Due to the high volume of interest for the May enrollment of Tough Breaks I am now accepting deposits to reserve your spot.
Email - ChristopherPinedo@gmail.com
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The Creative Endeavor.
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Regiments are officially ready to be sent out. Tough Breaks will be a one of a kind experience. Not just for those enrolled but for me as well. I will be contacting everyone tomorrow with their personalized regiments and we will proceed to go over the details and expectations for the next 6 months.
Let’s make history.
Tough Breaks is off the ground, and tuition’s are already in. I’m happy to have everyone who is already on board, and the May 15th enrollment is already looking promising. The goal of Tough Breaks isn’t for me to profit but to provide. The amount of time that I will be dedicating to making this program and those enrolled successful, will meet if not exceed expectation. I want to be able to provide a system of training not just physically but mentally for our community. A resource to help the creative endeavour, and stress the importance of originality and identity. A system of training for bboys and bgirls by bboys and bgirls. My objective is not to denounce other forms of training but to further develop our own unique methods that are specific to our unique art. Football players train like football players, boxers like boxers, runners like runners. Let’s make it so bboys and bgirls train like bboys and bgirls.
Having enrollment be open less than a week the class is more than half full. The individuals enrolled come from all over the US, both men and women, all types of backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. What I am more than pleased to read from those enrolled is their ambitions. No one the same as another, which shows the diversity and range of our dance on a different spectrum. No matter your ambition or final goal, once pursued aggressively with dedication an passion, all roads lead to success. I look forward to taking on these very diverse clients and helping them reach their goals.
Enrollment is open for another 8 days with only a few seats left. This is a chance to be apart of the future, the refinement and development of our owns schools of training and thought. For us, by us, just for you.
Enrollement ends February 14th,
Next enrollment opens May 1st.
Enrollment officially opens tomorrow. I understand the first of the month is not the most opportune time for everyone which is why enrollment will be open until February 14th, or until all seats are filled. I’ve have received a lot of emails inquiring about the exact time and process in which enrollment works. Enrollment will officially open at 12 am MST, Friday February 1st.
This is the official open house for Tough Breaks!
Enrollment for “Tough Breaks” officially opens February 1st. Due to the amount of work and time that will be invested in each person enrolled for the program I will only be taking on 12 clients. That’s only 12 clients from any region of the world. This is limited seating to say the least. Enrollment will be open from February 1st until February 14th. Or until the program is filled. The initial 12 people signed up will have fixed prices for as long as they wish to remain in the program. The seating is limited because I especially want to give my first run of clients extra attention and make sure that I can handle the volume. As the program progresses I hope to bring on more staff able to facilitate a larger clientele.
The next available date to join “Tough Breaks” will be May 15th, at which point I will be opening anywhere from 6-12 new slots. The price however may vary based on when you sign up. The program will be the equivalent of on online college course, prices will reflect that sentiment but so will the efforts put towards the students enrolled.
What you receive by being enrolled in Tough Breaks
The initial start is 6 months of training at a time before you must re-enroll. Serious inquiries only. For pricing, questions or how to be ready to enroll on Friday February 1st please do the following.
I assure all interested parties that I will respond to emails as timely as possible. If you are interested in enrolling please do not hesitate as it is first come first serve.
Thank you everyone that has supported me until this point and I hope to be able to give back as much as I’ve received.
Welcome to the first season of Paranoid Android’s Tough Breaks.
I am very happy to announce my big project for the 2013 year. As a wrap up for 2012, I wanna say that The Contender Program is one of the greatest stories never told. I simply didn’t have the resources to properly document the project, however the project was in fact a huge success. My Contenders Tuffy and Ricky have become prominent dancers and independent thinkers. Out of the program and training came The Wild Bunch, a group of unique and simply out of control dancers whos sole purpose is to make this dance fun again. TWB consists of the contenders and training partners that shared the same training style and practice mentality during this past year. I am more than certain you will see plenty more from these rising fires.
Now, for the 2013 announcement.
Paranoid Android’s Tough Breaks.
I have been developing this idea for some time, and feel that it is finally in a stage that I am ready to present. Tough Breaks aims to be the next revolutionary step in establishing our art on a very professional platform. The goal of TB is to help further legitimize our art and uphold higher standards and disciplines with our craft.
How the Tough Breaks program works.
The program starts with me as head coach while we are on our ground level stages. As the program develops we will bring on other talent as trainers as well. I am currently in talks with people to bring on board that will make you headspin. Pun.
Yes, you will be able to hire myself on as your personal trainer. There will be a price listing for packed deals. The most common package will be a 6 month training program. With that training program, you receive a extensive and specific training schedule. This will include an overview of practices, strength development, critical thinking exercises and creative assignments.
The packaged deal will also include a designated amount of conference calls, footage reviews and overall evaluations. Hell, I’ll probably even throw in a shirt. The program is meant to enrich our culture by illustrating that we aren’t in the fitness dark. That what we do and have is very intellectual and developed. Yes, this comes at a price. You wanna make money, you gotta spend it. However, it’s equivalent is that of paying for a college course, a gym membership of sorts, or most obviously a personal trainer.
By offering these services, we aim to fast track proper training, decrease injury and gain a training stability mindset for our cause and culture.
The immediate argument would be that this takes the creativity or individuality out of bboys/competitors. Which is the first thing I am to contest, by promoting a very self aware “bite-free” training environment. By telling someone how to train but not influencing their movement of choice. Simply presenting them the opportunity to become stronger faster and smarter so that they may apply that to all their creative endeavours.
I will soon work with a media company to give out a select number of free training packages to one or two lucky individuals. Perhaps through StrifeTV? They love free give-aways, we all do.
This is the first large announcement for Tough Breaks. More information will follow as this title will be the new umbrella in which all my future and past works will fall under.
“Train right, don’t bite.”
MORE GOOD NEWS.
I’d also like to announce here first that starting next year, we will be bring the Contender Program to LA!!!! Auditions and more information to follow as well. Again we will be picking two individuals from the LA area to be trained daily by me personally. This year we are signing on an actual production company to follow this incredible journey of two worthy individuals. The Contender year will start late August/early September.
Get ready, I’m going big.
The biggest pastime of any art, our dance included, is that “you should have seen how things used to be”. You’re thought to be spoiled, and maybe you are, some of you. That “in my day” speach comes ringing, and knocking, it’s a persistent solicitor. The idea that we are no longer in a golden age, that the past was real and now all we have is a deluded culture. Erroneous. I think that a mind that works in such a way to not see what we have now isn’t worthy of it’s fruits, it’s spoils. A true artist embraces the future. Someone who truly cares about this craft means to preserve and grow simultaneously. Not dwell on what has been done and that it’s done, but bring light to what has been done to mold a stronger future. For everyone. People often argue when the golden age was, never realizing that we are upon one, a golden age is what we’re living in. Things have never come this far, become so vast, changed the world even. When looking at things on the scale of a few blocks, sure most everyone’s real with the exception of those few. When put to a worldwide scale those few become an enormous number, and that gives everyone plenty to complain about. We are playing on a much larger field, the room for error is of a higher statistic. It’s simply numbers, but focusing on the numbers of the few is what blinds us of our potential as many. Complaining is not an answer, educating is.
Everyone complains about YouTube and e-boys myself included, but the other side to that coin is the fact that we have Internet and YOUTUBE! You can access the greatest dancers in the world for a few clicks. It’s the same few clicks that fly our greatest dancers out all over the world. It’s our platform as of now, so if the YouTube generation is what we’re living in, let’s make that the greatest term, and not the most derogative. What choices do we have? Our complaints will not take down video streaming. However, streaming more videos educating will help. There are many notable media that we have to thank for this, and we thank you. There are so many voices that need to be heard. Do not institutionalize, but not neglect our education either. We are indeed a culture, one in which there will be volumes of literature on one day. We’re not quite there yet but we would be foolish not to see how lucky we are, how far we’ve come. Of course, with power comes that greater responsibility. The responsibility is, as veterans, to point less fingers, and direct more minds to an educated future. That responsibility as newcomers is to be silent and listen, post less of what you don’t fully grasp yet, and grasp more of everything past as well as present. The past is truly the present, the gift. We all play roles, and not just newcomers have responsibilities. How we treat that responsibility is everyone’s own prerogative. What constitutes a real bboy is to never stop learning and having respect for the dance, the moves can be details at times. However, do pay attention to detail.
Enjoy it all, we are truly in a golden age.
The Contender Program is back from an overdue hiatus. Although, a virtual presence has been missing I assure you the contenders have not been missing practice. The progress they have made is certainly uncanny, averaging 17-20+ hours per week. Spread between focused and guided practices to free time for invention and self discovery. Tuffy suffered a severe wrist injury after trying to do an airchair drop out a fixed position in which I advised him not to try. What can I say, the kid’s a free spirit, free to make his own mistakes. Tuf is back and ready to go the distance in our final months. Ricky is King Tortoise, redefining the race. He stays late and shows up early, a fixed schedule of almost 20 hours apparently isn’t enough. This isn’t a job, his actions say, it’s his passion. I am excited to show you how far a kid with two left feet has come.
Now we are rounding the final months of the program, it’s been a long year, with a quarter of it behind a curtain. Well, I think an unveiling is overdue. The Contender’s next battle will be Saturday the 22nd, in Phoenix AZ. It is a concept battle put together by the honorable House One, or as we like to call him “The Commodore”. The battle will be set much like a fight night, you will get stats and keep them for the season. I’m excited to see how this goes, and we will have full coverage. With the first year of the Contender program over we intend to finish this year in style. Stay reading and practice harder.
Now, in light of my travels, teachings, and travel experiences I have devised a new program to be revealed in the coming months, something for everyone, but more specifically something for YOU. We’re back with a brand new invention.
What is it?
Stay posted, stay hungry.