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RumbleFish
10-21-2011, 04:36 PM
The commentator was Machiko Yamada, her coach! :lol:

I had no idea it was her own coach. :lol: Talk about confronting the reality.

DELTA
10-21-2011, 04:42 PM
The commentator was Machiko Yamada, her coach! :lol:

She really said flutz? Does that mean that she's aware of the problem and may want to fix is in the future?

ChibiChibi
10-21-2011, 05:43 PM
She really said flutz? Does that mean that she's aware of the problem and may want to fix is in the future?

I thought very much all her students have flutz (i.e., Mao, Kanako, Shoma), so maybe that's how she teaches lutz and it's ok with her?? :lol:

burntBREAD
10-21-2011, 08:24 PM
I'm not sure if she said "flutz", but she said "inside edge".

babayaga
11-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Two NHK specials about Mao (from Mao forum):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3nD0eIIlG8&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2dfoMDZh30&feature=youtu.be

sleepypanda
11-08-2011, 04:17 AM
Kozuka and Takahashi's NHK specials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JBnCWCU1XU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQy5EvpjmYg (contains footage of when Kozuka worked with Kurt Browning back in September; around 4:22)

Speaking of Kurt, here's the clip where he tells Taka to keep telling himself he's a rockstar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-472VYBRjHA

kittyjake5
11-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Two NHK specials about Mao (from Mao forum):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3nD0eIIlG8&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2dfoMDZh30&feature=youtu.be


Kozuka and Takahashi's NHK specials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JBnCWCU1XU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQy5EvpjmYg (contains footage of when Kozuka worked with Kurt Browning back in September; around 4:22)

Speaking of Kurt, here's the clip where he tells Taka to keep telling himself he's a rockstar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-472VYBRjHA

Thank you so much!

Sylvia
11-09-2011, 03:09 AM
Cross-posting this Japan Times article link here because it also contains news about Miki Ando (besides the Mao Asada editorializing): http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111109it.html
Two excerpts:

Wise decision: Ando's announcement last week that she was going to sit out the entire season to recharge her batteries for Sochi was the right move.

After skating competitively nonstop for nearly 12 years, and coming off an absolutely incredible season, Ando consulted with coach Nikolai Morozov and arrived at the decision.

She will not skate in the Japan nationals in Osaka next month, and therefore won't be able to represent Japan at the world championships in Nice, France, next March.

The city of Fukuoka has stated its interest in hosting the 2013 Grand Prix Final, the last major event of the next Olympic season. The Japan Skating Federation was cool to the proposal, saying it would have to take into consideration the feasibility of holding the event outside of Tokyo.

sandra_persch
11-09-2011, 01:38 PM
I hope this is the right place to ask this question.

At the Open Berlin Championships help in Berlin, Germany last weekend a new girl skated and won the Junior Ladies Category

1 Minami HANASHIRO BSV92 BER 118.50 2 1

http://www.eissport-berlin.de/file/Protokoll_2012_OBM/CAT004RS.HTM

Has anyone heard of her before. I am wondering if she is the skater that was brought to Berlin to live and train after the earthquake & tsunami in Japan.

Sylvia
11-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Article about Shizuka Arakawa choreographing a FS to "Miss Saigon" for Shoko Ishikawa this season: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/T111108005337.htm

ioana
11-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Article about Shizuka Arakawa choreographing a FS to "Miss Saigon" for Shoko Ishikawa this season: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/T111108005337.htm

Shoko was already trying to be an Arakawa clone before, so I'm not sure how this would work out. It's good to hear Shizuka is starting to choreograph, though. It was nice to see her "getting" program presentation as she matured, so it would be nice if she can have the same effect on other skaters.

Sylvia
11-12-2011, 05:51 PM
In case anyone is wondering ;), David Wilson choreographed Daisuke Takahashi's short program according to this interview that was published on IN last month: Sochi remains ultimate goal for Takahashi (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111017&content_id=25694196&vkey=ice_news)

Sylvia
02-05-2012, 09:28 PM
New Haruka Imai article titled "Imai embraces change": http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/02/imai-embraces-change/

kittyjake5
02-07-2012, 08:39 PM
In case anyone is wondering ;), David Wilson choreographed Daisuke Takahashi's short program according to this interview that was published on IN last month: Sochi remains ultimate goal for Takahashi (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111017&content_id=25694196&vkey=ice_news)

Belated thanks Sylvia. I don't know how I missed this article. lol
Nice Haruka article. I am looking forward to seeing her develop, I like her a lot.

Sylvia
02-08-2012, 02:12 PM
I hope it's okay to post a couple of Four Continents preview articles about the Japanese skaters here in GSD (any competition articles links will likely be posted in the Kiss and Cry section of the forum).

Japan Times' preview with a focus on Mao Asada: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120208it.html
At the end is a mention of 2 new books on Takahiko Kozuka as well as:

"Beyond the Triple Axel," a 192-page tome authored by skating expert Yoshie Noguchi and issued by Shufunotomo, is an updated biography of 1989 world champion Midori Ito.

Mainichi Daily News preview with a focus on Daisuke Takahashi: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20120208p2g00m0sp129000c.html

ETA that I've also cross-posted these articles in the 2012 Four Continents forum in Kiss and Cry.