Freezes

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The part(s) of the body that touch the ground, holding the rest of the Body in position. In other words, the supports of your freeze. Examples of platforms are: Hand, Elbow, Head, shoulder, back, belly, side, sometimes knee (see difference between Freeze and Pose). A freeze could have multiple platforms: The platform of a Tri-pod Headstand would be 2 hands and a head. The platform of a Baby Freeze is also 2 hands and a head, but the body is horizontal rather than vertical as in a Headstand.

Basic Terminology

  • Stab (breakdance move): The act of stabbing the elbow up into the abs, hip, side, or back. Your hands are on the floor holding your body up horizontally off the ground. Your entire body is balanced on that elbow making your fore-arm the fulcrum and is your primary support. Stabs are not required for all freezes; however, it is basic and a foundational requirement to advance to a greater level of moves and freezes. note: Stabs are required for: hand-glide, going into Windmill from hands, any Turtle variation (Pogos, Jackhammers), and Crab-Walks.
  • Suicide: A group of finishing moves that share some similarities to the freeze but are quite distinct, involve jumping into the air and landing on back, head,shoulder etc. to appear out of control.
  • Bridge: You are laying down on your back, then with your hands (up by your head) and your feet (by your bottom) on the ground, you push your hips up until you are arched like a bridge facing upwards. From a handstand you could fall backways into a bridge.

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  • Beginner Freeze: A basic freeze in which you are on your back, high on your shoulders, the hands are on the back waist, and elbows stabbed on the ground.
  • Baby Freeze: A basic freeze in which one hand is stabbed and the head and opposite hand are used for balance in a tripod position. While both legs are held in the air commonly with the opposite leg’s knee of the balancing arm is placed on the balancing arm.
  • Airbaby (Underground): A type of freeze with one knee resting on the corresponding elbow and both legs in the air. Note: the knee that is resting on the elbow should be bent.
    • 1-handed Airbaby: An airbaby with only the hand of the arm supporting the knee on the ground.
  • Reverse Airbaby: An Airbaby with all positions inverted.
  • Hanging Airbaby: An Airbaby without the knee resting on the elbow.
  • lotus Airbaby; An Airbaby with the knees in a lotus/yoga position (The knee must be resting the elbow).
  • Airchair: A type of freeze in which the breaker stabs their elbow into their back and balances on it while keeping their legs in the air.
  • Double Airchair: An Airchair with both arms stabbed at the back. (This move is very contortionist like)
  • Elbow Airchair: A type of freeze in which the breaker holds their body up at the waist with either one or two hands and balances on only their elbows while their feet and head is in the air.
  • Side Chair: A freeze in which the breaker stabs one elbow into their side and lifts his legs and head off the ground.
  • Chair Freeze: A type of freeze where the breaker balances with their elbow stabbed into their side and their head on the ground. They will then place one foot on the ground and cross the other leg over it.
  • Elbow Chair: A type of freeze where the breaker balances with their hand holding onto their side while their head and supporting elbow touch the ground. They will then place one foot on the ground and cross the other leg over it.
  • Handglide Freeze aka Table-Top: A type of freeze where the breaker balances on their stabbed arm and uses their free arm for support / A 1 handed Turtle.
  • Hong 10 Freeze/Halo freeze: A freeze popularized by bboy Hong 10. Like a chair freeze, but with your legs in the air.
    • Dead halo freeze: A halo freeze with your legs or feet are nearly touching the ground.
  • Planche/Jimmy Fingers: A position from gymnastics which involves both hands being on the ground, straight arms, and the rest of your body is held off the ground completely horizontally.
  • Elbow Freeze: Breaker using one of his or her arm and elbow support the position.
  • Dead Freeze: Any freeze done laying flat on your back or stomach with out your legs or arms holding you up. Usually done after a power move or suicide. Your hands and legs can be in any formation but the typical Dead Freeze has the body flat and straight with the hands across the chest like a corpse in a coffin.
  • Air Anchor: A freeze where the ball of your foot supports the weight of your body. Your hand is latched onto your ankle and elbow is stabbed into your back. (This move is very contortionist like)
  • Elbow Nike: A Nike freeze only instead of being in a handstand, you are supported by your elbow planted on the ground and your other arm supports by helping to balance.
  • Shoulder Freeze: A freeze where you are holding you body up using one shoulder, one hand, and the side of your head. The other arm lays behind you and is not used to balance.
  • Spider/Frog Splash: A freeze where you start like in a push up position, but with your legs on and supported by your arms. This move can also be jumped onto. (This move is very contortionist like)
    • Spider Hops/Frog Hops: Jumping while in a spider.

Air

  • G-Kick: A kick with the legs and arm forming a G shape by reaching behind your back and grabbing the leg on the side of your arm on the ground.
  • Headstand: A freeze while standing on the head, with or without hands on the floor for support.
  • Head Hollow/Scorpio/Master Sausage A headstand where the body is leaned over in an extreme back arch with the heels almost touching the floor.
  • Hollowback: A freeze that involves leaning backwards from a handstand position in an extreme back arch. In a true hollowback, the legs are together. Imagine “The Bridge” Position (see above), however feet don’t touch the ground.
    • Scorpion: A variant of Hollowback where one leg reaches back farther than the other resembling the tail of a scorpion.
    • Invert/Ponk: A variant of the hollowback that involves bending the legs forward instead of backwards. An inverted hollowback.
    • Lotus hollowback: A hollowback with the legs in a lotus/yoga position.
  • K-Kick: A kick with the legs and arm in a K shape. It is like a L-kick with the corresponding arm of the extended leg as the standing arm for the body to lean to that side, with the bent leg pointed up, and the free hand reaches either to its side or reaching downward almost touching the floor. it forms a leaning K.
  • L-kick/Aú Batido: A kick with the legs in an L shape, also seen in Capoeira.
    • Nike: A kick that resembles the Nike sign.
  • Pike: A kick with both legs in the air and the free hand holding on to the feet.
  • Flag: A difficult freeze in which a one-hand handstand is maintained with both legs together leaning to one side…body resembles a flag
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