IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE FOR HHI2021:  

Due to the worldwide effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has impacted all 53 HHI countries, the plans and dates for World Battles are postponed until August 2022. 

1 VS 1

LOCKING

The 1vs1 World Locking Battles is a state-of-the-art competition for the world’s top lockers who represent their countries in a battle for prizes and world dominance.

The World Battles are conducted during the week of the World Hip Hop Dance Championship where the world’s best dance crews compete for the world title.

Join us for the World Locking Battles 2021.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER  |  USA

Natsuma - Japan [2019 World Battles Locking Champion]

Natsuma - Japan [2019 World Battles Locking Champion]

THE BEST IN
THE WORLD.

Left to Right: Leah Roman [Judge], Popping Danys - Belgium [2nd Place], Toni Basil [Judge], Natsuma - Japan [1st Place], Flomaster [Judge]

THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES 

Battle competitors represent more countries than in any other battle.

WORLD BATTLES 2021

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021
USA

Registration opens June 1st
Tickets go on sale June 1st

Popping Danys - Belgium [2019 World Locking Battles - 2nd Place]

Popping Danys - Belgium [2019 World Locking Battles - 2nd Place]

THE DON “CAMPBELLOCK” CAMPBELL AWARD

The Don “Campbellock” Campbell Award is presented every year to a locker in the World Locking Battles who best personifies the original style and technique of Locking.

Lock Julia - Russia [2019 Don “Campbellock” Campbell Award recipient]

Lock Julia - Russia [2019 Don “Campbellock” Campbell Award recipient]

HOW TO ENTER

1 VS 1 LOCKING

If you are a Locker, you are eligible.

Lockers from outside the USA who have qualified for the World Battles in their country should enter through the HHI affiliate in their country.

Lockers with no qualifying battles in their country may contact HHI at info@hiphopinternational.com to request a special invitation to participate.

The entry fee for participants in the World Battles is US$35.00 per category (Popping, Locking, Breaking, Whacking and All Styles), which includes all registration costs, free entry to all World Battles, nightly parties, an official championship t-shirt and an invitation to the championship celebration party.

World Battle participants may upgrade their registration to include entrance to all World Hip Hop Dance Championship preliminary, semifinal and final events for an additional US$60.00.

Each World Battles participant must complete an online registration form.

Only one online registration form is needed per participant if entering more than one category.

All entries are subject to space availability.

Registration opens June 1st, 2021

OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS

JUDGES

1VS1 LOCKING BATTLES ARE JUDGED BY HONORED LEGENDS AND LEADERS IN STREET DANCE.

A Legend.  A Friend.

DON “CAMPBELLOCK”
CAMPBELL

1951-2020

Year after year Hip Hop International was honored with the presence of Don “Campbellock” Campbell at HHI’s World Battles.  Beloved by all, Don cherished the dance he created, and he lovingly shared it and his lifelong journey with all dancers and attendees.  HHI presented Don with a well deserved Living Legend of Hip Hop Award in 2005.  We will miss his larger-than-life persona, smile and presence but the memory of our friend and mentor will live in our hearts forever.

Remembering Don “Campbellock” Campbell…

FEATURED VIDEO

LOCKERS FROM KOREA & MEXICO

Locker 109 &
Diego Quintero

FEATURED VIDEO

REAL TALK

TONI BASIL

WORLD BATTLES RESULTS

FINALS BRACKETS | LOCKING

2019

2018

2017

2016