Friday Flicks: Miss Pole Dance Japan 2012 – Yukari Makino

This week – pole dancing. Yes, you read correctly – pole dancing. Watch this video of the 2012 Miss Pole Dance Japan to understand why it's become an international competitive sport.

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This week – pole dancing. Yes, you read correctly – pole dancing. No longer just a thing for "dancers" in the nightclubs, pole dancing has become an international competitive sport. A combination of dancing and aerial acrobatics, pole dancing takes some serious body awareness, flexibility, strength, and core control. For proof, check out this amazing video of Yukari Makino, winner of Miss Pole Dance Japan 2012.