Cecab Rotterdam vs Groove Kings – A Face Off!

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Saturday my friend Penny and I went into Rotterdam for a girl’s day before she leaves for holiday to California for three weeks. We shopped, had lunch, shopped, sat on some terraces and shopped.  It was a beautiful with our first 20+ degree weather of the year.

After the Face Off

At the end of the day we went to watch a display that was being put on by two clubs here in Rotterdam, Cecab Holland and Groove Kings.  It was a lighthearted face off between the Capoeira club and the breakdancers, and it was SO much fun to watch!



Before it all got started, the capoeira club put on a display for the crowd.  It’s such a strange sort of martial arts, but the chanting and music was oddly relaxing.

Groove Kings

Then these guys showed up, and the fun really began!  I really love watching breakdancers. I wish there was somewhere I could go on sunny afternoons to watch them perform and take photos.  I had only my point and shoot with me that day, I really wished I had brought my DSLR.


I still managed to get some pretty good photos though, and I’m so glad I had a camera with me at all!  I would never have known this was going on if my husband hadn’t seen an ad for it in the paper and told me about it.  He knows I love this stuff!

Project 365 (Day 91) Battle

It was amazing what some of them could do.  The flips, jumps, twists and bends that the rest of us mere mortals couldn’t even imagine being able to pull off without a trampoline and a body cast.

Here’s some video I took throughout.  It was better to see the movement than just photos, I think.


  1. Ladybird and butterfly April 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Looks great! Rotterdam has a lot to do during the year, especially culture stuff :D

    Great you guys are coming this friday for my birthday!
    Unfortunately you wont have my famous cake… you will have to come back for that one one day… I have an infection in my shoulder, so I cant do the marzipane hing. But I will bake some other things, so it will still be yummy!
    See you friday!


  2. Ilse April 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    That looks like so much fun!

    Oh, is your friend bringing you any polishes back? I need to find someone who can get me Milani Jewel FX in gold and silver, I looove them. If I get my hands on those and China Glaze Millennium and 2030 I have so many fabulous options for manicures with an accent nail!

    Anyway, this looks and soudns like it was a fun day for you. :)

  3. Francis April 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Both groups freakin’rock !!!

    Thanx for posting this Tammy. Loved it !

  4. Invader_Stu April 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I always wonder how they manage not to kick each other in the face.

  5. Zhu April 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    20C? Lucky you! I was around 10C last WE and people were already wearing shorts & tshirts :lol:

    I love street performances, it’s a treat for photographers.

  6. lori April 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Amazing! I love watching things like that- The moves they make always leave me with my mouth standing wide open.

  7. Ladybird and butterfly April 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I made the first cakepops!!! I couldnt wait, so much fun… pics will come up soon on my blog :D Thanks so much for the book :D It was great you guys came over. Xander still a man-crush on my dad? hihi…Found the dvds?? x

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