Hong 10是誰?
先來為他做個簡單的介紹
他是一位來自南韓的BBoy
在2002年的Battle Of The Year決賽中一戰成名 (也因為那年我愛上了Wanted)
那場經典的比賽正是Expression(南韓) vs Vagabonds(法國)
在那整場battle,Vagabonds被Expression給壓的抬不起頭來,battle到後面都不知道要出什麼招了
也正因為這場比賽讓韓國的breakin’躍上國際舞台(在後來的四年內,韓國在BOTY拿了兩屆的冠軍)
其中最大的功臣之一非hong 10莫屬了 (當然其他團員也很強 所以用"之一" ^ ^)
他獨特流暢的舞蹈風格+超可怕的對拍能力
在那場比賽中讓我看到搥胸頓足 (那時候我還記得是跟島輝還有丘康一起窩在電腦前面看,看完後整整說不出話來好幾分鐘 XD)
心裡只有一個念頭:他是人嗎? 囧rz

後來他就成為世界上bboy所關注的焦點
也在很多的比賽中拿到非常多的團體優勝跟個人優勝 (有興趣的可以去找找看 ukbboy或是redbull BCone的影片)
他最早開始嶄露頭角是在“Expression Crew"
後來可能因為某些因素,幾個Expression的元祖團員又另組了一團叫做“Hell’s Angels" (不過Expression並沒有解散,只是換血,而且他們的skill變的更可怕,像bboy WakeUp就是其中一個例子)
在我大三那一年還有來台灣的room18表演過
那次來的有hong10、bboy T、還有超帥的shing(不知道是不是這樣拼)
近距離觀賞的感覺真的很屌啊!
看到hong10噁心的對拍能力,真的嘆為觀止 (他不只對重拍喔~他還有對碎拍 Orz)
而Hell’s Angels的風格就與Expression大異其趣了
他們當時的排舞所要表現的東西不只是skill
更是對於音樂的體現,所以我只能說當時hell’s angels的排舞表演十分的有藝術性,非常棒!
不過這個團出現的時間非常的短暫(印象中才一年多吧)

後來這幾位又組了一團叫做“Drifters Crew"
我想這個團大家應該就很熟悉了
自從這團出現以後只能用“所向披靡"來形容
一樣在短時間內席捲了bboyworld
裡面更成熟也更多元的舞風依舊令人嘆為觀止
而Hong10在Drifters裡面的地位更是不可動搖
幾乎可以算是裡面的台柱了(當然這是我個人的觀點)

為什麼會突然想講Hong10呢?
因為我前幾天在BBoyWorld裡面看到一篇hong10的訪談,覺得非常有內容
裡面講述了許多他對於breakin’的想法與建議,我覺得非常具有正面性的價值
所以想分享給大家看看。

Interview of Hong 10

1) First, Introduce yourself, how old you are, where you ‘re from etc.
I am 24 (22 by American standards) and I am from Seoul, South Korea

2) Which crew are you in at the moment and tell us about your crew?
I am a member of Drifters Crew and Project Soul. Drifters Crew consists of members who have very distinct and vibrant personalities and individual styles. Our Crew is constantly improving and for a person who truly enjoys dancing such as me, it is the perfect fit. Personally, I believe that our Crew’s individual personalities are not the only things distinct, but the personality and style of the Crew as a whole.

3) Most B-boys and B-Girls know you from BOTY 2002 with Expression Crew in Germany. Why did you leave this crew?
I have been asked this question quite often, but it is nevertheless a very difficult question to answer. To put it simply, our visions and goals, as well as the mindset, was quite different. I learned a lot from the Expression Crew and was offered many opportunities, but I wanted to keep going and continue to improve, but such an opportunity was not available to me in the Expression Crew.

4) Why did you start B-Boying?
At first, I started when I was just hanging out with my friends. When I first started dancing, the B-Boying scene was in its early stage, so it was difficult for me to learn how to dance. I basically watched the b-boys that came on TV or in videos and taught myself how to dance. So there really is no straight answer to this question. I simply wanted to dance and hang out with my friends.

5) Describe your style!
My style is constantly changing, diverse, and I try to be as creative as I can. I still lack in all of these aspects, but I will continue to work hard until I can find the style that I ultimately want. I also want to develop a very diverse and creative style without deviating too much from B-Boying.

6) How would you describe the B-Boying Scene in South Korea at the moment?
The B-Boying scene of Korea has developed greatly. It has been made known to a wider audience, and is still continuing to grow through various performances and through the media. However, I also see negative side-effects as B-Boying is becoming bigger in Korea. The “showy” aspect of B-Boying, conflicts between B-Boys are growing daily, and using anonymity provided by the internet to degrade fellow B-Boys, etc. are becoming continuously more prevalent. There are still lots of areas that we need to fix and develop, and the B-Boys of Korea, including myself, must continue to learn what the true meaning of being a B-Boy is. I would like to see B-Boys who are not only about improving their skills.

7) You travel a lot around and compete in many Battles. What has been the most enjoyable b-boying experience?
There is a myriad of great experiences that I have had. UK was a lot of fun and my battles in Japan and Korea were all very fun and good experiences. If I were asked to distinguish one specific experience, however, I would say my most recent win at the RedBull BCOne is it. Of course, the reason being that I won.

8) How often do you practice a week?
My goal is to practice everyday, but due to personal reasons and/or performances, that is a practical impossibility. Therefore, out of the week, I end up practicing 5-6 days.

9) Any advice on practice methods?
Just enjoy yourself freely. I really don’t like being tied down to something. Be free. Dance. Dancing to music itself is a great enjoyment. This is not practice, but the basic and essential element of B-Boying, no, of dancing.

10) What would you do when you can not dance anymore?
I’m not sure. I sometimes think about what I would do if I stopped dancing, but I have no plans of quitting dancing. Even if I can no longer dance due to age or injuries, I would want to continue to work in the B-Boying scene.

11) If you could go anywhere in this world, where would you go and why?
Honestly, I would like to go everywhere. I want to revisit all of the places that I have been to. When I go abroad for tournaments, I don’t really get to see the place and hang out. Also, of the places that I have not yet visited, I have a lot of places that I want to go to. I know this is sort of outrageous and out of the blue, but I want to visit places like the Arctic and the Antarctic.

12) Do you and your crew have any plans in future?
I am going to continue to B-Boy. The style that I ultimately want to find will be difficult to achieve, but I am not going to stop trying. Myself and my team will continue to show the world better dances. We will probably enter many competitions, but our main goal is to show the world amazing performances. I hope you are all excited.

13) What do you think about BBoyworld?
B-Boys who are geographically far away can get to know each other, share lots of materials and music, and B-Boys who are halfway around the world from each other can get close to each other as if they were practicing together through Bboyworld. Simply put, I like it.

14) Final Shoutouts for the people!
This is Drifters Crew’s Hong 10, thank you very much.

By Kumi
Thanks to Bboy Natural, Project D crew for the Translation!


以上interview of hong10 的內容轉載於bboyworld by Kumi