Young Hot-shots at 44FESTIVAL WEST

At 44FESTIVAL WEST held in Osaka on the 19th December – Arata Imai using the Qilin came 2nd place, and Yuuki Nishisako using the Draupnir placed 3rd place.

Whilst known for being a top 1A player, Arata Imai has recently gained a considerable following for his 1A play. He performed an almost flawless 3 minute freestyle packed with world-class levels of originality. Arata is soon going to become a 1A heavyweight to look out for.

Yuuki Nishisako performed some very distinctive combos as well as some horizontal bangers cued skillfully to the music. It was an all round great freestyle and we expect that he’ll be replicating this form to place at regional contests this contest season!