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1st Jan 2020

Just 4 Funk Represent at Son15 Jam Barcelona

Well done especially to Sheku (Just 4 Funk) and Justice (Battalions) who made it to the semi-finals against over 200 pairs from all over the world. Check out the Son15 Instagram or see some of the battles here.


3rd Nov 2019

Suga Rush Hosts Hot And Funky Battles Ukraine

Suga Rush hosted Joint & Jam battles at Hot & Funky in Ukraine! You can check out the Joint & Jam instagram here.


11th Mar 2019

BBoy Sheku from Just 4 Funk invited to Groovenometry 2019, Manchester

Thank you to LB of Smac-19 crew / Groovenometry for inviting Sheku to be a part of the UK exhibition squad at Groovenometry 2019. Check out footage of Sheku getting down, below:  


11th Jun 2018

Tuff Breaks 2018 goes off!

Exeter’s only breakin (breakdance) event Tuff Breaks was as good as ever this year! Congratulations to Bboy Sheku from J4F/ Barnstaple, beating competitors from as far away as Leeds and Poland.


11th Apr 2017

Just 4 Funk take 2nd Place at Vile Style UK

Just 4 Funk took second place, losing in the final to Polish team Madd Skillz.   Bboy Splinter (Matt) from Just 4 Funk also took second place in the solos.   Footage of the crew battle final below!   Vile Style is a battle in Bournemouth, UK, organised every year by the world famous Second […]


28th Nov 2016

Matt and Sam breakin’ in JAPAN

In October, Sam and Matt received a grant from Arts Council England to get out to Japan for some contact with the Japanese breakin’ scene (one of the strongest in the world) and some training under underground legendary Bboy Bounce from Boogie Brats crew. This post is about some of our adventures. Enjoy! And stay […]


21st Oct 2016

Just 4 Funk at Proyecto Suryeste, Spain

Ricoshea, Sheku and Splinter made it to top 8/top 16 respectively in one of Spains toughest battles!   #peoplecanfly | #bboy #spliter #just4style #represent #on @southeastproyect #2016 #full #battles #on #youtube #olifilms #urban #entertainment #breakdance #hiphop #culture #bboying #breaklife #bboyordie #dance #footwork #breakin #tbt #yoga #fitness #workout #cool #enjoy A video posted by OLIFILMS THE […]


21st Aug 2016

Just 4 Funk and class members perform at Exeter Street Arts Festival

For footage from the show please check out facebook page:    


1st Aug 2016

Sheku wins Vita Cola BBoy Champs, Rostock, Germany!

Well done to Sheku for taking the solos at Vita Cola Champs, Germany! His first international win… not bad for a 19 year old! Below is the trailer for the event, keep an eye out for Sheku and the rest of Just 4 Funk:  


21st Jul 2016

Floor Fighters Exeter goes off with a bang!

Well done to BBoy Epic from Hereford for winning the kids battles (against Finn from Just 4 Funk in the final) and BBoy Sheku for winning the adults. Battles below:      


30th Jun 2016

Just 4 Funk Perform at Glastonbury Festival with Exception-Elle

Just 4 Funk share a member with Exception-Elle, one of the coolest professional breakin and hip hop acts in the UK. Pics to come!


25th Jun 2016

First Breakdance Event in Okehampton: Sweet Moves

Sweet moves went OFF! Kids and adults from over Devon and beyond came down to represent at the first ever battle in Okehampton! Here’s the final between Boost and Rikki, both from Wales:  


21st Jun 2016

Matt AKA Splinter wins Back 2 Tha Break

Matt wins Back 2 Tha Break, Bath! Photos and videos to come…


21st Jun 2016

Just 4 Funk at Madd Skillz, Poland (Bugz wins!)

Splinter, Sheku and Bugz all made it out to Szczecin, Poland, for the anniversary Jam of Madd Skills Crew, one of the freshest crews in Poland! Splinter and bugz made it a Just 4 Funk final, below is the footage (Bugz wins!):  


21st May 2016

Sam wins South West Got Rhythm, Bath

Well done to Sam AKA BBoy Sheku from Just 4 Funk who took the win at SWGR this year!


21st Mar 2016

Matt breakin in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand!

Matt made it over to one of the biggest competitions in the world, Radikal Force Anniverary Jam in Singapore. While he was in Asia he also competed in Hong Kong and Thailand, here’s some snippets below:  


21st Jan 2016

Matt at Age of Aquarius (Turin, Italy)

Matt made it across to Italy for Age of Aquarius jam ran by the legendary Bboy Maurizio. Here’s a short clip of one of his rounds:     Getting down in El barrio, Turin #ageofaquarius #bboy #italy A video posted by matt (@splinterj4f) on Jan 24, 2016 at 6:29am PST


10th Dec 2015

Matt and Sam at B.Kidz, Florence, Italy

Matt and Sam made it to the semi finals at B.Kidz in Florence, Italy this weekend. We went an extra round with Team Schmeta, one of the toughest crews in Europe.    


19th Nov 2015

Ricoshea from Just 4 Funk wins StreetJam 9 Bournemouth

Well done to Ricoshea for winning Street Jam 9 in Bournemouth!  


19th Oct 2015

School of Shadows workshop with Bounce MZK

The elusive BBoy Bounce stopped by in Exeter on his tour of Europe – all the way from Japan! Bounce teaches an approach to breaking that expands on the basic foundations and encourages students to question “the basics”.  Thanks to Bounce and Mouse for coming all the way down to the South West to share […]


19th Aug 2015

Just 4 Funk at IBE 2015

Silent Sam and Splinter made their way to IBE 2015 in Heerlen to enter with Zana and Shorty B from London.


19th Jul 2015

Just 4 Funk represent at Real Deal Jam, Oslo

Ricoshea, Silent Sam and Splinter from Just 4 Funk travelled to Real Deal Jam in Oslo, Norway, one of the most respected non-competition type events in Europe.  Real Deal has built up such a reputation for authentic Hip Hop “good vibes” over the years that it attracts dancers from all over the world, even without […]


4th Jun 2015

Splinter and Silent Sam represent at World Bboy Classic, The Netherlands

Silent Sam and Splinter made their way over to BBoy Classic in the Netherlands to compete. Bboy Classic is famous for its entry system which uses no qualification – you have to “pick your card” to choose which opposing crews to battles. If you can get through enough rounds like this, you get to battle […]


2nd Mar 2015

Sheku and Jake Win Superbad 2 v 2 battles

Sheku and Jake from Just 4 Funk win the 2 v 2 battles at Superbad in Exeter on 21 February 2015!   Well done also to Kapone (Poland) who one the Solos and BBoy Notso (Gloucester) who won the kids. This event was completely organised, including funding, by Surya who is the video and media […]


16th Feb 2015

Splinter from Just 4 Funk Wins Break Mission 9, Malaysia

Splinter gets an international win at Break Mission 9, Penang, Malaysia! After winning the jam, Splinter also had an exhibition battle with one of Malaysia’s best Bboys, Hann. You can see the battle below:   More about Break Mission: Break mission is a world wide series of events that combines Hip Hop with charitable giving. Check […]


20th Jan 2015

Alpha and Sheku Win BBoy Grandmasters in Bristol

Congratulations to BBoy Alpha and BBoy Sheku from Just 4 Funk who won the kids and adults battles at BBoy Grandmasters in Bristol this month!   Below: Adults final: Below: Kids finals (Alpha on the right)  


1st Nov 2014

Steps And Strings

Check out our latest video, edited and directed by our film production intern Surya Miranda Peixoto of Funky Mangoes Productions. This video features Matt from Just 4 Funk dancing to the sounds of David Waller’s guitar solos.   Check out his facebook page here for more here


30th Oct 2014

Sam from Just 4 Funk wins 2nd in The Fresh Moves Vol 4 Footwork Battles, Poland

17 year old Sam from Just 4 Funk comes second place at his first international footwork battle! Video to follow. Well done Sam! What is footwork? Foot work is one element of breaking, and arguably the element most unique to it. Famous footwork moves are the 6step, the sweep and the babylove – but footwork […]


8th Aug 2014

Busking for Palestine

On Saturday 3rd of August we went busking in Exeter city centre to raise money for humanitarian work in Palestine. Like many people in the UK and the rest of the world we have been appalled by events in Gaza and want to show our support. The money raised will be going to Doctors Without […]


8th Jun 2014

J4F breaking students learn with DJ renegade

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, our talented students in Exeter and surrounding areas have had the opportunity to train with DJ Renegade to really push their skills to the next level. Thank you to DJ renegade who travelled all the way from London every week for 6 weeks! Video coming soon.


26th Apr 2014

Sam and Jake Win Rockit Revolution, Bournemouth

26th April – Sam (Just 4 Funk) and Jake (Just 4 Funk/Beatbreakers) win Rockit revolution, Bournemouth.


19th Apr 2014

BBoy Bugz From Just 4 Funk Returns To Devon With Doorstep Theatre

On Friday 2nd May and Saturday 3rd May 2014, Doorstep Theatre will come to Devon to perform their piece Shame. Shame by John Berkavitch of Doorstep Theatre has already received great reviews, but it is of special significance to Just 4 Funk because one of our members is part of the show. Dean Reeve AKA BBoy Bugz […]


19th Mar 2014

Sugar Rush From Just 4 Funk Hosts Floorwars 2014, Denmark

Usually the news section is about us dancing, but this time it’s about something else. Essential to any good Hip Hop event is good music, good dancing, and a good atmosphere. One of the main ingredients to getting a good atmosphere is having a great host. So it’s with much pride that we write that […]


4th Mar 2014

Olympic Legacy Breaking (Breakdance) Workshops

A dance program with a difference! Olympic Legacy ‘Dance in a Day’ Breakdance Workshop With Just 4 Funk Our Olympic Legacy Breakdance workshops will engage both active pupils AND those who aren’t usually interested in sports. What is the The Olympic Legacy Fund? The Olympic Legacy Fund is a lump sum received by primary schools […]


12th Feb 2014

Dance BTEC Now Available With Breaking (Breakdance)

DANCE BTEC WTIH BREAKDANCE: Do you have some students who need something a bit different to get inspired? We’re now qualified to offer BTEC Level One using Breaking (Breakdance)! We also offer an awesome joint breakdance/drama BTEC Level One course with Value Theatre (Exeter). This course is so awesome that it is guaranteed to engage […]


21st Nov 2013

Just 4 Funk Breaking Class Perform at Exeter Christmas Lights 2013

Here’s some of our class members performing in Exeter Princesshay in front of over a thousand people at Exeter Christmas lights switch on! Some of these guys have been breaking for over 2 years, some for less than 2 months. If you want to learn some of these skills or get us in to your […]


15th Nov 2013

Fresh Dance Video of Just 4 Funk

  Check us out – it’s only 1 minute long! This video of Splinter and Rush (AKA Matt and Stephen) from Just 4 Funk was shot in 2010. It got lost for a while when we updated the website, but I just found it again and even though it’s 3 years old now I still […]


17th Oct 2013

Just 4 Funk Perform at Hip Hop Psych

On 17th october 2013 Just 4 Funk performed as part of Hip Hop Psych at Mama Stones, Exeter Hip Hop Psych is a cutting-edge project to de-mystify and de-stigmatise mental health issues using Hip Hop, led by Dr Becky Inkster of Cambridge University and consultant psychiatrist Dr Akeem Sule from South Essex Partnership Trust Dr […]


16th Oct 2013

Joint Just 4 Funk and Attik Dance Project in the News

A joint project between Attik Dance (Plymouth) and Matt from Just 4 Funk called “Attik Breaks” made the news recently. Check out the photos of some of the students below:


16th Sep 2013

Rush in UK Champs Vets

Suga Rush from Just 4 Funk makes top 8 in the UK BBoy Championships World Finals Veterans battles. That’s 8 out of 54 of the most experienced Bboys from all over the world! Get on Suga Rush!


16th Jul 2013

Matt Trains in Sweden with BBoy Legends

This month, Matt was lucky enough to get to Sweden and practice with the famous BBoy Freeze from Ghost Crew and BBoy Poe1 from Style Elements. If you know anything about breakin’ then you know who they are – and if you don’t, look them up!  


9th Jul 2013

Just 4 Funk Win Dance Showdown 2013

Bugz and Splinter AKA Dean and Matt from Just 4 Funk beat pairs from Plymouth, London and Exeter to win the breaking (breakdance) battles at Dance Showdown at Plymouth Life Centre. Thanks to Street Factory for a great event.  


16th Mar 2013

Just 4 Funk in 247 Magazine

March 2013 Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk featured in 24/7 Magazine Above: Matt AKA Splinter on the front cover of 24/7 magazine! You can read the article online at the 24/7 website Thanks again toDanny T Photography Bristol for the great photos.


16th Feb 2013

Matt from Just 4 Funk Wins i-battle Plymouth

Feb 2013 Bboy Splinter AKA Matt from Just 4 Funk wins i.Battle, Plymouth Above: Matt AKA Splinter with trophy after battling some of the toughest bboys in the South West and beyond! Thanks to Chris Gilchrist from the Beat Breakers/Rhythm City Dance Studios (Plymouth) for organizing a great event.


5th Jan 2013

Just 4 Funk on Sky 1 Got to Dance

  So after years of people saying “you guys should go on TV!” we finally decided to do it. Sky 1 approached us a few months ago and invited us to go on their show Got to Dance. It sounded like fun (and the £250 000 prize didn’t sound bad either) so we said yes. […]


16th Nov 2012

Tuff Breaks 4 Goes Off!

Nov 2012 Tuff Breaks 4 is the Tuffest Yet! Dancers travelled from Reading, London and even France to enter Tuff Breaks this time. And still, it was two BBoys from Devon that took the titles, showing that the South West is a force to be reckoned with. Well done to Ricoshea (Just4Funk) for taking the […]


16th Mar 2012

Matt and Jamie win Battle Stations 2 v 2 (Plymouth)

March 2012 Matt and Jamie AKA Splinter and J-Raff from Just 4 Funk win Battle Stations 2 on 2, Plymouth. Above: Matt and Jamie with trophies.


16th Dec 2011

Splinter Wins Stoopid Fresh 2011

December 2011 Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Festive Fresh 2011, Bath. Third year in a row! Splinter and Mez, one of the Festive Fresh organizers. Splinter and LeeBee (Scarecrows) after a tough final!


16th Nov 2011

Just 4 Funk at Exeter Princesshay Christmas Lights

November 2011 Just 4 Funk and class members Mint Styles perform at Exeter Princesshay late night shopping opening. Above: BBoys Crazy Dave, Ollie, Splinter, Rich, Rockstar Pete and Cheeky Charlie.


19th Oct 2011

Tuff Breaks Volume 2 Goes Off!

October 2011 Tuff Breaks Volume 2 goes off in Exeter!     Above: Hosts Splinter and Rush with Tuff Breaks Volume 2 adults winner, Bboy Ricoshea (Just 4 Funk). Above: Splinter and Rush (Just 4 Funk) with Under 14s Winner, Bboy Titan (Funky Breakers, Plymouth). Thanks to everyone who came and supported this event including […]


16th Oct 2011

Splinter (Matt) Comes Second in Bones to the Stones London 2011

October 2011 Splinter 2nd place in Bones 2 the Stones Solo Bboy (Breakdance) Battles, Brixton. Above: Splinter AKA Matt from Just 4 Funk with Juji-Rock at Bones 2 the Stones 2011.


16th Sep 2011

Matt wins bones 2 the stones 2012

September 2012 Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Bones To The Stones, Brixton, London. Matt won this event in 2010, came second in 2011 and now won it again in 2012!


16th Jun 2011

First Tuff Breaks Breakin’ (Breakdance) Battles goes off in Exeter!

June 2011 First Tuff Breaks Breakin’ (Breakdance) Battles goes off in Exeter! Thanks to everyone who came and supported this event including our sponsors, Reform Records andSalt City. Congratulations go to BBoy Flikz (Funky Breakers and 3D crew, Plymouth) for winning the under 14s battles and to BBoy J-Raff (Just 4 Funk, Exeter) for winning the over […]


16th Apr 2011

Matt is in NHS Change 4 Life DVD

April 2011 Matt from Just 4 Funk features in the NHS Change 4 Life Early Years DVD. More details on Dance in Devon’s site, here.


21st Dec 2010

Just 4 Funk perform at Exmouth New Years Celebrations.

Splinter, J-Raff and Rush AKA Matt, Jamie and Stephen from Just 4 Funk perform at Exmouth New Years Celebrations.


2nd Dec 2010

Alex ‘Mechanikool’ Peters. former UK Popping Champion delivers workshop in Exeter

Alex ‘Mechanikool’ Peters. former UK Popping Champion, came all the way from London to deliver an amazing popping workshop for our class members and those prepared to travel from outside Exeter (a big thank you to the TR14ers for coming all the way up from Cornwall to attend).     Thanks for a great workshop […]


2nd Dec 2010

Just 4 Funk, Mint Styles and Mint Styles Minis perform at Merge Dance Festival, Exeter.

Just 4 Funk, Mint Styles and Mint Styles Minis perform at Merge Dance Festival, Exeter.   Watch this space for photos!   Email to find out more about Mint Styles, Exeter’s first youth breaking crew.


20th Oct 2010

Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Bones 2 the Stones Solo Bboy Concrete Battles!

Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Bones 2 the Stones Solo Bboy (AKA Breakdance) Concrete Battles, Brixton.  Over 30 entrants including  BBoys from France, Hong Kong, Japan and some of the top UK Bboys over for the UK Champs World Finals. Get us in to teach at your school or club:   […]


1st Oct 2010

Just 4 Funk perform at Paulo’s circus in Okehampton.

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1st Sep 2010

Just 4 Funk at IBE International Hip Hop Dance Festival 2010, Heerlen, Holland.

Just 4 Funk represent Exeter at IBE International Hip Hop Dance Festival 2010, Heerlen, Holland.  


1st Jul 2010

Just 4 Funk attend training course with second generation BBoy.

Three of Just 4 Funk were lucky enough to attend the Pioneers training course with Ken Swift, a second generation BBoy from New York City and one of the most influential figures in the history of breaking (AKA Breakdancing). Ken has dedicated his life to spreading the history and fundamentals of breaking (AKA Breakdancing) around […]


20th Jun 2010

Just 4 Funk members perform at Glastonbury!

J-Raff and Splinter from Just 4 Funk perform at Glastonbury Festival 40th Anniversary.


1st Jun 2010

Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Battle Stations

Matt AKA Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Battle Stations Seven2Smoke BBoy (AKA Breakdance) Battles, Plymouth.


1st May 2010

Just 4 Funk perform at the prestigious Breakin’ Convention: An international festival

Just 4 Funk perform at the prestigious Breakin’ Convention: An international festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre in Sadlers Wells, London. Breakin’ Convention features acts from Japan, America, France, and now (for the first time ever!) Devon.  The event hosts contemporary, original street dance and fusion street dance styles. For more information about Breakin’ Convention, check out […]


1st Mar 2010

Just 4 Funk take part in Exeter Youth Council’s outside jam.

Splinter, Rush and J-Raff from Just 4 Funk take part in Exeter Youth Council’s outside jam. The Mayor said he was loving the moves our young people could do by the end of the day!


15th Dec 2009

BBoy Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Stoopid Fresh!

BBoy Splinter from Just 4 Funk wins Stoopid Fresh, a new 1 on 1 Breakin’ (AKA Breakdancing) competition in Bath.


1st Dec 2009

BBoy J-Raff from Just 4 Funk battles at Shire Stylz, Exeter

BBoy J-Raff from Just 4 Funk represents Exeter in an exhibition against Chamos from Raw Miracles (Hereford) at Shire Stylz, Exeter. Shire Stylz Hip Hop night is a BBoy/Bgirl/Breaking/Breakdance event takeing place in Amber Rooms.


1st Nov 2009

Alex ‘Mechanikool’ Peters (UK BBoy Champs Popping Winner for 2006) in Exeter.

Alex ‘Mechanikool’ Peters, the UK Bboy Champs Popping Winner for 2006 comes all the way from London to teach some Popping workshops. Organised by Exeter Phoenix and very popular with our students in Exeter.


26th Sep 2009

Just 4 Funk at the Welsh Open BBoy Championships.

Just 4 Funk battle in the Welsh Open BBoy (AKA Breakdancing) Championships 2009, Newport.  


13th Sep 2009

Just 4 Funk battling at IBE, Holland.

The Notorious IBE is an interntional annual Hip Hop dance event which take places in Heerlen, in the Netherlands. It lasts for three days giving the opportunity to individuals and crews to battle and meet each other. There are also shows, workshops, talk shows, art exhibitions and music performances, all with the aim of developing the […]


5th Sep 2009

Just 4 Funk at King of Plymouth Breaking (Breakdance) Competition.

Just 4 Funk members compete at King of Plymouth Breaking (Breakdance) Competition. The winner is Bugz from Just 4 Funk and Disorderly!! Below a magazine article about the event.  


28th Aug 2009

Just 4 Funk perform at Aeon festival, Crediton.

This is the 4th year this festival takes place and the theme for 2009 is Sci-Fi Adventures. Just 4 Funk performed along with dancers from many other styles. Other tents featured a wide range of music acts (orchestra, funk, ska, salsa, etc.), film showings (short-films, documentaries), workshops and lots of different activities. Read more at […]


11th Jul 2009

Just 4 Funk perform at Respect in the Park

Just 4 Funk and class members perform their Breaking (AKA Breakdancing, sometimes streetdancing) at Respect in the Park, celebrating diversity in Exeter. Under the slogan “All Different, All Equal”, Exeter Respect is an annual event which lasts for two days and takes place in Belmont Park. Its aim is to celebrate diversity through the showcase of […]


3rd Jul 2009

Just 4 Funk perform Breaking (breakdancing) at Chagford Arts Festival

Just 4 Funk perform Breaking (breakdancing) at Chagford Arts Festival. Tiny town but amazing vibe!


12th Jun 2009

Just 4 Funk and class members perform breaking at Party on the Quay, Exeter


23rd May 2009

Just 4 Funk perform at Breakin’ Convention, Plymouth Theatre Royal

Just 4 Funk perform alongside Salah, Myosong and VII Gems Rock Dance Division on the main stage of Plymouth Theatre Royal for Breakin’ Convention: An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre. This is an international showcase of breaking (breakdancing), commercial and underground streetdance that goes on tour around the


29th Jan 2009

Just 4 Funk winners at City vs City Bboy (Breakdance) Championships,Southampton.

Just4funk wins Championships at Southampton, an event sponsored by Red Bull.