The History of the Red Bull BC One Belt

We catch up with the past and current champions of Red Bull BC One

The countdown is on for the world's finest breakers in the game to battle it out on the main stage. Each hoping to take the title of 2017's Red Bull BC One Champion and the highly coveted BC One belt. The one-of-a kind prize worthy of an unrivaled champion!

While the clock ticks we catch up with Red Bull BC One's hottest past, present and reigning champions to break down what winning the belt meant to them, where their belts are now, and what we should keep our eye out for next.

ISSEI: JAPAN | Foundnation Crew

Red Bull BC One Belt Win: 2016 Nagoya, Japan

What did it mean to you winning the belt: I really felt like I became number 1. Winning the Red Bull BC One is a pinnacle for my career.

Where do you keep it: It's in Red Bull Japan HQ

What did you do after you won: On the day in Nagoya when I won the belt I was very happy and excited. When I headed back to Tokyo the next day, I was on to the next. I'm always thinking what's the next battle, the next step. Focused to make something new.

Toughest Battle: Definitely Hong 10 who I battled in the Red Bull BC One Nagoya final and Victor from the USA

What are you hoping for Red Bull BC ONE 2017: Of course to win the championship but also to make a presence. To be in people's minds.

MENNO: HOLLAND | Hustle Kidz Crew

Red Bull BC One Belt Win: 2014 Paris, France

What did it mean to you winning the belt: It meant a lot. It was a good moment in my career. It basically meant it would be easy for me to keep on doing what I do 100% and from that point I became a full time B-boy.

Where do you keep it: It's hanging in the Hustle Kidz practice club

What would it mean for you to win the 2017 BC One Belt here in Amsterdam?
It would probably be the best BC One to win for me! Of course because it's taking place where I'm from, but also because Holland is a pretty small country. My name is pretty big internationally on the B-boy scene but here in Holland the people still don't really know about breakers that much. They just know the dancers from the TV shows. Red Bull BC One is on TV, so it would be cool to win and to get that recognition you know.

LILOU: ALGERIA-FRANCE

Red Bull BC One Belt Win: 2005 Berlin, Germany & 2009 New York City | Pockemon Crew

What did it mean to you winning the belt: Both had a good taste. 2005 because it was my first one, but also 2009 because it meant I was the first B-boy in the history of BC One to win it twice.

Where do you keep it: I changed the rules in 2005. Before me the rule was that the belt has to go from winner, to winner, to winner. But when I won in 2005... I didn't give it back. I took it to a tiny little town in Algeria... somewhere which I can't say. Haha Now both belts are together, but I never expose my trophies. They are all in a box and I don't ever show them.

WING: SOUTH KOREA | Jinjo Crew / 7 Commandoz

Red Bull BC One Belt Win: 2008 Paris, France

What did it mean to you winning the belt: It was really amazing. I had been competing many times, but this was the time I became a champion. The first competition I won! Hopefully I can take the belt back again this year.

Where do you keep it: It's in the crew studio

VICTOR: LOS ANGELES

Red Bull BC One Belt Win: 2014 Paris, France

What did it mean to you winning the belt: It meant a lot to my dad who trained me but a lot for me too. I trained super hard for this championship. Months of hard work and dedication. Every day I was training and sacrificing. While people were out partying , I was at home training. So when I won it I was like "Awe Yes! I can now have fun and enjoy it! Enjoy life! "

Where do you keep it: It's in my dad's room. As soon as I won, my dad took the big, heavy belt and was like "It's mine!" haha.

What did you do after you won: After I won, I lost my focus and lost my love for breaking a bit. It sounds crazy, but I won so many events that I didn't care anymore. I got bored and wanted to go to LA. Party and have fun you know?! But after a bit I realised that's not at all what I wanted and I missed winning. So I moved back to Florida. Started training more, winning more so that I can come back to BC One in 2018 next year! Hopefully win the belt again!

Toughest Battle: I have to say Issei from Japan. We always battle each other all the time! He wins sometimes, I win sometimes. So we're equal you know!

To discover who claims the belt this time, watch the Red Bull BC One World Final 2017 on redbullbcone.com and Red Bull TV from 8pm CET on November 4.