After a rousing Michael Jackson inspired dance performance, we were lucky to have the 3-time winner of the world yoyo championships Takahiko Hasegawa spend a session with us displaying his skills and sharing with us what it takes to be a world champion. He spoke about his determination to succeed, and the whopping 18 years of hard work he had put into his craft. The children and adults were amazed at the tricks he and the other yoyo masters who accompanied him were able to do, leaving us all with a strong encouraging feeling that anything is possible, provided that we put in the hard work and never give up. Mr Sayer in his closing speech spoke of his astonishment at some of the tricks he saw, saying “I have never seen a yoyo that comes off the string like that before.”
During his show, Takahiko Hasegawa selected three lucky members from the audience to participate in a competition. These were Mr Sayer, Nguyen Khanh Hoang (6V) and Tue Chan (6B). They were each given 5 minutes to learn from a yoyo master before displaying their newly learned skills on the big stage! Mr Sayer came away as the winner, but all three won fantastic prizes.
Watch the short video displaying a fraction of Taka's skill
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