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 titles (2006) & (2013), two Battle of the Year titles (2002)[2]& (2010),[3] three UK B-Boy Championships titles (2002),[4] (2004)[5] & (2005),[6] and one R-16 Korea title (2011).[7]



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, São 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. Although Hong has more titles on his name, these are some notable archievements:


  • Performance in Dance Dynamite, Japan
  • Be.B-Boy, Japan (Winner)
  • Tokyo Dance Delight, Japan (Runner-up, Performance)
  • Hong 10 Vs Juan Diego
  • Juan Diego Vs Lil YI Pobre 8)


  • Style War, Korea (Winner)
  • Performance in Big Wax, Japan
  • Hip Hop Connection B-boy Master Mixed Battle Vol.1, Korea (Winner)
  • B-Boy Unit Vol.4, Korea (Winner)
  • B-Boy Master Championship, Korea (Winner)
  • Solo battle with Remind in HipHop Connection Vol.3, Korea
  • Performance in Dance Dynamite, Japan
  • Be.B-Boy, Japan (Winner)
  • Performance in Asian Comment, Denmark
  • Guest battle in Jam 2 The Beat, Denmark
  • Battle Of The Year 2002, Korea (Champion)
  • International Battle Of The Year 2002, Germany (Champion)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships 2002 Solo (Runner-up)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships 2002 Crew (Champion)
  • Freestyle Session Japan (Runner-up)
  • 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 (Winner)
  • Performance in <Big Wax>, Fukuoka Japan
  • Hiphop Planet, France (Winner)
  • Pro-Am Euro, France (Winner)
  • Judge & Special Guest Battle at the Netherland Tournament


  • Performance in <Funky Funky> the musical, Korea
  • B-Boy Unit Vol.6, Korea (Winner)
  • B-Boy Challenge Vol.4, Korea (Winner)
  • 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
  • International UK B-Boy Championships 2004 Solo (Runner-up)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships 2004 Crew (Champion)
  • Freestyle Session Korea (Champion)
  • B-Boy Challenge Grand Championship, Korea (Winner)
  • 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 (Winner)
  • 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
  • <Yongmasan Battle>, Korea (Judge)
  • Performance in <Breakin' Convension>, UK
  • Red Bull BC One 2005, Germany (Runner-up)
  • K.O.B.E, Japan (Winner)
  • Battle Of The Year South East Asia 2005, Taiwan (Judge)
  • Hip Hop World Challenge 1on1, Germany (Winner)
  • <Red Bull Street Battle>, Hong Kong (Judge)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships Solo (Runner-up)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships Crew (Champion)
  • KMTV <Original Move 1on1 vol.7>, Korea (Winner)
  • Motion-capture model for PSP game <B-Boy>, UK
  • Judge of <MBK 3on3 Battle>, Thailand
  • The Notorious IBE 2005 (Korea)


  • One Of The Move vol.2, Korea (Winner)
  • Armory Cup Korea 2006, Korea (Runner-up)
  • Performance in <Breakin Convension>, UK
  • SBS <Hope TV> tournament, Korea (Winner)
  • 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 (Runner-up)
  • Took part <Vita 500> commercial, Korea
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2006, Korea (Champion)
  • Battle Of The Year 2006, Korea (Champion)
  • Performance in <B-Boy Park>, Korea
  • Motion-capture model for the game <Groove Party>, Korea
  • International Battle Of The Year 2006 Crew (Semi Finals)
  • International UK B-Boy Championships 2006 Crew (Runner-up)
  • Red Bull BC One 2006, Brazil (Champion)
  • Performance Of The Year, Korea (Winner)


  • B-Boy Unit Vol.9, Korea (Runner-up)
  • Red Bull Beat Battle (Winner)
  • Red Bull BC One 2007, South Africa (Semi Finals)



  • Jincheon 2009 (Winner) (7 Commandoz)
  • Battle of the Year, Taiwan 2009 (Judge)
  • Battle of the Year, Singapore 2009 (Judge)
  • 2-Oh-Sick Usa 2009 (Steven Chhuon, Jovy Neak, Andy Phriep, j-mart, dino dylan)
  • The Notorious IBE 2009 (Korea)


  • 2010 Vancouver Battle of T.N.G - Just Battle 3 on 3 (Judge)
  • Be.B-Boy, osaka3on3 (Winner)
  • Be.B-Boy, osaka1on1 (Winner)
  • International Battle of the Year 2010, Germany (Champion)(Jinjo)


  • Temple O'Style (Winner) (7 Commandoz)
  • Break The Floor, France (Champion) (7 Commandoz)
  • International R-16 Korea 2011 (Champion) (Jinjo)
  • Red Bull BC One 2011, Russia


  • Road of Street 2 vs 2 (Winner)
  • R-16 Korea Korea Eliminations (Champion) (Jinjo)
  • International R-16 Korea Solo (Quarter Finals)
  • World B-Boy Fighterz 2012 1 vs 1
  • Red Bull Bc One Crew Vs Crew (Jinjo Crew) vs (The Happy Best Crew)
  • The Notorious IBE 2012 (Red Bull BC One All Stars)



  • Red Bull BC One 2014, France
  • New Taipei BBoy City 2014 (Winner) (7 Commandoz)
  • Outbreak Europe 2014 (Judge)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Korean B-Boy, Hong 10, KBS, Retrieved August 23, 2007
  2. ^ Expression Crew
  3. ^ Jinjo Crew
  4. ^ Project Korea
  5. ^ Project Soul
  6. ^ Project Soul
  7. ^ Jinjo Crew