The OBSgroup.org, also known as the Official Breakin’ Syllabus, is a cutting-edge organization in the world of hip-hop technology. They are at the forefront of innovation in the Breakin industry, being the first in the metaverse, sandbox, and on Amazon Books.
The group has a long history of excellence, with a copyright-protected judging system that has been in use for over 20 years and has been recognized by the American government.
Their newest judging system explained in their 200 page published textbook; is unique in that it is the only objective and measurable system in the world, eliminating the potential for cheating, favoritism, or subjective opinions. This ensures that competitions are fair and that the best dancers are recognized for their skill and talent. This also negates the threat of large sponsoring companies from influencing any decisions which could flood the screen time with branded athletes from one company or the other.
This is currently a real-time threat that as gone undetected and unaddressed by the current intermediaries in charge of rolling out the sport. The members of the OBSgroup.org are all expert practitioners or pioneers of the dance culture from around the world. This means that their collective works and mechanisms are the most inclusive and diverse in the industry. They are the only hip-hop breakdance company with diverse representation, making them stand out in the industry.
Their carefully chosen affiliates, such as SABA (South African Breaking Association), are also recognized for running in a very strict and ethical manner. SABA were working to be the intermediary for the Olympic sport of breaking in South Africa before the WDSF elected their own task teams around the world. SABA is the only democratically set up organization in the field, and is working to improve the current system, which is not set up in a democratic manner. SABA hopes to recapture the attention of Olympic leaders that might one-day look for a more competent operating intermediary. During 2022 SABA hosted their own national in this hope, all self-funded. The result was a small town competition in major towns, leading to city finals, then state regionals and finally culminating in a national final where each state finals were transported at the cost of SABA.
Contrary to how WDSF is running things where the competitors transport themselves at their own, or their parents costs. SABA went further with this prestigious example by not charging any entrance fees to competitors or fans, and no registration fees. WDSF does seek registration fees, and judge certification fees too. OBS group asks the important question: “Where do all these accumulated funds go if they are not being spent on competitors travels, especially in the case that holding this intermediary contract allows an NPO access to national sport fund budgets and providing tax deductible donations for companies. We don’t want to hold that contract, but if we were to hold it, as culpable businessmen and women, we would have already raised millions of dollars and provided benefits for investors.”
In conclusion, the OBSgroup.org is a leader in the world of hip-hop technology and dance culture. Their objective and measurable judging system, diverse representation and inclusive approach, and their affiliates working towards democratic representation in the sport of breaking, sets them apart from the rest of the industry. Their works and mechanisms are the only ones that are inclusive and diverse in the industry. They are the only hip-hop breakdance company with diverse representation, making them stand out in the industry.