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

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

So you may be surprised to hear. Most of the world know this dance as breakdancing. 6 www. 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 Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Where Do I Start? By STIFF_UK Breakdancing Okay .listen up. The kneedrop.This gets you from your toprock. The dance is actually called BBOYING. 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 corkscrew.The stand-up part of the dance. The four basic drops are: The sweep. This is where you can really let loose and enjoy yourself. "If you don't toprock before you go down and do footwork." .j-network. Very important.org . The back sweep.here's where you should start. 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". down into your footwork. What do I learn first? Okay .Popmaster Fabel (Rock Steady Crew) DROPS . that that isn't the name of the dance. TOPROCK . The basics of bboying are very important and really shouldn't be glossed over or skipped. you're not really bboying. Start off with this stuff. The dance is called bboying whether you are a boy or a girl.

Then when you have perfected them. FREEZES . you should learn 6-step and 3-step (learn them BOTH ways).org . As a starter.This is what most people know bboying as.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. Turtle freeze. 7 www. 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. start to move onto more technical stuff.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FOOTWORK . Baby freeze.j-network. 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.

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

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

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

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

Safer to practice these on something soft. A lot of people have this paranoia that you'll break your neck if you do headspins. it's all about TECHNIQUE and CONFIDENCE. Still not very dangerous or anything. 1-legged and 2-legged and superman-style swipes down before you even think of these. Headspins are all about technique. Must have nice. or wherever you fall on. since you'll be falling from a high position while momentum is moving you. Not as dangerous of a move as believed. You need to have airswipes. RISKS: See WINDMILL. frontflips. fast and smooth mills to move onto these ones. MASTER SWIPES: Ok. RISKS: Falling down and brusing yourself. 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. and holding the balance. NOTE: These can ONLY be done on a nice smooth surface. In extreme cases.j-network. This also ensures that your neck muscles are conditioned enough for this move. I didn't put these with swipes is because these ones need A LOT more technique and more power than those other swipe variations. the technique for tapping whenever you need to. backflips. 1990s AND 2000s: These require a mix of balance and use of momentum very much like in headspins. Good move to learn. side. Not 12 www. ect): These really aren't as hard as thought to be. 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. legs. which is VERY unlikely to happen. 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. not strength. falling down really hard and severely injuring wherever you fall on.org . Master swipes combine those parts all into one pretty much. If you have these two down. A good move to learn if you're dedicated enough. RISKS: Neck a little sore. then they shouldn't be too hard to learn. FLIPS (gainers. HEADSPIN: Yet another famous move. bruising of arms. handsprings. incase you were wondering. though. All you have to know is how to generate some momentum for headspins. and can even resemble airflares to a certain extent. like grass or a gym mat. but your neck is much stronger than that. RISKS: Falling down and bruising wherever you land on is pretty much the only big risk in this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But you have to make your own style into it.j-network. + 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. This will help getting faster into the move and making more turns. practice. + 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. practice. floats (handglides) and therefore even windmill. To do this once you get your 3 steps down at an acceptable speed. 24 www. + If you want to learn powermoves but it seems like your not getting enough momentum. Like I did (or tried) when it says this is how it will look like.org . 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. This works especially well with backspins.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. + 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. I know you’re sick of hearing this but to get better: practice. And don’t try to make it look to mechanical the way I showed you in the video is how to do it. 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. All it basically is is adding one more step from the leg that isnt used. 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. Try 3 stepping and then going into the move.

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

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

Further comments.org . suggestions and queries are to be reported.. 30 www. I hope you understood my guide. criticism.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. TIPS: 1 Move your hips towards the sides while doing steps. 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..j-network.

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

then roll (Or collapse) to your shoulder and Voila.. preparing for the collapse on to your shoulder. left arm God knows where (see Note No. Anyways just collapse to the back of your LEFT shoulder and roll to your back. DON’T lock your arm) this will stop you from shifting weight to it naturally and ruining the entire move.e.a . if you make people notice your left arm isn’t being used by waving it and tucking it in before you even start. isn't it?) [[ This Means like "L R" where L is your left hand. it hurt my shoulder like hell.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide degrees. By now none of your legs should be lower than your shoulders. 7. THE COLLAPSE!!! The Shoulder Killer.org . you look like a Pro! Esp. 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.IF YOU'RE HARDCORE!!!! (i. haha). twisting your Lower body to the RIGHT (i. 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. Also. keep your elbow bent as much as you can (i.e. -Now THE most important part. I personally HATE the time I learned the collapse.lol. HARDCORE!!! NOW MILL !!!!! 33 www.. keeping your Legs apart. you'll notice that (If you did it right) you have a bit of spinning momentum.!! ]] Oh and your body should almost face your left (the ground on your left. 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.e. You Tucked in your left arm from the beginnin' ) Its Almost the same as doing it in "7-a" . then collapsing to your LEFT shoulder. Bringing your RIGHT leg slightly higher than your LEFT) -Tuck in your LEFT ELBOW.j-network. 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. 7-b. 6Now EAT SHIT. Here is where most peoplel differ in style. you can either PLACE Your LEFT hand down to your RIGHT hand's Right side (Confusing . 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 . a good alternative would be to place the side of your hand on the ground without actually placing any pressure on it. 1) and legs in a V-shape with the LEFT Leg higher than the RIGHT Leg..IF YOU PLACED YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN Place it down but don't shift your body weight to it. yeah right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

THE FOUNDATIONAL FREEZES
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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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide quick. In the other case.j-network. just do so and when practising keep stretching now and then. just practise hard and you'll be able to hit them soon. just work hard! Q: My wrists hurt! What am I doing wrong?! A: You probably didn't warm up and stretch them.org . just stretch them and take a rest. 43 www. continue practising later. 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. In that case. but don't let it stop you from dancing. you practised the freeze over and over again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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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. 56 www...2 seconds. Ok then. It just takes practice to hold them... I can't even do 1 handed handstands but I have decent nikes. I’ve noticed that a lot of beginners want to learn L kicks or nike kicks. let’s get started. First of all. L kicks aren't that hard. You only need to hold them for about 1 . Ok this is my first ever guide.j-network.so I made this. Well guess what? You don’t. People say that you need to have really good 1 handed handstands to do these. 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.org .

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...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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This SHOULD now pull your left leg towards and below your right leg. fast and smooth to gain momentum onto your backside. 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. (doesn’t have to be straight out. I've resurrected my famous guide and added on details to it so its easier to understand. 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. 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. and you'll be able to learn faster from it. ___STEP 4___ This is the part where you get your legs up behind you while facing down. and hold that leg up. 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. post them here or site references of other sites that have good guides. Keep your legs open wide ALL THE TIME. Pretty much this is like rolling off your arm and onto your upper back. try to get it up high and directly to your right side of your body. Take right hand and place near where your head would be if you leaned over your left arm. push off with your right hand to gain speed. Also. 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. The less weight you put on your left arm the easier it is and faster you will start the mill.org . This action of left up right up and out and left under should be like a boxers 1. (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. 3 punch. (You also want to push up with your right arm as you roll over it 64 www.The Initial Kick This is initiated by 1st picking your left leg up.) ___STEP 2___ . Here’s my NEW complete Guide. Not too high or low on your back. Since all ya peeps be asking bout the windmill. while swinging your right leg low under your left almost near the floor. 2.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. To do this you must perform the most important 2 kicks of the windmill.j-network. and you should now be on your UPPER back with your legs wide open in a V-Shape. ___STEP 3___ . this post hopefully will help with all the problems you have and for all that have other tips and guides of windmill.

I would suggest learning stabbed 1st however. the windmill is not a spin. (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. lol. and study them to see exactly how your going to move your legs. keep your legs out straight and open WIDE! I cant say how much this helps your windmills look. and how easy it is to keep going once you learn them the right way without sloppiness. when your right leg is passing directly below the left leg kick it hard directly up behind you.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. Watch your wrist to make sure you take it away before you roll down off of it and twist it the wrong way. 65 www.) Try to keep your legs straight and catch yourself with your left arm so your legs don’t fall. That way you'll be able to keep going. Remember to collapse your arm the same way and to roll onto your upper back again. Keep your momentum going so you'll be able to make the next face down part of the mill. The better kicks you get. 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.org . This kick is done by holding your right up in the air while swinging your left leg low and under your right.LINKING Alright. keeping your legs in that open V-position behind you. Preview a lot of videos on windmills.) IMMEDIATELY. ___STEP 5___ The Final Kick . and its done by multiple kicks/swinging of your legs. and you should have it done! Remember.j-network. faster and better you'll get the windmill. Hope this guide helped. its a roll. almost exactly like starting the mill. Concentrate while your doing the move to make sure each part of your body is doing what it should be doing. Your forehead should also come within 3 to 4 inches from the floor. Remember.

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. 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. cut to the chase.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. sidesplit) * Front leg stretch (both legs. i. kinda messy but I'll try to organize it as much as possible.e. I'll just cut and paste. no real previous breaking experience. Just so you get a little idea of me. I started not flexible AT ALL. but a good strength/size ratio (as in i can lift myself up. do a lot of pull ups. 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.. Stretching exercises (it DEFINITELY helped with mills.org . and by that I mean I couldn't touch my toes without farting ): == Leg stretches == * Wide leg stretch (just go straight down. etc) Anyways. 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. So.j-network. Some notes are revised or copied from guides and posts/reposts from this forum but have helped me personally get through the learning curves. if you have your right leg bent over left.. remember I was inflexible. I'm no pro and not a genius by all means but what's helpful to me might be helpful to others too.

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. keep head down and hips HIGH * When you get towards your front for the stab.org . what i mean is. 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. 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. LEFT is LEFT. don't fall on the stab. it was probably messing things up: * High on shoulders * Torque hips 67 www. 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). just swing hard. if anything think about not letting your body touch your stab *** LOOK WHERE YOU'RE GOING. 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. which is why i capitalized *** Think about not letting your hips touch ground (its like overcompensation so that when you're actually doing it. if i wasn't thinking or doing one of 'em. 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. not necessarily up and down.j-network. your hips will have enough room for error) Random notes to help clean up my mills and checklist myself. and stab early. don't try to just bring right leg up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide First couple days: * Learn hand glide (I did some cricket practicing... (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.

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. LEGS FIRST out of stab. look up (look where you're GOING. Last note to people like me who have/had temptations to give up (in anything. and cuts.org . not just millin of course): 10% inspiration. you might find it handy and help you past some blocks to your motivation and improvement. 90% perspiration (and bruises..Joe 68 www. 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. and just plain out banged up) . easier to lock legs * Don’t look down. go faster * UPPER BODY first into stab.. I think that if you can checklist your way through.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide * Keep hips HIGH * Keep legs straight and locked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * Push HARD * Stab EARLY * Torque more with your hips.j-network.

To perfect your leg movements however.5 . When you roll off your shoulder to turn onto your hands.. These mills are generally more elevated and easier to do no-handers with. If you just can't seem to open you legs up any wider when your back is straight... The key is to keep your split constant . Opening and closing your legs will eat up a lot of your momentum. your legs look extra long and your feet look extra small. 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). then close up your legs a little as you're rolling from shoulder to shoulder on your back. Both your hands should be placed somewhere on the ground right under your neck. As you roll onto your hands. 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. 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). The Legs: I'm assuming you can do mills now so I don't need to explain the movement of your legs... One last thing. Don't use your hands to push off to get more height. bend your heel/ankle. stabbing windmills aren't the best looking mills around. Other people like to rotate their body around more than they spin on the ground.org . The Arms: (only if you use them) As you all know.0 ft away from your right hand (CCW).2 mills. These type of mills generally have straighter legs and look smoother. This leaves less work to be done by your hands. your left hand should be placed about 0. In my opinion it just looks weird when your toes are pointed 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. Just remember to keep them straight and try locking your knees. 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. In these mills. not down by your gut like in stabbed mills.it helps your windmills look smoother. Make sure you know how you want your mills to look.. 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.. 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.j-network. This should be natural when you lock your knees. Most people can do wider splits when they're bent down than if their back is straight.1.. Your arms should be in a position like halfway 69 www.. Some people spin on the ground more than they turn their bodies. not rotation of your body). you need to condition yourself.5 . if you spin on the ground more it may only take you 1.. don't point your toes outward. pushing off of your right shoulder (CCW) will give you more elevation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

remember when you kick you want to not kick straight up or out but to kick around. the guide is simple..j-network. its the SAME thing for flares except you pause on your hands and not on the ground with your chest or back. Lock your arms and legs.. you want to continue the swinging movement. and your legs go up in back you want to use your hips now.. sweep the right under it. try to kick your face but do NOT go straight up.sweep your left leg under your right and move your right leg high up like your gonna kick your face. 4)As your hands come down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide down to the side of you... don’t expect to keep your body like your sitting and have your legs go around you. Okay a few key points. I like to work off people. you get bent in the back and you have a hard time carrying them from flare to flare.. let me know what you think and I'll make the changes. 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. trust me on this. if you don’t lift your hips your legs will be VERY low. 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.if you keep your legs straight you can almost bet your gonna have more power. you wont kill yourself. Another hip trick.. right before you kick your left leg for the initial kick.. Your hips are probably one of the most important parts of your flare. Also..transfer weight to the left hand again. you want to kick your left leg up(same as before. I say kick your face. C. turn your hips to the left. more twist and your going to go a lot farther E. as does lifting your ass and hips!! I know the guide is vague but it gives you the idea which you need. A. Don’t be afraid to fall. you want to START your circle!! D. Locked elbows give more height. You now can do one flare…I'm going to give you all the hints right now. F.think of the swing for keeping them going. especially your legs.. if you can do windmills.org .. Not just spell it out for them.. 80 www. meaning high but at all times you should be thinking out and around! B.. they go circular. flares are circular!) as you kick the left leg up. your hips need to be doing a lot of work. keep it locked! 3b)Ss you are coming onto your right arm.

What momentum will take care of is you abs.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Flares Author Unknown. Hold this position until you get tired.j-network. It is because you are only in the position for a couple brief seconds. do left. Try to bounce back and forth a bit on each arm to give it a little workout. Posted by Azr4el Original Breakstylz. the better.org . It is still a good idea to build your ab muscles by doing upper and lower ab exercises. To develop flexibility. You will have to have a fair bit of strength. Now most people will tell you that the flare doesn’t take much strength cause you can rely on speed and momentum. Most people think that the most important muscles in the flare are your abs. Do splits everyday and you should notice a difference in just a week. When you are doing the splits. The faster you go the less strength it will take but it will still take a fair bit of strength. Left splits are where you have your left leg in front of you and your right leg behind you. Try to relax your leg muscles and let gravity push you down. giving you a little more time to place that hand down. 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. Active flexibility just means being able to hold a stretching position by using your muscles to hold that position. 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. Now for your shoulder muscles. all you are going to do is 81 www. It helps you maintain a well balanced equilibrium and it will help you slow down your flares. The most important muscles used are your triceps and your shoulders. You should feel your leg muscles tighten and when you reach a certain point you should feel a bit of relief.com Flare Guide ~ Author Unknown 1) Developing Active Flexibility Flexibility is a very important aspect of the flare. 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. Well that is kind of true. When you do center splits do them slowly so you don’t tear a muscle. right and center splits every day/night. the power and momentum from your legs will keep you hips up and you won’t have to use your abs 100%. The farther you can spread your legs. Right splits are the exact opposite of left splits. To build your tricep muscles get a chair and prop your legs up on to it. 2) Developing Upper Body Strength Your muscles play a very important role in the flare. Sorry to disappoint you guys but it isn’t the most important set of muscles used in the flare. 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. 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 triangle symbolizes you. Now your have the start down. Hold this until you get tired. The yellow lines are your exchange lines where your legs change positions and the blue lines are where your hand placement occurs. 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. keep it high! Part 2. What you have to do is start in a standing position. The girls love it. Keep it on the ground for a little longer. Now if you have done the above correctly your left leg should be straight and close to the blue line in section 1.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. 3) Performing the flare (CC) Now you are ready to start the flare. You want to keep your left leg straight the whole time. 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. Just practicing the flare will build muscle.j-network. They will appear and you may even get a nice ripped six pack. Now swing your left leg around so that you are trying to draw the red circle with your foot. Now a common mistake is to lift the left leg too. 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. Part 1. This is a bird’s eye view of what the flare is based upon. Remember to keep your left leg straight and continue to draw the circle. Your right leg should be bent and just in front of you. After a month or so of practicing you should notice some changes in your abs. this is when you place your right hand down. Look at the above diagram. Continue to draw the imaginary circle with your left foot and when it passes the blue line in section 2. Now you are going to kick your right leg down straight and continue the imaginary circle from where you left off. The whole time this is happening your right arm will still be in the air.org . 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. You 82 www. Practice these everyday to help develop strength. Your legs should be spread in front of your in a v shape.

Don’t kick your leg backwards. then lift. Make sure you kick it up high. The right leg can bend a bit but try to keep that circle as smooth as possible. You won’t believe how much this affects your flare. 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. it hurts! A: The reason your body comes crashing down is because you have too much vertical momentum. 6) Have fast hands. It will come with time. make sure you continue to swing it around in a circle. Q: Okay. 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. Pretend that you are doing your flares on a stove and your hands are getting hot. 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. When I see bboys do a flare and bend their legs when they are behind it looks totally whack! Don’t do it. 5) Keep your legs straight at all times. Now when your right leg reaches the blue line in section 4. Your right leg will be close to the ground. Meaning the one in the air will come down and the one that was previously scraping the ground will go airborne. Keep your toes pointed when you do this. Just continue from there.org . it will be dragging above it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide are going to continue the circle from the yellow line in section 4. Try to kick your left ear. practice. 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. 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. but make sure it doesn’t touch the floor. 3) Point your toes. 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. 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. The circle is perfectly round and I expect you to draw a pretty good circle. What the frick am I doing wrong? 83 www. 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. 4) When you are kicking your right leg behind you make sure you kick hard and keep the left leg high. 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. Lean forward so that your legs get high in the back. Point your toes so it is easier to get your legs behind you. practice.j-network. Move them hands before they get burnt! 7) Practice. you are going to left your left hand and reach over your left leg to allow your right leg to pass by.

Q: I can get my legs behind me but my right leg bends and it hits the ground. Stick your butt in the air. When your right leg is kicking under your left leg and your are lifting your hand. 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 you have to do is when you kick your right leg down. The solution. Make sure you kick your left leg high enough as well and try to hold it there while kicking your right leg under. You will notice after pointing your toes you can pull a full rotation now but your legs are bent. Remember to have fast hands too. most people have trouble because they start to Czech their flare.j-network. 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. Sometimes my left leg comes smashing down too and it hurts. For example. Try to focus and work on lifting your hand up THEN STRAIGHT BACK DOWN so that it is in line with your other hand. 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. So spread your legs and jump up a bit to see what it will fell like. What’s up with this? A: All you have to do is kick you right leg back harder and lean forward.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. This 84 www. Try to kick the back of your head with your right leg to elevate the hips. 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. Make sure to draw a circle and not kick it straight back. this is easier said then done. In basic English this means that your body starts to turn the opposite way your legs are flaring. It will give you a fraction of a inch of more room to let your leg fly back and up. Now to get in this position. 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. What the hell am I doing wrong? A: You are right. 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). This should elevate your hips high enough to let your right leg pass under. It is very bad form and looks pretty whacked. What it will fell like is a half handstand. don’t lift it over too hard. Now for the bending part. Q: I can do everything but when my legs are behind me they are too low. You’ll be surprised what this does. it is a lot easier said than done. But there is a way to get your butt higher to get your legs nice and high. immediately lift your left hand and “REACH” over your right leg and place your hand on the ground. You have to re-program yourself and just force yourself to keep this leg straight. Like gimme a break. And when they actually end up leaning forward they end up landing on their face. It will fell just like you are in a half handstand. Point your toes when kicking your right leg behind.org . Help me! A: This is a very simple fix.

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide may feel a bit awkward but this action of reaching down instead of over will start your lean. You should feel it, just go with the flow and lean a bit more and you might just surprise yourself and get some nice continuous flares going.

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Flare Problems + Answers
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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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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 .org .j-network. keep your hands straight).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. 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. you need a lot of strength not only in your upper body. ass high as your shoulders. but your must have strength. Abs n Hips : This is very important for flares!! * 10 Straight Hanging Legs Lifts(see in the pics 88 www. 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.

org . they just don't know and in flares not everything seems logic. Gymnastics start: For people who 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 . go for the amount not the quality until you got 8 and more. Gymnastics starts from a pushup position with wide spread legs. 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).j-network.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. * 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. don't to just one and stop because you touched the floor a little. left leg on heel edge and right on toes. * In the Transition to the Back kick your left heel to the back left upper corner and hold it there. 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. 89 www. if you kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). * Open. try it sometimes. 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. 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.

a B-Boying teacher for about 4 years.org . I'm B-Boy Angel from Israel. peace 90 www.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide that's it for now.

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

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

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

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

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

what you want to do here is to make your legs reach the front of it piked and a bit higher than usual. So. 96 www. 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. To have an idea of the angle.Now you have reached the front.the higher you are. we're talking about an "angle" you don't even notice if you're looking at the move from outside. This is meant to give you a higher angle in order to take the best from the kick out.This is a disadvantage for the flare in itself. So that you have an idea of the proportions. find a way betwen these two and you'll get the idea of a nice angle. but makes the hop easier. the harder you'll have to fight aginst the force of gravity right after every round.the higher you are. 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 more height the kick will give you BUT . while you'd swing your leg totally horizontal if you were going to flare. Again. it's something you don't notice unless you're the one who is doing it.org .j-network. So.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The idea behind this is.

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

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

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

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

The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I can link it..j-network. Apart from practicing more (duh) you may be piking too soon. If you pike when you're still in the airborne phase. Try and delay that a bit. 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. Peace 101 www... Hope this helps. but my legs are low during the second round..org .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or dont have the balance yet. Step 3 . Dont leave your hands facing forwards or backwards to balance. The other hand is by your head used just to balance yourself. When you transfer all your weight to your right arm. moving the other. moving the other and putting your weight on that arm. switching off arms) Building balance is done by putting both arms under your body and holding yourself off the ground with both of them. feet and head are still off the ground during this point. and the handglide position (where you put one elbow into your gut right above your hip bone. Step 2. Give details on your problem and we'll do our best to solve them.org .The two main keys you need to turtle are balance and wrist strength. and in a circle.hand stand pushups against the wall. Your left hands fingers pointing left of you.(Counter Clockwise) Start in the kneeling position and put your left hand on the ground. Do this alot. This will build intense balance. After building balance and wrist strength. forwards.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Turtles By Bboy Drizzt Do Urden Alright. It should be much like the hanglide position. Pull your legs in like a frog would and put all your weight on that arm under you. 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. it will just be harder. finger FACING left of you. perpendicular with it.j-network. Fingers pointing to the LEFT.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. like the left hand. You then slowly rock (switch weight) from one arm the the other. move your left towards your body and under you by your left hip to catch yourself from falling off your right. Now the turtle spin: Step 1 . Heres my guide and tips: 1st.Catching yourself 114 www. and moving the hand that has the weight off of it forward or backward in that split second. and your right fingers right. 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. with your head 2 to 4 inches off the ground. There are many exercises you can do to build wrist strength. with your arm straight down to the floor. a few are . and give you the feel for moving each arm while distributing weight to the other. Your body should fairly horizontal. and feet like a frog tucked in. you can begin to learn how to WALK backwards. Walking backwards and forwards is done by shifting your balance to one arm while in the turtle position. this is the turtle help post. strength. etc. Try to get as much weight as you can off one arm and still stay balanced. (if you fall alot.Start Position .

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

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

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

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

you're probably not re-cocking your left hand enough. which should be easy because those are mastered. Make sure to do all the steps (tap. they forget to re-cock it. tap and left hand down. This keeps you from turning on your hand too much. And if you can only get a couple pumps on jackhammers. You should spend as little time on your left hand as possible. which means you need speed. Any questions just ask. Remember that this move is based a lot on momentum. and pump it quickly. Try to turn it back some more before you put it back down. That will give you too much height and you wouldn’t turn sideways. Now your hips have to turn your body for you. 5. Don’t think of it as a step-by-step move. but it does help to have wrist strength when you mess up. Pumping higher means more impact on your wrist and you’ll get tired faster. if your hand turns a lot. 119 www. your legs should follow. Do NOT swing your legs upward. right hand down. jackhammers should be a breeze. That means: legs are bent. I hope I didn’t miss any main points or leave out any details. Practice makes perfect. If you happen to lose momentum. pump and swing hips. CCW Jackhammers Once you perfect 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. All you gotta do is remember to keep going. just go back into crickets. fluidity and speed. It doesn't take much wrist strength to do jackhammers. because you don’t have your right arm to tap and make your body turn. you have to pump higher and faster so that you have more time to re-cock your wrist. Don’t try to do anything special with your head or eyes. and body is leaning to the left. pump and swing hips. If you want more speed. Remember to keep pumping and use your hips to conserve your momentum. just turn your head to the left a bit. and keep your legs bent. If you pump and don't re-cock. The hard part about learning jackhammers is getting your crickets smooth enough. And remember to keep practicing until you can do crickets like it’s nothing.org . Keep your right arm close to the side of your body. Perfection. you could seriously damage your wrist. that means keep your hips high/elevated. you’d hop up too high. keep your body in. Remember that you’re supposed to keep your body as compact as possible. swing your hips CCW as you pump with your left hand.j-network. This step comes right after your left hand pumps. When you swing your hips. repeat) FLUIDLY. right arm is in. but in one fluid motion. The video should explain it for you. All you need to do is lift up your right elbow while doing crickets.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I said inside of the left foot because you want to be under u. 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. this is for CCW You want to start off like your gonna do a flare. you swing down and want to be going circular. now that you have how to start it. e)I cant stress this enough.j-network.. it helps for speed. I know this sounds weird for a turtle type move but still. b)Your legs are going to swing around but as they go around you want to bring them in. and not to mention it KILLS your wrists. 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. I know that was confusing so let me do some explaining for you lol. it what gives your more height and makes this a lot easier.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By Anubis2002 Aiight. 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.. something you want and NEED to keep.org . a)Those steps should almost if not be down at the SAME time. your hands will stay right under you and you do NOT under ANY circumstances want to remove them from your center of gravity.. u need to swing your legs but right afterwards u need to bring them UNDER u!! Okay. here we go.. 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.now this is important! **UFOs use cross hand positions.think about 126 www. these are for the UFOs that double as airturtles. trust me! 2) Same as turtles. NOT normal turtle ones) 5)As your right hand comes down your right leg will be swinging around you too Okay. not the damn merry go round spins. 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.

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.org . they need to be directly UNDER you. not just turtle them. You don’t need to but it helps more then i can explain d) Its not exactly like a turtle.j-network. only some properties e) Your hands are holding u up. 127 www. f) It helps to swing around then bring your legs under but not needed(I’m trying to give u something with momentum first.

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

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

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

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

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

A - 133 www.j-network. PeaCe .org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I’m out.n.Bboy D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

... now do step one. When you go to stab. Okay.like if you are doing airflares. Do steps 1-3.u should now be going to the point where u need to kick/swing.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. remember to swing your legs up.you all remember when you learned windmills you had to stab to get over? Well you are going to do the same thing here. it can be used to catch quicker or get more power.one ur leading leg will actually go first. Once u are comfortable getting up onto your hand and head n feel comfortable to go on this is how you continue.generally speaking your leading hand will do the work(Ie. Unlike windmills and headspins though.. 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.. ie. each time u do it.something of that nature where you need the swing. 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.. this instruction though is for type two.... Get the feel down!! It is VERY important because from here you are going to do a few things at once. uglier and uglier until they slam into the ground... 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. Do step 1 a couple times n get the feel of what your head will feel like... 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.if you want to do type one it is very similar but you slide your head in a semi circle before you let it..your head is on the ground for most of the first windmill but you do not have a lot of pressure on it. Okay when you have step 1 down pact. You allow your legs to swing up and continue the momentum... depending on your body it could hurt. *****What I mean by this is that..org .if your doing cw you will swing right leg first and if you are doing ccw your left leg will go first 5.. And I mean that.left hand for ccw n right hand for cw) the other hand is more of a guide n helping hand. 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. Not only that but you really need to get the feel of something before u actually do it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2.... 144 www.now heres a VERY important part of halos. 4. be irritable or something to that effect. All of these things are done at once! You tap or push off from the ground..j-network. once u forget about keeping your legs up you are going to come down VERY quickly..

. Catching halos is very easy... Remember.its similar to turtle or handglide position with your legs straight and your head on the ground..j-network. There isn’t much of a difference until you get going faster n faster.. You end up catching in sort of a turtle position but your leaning on your head more.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide If you don’t keep your hips up u wont be doing them correctly or very nice. Try both types of halos and see which one works best for you. If you just try n throw again your gonna be off balance!! General Tips 1. Do not try and power halos are first. both kinda can stay nice and controlled. it takes work to keep the momentum so you better keep kicking! 6. its your responsibility to do this. Do not expect yourself to keep going. footwork. 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. 5.... windmills.to continue to doing more halos. If you got into a handglide position and leaned forward to put the weight on your hand you’d be in good shape 2. 5.. when your legs swing and you push off your going to turn around your head. 3.org . 145 www. don’t expect them to work for you. You’ve just done one halo. Remember to LEAN on your head and put most of the weight there.. Its helpful to practice from a number of positions.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. like handglides. the set up is the same. It is okay to go on the top of your head but let yourself come down after while your learning 4.this is important to stick with one and not keep switching. 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.

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

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

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

9) As you land on your right hand. this is how u do it and some things to remember! Remember an airflare is NOT a 360.org . The hop. 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. its your job to make sure your legs and hips don’t get lazy!! 8) As you hop. mad clean and good to learn from. this forces you to lay out and not go up and down. that is YOUR JOB!!! 10) Now bring your left hand down. 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. 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. now bring your feet down.. Remember your swinging during this. pretend your wiping sweat away from your face with your left hand because your left arm should swing over your head. so when you swing down REACH away from you. and THATS when u jump 6) When your on your left hand.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.j-network. keep your hips and legs up. you should have swung until you can’t anymore. As your on your right hand. your legs want to be swinging already. it is a 180 and its a small hop. but as you come down on your left and both your legs are up. Watch Ruen’s airflares. turn your head so u can see the floor.there’s something I need to explain and its a lil weird. part 90 type deal! Now that you are on your hands your legs should be in back of you and swinging. flare. don’t rush it. u should be swinging with legs and hips until you can’t swing anymore. and do NOT go to your side You go over your head one hand then the other! Keep your hips up!!. or 149 www. it should be smooth. Its a part flare. and do NOT bring both hands at once. *YOU need to do this as a wind up.. you want to Lay out.

You MUST learn the basics before you do something else.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide another airflare. 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..if u can do this to a perfect airflare and land on ur hands then feet. When u can do that.flare or even jumping into it. pause and then bring feet down.org . Remember to be swinging damnit. all of that comes from the initial swing while your on your hands. It is possible to airflare without the kick/swing but its harder and not as good looking.j-network. 150 www. You’re not straight up and down. 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. they will TWIST and kick. start linking them. its just like dropping from 90.

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

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

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

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

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

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. B) Roll yourself backwards (Backwards summersault) C) First few times roll once.org . After comfortable roll 2. 156 www. -Step 2A) Sit on the grass with for feet pulled up to your chest. 3 times is pointless. 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. Now make sure your hands are in the right position.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. (Further you look the better) C) Hold this position for about 20 seconds. Unless you rushed too fast pass one of the steps.j-network. 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. C) Kick up with your feet and land on flat feet. So please make sure your comportable with all of them before moving on. like your half way done of a backflip. 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. Repeat this step until you feel your comfortable to move on. Also the longer you hold this the better. This step took me a few tries to get comfortable. -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.

.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. I wish you the best of luck. 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. C) Look behind like in !!Step 1!! Then land on your hands.j-network.. I have no camera to make a video of each step but its all common sense anyways. You do not have to jump in the stage. 157 www.org . Peace.

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

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

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

even if you have perfect spinning flags. im sure some other people on this forum do these. or else it will be hard as hell) Ball-Flags: These are my favorite. 161 www. This move spins VERY fast. maybe make the whole thing a video guide. and cought himself into a hollow. so try it on grass first. But for now this will have to do. so it feels like your a ball. These are what i would call the munchmills of 90's if you ask me. which that hand thats not doing anything.org . Once i get an extension cord for my camera ill hopefully get some videos up for you guys. you wont be able to do this move for more than a second. and then shot his legs out. and answering the questions please. What you do is. 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.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide do it with opening them in the middle. BREATHE! If you dont breathe.j-network. but usually i use only as an ending to my flags. so you guys help me with whats missing. so breathe. I actually seen a guy that did these. -GrandMoren Edit: I forgot to add. went all the way around. send in a video for my sake Well. My mouth was wide open. thats about it. catch your legs and bring them into your chest.

Since I don't have a camera. then there’s the other side who says. And it may also help build other parts of the body i may not be aware of.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Broncos/Donkeys By ManHy xD Oook Imma make the best bronco guide on this site. and is a poser move. Gets you use to the feel of being in the air without any limbs touching the ground. just bounce. Period. Many people think this move is wack.. Helps you learn Round Offs. 6. If you know how to do handstands.org . This is one of the first moves I mastered including all the variations of it. and get the hang of being upside down. 4. then this move is a piece of cake. 162 www.j-network. Helps gain wrist strength. cause this move is a cool looking retarded move. 2. 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. 1. and pretty decent arm and leg strength. when I was first starting out as a bboy. for floats. This move is awesome if you do it right in a combo. Helps gain Calf Strength for jumping. I dunno why I even wrote a guide. This is the easiest move ever. but don’t just swing your legs up.. makes you look gay. 3. personally I like this move because.. (well it helped me) 7. Step 1 Practice getting in to a handstand. ==================================== Prerequisites Doesn't really have any but i think you should have good back flexibility. I’ll use that one picture in the other forum to help guide you people to learn. I agree with both sides. or calling this move a poser move is like calling the windmill a poser move. Helps you learn how to go into a handstand without going all the way over.

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

what ever you kids call it these days. 164 www. Step 5 Once you bounce off your toes. so then you can bounce off of them back in the air. when you land on your feet you have to land on your toes.org . then you need to spring your hands back downand land in a handstand position. Now this is diffirent from step 3 where your legs came down first.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 4 After you done step 3. you will land on your face. your hands should now be in the air. 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. lol.j-network. and your feet should be on the ground. you have now done one broncos or kick. and throw your legs back up. you will be in mid air for a split second. To do consective bronces. Unless you are not retarded and don't put your hands back down to floor once you whole body is in mid air.

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

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. 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. 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. you can either run into this by skipping 2 steps and jump as in a regular bronco but whip your legs around. You can mod these moves any way you want. ===================================== Combos All these combos are possible. There’s a whole crap load more combos that are possible.I thinks this is possible Bronco to Any Front or Any Air Twisting Suicide Bronco to Solar Elicpse. so that if you were facing north your now facing south. Frog is a bronco but in da turtle position. There’s probably more but I dunno. ==================================== 166 www.j-network. it will help u to balance as well as spring to ur feet 180 Ugh lets see. just take caution.org . but becareful it hurts on diffirent types of surface areas. I either seen them or done them. and you can do this in fore arm/elbow bronco's as well.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide KnucklesVery easy just turn your hands into fist. 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 <. Hop from knees to hands and etc.

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

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

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

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 . Peace Break Master 170 www.

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

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. Now to continue with the motion. To little means your not going up and to much means your going over. When you kick your 1 leg or both legs up.j-network. Here is Vice Prez Demonstrating this way. As that one leg is being kicked up. 172 www. let the last one (cause we only have 2) follow through and also get kicked up. Step 2: Now which every way your started. you got to control how much power you put into it. 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.org .

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

But yea as you progress you will get use to taking much bigger steps.. 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. but as you practice you will gain more and more steps. --> Arching you back some how shifts you weight evenly.) Moves like.. SECTION 6: The AfterMath. 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. –> 1HS take time and patiance. SECTION 5: Important Recaps & Misc Tips: -->When I say falling forward I mean legs over your back and when I say falling you backwards.j-network. Left. –> You can always use a wall to help you. because I realized how stupid it was. And when your mind focuses on that. 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.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide out.org . and arching your back some how helps. I suggest learning to move in all directions.. –> 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. –> When learning to walk in a HS.. Final Chapter: After you have gotten down HS. Having them bent behind you for some people makes HS a lot easier. and it never hurt so much that I was gonna cry. SECTION 4: 1 Handed Stands (1HS) Removed. your not a pansy are you. –> Your legs positions plays a big role when your first learning HS. Right. but that’s for pansy’s. it will then be a little bit complicated to do HS.. --> Practice falling forward to get rid of that falling on your back fear. But what helped me through it was to first get HS down decently. Back.. --> Using your fingers and palms help very much when trying to balance in one place. I hope not. Hollow Back Invert Side Invert 174 www. move on to variations (There are not really variations. so keep practicing and eventually it will come to you. having them spread out like a V evens out the weight. –> Your head sort of helps you balance because when you try to look up it arches your back. I mean falling back the way you started. just new moves. to be specific. take it slow then eventually your can speed things up..

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

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.j-network. etc) If there’s a move missing that I forgot.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Updating the Guide If at any time a guide is updated or stickied. However. 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.

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

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