If you don’t know what popping and locking is, then you better ask somebody, because the Games in Paris is gonna rock.
That’s because break dancing is now an Olympic sport.
Yeah, you heard right, my brother. It’s gonna be a jol.
This week, when the news broke, there was a lot of blowback and haters are gonna hate.
But I think it’s fine.
The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius – Faster, Higher, Stronger.
And if you’ve ever seen a b-boy or a fly-girl in action, you will know that break dancers are about as athletic as they come.
In fact, I’d go as far as to say it’s a mix between fencing and gymnastics, if are are going to compare it to some more established Olympic sports.
The battling element of break dancing is straight-up, in-your-face combat – each move you make is to blow your rival away.
When it comes to the physicality of the sport, the headspins, acrobatics and strength elements, a break dancer can go toe to toe with a gymnastic.
Believe me, if you’ve ever tried doing push-ups in a one-handed handstand and waving to the crowd at the same time, then you will know it’s no joke what these guys do.
To call it dancing is almost insulting to them.
Anyway, what disqualifies it from being an Olympic sport?
We have equestrian sports, where people ride on horseback.
We have synchronised swimming, kanti. And no one bats an eyelid. So bring it on the b-boying. It’s going to be a blast.