This is a video celebrating the fusion of chess and jiu jitsu by CTRL Industries clothing and the nonprofit 501(c)3 Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF). The song “A Technical Flow” by Kalhi illustrates the powerful connections between chess and jiu jitsu. CTRL Industries makes premium kimonos and t-shirts for those who love the jiu jitsu lifestyle. The HHCF fuses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence to at-risk, gang impacted and gang intentional youth.
“Chess is jiu jitsu for the mind. Jiu Jitsu is chess for the body” is a teaching from HHCF founder, Adisa Banjoko
The essence of the story is the journey of the student Yin Dumela (white belt in the white gi) learn the essence of technique from is instructor David “Canada” McLeod (black belt in the black gi). The represent the beginning and the ending of the path in jiu jitsu. The chessboard serves as a secondary tool for the student to understand his lessons on the mat. More than chess or jiu jitsu, this video is about the friendship between a student and his teacher. This video was written by HHCF Founder, Adisa Banjoko and Chris Nguyen. It was shot at Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose, CA by Chris Nguyen and edited by Christine Nguyen for Christine Anne Nguyen Photography.
The song “A Technical Flow” was preformed by Kalhi profuced by Joey Wunluv and mixed and mastered by Lawjazz. A complete version of “A Technical Flow ” will be released on the Hip-Hop Chess Federation digital mixtape Street Games Vol. 1 in October of 2013. More of his music can be found on soundcloud.com/eloquence510.
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