Straight outa South Auckland - EBS Krump World Champion
Straight outa South Auckland !! WORLD CHAMPION
Making History is an understatement.
Mangere Dancer Shakes the Worlds Expectation
The "Olympics" of Krump Dance known as EUROPEAN BUCK SESSION recently happened 28-30 Sep 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany and one of our own young New Zealanders shocked the world by being named CHAMPION in his first time competing.
Ken Vaega, Mangere raised 24yr old whose dance name is LIGHTSABER aka JR STREET BEAST was the underdog at this years EBS World Championships. This was his first time competiting in Krump majorly outside of NZ and Australia yet walks away with the most wanted title in the Krump World.
To get to the world stage, Ken won a challenging NZ Qualifier earlier this year giving him direct access to the EBS top 16x Man Tournament up against some of the world's best. During the 6 hour long event, for the Male category he had a 4 x battle lineup to reach the championship belt which included battling opponents: (KLAW from (Spain), BOY HEAT from (Austria), CYBORG from (France) and SLAM from Russia).
Making History is an understatement. Ken has now pioneered a pathway for many others to believe that the impossible or improbable dreams are within their reach. Ken is known for his hardwork ethic, steady character and high value system that keeps him grounded in his growing dance career. New Zealand ought to be proud that from the smallest places come the greatest champions.
Ken is a leader in The Lighthouse NZ and a
member of the worldwide dance collective BEASTCAMP who is
lead by BABY TIGHTEYEZ LA, USA -
student of the founder of KRUMP and 2017 EBS WORLD CHAMPION
Ken will continue his training in LA before he arrives home to face the next chapter ahead in creating future dance shows and mentoring other dancers at BeastCampNZ and within the Lighthouse Community in Mangere and Aotearoa. Ken will never stop battling.
KRUMP is a highly intensive and aggressive street dance style created in California by founders "TIGHTEYES" and "MIJO" in the early 2000s. Although it appears angry, it is far from an angry dance but an intensely expressive movement that has become contagious accross the world.