Interview with Yuka Sato (as a skater, commentator, choreographer, coach)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Aussie Willy, lemur, luenatic and 5 others like this.
  2. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Nice article. I see a great future for Yuka and Jason as coaches.
     
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing.
    The skaters who work with Yuka are very fortunate.
     
  4. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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    Interesting re Alissa - taking ownership of her life; something outside of skating is improving her consistency on the ice
     
  5. orbitz

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    Yuka sounds like a great coach and a great person.
     
  6. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

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    Sylvia, thanks for sharing, reut thanks for the interview!
     
  7. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I enjoyed this article!!
     
  8. Sugar64

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    Thank you!!!
     
  9. ChibiChibi

    ChibiChibi Active Member

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    Wonderful interview!! Thank you!
     
  10. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link! Excellent interview. I love Yuka.
     
  11. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    reut :respec:
     
  12. shirley

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    Great article...I remember having the chance to meet her briefly a couple years ago, and she comes off as very thoughtful and intelligent. It'll be so great to see Alissa and Jeremy on top at the National champs.
     
  13. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Great interview. I heart Yuka, and am so glad that she has been working with Taka, Jeremy, and Alissa.
     
  14. dinakt

    dinakt Well-Known Member

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    Brava, Reut, for the interview! And thank you, Sylvia, for cross- posting.
    The word which pops into mind while reading about the Sato family is "wisdom".
    I think Yuka Sato is poised to be the next great coach, and I am rooting for her all the way.
    Very interesting observations about Takahiko! I absolutely love his skating, and it was curious to me to see that they do not perceive him as " balletic', because his body awareness is just beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing him put his personality more and more forward. I also hope Yuka choreographes for him again- his SP's 2008/9 and 2009/10 were divine.
     
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  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    That was an excellent interview. Thank you for posting.
     
  16. Lacey

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    Yuka sounds like a very nice professional skating teacher.

    Loved the links to pictures where she is standing next to her dad at practices.
     
  17. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    Man, she really hasn't aged at all.
     
  18. maija

    maija Well-Known Member

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    Great interview and really interesting!
     
  19. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Great interview reut! Thanks for all of your work covering skating.

    As if I could like Yuka any more, she goes and gives this insightful interview. :)
     
  20. viennese

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    Great interview.
     
  21. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Me too! I truly adore all 4 of these skaters! In the case of Alissa, I was never a big fan of her skating before Sato/Dungjen, but I can now see a very noticeable improvement in her skating skills since working with Yuka/Jason full time and I can now appreciate her skating like I never could before. I'm completely blown away by the speed and confidence she generates now, which were always missing from her skating before.
     
  22. DreamSkates

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    Yuka - always has been one of my favorites.
     
  23. skateboy

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    What an intelligent, unassuming former world champion. Love her!