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My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK

My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK


Translator: Joseph Geni
Reviewer: Morton Bast When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything. One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick,
it looked like this: (Laughter) I couldn’t even do the simplest trick, but it was very natural for me, because I was not dextrous,
and hated all sports. But after one week of practicing, my throws became more like this: A bit better. I thought, the yo-yo
is something for me to be good at. For the first time in my life, I found my passion. I was spending all my time practicing. It took me hours and hours a day
to build my skills up to the next level. And then, four years later,
when I was 18 years old, I was standing onstage
at the World YoYo Contest. And I won. I was so excited. “Yes, I did it! I became a hero. I may get many sponsors, a lot of money, tons of interviews,
and be on TV!” I thought. (Laughter) But after coming back to Japan, totally nothing changed in my life. (Laughter) I realized society
didn’t value my passion. So I went back to my college and became a typical Japanese worker
as a systems engineer. I felt my passion,
heart and soul, had left my body. I felt I was not alive anymore. So I started to consider what I should do, and I thought, I wanted to make
my performance better, and to show onstage
how spectacular the yo-yo could be to change the public’s image of the yo-yo. So I quit my company and started a career
as a professional performer. I started to learn classic ballet,
jazz dance, acrobatics and other things to make my performance better. As a result of these efforts,
and the help of many others, it happened. I won the World YoYo Contest again
in the artistic performance division. I passed an audition for Cirque Du Soleil. Today, I am standing on the TED stage with the yo-yo in front of you. (Applause) What I learned from the yo-yo is, if I make enough effort with huge passion, there is no impossible. Could you let me share my passion with you through my performance? (Applause) (Water sound) (Music) (Music ends) (Applause) (Music) (Music ends) (Applause) (Applause ends) (Music) (Applause)

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Respect from bangladesh broh💪💪💪💞💞💗💓💓💕💕💞💞💝

street fighter:hahaha a yoyo what you gonna do with that amuse me?
Me:starts throwing a wooden yoyo into his face
Street fight:…

There's 9.1K thumbs down? That's 9.1K jealous people! The only other reason why there would be so many thumbs down is, there's 9.1K people who just like to hate everything!

凄いな。日本人で自分の言いたいことしっかり英語にして伝えてるの。こういう(喋る)場を儲けないと上達はせんわな。英語教育見直せ日本(急に)

私の知ってるヨーヨーはこんなんじゃない・・・

I am Japanese
But I couldn't understand how to play like this🤣

うわブラックさん懐かしい!数年前にイクスピアリでパフォーマンス見て少しの会話とツーショット写真撮った事がありましたね。
その時にブラックさんから買ったヨーヨーは私の数少ない宝物かもしれません。シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユに入った内容に新しく刀音とのシンクロ演技カッコイイ♪ この動画6年前のものですが、この年になってオススメに出てきて、なにか縁を感じてしまいます。また貴方のパフォーマンスが見れて、
心が踊りました。
シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユも凄いですが、海外でこんな大きいな舞台を1人で任され緊張の様子も無く、パフォーマンスをこなす姿はまさにプロフェッショナルですね!
今もなお
『好きを貫く』を体現した存在
で在られる事を願っています。
また会いたいな♪

扇子捨てんのかい!ヨーヨーを極めてる人にしか、この面白さは伝わらないでしょ。俺から見ると無駄に過激な音楽が流れてただけなんだけど

He is really good. put really? He lose his jop OK I'm anderstand he love play with yoyo put really he is lose his jop. This is a dangerous thing to do. Put he get what he wants thats good go work to your dream

I know yoyos are dead now, but I still wanna have one with me, since they could make good mid-ranged weapons 😀

Dây yoyo của người ta bền vkl, dây yoyo chỗ t dắt chó đi bộ cũng đứt

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