R16 USA 2011


The R-16 USA annual Urban Arts Festival & US B-Boy Championships Were Developed to Support the Growth and Creativity of U.S. Urban Youth Athletes and Present them on a World Stage ~ CHAMPIONS ~

R-16 USA is the “American” take on the international Korean based festival R-16 “Korea”. All American champions earn the right to compete as top contenders for the ‘winner takes all’ championship tournament held annual in Korea.

From www.r16korea.com:

The R, stands for RESPECT!

re·spect \ ri-ˈspekt \ noun


Middle English, from Latin respectus, literally, act of looking back, from respicere to look back, regard, from re- + specere to look

1. esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability : I have great respect for her judgment.

2. deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment.

The concept of RESPECT is the everlasting theme of this massive four-day event. Over 300 artists, musicians, grassroots-content creators, promoters, producers, urban enthusiasts, hip-hop heads and b-boys from around the world convene in Korea, in an attempt to provide the proper inspiration necessary to push the movement forward. What started out as a world-championship-level b-boy tournament has now evolved into a massive annual festival, which seeks to encompass all aspects of urban youth cultures, as the festival draws visitors and spectators not only from Korea, but also from different regions of Asia and the world.

Here is Jinjo performing for their championship spot in R16 Korea 2011: