The United States Breaking Association and World Breaking Association have established a series of Breaking Championships to form the USBA/WBA circuit. The tournaments and events that are sanctioned as part of this circuit are host to the specific â€œBreaking Championshipâ€ named for that event (more information on current and available championships can be found on the â€œRating Informationâ€ page and â€œSanctioned Competitionsâ€ page). The USBA/WBA assigns a championship name based on the size of the event, its location, and its value to the USBA/WBA membership. The only sanctioned events are those that are posted on the USBA website under "Sanctioned Events" and forwarded to USBA/WBA members.
The USBA/WBA keeps ratings on all competitors who are members. These ratings are used for seeding at events and Competitor of the Year awards. Competitors earn points ONLY at USBA/WBA sanctioned events. We promote all sanctioned events equally to our members and associates through a variety of ways such as websites, e-mails, flyers, etc.
If you are interested in hosting a USBA/WBA Sanctioned Championship at an event, please contact us; there are many different options for hosting. We do require that the Founders, Advisors, Regional Directors, or an appointed representative be present to run the event according to the guidelines set by the USBA/WBA. For the major championships we require that the USBA/WBA Founders be present to run the event.
There are many options available to promoters of all size events to become part of the USBA/WBA circuit, and we are always ready to work with those promoters who want to bring greater standardization and professionalism to their event. Please contact us for further details on how we can help bring the USBA/WBA to your event!
The USBA/WBA is working with promoters in setting up prize money for winning competitors. The USBA/WBA will also be pushing to get mainstream sponsors for events. The recognition of the breaking competitor and the sport as a whole is another area that has been touched on but has an unlimited potential. ESPN2 coverage and Discovery Channel's special 'Extreme Martial Arts' has afforded much mainstream exposure to the sport. These shows have had a great response from both Martial Artists and the non-practicing viewer. Now is the time to expand on the successes of these and similar shows.
2014 U. S. Open World Martial Arts Breaking championships!
USBA/WBA World Record set by Jonathan Field- 50 1" boards with palm srikes in 10.5 seconds!
USBA/WBA World Record set by Drew Serrano- 34 patio blocks broken with 3 strikes in under 10 seconds!
USBA/WBA World Record set by John Zurisk- 8, 2x4" lengths of lumber with side kicks in 10 seconds!