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    Hip-Hop Chess Federation Street Games Vol. 1 Mixtape

    Wed, 2013-10-23 08:42 — Adisa Banjoko

     Rakaa Iriscience, Sunspot Jonz, Zion I and Tajai Speak on Rap, Chess and Life   


    My First Tournament Vol. 1: Gracie Barra Black Belt Tim Bruce

    Mon, 2011-04-25 06:28 — Adisa Banjoko

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    In this new series Black belts will be interviewed specifially about their first tournament.  They will further explain the training and life lessons taken from that experience. Today we talk with Gracie Barra Black Belt Tim Bruce. He represents GB LA Beach in Florida and Jupiter Boxing.

    OTM: What was your first exposure to jiu jitsu and when did you decide to train in the gentle art?

    Origins of A Legend: In Search of Musashi

    Tue, 2011-02-22 08:58 — Adisa Banjoko

    In the history of martial arts, few names stand as tall as Miyamoto Musashi. This unconquered, self taught swordsman has inspired so many different kinds of people its hard to fully measure his impact. MMA fighters,  BJJ practitioners and business men across the globe read his classic Book of Five Rings as a source of motivation. When watching movies like Twilight Samurai, Shogun Assassin, Twilight Samurai or cartoons and comics like Usagi Yojimbo and Samurai Jack- they all contain elements of Musashi's philosophical DNA.

    Interview w/ Kevin Lynch (Octagon Book)

    Tue, 2009-03-24 06:04 — Adisa Banjoko

    When Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) began to rise in North America, it was written off by many as a joke. Today we recognize it as one of the most important sports of our time

    Hip-Hop Chess Federation on World Chess News in Europe!!

    Tue, 2009-03-10 14:33 — Adisa Banjoko

    Hello HHCF family,
                   The Hip-Hop Chess Federation was featured on the European TV show World Chess News. This show is like the CNN of chess. They have been very supportive of the HHCF from its inception. Please check the link here:

                    The HHCF story is at 10 min mark. But the show, as always is very cool and crazy informative.

    The Legacy of the Great Helio Gracie.

    Mon, 2009-02-09 09:30 — Adisa Banjoko


    DJ Johnny Juice Rosado of Public Enemy fame
    Rakaa from Dilated Peoples
    Herb Dean, Ultimate Fighting Championship referee

    Good Morning America Weekend feature on Hip-Hop Chess Sunday, Feb. 8th

    Sat, 2009-02-07 09:38 — Adisa Banjoko

    Hip-Hop Chess Federation Presents FREE ALL AGES EVENT Mind Over Matter II:
    RZA, Rakaa, Traxamillion, Casual & Amir Sulaiman
    Gather for Chess & Martial Arts Exhibition

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that they will be a hosting a FREE ALL AGES event called Mind Over Matter II. This popular chess and martial arts exhibition will be held on Feb 28th 2009 at John O'Connell High School in San Francisco .

    HHCF will be on Good Morning America Sunday feat. me, RZA and Traxamillion

    Sat, 2008-10-25 09:00 — Adisa Banjoko

    Hey folks,
    Its Adisa from the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. This Sunday, in the second half hour, Good Morning America Weekend will air a story on the HHCF. It will feature me, RZA and Traxamillion. Please check it out and share it with those you know love the game, and love kids. I should get a digital copy, so, if you party too hearty,- I got ya back!!

    Much respect,
    Adisa Banjoko

    Hip-Hop Chess Federation Seeks Brand Alliance in 2009 Urban/Extreme Event

    Thu, 2008-10-09 14:49 — Adisa Banjoko

    My name is Adisa Banjoko. I am the CEO of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. (HHCF). Our organization fuses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity strategy and non-violence to American youth of all backgrounds. On February 28th 2009 in San Francisco, some of the worlds best known rappers, chess masters and martial artists will gather for the HHCF Chess Kings Invitational.

    HHCF Oct 11 event moved to Feb 28, 2009

    Thu, 2008-10-09 14:44 — Adisa Banjoko

    Annual Celebrity Invitational
    Has moved from to Feb. 28, 2009
    Oct 11th has been postponed to 2/28/2009
    Mark your calendars

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