't NEED one handed handstands to do one handed Solar Eclipses! I told you I was gonna explain it..After you trained good one handed handstands and moved on to one handed Solar Eclipses.org . think at it. I found it out right when I learned those. This works with Jackhammers as well. then other five minutes of one handed handstands. the longer you hold it the better it is of course. there's a tips section just down there.. if you lean too much in any direction you fall. but I wanted to reserve a little section only to this tip because it's DAMN IMPORTANT! lol. but everyone does it while they perform this move. If you feel you're losing balance. . it's there too. But then again.hop and put your hand more backwards. with the 'master tip' above here you move your hand from spot to spot to keep balance if you lean too much towards any part. This is a tip to have more hops. For example. if you're leanin too much back -so you're about to get back on your feet. hehe To make it simple. For example. -TIPS. Look at the clip at the end. it just is sometimes more. even if you can physically do it even without them.. or however you want to set 140 www. ends there. right? You can't do this with one handed handstands.

it gives bad results. but whatever.. it just happens more frequently with this move cause it tends to fatigue your arm pretty quickly. cause when they do it that way they won't be able to continue it. What can I do? A: You're probably takin your left hand off to suddenly. There may be days in which your arms or shoulder muscles hurt. So always know what you're doin and mistakin and try to correct it every time. . that becomes just a 141 www. I don't use warm-ups. sometimes after doing one hop. you'll still eventually get the move. else. If you practice like this.and they'll get better in no time.org . And for the one hop. without even tryin to find them out. This one doesn't work only for one handed Solar Eclipses but for bboyin in general.Do not practice them for long times.Take your rest times. 20 minutes every day is better than 2 hours. That isn't a good one. It's like when gymnasts are learning Circles on mushrooms. don't be too excited about it: it's probably not a good one if you did it like this. when it happens rest them for some days -dependin on how much they hurt. then move to one handed. do it slowly and gradually puttin more weight on the right hand until it's all on it. lol . apart from the fact that you can get hurt. you'll just have to do alot harder work! It's not worth it! -QUESTIONS & ANSWERSQ: Argh. but not to do the opposite. since there's not any weight on the other hand anymore. Blind practice is when you just try a move without thinkin about your errors.j-network. Trust me.It's good to bend your arm only at the landing from a hop. rather than just tryin over and over like a donkey..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide it. It's good to bend your arm at the landing to soften it. That's a part of the one handed handstand trainin too. This is a move that is better to practice when you're fresh. but how can you have good one handed handstands without havin them two handed first? So go practicin them. but in a very longer time and with much more drudgin. but referred to days instead of hours.. . then get back to Solar Eclipses. Remember to feel your balance and to be sure of what you're doin before tryin to take the hand off. NOT at the beginning! I've seen people bendin their arm at the beginnin of a hop to make it higher and collapsin on their arm because they couldn't hold the weight. At that point. because you did it without balance and you've got no chance to continue it beyond the first one or two. Q: As soon as I take my left hand off. then they fall down.NEVER have blind practice. . This is kinda similar to the previous one.. you can take it off. I can't even go into a handstand before taking my other hand off! What's up with it? A: I said how important one handed handstands are for this move. I fall. right. the first times they just jump up and do one.

Feel the balance when you're hoppin. cause you have the balance to continue it if you wish to.. it sometimes happens. It feels like it bends the wrong way. Anyway. so it's just a little pain you'll no longer have in half an hour generally. the first thing still is to practice it more.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide matter of how much you can turn before the gravity brings their feet back on the ground. Q: I can only get a little number of hops. Hope this helps.that's a good hop. unless you're a real chump with it-. so if you lean too much towards that side you can oppose that by pushin with it to regain balance. you just slightly crooked your elbow. 142 www.. Any other Q's. even if it's just one. A good thing to try is to do your one hop and stop for awhile in a one handed handstand. try to stay on the thumb side of your hand. What's that and how did it happen? A: Don't worry. but if it actually did it would be cracked -and it NEVER happens. Must be because that side of your hand has got your thumb sticking out to its side. Q: While I was hopping I hurt my supporting arm. It sounds weird. PM/E-mail me or ask here for A's. If you land without absorbin the shock right with your legs and at the same time keepin your arm perfectly straight. while the other side of the hand hasn't got any fingers sticking out that way and so it can't do that work. any other tips to raise it apart from practice? A: Apart from practicin more. but I've found out it helps.j-network. it was like my elbow bent the other way a tiny bit and made a little creek.org .that's why I recommend bendin your arm a bit in addiction to using your legs as soon as your arm can make it: if you bend your arm it's impossible for it to get that kind of injury. Though I don't know. it may just be my impression.

Not so good when learning because u tend to go to headspins quickly by accident.after all it is a windmill variation in most aspects. This is usually done by people like Iron monkey and Ivan. put your head on the ground! I'm not saying going on it or put weight on it. They work on different principals! The two kinds are as follows: 1. Depending on what you like you may find one harder n one easier but there’s not set rule for this. The first thing I think anyone should do is try both styles out or pick one that is best suited to their own brand of power n would work well n stick with what you like!! I’ve seen to many people try one kind.the simplest way to put this is you slide your head on the ground n then kick over.spins. Okay.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Halos/Tracks By Anubis2002 Put this where you will.org .j-network. wherever. Some people would say classified as easy n hard. This is good for POWER n a lot of nice combos when u want speed n dynamics.they don’t need to be extremely good to try this... If I have time I'll try to do something quick for the first type.. I'll try to do the best I can witmy wrist in shit so if any spelling problems....I hope. kiss my butt okay LoL These will also be uni-direction.the only things ill put is little pieces of insight incase its confusing. I'm just saying put it on the ground.. 143 www.. After all your not gonna wanna whip them your first time off the bat. slide your head n kick over back to airchair wit head on the ground.. In essence you should be rolling around the same part of your head as you would while actually doing the halo. Instead of sliding your head along the ground n throwing up which takes time and some of your momentum you basically end up doing quick taps n kicks along the side of your head.. well that’s just not true. meaning by the time u get to halos u should know which hand is used for what.. Start off like a normal windmill but RIGHT as you get on the ground. I will try n get clips up as soon as I can of the two kinds to help with the clarification. Now providing you have mills. Basically airchair with head on the ground. you’re going to be able to follow this guide rather easily. This is good for people who want smooth control n want to set up for many different things 2. The way almost everyone in BOTY(battle of the year) does them.. windmills... The way I am going to describe it for type 2 which I believe are the more powerful n more interesting of the two. Basically doing a headspin along the outside edges of your head. I care little. now the first thing you should know about halos in my opinion is that in general there are TWO main kinds of halos. this is for my boy xantos n a couple people who have asked for it. 1. only to try another only to work on the first n never understand why they haven’t gone anywhere.

. Okay. One of the most important aspects of halos in my mind is remembering to swing your legs up every single time you tap/push off. once u forget about keeping your legs up you are going to come down VERY quickly.....u actually lean forward onto your head so quite a bit of pressure is passed between your hands and your head only! You might want to practice this step a few times for the same reason I wanted you to practice step one..you all remember when you learned windmills you had to stab to get over? Well you are going to do the same thing here. *****What I mean by this is that.generally speaking your leading hand will do the work(Ie. Not only that but you really need to get the feel of something before u actually do it. this instruction though is for type two. it helps when it comes to throwing n swinging if you don’t need to think "ow my head hurts" and can concentrate on the move itself! 3. uglier and uglier until they slam into the ground. Once your head is on the ground you are going to set up for your halos by rolling with your head on the ground(the reason u do it from the beginning is to set up and not have to rush) n as you’re turning over to your front side(where u would stab normally for beginner mill) you lean forward onto your head.. Do steps 1-3. Get the feel down!! It is VERY important because from here you are going to do a few things at once.u should now be going to the point where u need to kick/swing... You allow your legs to swing up and continue the momentum. it can be used to catch quicker or get more power...like if you are doing airflares..left hand for ccw n right hand for cw) the other hand is more of a guide n helping hand..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2. 4.. ie. be irritable or something to that effect. remember to swing your legs up.something of that nature where you need the swing.. Once u are comfortable getting up onto your hand and head n feel comfortable to go on this is how you continue...your head is on the ground for most of the first windmill but you do not have a lot of pressure on it. And I mean that. Do step 1 a couple times n get the feel of what your head will feel like. All of these things are done at once! You tap or push off from the ground.if your doing cw you will swing right leg first and if you are doing ccw your left leg will go first 5.... If you don’t then your hips are going to drop and your halos will get lower and lower.. Now here is where u decide if you want to do type one or type two. each time u do it... For this type of halo what you need to do is tap/push like you are going to do a headspin n kick/swingyo ur legs up as if your doing normal headspins or windmills.if you want to do type one it is very similar but you slide your head in a semi circle before you let it. When you go to stab...org .j-network. Unlike windmills and headspins though. Okay when you have step 1 down pact. 144 www.now heres a VERY important part of halos. now do step one.one ur leading leg will actually go first. depending on your body it could hurt.

its similar to turtle or handglide position with your legs straight and your head on the ground. Once you catch your legs n hips should swing first! Why? because they will allow u more time n give u more speed n height. You end up catching in sort of a turtle position but your leaning on your head more.. Do not expect yourself to keep going.. Catching halos is very easy.. the set up is the same.. There isn’t much of a difference until you get going faster n faster. 5. footwork.to continue to doing more halos. Its helpful to practice from a number of positions.org . 145 www.j-network.this is important to stick with one and not keep switching.. If you got into a handglide position and leaned forward to put the weight on your hand you’d be in good shape 2. like handglides. Try both types of halos and see which one works best for you..And the most important I think is that you can fix problems by concentrating on your hips! If you go to high then let your legs and hips swing lower and if you want to keep going let them swing back up.. Remember to LEAN on your head and put most of the weight there. 5. If you just try n throw again your gonna be off balance!! General Tips 1. its your responsibility to do this. You’ve just done one halo..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide If you don’t keep your hips up u wont be doing them correctly or very nice. Do not try and power halos are first.. when your legs swing and you push off your going to turn around your head. It is okay to go on the top of your head but let yourself come down after while your learning 4. it is okay if you go on the top of your head while your learning just as long as you remember to allow yourself to come back down and not keep doing headspins!!! When you swing over your non leading hand(ie right for ccw n left for cw) will be there to catch you. Remember. windmills. 3.. both kinda can stay nice and controlled. it takes work to keep the momentum so you better keep kicking! 6. don’t expect them to work for you.

without you actually thinking about it.j-network. First the right hand lets go. This should be automatic also. but the left hand should stay on the ground until you have spun around to the point where the left hand is forced to leave the ground. You are going to let go of the floor with your hands when you start the headglide. #s 2 and 3 will be done all at once. by winding up your legs all over again. then you need to catch the floor first with your right hand before you complete the full 360 degree spin. This maneuver is called a headglide or an Icey Ice. Headspins are NOT a requirement for halos. then with the left hand. and your left hip should come to rest right back on your left elbow. push sideways (but not up).The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Halos/Tracks By Kujo. because you won't have any momentum. one hand at a time. Wear a beanie or grow an afro. From here you should be able to set up for another spin. You then need to whip your shoulders around in a headspin-type motion after letting go and while your legs are swinging around as mentioned in #3. but being able to headspin 146 www. as is somewhat commonly believed. very quickly. but not until after you've initiated the glide and begun to turn over on your head. unwind your legs by throwing your right leg up first. Keep in mind that you must have a strong neck for halos. 1) Do a single windmill and catch yourself on your hands like you normally would do to set up for the next windmill. out of a single windmill before going on to halos.it's a good thing to practice a headglide. catch. and at the same time push with your right hand like you would for a handglide. and your windmills should be pretty advanced. The wrists. 4. These instructions are for spinning counterclockwise. with your left hand tucked into your left hip and your right hand to the side. and attempt to spin on one hand while the side of your head glides on the floor. and rest the left side of your head on the floor. elbows. without the spin. Tip -. 2) Push your body up with both hands so that you are in sort of a diagonal headstand. being that halos are basically windmills without your back.org . causing your body to drill. It's also good to warm up and stretch out your shoulders before practicing halos. as they have a tendency to come together. so think of it that way while you're doing it. neck. Your legs should be automatically wound up to whip your body around. Make sure you keep your legs split. then the left. posted by D4RKNnja The best way to start halos is of course out of a windmill. this is basically a windmill motion on your head. Just windmill. It's a little more difficult to learn halos without the windmill. and cranium are also at risk from doing this move. 3) At the same time as #2. then immediately throw your left leg up and around your right leg in a circular motion. because the rotator cuff is very sensitive and can be injured very easily from being twisted in directions that it's not supposed to go. Remember. fingers.

because the more moves you have down pat.org . 147 www. and power moves are ALL about total body coordination.j-network. the more coordinated your body will be.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide doesn't hurt.

for those of you who can start a 90 or a flare this part isn’t needed but for those who want a refresher. now you want to step back with your left foot. NO WHERE NEAR a handstand but more of the back part of a flare *That means its not high.. 3) As your right hand comes down and hits the floor. you do not put your hand down then kick. by the end of these 5 steps u should have had both hands swing down. this is similar to a 90! And should be done at the SAME time during the move. Your left leg should go back and to the side.j-network.(The simplest thing I can do is say watch someone do a 90) *This should be done same time. 2) You want to swing down to the left side with your right hand. you want this far enough to be able to swing down but close enough to be comfortable *For anyone who doesn’t get that part.by the end of the 5 steps your legs will have gown higher step by step and be close to handstand but you want to be layed out and have it more of a 45 degree angle or a lil more. 148 www. As you swing down.. also as u get higher u will lay out and NOT be in a handstand. if u wait to long your going to twist up and not go anywhere *So as ur right hand comes down. ur right leg will start to kick up and swing in back of you. right first then left. but more of the back of a flare. and have your legs kick up and swing in back of you. start bringing your left hand down 5) As your left hand comes down.yo u swing down as you kick up in back of you. just step back with left foot and make it comfortable.org . here u go. it should be going to where your left foot WAS. As if your going to be tryin to get into a handstand. your left leg should be up in the air behind you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Airflares from Standing By Anubis2002 **CCW** aiight. farther then shoulder width. and i do mean a SPLIT second. not a full handstand *This means as u go thru the steps your legs will swing in back of you and get higher. 1)Stand up with legs shoulder width apart. it looks as if your in the back of your flare 4) Now a split second after your right hand comes down your left hand will mirror that. aiight? Now.. your left leg should be going up behind you and up.

this forces you to lay out and not go up and down. The hop. it is a 180 and its a small hop. and THATS when u jump 6) When your on your left hand.. As your on your right hand. now bring your feet down.there’s something I need to explain and its a lil weird. Remember your swinging during this. 9) As you land on your right hand. don’t rush it. so when you swing down REACH away from you. that is YOUR JOB!!! 10) Now bring your left hand down. and do NOT go to your side You go over your head one hand then the other! Keep your hips up!!. keep your hips and legs up.. or 149 www. Its a part flare. but as you come down on your left and both your legs are up. Congrats you just did one airflare ***Key Points*** Do not PM me or message or post a thread saying you didn’t land to windmill. your legs want to be swinging already. this is how u do it and some things to remember! Remember an airflare is NOT a 360.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ****A BIG THING TO REMEMBER!!**** As you swing down you shouldn’t be going straight up and down. part 90 type deal! Now that you are on your hands your legs should be in back of you and swinging. *YOU need to do this as a wind up. it may sound weird to just hop from hand to hand but you should be swinging out like a 90/flare and that causes u to hop anyway do NOT push off with both hands. turn your head so u can see the floor. you should have swung until you can’t anymore.j-network. you want to Lay out. flare. otherwise your gonna have a harder time 7) As you get to that point you want to do a slight hop with your left hand and catch with your right. pretend your wiping sweat away from your face with your left hand because your left arm should swing over your head. its your job to make sure your legs and hips don’t get lazy!! 8) As you hop. and do NOT bring both hands at once. Watch Ruen’s airflares. u should be swinging with legs and hips until you can’t swing anymore. it should be smooth. mad clean and good to learn from.org .

Remember to be swinging damnit. You MUST learn the basics before you do something else. When u can do that.j-network. they will TWIST and kick.. 150 www. It is possible to airflare without the kick/swing but its harder and not as good looking.flare or even jumping into it. don’t just go into a handstand and push! it wont work! Your legs will swing behind u then in front. and heres a lil fact. all of that comes from the initial swing while your on your hands. start linking them.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide another airflare.org . you’re more of a 45* or a lil more. that means learning to land on hands.. just KEEP your legs up and you’ll be fine to go into windmill. its just like dropping from 90.if u can do this to a perfect airflare and land on ur hands then feet. pause and then bring feet down. You’re not straight up and down.

Start running at a controlled pace. If you don't know which is your dominant leg.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Front Handspring/ Front Tuck By mali-bootay --------------------FRONT HANDSPRING-------------------- 1.org . At that same time. your left leg is your dominant leg. 2. If you were to kick a soccer ball and you would use your right foot. Now lunge with your dominant leg. 151 www. start going outward with your upper body. then try this.

org . try to get into a bridge really fast and snap out. If you try to get into a bridge really fast. Also. you will land in a crouch. 4. Like i say in the video.j-network. Plant your hands AND swing your back leg up HARD!!!!!!! You don't wanna swing half-assed and expect to land it correctly. Keep your arms straight. These should happen simultaneously. 152 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. think about driving your heels as hard as you can to the ground. If you try to land standing. you will land standing.

If you try to go from the handstand to bridge. *Keep your arms straight throughout the move* *Remember to DRIVE your heels to the ground so you will land standing* *If you try to go from the handstand to standing. If you did it right. you will be standing.org . and the momentum will take you off your hands. The momentum will take you from there. Now plant your feet. you will land in a crouch or on your ass. 6.j-network. you will land standing* 153 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5.

Have your hands parallel to the floor. and stay in that position until the landing. hop. and then throw your body upward.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ---------------------Front Tuck-------------------1. not jump. 2. and punching you run. Have your elbows by your ears. Jumping requires you to bend your legs.j-network. you will have to punch upwards. Now THROW your torso to your knees with FORCE. 154 www. Grab your knees if you want. not your hands. Unlike front handsprings.

Let the momentum you created carry you over so you land in a crouched or crab position. Try your hands by your ears and throw your arms down. then throw them down with the same force. If you don't think this will help. not JUMP* *Start with your elbows by your ears and your arms parallel to the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. You should hop a little with only using your arms. Make sure to stand up right after that to make it look like it didn't hurt.org .j-network.* 155 www. *PUNCH. Now have your elbows by your ears and parallel to the ground. or that you meant to do it. 4. try it standing.

Meaning wrist towards your feet and fingers towards your head. use your hands to help push you up and land back on your feet and stand tall. Hold that pose for a few seconds REPEAT this step many times also!! -Step 4A) Lay down facing up B) Get on all fours still facing up.org . 3 times is pointless. Also the longer you hold this the better. At this point you must realize in your head that when you do attempt this backflip everything will feel natural and you will not mess up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Backflip By Hiddin Image -Step 1A) Stand up tall B) Lean back and try and look behind you. After comfortable roll 2. Now make sure your hands are in the right position. 156 www. This step is just to prepare you for the next step and so when you do your back flip you to them right and not twist your body and break a bone. (Further you look the better) C) Hold this position for about 20 seconds. Repeat this step until you feel your comfortable to move on. C) Kick up with your feet and land on flat feet. B) Roll yourself backwards (Backwards summersault) C) First few times roll once. So please make sure your comportable with all of them before moving on. Unless you rushed too fast pass one of the steps. -Step 2A) Sit on the grass with for feet pulled up to your chest. -Step 3A) Stand Tall B) Bend Knees C) Sit down and once your close to the ground do a backwards summer sault D) When your almost done of the summersault.j-network. like your half way done of a backflip. This step took me a few tries to get comfortable.

. C) Look behind like in !!Step 1!! Then land on your hands. I have no camera to make a video of each step but its all common sense anyways. Peace.. Just put yourself in the position like the start of step 4 D)Kick feet up like in step !!4!! E) roll yourself flat to your feet like in !!Step 3!! Now your completely used to doing a backflip!! Now as you practice it you can perfect it and jump and land on your hands and everything.j-network. You do not have to jump in the stage. 157 www. I wish you the best of luck.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide -Step 5A) Stand Tall B) Hands out in front and swing down and back up over your head.

Very important. You might also want to have one-handers down pretty well. And i dont mean towards the floor. Hand stands: You will need awesome balance on handstands for this. let go of the hand that has no weight on it. because all of the weight is off it already. and try NOT to arch your back. and less frusterating to know this. or over your head. Now. Now while your twisting. Before hand things to learn AND perfect. pull towards where your back is pointing) Now depending on what hand your using. and lean my legs to my left. But for now. then your body will struggle. Ok. Dont put it at your side. get into handstand position. and makes it easier to spin. Trust me its a long time for one handers. Your hands should be planted further apart then a normal hand stand. Ok.j-network. so i pull my arms to my right.org . there should be no problem. hold your arm out straight from its socket.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Spinning Flag By GrandMoren Ok first things first. Make the whole process easier. this will throw you off when your starting. you need to lean to the opposite side.) One handers will really help you know where your center of balance is. If you leaned far enough. Meaning you cant hanstand. first things first. then i can change the topic name. ill also include how to flag in this guide. (It helps if you pull forward with your hands a bit to catch the balance. LITERALLY twist it. None of that open legged shit. and pull more to the right. because you obviously need to know how to do it before you can make them spin. That means straight out. its a spinning flag. 158 www. If you DIDNT lean far enough. (2-5 seconds hold. I wish someone had told ME this when i was learning these. you might be doing the move and just not be able to hold it because of lack of TWO hand balance. if you have problems. this will help for balance. This will center out the balance. Now heres the tricky part. then copy the guide to a file and change all the sides. Flag First. and you just lift it up and nothing happens. When your legs are as vertical as you can get them. because if you dont. Ill write this guide as the lefty that i am. Not only on this move. but on all 90 moves. bring your legs down slowly. you need to twist your shoulders and upper body to the right. if anyone can tell me the real name for this move.

you all ready to spin that fucker? Before hand things to learn AND perfect. and more leaning to the opposite side. Finger inwards for that extra spin) now you don’t want to plant your second hand at all. I can’t find a 90 text guide! =( ) Bring back your leg.j-network. His chest is twisted.org . Spin it! Alright. 90's or any other handstand spinny move You need to know how to do a 90 because you need to know how the hand spins. i need to explain how to get into it one handedly without going into the whole "Getting into a flag" process. Now if this feel awkward for you. This move does NOT come naturally. Tips: 1: Practice.org (Editor’s Note: Sorry. and needs practice. then get used to it. you want to start this off like a 90. 2: Remember to twist your body. Your going to spin on that hand.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide This is what it should look like. plant that hand (Remember to plan it inverted. because 159 www. where it spins. how to keep your balance (not really THAT relevant because its a different balance then 90's. or you do it the other way. 3: To get your legs lower. check out bboy. Getting into it Ok. Its a hard move. look at the picture. If you don’t know how to start off a 90. combine more twisting. but not that much) First steps.

Remember to twist your chest. this is a hard move. when you put your hand down and push off with your legs.j-network. Now look at the video. have them a bit apart. Now as you put your hand down. and actually helps you keep it up as well. your going to want to pull that hand towards your belly. and some say its harder. To do this just start with closed legs and open them as you get up. its just the way i perfer to do it. or else you wont have the balance we worked so hard on with the flags. this gives you extra speed. Ah. his legs are open. you want to push off with BOTH feet. but maybe not the easiyest. or else youll fall after 25% of the spin. 2: Try different methods of getting down. and endings: Ok. if you don’t it will come out some strange wanna-be 90 with bent legs. Also. you should start to bend them at the knee. this way is just the most comfortable. because it build momentum. Tips: 1: Practice. and harder othertimes. V-flags: These are the open legged ones. but to the side. look at the video and see. not in. You can arch a little bit more than that But that’s about where it is. But after the first couple seconds. but only do that after you can 160 www. keep going. One leggers: One leggers are just the same as the regulars ones but with one leg being held by the other arm. for me its easier sometimes. 3: remember to twist that chest! This is VERY important! 4: Dont forget to pull your arm down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you need to learn this way first before you can start to do it flashy ways. Remember to spin on the bone on the bottom of your hand. some people that i have taught this to say its easier. he’s got them down mad. or else you just wont go anywhere. but don’t practice for 2 minutes and say fuck it. because if you don’t you will fall most chances. and helps with the balance. in line with your legs. it helps with the spin. and doesn’t stop by hitting the air and stopping the aerodynamics. as always.org . Don’t arch it too much. (Note: You can also start these by starting with open legs. but play with it for more results. you CAN do that. but it looks sloppy. your going to want to arch your back. and when you get into the air SNAP them together. you should hold it close to your chest for good balance. here are some variations and endings. if you want a better reference go look for a junior video. This helps keep you going. Variations. Now its very important to keep your legs straight at the beginning. i forgot to mention.

and then shot his legs out. and answering the questions please. or else it will be hard as hell) Ball-Flags: These are my favorite. which that hand thats not doing anything. Once i get an extension cord for my camera ill hopefully get some videos up for you guys.j-network. but usually i use only as an ending to my flags. im sure some other people on this forum do these. even if you have perfect spinning flags. This move spins VERY fast. went all the way around. These are what i would call the munchmills of 90's if you ask me. so you guys help me with whats missing. so it feels like your a ball. I never could do that move because i crushed my shoulder and cant do hollows anymore SO anyone who tries that and can do it. I actually seen a guy that did these. maybe make the whole thing a video guide. But for now this will have to do. -GrandMoren Edit: I forgot to add. catch your legs and bring them into your chest. and cought himself into a hollow. thats about it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide do it with opening them in the middle. 161 www. so breathe. What you do is. My mouth was wide open. BREATHE! If you dont breathe. you wont be able to do this move for more than a second.org . so try it on grass first. send in a video for my sake Well.

6. Helps you learn how to go into a handstand without going all the way over. (well it helped me) 7. Helps gain wrist strength. or calling this move a poser move is like calling the windmill a poser move. Many people think this move is wack. Helps you learn Round Offs. cause this move is a cool looking retarded move. I’ll use that one picture in the other forum to help guide you people to learn. makes you look gay. If you know how to do handstands. then this move is a piece of cake. Gets you use to the feel of being in the air without any limbs touching the ground. And it may also help build other parts of the body i may not be aware of. just bounce. 2.. I dunno why I even wrote a guide. 1. This is one of the first moves I mastered including all the variations of it..j-network. Since I don't have a camera.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Broncos/Donkeys By ManHy xD Oook Imma make the best bronco guide on this site. then there’s the other side who says. This is the easiest move ever. Step 1 Practice getting in to a handstand. for floats. and get the hang of being upside down. personally I like this move because. I agree with both sides. 3. But there’s no point in knowing how to handstand since you’re not gonna be in that position for more then 1 or 2 seconds. when I was first starting out as a bboy.. Period. This move is awesome if you do it right in a combo. 162 www. but don’t just swing your legs up. ==================================== Prerequisites Doesn't really have any but i think you should have good back flexibility. and is a poser move. 4. Helps gain Calf Strength for jumping. and pretty decent arm and leg strength.org .

get used to this feeling.. what ever makes you feel self. swing your legs back down by torquing your hips downward. 163 www. Now do everything in step 2 again but this time when your swingin your legs down. you pretty much have the move down. Most people have a fear of doing this.. Step 3 Once you have step 1 and 2 down. scared that they gona hurt them selfs.org .j-network. a bed. so this this on grass. do it again but this time once your legs are at least over your head or up in the air.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 2 Once you got step 1 down. Don't let your hands leave the ground when your swinging your legs back down. push off with your hands so that hands and feet are off the ground. this is just an exercise. or a trapoline.

164 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 4 After you done step 3. then you need to spring your hands back downand land in a handstand position. To do consective bronces. you have now done one broncos or kick. lol. Unless you are not retarded and don't put your hands back down to floor once you whole body is in mid air. when you land on your feet you have to land on your toes. so then you can bounce off of them back in the air.org . you will land on your face.j-network. what ever you kids call it these days. So what im tryin to say is that once you bounce off your toes. you willl be in the air again with no limbs touching the floor. you will be in mid air for a split second. Now this is diffirent from step 3 where your legs came down first. Step 5 Once you bounce off your toes. your hands should now be in the air. and your feet should be on the ground. and throw your legs back up.

==================================== Variations 1 HandedThis one is hard for some people. Becareful though. Then just go back to step 3 and continue. lets see how can I simplify this.j-network. jus enough to make them look like Right Angles (90 degrees) 165 www. you dont want to extend your fingers all the way.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 6 and Last Step ok when you go back in the handstand position. That’s hard to understand. FingersJust do it normally as you would with hands. your legs should either be over your head or diagollay like this --> /. Or you can jus do the shoulder width apart version of it. will be at an angle in front of you. The easiest way to do it is place the one hand your gonna use in front of you rather to the side where you would normally place it if you were using two hands. Like when you do a two hand bronco you put your arms shoulder width apart. but try to bounce off your finger tips.org . AlternatingSame as the 1 handed but alternate hands after each bounce. To do that one you gotta lean on the arm that your are gonna be one handed bronco with. but in this case the arm your gonna be broncoing on.

it will help u to balance as well as spring to ur feet 180 Ugh lets see. I either seen them or done them.I thinks this is possible Bronco to Any Front or Any Air Twisting Suicide Bronco to Solar Elicpse. There’s probably more but I dunno. ===================================== Combos All these combos are possible. when you jump to your hands if you bend your legs behind u and then kick them out it will help you to spring back to your feet. Bronco to Back Hand Spring Back Hand Spring to Bronco Bronco to Front Hand Spring Kip Up to Bronco Bronco down to any Variation of Worm Bronco to Front Flip Bronco to Back Flip <. Frog is a bronco but in da turtle position.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide KnucklesVery easy just turn your hands into fist. you can either run into this by skipping 2 steps and jump as in a regular bronco but whip your legs around. Hop from knees to hands and etc. There’s a whole crap load more combos that are possible.j-network.org . Bronco to Air Flare Bronco to 90 or 2000 or Flag Pole Bronco to Any Type of Swipe Bronco Down to a Frog <-I thinks its called Frog. Lunar Elicpse Bronco to Invert or Hollow Back Bronco to Any Handstand Freeze Bronco Down to a Turtle Freeze. but becareful it hurts on diffirent types of surface areas. so that if you were facing north your now facing south. Forearm/ElbowsQuote: Originally Posted by ja's finest Bend your legs when you do broncos as your hands touch the ground bend your legs /knees and kick out again. just take caution. You can mod these moves any way you want. ==================================== 166 www. and you can do this in fore arm/elbow bronco's as well.

j-network. I can only do 2 . A: This one was also tricky for me when I was first learning. Q: I have the same problem as above but instead I cant seem to bounce back into the handstand position when I’m on my toes.t bounce back down. I can.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Faq: Q: Once I go into the handstand position. so you can throw yourself up. by letting your legs drop back down. A: Hmmm i never had this problem but I’m guessing in order to fix this. what you need to do is get the feel of it by doing this.3 and I just fall back down. what you need to do is just swing your hips downward. or you can force it down. Then once you get the feel the bounce will come naturally. What’s wrong? A: Yea I used to have this problem. I think you should get your leg and arm muscle's stronger. I just pause for a while and then come down.org . Once your on your toes just place your hand down without jumping to go back up into the handstand position. 167 www. Q: I cant gain enough height.

so it doesn’t bang the ground when you’re on your upper back. because you’ll roll over your head. Also. Now is what I call the Catching Part. trust me. Now. It’s a nice and sweet move. quickly fold your arms upwards. the legs provide nearly 100% of the momentum. This leads to you crashing onto your upper back. Keep your legs tucked in close to your chest. It requires getting used to and correct timing. because the back rolling action gives you a beginning boost of momentum]. A. we’re talking about Kip-Ups. While you’re rolling on your back. but that’s wrong. I recommend the sitting position. that’s not nice. If you’re feeling a Pro. bend your neck towards your chest. Practice every day and you will get them sooner or later. QUICKLY and AIRBORNE. Think of a Kip-Up as you becoming a spring. from sitting position. The amount of momentum provided by the legs is about 3 times as much as the hands in normal Kip-Ups. Many beginners think of it as a “push up” motion. Ok. So you see. Do NOT roll any further backwards! 4.org . so you don’t roll over your head. which is much faster than normal. Chinese Getups. screw up and freak out). so here's the solution! NJoy Anyways here. don’t forget: it takes time.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Kip-up/Chinese Get-Up By Break Master A Hi ppl! Wassup? People seem to have problems with Kip-Ups. Many people kick their legs upwards.A. fingers pointing towards your shoulders. which springs up DIAGONALLY. [For beginners. so that your hands are on either side of your head and above your shoulders. Returning to the fact that Kip-Ups are not “push-ups. 1) Kick your legs together as hard as you possibly can DIAGONALLY. In No-Handed Kip-Ups. Ok. legs slightly bent. Start off by sitting on your butt and your legs bent.j-network. Here comes the tricky bit. Beginners also try to kick their legs more towards the front (gaining much horizontal momentum). It is more of a “spring-type” movement. The following happens at the same time. now you do a backward “rollie-pollie” quickly. Kip-Ups involve the work of legs and hands. Your have to kick diagonally to 168 www. Lastly. When you are rolling over your back. your job is to roll back really fast (not too fast. prepare to catch yourself with your hands. making them hop and land flat on the back.” but “spring-ups”… Many beginners try to push themselves up with their hands onto their legs and end up crashing on their backs. used in Martial Arts and Breakdance to get up in a cool way. When you roll onto your upper back. 1. now let’s move onto the actual guide. gaining much vertical momentum. now let’s get to know some physics of Kip-Ups. Ok. your hands will catch you. For a start. thus landing on the feet. lie flat on your back.K. 3. legwork is very crucial in Kip-Ups. 2.

This shows that they haven’t kicked their legs hard enough and these Kip-Ups looks ugly. 2) Not much to explain here.) Also. Quite simple. Many beginners keep their legs bent about 90 degrees. Build up strength and technique. If you do not bend your legs. etc. but don’t give up! It took me 3 weeks of everyday practice before I got them. then you will get them sooner or later. Remember. There you have it! You are done! Important Key Points: 1. 169 www. The legs will be the first part to touch the ground (what else?). 180 degree. You should be in airborne at this point. 10. making it easier. you can move onto doing Cradles (continuous bouncing Kip-Ups). so that your knees absorb the shock from landing. 6. your knees have to be a bit bent. Practice 15 minutes every day. your legs will be straight in airborne and they will look reasonably better. Kick hard with your legs! They provide 75% of the momentum in normal Kip-Ups and nearly 100% in No-Handed Kick-Ups. it is possible to hurt your knee joints or cause injury there. You will fall on your back and get hurt many times! 7. Vertical mom. Also remember to keep your legs together. They give you an extra trampoline-like spring. Use Kip-Ups in your Breakdance routines and combos. not a Push-up movement. 9. 6. Don’t limit yourself to just normal Kip-Ups! Try different variations! (No-Handed. keep practicing them to make your Kip-Ups look cleaner. thus you will have a hard time getting used to the actual floor. 2.org . After you get ‘em. 4.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide maintain the balance between the vertical and horizontal momentum for a clean landing. Here’s a part where you can “polish” your KipUps. 360 degree. This leads us back to the fact that the legs provide the MOST momentum. = Clean Landing 8. so kick them HARD. When landing. It is a spring action. to absorb the landing shock and making the landing nice and smooth. The hands help to elevate your body and give an extra push off.j-network. it takes time! Don’t expect to get your Kip-Ups solid in 2 days. Slightly bend your legs when landing. 5. 5. = Diagonal mom. 3. If you succeeded in kicking hard. + Horizontal mom. Never practice on beds or mattresses. The landing. in Marital Arts or to show off. just push off with your hands upwards as hard as you can.

Peace Break Master 170 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 11.j-network. Good luck in mastering Kip-Ups! I hope this helped. Feel free to ask any questions about Kip-Ups.org .

. (Tips provided) -->And at least access to some open space. lol. so once your done with the guide skip along and go to the Important Recaps & Misc Tips section near the end.org . throw them down to the ground in a calm but strong manner and have one of your legs kick up in to the air. Now if you hands are up in the air like a dork.. Step 1: First step and the easiest. 171 www... -->Some or little shoulder strength.. with hands straight or bent up in the air like a dork and by your side like a gentleman..) There are two noobie ways you can start a HS.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handstands By ManHy xD PROLOGUE: Prerequisites You need.. Stand with feet shoulder width apart (or how ever your comfortable with. -->To lose the fear of falling on your back. SECTION 1 : The Guide Begins: The guide its self is crap. Here’s Banshee demonstrating the dork way.j-network.

When you kick your 1 leg or both legs up. you got to control how much power you put into it. let the last one (cause we only have 2) follow through and also get kicked up. 172 www. To little means your not going up and to much means your going over. Now to continue with the motion.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now if you hands are by your side then just place them on the floor and kick one of your legs in the air.org . Here is Vice Prez Demonstrating this way. As that one leg is being kicked up. your hands should now be planted on the ground shoulder width apart (Or to your liking) And one of your legs should have been kicked up. Step 2: Now which every way your started.j-network.

cause im pretty sure your back absorbs some of the shock. most people will arch their back a little bit. concrete. If you arched your back enough one or both of your feet should hit or should I have said "touched" the ground first. Tip #3: Do this over and over again on grass. Believe me I landed on my back so many times when I first started 173 www.j-network.) Tip #2: Arch you back and just fall forward. SECTION 2: Going Up & Staying Up Without A Fear: Ok most of the time when first learning HS. Tip #1: Go into a crappy HS (legs open.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 3: At this point both legs should be or about to be in the air and straight. as you can see VP is doing in this picture. push your fingers into the ground. twisted. closed. If your legs are carrying you forward you will push your palm into the ground. your gonna have the fear of falling on your back and hurting yourself. This little tip will help you lose that fear.org . if your legs are falling backwards. Even if you landed on you back. etc and the fear will go away eventually. To help balance in this step. it does not hurt. sand. etc. Another way you can balance more properly is to use your hands more then just plant them on the ground.

j-network. take it slow then eventually your can speed things up. And when your mind focuses on that.. I suggest learning to move in all directions.. But yea as you progress you will get use to taking much bigger steps.. because I realized how stupid it was. I hope not. having them spread out like a V evens out the weight. but that’s for pansy’s.. –> Your legs positions plays a big role when your first learning HS. --> Arching you back some how shifts you weight evenly. Right. --> Using your fingers and palms help very much when trying to balance in one place. SECTION 3: Walking on your hands Walking on your hands for me was a very hard thing when I first started HS for some dumb reason.) At first the most steps your probaly gona get is about 2 to 3 steps. and arching your back some how helps. Back. –> 1HS take time and patiance. –> When learning to walk in a HS.. Hollow Back Invert Side Invert 174 www.. Having them bent behind you for some people makes HS a lot easier. Left. so keep practicing and eventually it will come to you. SECTION 5: Important Recaps & Misc Tips: -->When I say falling forward I mean legs over your back and when I say falling you backwards. Final Chapter: After you have gotten down HS. Forward and if you want "The Diagonals" Just apply the same concept of how I said to walk forward and apply it to the other directions. and it never hurt so much that I was gonna cry. SECTION 6: The AfterMath. your not a pansy are you. I mean falling back the way you started.) Moves like.org . –> You can always use a wall to help you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide out. But what helped me through it was to first get HS down decently. but as you practice you will gain more and more steps.. move on to variations (There are not really variations. Once I had that I just went into a HS and picked up my left hand like half an inch off the ground and move it about 1 inch forward (Same with the other Hand. –> Your head sort of helps you balance because when you try to look up it arches your back. SECTION 4: 1 Handed Stands (1HS) Removed. –> Try to be some where with lots of space because your mind tends to focus on not hitting anything when your trying to do HS in a room full of random valuable or crappy stuff. --> Practice falling forward to get rid of that falling on your back fear. it will then be a little bit complicated to do HS. to be specific. just new moves.

it helps greatly..... Conculsion: Some Quotes and Wise Statements Practice when ever you can.. or at least the ones i know.> Vice President Your feet are like your hands... then you have poor control of your handstands..org ....The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Invert Hollow Solar Eclipse and Etc. =================================== Then 1HS moves. Lunar Eclipse L Kick Y Kick Nike Kick Pikes and Etc. think it's harder to walk). <. eventually it'll be second nature. <-> Unknown.. just keep practicing and put your hand down in the direction you feel that you're about to fall in.... so Me if you can't walk on your hands..j-network.. the less you walk.. the more control you have (this is funny because non-bboys.. a hand stand is like a regular leg stand <-> Muffin Juice The End 175 www.

I will not officially post the updated guide until there is a significant change to the entire guide (probably a change to two or more guides or a whole new entire guide) Needed Guides Knee Drop Sweep Drop Invert Hollowback 1990 2000 CC’s/Pompos/Switches Head Hollow Head Invert Combos (like how to combo flares -> windmills. However.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Updating the Guide If at any time a guide is updated or stickied. etc) If there’s a move missing that I forgot.j-network.org . contact me and I’ll add it to this guide. please notify me about that and/or make a guide! We need guides! 176 www.

org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The End This took me a whole day to do without breaks. so be happy with it…please? 177 www.j-network.

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