Chess Martial Arts ad Music

Chess Martial Arts ad Music

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Sep 26, 2017

Chess Martial Arts & Music  By: Adisa, The Bishop @realhiphopchess on Instagram  As the debates continue about the historic accuracy of Birth of the Dragon, no one debates the cultural impact of Bruce Lee. His roles as a ...

Death to the Queen: Chess, Gender and Hip-Hop

Death to the Queen: Chess, Gender and Hip-Hop

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Jul 7, 2017

I was teaching a chess camp at Alameda County Juvenile Hall last week for my non-profit organization, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation.  The kids were mostly from Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and other surrounding cities in the East Bay. Unlike ...

Final Day at HHCF Chess Camp in Juvenile Hall!!

Final Day at HHCF Chess Camp in Juvenile Hall!!

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Jul 1, 2017

As I came in on Thursday, I had a lot swimming in my mind. I was thinking about the kid I kicked out. As per my personal rules, if I kick a kid out, he is out the day after. I was contemplating keeping him out for the week. About 20 years ag...

HHCF Juvenile Hall Chess Camp Day 2 & 3!!

HHCF Juvenile Hall Chess Camp Day 2 & 3!!

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Jul 1, 2017

OK, so my second day I go in and things get real intense, real fast. The kid with the tats who I played and tried to connect with came in tripping. One of the things about the hall is that things happen there that you don’t know about and ca...

Juvenile Hall Hip-Hop Chess Camp Diary Day 1

Juvenile Hall Hip-Hop Chess Camp Diary Day 1

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Jun 30, 2017

Today the HHCF was happy to be back for another summer session at juvenile hall. As you may recall, last summer we were at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center teaching chess and life strategies. We returned today and it was amazing. This m...

Grandmaster Flash Loves Chess

Grandmaster Flash Loves Chess

HipHopChess
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Nov 14, 2016

I had an amazing trip to DC to the Words Beats and Life Teach In. It was in many ways a test of focus and will. Essentially, I got on a plane Thursday at midnight, and touched down on Friday about 11 AM. Right before I got on the plane, I lear...

Building Queens in Juvenile Hall with Chess

Building Queens in Juvenile Hall with Chess

HipHopChess
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Aug 9, 2016

Working to Build Queens: HHCF at Girls Juvenile Hall By: Adisa, The Bishop A few weeks ago Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) was invited to teach some of our Chess and Life Strategies classes to the boys at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Cente...

A Chess Poem by MMA Fighter D'Juan Owens

A Chess Poem by MMA Fighter D'Juan Owens

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Jul 10, 2016

(L) MMA Fighter D'Juan Owens, (C) HHCF Founder Adisa Banjoko (R) Dr. Peter Goldman  I've played chess outside with homeless men in NY....I've played chess with a multi millionaire in his compound in South America...I've played chess in about 24 s...

HHCF Diary: 5 Days in Juvenile Hall

HHCF Diary: 5 Days in Juvenile Hall

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Jul 6, 2016

Entry by: Adisa, The Bishop  But I'm stay incogni', in places they can't find me/ Make my moves strategically, the G.O.D./It's sorta similar but iller than a chess player - Fat Joe, I Shot Ya Remix  A few weeks ago the Hip-Hop Chess Federation...

Hip-Hop Chess Summer Camps NOW Open!!

Hip-Hop Chess Summer Camps NOW Open!!

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May 16, 2016

HHCF is happy to announce we will be hosting our always packed summer camps!!!! Our summer camps allow your child to grow learning things like Hip-Hop dance, chess and life strategies, jiu-jitsu, and TV and Film production. Our goal is to refine t...

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