I can't forget a video that was posted here a while back where Daisuke met a famous Japanese ballet dancer and got some tips from him on posture and flexibility. What stuck out for me was the astounding self-confidence of the dancer and the deep humility, or lack of confidence, of Takahashi. It was like the ugly duckling visiting the swan or the peasant meeting the king. You'd never have known from the way he carried himself that Daisuke was a skating star. I believe this was right after he won Worlds.