R16 Philippines is an annual global b-boy tournament known as the R16 Global Series, and with the R16 South East Asia finals taking place throughout a 3 weekend urban arts cultural festival in Manila. The main event features solo and crew b-boy battles and performance contests, as well as solo Allstyles, Popping and Locking battles.

Over twenty R16 Championships take place in numerous countries around the globe to determine the competitors for the World Finals, taking place in Seoul, South Korea. 

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The 3 week-long  festival includes graffiti artists, streetwear designers, Hip Hop concerts, popping battles, locking battles, other performances and multimedia experiences.


“Respect” is the enduring theme that makes the “R” in R16, and the R16 World Finals Championship is one of the most respectable sought-after titles in the street dance culture. As a street dancer, holding the R16 title opens up numerous opportunities worldwide. The first R16 took place in 2007 and the event has since encompassed all aspects of urban youth cultures; taking the street movement to a higher level.

 All this and more is made possible by World Vibe Productions.

Throwdown (Road to R16) Aug 14, 2015, Sparta Philippines Sports Venue and Stadium 6pm-10pm

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One on One All Style, Locking and Popping

Top 8 is seeded in the Philippine Finals stage

R16Philippines website launch

Challenge Cup Aug 21, 2015 Sparta Philippines Sports Venue and Stadium, 6pm-10pm

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5on5 Bboy Winner will represent Philippines in Challenge Cup Final held in Hong Kong (November)

R16 Philippines Aug 15, 2015 SM Mall of Asia, 10am-10pm

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Winners will comprise Team Philippines and will advance to the South East Asia Leg.

4on4 Bboy, Solo Bboy, 2 Bboy Wildcards, Solo Locking, Popping and All Styles.

R16 South East Asia Aug 22, 2015 SM Mall of Asia, 10am-10pm

7 Countries (Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines) vie for a ticket to represent SEA to the World Finals in Korea.

Crew on Crew, Best Showcase, Solo Bboy, Locking, Popping and  All Style.

For more info, visit www.R16Philippines.com and Like R16 on Facebook.

Spread the word! Share RESPECT! See you there!