Thursday, May 10, 2012
B-Boy WING, is the member of Jinjo crew and 7commandoz,and champion of Redbullbcone 2008. He has been dancing for nearly half of his life since witnessing B-Boying in junior high school. His older brother, Skim is his biggest influence. He watched Skim practice and was guided step-by-step through the foundations that made him the B-Boy he is today. For B-Boy WING, family and crew go hand in hand. He is deeply appreciative that his family is so supportive of his and his brother’s dedication to B-Boying. He and Skim are also in the same crew - Jinjo Crew. “We are the best of partners and crew mates,” explains WING.
Kim, Heon Woo aka B-Boy WING first saw breaking on TV in Korea, where nowadays you see B-Boys all the time. When he was 12 years old, he started breaking with his older brother. Until now, his brother and his crew have been WING’s biggest inspiration, but he tries to learn from every B-Boy. Some of his favorite dancers include his fellow crew members as well as B-Boy Vero, Hong10, K-Mel, Ronnie, Differ, Born, Cloud, Menno and Kid David.
WING is a well rounded B-Boy. He likes to create highly detailed patterns of movement and incorporates complex choreography and flow into his dance while including all the aspects of B-Boying from footwork, to freezes to power moves. When he was younger, he got the name WING from one of his mentors, because of the lightness of his flight-like moves. WING lives and breathes B-Boying. Every aspect of his life revolves around it. He performs in shows with the other members of the Jinjo Crew. They recently signed a contract with LG Mobiles and started doing shows for them around the world. It’s hard to make a living by dancing, but WING is happy with what he does and says that all the B-Boys in Korea are working day by day to make the situation better—by making sure that they are the best at what they do. They want to ensure that the elders and the adults in Korean society always look favorably at B-Boying, by being proper role models and by sharing a sense of fraternity and mutual respect and love for each other. Of course not everyone sees eye to eye on this but most of the B-Boys in Korea are friends and are more about support than rivalry.
WING is in love with Hip Hop. “It has given me something to do in life and has given me real life lessons, goals and friends. I just want to stay my course and keep dancing, and hopefully not get hurt. B-Boying is hard work. That’s what it takes, hard work and practice, practice, practice, but there is no greater reward than the feeling I have when I am dancing. I hope that I win this event and that it takes me further along in my career.”
The B-Boy scene in Korea is amazing. There are a lot of events and shows on TV. Many great B-Boys come from Korea. WING believes that the B-Boy scene in Korea and all over the world is the truest representation of positive Hip Hop and positive youth culture. “I really believe that commercialism is killing Hip Hop, but I feel that the B-Boys here and all over the world are doing what they can to represent Hip Hop in the manner and the vibe and spirit that was intended. There is an innocence to Hip Hop here in Korea and especially in our community that I really appreciate.”