Check out this yoyo player’s appearance on Korean TV show “Hello Counselor” for his, uh, yoyo addiction. Amazing.
Mexican YoYo Association players Isaac Kanarek, Betty Gallegos, Orlando Abrajan, and Mauricio Calvo had a great appearance on Mexican television show “Sabadazo”. As with many Mexican television shows, the hosts were three beautiful women, one who was rapping, and a guy in clown makeup acting like a lunatic.
I wonder if American TV looks this crazy in Mexico? 😉
Congrats to the MYYA players on a great appearance and some solid press for the Mexican yoyo scene!
Thanks to our friends at Rewind for giving us some explanation on this one! The yoyoing starts around 0:56.
On the September 16, 2013, broadcast of channel Fuji TV’s popular program SMAPxSMAP, actor Hugh Jackman appeared on the program to promote his new movie “The Wolverine” (titled “Wolverine: Samurai” here in Japan).
In the popular Bistro SMAP segment, he admitted that he happened to have been a yoyo champion when he was 10 years old. Jackman got out a yoyo (allegedly a Hyper YoYo MonsterShell) and proceeded to impress the members of SMAP with his proficiency at tricks such as Walk the Dog, Rock the Baby, and Loop the Loop.
Particularly impressive was the number of solid inside loops Jackman was able to perform on such a basic fixed axle yo-yo! We can only hope to see some more of his yo-yo skills on the other stops of his PR tour.
In the summer 2013 a crew of kendama players from USA, Canada and Denmark went to Japan to hang out with friends, learn about Japanese culture, meet players and participate in competitions.
As part of their trip they went to Kendama Rock Café and a TV crew showed up.
KROM Kendama x Kendama.dk, Terra, Gloken, Kendama USA
I can’t wait to see all the kendama haters complain about this post on Facebook. Ha ha, you guys…seriously? Calm down.
Harrison Lee is in the news AGAIN! This time with a great segment on Global TV BC Morning News!
Harrison is possibly the most relaxed and polished yo-yo player I have seen on the news!
My interview on Global TV by morning news anchors, Steve Darling and Sophie Lui, talking about my latest yoyo tricks, my fundraiser for Calgary and upcoming competitions!
The Nagoya-based CBC TV has a niece piece on Japan Nationals, held in the city last week.
There’s some of the usual “the yo-yo is not what it used to be”, but there are some quite interesting bits on Tatsuya Fujisaka and Izuru Hasumi’s lives outside of yo-yoing.
A rare glimpse into the production and development of YoYoRecreation products is also provided, with a brief visit to the machine shop, and a close look at YoYoRecreation’s titanium yo-yo prototype, complete with Tatsuya Fujisaka testing a freshly-turned piece wearing his everyday suit.
And as a bonus, courtesy of YouTube’s translated subtitles, here’s your bad yoyo translation of the week:
Multiple-time World Champion Hiroyuki Suzuki will be on Korean TV show “Star King” on February 23rd.
According to kstyle.com, Mickey will be performing with Korean pop girl group KARA, yoyoing to their chart-topper song “Pandora”. Singers Park Gyu-ri and Kang Ji-young will also show their yo-yo skills, with mixed levels of success.
Expect the segment to be available on Star King’s YouTube channel shortly after it airs.