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Adisa Banjoko


Eddie Bravo: Formless Wisdom Pt. 1

By Adisa Banjoko / September 11, 2008

In this interview we have an in depth look at Eddies journey to becoming a jiu jitsu innovator, and how he has used jiu jitsu to further his true passion in life- music.Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand […]


Ralek Gracie Interview

By Adisa Banjoko / June 12, 2008

For the record, this interview happened before his cancelled grappling match with Cro-Cop. However it looks as if he will have a MMA match at Dream now anyway. Ralek Gracie is one of the latest to emerge from the new generation of the Gracie family. Not long ago, he became a new father. In this […]


FREE Chess and Grappling Exhibition to promote Non-violence April 12th in Menlo Park, CA

By Adisa Banjoko / April 6, 2008

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Teams with MMA Fighters Jake Sheilds and Ralek Gracie, RZA, Rakaa, IM Josh Waitzkin, for the “Mind Over Matter” Chess & Grappling Exhibition HHCF brings together top entertainers and fighters to inspire today’s youth IMMEDIATE RELEASESan Jose, CA March 19th 2008– The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) the world’s first non-profit fusing music, […]


VIDEO: HHCF Panel with Immortal Technique, JT The Bigga Figga & DLabrie w/ SF Youth

By Adisa Banjoko / March 16, 2008

Hey folks, These are clips from an amazing panel we did at John O’Connell High School in SF. You will hear some powerful things from these artists, and the youth. Enjoy and pass on: Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kni7XBxHYPY Pt. 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Awd85btgW8 Pt. 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTefYHKJJTk April 12th is the next HHCF event. We’re announcing on Tues….Much love […]


Josh Waitzkin Interview

By Adisa Banjoko / January 26, 2008

Classically Unorthodox: Inside the Mind of Chessmaster Josh WaitzkinAt six years old, Josh Waitzkin was one of the toughest chess players on earth. His creative and aggressive style made him one of the most feared American chess players ever. His style was a fusion of his years being raised by chess hustlers in New York’s […]


The Hip-Hop Chess Federation Honors The Queens Feb 16th 2007 in SF!!

By Adisa Banjoko / November 13, 2007

Dear Friend, As you know, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation recently hosted its 1st Chess Kings Invitational. It was a wonderful event that saw rappers and martial artists like RZA and Ralek Gracie square off head-to-head in chess. Our events fues music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. More than 500 people […]


1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational

By Adisa Banjoko / September 4, 2007

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation and the Makers of the Chessmaster Video Game Announce the 1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational Wu-Tang Clan, Ralek Gracie and DJ QBert Gather for All-Star Chess Tournament San Francisco – August 23, 2007 – The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF), an organization that uses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, […]


Historic Hip Hop, Chess & Life Strategies Exhibition and Tournament Creates New Friends and Rivalries in the Game of Kings

By Adisa Banjoko / February 26, 2007

San Jose CA, Feb 26th, 2007- Adisa Banjoko and Leo Libiran, founders of the Hip Hop Chess Federation is proud to announce the world’s first Hip-Hop & Chess Exhibition and Tournament was a huge success. Friday, February 23rd 2007 Banjoko hosted the first of many Hip Hop, Chess & Life Strategy Charity Exhibition and Tournament […]

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