Hip-Hop and Martial Arts Panel June 30th at 3-5 at Oakland Museum of CA



For Immediate Release
Crystal Silva


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Oakland, CA- Jun. 26, 2018- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that their
Founder Adisa, The Bishop will be hosting a panel on the fusion of Hip-Hop and martial arts at the
Oakland Museum of CA located at 1000 Oak St. June 30, 2018 from 3-5 PM.The conversation is
part of the ongoing exhibit RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of CA
until August 12, 2018.  Panelists include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Alan “Gumby” Marques,
Kung Fu- Tai Chi Magazine Publisher and Man At Arms: Art of War co-host on El Rey
Network Gene Ching, International Hip-Hop dance champion and martial artists Profo Won
and rising Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor Von Stricklen.


The panel will look at how the Kung Fu Cinema explosion of of the early 70’s led by
Bruce Lee and Shaw Brothers films inspired artists from Dead Prez and Wu Tang Clan to
Dilated Peoples, Zion I and Kendrick Lamar. The panel will also look at recent influx of martial
arts presence in blockbuster movies like Black Panther and TV shows like Luke Cage.
The conversation will additionally touch on how this cross cultural pollination  sparked vegan, yogic
and other healthy lifestyle trends within Hip-Hop.


MyClickUrban.com will live stream the event for those unable to attend. Conversation Live Host and
Producer James Farr Stated “The voices of Hip-Hop are our temporary griots. I felt compelled to echo
these narratives, not as a scribe, but digitally. By live streaming, we’re able to expand the
#ConversationLive beyond the physical audience. The Conversation Live is presented My Click Urban.
“This conversation is bringing so many amazing communities together” said Adisa Banjoko HHCF
Founder and author of Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess.” We are
thankful to the Oakland Museum of CA for allowing us to host such a powerful panel. Having a
digital partner like MyClickUrban helps us reach so many fans of the fusion. This panel is going to
be electric.” Mr. Banjoko created the idea for RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom and served
as the Guest Curator for the exhibit.


The HHCF currently runs a youth summer camp teaching  in San Jose at the Gardner Center located
at 520 W. Virginia St.


For more on HHCF visit www.hiphopchess.com today and follow them on Instagram
@realhiphopchess.


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