Thursday, June 21, 2012

HHCF Summer Camps in the News!!!



The idea of “hip-hop chess” might leave some with a puzzled head scratch. But for veteran hip-hop journalist, certified chess geek and Hip-Hop Chess Federation founder Adisa Banjoko, the marriage of the two seemingly disparate worlds was never a question.
Rappers have always used chess as a metaphor, Banjoko said, be it political, like Public Enemy’s Chuck D on “Rebel Without a Pause” (“No matter what the name, we’re all the same pieces in one big chess game”) or a metaphor for street life, like 50 Cent on “Piggy Bank” (“This is chess not checkers, these are warning shots / After your next move, I’ll give you what I got”).
Even rap mogul Jay-Z acknowledged the importance of chess, noting in his 2010 autobiography, “Decoded”: “My pop taught me chess, but more than that, he taught me that life was like a giant chessboard where you had to be completely aware in the moment, but also thinking a few moves ahead.” READ FULL STORY ....

SIGN YOUR KID UP TODAY!! www.hiphopchessfederation.org/camps 

We have big announcements next week of special guests stopping by! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Get Your Kids in HHCF Summer Camp via LivingSocial

JOIN THE HHCF SUMMER CAMP!! NEW SPECIAL ON LIVING SOCIAL ENDS TUES!!!!

Sign up here for HHCF summer camp!



We have a lot of kids signed up already, new special guests will be announced soon...We are trying to make sure every kid gets a chance to get on deck with this...You will see a lot of chess camps change their methods after this gets launched...I promise...There is a new way to teach chess so kids get more out of it off the board and in their life...Let us share that with your kids this summer...

HHCF Jiu Jitsu Silver Medalist Pablo Fuentes!!

Pablo Fuentes is a great guy HHCF met vis Scott Budman. Pablo is CEO of www.proven.com and a guy who really gives back to the youth via mentoring. He, like me, loves jiu jitsu as well. He just won silver and we're VERY proud of him. He'll be at the HHCF Summer Camp teaching kids about what it took for him to get into Stanford and get his company funded...We are super happy for him!! Go get em Pablo (check out the patch on his left leg)!!!

Morpheus Theory: Self-inflicted failure

Sunday, June 3, 2012

HHCF Founder with a video with WeTheWest.com!

HHCF Philosophy: Sacrifice to Success Ratio

A new life strategy video I did with my good friends at www.WeTheWest.com (kids get your parents permission to view anything other than MY VIDEO!!).


HHCF Philosophy: Schloss Method for Overcoming Setbacks



A great method I learned from a great man when undertaking big projects.

HHCF Releases "Measure Your Movements" Summer T-shirt !!


Summer is here and we got the gear to keep you cool on the hottest block!! The "Measure your moments" T-shirt is a reminder for those rocking it to be calculated in all their efforts. Long ago I read a Confucian book from the Ming Dynasty and one of the scholars from that time said "To to too far is just as bad as not going far enough." That sentence was stuck in my head for years. Ultimately its a reminder of being a person clear on JUSTICE . As you know, an overextended attack in jiu jitsu can end in broken arms and choke holds for the attacker. In chess it can lead to back rank mates, stolen queens and gaps for your opponent to threaten the king.

On the back of the shirt at the top is says 3PA > 1NT....If you roll with HHCF philosophy you already know what that means. Its available online for $20.00, holla at a scholar!!

All shirts are in ash grey with burgundy writing only....The ash grey and navy shirts are COMING SOON!

Get yours today www.hiphopchessfederation.org/hhcfstore

When Thugs Cry: An Unknown Tupac Story

Recently the internet started buzzing because of a cool conversation between legendary rapper Talib Kweli and Public Enemy front man Chu...