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Adisa Banjoko


Hip-Hop Chess Federation Street Games Vol. 1 Mixtape

By Adisa Banjoko / October 23, 2013

 Rakaa Iriscience, Sunspot Jonz, Zion I and Tajai Speak on Rap, Chess and Life      October 21st 2013 San Jose, CA – The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is happy to announce it will release its first mixtape album Street Games Vol. 1 will be available for FREE download on November 15th 2013 at www.hiphopchessfederation.org. Street Games Vol. […]


My First Tournament Vol. 1: Gracie Barra Black Belt Tim Bruce

By Adisa Banjoko / April 25, 2011

In this new series Black belts will be interviewed specifially about their first tournament.  They will further explain the training and life lessons taken from that experience. Today we talk with Gracie Barra Black Belt Tim Bruce. He represents GB LA Beach in Florida and Jupiter Boxing. OTM: What was your first exposure to jiu […]


Origins of A Legend: In Search of Musashi

By Adisa Banjoko / February 22, 2011

In the history of martial arts, few names stand as tall as Miyamoto Musashi. This unconquered, self taught swordsman has inspired so many different kinds of people its hard to fully measure his impact. MMA fighters,  BJJ practitioners and business men across the globe read his classic Book of Five Rings as a source of […]


Interview w/ Kevin Lynch (Octagon Book)

By Adisa Banjoko / March 24, 2009

When Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) began to rise in North America, it was written off by many as a joke. Today we recognize it as one of the most important sports of our timeHistory is a powerful thing. Those who make it history, inspire others to be great. But those who make it, cannot convey […]


Hip-Hop Chess Federation on World Chess News in Europe!!

By Adisa Banjoko / March 11, 2009

Hello HHCF family,               The Hip-Hop Chess Federation was featured on the European TV show World Chess News. This show is like the CNN of chess. They have been very supportive of the HHCF from its inception. Please check the link here: http://www.worldchessnews.com/niva1/le.htm                 The HHCF story is at 10 min mark. But the show, as […]


The Legacy of the Great Helio Gracie.

By Adisa Banjoko / February 9, 2009

Featuring: DJ Johnny Juice Rosado of Public Enemy fameRakaa from Dilated PeoplesHerb Dean, Ultimate Fighting Championship referee The global martial arts community suffered a great loss in recent days. Grand Master Helio Gracie, passed away January 29th 2009. Helio was founder of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu martial arts system. His system was developed in the […]


Good Morning America Weekend feature on Hip-Hop Chess Sunday, Feb. 8th

By Adisa Banjoko / February 7, 2009

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Presents FREE ALL AGES EVENT Mind Over Matter II: RZA, Rakaa, Traxamillion, Casual & Amir SulaimanGather for Chess & Martial Arts Exhibition SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that they will be a hosting a FREE ALL AGES event called Mind Over Matter II. This […]


Hip-Hop Chess Federation Seeks Brand Alliance in 2009 Urban/Extreme Event

By Adisa Banjoko / October 10, 2008

Hello, My name is Adisa Banjoko. I am the CEO of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. (HHCF). Our organization fuses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity strategy and non-violence to American youth of all backgrounds. On February 28th 2009 in San Francisco, some of the worlds best known rappers, chess masters and martial artists […]


HHCF Oct 11 event moved to Feb 28, 2009

By Adisa Banjoko / October 10, 2008

Annual Celebrity Invitational Has moved from to Feb. 28, 2009Oct 11th has been postponed to 2/28/2009 Mark your calendars Many of you have already received personal emails from myself announcing the change in date for the Celebrity & Scholarship Invitational. Due to financial constraints for our monetary sponsors we have deceided to move the date […]

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