Pen twirling takes great skill that can be achieved only by hard practice and determination. Though promoted by stars as famous as miss Iyo Matsumoto, it can be difficult to find pen twirling masters capable of teaching the sport. Hideaki Kondoh, who’s interest in pen twirling was sparked by a TV appearance by Iyo Matsumoto, struggled to learn: “I couldn’t help admiring her excellent performance, but I didn’t think I would try to spin a pen myself. There were no people who spun a pen in Bisai City…”
Hideaki’s hopes of pen twirling sprung up again after a chance meeting with a pen twirler who shared some lessons. After years of practice and pursuit, Hideaki has posted a web page to introduce the sport to new generations. There you will find short video clips demonstrating some of the many moves such as the normal, harmonic, and twisted sonic.
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