Hong 10

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Hong 10

Kim Hong-Yeol
(1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 30)

South Korea
Nationality Korean
Known for B-boying
Movement Hip-hop

Hong 10 (Birth name: Kim Hong-Yeol, Korean: 김홍열, born on 27 December 1984 in South Korea) is a male South Korean B-boy (also known as Breakdancer).[1] His accomplishments include two Red Bull BC One individual titles (2006) & (2013) and a Battle of the Year crew title (2002).



The name Hong 10 comes from using a Korean language homonym and an English language pun. The second syllable of his name, Yeol, has the same pronunciation as the Korean pronunciation for the number ten. Therefore, pronouncing the phrase "Hong 10" in Korean will be the same pronunciation as his real name, Hong-Yeol. However, this nickname is always pronounced in English, so he is referred to as hong-ten regardless of the language context - whether Korean or English or otherwise.


Hong 10 was in the crew Expression (with which he won the Battle of the Year title in 2002) and is currently in a crew called Drifterz and a project team named Project Soul while he also performs as a solo dancer. Recently he and his good friend Bboy Differ founded a crew called 7 Commandoz with the world renowned bboys Ronnie, Differ, Skim, Wing, and Dyzee. Its former seventh member, Bboy Menno, left the crew. The crew members are known for their originality and futuristic style. Recently, Hong 10 has represented Jinjo Crew with fellow 7 Commandoz members Skim and Wing in several competitions, such as the UK B-boy Championships 2009, Battle of the Year 2010, and R-16 Korea in both 2011 and 2012.


Some of his signature moves include the airchair, switching halos, handcuff mills to headspin drills, chair flares, and his signature freeze "the Hong 10 Freeze". Hong 10 is also known as The king of Halo freeze because of his many Hong 10 (halo) freeze variations.


He first became a well-known bboy during 2002 when he exploded onto the scene being part of the Korean crews that won the then two most prestigious dance competitions in the world - Battle of the Year International and the UK B-Boy Championships. He has also done well in many individual competitions, as a red bull BC one all star winning in 2006, Sao Paulo brazil and took the title in 2013 in his hometown , Seoul (South Korea). At the same time he is sometimes referred to as the famous 'runner up', having been a finalist at many competitions including three times at the UK B-boy Championships. In recent years, Hong10 has served in the Korean Army right after the prestigious RedBull BC One Moscow 2011. Although his army time restricted his time to go overseas to competitions, time to time, he acted as a judge for many local tournaments and sometimes even compete if they are within South Korea. After completing his military service he came back to the bboy scene, winning the Red Bull BC One title in 2013.

List of Notable Achievements[edit]

Significant achievements in major events are highlighted in bold text.


  • Performance in Dance Dynamite, Japan
  • Be.B-Boy, Japan (1st Place)
  • Tokyo Dance Delight, Japan (2nd Place, Performance)
  • Hong 10 Vs Juan Diego
  • Juan Diego Vs Lil YI Pobre 8)


  • Style War, Korea (1st Place)
  • Performance in Big Wax, Japan
  • Hip Hop Connection B-boy Master Mixed Battle Vol.1, Korea (1st Place)
  • B-Boy Unit Vol.4, Korea (1st Place)
  • B-Boy Master Championship, Korea (1st Place)
  • Solo battle with Remind in HipHop Connection Vol.3, Korea
  • Performance in Dance Dynamite, Japan
  • Be.B-Boy, Japan (1st Place)
  • Performance in Asian Comment, Denmark
  • Guest battle in Jam 2 The Beat, Denmark
  • Battle Of The Year 2002 Korea, Korea (1st Place)
  • International Battle Of The Year 2002, Germany (1st Place)
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2002 Solo Category, UK (2nd Place)
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2002 Team Category, UK (1st Place)
  • Free Style Session Japan, Japan (2nd Place)
  • Take part in Sony Net.MD TV advertisement, New Zealand
  • Voted Best B-Boy of the Year


  • Distinguished service prize, Honor of Dance 2003, Korea
  • Featured on <6'o Clock Focused Issues> MBC TV programme, Korea
  • B-Boy Master Mixed Battle Vol.3 Korea (1st Place)
  • Performance in <Big Wax>, Fukuoka Japan
  • Hiphop Planet, France (1st Place)
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2003 Team Category, UK (2nd Place)
  • Pro-Am Euro, France (1st Place)
  • Judge & Special Guest Battle at the Netherland Tournament


  • Performance in <Funky Funky> the musical, Korea
  • B-Boy Unit Vol.6, Korea (1st Place)
  • B-Boy Challenge Vol.4, Korea (1st Place)
  • Guest performance at <Breakin Convention>, UK
  • Guest performance at <Fitness Festival>, Italy
  • Guest performance <Korea Hip Hop Nite>, Taiwan
  • Judge of <B-Boy Battle>, Taiwan
  • Guest performance in the launching show of iPod, Korea
  • Performed in the opening of <Korean Broadcasting Awards>, Korea
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2004 Solo Category (2nd place)
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2004 Team Category (1st place)
  • Free Style Session, Korea (1st place)
  • B-Boy Challenge Grand Championship, Korea (1st place)
  • Performance at Nike, Inc. LeBron event, Korea
  • Korean representative in <Free Style Session World Final>, Japan


  • Participation in <Match One's Skill>, Korea
  • Street Dance Summer Jam, Taiwan (1st place)
  • Stand-in performance in TV drama <Nonestop>, Korea
  • Opening performance for <EBS Robot Battle Korea>, Korea
  • Event performance in <Nike 5,6,7,8>, Korea
  • Judge of <Yongmasan Battle>, Korea
  • Performance in <Breakin' Convension>, UK
  • Red Bull BC One 1on1, Germany (2nd place)
  • K.O.B.E, Japan (1st place)
  • Judge of Battle Of The Year South East Asia 2005, Taiwan
  • Participation in International Breakdance Event, The Netherlands
  • Hip Hop World Challenge 1on1, Germany (1st place)
  • Judge of <Red Bull Street Battle>, Hong Kong
  • UK B-Boy Championships Solo Category (2nd place)
  • UK B-Boy Championships Team Category (1st place)
  • KMTV <Original Move 1on1 vol.7>, Korea (1st place)
  • Motion-capture model for PSP game <B-Boy>, UK
  • Judge of <MBK 3on3 Battle>, Thailand
  • IBE 2005


  • One Of The Move vol.2, Korea (1st place)
  • Armory Cup Korea 2006, Korea (2nd place)
  • Performance in <Breakin Convension>, UK
  • SBS <Hope TV> tournament, Korea (1st place)
  • Judge of <Top of Top>, Korea
  • Took part in KBS TV commercial, Korea
  • Performance in Movement Concert (Drifterz Crew)
  • Red Bull Break in Battle, Ireland (2nd place)
  • Took part <Vita 500> commercial, Korea
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2006 Korea (1st place)
  • Battle Of The Year 2006 Korea, Korea (1st place)
  • Performance in <B-Boy Park>, Korea
  • Motion-capture model for the game <Groove Party>, Korea
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2006 Team Category (2nd place)
  • Red Bull BC One 2006, Brazil (1st place)
  • Performance Of The Year, Korea (1st place)


  • B-Boy Unit Vol.9, Korea (2nd Place)
  • Red Bull Beat Battle (1st Place)
  • Red Bull BC One 2007 (Semifinalist)



  • Jincheon 2009 1st Place (7 Commandos)
  • BOTY Taiwan 2009 (judge)
  • BOTY Singapore 2009 (judge)
  • 2-Oh-Sick Usa 2009 (Steven Chhuon, Jovy Neak, Andy Phriep, j-mart, dino dylan)
  • Participation in International Breakdance Event, The Netherlands
  • IBE 2009.


  • 2010 Vancouver Battle of T.N.G - Just Battle 3 on 3 (judge)
  • Be.B-Boy, osaka3on3 (1st Place)
  • Be.B-Boy, osaka1on1 (1st Place)
  • International Battle of the Year 2010 (1st Place)-With Jinjo Crew


  • Temple O'Style, 1st Place (7 Commandoz)
  • Break The Floor, 1st Place (7 Commandoz)
  • R16 Korea,Champion (Jinjo)
  • Red Bull Bc One 2011 (Participant)


  • Road of Street 2 vs 2, Champion
  • R16 Korea Qualification, Champion (Jinjo)
  • R16 1 vs 1 (Lost in the first round)
  • World B-Boy Fighterz 2012 1 vs 1
  • Red Bull Bc One Crew Vs Crew (Jinjo Crew) vs (The Happy Best Crew)



  • Red Bull Bc One 2014 (Participant)
  • New Taipei BBoy City 2014 Winner (7 Commandoz)


  • Floor Wars 2015 Winner (7 Commandoz)
  • Judge at Chelles Battle Pro 2015 - Undisputed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Korean B-Boy, Hong 10, KBS, Retrieved August 23, 2007