San Diego campus. Flor y Cantor Gallery, Humanities hallway. A selected few practice here every weekday for two to three hours in the evening. It’s a hard linoleum floor. There’s no protection. They don’t care. They put on their gear: jersey shorts, sleeveless shirts and sweats. A Macbook blares a dancehall mashup, jazzy big bands with horns and snares and loud beats on repeat.
Head spins and quick feet – they do in seconds what takes yoga gurus years to train. They are The Calamities, a breaking crew based in San Diego, and the “little brother crew” Forbidden Skillz Clan. Binly Krysada Phounsiri – the founder, also known on the floor as “Lancer” – stretches with Jacob “Shyism” Kang and Ian “Damon” Peeble. More kids walk in – typical skater boys with skinny jeans and plaid shirts, one sporting a hipster mustache. I get introduced to all of them, Joriel “Jor Vicious” Jose, Justin “Season” Sazon, and Wesley Jonson.
“To bring back the importance of originality, style, and identity in a breaker’s movement,” reads The Calamities’ Tumblr page. ‘Movement?’ I ask.
Could you post about Sci & Pj Styles ? Like, if they're still bboying, where they are, when did they leave California and info like that ? Thanks ! I appreciate it! I'm curious.
Sci is currently living in Atlanta, GA. We still keep in touch here and there, but as far as breaking goes, hes not active. PJ Styles is currently teaching english in Japan. He is still active with breaking and will be at our 10 year anniversary jam in san diego on august 18!