Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Men on the Pole: Meet NAGA!

While at Pole Convention this summer, I was watching the tricks and spins battle and I saw a guy fully dressed in a suit pull off some crazy moves.  WHO is this guy?!  HOW is he doing that?!  It's no secret that men often have more upper body strength than women, so I've watched some guys muscle into moves that they maybe should not be doing.  But this guy...  He was so fun to watch.  I have some video of him, which I will post at the end of this interview.  In the meantime, meet Naga:

Men on the Pole have become a hot topic lately, and congratulations on being included in the most recent Pole Spin Magazine!  How long have you been pole dancing?

Since March 2011.

What first drew you to try it?

When I saw the “handspring” performed by dancer at restaurant in Tokyo.

Where do you take classes, or do you have your own studio?

Japan Pole Dance in Tokyo.

How do you describe your pole style?  Do you just like to trick or do you dance as well?

Just tricks.  I can not dance but now learning a bit…

What else do you do to keep your body in shape to pole?

Jogging, Gym, stretching at home.

Pole King Japan - Best Entertainer
I saw you do some tricks at PoleCon in a full suit.  How do you do that??

Many friends asked me same, then replied to them: “THE FORCE”  May the force be with you.  Just kidding!   I made antislip coating on the surface of pants.

How do you feel like pole has improved or changed your life?

I made many friends, who never have a chance to meet while working/private.  Young ladies, of course, and gay people, and also performers such as Natasha Wang, Christal Lai, Michelle Stanek are very friendly.  I've been to Gym near by my house for 9 years, I don’t have any friends, don’t know even instructors’ name.  Just go and do exercise only.  In fact, I don’t want to talk much during machine training.  But pole fitness is different, I can easily ask others why/how do the tricks or am asked by other student.  There is not generation gap between me and them as far as pole issue.

Iron X in Bali
Is there anything else you'd like us to know about your pole adventures?

Well, I did street poling and now planning to do street poling (Iron-X) at one of highest tower (currently under renovation).


Naga was also featured in Pole Spin Magazine recently.  Check out the issue HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a great pose you have given. You are looking so dashing. I enjoyed your video very much. Thank you very much..

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