Mike Garcia is most well-known for his DVD “How to Breakdance Vol. 1”. Given the popularity of the DVD, he has inspired countless bboys and bgirls to pick up a few moves to impress.
Mike Garcia was also my first ever instructor.
No, I have not met him in person. But I was awed by his DVD, so I absorbed all his lessons.
My first ever footwork?
The 6-step is probably the most iconic footwork in breaking. It is THE MOVE most of you first learn when you start.
Well, I screwed it all up.
“But how, Erin?”
Learning The Move Itself Ain’t Enough…
I approached the 6-step wrongly!
I realized this only after I had mustered the courage to practice with other bboys. I noticed a huge difference in my footwork and theirs:
- Their footwork: Fast. Powerful. Strong. And they seemed to tread along the floor, running intricate patterns that I couldn’t fathom.
- My old footwork: Sluggish, Sloppy. And just butt-ugly. No matter how intensely I drilled my steps, I couldn’t get my footwork (my 6-step!) to look like theirs.
Was I frustrated? Definitely. Did I figure out why?
Not until years later.
Learning the move ain’t enough. There are intricate details in each move that determine how you look when you are doing it.
But comedy isn’t just about the jokes. Sure, the jokes must be good. But what the audience misses out on are the intricate details that flies by the conscious mind.
The ability to know when to pause. When to emphasize. When to make the right noises.
This is the same for footwork. Learning the move ain’t enough.
What No One Is Telling You Now
Everybody is eager to teach the 6-step… Anybody can learn how to do a 6-step. It isn’t that hard.
But to do the 6-step that is powerful, strong and light?
NOW that’s something.
AND the problem is…
Nobody is revealing the secret to improving your footwork. Can’t or won’t? Either?
Everyone is focused on the step itself… How to do the 6-step, how to do the 3-step, how to do the CC step.
How to make your footwork look better?
Nope, nothing here. Nada. Zilch.
Uncover The Recipe for Strong, Fast, Light Footwork
So, after discovering that my footwork was sloppy and sluggish… I went on (another) perilous journey to uncover how to take footwork execution to the next level.
And in a 100% Erin fashion, this has been dissected and optimized just for you.
I am going to share with you today a set of pointers. And these pointers will polish your footwork form immediately when you apply them.
Take out your notebook and pen. And your breaking gear. Because you’ll be itching to try out EVERY tip in the video below. Go on, you know you want to.
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