There is no way to overstate that 44Clash is one of the coolest yoyo contests to ever exist. No matter how cool you might think it is, it’s actually cooler than that in person.
Daiki Tanaka – mowl Surveillance
Daiki Tanaka rips through some absolutely beautiful tricks in this new video from mowl. These folks always put out some of the most incredible videos, and it’s great to see Daiki’s talent showcased so perfectly.
Yoyo used the mowl Surveillance.
Takumi Hakamata – May 2018
YoYoRecreation dropped a fantastic player feature video for team member Takumi Hakamata, featuring some solid off-string play. Good stuff!
Yoyo used is the YoYoRecreation C-Nine.
Takeshi Matsuura at Asakusa
Seven-time World YoYo Champion and nine-time Japan National Champion Takeshi Matsuura is one of the greatest yoyo players who has ever lived, and every minute you spend watching a video from him is a really good life decision.
Yoyo used is the Turning Point Colony.
Road To 44Festival
Ryosuke Kawamura posted a great video from the most recent 44Festival event, showcasing exactly what you’d expect from a contest like this: great tricks and loads of fun!
44Festa vol.25 – Freestyle Winners
Check out the top winners from the recent 44Festa vol.25 event. Amazing talent, as always.
1st Place – Hajime Miura
2nd Place – Takumi Hakamata
3rd Place – Daiki Tanaka
4th Place – Tomohiko Zanka
5th Place – Akira Kato
FIST SALUD Presents: 44 FESTA vol.23 Yo-Yo Trick Compilation
Fist Salud brings us one of the most consistently awesome things you can possible hope for: another compilation of yoyo tricks from a 44 Festa event!
Daigo Komiya – 5A May
Daigo Komiya slides in a little something right at the end of the month for 5A May. Nice work!
Yoyo used is the One Drop Chik.
FIST SALUD Presents: FESTA vol.22
There are few yoyo contests in the world that are more consistently fun and awesome than 44Festa. It’s a chance for some of the best players in Japan to relax a little and get silly, and as we all know that’s often when some of the coolest stuff happens. Check out Fist Salud’s massive trick dump from 44Festa vol. 22!
HamaCon 2017 Winners
Video is up from the 2017 Hamamatsu YoYo Contest, better known as HamaCon, yet another amazing contest in Japan that brings out some of the absolute best talent on the island!
Check out video of the winners below, and head over to YoYoVideoArchive to check out a TON more amazing freestyles from the event.
1A Champion – Ryuichi Nakamura
2A Champion – Shu Takada
X Division Champion – Rei Iwakura
Team Division Champions – Ishihara Dai Circus
2017 Japan National YoYo Contest
Japan Nationals is one of the biggest National events in the world, and it’s frequently a really good look at the players who will be at the top of their divisions in that year’s World YoYo Contest. If you’ve never been, I HIGHLY recommend it.
The 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest will be held from June 17th to 18th at Sakura Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo.
This year marks the 19th annual Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. During that time it has evolved from a small contest in a local community center with around 50 in attendance, to its current size of 600-800 in professional convention halls and auditoriums throughout Japan in recent years. JN is arguably one of the most competitive yo-yo contests in the world, which makes it an incredibly exciting event to attend in-person. Among those fighting for this year’s five national titles are many former and current national and world champions. See your heroes up close and personal and cheer them on for the win!
This year, in addition to the 1-5A Championship Divisions, Women’s, Over 40, Team, and Compulsory Trick divisions, we are happy to announce a brand new International Open Freestyle (IOF) division! This division is open only to players who are not Japanese citizens, nor residents of Japan, so if you’re visiting for JN this is your chance to share the stage with top Japanese players and perform in front of one of the best yo-yo audiences in the world.
Whether you’re ready to get in on the action, or just want to cheer on and interact with your favorite players, we warmly invite you to attend the 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. See you in Tokyo!
Future Boyz – Throw Down with MK
Japanese EDM group Future Boyz (you might remember them from their appearance at the 2015 World YoYo Contest) just dropped a new video for their song “Throw Down with MK” and yeah…it’s a straight up yoyo video. The music video features Shaqler, because they are amazing, as well as stage footage of a pile of different players from the recent THROWDOWN contest in Japan. I’m always excited to see our scene get some love…huge thanks to Future Boyz for shining a light on some of the best players in our scene.
Featuring Shaqler (John Ando, Atsushi Yamada, Shu Takada), Ann Connolly, Tessa Piccillo, Hajime Miura, Marcus Koh, Ben Conde, Carlos Braun, and Paul Kerbel.
Komodo In Tokyo
Recess finally dropped the new Komodo, a signature model for Indonesian yoyo champion Ahmad Kharisma! Players have been waiting patiently for the Komodo to be available and to celebrate the release we’ve got a new video from Recess team members Kenta Kushiro, Shota Saga, and Kazuki Morii.
Yoyo used is the Recess Komodo.
FIST SALUD Presents: FESTA vol.21 Yo Yo Trick Compilation
Fist Salud brings us another jaw-dropping trick compilation from 44Festa! The 21st volume of 44Festa took place on January 14th and, as usual, the talent at the event was just amazing with plenty of players honing their freestyles for upcoming JYYF regional events. Every trick in this 6-minute video is worth a look. Enjoy!
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