Cypher Adikts x No Holdin’ Back

We’re getting really close to our San Diego edition of Cypher Adikts! SD has always shown us so much support in the past, driving hours in traffic on a Friday night to LA is serious business. So we can appreciate when we see the SD folks come through our doors.

Some of those that frequent include crews like Rock So Fresh, originally out of San Diego. When these guys show up, best believe they’re reppin’ in the circles all night! We’ve posted about them in the past after the Cypher City Kings Anniversary where they had an exhibition battle against one of Europe’s most notorious squads, Flow Mo. So it was only fitting that we featured one of their members on our SD flier, King Saso.

Saso is no stranger to the circles, having won numerous Cypher King awards, he was the perfect representation for our SD Edition. The photo was also taken by one of our most supportive photographers, Still1, who is also a member of the RSF Family. His images have been featured on countless CA Fliers and have helped set the tone of our classic format.

This time around we teamed up as the official pre-party event for “No Holdin’ Back”! A 1 vs 1 Bboy/Bgirl battle concept adapted by one of the members of Flow Mo, Wartecs. The San Diego edition of NHB will serve as the official West Coast Qualifier for a chance to win a FREE flight to Finland to represent the US at the Flow Mo Anniversary this June!

The concept itself is very interesting:


– No round limit

– No time limit

The battles will be judged by 3 judges whom each hold a white flag that they will raise clearly in the air as soon as they individually know who the winner is of each battle. After raising the flag a judge can not raise the flag again or change their mind. Raising a flag can be done straight after the first round, during some round, or even after 10 ROUNDS or more.

When all 3 judges know who they will vote for – the battle is over even if its in the middle of someones solo. After the battle the host will count “1,2,3” and judges will point clearly with their flags whom they think which dancer they wanna vote as the winner of the battle.”

Here’s some footage of the final battle from last years world finals…

You can’t lose going to these two events! You already know how CA gets down, and who wouldn’t want the chance to go to Finland!? PLUS we have DJ’s Mane One & Ervin Arana providing the tunes to get you movin’! So there you have it! There’s no where else to be on Friday April 5th & Saturday April 6th! Make sure you don’t miss out on one of the ILLEST weekends in San Diego, Cali! Hope you’re ready for it!

for more info make sure to visit the Cypher Adikts SD & No Holdin’ Back event pages.


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