🙋 I've been breaking for 10 years+, and I've watched so many videos on the history, judging, battles, interviews, and foundations in breaking over these years. This was the first time I got to judge for a Bboy event! 🔥 It was a great experience and I'm grateful for it. I take judging seriously because it's what helps other bboys grow and help them understand how to take their skills and perspective in battling to the next level. ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • On a deeper level, it's also because of my experience with bboys and myself where we felt like we clearly won, but lost and the judges didn't give any good explainations either. Where we didn't agree on their knowledge of why we lost and chose not to call them out for it. In the end some bboys lost hope in the art of battling, lacking understanding with no proper guidance at the time. So I hope that I can give a good explaination to their expression, response, cleanliness, content, and flow when I judge. It's important to communicate with other bboys and have a clear understanding of each other. So that I can improve on my judgement with consideration to other aspects I didn't think of or missed as well. ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ •
I call people out not for the intention to cause conflict but to prove a point and to keep the movement going. This is a clip of my few sets during the call out of 2 judges.
I never really post PRE appointment posts... but I’d really appreciate some good thoughts and prayers my way for tomorrow. I go in for my “every 4 month scan” and i have a spot where my mole pigmentation has returned AGAIN... this is the second time. Luckily the first time everything checked out ok... but this spot (the tiny “F” shaped spot) has came back fast. I have variations in the color of my scar... but this exact spot is different and is in the same exact spot my melanoma mole was before surgery. I’m positive about it... but scared. My mama will be going along with me for this appt as I’m sure my Dr will biopsy the spot again. Continuing to take a biopsy out of my scar also worries me becuase I’m not sure if stirring up and irritating the cells over and over is a good idea. So i suppose we will see what she says... maybe there is another approach we can take to check it. I’m not really sure. I’ll know more answers tomorrow... or have more questions i suppose. 🤷🏻♀️⏳ Thank you all for the continued love and support... the battle seems to be never ending and quite the rollercoaster ride to say the least. Please be sure to check yourself regularly... skin cancer is real... and is serious! #checkyourself#melanoma#skincancer#battle#warrior#melanomaawareness#melanomasucks
Tuesday Jan 23,2018 come out to #Battle&Brew it’s opening night of the Nostalgic Video Games Art Show! 🔥🔥 | My EarthWorm Jim painting will be in the show and I will be there come out if you are in ATL!! | Hosted by @artetak | #art#videogames#beer#datsjustbsart
Today, 50 years ago, on January 21, 1968, the Battle of Khe Sanh starts during the Vietnam War. This battle would be a long one, lasting until July 9, 1968. When it was discovered that the NVA was moving major forces into the Khe Sahn area US forces were built up before the NVA isolated the Marine base in response. Once the base came under siege a series of fights took place over a period of five months. During this time, KSCB (Khe Sanh Combat Base) and the hilltop outposts around it were under constant North Vietnamese artillery, mortar, and rocket attacks, and several infantry assaults. To support the Marine base, a massive aerial bombardment campaign called Operation Niagara was launched by the United States Air Force. Over 100,000 tons of bombs were dropped by US aircraft and over 158,000 artillery rounds were fired in defense of the base. Throughout the campaign, US forces used the latest technology to locate NVA forces for targeting. Additionally, the logistical effort required to support the base once it was isolated demanded the implementation of other tactical innovations to keep the Marines supplied. In March of 1968, an overland relief expedition called Operation Pegasus was launched by a combined Marine, Army, and South Vietnamese task force that eventually broke through to the Marines at Khe Sanh. American commanders considered the defense of Khe Sanh a success, but shortly after the siege was lifted the decision was made to dismantle the base rather than risk similar battles in the future. On June 19, 1968, the evacuation and destruction of KSCB began. Amidst heavy shelling, the Marines attempted to salvage what they could before destroying what remained as they were evacuated. Minor attacks continued before the base was officially closed on 5 July. Marines remained around Hill 689, though, and fighting in the vicinity continued until 11 July until they were finally withdrawn, bringing the battle to a close. In the aftermath, the North Vietnamese proclaimed a victory at Khe Sanh, while US forces claimed that they had withdrawn as the base was no longer required.