Congratulations to Shu Takada, the 2019 World YoYo Champion in the Art + Performance Division! Takada also won the Artistic Award in the event.
The always amazing folks at Kuma Films have created another instant classic, this time with World YoYo Champion Shu Takada! Filmed in Japan, Kuma Films showcases one of the best members of our weird little sport with impeccable quality video and beautiful cinematography.
Be sure to subscribe to them on YouTube, and check out the rest of their channel for a TON of great skill toy videos.
World YoYo Champions Evan Nagao and Shu Takada are heading to England to promote YoYoFactory! Check them out this Saturday, January 19th! We’ll add more dates/stops as soon as we confirm.
Saturday, January 19th
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Westfield Shopping Centre
The best of the best, y’all. The always incredible Shu Takada is at it again, this time in a new video produced by Kazane Shimazaki, one of the most famous football freestylers in Japan.
Yoyos used are the YoYoFactory Loop 720.
It’s only February and Fist Salud already released the video of the year. Now what is everyone else supposed to do? I guess just kick back and enjoy watching 4x World Champion Shu Takada reinforce that he really is one of the most talented and creative yoyo players of all time.
Yoyos used are the YoYoFactory Loop 720 and an unnamed YoYoFactory prototype.
Shu Takada is one of the most talented yoyo players of his generation. Natural talent combined with thousands of hours of hard work have made him a World Champion several times over, but it’s his creativity and almost effortless trick delivery that keeps us coming back for more.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Loop 2020.
YoYoFactory and Heartbeat Media put together a new feature video of Shu Takada, filmed while he was visiting China for CYCC 2017. Shu has developed such an incredible amount of skill…watching him play 2A is watching someone at the very pinnacle of their game. Not a single movement wasted, and every transition leads to the most logical possible trick. Shu is a real inspiration to watch.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Loop 1080.
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.
Fist Salud consistently puts out some of the best videos in the scene, and with their new #playersweek series we’ve got a LOT to look forward to.
The first two videos in the series feature CLYW player Andrew Maider and YoYoFactory player Shu Takada, and every second is pure gold. Check ’em out!
Anyone else here feel like they could watch Shu Takada throw yoyos all day long? ‘Cause we do.
ALL. DAY. LONG.
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Shu-Ta.
YoYoFactory is releasing their much-loved looping yoyos, the Loop 1080, with LED lights! The Loop 1080 is easily one of the most advanced and most used looping yoyos on the market, and now we get it with lights? Hell yeah!
The YoYoFactory LED 1080 is releasing first at the 2015 World YoYo Contest, and at retailers soon afterwards.
Shu Takada has big plans in the works for this years World YoYo Contest and he’s definitely a top contender for the 2A Division, and one of the players that everyone will be watching. So does he really need a hype video right before Worlds? Probably not.
Are we going to watch the hell out of it anyway? Oh, absolutely.
This year’s World Yo-yo Contest in Tokyo just keeps getting better!
EDM duo FUTURE BOYZ will be performing at the contest venue on Saturday, as well as presenting a collaborative work with World Champion Shu Takada, and releasing a very limited edition of the YoYoFactory Loop 1080!
FUTURE BOYZ are signed to Avex, one of the biggest entertainment groups in Japan, and a powerhouse in the electronic music scene in Asia! They’ve toured internationally and recently performed at the Omotesando Apple Store, which is probably the coolest Apple store in the World.
Now take all of that and add Shu Takada’s usual insane yo-yo performance, and you get an unmissable show in Tokyo!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you throw a yo-yo contest party!