Not sure b-bying is all about? Here's what you need to know.
For starters, don’t call it “breakdancing”. The correct term is b-boying, or breaking, as it originally was back in the 1970s on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Breakdancing was just a term mistakenly coined by the media, that unfortunately happened to stick. Fans of hip-hop culture, however, will always remember it as b-boying or breaking.
Now here are some other terms in b-boying you should know:
An informal gathering where people gather around a circle while b-boys or b-girls take turns showing off their moves in the middle of the circle.
The act of copying someone else’s moves. When you catch an opponent biting during a battle, you can call him on it by doing the “biting sign” – clench your fists, put your arms across your chest and bring your forearms together in a “biting” motion. It’s considered a serious accusation and insult, so you’d better be sure that person is biting before you do the sign.
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