At the Homeland Jam last July 2009, two of the Funk Assassins - Hiroto & Slim Boogie - dominated the 2-on-2 poppin' contest and took first place in the finals. You can see a clip of the action here:
One of the strongest poppers out there is Keumsae, another Funk Assassin originally from South Korea, who won first place at the 1-on-1 poppin' contest at the GCS Santa Ana store this past Saturday, January 16, 2010. She took on several poppers in earlier rounds before facing off against Warlock and Johnny 5 (both Funny Bones crew members) in the finals. You can check her out in a prelim round here:
Funk Assassins is developing as a strong poppin' crew with their battle experience. You can see influences from OGs like Tabo on their dimestopping and intricate hitting techniques. We're hoping to see more of the crew members mentioned above as well as the rest of the Funk Assassins on the battle/contest circuit soon.