Last month we saw Sifu Keith Fanning from Blue Dragon Iron Fitness a Ballbriggan based gym breaking world records at Bremore Castle. This weekend will see the first National Breaking Championships take place in Ireland. Breaking competitors and International champions from all over the world will converge in Castlelands Community Centre from 9 am and until 4 pm will compete in many competitions.
The first 'Irish Breaking Championships' will be held Saturday 13th October from 11am in Castlelands Community Centre, Balbriggan Co. Dublin. The event will be hosted by Sifu Keith Fanning who has worked incredibly hard to bring the Elite of the Breaking World to his home town for this prestigious occasion! To register for the event, purchase tickets and find out all the relevant information, please visit www.irishbreakingchampionships.ie We can't wait to see you all there!
Spectators tickets are still available and can be purchased online at this link: www.irishbreakingchampionships.ie/events/irish-breaking-championships-2018
Keith with the USBA/WBA directors, Master Adam Grogin, Senior Master Drew Serrano and Ken Goodrich
About World Breaking Association
The United States and World Breaking Association (USBA/WBA) is the leading Martial Arts Breaking association in the World. Founded in 2005, the USBA/WBA has grown to become the go to source for event and World Record sanctioning, division and rule standardization, material standardization, education, and more. The USBA/WBA leadership, from founders to directors to officials, is made up of experienced martial artists and competitive breakers from the USA and abroad. Whether you are looking to incorporate breaking into your studio curriculum, host or enter a competition, acquire quality boards, set a record, or become a World Champion, we can help.
FULFILLING A NEED- WHAT LED TO THE USBA/WBA
The USBA/WBA was born out of the experiences of Grand Master Ralph Bergamo and Senior Master Drew Serrano. Having competed at many World and National events in their career, they saw a need for standardization in and recognition of competitive breaking. There was also a lack of education in how to break properly without injury, and documentation of records achieved. Since its inception the USBA/WBA has:
Standardized competitive breaking, creating a variety of divisions that are challenging and age appropriate.
Provided educational programming to studio owners and martial arts practitioners.
Become the leading source of record documentation, keeping track of competitor accomplishments and World Record holders.
Become the leading source for quality breaking boards.
Given beginners the competitive opportunities and technical support to become Icons in the sport.
STANDARDIZATION AND UNIFICATION
The USBA/WBA is committed to bringing standardization to the sport of competitive breaking. Sanctioned events include divisions for competitors young and old, beginners to veterans. Competitors can test their abilities in Power Concrete, Power Wood, Speed Board Breaking, Creative Wood, Creative Open, High Jump Board Breaking and specialty divisions. Competitors have the opportunity to focus on their personal best or beat competition records. Sanctioned events have standard procedures, rules and materials throughout all circuits of competition. There are no surprises. Breaking is common in many martial arts making it one of the most unifying aspects of the arts. The USBA/WBA is open to all styles. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kun Tao, Kung Fu, Aikido, Judo; we have seen competitors from a variety of arts. Our leadership is made up of these styles and more. Breaking is the common ground that brings us all together as a martial arts family.