B-Boy superstar and legend Omar Delgado, or better known as ‘Roxrite’ headed over to New Zealand this week to teach workshops in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, and judge the Red Bull BC
One New Zealand Cypher.
The Red Bull BC One All Star and Renegades crew front man loves coming to New Zealand.
“My first trip to the country
was last year to judge the BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier. New Zealand is pretty amazing, and we were really well looked after here. So when the opportunity came up to come back for the Cypher, I jumped at the chance”.
At each of the workshops, Roxrite taught all of the excited B-Boys about strength, stamina, passion, how to battle effectively and discipline.
“Stamina is the key element to making
you better, stronger and dominate in a battle” says Roxrite. “Being aware of your component is very important. If you know how to use your moves, that makes you one of the best guys”.
engaged the crowd too by telling real and funny stories of his travels, battles against other well-known breakers and how he developed his own style.
“Develop your style, you don’t have to
always use explosive moves when you’re breaking,” he says.
When asked if Roxrite would come back to New Zealand to judge another Cypher event, he said yes of course! “The emerging
talent here is excellent. It would be dope to be able to come back and watch how the B-Boys have improved.”
Omar Delgado. Aka RoxRite
years old. Mexican. Born in Mexico, raised in California USA. Reps Renegades, Squadron, Redbull BCONE Allstars
Describe your breaking style: I would just say a Bboy style, heavy on transitions
How long have you been breaking: 19 years
What got you into it: I got into it from watching other kids at my school break. It
really felt like thats what I was meant to do when I saw it. It was that thing that stood out in my life, you could say it was the “cool” thing not many kids were doing. A chance to be different.
there are many, I always just keep it simple and say who the people that inspired my style are. Ground level, Ken Swift, Remind and Thunder.
Key tips: Just try it. Make sure you know your surroundings.
Learn your local history of Hip-Hop aswell as the general History of Hip-hop
Last words: NZ thanks for all the support both times i’ve been here. Much respect and keep staying hungry and
motivated. Look forward to seeing you guys again. Either in NZ or somewhere around the globe.